October 11, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

State School Superintendent visits Wilkes schools

Georgia State School Superintendent Kathy Cox (center) visited Washington-Wilkes Middle School last week, escorted by (from left) Wilkes School Superintendent Joyce Williams, Principal Bill Pendrey, (Cox), Assistant Principal Dee Lee, and Wilkes Co More...

... at W-WCHS Tiger Homecoming, Oct. 5

Members of the Queen's Court at W-WCHS Homecoming were (top photo, l-r) Dauri Binns, freshman; Yakira Banks, sophomore; Lindsey Guin, junior; Priscilla Oguje, senior; Ashley Burt, senior; Homecoming Queen Brittnay Turner, senior; Katie Ha More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

A.J. sidelined; we hope not for long

Augusta State All-American senior basketball forward Tyrekus "A.J." Bowman, the reigning Peach Belt Conference Player of the Year, from Tignall, is out of play indefinitelybecause of a heart condition. A.J. More...

Opinions

Meeting not up to Center's standards

"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak up and remove all doubt." Who hasn't heard and had a little fun with that old saying from time to time? More...

Filthy stinking rich

As Christians we are not to covet or begrudge what others have, but when you see what's going on in this country it almost makes you wish for a modern-day Robin Hood. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Mildred Moore Hallford

Funeral services for Mildred Moore Hallford, 91, of Washington were held Sunday, October 7, 2007, at Clifford's Grove Baptist Church, in the Lundberg community with Rev. John Lance and Rev. O'Neal Martin officiating. More...

Charles E. Wills Jr.

Graveside services for Dr. Charles E. Wills Jr. of Washington were held Saturday, Ocboter 6, 2007, at Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Albert W. Huyck Jr. officiating. He died Thursday, October 4, at his home on Spring Street. Dr. More...

Pauline Rhodes Kendrick

Funeral services for Pauline Rhodes Kendrick, 93, of Detroit, Michigan, formerly of Crawfordville, were held Sunday, October 7, 2007, at Greater Level Hill Baptist Church, Crawfordville, with Rev. Dr. Samuel Duggan officiating. More...

Worship

Revival set at Danburg Baptist

Danburg Baptist Church will hold its annual homecoming service and revival services October 14-17. Homecoming will begin Sunday morning, October 14, at 10:15 with the Weaver Family Singers of Athens. Rev. More...

FBC kids listen, sing, dance

Suzan Harris from the McDuffie County Library was guest reader at First Baptist PreK on Wednesday, October 3. She was assisted by Angela Leaphart. The children listened to the stories, sang songs and danced with delight. More...

Evelyn Danner grows bumper crop of moonflowers

Evelyn Danner is an avid gardener and is proud of her moonflowerswhich she grows in her yard. The beautiful moonflowersopen in the evenings around six o'clock so that night-flying moths can pollinate them. More...

Dr. Charles Wills dies at 83; his deeds stand for themselves

Dr. Charles Wills could never be accused of coddling a patient or spouting worn platitudes to a family member. He was a matter-of-fact kind of man. Cancer was cancer. More...

City Council approves taking next steps in redevelopment, Pope hotel proposal

The Washington City Council gave the go-ahead for two proposals that would transform the appearance of Washington, holding Monday night's meeting in a remodeled Pope Center that is itself a powerful sign of progress to come. More...

Absentee voting now available for Nov. 6 election; registrar explains complicated SPLOST/city votes

Absentee voting in person for the November 6 election has already begun in Washington. More...

News

Joe Barnett to do low country boil at Mule Day Sat.

Joe Barnett Jr. will be cooking his famous Cajun Style Shrimp Boil at Mule Day Saturday at Callaway Plantation. The event will benefit Georgia TASC and will cost $10 per plate, including the drink of choice. More...

Auditions Oct. 30 for 'Fiddler' production to stage in April '08

The Washington Little Theater Company will be presenting the musical "Fiddler on the Roof" in April 2008. Auditions for the show will be held at The Playhouse on North Alexander Avenue Tuesday, October 30, at 7:30 p.m. More...

'Georgia Traveler' to feature local area Friday at 9 p.m.

Washington-Wilkes is included on this week's episode of Georgia Traveler on Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB). The crew will be roaming the Atlanta Highway, exploring U.S. 78 from Lithonia to Washington- Wilkes. More...

Letters

All about being your best and having fun'

TO THE EDITOR:

I would like to thank everyone who was involved in helping with the Miss Wilkes County Pageant 2007. I especially would like to thank my Mom for curling my hair and giving me support. I love you, Mom. You're the best! I'd also like to thank Mr. More...

Thanks for help with dance

TO THE EDITOR:

The W-WCHS Key Club hosted a successful Homecoming Dance on September 27, 2007. We had a wonderful time with all of the students who attended! Without the support of the students and faculty of WWCHS, the dance would not have been possible. More...

Sports

Tigers strike first but take region loss to Morgan

Last Friday night the Washington- Wilkes Tigers lost their first region game of the year 31-12 to the Morgan County Bulldogs. The loss dropped the Tigers' overall record to 2-4. More...

Lady Tigers finish 4th in sub-region, now competing in 8AA tournament

The Washington-Wilkes Lady Tigers softball team finished its regular season with a loss but a strong showing against the #2-ranked North Oconee Titans. More...

Region 8-AA SCHEDULES and SCORES

W.-WILKES 2-4 13 Warren Co. 33 6 Thomson 34 0 Lincoln Co. 32 34 Dawson 6 20 Banks Co. 13 12 Morgan 31 10/12 Oglethorpe 10/19 @Putnam 11/2 Greene Co. 11/9 8-AA Playoff MORGAN 3-2 15 Portal 7 0 Salem 28 0 Franklin Co. More...

Personalities

Expectant couple honored at baby shower on September 15

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Hendry of Braselton were honored at a couples' baby shower on Saturday, September 15. The event was hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Roman Szczesniak at their home at The Fall of Chateau Elan. More...

Andie Moody feted at bridal shower Saturday, Sept. 15

Andie Moody, bride-elect of Marc Bridges, was honored at a miscellaneous shower on Saturday afternoon, September 15, in the fellowship hall of Phillips Mill Baptist Church. More...

Fort James Colonial Dames enjoy luncheon meeting September 29

The Fort James Chapter of Colonial Dames XVII met on September 29 at the clubhouse in Arrowhead Pointe, a newly-developed golf and recreation area at Richard B. Russell State Park in Elbert County. More...

Don't Forget

Dont' Forget

The Lincoln-Wilkes Retired Educations Association will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 11, at the Lincoln County Library, 181 North Peachtree Street. Remember to bring 2006-2008 GREA copy of awards and recognition guidelines. More...