October 25, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

W-W Arts Foundation hosting new members at fall ArtFest reception

Activities for the Fall ArtFest on Saturday, November 3, will begin with a reception the night before, when members and prospective members are invited to meet the artists. More...

Renovated Pope Center to be unveiled Tuesday as state-of-the-art new convention facility opens

The city leaders of Washington have invited the people of Washington Wilkes to the "unveiling" next week of The Pope Center, which has been renovated and expanded to a state-of-the-art convention center. More...

Tracy Lawrence rocks Aonia

Country star Tracy Lawrence and his band brought a night of music to Aonia Park Friday night to a crowd that should have been bigger. More...

Ghost mysteries to be explored Sat. night at historic old homes

"We see the lady over and over," Marcia Campbell said. More...

Saturday's Rayle Ramble kicks off with salute to all veterans present

A large children's fun area and a salute to veterans will be part of the annual Rayle Ramble Fall Festival all day this Saturday, October 27. "We're going to have tons of things for kids in our large children's area," said organizer Jason Echols. More...

Wilkes responds to drought emergency call with encouraging public conservation steps

Wilkes County is among the Georgia counties in a state of emergency due to the current historic drought, and local authorities are taking steps to deal with the water shortage. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

You won't know you got stuck

Here it is more than a week until Halloween and somebody is out tearing down yard decorations at various locations around the county. . . More...

Opinions

It may already be too late

Meetings today and next Thursday will give Wilkes County taxpayers their last chance to say something about tax increases proposed by the Wilkes County Board of Education and the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners - for all the good it will do More...

Our family caught in the fire

The rampaging wind and firein southern California are a continent away and while terribly, terribly tragic, don't seem to affect us much in our quiet community. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Barner Paul Gartrell

Graveside services for Barner Paul Gartrell, 83, were held Tuesday, October 23, 2007, at Black Rock AME Church, Tignall. He died Friday, October 19. Mr. More...

Roy Thomas Hilley

Graveside services for Roy Thomas Hilley, 85, of Washington Road, Lexington, were held Wednesday, October 17, 2007, at the Wynne- Thaxton Cemetery in Oglethorpe County. More...

Personalities

Amanda Kathryn Poss weds Wilson Alan Battles Oct. 6

Amanda Kathryn Poss of Washington and Wilson Alan Battles of Columbia, S.C., were married in an outdoor ceremony at the Washington-Wilkes Country Club in Washington on Saturday, October 6, at six-thirty o'clock in the evening. Rev. More...

Ga. Bulldogs birthday party honors Hardigree, Stripling on Sept. 29

Brian Hardigree and Courtney Stripling celebrated their 13th birthdays at a joint party at the Hardigree home on September 29. More...

Tara Lynn Ingley, Ronald Craig Chapman united in marriage Saturday, September 22

Tara Lynn Ingley of Grovetown and Ronald Craig Chapman of Thomson were united in marriage in an impressive double-ring ceremony on Saturday, September 22, at fiveo'clock in the afternoon at Sacred Heart Cultural Center in Augusta. More...

Property tax increase hearings set for today

The Wilkes County Board of Education will be holding public hearings today and next Thursday to hear public comments on the board's proposed property tax increase. The hearings, set for today, October 25, at 2 p.m. More...

County hearings coincide with school board's

On the same days as the Board of Education hearings, the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners will be hosting hearings on their proposed tax rates for the year. Those hearings will be held in the Wilkes County courthouse at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. More...

Market Days Street Festival to bring crowds Saturday for food, fun, kids activities

Saturday's Market Days Street Festival, which will fillthe Court Street area in Washington with vendors, music, and food, is being featured this week on the big state tourism website, Georgia.org, and that may attract a lot of visitors to the first More...

A Friend of Youth indeed

Washington-Wilkes Middle School teacher Libby Swinson (center) is honored by Optimists (l) L. Dan Coxwell, vice president, and David Chafin,president, for her efforts with youth. More...

Public forum set for city candidates on Monday night at 7

With an important city election just ahead, local pastors are urging people to get involved and to come out and hear from the candidates in the upcoming November 6 election. More...

Third-graders get Kiwanis dictionaries

Kiwanian Carl Luken passes out dictionaries to third-graders at Washington-Wilkes Primary School as members of the Washington Kiwanis Club celebrated the birthday of Noah Webster, creator of America's dictionary, this week. More...

Womans Club boosts SPLOST

Donna Hardy (at left) presents Wilkes County School Superintendent Joyce Williams with a check for $500 along with Womans Club members Barbara Burns and Ashley Barnett, in support to pass the continuation of SPLOST in the November election. More...

News

Special service Sat. will honor heroes of Kettle Creek

A commemorative service on Saturday, October 27, will honor the memory of Revolutionary Militia heroes and especially the Battle of Kettle Creek. More...

Seniors can get free legal help from GLSP Nov. 6

Members of the staff of the Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP) will be in Wilkes County Tuesday, November 6, to meet with senior citizens wanting free legal help, on a first-come, first-served basis. More...

'Appraisals and Appetizers' headline membership drive

"An Afternoon of Appraisals and Appetizers" will begin the Washington Wilkes Historical Foundation's 2008 membership drive. The afternoon will feature good food along with a chance to talk with antiques experts about personal treasures. More...

Letters

Governments should show fiscal responsibility

TO THE EDITOR:

When I have a household expense increase, or income decrease, I have to make some tough decisions about how to pay all my bills and obligations. I can't force someone to give me more money under threat of jail. More...

W-W Elementary School expresses appreciation for generous support during recent bus tour visit

To The Editor :

All of us at Washington-Wilkes Elementary School wanted everyone in our community to know how much we appreciated our generous sponsors during our recent visit from the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education's annual bus tour. More...

Sports

Tigers beat Putnam, will rest before Greene

Last Friday night the Washington- Wilkes Tigers won another close region game, defeating Putnam County by a score of 18-12. This is the Tigers first victory in Eatonton since 1996. More...

Tiger runners at end of season, now preparing for region meet

On Thursday, October 18, the W-W Tigers held their last home cross country meet. Four teams representing Morgan County, Taliaferro County, Georgia Military College, and Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School competed at the local course. More...

These guys won the golf tournament

The Eta Omicron Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi hosted the "Playing FORE the Cure" Nancy C. Long Golf Tournament & Calcutta Dinner last weekend in an effort to help Wilkes County residents in their fight against cancer. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forgety

The Robert Toombs House State Historic Site and the Washington Historical Museum will present "Tales from the Toombs and the Mysteries of the Museum Haunted Tour" on Saturday, October 27, 6-9 p.m. Cost is $5 for both museums. More...