February 21, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Board of Education agrees to allow company to offer Drivers' Ed to high school students

The Wilkes County Board of Education, at its regular February meeting Tuesday night, agreed to furnish the space for a contractor to teach Drivers' Education at Washington- Wilkes Comprehensive High School on Saturdays. More...

Thanks for helping at God's Marketplace

About the most significantthing to come out of the regular meeting of the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners was the decision to pave an additional 4.36 miles of the Metasville Road over and above what the state's Local Assistance Road Program (L More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Looking forward to 104

Washington-Wilkes Tourism Director Ashley Barnett received the following comment about the Washington celebration of Revolutionary Days and the Battle of Kettle Creek held February 8-10. It was from Pam Sutton of Johns Creek. More...

Opinions

Some corrections must be made

The shenanigans continue with the Washington City Council. More...

First Amendment right

How precious is freedom of speech and how abused, misused, and misinterpreted is this wonderful constitutional right. But it does not give us the right to scream firein a crowded building when there is no fire. More...

Book Review

Pontoon By GARRISON KEILLOR

Fans of A Prairie Home Companion, the radio show and movie, will recognize the style and kinds of characters in Pontoon, Garrison Keillor's latest novel. More...

Sports

Tiger baseball's first pitch is Friday against Lincoln; team to host Elbert Mon.

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger baseball team will begin its season this Friday, February 22, with a scrimmage game against Lincoln County at Tiger field beginning at 5 p.m. More...

Washington-Wilkes Tigers 2008 Varsity Baseball Schedule

Date February March April May W-W Junior Varsity Tigers Date February March More...

Three will compete for W-W at state

Still undefeated, Tyson Gilland got a first place finish at the Area 2AA Individual Wrestling Tournament last weekend at Toombs County. John Lovvorn and Ryen Scarboro both finished third in their respective weight classes. More...

Personalities

2008 Relay for Life offers a time to celebrate, remember, and encourage Wilkes Countians and their battles against cancer

As we prepare for the 2008 Relay for Life, I want to update you on the inspiring stories of four of your Wilkes County neighbors, so that we can all celebrate, remember, and encourage those on this journey. More...

Washington Personal Mention

Mary Duggan joined Joanna Rainey of Highlands, N.C., Sunday in attending the Episcopal Church of the Mediator. Peggy Barnett had dinner with them at the Fitzpatrick Hotel after the worship service. More...

Forestry Pageant set for February 23 seeks contestants

Wilkes County girls and girls from area counties are invited to participate in the Miss Forestry Pageant to be held February 23 in Danielsville. Application deadline is February 11. Girls ages 2-24 are eligible to enter the pageant. More...

Harwell honored to be honored

Legendary baseball announcer Ernie Harwell was eloquent and energetic as he visited with fans, signed autographs, and thanked his hometown of Washington for the event organized in his honor. More...

Ga. black elected officials to confer in Washington on 'stopping the violence'

The Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials (GABEO) is holding its 38th Annual Winter Conference, Board Meeting and Community Retreat here this weekend. More...

Saturday program offers homebuying assistance

A second free educational workshop for people who want to buy a home but don't know where to start is set for Saturday, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at The Pope Center on Lexington Avenue. More...

News

Private Steven A. Bunch graduates from Marine Corps basic training

Private Steven A. Bunch graduated from basic training with the United States Marine Corps in Parris Island, S.C., on February 8. The Marine is the son of Greg Bunch, and John and Linda Bunner; and the grandson of Zan and Marjorie Bunch of Tignall. More...

Planning underway for Wilsbary's Book, Bake, and Plant Sale May

The Friends of the Mary Willis Library met Thursday, February 14, to share their love of children's books. Favorite characters included Junie B, Alex the Alligator, Perri the Squirrel, Three Jumpy Kittens, Despereaux the Mouse, and Fergus the Dog. More...

Peacewood offers assemblage of different periods

SPRING TOUR SET APRIL 4-5

The 2008 Washington-Wilkes Spring Tour of Homes is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 4 and 5. The annual tour is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club and the Woman's Club in partnership with the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce. More...

Letters

Rev. Avery: 'shocked and surprised' at short meeting

TO THE EDITOR: I would like to apologize to all the good people of Washington who elected [city council members] to officeto take care of your business. More...

'Thanks for a job well done'

TO THE EDITOR: Congratulations to the city of Washington and all of the committees and individuals whose hard work made the Erine Harwell tribute a hugh success. More...

Revolutionary Days most well-organized event ever attended

TO THE EDITOR: My family visited Washington this weekend for the Revolutionary Festivities. I wanted to thank all of those involved for putting on such a fantastic event. My nine-yearold son is particularly interested in American history. More...

Obituaries

Alma Seymour Arrington

Funeral services for Alma Seymour Arrington, 93, of North Hulin Avenue, Tignall, were held Monday, February 18, 2008, at the Mallorysville Baptist Church, Tignall, with Rev. Donnie Berry officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Nannie Mae Thornton Long

Funeral services for Nannie Mae "Lady" Thornton Long, 93, of Berkshire Drive, Washington, were held Tuesday, February 19, 2008, at the First Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Jerry Long and Rev. Chris Townsend officiating. More...

Rosa Lee Henderson

Funeral services for Rosa Lee Henderson, 82, of Washington were held Friday, February 1, 2008, at the Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Charles Lacy officiating. Interment was in West Haven City Cemetery. She died Jan. 25. More...