October 4, 2007 RSS feed / News

Tea and Learn set Oct. 16 on topic of sickle cell disease

Wills Memorial Hospital will host a Tea and Learn on Tuesday, October 16, at 9:30 a.m. at the Senior Citizens Center on Marshall Street. Linda Walker from the Shepeard Community Blood Center in Augusta will be the featured speaker. More...

Hughes gets leadership award

Georgia District Governor-Elect Carlton Norris awarded fellow Kiwanian Chris Hughes with the Outstanding Leadership Award at the regular meeting of the Washington Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, October 2. More...

UGA Extension sets healthy cooking, food prep sessions

The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension will present "Cooking for a Lifetime School Special Edition" on October 9 and 16 at the McGill-Woodruff Center in Washington. The sessions will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. More...

New member inducted

The Kiwanis Club of Washington's newest member is Phil Rothman, who is pictured with his sponsor and outgoing President, Bill Steed. Phil and wife Margaret operate Holly Court Inn on South Alexander Avenue. More...

Wilkes students on President's, Dean's Lists at Athens Tech

The summer quarter president's list and dean's list at Athens Technical College has been released by the college. The president's list includes two students who live in Wilkes County. More...

Students hold SYATP program

Coach Brian Usry, along with 17 students, met on Wednesday, September 25 for the annual See Ya At The Pole! prayer gathering. Students across our nation met simultaneously to pray for their schools, fellow students, teachers and our country. More...

Will Guin takes 3rd place in his first national karting race

Will Guin of Tignall participated in a World Karting Association Nationals event held in Dexter on September 15-16. More...

Tyrone News

The beautiful flowers Sunday at Phillips Mill Baptist Church were placed in honor of Mrs. Gussie Hardy McAvoy's 93rd birthday by Patricia and Doug Mathews, Jo McNair, Martha and Jimmy Stokley. More...

Zach Bennett is regional winner in Ga. Young Author competition

Zach Bennett has been named the kindergarten Young Georgia Author winner for the Central Savannah River Area RESA. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bennett. More...

That's amazing, Grace

Seven-year-old Grace Morgan bravely holds a thoroughly dead 4-foot timber rattler killed Saturday afternoon by the tag team of Rob Newsome and Tim Rutledge in Tyrone. Grace's mother, Susan, says, "Watch your yard, watch your children. More...

Kay and Alex Tyler tour Europe, see tourist sights in six nations

Kay and Alex Tyler have just returned from a guided tour of Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, and France. More...

Lundberg News

We had a nice day at Clifford's Grove Baptist Church Sunday. After worship services everyone enjoyed the covered dish meal and the fellowship. Mr. and Mrs. More...

Rockers visit during Homecoming Week at W-WCHS

Guns and Roses frontman Axl Rose (left) and stars of "the greatest band in the land," KISS, were special guests at W-WCHS last week during Rock Star Day as part of the homecoming week activities. More...

'Follies' opens Friday at Little Theater

Friday, October 5, is opening night at The Playhouse on North Alexander Avenue as the Washington Little Theater Co. presents "The Washington Follies," directed by Jo R. Randall. The box officeopens at 7 p.m., and the performance is at 8:00. More...

Four-laning of Hwy 17 is subject of GDOT open house Oct. 9

The Georgia Department of Transportation will hold an open house in Tignall next week to discuss the widening of State Route 17 from Elberton to Washington. The open house, set for Tuesday, Oct. 9 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. More...

Debbie Wells to tell Library friends about new art gallery opening here

Debbie Wells will be the speaker at the meeting of the Friends of the Mary Willis Library on October 11 at 3 p.m. The meeting will be held at the library. Mrs. Wells is opening a new business in Downtown Washington. More...

State superintendent to visit Nov. 3; band, sports teams compete in events

Kathy Cox, Georgia's State Superintendent of schools, visited W-WMS and W-WCHS on Wednesday, November 3. W-WMS received the 2007 Title I Distinguished School Award and W-WCHS received a Distinguished School Award. More...

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Learning in a Living Laboratory

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Area unemployment down a bit, but still higher than state, nation

The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that the unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) declined to 6.1 percent in August, down two-tenths of one percent from 6.3 percent in July. More...

New horse-people license plate to be created for equine industry

The new chairman of the Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Equine is urging drivers to put the car before the horse - the horse license plate, a new specialty tag that will raise needed funds for promotion, research, and educational pro More...

Pvt. Phillip Tapley graduates from Army basic training

Army Reserve Pvt. Phillip S. Tapley has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. More...

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

Beltone at Master service hearing hearing 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. More...

Pet of the week

Master 101 Augusta, Office: Toll Miller is a mixed-breed Terrier. He is cute, friendly, and would be a good family member. He is neutered, vaccinated, and ready for a home. More...

Eta Omicron sets golf tournament

The Eta Omicron Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will be sponsoring a Select Shot Golf Tournament this year to raise money for the Nancy C. Long Cancer Fund. More...

Chapman receives Purple Heart

Jonathan Chapman (right) receives his Purple Heart medal honoring him for injuries sustained in combat. Chapman was shot by a sniper during combat in Iraq in December 2006. The award was presented on September 19. He is the son of Pastor and Mrs. More...

Grandparents honored by FBC Pre-K

The Pre-K celebrated Grandparents Day with a special program at the Georgia Baptist Association last week. They sang songs and quoted scripture. The gave each grandparent a picture of themselves with a sweet poem. They enjoyed cake and punch. More...

Tignall News

When your children are young, you go to their baseball games, football games, camping, etc. Well, you get to do all that fun stuff again when the grandchildren come along. That's what Layton and Gloria Harris are doing now. More...

RAYLE NEWS

Sardis Baptist Church enjoyed a very good sermon by Rev. Jim Newsome Sunday morning and Sunday evening. Monica Gunter led in the inspirational singing with Pam Hall as pianist. More...

Aonia News

Fall is here. I'm so glad. I love fall. The cool crisp mornings are wonderful and the nights are too. Enjoy your fall and let's keep praying for rain. More...

Absentee ballots are available; in-person voting begins Oct. 16

To request an absentee ballot for the November 6 Rayle City Election, call 706-401-0468 and leave a message. Absentee voting in person begins October 16 at Rayle City Hall from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Chris Hughes named Kiwanian of the Year

Chris Hughes (left) was the recipient of the Washington Kiwanis Club's most prestigious honor as he was named Kiwanian of the Year during presentation ceremonies at the club's annual banquet last Thursday. More...

Broun announces opening of new district office

Congressman Paul Broun has announced the opening of a new district officein Columbia County to serve the residents of the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA). The officeis located in Evans, Georgia, at 4246 Washington Road, Suite 6. More...

Miss Wilkes County queens crowned at pageant

The Queens are crowned: winners of the Miss Wilkes County pageant Saturday included: (from left) Petite Miss Lillian Booker, Deb Miss Kathleen Storrin; Miss Wilkes County Gracen Ware; Teen Miss Kerrie Crookham; Baby Miss Shamiyha Thornton in he More...