July 31, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Carolyn Reynolds honored for 14-year career caring for Wilkes County's youth and families

Friends, co-workers, and admirers gathered last week to honor the end of Carolyn Reynolds' 14-year career in helping youth and families in Wilkes County. More...

Chamber After Hours tonight open to prospective members

Tonight at the Chamber of Commerce office, business owners and anyone interested in doing business locally are invited to drop in at the Chamber After Hours event. The Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce event is planned from 6:30-8:30 p.m. More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Classified ad shuts down cell phone

D elaney Russell and Molly Newsome went to the Atlanta airport Wednesday of last week to meet Imogen Forbes- Edwards from Marlow, England. More...

Opinions

The Blue Law

When I write something, I don't really think that I am going to make any difference or change anyone, or change society in any way or change something in a great way. More...

Book Review

Midnight at the Dragon Café By JUDY FONG BATES

Judy Fong Bates was born in China in 1949 and came to Canada as a young child. Her protagonist in Midnight at the Dragon Cafe has the same history, but the book is not autobiographical. More...

Vox Pop

Just a few weeks after the U.S. More...

Obituaries

Clarence Paul Barnwell

Funeral services for Dr. Clarence Paul Barnwell, 77, of Danburg Road, Washington, were held Sunday, July 27, 2008, in the Washington Church of God. Interment was in the Washington-Wilkes Memorial Gardens. 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...

Schools, students ready for new year

Community groups, tax holiday help families get ready for school

News - Mor e than 1,750 W ilkes County students, along with scores of teachers, staff, and employees are making last-minute preparations for next week's start of the 2008-2009 school year. More...

City holds meetings on new ordinances proposed to clear nuisance properties

The City of Washington held a public meeting Monday afternoon to hear public concerns over new city ordinances being considered by the City Council. More...

Primary runoff set for Tuesday to vote in Wilkes Sheriff's race

Advance voting has already begun for Tuesday's Democratic Primary runoff election in which Wilkes County voters will pick their Democratic candidate for Sheriff. More...

Tiger Band works through heat

Marching for hours in the July sun, the 43-member Tiger Marching Band has been working hard these past two weeks during the annual Band Camp, Director of Bands Jeff Thomas said. More...

News

Blood drive set for Thursday, Aug. 7 at First Methodist

The Washington-Wilkes Community Blood Drive sponsored by the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and the Shepeard Community Blood Center will be held Thursday, August 7, at the First United Methodist Church on Spring Street. More...

Historical Foundation to meet Sun., Aug. 3 at Toombs House

The Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation will hold its regular quarterly meeting Sunday, August 3, at 2:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Robert Toombs State Historical Site. More...

Governor-elect addresses home club

Georgia Kiwanis District Governor-Elect Carlton Norris was the guest speaker for the Washington Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, July 29. More...

Sports

GO TIGERS! Cheerleaders work hard during camp

Perfecting their routines and stunts while getting in shape and enduring the stifling heat of a Southern summer in an un-air-conditioned gymnasium, the 2008 Washington-Wilkes Tiger Varsity Cheerleaders are just about ready to take the field when foot More...

Tiger Liftathon is Sat.; reserve seat tix on sale; team prepares for '08

The opening of the 2008 Tiger football season is now less than a month away and about 50 players have assembled at the weight room and practice field to begin workouts, testing, and training. More...

WASHINGTON-WILKES TIGERS 2008 Varsity Football Schedule

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Personalities

Class of 1978 celebrates 30th year anniversary

A number of members of the Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School Class of l978 continued to celebrate their 30th year anniversary as they gathered for a cookout on July 5 hosted by Tyrone McManus at the home of his sister, Jaycolia Derricott More...

Katherine Green Coleman, Jay Brown Johnson exchange marriage vows on Saturday, June 28

Katherine Green Coleman of Augusta became the bride of Jay Brown Johnson of Birmingham, Ala., in a beautiful double-ring candlelight ceremony Saturday, June 28, at seven o'clock in the evening at the First Presbyterian Church in Augusta. More...

Cancer patients get hands-on help to look good and feel better

The American Cancer Society and McDuffie Regional Medical Center are sponsoring a workshop dedicated to helping female cancer patients cope with and combat the appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment. More...