March 13, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

High-flying motocrossers replace cross-country riders for weekend's Aonia races

For a second weekend running, amateur dirt bike racers and their families will fillAonia Pass Motocross Park, but this week it's a completely different group of racers - high-flying motocrossers rather than tree-dodging cross-country riders. More...

Local tornado warning system gets test, but some residents don't know what to do

When the tornado warning sirens wailed in Washington last Tuesday evening to warn of an approaching funnel cloud, some people knew what it was and what to do, authorities said. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

'March totes two faces'

We are all encouraged to be on The Square in Downtown Washington on Friday, March 28, when WJBF Channel 6 will present its first new "Your Hometown" in a live broadcast from The Square. The newscasts will be presented at 5, 5:30, and 6 p.m. More...

Opinions

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A Place of Meditation

We visited Callaway Gardens near Columbus, Georgia. It is a beautiful garden of Eden, so to speak; an oasis of God's nature. If you love God, then you will love Callaway Gardens. More...

Book Review

Swing the Sickle for the Harvest is Ripe By DAINA RAMEY BERRY Daina Ramey Berry dedicates her book to her grandmothers, and expresses hope that her "ancestors are pleased with this work. More...

Obituaries

Martha Sheehan Drinkard

Funeral services for Martha Sheehan Drinkard, 88, of Wills Memorial Drive, Washington, were held Sunday, March 9, 2008, at the Raytown United Methodist Church with Rev. Ira McKeever officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Mona Warnell McCall Hall

Funeral services for Mona Warnell McCall Hall, 79, of Washington were held Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at the Lavonia Chapel of Strickland Funeral Home, Lavonia, with Rev. Albert W. Huyck Jr. officiating. More...

Sarah Alice Sherrer

Funeral services for Sarah Alice Sherrer, 67, were held Sunday, March 9, 2008, at Springfield Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Norman Williams officiating. Interment was in Resthaven Cemetery. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Transforming Life Ministries will sponsor the "Ladies and Gentlemen of the Gospel" worship service on Friday, March 21, 7:30 p.m., at the Third Shiloh Center. More...

New W-W website to debut Friday

News- The city's officialweb site, the top marketing tool to draw business and visitors to Washington-Wilkes, will be replaced Friday with an allnew site said to be functional yet elegant. More...

City council passes draft Code of Ethics; establishes Whitehall opportunity zone

The Washington City Council passed an ethics ordinance for city employees and elected officials and voted to establish an opportunity zone in support of the Southwest Washington Redevelopment Plan at Monday night's regular March meeting. More...

Qualifying periods set for July primary, November election

The qualifying period for the General Primary election in July has been set for the last week of April. Supervisor of Elections Judge Jim Burton said that the qualifying period will begin at 9 a.m. More...

News

Dual program presented for Rotarians

Ed Pope III (left) and Ashley Barnett told the Washington Rotary Club about how the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce and the county tourism officeare separate entities but complementary of each other as they work toward the economic growth of th More...

Petersilie house 'restored, not just remodeled'

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...

New FBLA chapter organized; students nominated for JNYLC

A new chapter of Future Business Leaders of America has been formed at Washington-Wilkes Middle School with 27 seventh and eighth graders as members. The club is under the guidance of Lise Kalla, business and information technology teacher. More...

Sports

Turkey hunting season opens March 22; harvest expected to be lower than usual

Turkey hunters across the state are dusting off their calls in preparation for another exciting turkey season. More...

Hackney finishes in top ten

Austin Hackney, a first-year wrestler, finished in the top ten of his weight class at the Little Kids USA Team Georgia State Wrestling Championships last Saturday, March 8. More...

Tigers beat Putman in extra innings for first region win as season heats up

The Washington-Wilkes Tigers got the region baseball schedule off to the right start by beating the Putnam County Eagles 4-2 on Monday. More...

Personalities

Representatives attend Ga. Chamber breakfast

Three Washington-Wilkes representatives attended the annual Georgia Chamber of Commerce Breakfast held at the Georgia Freight Depot in Atlanta. More...

'Managing your Handicaps' to be theme of Tea and Learn March 13

Wills Memorial Hospital will host a Tea and Learn March 13 in the hospital cafe. The subject will be "Managing Your Handicaps." Anne Myers, RN, MSN, will be the featured speaker. Mrs. More...

Bride-elect April Smith honored at photo frame, album shower

The home of Anissa Marxsen was the scene of a photo frame and album shower honoring bride-elect April Smith on Sunday, March 2. Tracy McAvoy joined Mrs. Marxsen in entertaining. More...