May 22, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

W-W Chamber of Commerce grows thanks to efforts by members, board of directors

A full-court press by Washington- Wilkes Chamber of Commerce board members, and changes at the Chamber office,have seen membership in the local group almost double in the last few months. More...

New School of Modern Music now offers rock music lessons in W-W

With the opening of the Classic South School of Modern Music, two musicians are about to offer local music students the chance to reach for their rock music dreams. More...

Memorial project taking shape

Donna Hardy and Wilkes Pre-Release Center Superintendent Ricky Cobb are shown inspecting one of the flags to be used on a Wilkes County corrections officermemorial project. More...

Jillian M. Rogers is candidate for Wilkes Probate Judge office

Jillian M. Rogers has announced her candidacy for Wilkes County Probate Judge. A lifelong resident with strong family ties to Wilkes County, Rogers will qualify for the nonpartisan officein June. The daughter of Wilkes County Sheriff Gary A. More...

Springfield Baptist sets conference for 'Women in White'

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...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Holiday brings early deadlines

B arbara and Donald Wheatley are members of the CSRA Shag Club of Augusta and Aiken, S.C. Last week Barbara and Donald organized a dance hosted by Guillaume Slama at the Fitzpatrick Hotel. More...

Opinions

The House that George Built By WILFRED SHEED

Book Review

Wilfred Sheed is a writer (six novels) and a critic; the extended title of this book is "With a little help from Irving, Cole, and a crew of about fifty." Probably not necessary is to add the last names of Gershwin, Berlin, and Porter. More...

Political Cartoon

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Sports

Tournament Saturday will feature 4 teams in adult basketball action

Four adult basketball teams will get together this weekend for a double elimination tournament sponsored by the Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department. The tournament will be held at the W-WPRD gymnasium beginning at 9 a.m. 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 do these names bring to mind? Tyrekus "A.J." Bowman, Franchot Brown, Lazarus Chennault, Jamaal Binns, Andrew Jackson, and Denorio Quinn. More...

Basketball camp dates changed for players 8-12, 13-16

The dates for the Blue and Gold Basketball Camp sponsored by the Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department have been changed. For ages 8-12, the camp will start on May 28 and continue until June 10 from 9 a.m. until noon. More...

Personalities

Lizzie Newsome, Justin Holmes guests of honor at linen shower

Engaged couple Lizzie Newsome and Justin Holmes were guests of honor at a family linen shower Saturday evening, May 17, at the home of the bride-elect's aunt and uncle, Jo and Buzzy Randall on East Robert Toombs Avenue. More...

Samantha Thornton celebrates twelfth birthday on April 27

Samantha Thornton, daughter of Brandy and Eric Thornton, was 12 years old on April 27 and celebrated on two occasions. On her birthday Samantha was treated to a party at the Augusta Ice Sport Center where everyone enjoyed pizza and drinks. More...

Tiya Smith honored at fourth birthday party on April 13

Tiya Smith, daughter of Tracy Smith and Meredith Smith, celebrated her fourth birthday on April 13 and was honored with two parties. On her birthday Tiya was treated to a cookout in Danburg. More...

'School of Rock' jams downtown

Washington's Justin Wilson (seated), and William Taylor Walker held a jam session on The Square Friday evening hoping to attract students to their Classic South School of Modern Music. Story on page 18. More...

Board of Education gets early CRCT results, discuss statewide controversy on low scores

In its regular May meeting Monday night, the Wilkes County Board of Education got preliminary score summaries on the controversial CRCT tests which show a majority of Georgia students failing some areas. More...

Inaugural Classic South Horse Fair gets 'awesome response'

Hundreds of horse owners and potential horse owners, along with hard-working volunteers and sponsors, made Saturday's inaugural Classic South Horse Fair a success, organizers say. More...

Homeownership workshop set for Saturday 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...

DaVita Washington's Sonya Roth earns award for exemplary service to patients, colleagues

Sonya Roth, the Facility Administrator at DaVita Washington Dialysis, has been awarded DaVita's national Core Value Award for Service Excellence for her exemplary service to her patients, partnering physicians, and teammates at DaVita Washington. More...

Tommy Saggus is candidate for Wilkes Chief Magistrate

Tommy Saggus has announced his candidacy for Wilkes County Chief Magistrate Judge, which will be decided during the General Election on November 4, 2008. The son of Frances Saggus Hensley and the late Donald R. More...

GiGi's Pizza celebrates successful small business start

After six months in business, GiGi's Pizza owners Guillaume and Sokun Slama celebrated Sunday afternoon with friends, employees, and Chamber of Commerce members. More...

News

W-W Primary Performers perform, receive musical instrument prizes

The Washington-Wilkes Primary Performers presented a program of songs for Honors Day at W-WPS. It was the last of four programs presented this year by the performing group. More...

Tailiaferro percussion ensemble performs

The students and faculty of Washington-Wilkes Primary School were entertained with a concert Friday afternoon given by the Taliaferro County Percussion Ensemble. The 25-member ensemble was under the direction of Joan Cole. More...

Key Club tells Kiwanis of plans

Jennifer Atkinson, W-WCHS Key Club faculty advisor (center), and Megan Churning, Kiwanis Division 6 Key Club Lieutenant Governor (right), were the guest speakers at the Washington Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, May 20. More...

Letters

Thanks for success of 1st Classic South Horse Fair Saturday

TO THE EDITOR: I would like to share my gratitude with the community for its support of the First Annual Classic South Horse Fair. The number of local businesses that participated in the event was greatly appreciated. More...

Obituaries

JoAnna Morris Elkins

Funeral services for JoAnna Morris Elkins, 95, of Fortsonia were held Thursday, May 15, 2008, at the Fortsonia Baptist Church with Rev. Connie Ivester officiating. She died May 12. Mrs. More...

Jeanne Daniel Beckum

A memorial service for Jeanne Daniel Beckum, 80, of Rome, formerly of Washington, was held Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Rome, with Rev. Janice Bracken Wright and Rev. Greg Tallant officiating. 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...

Worship

First Methodist Church to present musical 'Never the Same' June 19

The First United Methodist Church of Washington, Georgia will host a musical on Thursday, June 19, at 7 p.m. "Never the Same" will be performed by The New World Generation Youth Choir of the First United Methodist Church of Hendersonville, Tenn. More...

Church shoppers and hoppers

Nowadays folks shop for churches like they're shopping for groceries -- hopping here and there trying to choose a brand of church that suits their fancy and I'm not talking about those who are called to go out and minister. More...

Don't Forget

Don't forget

White Rock Baptist Church, Lincolnton, will honor the pastor, Rev. Seymore Harrison, for two years of service on Sunday, May 25, 3 p.m. Rev. More...