May 1, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Local volunteers, organizing committee make Tour de Georgia visit a success

After months of planning and weeks of preparation, downtown Washington was transformed last Wednesday as the Stage 3 start of the Tour de Georgia came to town, with Tour staff setting up stages, tents, barricades, and sound systems - all to send s More...

'I Do! I Do!' opens at Playhouse next weekend

Gail and Tom Duggan are ready to celebrate New Year's Eve in the upcoming play at The Bolton Lunceford Playhouse. "I Do! I Do!" will be presented May 8, 9, 10 at 8:00 p.m. and May 11 at 3:00 p.m. Reservations may be made by calling 706-678-9582. More...

No campaigning, smoking, drinking at Relay for Life

While this weekend's Relay for Life will be a fun, fund-raising event, there's no room for beer, cigarettes, or political candidates. During the event, event chairman Cathy Lannae said, Relay rules prohibit dogs, alcohol, smoking at the site. More...

Drunk driving, driving without licenses top April's roundup of law enforcement

Drunk driving and driving without a license were the most common incidents reported by law enforcement in Wilkes County during the month of April. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

A long way from home

T our de Georgia 2008, our long-awaited bike race with a stage beginning in Washington Wilkes, is now history and we move on to other things -- many other things. It was a successful event for Tour de Georgia and for Washington-Wilkes. Lt. More...

Opinions

Just a Thought

Some preachers mostly preach only prosperity. Some mostly preach only positive thinking. Some mostly preach only about God's love. Some mostly preach only about God's judgment. But Jesus and the Apostles preached and taught it all. More...

Political Cartoon

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Book Review

Life Class By PAT BARKER

Pat Barker is an English writer, a winner of the Booker Prize, who is noted also for her Regeneration Trilogy about World War I. She returns to that time in Life Class, once again including historical figures in her story. More...

Obituaries

Fannie Anderson Jackson

Funeral services for Fannie Anderson Jackson, 93, were held Saturday, April 26, 2008, at Jackson Chapel AME Church, Washington, with Rev. James L. Lawson officiating. Interment was in Mt. Pleasant AME Church cemetery. More...

Billy Eugene Bailey

Graveside services were held for Billy Eugene Bailey, 76, of West Liberty Street, Washington, on Friday, April 25, 2008, at the Rehoboth Baptist Church Cemetery, Metasville, with Rev. Paul Reviere officiating. More...

Claire Giles Crittenden

A celebration of the life of Claire Giles Crittenden, age 5, of Heritage Lane, Easley, S.C., was held Monday, April 28, 2008, at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home in Easley. More...

Don't Forget

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation is having sign-up for the Blue and Gold Basketball Camp. Ages are 8-12 years old, May 26-June 5; 13-16 years old, June 9-20. For more information, call 706-678-1454. More...

Qualifying for July 15 primary election sees 12 Wilkes County candidates so far

Qualifying will close Friday at noon for the General Primary election in July, and numerous Wilkes County candidates have already qualified by press time for this issue. More...

ATV rider injured in Aonia crash

Wilkes County EMS and Rescue 1 personnel help load an injured Frankie Shank into the LifeFlight air ambulance last Thursday after Shank crashed his Yamaha Raptor on Smith Mill Road near Highway 78 in Aonia. More...

Entrepreneur lunch offers help for new, small businesses

Entrepreneurs and small-business owners are invited to the first Washington-Wilkes Entrepreneur Learning Lunch. Friday, May 2, at Mary Wills Library. The Learning Lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. and end by 12:30. More...

Observance is today at noon

The public is invited to today's observance of the National Day of Prayer. More...

'I Do! I Do!' set to open Thursday, May 8 after many hours of study and rehearsal

When the Washington Little Theater Co. play, "I Do! I Do!" opens Thursday night, May 8, it will be the result of many hours of study, rehearsal, sewing, gathering of props, and the many other activities associated with producing a play. More...

Seniors Walk at Midnight Masquerade

An appreciative crowd of hundreds filled temporary stands at The Pope Center Saturday night to applaud as Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School seniors took their traditional Senior Walk at the Prom. More...

News

Local club recognized

During festivities at Rotary International's District Conference held in Athens April 18-19, the Washington Rotary Club was honored to receive a "Silver Award" for "Outstanding Club Participation" during 2007-2008. More...

Sardis Baptist Church to hold homecoming services Sunday

Historical Sardis Baptist Church, Rayle, will have homecoming services Sunday, May 4. Several special guests and events have been planned and everybody is invited to attend. Sunday School will begin at 10 a.m. with services following at 11 a.m. More...

W-W FCCLA members attend leadership meeting in Athens

Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School FCCLA members, Jasmine Cleveland, Shanaye Blackmon, Victoria McClendon, Mariah Crew, and their adviser, Sheila Callaway, attended the Georgia FCCLA State Leadership Meeting in Athens at the Classic Center More...

Letters

Thanks for community support for Prom 2008

TO THE EDITOR: THANKS to the most supportive community in the world! W-W's 2008 prom, A Midnight Masquerade, was a huge success due to the generous support of parents and many of our community members. We also have WONDERFUL young people. More...

Thanks for 'Month of Music' help

TO THE EDITOR: The Washington-Wilkes Arts Foundation ventured away from its usual format of a weekend music festival. More...

How many will die before Georgia DOT puts up traffic light?

TO THE EDITOR: I remember when the North By- Pass was built and the city tried to get a traffic light put at the intersection of Poplar Drive and the By- Pass. Thirteen people were killed there before the DOT finally put up the light. More...

Sports

Tigers will enter state playoffs on May 9; playing for seeding, site today at Dawson

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger baseball team earned a berth in the state playoffs on Saturday in a 15-5 comeback win over visiting Dawson County to take the first round of region 8AA playoff action. More...

Tigers qualify for state at region track meet; Wylie to defend titles

A total of six Washington-Wilkes Tigers qualified for the state track meet by virtue of their placings in the region meet which was held last Friday and Monday. As a team, W-W finished in third place behind Greene County and North Oconee. More...

Long to play for Aiken Tech

Scottie Long, a standout on the basketball court for the Washington-Wilkes Tigers for the past few seasons, has been awarded a scholarship to continue his athletic career at Aiken Technical College. More...

Personalities

Sybil Wheeler Veazey guest of honor at 90th birthday drop-in

Sybil Wheeler Veazey of Crawfordville was honored on the occasion of her 90th birthday at a drop-in party Sunday afternoon, March 30, at the Taliaferro Senior Center in Crawfordville. More...

Kelsey Grace Leard treated to princess party on March 29

Kelsey Grace Leard, daughter of Laura and Jack Leard III, celebrated her third birthday with a Disney Princess theme party ather home on March 29. Her birthday was April 6. More...

100 Women in White conference May 23-25 at Springfield Baptist

The Springfield Baptist Church Women's Department will have its 100 Women In White Conference beginning Friday night, May 23, and continuing through May 25. Speakers for the Friday program at 7 p.m. More...