May 15, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Commission issues letters ordering consistent county address numbering

About 500 Wilkes County residences and businesses have been notified that they must change their addresses before July 1. More...

Young Poets to be published

Some 18 young Wilkes County poets will have their poems published in A Celebration of Young Poets this spring. Mrs. More...

Washington Presbyterian minister has interesting Navy background

The Washington Presbyterian Church has a new minister with a wide-ranging background who really appreciates his new flock. Rev. Glen Kohlhagen is a retired U.S. More...

Homeownership workshop set for Saturday, May 24 at Pope Center

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

Olin C. Newby declares candidacy for District 2 Commission seat

Olin C. Newby has announced his candidacy for the District 2 seat on the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners. Newby came to Wilkes County in 1961 as Vocational Agriculture teacher at Washington-Wilkes High School. More...

We've got to stop meeting like this

Rescue 1 and Wilkes EMS personnel tend to a driver in what is becoming an all-too-regular occurence, in which two vehicles try to occupy the intersection of East Robert Toombs and the Thomson Highway at the same time Monday morning. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Go through Athens to get next door

The Office Cat

W alter Bunch in Tignall needs a little help in solving a mystery. He has been cleaning an old building in Tignall and found an old World War I memorial monument. That's World War I, not II. More...

Opinions

The Blue Star By TONY EARLEY

Book Review

In the Prologue to this account of a young man's high school senior year, we read letters from 1918 and 1941. We are well into the novel before we are sure about the significanceof these letters. More...

Vox Pop

Five candidates have qualified to run for Wilkes County Sheriff. What do you think are the most important issues facing those candidates in their race to be the county's top law enforcement officer? More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Bessie Wellmaker McLendon

Funeral services for Bessie Wellmaker McLendon, 92, of Washington were held Sunday, May 11, 2008, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Baltimore Road, Washington, with Rev. L.V. Turman officiating. Interment was in Resthaven Cemetery. She died May 8. More...

Matilda Lee Thompson Bufford

Funeral services for Matilda "Tillie" Lee Thompson Bufford, 84, of Tignall, were held Saturday, May 10, 2008, at Beulah Baptist Church with Rev. Jamie Callaway officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. She died Thursday, May 8. More...

Henrietta Hodges Wolfe

Funeral services for Henrietta Hodges Wolfe of Martinez, formerly of Washington, were held Friday, May 9, 2008, in the chapel of Hopkins Funeral Home, Washington, with Rev. Butch Baston officiating. More...

Personalities

Washington Personal Mention

Visiting Mother's Day with Belle Story were Gail and Phil Oliver and Tiffany Oliver of LaGrange; Nancy and Olin Miller and Elizabeth Miller of Watkinsville; and Jacquelyn Johnson. More...

Robyn Williams, Donald Gunter honored at garden shower May 10

Engaged couple Robyn Williams and Donald Gunter, both of Anderson, S.C., were entertained at a Garden and Tool Shower Saturday evening, May 10, at the Washington- Wilkes Country Club. More...

Cindy L. Goolsby receives Doctorate of Pharmacy degree

Cindy L. Goolsby graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy with a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree Saturday, May 3. This celebrated accomplishment is the culmination of four years of intense study and practice. More...

Councilman challenges Mayor concerning Southwest Washington redevelopment plan

A councilman's struggle with the details of the multi-year Southwest Washington Redevelopment Plan, and his challenging of the mayor on parts of the plan that the councilman had agreed to, brought Monday night's meeting of the Washington City Counc More...

Saturday's Classic South Horse Fair to bring growing horse culture to Callaway Plantation

Preparations are nearly complete for Saturday's first Annual Classic South Horse Fair to be held at Callaway Plantation with an eye toward the growing equine industry in the area. More...

Voice your ideas for downtown at open house meeting Tuesday

Got a rave or a rant about downtown Washington? Tuesday is your chance to be heard. More...

Child molestation suspect pleads to felony sexual battery, gets fiveyears

Judge Harold A. Hinesley sentenced an accused child molester to the maximum in a last-minute plea deal in Wilkes County Superior Court Monday afternoon, avoiding traumatic testimony by the now fiveyear old victim. More...

Local couple not fooled by fake sweepstakes scammers

Scammers claiming that a Wilkes County couple had won millions came up against a pair of retirees too sharp to be fooled, and they want to warn others to watch out. More...

Lunch and Learn hears Dr. Johnston

MedLink Washington staff physician Dr. Lester Johnston spoke at last week's Wills Memorial Hospital Lunch and Learn. Hosted by Pat Niemann (r) Dr. More...

Whitehall Street closed down due to gas leak

An accident in a Whitehall Street driveway last Wednesday caused a natural gas leak that forced the street to be shut down for some 90 minutes. More...

News

Four Wilkes seniors to graduate from Briarwood Academy Friday

Four Wilkes County students will graduate from Briarwood Academy during commencement exercises for the 26 members of the Class of 2008 at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 16, at the Clinton H. Grant Field House at Briarwood. More...

W-WCHS to hold Honors Day Wed., May 21 in gym

Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School plans to honor students on Wednesday, May 21, at 8:30 a.m. in the high school gym. More...

Rayle's Tech Sgt. Mike Vaughn uses high-tech kit to assess disaster damage during earthquake drill

COMALAPA AIR BASE, El Salvador (AFPN) - Two Joint Task Force-Bravo civil engineers provided damage assessment for humanitarian purposes during a regional disaster relief exercise involving military and civilian agencies May 5 here. More...

Letters

Thanks expressed for all the support of golf tournament

TO THE EDITOR: I would like to thank all of the people who helped put the Tiger Club Golf tournament together. Thanks go especially to coaches Rob Jackson, Donny Swinson, and Russell Morgan. More...

Sports

Briarwood girls runner-up in GISA Region 1AA

With Lizzie Keen leading the way with first place finishes in four events and a second place finish in the pole vault, the Briarwood Academy Lady Bucs took second place overall at the GISA Region 1AA track meet held at Gatewood Academy in Eatonton. More...

Wylie repeats as champ in discus at state meet; score puts team in top 10

Not only did Tiger senior Dan Wylie successfully defend his state championship in the discus throw, his point total at the Georgia State Track Meet secured a top ten finish for Washington-Wilkes for the third year in a row. More...

Five Lady Tigers compete at state meet May 1-3

Nikki Freeman finished in sixth place in the shot put when the Washington-Wilkes Lady Tigers track team participated in the state track meet in Albany May 1-3. She also competed in the discus throw. More...

Worship

Author of Confusion

The Word says that God is not the author of confusion. In other words, it was not part of His plan. The devil is the author of confusion! The more trouble he can stir up the better he likes it and especially if it's in the church. Amen! More...

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...

Phillips Mill Baptist honors moms, dedicates babies for Mothers Day

It was a nice day at Phillips Mill Baptist Church on Mother's Day. Good singing and love were shown. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church will have Women's Day on Sunday, May 18, 11:30 a.m., with Evangelist Agnes Hanson as the speaker. More...