July 17, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Water restrictions still in effect

At Monday night's Washington City Council meeting, local officials reminded citizens that Washington is still under Level 4 outdoor watering restrictions that allow watering only every other day from midnight to 10 a.m. More...

Summer Day Camp ends at Booker Center

Barry Jackson sands the finish on a barbecue table that he and other Summer Day Campers worked on for the last seven weeks. More...

Defibrillators are life-saving devices

Wilkes County EMS Director Blake Thompson told members of the Washington Kiwanis Club how portable defibrillators save lives during a special program at the club's regular meeting on July 15. More...

Hospital Auxilliary presents scales to specialty clinic

The Wills Memorial Hospital Auxilliary presented a set of precision scales to the Wills Memorial Specialty Clinic recently. More...

'Checking Out the Past in Glass' shows historic bottles at musuem

The Washington Historical Museum is presenting a collection of historic bottles in its new exhibit, "Checking Out the Past in Glass: The Collection of Bill Baab, Jr." The exhibit opened July 1 and will run through September 30. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

1950 Savings Bond worth $147

P robate Judge Jim Burton has found his retirement money. More...

Opinions

Privacy Act gone too far

We all understand and appreciate privacy, but don't you think they've carried this privacy act just a little too far? At a nursing home meeting we volunteers were informed of the privacy act. More...

Book Review

Long Time Leaving By Roy Blount, Jr.

Roy Blount, Jr., is an author, columnist, and editor. He is a humorist, and I not only recommend Long Time Leaving, I also suggest that you prepare any nearby significant other for passages being read aloud. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Genelle Lunceford Gill

Funeral services for Genelle Lunceford Gill, 79, of Washington were held Tuesday, July 15, 2008, at the First Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Albert W. Huyck Jr. officiating. Interment was in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington. More...

Sarah Thornton

Graveside services for Sarah Thornton, 69, were held Wednesday, July 9, 2008, at the New Salem Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. G. L. Avery officiating. She died Friday, July 4. Mrs. More...

Willie Ed Gresham

Funeral services for Willie Ed Gresham Jr., 57, were held Thursday, July 10, 2008, at Heard's Chapel Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. G.L. Avery officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Newtown Baptist Church will have homecoming on Sunday, August 3, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Andy Perryman, Georgia Baptist Association Missionary, as the speaker. Revival services will be held August 4-6, 7 p.m. each evening with Rev. More...

New owner of WLOV-AM says he'll keep local station 'truly local for local people'

With the recent sale of Wilkes County's only two radio stations, the new owners of WLOV AM 1370 say local listeners have gained more than they've lost in the transaction. The recent sale of six Southern Broadcasting Co. More...

City council working on cable problems; work force plan to get state's approval

The Washington City Council heard a report on one councilman's efforts to get better cable reception in the city, and announced that the city's plan for a work force academy would get state approval next week. More...

Wilkes County Commission keeps it short while tending to items of county business

Short regular meetings of the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners are becoming more and more characteristic and the July meeting almost set a record for brevity when the motion to adjourn came just 15½ minutes after the call to order. More...

Hay bales stolen from Wilkes field as hard times said to boost thefts

Acting Sheriff Mike Sisson is warning Wilkes County farmers about the possibility of hay thefts after thieves stole some 80 round bales from a Tignall farmer's field last week. More...

Local Chamber sets drop-in 'After Hours' for Thursday, July 31

The Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce is planning a Chamber After Hours on Thursday evening, July 31. The drop-in event is planned from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Chamber office on The Square in Washington. More...

'Back 2 School Fest' set for Sat., July 26 at Reese Booker Park

A "Back 2 School Festival" will be held on Saturday, July 26, at the Reese J. Booker Playground on Whitehall Street in Washington. The activities will begin at 4 p.m. More...

World premiere of 'Deception' set in the town dear to director's heart

The world premiere of "Deception," a movie filmed in Washington and Wilkes County, will be held Saturday in the ballroom of The Pope Center. More...

News

Club learns about search and rescue

Capt. Kevin Tucker of the Washington Fire Department told members of the Washington Rotary Club that the department has become diversified and now includes the Washington-Wilkes Search and Rescue Team. More...

'Emmaus Road' to sing Sunday at First Methodist Church here

"Emmaus Road," a young Southern Gospel quartet from Dalton, will be in concert at the First United Methodist Church, Washington, Sunday, July 20, at 7 p.m. More...

Betsy needs a home

Betsy is an alert, friendly, young dog. She is a mixed-breed, may be part Doberman. She needs a yard and family to play with. She is vaccinated and spayed. Call the Washington-Wilkes Animal Shelter at 706-678-CATS; or visit at 358 Brown Drive. More...

Sports

Brandon Berry wins Martin Invitational in first outing; rain delays Sunday play

A new champion emerged in the July 4 weekend's annual Amos Martin Invitational Golf Classic. More...

As Tiger football season looms, team prepares for lift-a-thon

Believe it or not, Washington-Wilkes Tiger football is just around the corner and preparations for the 2008 season are already being made by both the coaching staff and the players. More...

W-W Little League is host for area and district tournaments

The Washington-Wilkes Little League was host for the area and district tournaments for District 6 July 7-13. The tournaments were held at Ashley Park. More...

Personalities

PERSONAL MENTION

Lyn Randall of Tybee Island visited last week with her parents, Buzzy and Jo Randall. Joining the family for the weekend were Bill Cannon of Tybee Island, Randy and Kim Randall of Clinton, S.C., and Joe Randall and Jake of Atlanta. More...

New Beginnings

Wilson Alan Battles Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Alan Battles of Leesville, S.C., announce the birth of their son, Wilson Alan Jr., on Thursday, June 26, at Lexington Medical Center in West Columbia, S.C. Will, as he will be called, weighed 5 lbs. More...

Suzanne Wolfe, Benjamin Lee Jones IV exchange marriage vows on June 13

Suzanne Wolfe and Benjamin Lee Jones IV of Duluth were united in marriage in a lovely double-ring ceremony Friday, June 13, at seven o'clock in the evening at Independence United Methodist Church in Tignall. Rev. More...