August 7, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Hit-and-run trucker caught, arrested weeks after crash

Washington Police officers have arrested the hit-and-run trucker who sped off July 18 after his 18-wheeler crushed a small car at Slaton's Crossing on Highway 78. Washington Police Chief Mike Davis said that David E. More...

Workshop to decide where sixth-graders will attend

With all the excitement about the new $22 million school complex being built in Wilkes County, there's one group that's feeling left out. More...

Primary School opens with new leadership

Opening tomorrow with some 585 students, the Washington-Wilkes Primary School will have a new principal, Florence Sandifer, and assistant principal, Janet Pharr. More...

Wilkes Chamber of Commerce holds highly successful After Hours event

More than 90 local business people packed the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center on The Square Thursday night for the year's first Chamber After Hours event, staying well into the evening talking about life and business in Wi More...

Kiwanians hear state of the county

Kiwanians hear state of the county Wilkes County Comission Chairman Sam Moore (center) spoke to Tueday afternoon's Washington Kiwanis Club meeting, a guest of Ed Geddings (left) and Ross Maynard. More...

WILKES COUNTY,GEORGIA General Democratic Primary Runoff

August 5, 2008

Percent of United States Senator Sheriff TOTAL CASTING BALLOTS ABSENTEES TOTAL VOTERS Registered Voters Turnout JONES Paper Early 225 More...

Special Sections

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The Office Cat

Parking at a premium

Our County was in the limelight when 20 people from Washington-Wilkes attended the Fort Gordon Dinner Theater production of "Meshuggah" Saturday night. More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

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Sodom and Gomorrah

Society has a tendency because of unbelief to think that the stories of the Bible are just fairy tales -- fables to be told just as moral examples. Either you believe they are true or you don't. More...

Book Review

Underage and Overweight America's Childhood Obesity Crisis

T he New York Times says that this groundbreaking book "offers much valuable advice on how parents and communities can address the problem of childhood obesity. What really comes across is that understanding obesity is not easy. More...

Obituaries

Grace Carey Jackson Ferguson

A memorial funeral mass for Grace Carey Jackson Ferguson, 89, of Washington, was held Saturday, August 2, 2008, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Washington. A committal service followed at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery. More...

Rachel Treadwell McGee Owensby

A memorial service for Rachel Treadwell McGee Owensby, 75, of Washington, was held Sunday, August 3, 2008, at Hopkins Funeral Home, Washington. She died Friday, August 1, at the University Hospital, Augusta. Mrs. More...

Joanne Dawkins

A memorial service for Joanne Dawkins, 63, of Crawfordville, will be held Saturday, August 9, 2008, at 11 a.m., at the Greater Level Hill Baptist Church in Taliaferro County with Pastor Samuel Duggan officiating. Mrs. More...

BREAKING NEWS: City Council to ban parking on Spring, Court Streets

Much of meeting inaudible to public

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An eye in the sky

High-tech surveillance cameras such as this one at The Corner on Whitehall Street will soon allow city authorities to keep an eye on activities in areas of Washington. More...

Uneven property Wilkes tax assessments have landowners meeting Tuesday, 6 p.m.

Wilkes County taxpayers, up in arms about recent property tax assessments that have shot up, are meeting Tuesday night, August 12, to map out a strategy to deal with what they say are inflated assessed property values at a time when More...

Open houses welcome Wilkes students back to school for 2008-2009

School open houses are welcoming Wilkes County students and their parents back this week prior to Friday's start of the school year. More...

Mule Day volunteers needed, meeting at Chamber 5:30 today

Mule Day volunteers are needed for a meeting today at 5:30 p.m. at the Washington- Wilkes Chamber of Commerce. More...

Retro Cinema holds ribbon cutting

Surrounded by friends, Chamber members, and fellow merchants, Richard and Dana Kibby cut the ribbon on their new business, Retro Cinema and Books Saturday afternoon. More...

Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Last week's successful Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce After Hours brought a big crowd to the Chamber offices, including all of the new and existing members of the Chamber Board of Directors. More...

New Wilkes teachers ready for 2008-2009 school year

New teachers welcomed to the Wilkes County School System at the county-wide meeting held early this week are (front, l-r) Rosilyn Hunt, W-WMS; Sara Beth Moss, W-WPS; Amanda Hill, W-WPS; Larousse Charlot, W-WCHS; (middle row) Sherry DuBois, W-WPS; N More...

News

Wills Lunch and Learn hears Dr. Williams

The Wills Memorial Hospital held a Lunch and Learn Tuesday, and heard Dr. Robert J. Williams, board-certified family practitioner, speak on the subject of acupuncture. More...

First recipient honored by T.J. & Friends

Linda Stevens has been selected as the first recipient of cancer relief funds distributed by the T.J. & Friends Foundation, Inc., a new organization dedicated to helping cancer patients in a seven-county area. Mrs. More...

Community blood drive set today at United Methodist Church 2 to 7

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...

Sports

Eric Scott picked as one of country's best sophs; season tix now on sale

The first preseason notice of one of the Washington-Wilkes Tigers has come from Jim Stefani's Underclassmen Recruiting Blog on Recruiting- Brain.com. More...

W-WPRD announces upcoming activities, programs

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department (WWPRD) has announced the following activities and programs which will be coming up in the next few weeks. More...

Walk Georgia Program nets 500,000 miles; signup for next session begins on August 24

More than 3,000 Georgians exercised their way across the state this spring, so to speak, logging more than 500,000 virtual miles during the first session of the Walk Georgia Program. More...

Worship

'Amazing Grace?' find out why at First Methodist's book study

The First United Methodist Church, Washington, will present an adult study on the book "What's So Amazing About Grace?" beginning August 13. More...

Phillips Mill Baptist sets revival services for Aug. 10-13, 7 p.m.

Phillips Mill Baptist Church of Washington will have four nights of revival services August 10-13. The service on Sunday night, August 10, will begin at 6 p.m. Services Monday through Wednesday will begin at 7 p.m. More...

Personalities

Joseph Baldwin in on dean's list at Northwestern

Joseph B. Baldwin of Washington, a student in the School of Music at Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., has been named to the dean's list for the spring quarter of the 2007-08 academic year. More...

Homecoming set August 10, 10 a.m. at Eagles' Wings

Eagles' Wings House of Prayer will hold its first homecoming service on Sunday, August 10. Sunday School will begin at 10 a.m. and Rev. Bill Trotter from Clarkesville will bring the morning message at 11 a.m. More...

Ashley Kearney receives Black Rock scholarship July 20

scholarship presented E. Church Ashley Kearney received a $500 scholarship presented by Black Rock A.M.E. Church on Sunday, July 20, by Rev. Michele Williams. More...