May 29, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

$4 gas has local drivers parking pickups and picking up gas-sipping motorcycles

With gas just a hair from $4 a gallon, more and more Wilkes County folks are parking their trucks and SUVs and hopping on two wheels, and finding they can get a lot of miles - and smiles - out of every precious gallon. More...

Drug distribution cases predominant May term of Wilkes Superior Court

The results of the May proceedings of the Wilkes County Superior Court, Judge Harold A. More...

Summer Drama Camp sees more than 50 campers learning, working, preparing for 'The Wizard of Oz'

This year's Summer Drama Camp at the Bolton Lunceford Playhouse began Tuesday morning as more than 50 kids from kindergarten through high school gathered to learn hands-on the art and craft of drama. More...

A close call on the Southside

Quick response from the Washington Fire Department saved the former Southside Motors building from a trash firethat got out of control and into the walls of the building. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Post Office does a good deed

P aige Lindsey Wilson, daughter of Peggy Lindsey, and granddaughter of Willis and Phyllis Lindsey of Washington- Wilkes, graduated from Emory University in Atlanta May 12. More...

Opinions

On the Attack

Never before in the history of mankind has satan been more on the attack, simply because, believe it or not, we are truly living in the final days before the return of Jesus Christ. More...

Political Cartoon

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Vox Pop

Last Monday, the country observed Memorial Day. Does the day have any special meaning for you? Has someone close to you given his or her life in service to the country? How do you think our veterans should be remembered? More...

Obituaries

Joseph Cleveland Bufford

Graveside services for Joseph Cleveland Bufford, 58, of Delhi Road, Tignall, were held Tuesday, May 27, 2008, at Tabor Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Paul Reviere officiating. More...

Deiante L. Walton

Funeral services for Deiante L. Walton, 34, were held Thursday, May 22, 2008, at Springfield Baptist Church with Rev. Dennis J. Quinn officiating. The interment was in the City West Cemetery. More...

Worship

Raytown Baptist Church planning paint day, movie night for May 31

Raytown Baptist Church is having a paint day and movie night on Saturday, May 31, beginning at 2 p.m. All children are invited to come and paint the new children's Sunday School rooms. There will be games and activities between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. More...

Tignall Baptist sets revival services for week of June 1-4

The Tignall Baptist Church will have revival services June 1-4, using the theme "Onward Christian Soldiers." Dr. Charles Drummond will be the speaker and Rev. Andy Perryman will be leading the music with Bes Moore as pianist. More...

Mallorysville Baptist to 'Walk with Jesus' at Vacation Bible School

This year the theme for Vacation Bible School at Mallorysville Baptist Church is "Walking with Jesus" directed by Diane Compton. Bible School will begin each night at 7:00 with a meal for workers and students, and lessons, ending at 9 p.m. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Minister Marilyn Cullars Smith, Daughter of the House of Price's Grove Baptist Church, Lincolnton, will be ordained to the gospel ministry at the church on Sunday, June 1, at 2:30 p.m. Rev. More...

Mary Willis Library kicks off Vacation Reading Program

Bugs and books kicked off the Vacation Reading Program at the Mary Willis Library Saturday morning. More...

CRCT results have Wilkes Co. students, teachers dealing with higher standards

With the shock over the poor statewide results of Georgia's CRCT testing settling down, Wilkes County teachers and students are dealing with the new realities of having to meet higher standards, even if it means going to summer school to catch up. More...

Ga. State Patrol investigating fatal Thomson Highway crash

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating a head-on collision in which a Thomson man was killed and an Evans mother and her 2-year-old twins were seriously injured early Saturday morning Authorities say that the collision, on the Thomson Highway n More...

Young Farmers truck, tractor pull set for Sat., June 14 at Aonia Pass

The first big pull of the summer will bring back the sounds of thunder to the Wilkes County Young Farmer Truck and Tractor Pull on Saturday, June 14, at the facility off Highway 78 at Big Cedar Road in Aonia. More...

McDonald's honors Tiger grads

McDonald's employees (seater, l-r) Nicollette Fanning, Jaleesa Hampton; (rear) Remardo King, Josh Welch, Troy Colvard, William Hargrove, and Nikki Davis were honored at a graduation breakfast Friday morning by McDonalds owners David and Janie Cravens More...

News

Pope Farm honored by Ga. Forestry for forest stewardship

The Pope Farm, located on the Newtown Road in Wilkes County and owned by Susan and Edward Pope Jr., has received the Georgia Forestry Commission's Forest Stewardship Award and obtained Forest Steward recognition. More...

New veterinary office opens in Lincolnton

The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting at the new location of Lincoln Co. Veterinary Services on May 9. More...

W-WCHS students receive awards at annual Honors Day

Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School Honors Day 2008 was held at the school on Wednesday, May 21. Departmental awards and some individual awards were presented to students. More...

Letters

Thanks for successful Wills Mem.-Shepeard community blood drive

TO THE EDITOR: Thanks to loyal Wilkes County donors! Fifty-one donors gave their blood on Thursday, May 15, during the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and Shepeard Community Blood Center drive. More...

Sports

Washington-Wilkes Tiger tennis team ends successful season with awards

Lindsey Guin captured the top honor for the Washington-Wilkes Tiger tennis team as she was named "Most Valuable Player" for 2008 at the team's end-of-the-season celebration last week. More...

Basketball alumni game to be played this weekend will feature Tigers of the future, Tigers of the past

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 Jack- son, and Denorio Quinn. More...

Wildcats unbeatable in seven games

Members of the Wildcats soccer team who went undefeated and allowed only one goal to be scored against them are (front, l-r) Bradley Wilson, Jose Juan Olade, (middle) Maddison Johnson, Dorian Wright, Matthew Acuna, Jasmine Fry, Christopher Acuna, Cla More...

Personalities

Monique Booker attends McDonald's world convention

Monique Booker, of Washington, was selected by McDonald's Corporation to represent the Atlanta region restaurants at its 2008 World Wide Convention held recently in Orlando, Florida. More...

Mt. Carmel Baptist honors graduation of Thomas Booker

Thomas Booker was honored with graduation services by the Sunday School of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church where he has faithfully attended for 18 years. More...

Bound for a great experience

Hailey Ward (left) a rising senior at W-WCHS and the incoming president of the Interact Club, was given a cash donation toward expenses for her upcoming participation in Teens Westward Bound, "a 23-day discovery of the real American West and ... More...