April 3, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Corrections officer Tim Crook announces candidacy for Sheriff

Tim Crook, an officer at the Wilkes Pre-Release Center, has announced his candidacy for Sheriff of Wilkes County. More...

'Your Hometown' Tour is a big hit as WJBF-TV broadcasts live here

With sirens blasting, the WJBFTV News Channel 6 team rolled into Washington last Friday, bringing their "Your Hometown" Tour to broadcast the evening news from The Square before an appreciative crowd. More...

Manager shows off Pope Center

Deb Talley (right) of Washington Events Management took members of the Washington Rotary Club on a tour of The Pope Center last Thursday, March 27, and showed them the many features and capabilities the facility offers for conferences, meetings, ba More...

Young Farmers set big truck and tractor pull at Aonia Sat., April 12

The first big pull of the season will bring back the sounds of thunder to the Wilkes County Young Farmer Truck and Tractor Pull on Saturday, April 12, at the facility off Highway 78 at Big Cedar Road in Aonia. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Ready for the Tour all over town

T our of Homes weekend has arrived and with it comes a busy time. The Candlelight Tour featuring three Downtown lofts gets underway at 5 p.m. Friday and the Day Tour with fivehomes to be toured will be open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. More...

Opinions

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Eat, Drink, and be Merry

I just got to thinking as I often do without putting too much of a strain on my old noggin'. The Bible says that in the last days, people will be eating and drinking to excess. More...

Vox Pop

Hillary Clinton said she "remembered" entering Bosnia in 1996 while under sniper fireand that a planned greeting ceremony was canceled. CBS News video of the trip shows the ceremony taking place with little or no concern of danger. More...

Obituaries

Stephen Lee de Shazo

Funeral services for Stephen Lee de Shazo, 60, of Washington were held Saturday, March 15, 2008, at Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel, Tuscaloosa, Ala., with Dr. Kenneth Dunnivant of Tuscaloosa First United Methodist Church officiating. More...

Kimberly Ann Wylie

Funeral services for Minister Kimberly Ann Wylie, 43, of Washington were held Saturday, March 29, 2008, at Springfield Baptist Church with Bishop Jerry F. Hutchins officiating. Interment was in City West Cemetery. More...

Margareat Stoddard Bowdoin

A memorial service for Margareat Stoddard Bowdoin, 89, of Atlanta was held Monday, March 31, 2008, at The Cathedral of St. Philip in the Mikell Chapel in Atlanta. She died Thursday, March 27, at Lenbrook in Atlanta. Mrs. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Signup has begun for the Washington-Wi lke s Parks and Recreation Blue and Gold Basketball Camp to be held June 9-20 for ages 13-16; and May 26-June 5 for ages 8-12. For more information call 706-678-1454. More...

One teen suffers gunshot, another 15-year-old in jail from playing with handgun

One 15-year-old Washington youth is recovering from a gunshot wound and another 15-year-old is behind bars, charged with shooting his friend while playing with a pistol last week. Washington Police Lt. J.D. More...

City council awards sewage lift station contracts, considers building moratorium for Rusher Street

The Washington City Council, in a called meeting Thursday afternoon, March 27, awarded the contract for two sewage lift stations, considered a building moratorium for the city's redevelopment area, and passed two pouring licenses for local business More...

Wilkes Chief Deputy Mike Sisson announces candidacy for Sheriff

Wilkes Chief Deputy Mike Sisson, who has served as the county's acting sheriff for the past two years, has announced his candidacy for Wilkes County Sheriff. More...

'Fiddler on the Roof' production all set for four performances Tour of Homes weekend

The Bolton Lunceford Playhouse is a flurry of activity and energy as the cast and crew make final preparations and dress rehersals for Thursday's opening night. Fiddler on the Roof will run three evening performances at 8 p.m. More...

A close call at Slaton's Crossing

Two drivers thought they had a green light, and they may have been right. More...

Agency on Aging says help is available for senior citizens in need

The Area Agency on Aging, a division of the CSRA Regional Development Center, in Augusta, reminds citizens that help is only a phone call away when they need it. More...

News

Class is tops in saving pennies

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

Summer Drama Camp planned; registration being held in April

Registration for this year's Summer Drama Camp at the Bolton Lunceford Playhouse began 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...

W-WMS Corner

Baseball team posts big wins; passing students have a party

Amethyst Wynn, Middle School Graduation Coach and the graduation coach students attended the 11th Annual Adolescent Youth Symposium hosted by the Iota Gamma Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. More...

Sports

Tiger strongman Dan Wylie still unbeaten in drive for shot put, discus state titles

Dan Wylie continues to defend his double state crown in track and field as he remains undefeated in the shot put and discus throw with just a few meets to go before region and state track competition. More...

Diamond Girls lend a hand on game days

2008 Washington-Wilkes Diamond Girls are (front, l-r) Mariah Crew, Victoria McClendon, (middle) Loni Thomson, Ansley Newsome, Melacia Cullars, Ashley West, Lauren Harrison, (back) Gabby Lavendar, Cayla Gilland, Jessica Echols, Dawn Powers, Susan Pe More...

Caleb Saggus' no-hitter brings easy win; Tigers still second place in Region 8-AA

Senior pitcher Caleb Saggus threw a no-hitter last Friday as the Washington-Wilkes Tigers cruised to an easy 12-0 win over the Tigers of Greene County. More...

Worship

Pathway Church sets services for month of April

Pathway Community Church on Brown Road in Washington has announced its services for the month of April. On April 6 there will be a covered dish meal at 6 p.m., followed by worship and teaching at 7 p.m. The speaker will be Chris Andrews. More...

Sardis Baptist Church celebrates Youth Sunday with 21 participating

Youth Sunday at Sardis Baptist Church Sunday morning was wonderful with 21 young people and children participating. More...

Personalities

Laura Joann Baldwin to marry Wesley Neal Seabolt on May 10

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Keith Baldwin of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Joann, of Augusta, to Wesley Neal Seabolt, also of Augusta, son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Seabolt, Jr. of Blairsville. More...

Garner Bailey celebrates fifth birthday Mar. 23

Garner Bailey, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Bailey, was fiveyears old on March 23, Easter Sunday, and celebrated on two different occasions. More...

Open for Tour

The North Alexander School sports the bright new look it will have when the window restoration, now is progress, is complete. The historic l897 structure will be open for tour Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...