August 30, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

A firm educational foundation

Workers pour the first concrete footers for the C wing of the new Washington Wilkes high school and middle school complex on the Tignall Highway. More...

Ames Barnett declares run for City Council in District 2

Following family tradition, Ames McGill Barnett has declared his candidacy for the Washington City Council representing District 2 "I've wanted to run for years, growing up watching my grandmother Mildred Barnett serve on the city council," he sai More...

Drought conditions in Georgia worsen dramatically in August

Drought conditions across Georgia have worsened dramatically since the beginning of August. More...

Sex offenses top list of August cases handled by law enforcement agencies

Serious sex offenses lead this month's roundup of law enforcement activity. On August 17, Matthew A. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Sneaky snake slides inside Skeet's suit

Wilkes County's own NASCAR connection -- Jeffery Roth -- was highlighted during Friday night's coverage of the Food City 250 in Bristol, Tenn. More...

Opinions

Book Review

Sailing the Wine Dark Sea By THOMAS CAHILL

Thomas Cahill is writing a series of history books which he calls the "Hinges of History." Popular volumes have been How the Irish Saved Civilization; The Gift of the Jews, and Desire of the Everlasting Hills. More...

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Vox Pop

Last weekend there was a forum held in Iowa for eight Democratic candidates for President of the United States even though the election is almost 15 months away. Do you think it is a good thing that campaigning has begun so early? More...

Obituaries

Marilyn Elizabeth Flint Campbell

A memorial service for Marilyn Elizabeth "Betty" Flint Campbell, 52, of Lincolnton was held Tuesday, August 28, 2007, at the First Assembly of God, Lincolnton, with Rev. Michael Catlett, Rev. Terry Bonds, and Rev. Lanis Lewis officiating. More...

Personalities

Mary Elizabeth Dorr marries Franchot A. Brown II Aug. 11

Mary Elizabeth Dorr of Augusta and Franchot A. Brown II of Washington were united in marriage Saturday evening, August 11, in Columbia, S.C., at the home of his grandfather, Attorney Franchot A. More...

Amanda Renee McAvoy to marry Christopher Paul Sanders Feb. 2

Benji and Sherri McAvoy of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Renee, of Lincolnton, to Christopher Paul Sanders, also of Lincolnton, son of Darryl and LuAnn Cartledge Sanders of Thomson. More...

Tara Ingley and Craig Chapman to wed in September 22 ceremony

Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Ingley of Hattiesburg, Miss., announce the engagement of their daughter, Tara, to Craig Chapman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie McCord of Thomson and Mr. and Mrs. Ron Chapman of Lewiston, Texas. More...

Candidates qualify this week to run for Washington mayor, city council

Candidates for mayor and three seats on the Washington City Council are qualifying this week. In the run for Mayor, candidates qualifying by late Tuesday include incumbent Mayor Willie E. Burns and announced candidate Carlton Norris. More...

Wilkes in 50-year drought, state climatologist says, despite recent rainstorms

Despite stormy weather that brought heavy rain and damaging winds to Wilkes County this week, the state climatologist says that the drought in Wilkes County has worsened to extreme drought, the kind of drought only seen once in 50 years. More...

Jefferson Davis Heritage Trail plans historical marker here

Washington is to be the site of an interpretive marker for a planned Jefferson Davis Heritage Trail, and the trail's director visited this week to choose a site for the proposed marker. More...

Students to see 'Jack and the Beanstalk'

Students from Wilkes County and Lincoln County schools will experience live theater, many for the first time, as the Washington Little Theater's The Children's Playhouse presents some 9 performances of "Jack and the Beanstalk," starring (l-r) Bradl More...

Cemetery gets Scout attention

Mason Klaus, at left, directs a crew of seven Boy Scouts and fiveadults working on the Harris family plot in the School Street cemetery Saturday. More...

A little too fast for the curve

The Tignall Highway was blocked for some two hours Sunday afternoon when this truck, loaded with wood chips, left the road and overturned, sliding several hundred feet and coming to rest across the highway. More...

News

God's Marketplace to distribute food Wednesday, Sept. 5

The CSRA Economic Opportunity Authority Inc. will have a mass food distribution in Wilkes County Wednesday, September 5, at God's Marketplace, 275 East Robert Toombs Avenue, Washington, from 12:30 p.m. until all food is gone. More...

Dresch tells of flag manufacturing

Soren Dresch, owner of Ruffin Flag Co. of Washington, was the guest speaker at the regular Thursday meeting of the Washington Rotary Club on August 23. More...

Dairy farmers set district meeting Friday, Sept. 14

Dairy farmers of the Wilkes County area will hold their district meeting Friday, September 14, at the McGill-Woodruff Agricultural Center in Washington, beginning at 12 p.m. More...

Letters

Thanks for keeping campus safe, beautiful

To the Editor :

I would like to publicly thank everyone from the city and the county who helped with the removal of the large pine tree that fell on the Washington-Wilkes Elementary School campus this past week. More...

Medicare funding cuts inexcusable

TO THE EDITOR:

Davita Washington and Elberton Dialysis facilities are home to 116 dialysis patients from the surrounding communities. As alarming as this number is, it represents the growing population of kidney care patients. More...

How does Jesus test us?

TO THE EDITOR:

In the OfficeCat I read the article about the homeless person found sleeping in the church. This, according to the article, stated that the homeless man had been found on two consecutive mornings asleep on the floor. More...

Worship

1-800- CALL-GLORY

How about those psychic readers? I was in a motel and it's 4 a.m. and I can't sleep. I turn on the television and click, click, click the remote. More...

Christmas in August celebrated

Thanks to all churches of the Georgia Baptist Association who took part in the Christmas In August mission project of collecting items for the Georgia Baptist Children's Home and Family Ministries. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

An account has been established at the Farmers and Merchants Bank to assist Lisa Stroika in covering her medical expenses. Mrs. Stroika is battling an ecoli infection at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta and has no insurance coverage. More...