July 5, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Small business owners get business info at Chamber of Commerce, PDA workshop

Local small-business owners and entrepreneurs from around the area packed the ballroom of the Fitzpatrick Hotel Thursday to get expert advice and business information. More...

More DUIs and license problems top June's round up of law enforcement

Driving under the influence and driving on revoked or suspended licenses were again the most common offenses during the month of June, but arrests for property crimes continue in both city and county. More...

Amos Martin Invitational Golf Tourney's 80th tee-off set for Saturday at Washington-Wilkes Country Club

After Billy Craycraft's amazingly incredible comeback win in last year's Amos Martin Invitational, the stage is set for him to catch up to the tournament's only four-time winner, Bobby Jones. More...

Artists sought for fall ARTFEST; juried event set to award $1,750

The Washington-Wilkes Arts Foundation is seeking artists to participate in its Fall ARTFEST on November 3. Artists from school age and up from Georgia and beyond are invited to apply. More...

Concert on July 7 to benefit families struck by tragedy

Award-winning country music artist T. Graham Brown will perform a benefit for two area families Saturday, July 7, in Elberton. The concert, set for 8 p.m. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Flower keepers set good example

S acajawea "Key" Fanning of Washington-Wilkes is a 1994 graduate of Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School. As a student at the University of Georgia in 1995, Key misplaced her high school class ring. More...

Opinions

Identity theft

The devil and all his powers of evil are out to kill, steal, and destroy everyone good and everything good, because he is evil and he hates good. He stirs up trouble eve he and his gang of thugs go. More...

Book Review

Harbor By LORRAINE ADAMS

When is a terrorist not a terrorist? In these days of Homeland Security and fear of those who may wish us harm, it's troubling and thought-provoking to read about a young man who intends no harm, but who cannot seem to win through to peace. More...

Vox Pop

We still enjoy many freedoms in the United States of America. Do you think the people are as free as the founding fathers intended, or do you think our freedoms are eroding due to politics and fear-based policies? What are your reasons? More...

Don't Forget

Don't forget

Mt. Nebo Gospel Choir of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, Metasville, has rescheduled its 40th anniversary celebration. The program will be Saturday, August 11, 3 p.m. . More...

Landowners say proposed pipeline damages land simply to increase foreign oil companies' profits

Landowners in Wilkes and surrounding counties affected by the proposed Elba III natural gas pipeline have issued a scathing response to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, describing t More...

Robert Toombs House thanks Ingles

Dressed for her long-time role as volunteer docent for the Robert Toombs House State Historic Site, intern Jenny Lindsey presents a letter of thanks to Michael Wylie, customer service supervisor for Ingles supermarket in Washington. More...

Miss Wilkes County pageant for all ages set for Sept. 29

Wilkes County will crown Miss Wilkes County in several age groups in a big, county-wide pageant set for September 29. More...

New school: from a hayfieldto a construction site

The site of the new Wilkes County middle and high schools has been transformed from a hayfieldto a construction site, beginning a two-year project. More...

Early runoff voting starts Mon., July 9 and runs thru Fri.

Early voting begins Monday, July 9 for the July 17 runoff election to fillthe U.S. District 10 Congressional District seat in Washington left empty by the death of Charlie Norwood in February. More...

Thunder over Thurmond display set for Saturday at Highway 378

Lincoln and McCormick Counties invite the public to bring their boat, lawn chairs, American pride, and enjoy the 6th annual Thunder Over Thurmond Fireworks on Saturday, July 7. The fireworks display on Lake Thurmond will begin at 9:30 p.m. More...

News

Having a ball on all the new stuff

Children at Washington Heights enjoying a new playground and new equipment are (from left to right) Deondra Barksdale. Alkierra Davis, Destiny Barnes. More...

Youth group attends Weekend WOW

The older youth group of the Fishing Creek Baptist Church attended Weekend WOW at the Georgia Baptist Conference Center in Toccoa. More...

Bailey-Latimer reunion to be held August 4

A Bailey-Latimer and allied families (Bell, Callaway, Leroy, etc.) reunion is planned for August 4 in the ballroom of the Fitzpatrick Hotel in Washington. An informal gathering for those arriving early will be held Friday night, August 3. More...

Worship

28 children attend Bible School at Fishing Creek Baptist

Vacation Bible School was held at Fishing Creek Baptist Church June 18-22 with Tara George as director and Patty Durham, assistant. Twenty-eight children attended each night. More...

Old-fashioned Bible School held at Mallorysville

Vacation Bible School was held at Mallorysville Baptist Church June 4-8 with supper served each night. An old-fashioned Bible school was held, directed by Vivie Ann Wilson and Dianne Compton. More...

Annual revival at Mark's Tabernacle set July 30-Aug. 3

Mark's Tabernacle Baptist Church, Lexington Avenue, Washington, will have its annual revival services July 30 through August 3. Services will begin at 7:30 p.m. each evening. There will be a different speaker each evening. Rev. More...

Personalities

Dorminy is valedictorian at McIntosh County Academy

Josh Dorminy of Darien, Georgia, was named valedictorian for the McIntosh County Academy class of 2007. He delivered the Valedictory address for his class in the graduation ceremony on May 25. More...

New Beginnings

Madison Claire Wheatley Crystal and Greg Wheatley of Washington announce the birth of their daughter, Madison Claire, on Sunday, June 24, at Trinity Hospital in Augusta. Madison weighed 7 lbs. 9ozs. and was 20 ½ inches long. More...

Pharr family honored at baby shower June 23

The Darren Pharr family was honored on Saturday evening, June 23, with a baby shower at the home of Dr. and Mrs. William C. Branan on Poplar Drive. Assisting the Branans in hosting the event were Mr. and Mrs. Brad Sheffieldof Athens. More...