July 12, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Drugs, cash seized by authorities

Deputies from the Wilkes County Sheriff's Officeand agents from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and the Richmond Co. Drug Task Force arrested three people and seized drugs, cash, and a weapon last week in Wilkes County. More...

Washington has a blast on 4th

The people of Wilkes County and surrounding areas maintained their reputation as folks who really know how to celebrate the birthday of their nation, as some 8,000 to 10,000 jammed The Square and streets for blocks around to see the annual display More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

'Way out' letter arrives

B arbara Chase of Washington Plantation Bed and Breakfast gave her husband Tom an automated weather station for his June birthday. More...

Opinions

Gunsmoke

This should bring back some fond memories. Back in the 1950s when the television program "Gunsmoke" started it was on Sunday night right about the time that most church services were ending. More...

Book Review

A Spot of Bother By MARK HADDON

Mark Haddon's previous novel, "the international bestseller" (as the publicity likes to say) was The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night- Time. One can tell from the titles that the writer has a distinctive sense of humor. More...

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Sports

All-Stars win District 6 championship, will play in state tourney starting Sat.

The Washington-Wilkes Girls' All-Star Softball Team will play at the state tournament in Rockmart, Georgia, beginning July 14, as a result of winning the District Six championship here last week. The team will play on Sunday, July 15 at 3 p.m. More...

Craycraft wins Invitational for 4th time to join Jones as winningest players ever

Billy Craycraft proved once again that he's the man to beat in the annual Amos Martin Invitational Golf Classic. More...

Worship

Presbyterian church sets 'Bible Reef' VBS for July 15 thru 19

All children ages four through 11 are invited to cool off with a dip in "The Great Bible Reef" at the Washington Presbyterian Church's Vacation Bible School program. More...

Young Baptists attending CentriKid

A group of children and three leaders from the Washington First Baptist Church left Monday to attend CentriKid, a camp experience designed to "grab kids' attention and capture their hearts through high-energy worship, interactive, kid-friendly Bibl More...

Don't Forget

Don't forget

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Area I Women's Softball League is recruiting women 18 years or older to form a women's softball team to join the league which includes Elbert, Lincoln, Wilkes, More...

Washington City Council considers movie filming, old cemetery survey

A full house of spectators again attended Monday evening's regular July meeting of the Washington City Council, unfazed by the change in meeting time to 6 p.m. More...

District 10 runoff election is Tuesday, early voting available through Friday

Early voting for Tuesday's runoff continues this week until Friday afternoon, and registered voters are reminded that even if they didn't vote in the special election last month, they may vote in the runoff. The election, between Republicans Dr. More...

Filmmakers returning to Washington/Wilkes; auditions for extras set for Tuesday 7-9 p.m.

Local acting hopefuls get one more chance to audition for the movie "Deception," which is set to filmin Washington and Wilkes County later this month, as citizens prepare for a little inconvenience with roads and streets closed for the filming. More...

News

Valedictorian visits with governor

Jessica Watson, a 2007 graduate of Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School (center), was honored at a special reception held at the Governor's Mansion for Georgia's valedictorians on June 9. More...

W-WCHS Future Business Leaders get $1000 Wal-Mart matching grant

The Future Business Leaders of America of Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School has been awarded a $1,000 Sam Walton Community Matching Grant by WalMart/Sam's Club. More...

Restoration efforts underway

Bill Bennett, chairman of the North Alexander School Association (NASA), was the guest speaker at the regular meeting of the Washington Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, July 7. More...

Letters

Animal shelter is not a place for play

TO THE EDITOR: Summertime is here again… Kids are out of school looking for things to keep themselves entertained. More...

Community participation makes celebration incredible

TO THE EDITOR: Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!! I could never say it enough to the businesses and people of Wilkes County, for their generous donations to the fireworks Celebration Fund. We raised $10,226.28! That is incredible! More...

Outpouring of hospitality makes visit here a blessed experience

TO THE EDITOR: A magazine article about a fully restored turn-of-the-century hotel in Washington, Georgia, made us start looking for a map of Georgia. Where in the world was Washington? Was there anything in Washington besides the hotel? More...

Obituaries

Mary Lou Harrison Stewart

Graveside services for Mary Lou Harrison Stewart, 75, of Washington, will be held Thursday, July 12, 2007, at 11 a.m. in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington, with Rev. Terry Casper officiating. She died Tuesday, July 10. Mrs. More...

Henry Doriesen

Funeral services for Henry "Big Henry" Doriesen, 75, of Washington were held Friday, June 29, 2007, at Marks Tabernacle Baptist Church with Rev. Lance Pitts officiating. Interment was in Resthaven Cemetery. More...

Florence Elizabeth Turpin Ingram

Funeral services for Florence Elizabeth Turpin Ingram, 71, of Big Cedar Road, Washington, were held Monday, July 2, 2007, at the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church with Rev. Fran Connell officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Personalities

Kara, Kaci Gammon celebrate fourth birthday on June 23

Kara and Kaci Gammon, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Craig Gammon, celebrated their fourth birthday on June 23. The sisters celebrated with a garden party theme at Tignall Baptist Church Family Life Center. More...

Harper Smith honored at Teddy Bear Picnic party

Harper Elizabeth Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Trey Smith of Washington, celebrated her first birthday with a Teddy Bear Picnic on June 23 at her home. Her birthday was June 19. More...

Jenny Brown and David Reville united in marriage on June 2

Jenny Brown of Washington and David Reville of Tignall exchanged wedding vows in a lovely doublering ceremony Saturday, June 2, at fiveo'clock in the afternoon at Clark Station Baptist Church in Tignall. Rev. Clayton Sanders of Stephens officiated. More...