September 20, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

BoE hears of GPEE Bus Tour, alternative school

The Wilkes County Board of Education heard reports from a top-performing school awaiting a VIP visit, and from the new director of the system's alternative school during Monday night's regular September meeting. More...

Leaders, families study plan to redevelop Whitehall Street area

Both Washington city leaders and Whitehall Street area families have been studying maps, photos, and plans to learn more about the city's far-reaching five-year plan to improve conditions for people, private homes, and small local businesses all ov More...

Wrong-way driver injures one

As first responders treat an injured 55-year-old Athens woman in the EMS unit, Georgia State Patrol Trooper Brent Marxsen is investigating an accident that occurred Monday afternoon on the Thomson Road near Highway 80. More...

Funding now available for Wilkes grassroots arts programs in 2008

Funding is again being made available for grassroots arts programs for Wilkes County. The Wilkes County Community Partnership has received designation as the re-granting agency for the Governor's Grassroots Arts Program. More...

Three young men injured in DUI wreck on Columbus Granade

Three young Wilkes County men were injured early Sunday morning on Columbus Granade Road when a truck being driven by John Nathaniel Armour, 24, went off the road and collided with a tree. Just before 1 a.m. More...

Farmers Home Furniture cuts ribbon

Washington Mayor Willie E. Burns and Farmers Home Furniture store manager Mark Williams cuts the ribbon Saturday on the Grand Re-Opening of the newly renamed and remodeled furniture store on East Robert Toombs Avenue. More...

Special Sections

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The Office Cat

Pageant will christen new Pope Center

D ebbie and Mike Jackson and Jeana and Blaine Worley were in New York City last week to attend the US Open Tennis Tournament. They were staying at Times Square and using the subway for transportation. More...

Opinions

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Vox Pop

The City of Washington is planning to seek proposals to televise its monthly City Council meetings on the local cable channel. Do you think there is a need for the city to pay for such coverage? More...

Book Review

Mysteries of the Middle Ages By THOMAS CAHILL

Thomas Cahill is a one-man publishing industry. In a series, in which this book is the fifth, he is retelling "the story of the Western world as the story of the great gift-givers." He calls the series "The Hinges of History. More...

Obituaries

Henrietta Sisk Callaway

Funeral services for Henrietta Sisk Callaway, 80, of Sunset Drive, Washington, were held Saturday, September 15, 2007, at the First Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Chris Townsend officiating. More...

Worship

How great God is

The little girl was asked, "How big and how great is God." She stretched her little arms as wide as she could and said, "I can't stretch that far! He's too big!" Oh, yes. He is indeed. He is so great. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Christ City of Prayer music department invites choirs, soloists, male choruses, praise and worship leaders and dance teams to celebrate with them on Sunday, September 30, 3:30 p.m. More...

Abuse of county dumpsters is hot topic as commissioners seek ideas for solution

The long-standing and growing problem of servicing and maintaining the county's dumpsters was the main topic of conversation at last Thursday's regular meeting of the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners and even though a followup work session was More...

Christian singer Melanie Hart to perform on Square Sept. 22

The girl on the bus has arrived. Melanie Hart, Christian singer/songwriter will be performing live on The Square in Washington this Saturday, September 22, 2007, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. More...

Wilkes County leaders, public brainstorm for Co-Op ideas

Leaders from Wilkes County and concerned members of the community brainstormed with representatives from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs this week to move forward with the county's participation as a pilot site for the state Communities More...

Bring those School Street memories to Booker Center Saturday afternoon

Washington families with connections to the School Street Cemetery and the old school are urged to bring their precious memories to the Reese Booker Center Saturday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. to help preserve the history of School Street. More...

New Miss Wilkes County pageant has girls and moms 'really excited'

The entries are all in for next weekend's Miss Wilkes County and Little Miss Wilkes County pageants, and more than three dozen local girls are really excited about the first pageant in Wilkes County in many years, said organizer Ashley Barnett. More...

Pre-K kids see play

First United Methodist Church Pre-K attended the play "Jack and the Beanstalk" at the Washington-Wilkes Little Theater's Children's Playhouse. Pictured are the cast: (back row, l-r) Paula Stevens, Bradley Barber, Scott Lewis. More...

News

Mass immunization drill set as test of capacity for disaster

The East Central Health District and the Wilkes County Health Department will conduct a mass immunization drill on October 2, 3, and 4. More...

Tickets now on sale for WLTCo's Gala set for October 6

Tickets are on sale now for the Washington Little Theater Company's Annual Gala which will be held Saturday, October 6, following the 3 p.m. performance of "The Washington Follies." The Gala will begin at 5 p.m. More...

Hargrove promoted to master sergeant at Riverside Academy

Cadet William Hargrove has been promoted to the rank of master sergeant at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville. He is the son of Cliff and Susan Hargrove of Washington-Wilkes. More...

Sports

Devils blank Tigers; region play begins this week

Last Saturday afternoon, the Washington Wilkes Tigers fell to the Lincoln County Red Devils by a score of 32-0. The game was originally scheduled for Friday night, but was cancelled due to lightning and rescheduled for Saturday. More...

Coe finishes third in Covington

Local runners competed in the Covington Police "5k Fuzz Run" joining some 1415 other runners and walkers of all ages on the 3.1 mile course through the city. More...

Lady Tigers pick up region win 4-1 over Putnam County Eagles

On Tuesday, September 11, the Washington-Wilkes Lady Tigers beat Putnam County's Eagles by a score of 4-1 to pick up their first region win of the year. More...

Personalities

Bess Marie Collier and Matthew Justus Swantner exchange marriage vows on Saturday, August 18

Bess Marie Collier and Matthew Justus Swantner of Austin, Tex., were united in marriage in an impressive ceremony at the Lady Bird Johnson WildflowerCenter in Austin on Saturday, August 18, at seven o'clock in the evening. Dr. More...

Edna Scott Hodges honored at 100th birthday celebration

Edna Scott Hodges was honored on the occasion of her 100th birthday at a celebration in Jefferson City, Tenn. Mrs. Hodges was crowned "Queen for the Day" by the Life Care Center of Jefferson City who hosted the party in her honor. More...

Hunter Lee Durham celebrates second birthday on Sept. 9

Hunter Lee Durham, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chad Durham, celebrated his second birthday on September 9. He was treated with a party the day before at the home of his Papa and Nana, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Durham. More...