June 19, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Teen, commissioner recovering after weekend accidents

A Wilkes County teen is in the shock trauma unit at MCG in Augusta after wrecking his truck early Sunday morning at exactly the same spot on the Metasville Road where his younger brother crashed last summer. More...

Contributions still needed for 4th of July; vendor spots available for celebration

Contributions are still needed for the spectacular 4th of July Celebration here, and some Wilkes County folks have already donated. More...

Deborah L. Davis is candidate for Wilkes Co. Probate Judge seat

Deborah L. Davis has announced her candidacy for Wilkes County Probate Judge. "I have had the privilege of working for Wilkes County since May 1998," she said, "and I have worked with the Magistrate Court since 2001. More...

The Unicorn Girl author signs new novel

Washington author Melissa LeGette signs a copy of her young adult fantasy novel, The Unicorn Girl, for former W-WMS teacher Mark Melton at Saturday's book signing at the Mary Willis Library. More...

In memory of the Horace Paschalls

Fay Gunter places a brick with which she and her sister, Patricia Bryant, honor the memory of their parents, Imogene Danner Paschall and Horace Kenneth Paschall, at the main entrance to Wills Memorial Hospital. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Disappointing dig

Two graduates in the Class of 2008 at Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School have looked forward to retrieving a capsule of mementoes which they had buried when they were 10 years old. More...

Opinions

Taking a Licking

How could you ever forget the old Timex watch commercial! Way back in the good old days I looked forward to that commercial to see what they were going to do with that poor watch next. More...

Book Review

Bridge of Sighs By RICHARD RUSSO

Louis Charles Lynch had the misfortune of receiving a nickname in kindergarten. Nicknames are often desirable; this one was not, but it followed him all his life. The teacher called out the full name of each child. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Walter Hill O'Neal

Funeral services for Walter Hill O'Neal, 83, were held Monday, June 16, 2008, at Wisteria Cemetery in Union Point with Rev. Robert Rayner and Rev. Leonard Ezell officiating. He died Saturday, June 14. Mr. More...

Personalities

Norman graduates with honors at ATC commencement

Gerrin David Norman of Wilkes County graduated with honors from the Automotive Technology program at Athens Technical College. Commencement was held at The Classic Center in Athens. More...

Washington Personal Mention

Enjoying a Father's Day weekend celebration with Jack and Marcia Delany were Ron and Gina Gay, Jack and Jessica, of Lawrenceville. More...

Howard receives award for ACCG training in Sav.

Wilkes County Commissioner John Howard was awarded a "Certificate of Recognition" at the Association County Commissioners of Georgia's (ACCG) annual meeting in Savannah for completing the nationally recognized County Commissioners Training Program. More...

Wilkes Board of Education approves $27 million tentative school budget

The Wilkes County Board of Education gave its approval to the system's $27 million tentative budget for 2009 at Monday night's regular meeting, capping a monthslong effort to reduce expenses. More...

Commissioners make appointments, consider request for tax debt release

Annual appointments to various boards and an application for release of a tax debt took most of the time in a short meeting of the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners last Thursday, June 12. More...

Wilkes voters need to study ballot to choose right primary to vote in

Wilkes County voters need to be mindful of choosing the right primary in which to vote on July 15, said Wilkes County Supervisor of Elections Judge Jim Burton. "Most of the local contests are in the Democratic Primary. More...

Wilkes Co. budget set for approval at 5 p.m. Monday

A called meeting of the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners will be held on Monday, June 23, at 5 p.m. More...

Homeownership information expo set next Saturday at Pope Center

There's still room available at the upcoming Homeownership Expo and Family Day Saturday, June 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Pope Center. "This will be a family-oriented day with activities for the entire family," Barbara Bacon said. More...

Thomas Charping announces run for Probate Judge

Joe Thomas Charping, 50, who began Charping Construction Company here in 1980, has announced that he will seek the officeof Probate Judge of Wilkes County. More...

In memory of Bill Niemann

Pat Niemann, Lynn and Lily Young place a brick in memory of Bill Niemann at the main entrance to Wills Memorial Hospital last week, joining the dozens of memorial bricks of neighbors and friends. More...

News

Washington Woman's Club presents scholarship to Charles W. Wittschen

Charles W. Wittschen of Washington Wilkes has received the Nettles- Dillard Scholarship sponsored by the Washington Woman's Club and presented annually.. The scholarship was established in the spring of 1991 from a fund given by Mrs. More...

Tells club about life insurance

Julie Lewis, Multiple Line Representative for State Farm Insurance, was the guest speaker at the Washington Kiwanis Club meeting on Tuesday, June 10. More...

Air Force NCOs honor Wilkes' Chan Drake at USAF NCO academy

In 1978, after 18 years of officerleadership in the United States Air Force, Chief Master Sgt. Chan Drake became the youngest and first enlisted commandant of the Air Force Non-Commissioned OfficersAcademy. More...

Letters

Landowners protest land seizures by eminent domain

TO THE EDITOR: Regarding eminent domain, landowners are usually at a disadvantage. More...

Farm Safety Camp planners thank all who helped

TO THE EDITOR: The 2008 Farm Safety Camp planning committee would like to offer a tremendous "Thank You" to everyone who volunteered their time, made contributions and great efforts to make this year's camp a huge success. More...

Sports

Senior Fishing Rodeo set for this Saturday at A.H. Stephens Park

A.H. Stephens State Park will host the Annual Senior Fishing Rodeo on Saturday, June 21. Registration will be held from 7:30-7:55 a.m. and the fishing tournament will be from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. More...

Lumberjacks are tops in the league

Members of the Mighty Mights Lumberjacks baseball team who received the first place trophy this year are (front row, l-r) C.J. More...

Roberts honored as Coach of Year for the third time

Former Washington-Wilkes Tiger multi-talent baseball standout Phil Roberts has again been named the GISA Region 1-A Coach of the Year. It is the third consecutive year Roberts has received the honor. More...

Don't Forget

don't forget

Pole Branch Missionary Baptist Church will have Vacation Bible School June 16-20, 6 p.m. Youth Day will be June 22, 11:15 a.m., with Brandon Jones from Elberton as the speaker. More...