August 2, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Filmmakers wind up movie shoot here; Local folks, extras 'have been fantastic'

The cast and crew of the movie "Deception" wrapped up shooting in rural Wilkes County Tuesday, having enjoyed Washington hospitality and cooperation for some three weeks this summer. More...

Drunk driving, drug sales top July round up of Wilkes County arrests

Deputies, police officers, state troopers, and probation and parole officershave been busy throughout Wilkes County during the month of July, with arrests for drunk driving and drug sales topping the report. More...

The Odd Couple run ends this weekend

After a successful opening last weekend, the cast of Neil Simon's The Odd Couple is ready for the final two performances of the Washington Little Theater Company's 2007 summer play, a female version of Simon's funniest play, scheduled for this Fr More...

Clark's Station sets homecoming, revival for week of Aug. 12

Clark's Station Baptist Church in North Wilkes County will have homecoming services Sunday, August 12. These services will be followed by revival services Monday through Wednesday, August 13-15. Rev. Albert W. Huyck Jr. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Anybody know about the BANK?

The good news this week is the rain! Norris says that we are just one-tenth of an inch short of the average 4.07 for July. Our total in town for the month is 3.9 inches. Most of that has come in the last week. More...

Opinions

Identity theft

Tuesday, September 11, 2001, will go down as the worst catastrophe in American history since the attack on Pearl Harbor or the bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City. More...

Book Review

Colette's Birthday Cakes By COLETTE PETERS

No birthday celebration is complete without a birthday cake, and no one makes more astoundingly beautiful or imaginative cakes than Colette Peters. This beautifully illustrated book offers page after page of inspiration and magical ideas. More...

Vox Pop

A YouTube contributor to a video-driven debate between Presidential hopefuls last week asked whether young women should register with the Selective Service, as do young men in case the draft is reinstated. Clinton, Obama, and Dodd said yes. More...

Worship

Beulah Baptist Bicentennial begins at 10 a.m. August 12

Beginning at 10 a.m. on August 12th, Beulah Baptist Church will be celebrating its Bicentennial. Historical displays will be available for the congregation to enjoy. Reverend Jamie Callaway, pastor of Beulah, will deliver the message. Dr. More...

County Line Baptist to celebrate 210th homecoming this Sunday

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...

Wilkes Sunday School Union convenes at Cherry Grove

The Wilkes County Sunday School Union convened with the Cherry Grove Baptist Church July 27-29, with Rev. Charles Belton serving as host pastor and Andre Butler as host superintendent of the Sunday School. More...

Don't Forget

Don't forget

Self-guided audio tours of Washington's historic Resthaven Cemetery are available at the Washington Historical Museum on East Robert Toombs Avenue. The price for the 30-minute tour is $5. More...

Sales tax holiday runs Fri. thru Sun.

It's back-to-school time, and in Georgia that means getting a break from paying sales tax this weekend. More...

Wilkes gets $35k grant to improve workforce

Wilkes County has been awarded a $35,000 state grant to assist in accelerating earning Certified Work Ready Community status, a designation showing the county has the talented workforce that business demands and the educational infrastructure to d More...

Edward B. Pope Jr. announces District 1 city council candidacy

Washington City Councilman Edward B. Pope Jr. has announced his candidacy to keep his District 2 seat on the council. He was appointed to fillthe unexpired term of Anna Norman last fall when he was the only candidate to run for the office. More...

GPS pole locator to be in area

Equipped with a satellite antenna rising above his backpack, Adam Vogelmeier of Power Engineering Associates will become a familiar sight over the next few months as he maps the power poles throughout Washington. More...

Local qualifying runs Aug. 27 to 31 for city election for mayor, council

The city of Washington has announced that candidates for mayor and for two seats on the Washington City Council may qualify during the last week in August. More...

Outpatient Surgery Clinic at WMH

Kelly Powell, RN, (third from left) spoke to a recent Wills Memorial Hospital Tea and Learn about the benefits of using the Outpatient Surgery Clinic at Wills Memorial. More...

News

Class of 2014 will enter Middle School this Friday; parents are urged to prepare, motivate students

A throng of excited middle schoolers will burst threw the awaiting doors of Wilkes County's latest Title I Distinguished School on August 3. More...

Parents, students invited to visit W-WPS; 507 expected for first day of school Friday

The Washington-Wilkes Primary School will open its doors to approximately 507 students on Friday, August 3. The building will open for breakfast at 7:30 each morning and students will report to classes at 7:50. Classes will dismiss at 3 p.m. More...

Nat. Greene Academy to host open house today starting at 5

Open house for the 2007-2008 school year at Nathanael Greene Academy will be held today, Thursday, August 2. More...

Letters

Sow the seed, let God handle it from there

TO THE EDITOR: As a long-time subscriber to your publication, I typically am quite "habitual" in my reading of your paper. During the course of my reading, I always check the page containing the crossword puzzle, comics, etc. More...

Obituaries

Col. Earl R. Bradley

Funeral services for Col. Earl R. Bradley, 89, longtime Wilkes County resident, were held Wednesday, August 1, 2007, at Hopkins Funeral Home, Washington. He died July 24 following a lengthy illness. Col. More...

Marie Antoinette Hoffmann

Funeral services for Marie Antoinette 'Netta' Hoffmann, 82, of Washington were held Saturday, July 28, 2007, at Washington Chapel with Tommy Bunch and John Pacifico officiating. Interment was in the Washington Chapel Cemetery in Metasville. More...

Frank Callaway

Funeral services for Frank (Jabbo) Callaway, 81, of Washington were held July 19, 2007, at Clifford Grove Baptist Church, Rayle, with Rev. A.J. Richardson officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. He died July 13. Mr. More...

Personalities

Five-week trip covers the West

Ginny King (right) and Skeet Willingham presented an interesting program at the regular meeting of the Washington Rotary Club on Thursday, July 26, when they showed over 100 slides of their recent trip through the American West. More...

Outlines 'Work Ready Program'

Donna Hardy, Executive Director of the W-W Chamber of Commerce, was the guest speaker at the regular meeting of the Washington Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, July 31. More...

Fantastic family outing provides chance to shake Carter's hand

One of my goals this summer was to ride a train. The television station, PBS, did a special a while back on tourist spots in Georgia and the S-A-M Shortline Excursion Train was briefly featured. More...