March 27, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Candidate for Wilkes Co. Sheriff disqualified for not meeting local residency requirement

One candidate for Wilkes County Sheriff has been disqualified for the officebecause she does not meet the Secretary of State's residency requirements. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Hummingbirds have returned

This Friday -- March 28 -- is when we're all supposed to be seen on The Square in Downtown Washington from about noon until 6:30 p.m. More...

Opinions

More Money than Sense

I know a man who sells Gucci tennis shoes and visors as a side line. They may be counterfeit for all I know. More...

Book Review

Flying Out of Brooklyn By BEVERLY MAGID

The story begins when Rose Martin, not a person who complained or talked much, quietly walked off the edge of the fireescape of her fifth-floor apartment. More...

Vox Pop

Easter was last Sunday and spring has arrived. Flowers and trees are beginning to bloom and the weather is decidedly warmer. Are you affected by "Spring Fever?" What is your favorite part of Spring? More...

Obituaries

Willie Lee Perlotte

Funeral services for Willie Lee Perlotte, 70, were held Saturday, March 22, 2008, at Lexington Avenue Church of Christ with Minister James Pritchard officiating. Interment was in City West Cemetery. More...

Gregory Michael Harrison

Funeral services for Gregory Michael (Bo) Harrison, 48, of Carlton were held Sunday, March 16, 2008, at the Vesta Baptist Church with Rev. Russell Bruce officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. He died Friday, March 14. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The 51st Annual Sharon Wild Game Supper will be held Saturday, March 29, at the Sharon-Raytown Garden Club Community House beginning at 5 p.m. The supper will be served buffet style and there will be something for everyone to enjoy. More...

Oglethorpe Co. threat accidentally triggers false alarm emergency response in Wilkes

Washington and Wilkes County authorities reacted Friday to a suspected threat that turned out to be an offshoot of a Oglethorpe County school bomb threat. More...

Three arrested for burglary of Kettle Creek Arms here, some weapons still sought

Three people are in custody after allegedly breaking into a Washington sporting goods store and stealing dozens of guns early Saturday morning. Sentario A. More...

Fiddler production: 'meager budget, incredible creative resources'

On the Saturday before Easter, the Bolton Lunceford Theater was full of activity with an early morning rehearsal. More...

News

Engineers explain DOT procedures

George Brewer, pre-construction engineer (left), and Tony Collins, district engineer (right), of the Georgia Department of Transportation spoke to the Washington Rotary Club at its regular lunch meeting on Thursday, March 20, and explained the proces More...

Summer Drama Camp planned; registration to be held in April

Registration for this year's Summer Drama Camp at the Bolton Lunceford Playhouse will begin on April 1 and continue through April 30. Registration and scholarship forms can be found at either www. thewltc.com or any Wilkes County school office. More...

Elizabeth Keen is selected as NSHSS member

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) has announced that Briarwood Academy student Elizabeth Keen of Washington Wilkes has been selected for membership. More...

Letters

Be sure to know the whole pipeline story

TO THE EDITOR: It is imperative that landowners potentially impacted by Elba Express Pipeline in counties from Wrens GA to Anderson SC know "the entire story" not just the part being told by Elba representatives. More...

Sports

Tigers rebound with two wins, continue region play this week

After the Region 8AA bobble to North Oconee last week, the Washington-Wilkes Tiger baseball team has bounced back with strong and impressive wins over two region opponents. More...

Little League Day set this Saturday, Ashley Park, 10 a.m.

The Annual Washington-Wilkes Little League Day has been scheduled for Saturday, March 29, beginning at 10 a.m. at Ashley Park. This year's day is going to be a little different. More...

Basketball awards presented at annual banquet; Lucious Stewart gets top honor

Members of the Washington- Wilkes Tiger boys basketball team received special individual awards and the team was recognized as Region 8AA champion at the team's annual banquet held at the school last week. More...

Personalities

Briarwood students take trip to Space and Rocket Center

Four Wilkes County students joined fellow eighth grade students from Briarwood Academy for a trip to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. More...

Out in front of Relay race

Students at Washington-Wilkes Primary School are participating in many activities to raise money for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. Kim Bearse's third grade class was the first class to fillup a two-liter jug with pennies. More...

Briarwood Academy Chorus presents Fiddler on the Roof' March 28-29

Tickets for the Briarwood Academy Chorus production of Fiddler on the Roof, which will be presented at 8 p.m. on March 28-29 in the Briarwood gym, are now on sale in the school office. More...