August 23, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Local team meeting to accelerate action on Work Ready effort

Wilkes County has been chosen as an "Accelerated Community" in Georgia's Work Ready initiative and local team members are meeting Monday, August 27, to work on the local effort. More...

Fire guts home in historic district; ruled accidental by firemarshal

Washington firefightersfought a stubborn firein the historic district last week that heavily damaged a home on East Liberty Street. Firefighters were called to the home of Lee and Amanda Hiland just after 11:15 p.m. More...

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Tree falls on two ladies

Washington-Wilkes Community Night at the Augusta Green Jackets Game is Friday night. The first pitch is at 7:05 p.m. More...

Opinions

Being totally honest

All my life I've heard folks say, "I'm being totally honest," and while I know what they're saying I wonder what it actually means to be totally honest and do we just say that because it sounds good and helps confirm our stand asbeing an honest pe More...

Book Review

Beautiful Jim Key The Lost History of a Horse and a Man Who Changed the World By MIM EICHLER RIVAS

Jim Key, the educated horse, performed before an estimated 10 million Americans during his 10 years of exhibition. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Lois Louise McClure Jones

Graveside services for Lois Louise McClure Jones, 80, of Metasville, were held Saturday, August 18, 2007, at Rehoboth Baptist Church Cemetery with Ed Goodwin officiating. She died Thursday, August 16, at Wills Memorial Hospital. More...

George Mercier

Funeral services for George "Bo" Mercier, 96, were held Saturday, August 18, 2007, in the T.A. McLendon Memorial Chapel of Davenport & McLendon Mortuary Inc., Washington, with Rev. Dennis J. Quinn officiating. More...

Virginia Persons Pharis

Graveside services for Virginia (Totsie) Persons Pharis, 94, will be held at Maple Grove Cemetery in Granville, Ohio, at a date to be announced. She died Wednesday, August 15, 2007, in Lexington, Ky. Mrs. More...

Board of Education to put SPLOST on '07 ballot; members see student achievement data display

In their regular August meeting Monday night, members of the Wilkes County Board of Education voted to put the next SPLOST referendum on the November ballot, awarded the contract for the new schools' electrical service, and saw the new way schools More...

Georgia EMS association honors Rep. Mickey Channell for service

Representative Mickey Channell was recently honored by the Georgia Association of Emergency Medical Services (GAEMS). More...

Prep underway; vols needed

Mule Day volunteers are needed for a meeting tonight. Preparations are underway for the upcoming Mule Day Festival, and the Chamber of Commerce needs local individuals, youth groups, and civic groups to take part. More...

Qualifying for candidates set for towns of Rayle, Tignall next week

Qualifying for candidates starts Monday morning for the Town of Tignall's November election, when Tignall voters will choose a mayor and fivecouncil members. More...

News

Contributions needed to help Lisa Stroika with medical expense

An account has been established at the Farmers and Merchants Bank, Washington, to assist Lisa Stroika in covering her medical expenses. Mrs. Stroika is battling an E. More...

Ovarian cancer group sets special program Saturday in Madison

The Georgia Chapter of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition is sponsoring "Dessert with the Doctor" on Saturday, August 25, from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Madison-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce. More...

Eaton earns certificatein antique appraisal at University of Ga.

Pamela Eaton of Washington- Wilkes has received a certificateof completion for the connoisseurship course, "Appraising Antiques and Decorative Arts," from the Personal Property Appraisal CertificateProgram of the University of Georgia. More...

Letters

Thanks to donors for braving heat to give blood

TO THE EDITOR: A good group of people braved the heat to donate blood at our drive sponsored by the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and Shepeard Community Blood Center. Thanks to the faithful regular donors and a few new donors. More...

Sports

Lady Tigers smash Fighting Irish in home opener

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger softball team beat the Fighting Irish for the third time in the 2007 home opener on Tuesday, August 21, by the impressive score of 11-1. Nikki Freeman picked up the win, pitching four shutout innings. More...

College Football USA

Normally it takes the NFLa very long time to finally give in and adopt the superior rules of college football. More...

Nitro fuel change costs NHRA owners

Q: Can you please tell me why NHRA Top Fuel and Funny Car owners don't like running on 85 percent nitro instead of the old rule, which was 90 percent? Why did the NHRA do this? I think the cars sounded better at 90 percent. -- Paul L. More...

Personalities

Emily Grace Bray

IV and Gabby Bray of Lawrenceville announce the birth of their daughter, Emily Grace, on Tuesday, August 14, at Northside Hospital in Atlanta. Emily weighed 8 lbs.10 ozs. and was 21 inches long. More...

Randall-Castaneda engagement occasion for party in Clinton

Kelley Randall and Patrick Castaneda of Clinton, S.C., were honored at an engagement party on Saturday evening, August 18, at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Holbrook Raynal in Clinton, S.C. Co-hosts with the Raynals were Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Adair, Mr. More...

Jack Durham Marable celebrates birthday with family, friends

Jack Durham Marable, son of Mr. and Mrs. Brent Marable of Watkinsville, celebrated his third birthday on two occasions with family and friends at a beach-themed party and Low Country Boil at the Marable home Saturday and Sunday, July 21 and 22. More...