August 9, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Nathaniel Cullars Jr. sentenced to 110 months in Federal prison

A Federal judge has sentenced a Wilkes County man to more than nine years in prison for possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Judge William T. Moore Jr., Chief Judge of the U.S. More...

Historical Foundation buys a window

Stephanie Macchia (r) president of the Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation, presented a $500 check to Gail Boyd, board member of the North Alexander School Association (NASA) for a window in the old school building. More...

New Congressman Paul Broun votes to defend against agricultural terror

Newly-elected Congressman Paul Broun, at his first committee meeting as a member of the Committee on Homeland Security, voted for final passage of a bill because of its importance to homeland security and its potential benefits for the state of Geo More...

Miss Wilkes County Pageant getting many entries; Barnett clarifies voting for People's Choice award

Young ladies from all over Wilkes County are filling out their entry forms to try for crowns, sashes, and prizes at the county-wide pageant set for September 29 at the Pope Convention Center. The entry deadline is Wednesday, September 19. More...

Fall ARTFEST still seeking artists for November arts festival here

With the deadline for applications on Sept. 20, the Washington-Wilkes Arts Foundation is still seeking additional artists to participate in their Fall ARTFEST on November 3. More...

Under the blazing August sun

We knew it had to come eventually. After a pretty reasonable July, August is here with a sweaty humid vengeance, and all of Wilkes County has been suffering under that merciless white sky of midsummer all week. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Streisand and Witherspoon to appear

If you read this column last week you know that I was trying to find out what bank had been located at the corner of Spring Street and The Square at about the same time that Izzie Simowitz had "The Hub" next door. More...

Opinions

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Sin is rampant

By GARY TOOLE

There has always been sin and will always be until the end of time as we know it. But never before in the history of mankind has the whole world been so consumed with sin. The reason I say "sin" instead of crime is because sin leads to crime. More...

Book Review

Hannah Coulter By WENDELL BERRY

Wendell Berry is a poet and essayist, as well as a novelist. His stories take place in a small town, Port William, in Kentucky. They are not adventures or mysteries, but rather gentle accounts of everyday lives. More...

Obituaries

Joseph Brantley Stevens

A memorial service for Joseph "Pete" Brantley Stevens of Washington on Saturday, August 11, 2007, 3 p.m., at Hopkins Funeral Home, Washington. Rev. Gale Seibert and Rev. Brian George will officiate. More...

Priscilla Gresham Pitts

Funeral services for Mrs. Priscilla Gresham Pitts, 68, of Rayle, were held Saturday, August 4, 2007, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Lance A. Pitts officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Ruth Casteel Jones

Memorial services for Ruth Casteel Jones of Cuthbert were held Saturday, August 4, 2007, at the Fellowship Baptist Church in Edison. Interment was in the Edison Cemetery. She died Wednesday, August 1, at Patterson Hospital in Cuthbert. More...

Personalities

Engaged couple entertained at shower on July 28

Engaged couple Samantha Armour and Will Callaway were honored at a miscellaneous couples' shower on Saturday, July 28, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Tucker. Joining the Tuckers in hosting the evening were Mr. and Mrs. Ed Geddings, Mr. More...

Jackson Thornton celebrates birthday with family, friends

Jackson Alexander Thornton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Thornton, was three years old on July 20 and celebrated on two occasions. More...

Article

A benefit dinner for Gary Norman will be held Friday, August 17, 11 a.m. until sold out, at the home of Walter and Teresa Ware, 2496 C.E. Norman Rd., Lincolnton. Cost is $6 per plate. More...

Grading nearly done for school site, materials, 24-hour security in place

With the construction of the new Washington-Wilkes middle and high school complex underway one month this week, changes are taking place rapidly at the Tignall Highway site. More...

Qualifying for November elections to open Aug. 27 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...

County commissioners award EMS expansion, make property decisions at July called meeting

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners handled a few matters of business at a called meeting late last month including the awarding of a contract for the expansion of the Wilkes County Emergency Services building, and the approval of a agreement More...

Qualifying set for Tignall elections for mayor, council

The Town of Tignall has announced qualifying dates for the November election, when Tignall voters will choose a mayor and fivecouncil members. Candidates may qualify at the officeof the City Clerk, August 27 through August 31. More...

Marketplace sets open house Fri., 10-noon

God's Marketplace, located at the Southern Outdoors property on East Robert Toombs Avenue, will host a ribbon cutting on Friday at 11 a.m. with Mayor Willie Burns and Donna Hardy of the Chamber of Commerce. Open house will be held from 10 a.m. More...

GPB's 'Georgia Traveler' visiting

David Zelski, producer of Georgia Public Broadcasting's program "Georgia Traveler" interviews local historian Skeet Willingham on The Square in Washington Monday. More...

66-pound melon 'was real sweet'

Roy Blackburn (pictured) and his father, Luther Blackburn, grew this 66- pound watermelon off Highway 79 near Lincolnton. More...

News

Director tells about Wilkes EMS

Blake Thomson, director of the Wilkes County EMS, was the guest speaker at the regular meeting of the Washington Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, August 7. More...

Homecoming set at Clifford's Grove this Sunday, Aug 12

Homecoming will be held at Clifford's Grove Baptist Church Sunday, August 12. Services will begin with Sunday School at 10 a.m. and the worship service at 11:00. A covered dish meal will be served in the fellowship hall following the services. More...

Special music, dinner planned at Fountain Campground Saturday

Fountain Campground will have a covered dish dinner and special music service on Saturday, August 11, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The dinner will be served behind the tabernacle with ice, tea, and paper products provided. At 7:30 p.m. More...

Sports

Fall season activities beginning at W-WPRD

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department (WWPRD) will have many activities for Wilkes County students during the Fall season. Included are some of the following. More...

Junior class selling Tiger shirts to raise money for projects

Washington-Wilkes t-shirts and hooded sweatshirts will be available for purchase until August 21. The money earned will help defray the cost of the junior/senior prom, promote class unity, and raise school spirit. More...

Washington-Wilkes Middle School 2007 Girls Softball Schedule

Date Opponent Place Time Sept. 15 Wilkinson County (DH) Away 11:00 Sept. 19 Wrens Home 4:30 Sept. 25 Louisville Louisville 4:30 Sept. 27 Louisville Home 4:30 Oct. 2 Hancock County Sparta 4:30 Oct. More...

Worship

Victory Baptist Church plans homecoming Sunday, Aug. 12

Victory Baptist Church on the Newtown Road in Wilkes County will have homecoming Sunday, August 12. This special service will be followed by revival services beginning Sunday evening and continuing through Wednesday evening, August 12-15. More...

Homecoming set for Sunday at Phillips Mill Baptist Church

Homecoming and revival at Phillips Mill Baptist Church will begin with the morning worship service on August 12 at 11 a.m. Immediately following the morning service, there will be a time of fellowship with a covered dish luncheon. More...

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...

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...