July 26, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Marion Tutt Jr. is first to enter race for Council District 1 seat

With the announced opening of qualifying for seats on the Washington City Council, the first candidate has tossed his hat into the ring. More...

Washington-Wilkes gets nine new teachers

Nine new teachers attended orientation this week at the Wilkes County Board of Education. More...

Turnout promises to be 'wonderful' for Miss Wilkes Co. Pageant set for Sept. 29

Young ladies from all over Wilkes County are filling out their entry forms to try for the crowns of Miss Wilkes County and Little Miss Wilkes County Wilkes County The big, county-wide pageant set for September 29 at the Pope Convention Center. More...

Signup for next GED testing set August 2 at ALC

Mandatory signup for the next GED testing will be Thursday, Aug. 2 in the Wilkes County Adult Learning Center. GED tests will be given in Washington on August 9 and 10 in the Fellowship Hall of the First United Methodist Church. More...

The Sandwich Shop opens on Square

Joined by Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce members, employees, and friends, Bruce and Paula Fitzgerald cut the ceremonial ribbon opening The Sandwich Shop. More...

W-WAF is looking for artists to show in ARTFEST for '07

With just three months to go, the Washington-Wilkes Arts Foundation is seeking additional artists to participate in their Fall ARTFEST on November 3. Artists from school age and up from Georgia and beyond are invited to apply. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

You can't buy MY tomatoes

R obin Booker, Washington- Wilkes school teacher, says that one of her goals for this summer was to ride a train. More...

Opinions

Highway to Hell

There is a popular gospel song that says, "Oh, it's a highway to Heaven and none can walk up there but the pure in heart!" Well the internet for many has become the highway to hell. More...

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Book Review

Johnathan Strange and Mr. Norrell By SUSANNA CLARKE

A headline for a review of this book called it "Hogwarts for Grown-Ups." A Harry Potter fan might have a little trouble with that definition. What the two have in common is an emphasis on magic, of course. More...

Obituaries

Judy Martin Duke

Graveside services for Judy Martin Duke, 84, of East Robert Toombs Avenue, Washington, were held Saturday, July 21, 2007, in Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Albert W. Huyck Jr. officiating. She died Friday at Wilkes Health Care Center. More...

Gary H. Smith

Graveside services for Gary H. Smith, 60, of Warrenton were held Sunday, July 8, 2007, at the Johnson Cemetery in Warren County with Rev. Bryant D. Neal officiating. He died Thursday, July 5, at the University Hospital, Augusta. More...

Henry M. Hopkins

A memorial service for Henry M. Hopkins of Athens will be held Saturday, July 28, 2007, at the Forest Heights Baptist Church, Athens, at 11 a.m. Mr. Hopkins died at his residence on July 2. More...

Personalities

A Year Later:

with one goal accomplished, Sarah Hyatt looks ahead to more

Saturday, June 23, marked one year since Sarah Lynn Hyatt was involved in an accident that drastically changed her last year of high school. More...

Personal Mention

l Anna and Caroline Gentry of Athens are visiting several days with their grandparents, Susan and Edward Pope Jr. More...

Blackmons celebrate 60th anniversary with family party

The home of Steve and Eleanor Blackmon on North Alexander Avenue was the scene of a family house party over the weekend honoring the couple's 60th wedding anniversary. The couple was married June 25, l947. More...

Fitzpatrick changes hands; no major shakeup in store

Guillaume and Sokun Slama, whose Lafayette Manor Inn has changed the face of Washington's bed and breakfast scene, will now apply their touch to the Fitzpatrick Hotel. And yes, the popular Sunday buffet is safe. More...

Chamber gets $18,526 matching grant to help attract more tourism to Wilkes

The Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce has received matching grant for $18,526 to help attract more tourist dollars to Wilkes County businesses. More...

Broun will report to Congress after opponent concedes race

Former Senator Jim Whitehead conceded the close 10th District runoff Tuesday after learning that a recount could take another week, clearing the way for the election's surprise winner to take his hard-won officethis week as U.S. Rep. More...

'Deception' continues shooting with little disruption of traffic

Parts of Washington and Wilkes County again become a movie location this week and next, and as before, drivers will be inconvenienced with road and street closing as filming for "Deception" runs through July 31. More...

A step toward a brighter future

Dr. Mark Melton speaks to his students at the Wilkes Pre-Release Center as they graduate from a 12-week Middle Georgia Technical College course in Business Customer Service Technology. Athens Technical College Vice President Dr. More...

Methodists to sponsor Hart in concert here September 22

Christian singer Melanie Hart will be in concert on The Square in Washington Saturday, September 22, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. sponsored by First United Methodist Church in Washington. More...

New manufacturer growing in Wilkes

Construction workers erect a new skin on a building at the old International Paper site in preparation for CFM, LLC's new 140,000 square-foot production facility in Washington. More...

News

Powell will speak on outpatient clinic at Tea 'n' Learn today

Wills Memorial Hospital will host a Tea and Learn Friday, July 27, at 2:30 p.m. in the hospital cafe. Kelly Powell, RN, is the featured speaker. She will be speaking on the benefits and services offered in the Outpatient Surgery Clinic. More...

County Line plans 210th homecoming for Sunday, Aug. 5

County Line Baptist Church will be celebrating its 210th homecoming Sunday, August 5, at 11 a.m. The annual covered dish and barbecue meal will be served in the fellowship hall following the morning service. Rev. Albert W. Huyck Jr. 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...

Letters

Disgraceful park reflects what city thinks

TO THE EDITOR: Over the Fourth of July holiday, I took my niece and nephews to Simpson Park on Liberty Street and was appalled at the current condition of this once fairly decent park. More...

Sports

Lift-a-thon is Saturday; reserve tickets on sale

As summer begins to wane and the opening of the 2007-2008 school year looms, Tiger football players have already been hard at work preparing for the beginning of practice for the coming season. More...

All-Stars finish fourth in state in tournament action last week

The Washington-Wilkes All-Star Girls softball team finished in 4th place in the Little League state softball tournament in Rockmart last week. More...

Girls in grades 9-12 encouraged to try out for W-W softball team

Tryouts for the 2007 Varsity Tiger girls softball team will begin next Wednesday, August 1 at 6 p.m. at Ashley Park. All girls in grades 9-12 are encouraged to attend. More...

Worship

Word Bible Study's 11th annual outreach tent service set Aug. 25

The Word Bible Study Class will have its 11th annual outreach tent service Saturday, August 25, on the vacant lot at 415 Lexington Avenue, Washington. The service will begin at 11 a.m. The theme for the day will be "The Power of Prayer. More...

Danburg Baptist to sponsor gospel sing on Sunday, July 29

Danburg Baptist Church will sponsor a gospel singing Sunday, July 29. The Dennis Gay family will headline the day. The Danburg Quartet will lead off the music at 11 a.m., followed by congregational singing. More...

To beloved family, friends, and patients of Dr. Mary Campilii

THE LINCOLN JOURNAL, Lincolnton, Georgia The mother of the five-year-old Joshua who drowned to death in a local pond would like to extend an invitation this Thursday night from 6 to 7 p.m. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

New Springhill Baptist Church at Philomath will have homecoming on Sunday, August 5, at 11:30 a.m. Revival services will be held Monday through Friday, August 6-10, at 7:30 p.m. each evening. The pastor, Rev. R.A. More...