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Third graders to present performance of 'Geology Rocks' Friday morning at 9:30

Hello everyone. We just want you to know that the whole third grade is having a play called "Geology Rocks!" at the Primary School on March 7, 2008, at 9:30 a.m. It's about rocks and minerals. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

'To Catch a Thief'

D aylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 9! This is the change when we lose an hour, so we'll all need an extended nap Sunday afternoon. We need to set our clocks ahead one hour Saturday night or we will get to Sunday School an hour late. More...

Opinions

Politically incorrect

I was listening to a group of young folks singing the chorus, "The Enemy's Camp." It says, "I'm going to the enemy's camp and take back what he stole from me. He's under my feet, he's under my feet. More...

Book Review

Boom! By TOM BROKAW

If we did not meet Tom Brokaw in his very popular book The Greatest Generation, we may have met him on NBC over the years. He has taken on another generation in Boom!, that of the 1960s. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

M.C. Stephens

Graveside services for M.C. Stephens, 80, will be held Thursday, March 6, 2008, in the Twin Oak Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. John Tatum officiating. He died Saturday, March 1, at House of Life Personal Care Home, Grovetown. More...

Warren Daniel Sisson

Graveside services for Warren Daniel Sisson, 79, of Washington and Lexington, S.C., were held Sunday, March 2, 2008, in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington, with Rev. Albert W. Huyck Jr. officiating. More...

Olander S. Callaway

Funeral services for Olander S. Callaway, 74, of Washington were held Monday, March 3, 2008, at Hopkins Funeral Home with Pastor Jimmy Chapman officiating. Interment was in Resthaven Cemetery. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Wilkes County Young Farmer Antique Tractor and Power Equipment Show will be held March 15 at the McGill- Woodruff Ag. Center, U.S. Highway 78 By-Pass, Washington. For information call Ricky Callaway, 706-678-1856 night. More...

Council rejects Mayor's new work sessions, demands stricter controls on city meetings

The Washington City Council stood up and went to work at Tuesday night's work session, agreeing to do away with Mayor Willie Burns "work sessions" as a method of controlling unruly councilmen. More...

Tuesday's tornado warnings exercise weather alert radio, county severe weather plans

Wilkes County got the first real test of its severe weather warning system Tuesday evening as a tornado warning was announced for a funnel cloud that had been spotted both on land and on radar coming from the southeast. Just before 6 p.m. More...

Washington to star in Channel 6's return to 'Your Hometown Tour' set for March 28

Washington will be the star of WJBF Channel 6's first new "Your Hometown" visit later this month, and station personnel met with local representatives here Friday to plan the live broadcast. More...

News

Orators to compete at district level

The annual Washington Optimist Oratorical Contest was held at Washington Wilkes Middle School on February 28. Damon Norman was the first place winner in the boys division and Calli Nickels was the first place winner in the girls division. More...

Help available for gas consumers to understand natural gas bills

The University of Georgia, Georgia Public Service Commission, Atlanta Gas Light, Consumers' Utility Counsel and the Natural Gas Marketers are sponsoring a time for people to drop by for help with understanding their natural gas bills. More...

Pope, Guin, Pharr selected to play in District Honor Band

John Pope, Brittany Guin, and Michael Pharr were part of the Georgia 10th District Honor Band held in Augusta last weekend. More...

Letters

Thanks to blood donors

TO THE EDITOR: On behalf of the Shepeard Blood Center and the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, we express our appreciation to those who donated blood at the quarterly drive on February 21. More...

We were amazed at the charm...'

TO THE EDITOR: Last week, my wife, Margaret Coker Stone, and I visited Washington for the first time. Our visit was so that we could attend the memorial service for my wife's brother, Charlie Coker. We were amazed at the charm of Washington. More...

Sports

Tigers tune up for region competition next week

A couple of AAA teams beat Washington-Wilkes but not by much while the Tigers put a proper hurting on the Red Devils of Lincoln County during recent baseball action. More...

Bowman, one of ASU's best, repeats as Player of the Year

Augusta State senior forward Tyrekus "AJ" Bowman has been named the Peach Belt Conference's Player of the Year for the second consecutive season. More...

Rayle's Jeff Murphy take 3rd in big turkey calling contest

Jeff Murphy of Rayle, took third place in the 2008 Wild Turkey Bourbon/National Wild Turkey Federation Grand National Friction Calling Championships in Atlanta February 22-24. More...

Personalities

Washington Personal Mention

Anna Stover of London, Eng., visited several days with her father, Jerry Stover. His daughter and granddaughter, Sarah Jane Gaither and Ella of Canton, joined them during the weekend for an early celebration of Mr. Stover's birthday. More...

McAvoy nominated for GOAL program

Lauren Elizabeth McAvoy, a Washington-Wilkes student at Athens Technical College, has been nominated by an instructor to participate in the 2008 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) program. More...

New Beginnings

Jacob Alan Poss Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Alan Poss II of Washington announce the birth of their son, Jacob Alan, on Friday, February 22, at St. Mary's Hospital in Athens. Jake, as he will called, weighed 7 lbs. 3 ozs. and was 20 inches long. More...