September 4, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Downtown celebrates Labor Day with sale

Stores and restaurants in downtown Washington saw crowds on the sidewalks and more crowds inside during Friday and Saturday's Downtown Washington Sidewalk Sale, said Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce Director Ashley Barnett, who coordinated the m More...

Library system honors employees

Honoring the Bartram Trail Regional Library System's Employees of the Year, system Director Lily Crowe (center) presented certificates to (left) Tracy Holder, and Jessie Shoemaker of the Thomson-McDuffie Library. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Matthew helps promote readership

Two Washington-Wilkes high school students were among the six students who represented the Rayle Electric Membership Cor-poration (REMC) on the 2008 Washington (D.C.) Youth Tour which is held annually. More...

Opinions

Fellowship

A preacher was asked to describe church folks in one word and he said, "fellowship." The Bible teaches us that fellowship is important. More...

Book Review

Hell's Broke Loose in Georgia Survival in a Civil War Regiment

Scott Walker is the pastor of the First Baptist Church in Waco, Texas. His great-great-grandfather was a member of the Fiftyseventh Georgia Infantry which is what this book is all about. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Austin Pruitt

Funeral services for Austin Pruitt, 87, were held Tuesday, September 2, 2008, at the Washington Presbyterian Church with Rev. Glenn Kohlhagen and Rev. Stan Sizemore officiating. Interment was in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington. More...

Virginia Lea Appelquest

A graveside service for Virginia Lea Appelquest, 82, of Washington, was held Saturday, August 30, 2008, at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Washington, with Father Chris Williamson officiating. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Beginning in September Heard's Chapel Baptist Church will have Bible study on the first and third Tuesdays at 6 p.m. More...

Watch for rain, storms, tornadoes as Hanna passes by this weekend

Due to expected inclement weather from Hurricane Hanna, the Tigers' football game against Thomson has been rescheduled for tonight, September 4, at 7 p.m. at Tiger Stadium. More...

Robert Toombs House is not on list of state historic site closures

Rumors of the Robert Toombs House Historic Site being in danger of closing due to state funding cutbacks are premature, said a DNR spokesman. More...

New parking regulations take effect downtown to help open bottlenecks at Spring St., Court St.

New parking regulations took effect Monday, banning parking on parts of Spring and Court Streets to help open traffic bottlenecks in downtown Washington. More...

'Early voting' changes to allow no-excuse voting for 45 days

Wilkes County voters will be able to take advantage of the newly passed Senate Bill 387 which allows eligible voters to cast their votes in person, without having to provide a reason, for a full 45 days prior to Election Day. More...

News

Volunteers join effort to help patients get to cancer treatments in Augusta

"Neighbors needed to help neighbors" was the call that went out in early August, leading 10 new volunteers to come forward and complete the orientation/training session held for the American Cancer Society's Road to Recovery program for Wilkes Coun More...

Revenue shortfall tough on state

Georgia Representative Mickey Channell, vice chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, who represents part of Wilkes County, spoke to members of the Washington Rotary Club at their regular lunch meeting on Thursday, August 28, and told them of More...

Broad River Watershed Assoc. to hold annual meeting Sept. 13

The public is invited to attend the 2008 annual meeting of the Broad River Watershed Association on Saturday, September 13, at the Group Shelter of Watson's Mill Bridge State Park near Carlton in Madison County. More...

Letters

To the Editor

Website database provides tax info, is open to public

To the Editor : I know that many landowners are scrambling to get their tax assessment appeals in by the deadline of September 8, 2008. More...

Sports

Tigers smash Banks; Thomson game to be played TONIGHT

Due to expected inclement weather from Hurricane Hanna, the Tigers' football game against Thomson has been rescheduled for tonight, September 4, beginning at 7 p.m. at Tiger Stadium. More...

Lady Tigers get season's first win

The Washington-Wilkes Lady Tigers softball team stepped up last week to get the season's first win at Harlem. On Wednesday, August 27, the Tigers beat Harlem 5-2. More...

Tennis tournament to be held at Liberty St. Park Sept. 6-7

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a double elimination tennis tournament on September 6-7. The tournament will be held at the Liberty Street Park beginning at 4 p.m. More...

Personalities

Owen and Chloé Roy enjoy August birthday celebrations

Owen and Chloé Roy, son and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack W. C. Roy Jr. of Evans, celebrated their birthdays on numerous occasions. Owen was five years old on August 28 and Chloé was eight on August 29. More...

Washington Personal Mention

Baron Callaway and granddaughter, Caylin Callaway, of Orangeburg, S.C., and Steve Callaway of Donner, La., visited recently with their mother and grandmother, Harriett Callaway. More...

New Beginnings

Caleb Brayden Greene Chris and Joni Greene of Martinez announce the birth of their son, Caleb Brayden, on Saturday, August 16, at University Hospital in Augusta. Caleb weighed 6 lbs. 5 ozs. and was 20 inches long. More...