July 12, 2007 RSS feed / 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...

'Back 2 School' fest set Sat., July 21 at Booker playground

A "Back 2 School Festival" will be held on Saturday, July 21, at the Reese J. Booker Playground on Whitehall Street in Washington. The activities will begin at 4 p.m.. More...

Diabetic supporters to meet at hospital Thursday, July 19

The Diabetic Support Group will meet in the library at the Wills Memorial Hospital at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 19. Dr. Scott Lind and Lisa Eskew, LPN, of the Wills Memorial Hospital Specialty Center will be the speakers. More...

Tiger grad Trey Berry earns scholarship from Wal-Mart/Sam's

Richard Trey Berry, a 2007 honor graduate of Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School, was awarded a $1,000 Sam Walton Community Scholarship by Wal-Mart/ Sam's Club, Inc. More...

Director reports increasing tourism

Ashley Barnett (right), Tourism Director for Washington-Wilkes, was the guest speaker at the regular meeting of the Washington Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, July 3. More...

'Beep-beep, lady'; Wilkes native feeds N.M. road runners

Brenda (Moochie) Weber, a former resident of Washington now living in New Mexico, read in The OfficeCat about her escapades with road runners (birds) at her home in New Mexico and sent us these pictures. More...

GSP troopers work 8 crashes, 1 death in Wilkes last month

State Troopers from the Washington Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated eight traffic crashes during the month of June in Wilkes County. More...

Christina Wilson is spring graduate of Athens Technical

Christina Wilson, a Presidential Scholar, graduated from Athens Technical College during comme ncement exercises Satu rday, June 16. The comme ncement was held at the Classic Center in Athens. Her major was personal service and cosmetology. More...

Tignall News

In the early part of last week, President Bush entertained Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Bush estate in Kennebunkport, Maine. More...

Aonia News

Rev. and Mrs. Jim Newsome returned to their home in Vero Beach, Fla., after visiting his mother, Mrs. Jenelle Newsome, several days last week. They all visited Mr. and Mrs. Jamie Newsome and Anna in Martinez several times. More...

Advance Auto Parts opens store here; sets new standard for hours, services

A dozen Wilkes County residents have new jobs at the new Advance Auto Parts store which opened its doors in Washington at last week. 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...

'Colors of Cancer' art show set July 13, 14, 15 in Watkinsville

The first annual Colors of Cancer, an art exhibition to benefit the Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support in Athens, will be held at the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation in Watkinsville on July 13, 14, and 15. More...

Proceeds will benefit children, youth

Bob Anderson of Tignall was the winner of the Kiwanis Pedal Plane raffle at Wednesday night's drawing. Anderson's ticket was drawn from a large number of ticket holders right before the Fourth of July fireworks display on The Square. More...

Faith & Aging conference set August 17 at Augusta's FBC

The CSRA Regional Development Center Area Agency on Aging, in collaboration with CSRA CARENET, an affiliate of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving, will host the 4th Annual Faith & Aging Conference on Friday, August 17, 2007, at First Bapt More...

Five die across Georgia over 4th; GSP says traffic lighter statewide

Five traffic deaths were reported across Georgia during the 30-hour July Fourth holiday travel period. The Georgia State Patrol also reported 806 traffic crashes and 161 injuries between 6 p.m. Tuesday and midnight, July Fourth. More...

'Manners that Matter' published during National Etiquette Week

Here are some more "Manners That Matter" as printed in the Athens Banner-Herald in observance of National Etiquette Week. Practice cell phone civility. The cell phone is a great communication tool. More...

A.H. Stephens pool sets new hours for summer swimming

The A.H Stephens State Park swimming pool will be closed Monday-Thursday and open Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m, and Sundays 1-5 p.m starting July 19 until August 1. Beginning August 1, the pool will be open only on Saturdays 10 a.m. More...

Candler-Strother family reunion set for Sun., July 15

The Candler-Strother family reunion will be held Sunday, July 15, at the Lincoln Center in Lincolnton, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Those attending should bring covered dishes and be prepared to make a small contribution towards the cost of the reunion. More...

Tyrone News

The summer 2007 is really passing. Looks like there has been no time since school turned out for the holidays. More...

Lundberg News

There will be no fifth Sunday covered dish meal this month at Clifford's Grove Baptist Church. Our annual revival will begin August 12. Be making plans to join us then for homecoming that day. More...

Market Days returns to Washington as big street festival set for October

Market Days are returning to Washington, bigger and better than ever. The Washington Farmers Market, in collaboration with Washington First LLC, has announced the Market Days Street Festival 2007, slated for October 27 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. More...

Distaff 'Odd Couple' set for Little Theater July 27 thru Aug. 4

The Washington Little Theater is preparing to stage the Female version of Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple" starting July 27. Director Bolton Lunceford has assembled an able cast starring Cindy Barrow and Elaine Filipiak. More...