April 24, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Prom, Senior Walk set for Saturday eve at The Pope Center

With a theme of "A Midnight Masquerade" the 2008 Washington- Wilkes Comprehensive High School Junior-Senior Prom will be held Saturday night at The Pope Center. A highlight of the evening will be the traditional Senior Walk. More...

Volunteers, organizers set for next weekend's Relay for Life at W-W Parks and Recreation

With the 2008 Wilkes County Relay for Life just a little over a week away, organizers say they are making good progress in making or exceeding their goal of raising $50,000. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Miss Fanny's sub stays busy

Washington-Wilkes continues to have a steady influxof tourists to our town which has been as beautiful as I have seen it in my many years. Jo Randall has been filling in as tour guide for Miss Fanny who is outof town for a month. More...

Opinions

Good health and prosper

What a misconscrewed (my homespun word for misunderstood) subject this is. To start with, let's understand that the greatest way God blesses us is with priceless blessings that cannot be measured in monetary value. More...

Political Cartoon

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Book Review

Manhunt

John Wilkes Booth is a famous name. I suspect that most of us could identify him as the assassin of Abraham Lincoln if we appeared on Jeopardy. More...

Personalities

Laura Baldwin honored at miscellaneous bridal shower

Laura Baldwin of Augusta was honored at a miscellaneous bridal shower on Saturday, April 19, at the home of Mark and Emilie Waters on East Robert Toombs Avenue given by Mrs. Waters, Patricia Burton and Lynn Simmons of Washington. More...

Jessica Eason entertained at bridal shower on April 19

Jessica Eason, bride-elect of Brett Northenor of Macon, was entertained at a miscellaneous shower Saturday morning, April 19, at the home of Nancy and Danny Barnett on Sims Street. Hostesses for the occasion with Mrs. More...

Whitney Lorraine James, Jacob Kenneth Richards exchange marriage vows on Saturday, March 29

Whitney Lorraine James of Washington and Jacob Kenneth Richards of Lincolnton were united in marriage in an impressive double-ring ceremony Saturday, March 29, at six o'clock in the evening at the First Baptist Church in Washington. Rev. More...

Board of Education hears good news, bad from GDOT on new school's traffic plans

The Wilkes County Board of Education heard a mixed report on Georgia DOT plans for the new school traffic control, honored 13 Young Georgia Authors, and voted to hire a full-time technology technician Monday night. More...

Young Georgia Author advances

Wilkes County Superintendent Joyce Williams (left) joined Board of Education members in honoring Katie Trimm, whose 2007 Young Georgia Authors entry "Your World" advanced to district competition, at Monday night's Wilkes County Board of Education mee More...

Qualifying opens at courthouse Monday at 9 a.m. for seven local races in Primary Election July 15

Qualifying will open at 9 a.m. Monday, April 28, for the General Primary election in July, and numerous Wilkes County candidates are expected to qualify. More...

News

Wilsbary's big sale is set for May 2 at Mary Willis library

The annual Wilsbary's book, bake, and plant sale sponsored by Friends of the Mary Willis Library is set for Friday, May 2. The sale will open at 10 a.m. on the lawn of the library at 204 East Liberty Street. More...

Aspiring authors may participate in Wilkes book

Have you ever dreamed of writing your own book? If you live in or have roots in Wilkes County, your dream can come true. More...

Third graders learn 'lots' at Washington Historical Museum

Once I went to the Washington Historical Museum. I learned lots of things. I learned how they cooked food ove100 year a bell in the backyard that had fallen from a tower and it had a big crack in it. More...

Sports

Tigers beat Oglethorpe in extra innings to finish second in 8AA

There was no way the Washington Wilkes Tigers could overtake North Oconee in the Region 8AA South race last week so the loss to the Titans on Tuesday, April 15, made little difference - at least at the end. More...

Tigers to host Dawson County in first round of playoffs Friday

Since the W-W Tiger baseball team finished solidly in second place in Region 8AA South, the first playoff series will be played at Tiger Field this Friday, April 25, beginning at 1 p.m. The two-out-of-three series with Dawson County (No. More...

Girls track team takes second at region meet; five headed for state

The Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School Tiger girls track team finished second overall in the region track meet and will be sending fivemembers to the state meet in Albany next week. More...

Obituaries

Frances Arnold Harvey

A private family graveside service for Frances Arnold Harvey, 82, of Washington and Marietta, was held Friday, April 18, 2008, at the Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery in Rayle. She died Tuesday, April 15, in Marietta. Mrs. More...

Lula Mae Edwards

A celebration of the life of Lula Mae Edwards, 90, formerly of Washington, was held Saturday, April 19, 2008, at the New Salem Baptist Church, Washington, with Pastor Robert L. Reynolds officiating and Pastor James L. Henderson of New St. More...

Harry Joseph Reynolds

Funeral services for Harry Joseph Reynolds, 87, of Crawfordville were held Monday, April 14, 2008, at the Crawfordville Baptist Church with Rev. John Autry officiating. Interment with military honors was in the church cemetery. He died April 9. 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...