May 8, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

DDA sets Open House Tuesday, May 20 at Chamber

In an effort to document the opinions of downtown shoppers, business owners, visitors, and Washington Wilkes residents, Washington's Downtown Development Agency is holding an Open House May 20. More...

Inaugural Classic South Horse Fair set for Saturday, May 17, at Callaway Plantation

With an eye toward the growing equine industry in the area, Wilkes County's first Annual Classic South Horse Fair will be held at Callaway Plantation on Saturday May 17. More...

Andrew Jackson to run for District 3 Board of Education

Andrew Jackson, former teacher and principal in the Wilkes County school system, has announced his intention to qualify as a candidate for the District 3 seat on the Wilkes County Board of Education. More...

The Miracle of Shrimp and Taters

The turnout for the 2008 Relay for Life Survivors's Dinner Thursday night was overwhelming, but somehow Joe Barnett and his helpers struggled to stretch his signature Low Country Boil recipe to fillsome 50 more folks than had RSVPed. More...

Commissioner Donna Hardy runs for re-election in Wilkes District

Incumbent District 2 Commissioner Donna B. Hardy has announced her candidacy for re-election to a seat on the Wilkes County Commission. "I would again like be your Commissioner for District Two," she said. More...

"I've never won anything before!"

Edith Beckum (right) of Lincolnton was thrilled to findout she was the winner of a raffle for a Stephen Sawyer signed print presented by Margie Burke. The raffle was a fund-raiser for the Washington Church of God Relay for Life team, and Mrs. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

'Red River Valley' in Chinese

B onnie Allison and Renee Brown are home from an 11-day trip to Shanghai, China. More...

Opinions

Just a Thought

What are we going to do with the kids? That's the question being raised all over the country with seemingly no real answer. More...

Book Review

People of the Book

Reviewed by PEGGY BARNETT In 1996, a rare book expert is summoned to Sarajevo by the United Nations to analyze and repair an invaluable book. The expert is Australian Hanna Heath, and the book is a centuries-old illuminated Haggadah. More...

Vox Pop

Mother's Day is next Sunday. What makes your mother special? How do you plan to honor her on Mother's Day? More...

Obituaries

K.D. Stokes

Funeral services for K.D. Stokes, 91, of Washington were held Saturday, May 3, 2008, at Heard's Chapel Baptist Church in Wilkes County with Rev. Henry T. Butler officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Clyde Jerrell Sales

Graveside services for Clyde Jerrell Sales, 82, of Crawfordville were held Saturday, May 3, 2008, at the Raytown Methodist Church Cemetery with full military honors. He died Thursday, May 1, at the Tignall Assisted Living Home in Tignall. Rev. More...

Anna Schroeder Brown

Funeral services for Anna Schroeder Brown, 75, of Ware- McLendon Road, Tignall, were held Tuesday, April 29, 2008, at the Tignall Baptist Church with Rev. Dale Fincher officiating. Interment was in the Tignall Baptist Church Cemetery. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Wa shing t on-Wi lke s Communit yBloo sponsored by Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary in conjunction with Shepeard Community Blood Center will be held Thursday, May 15, 2-7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church. More...

Wilkes County candidates qualify for July 15 Ga. General Primary Election

A dozen Wilkes County candidates have qualified for the General Primary election in July, Supervisor of Elections Judge Jim Burton said, during the qualifying period that began Monday, April 28, and closed Friday, May 2. More...

Spring Cruise-In returns to The Square

Crowds of admirers will again swarm around beautiful machines at Saturday's Spring Cruise-In on The Square. The Cruise-In is open to antiques, hot rods, muscle cars and collectibles, and there's a $7 registration fee. More...

2008 Wilkes Co. Relay for Life successful, months of fund-raising surpass all goals

The fifth annual Wilkes County Relay for Life wrapped up months of fund-raising, preparations, and community work with an all-night effort Friday that has become the biggest charity event in the county. More...

Home ownership program returns Saturday, May 24

The next "Realizing the American Dream" Workshop will be held Saturday, May 24, from 1-5 p.m. at the Pope Center. More...

Never too young to help

Students and teachers at Washington-Wilkes Primary School cheer at Friday afternoon's presentation to Relay for Life of $2,353 raised by the school's students, teachers, and staff. More...

Wilsbary and Friends put on a party

Shoppers enjoyed the selection of books, plants and goodies offered by the Friends of the Mary Willis Library Friday at the annual Wilsbary Mayfest on the lawn of the library. More...

Will Long announces candidacy for Wilkes Probate Judge office

Will Long has announced his candidacy for Wilkes County Probate Judge. Donald Wilson Long Jr., who was born and raised in Wilkes County, will qualify for the nonpartisan officein June. More...

News

Club learns about butterflies

Karen Stubbs, president of the Iris Garden Club of Washington (right), was the guest speaker for the Washington Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, May 6. More...

W-WPS students hit a home run

Two hundred fifty-fivestudents at Washington-Wilkes Primary School completed a "home run reading challenge" to earn a ticket to an Augusta GreenJackets baseball game. More...

White Rock Baptist to hold annual revival May 19-21 at 7 p.m.

White Rock Baptist Church in Lincolnton will have its annual spring revival meetings beginning Monday, May 19, and continuing through Wednesday, May 21. Services will begin at 7 p.m. Each night will feature a different minister. More...

Letters

2008 Relay for Life exceeds much more than monetary goals

TO THE EDITOR: As event coordinator and a cancer survivor, I am overwhelmed at the enormous support that the people of Washington-Wilkes demonstrated for our 2008 Relay For Life. More...

Sports

Tigers to face top-ranked Wesleyan Friday

The way the state baseball playoff brackets are paired, it didn't matter what the Washington-Wilkes Tigers did in last week's Region 8-AA seeding games, they were going to have to play a Top 10 team in the first round no matter what. More...

Basketball alumni game slated May 31 to put Tigers on Tigers

It has been two years but it's time to be reminded again. What to these names bring to mind? Tyrekus "A.J." Bowman, Franchot Brown, Lazarus Chennault, Jamaal Binns, Andrew Jackson, and Denorio Quinn. More...

Worship

Come Worship with us

Baha'i Faith 116 S Elijah Clark Dr Washington, GA 30673 (706)678-4341 Beaverdam Baptist Church 857 Beaverdam Rd. More...

Personalities

Rebekah Montgomery guest of honor at baby shower Apr. 24

Rebekah Montgomery of Lincolnton was guest of honor at a baby shower on Thursday, April 24, given by the Washington-Wilkes Elementary School Sunshine Club at the elementary school. Mrs. More...

Amanda Danielle Wolfe to wed Joshua Noel Miller on Sept. 20

Mr. and Mrs. John Clary Young of Crawfordville announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Danielle Wolfe of Washington, to Joshua Noel Miller, also of Washington, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Lauren Nicole Wylie to marry John Willie Gartrell III May 31

Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Wylie Jr. of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Nicole, to John Willie Gartrell III, son of Mrs. John Willie Gartrell Jr. and the late Mr. Gartrell, also of Washington. More...