June 12, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Six local law enforcement officersearn Masters in Criminal Justice at Troy Univ.

After a year of hard work in their off-duty hours, five Washington police officersand a Wilkes County Sheriff's deputy have earned their Master of Science degrees in Criminal Justice. Chief Mike Davis, Assistant Chief Theodosia Glenn, Lt. More...

Meeting set Tuesday to plan for new Veterans Day observance

A new annual Washington- Wilkes Veterans Day observance is being organized, and anyone interested in honoring veterans is invited to a meeting at the W-W Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, June 17, at 7 p.m. More...

Wilkes Relay for Life wraps up 2008 effort with final total of over $70,000 raised here

The Washington-Wilkes Relay for Life wrapped up its 2008 fundraising effort with a final total of $70,543.87, organizers reported this week. More...

Rosa Lee Martin seeks re-election as Wilkes Chief Magistrate Judge

Rosa Lee Martin has announced her intention to seek re-election as Chief Magistrate Judge for Wilkes County. "I am pleased to have had the opportunity to serve Wilkes County for the past 18 years as Chief Magistrate," she said. More...

Kimberly J. Rainey announces candidacy for Probate Judge

Kimberly J. Rainey has announced her candidacy for Wilkes County Probate Judge. "I feel that I am the best candidate for Probate Judge," she said, "because of my skills and experience working with children and families over the last 20 years. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

No joke! There's music in Haughey's blood

The Office Cat

B ob Haughey says he's been telling friends through the years that he has talented and famous musicians in his background and ancestry, but they wouldn't believe him. More...

Opinions

A Good Father

A lot of children in this day and age do not have a good role model at home. More...

Book Review

Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself By ALAN ALDA

Of late, actors known mainly for their talent in the theatrical field have decided to branch out into writing. In a number of cases, they should have stuck to acting. However, Alan Alda is an exception. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Hattie Bell Smith

Funeral services for Hattie Bell Smith, 101, were held Wednesday, June 4, 2008, at the Pole Branch Missionary Baptist Church, Tignall, with Rev. Joe L. Glaze, pastor, officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Annie Mae Felts

Funeral services for Annie Mae Felts, 84, were held Saturday, June 7, 2008, at Twin Oak Baptist Church, Tignall, with Rev. Andy Thornton officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Rose Marie Grant

Funeral services for Rose Marie Grant, 38, were held Tuesday, June 10, 2008, at the Springfield Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Dennis Quinn officiating. Interment was in City West Cemetery, Washington. She died Tuesday, June 3. More...

Don't Forget

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The Lions Club has rescheduled the Sunday Dinner that was cancelled last month. The dinner will be held on Sunday, June 22, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dinner can be eaten in the Lions Club building or take-outs will be available. More...

Council hears new state dog-fighting laws and report on city's stray-animal problems

In a Washington City Council meeting Monday night, council members heard a report from Washington Wilkes Animal Shelter Director and Manager Gloria Wheatley on new dog-fighting laws and the local stray dog problem. More...

Skaters, skateboarders banned from sidewalks on The Square

Starting Sunday, June 15, sidewalks and grassy areas around The Square will be off-limits to skateboarders, bike riders, and skaters. More...

Qualifying dates set June 23-27 for local nonpartisan candidates

Qualifying has been set for the nonpartisan officeson the ballot for the November election. Wilkes County Supervisor of Elections Judge Jim Burton has announced that the period for qualifying begins 9:00 a.m. More...

New local author to hold book signing here Saturday

A new Washington author will be signing her young adult fantasy novel at the Mary Willis Library Saturday. Melissa LeGette will be signing her book The Unicorn Girl Saturday from 1-3 p.m. Books are available now for purchase at the library. More...

'Wine Down' welcomes old friends, new friends

More than 50 locals and tourists attended Wine Down Saturday Night at Talk of the Town2 on June 7. More...

Homeownership Expo set for June 28 at Pope Center

Everything you ever wanted to know about buying a home will be available at a Homeownership Expo and Family Day Saturday, June 28, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Pope Conference Center. More...

Fourth of July activities need funds, vendors for all-day fun

Washington is again planning a spectacular 4th of July Celebration and both donations and vendors are needed. The celebration, set for Friday July 4, from 1-10 p.m., is expected to fill The Square and the surrounding streets that night. More...

First Methodist hosts youth choir next Thursday evening at 7 p.m.

The First United Methodist Church of Washington will be host to the New World Generation Youth Choir of the First United Methodist Church, Hendersonville, Tenn., for a special program on Thursday, June 19, 7 p.m. More...

News

Ashley Kearney is recipient of retired educators' honorarium

Ashley Kearney is the Wilkes County recipient of the Lincoln- Wilkes Retired Educators Association (LWREA) honorarium for this year. More...

W-W Parks and Rec offers summer lunches, activities

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Commission in cooperation with the Wilkes County Community Partnership announces the sponsorship of the Bright from the Start -- DECAL Summer Food Service Program. More...

'The Snake Guy' to perform Jun 17 for library reading club

The Mary Willis Library Vacation Reading Club programs for June 16-20 include Steve Scruggs (the "snake guy") with a special performance on Tuesday, June 17, at 10 a.m. Registration for the June 26 crafts workshop will begin on June 19. More...

Letters

Leadership works together to support education

Recently, I have received many comments and questions from parents and citizens about the operation of our schools, which raises the issue of the relationship between the Board of Education, the Superintendent of Schools, and the school principals. More...

Sports

Alumni game is fun for everyone, raises $900 for basketball program

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Tiger baseball teams hold annual cookout

The Washington-Wilkes varsity and B-team baseball teams held their cookout and awards presentation on May 20 at the Washington-Wilkes Country Club pavilion where all players received varsity letter certificates. More...

Young Farmers truck, tractor pull set for Saturday

This Saturday will see the first big pull of the summer at the Wilkes County Young Farmer Truck and Tractor Pull at the facility off Highway 78 at Big Cedar Road in Aonia. More...

Personalities

Episcopal Women honor Bolton Lunceford

On Tuesday, June 10, the Episcopal Church Women and friends gathered at the Church of the Mediator for luncheon to honor Bolton Lunceford. More...

Dustin Cofer graduates from Madison Co. H.S.

Dustin Cofer graduated from Madison County High School in Danielsville on Friday, May 23, in commencement exercises at The Classic Center in Athens where more than 260 students received their diplomas. More...

Brown reunion held on June 7

Mr. and Mrs. Graham Smith of Snellville hosted the 11th annual Brown reunion Saturday, June 7, at Pearl Oaks, their country home on Lexington Road in Washington. Everyone brought picnic foods for a most enjoyable bountiful meal. More...