February 19, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

STAR student, teacher breakfast set for next Thursday morning

Christina Albertson, Washington- Wilkes Comprehensive High School STAR Student will be honored along with her favorite teacher by the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce at a breakfast set for 8 a.m. More...

Kitchen mistakes cause fires in two area homes; only one person injured

Washington-Wilkes firefighters fought two structure fires in the last week, both caused by errors in the kitchen. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Coyote at high noon

R obert Geiger at Talk of the Town on The Square made some late night pictures during a heavy fog that had set in over the area. More...

Opinions

Book Review

The Curies By DENIS BRIAN

"Madame Curie" is a name that most of us are familiar with. More...

Cartoon

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Vox Pop

The Westminster Dog Show has been going on all week. What is your favorite breed of dog? Why? More...

Sports

Little League registration will continue through February 20

The Washington-Wilkes Little League Inc. registration for T-ball, baseball, and softball has been going on for about three weeks and will conclude tomorrow, February 20. More...

Tigers and Lady Tigers begin post-season play

Both the Washington-Wilkes Tigers girls and boys basketball teams began post-season play this week and the timing for this newspaper report couldn't have been worse. More...

Tiger baseball season to see first pitch Mon. as team hosts Elbert

Washington-Wilkes Tiger baseball is just four days away and the 2009 edition of the team has been involved with tryouts and practice since early this month. More...

Personalities

Pet of the week

This female cat has a sweet personality. She is spayed and vaccinated and would be a good pet for a lonely person or family. She needs a loving home. "Rubbing-up" is a cat's way of asking for affection. More...

Frances Wheelis Women on Mission members hear program about Wilkes Pre-Release Center ministry

Becky Hooton presented the program to members of the Frances Wheelis Women on Mission at First Baptist Church at the meeting Monday night, February 2, at the home of Nancy Madden. Mrs. More...

Ashley Miller honored at baby shower Sunday, February 15

Ashley Miller of Washington was guest of honor at a baby shower on Sunday afternoon, February 15, at her home given by Whitney Richards, Beth Levy, Amanda Miller, and Abigail Miller, and daughter, Kath- leen Storrin, all of Washington. More...

New manufacturer raises American flag over Wilkes plant

"This is one of the proudest moments of my life, to raise the American flag over our new project," said Madanjit Oberoi, President of Wilkes County's newest industrial employer, AFG USA. More...

County commissioners discuss cash rewards to stop damage, theft of county road signs

Though no action has yet been taken, the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners is considering offering a reward for citizens who turn in people who damage or steal road signs in the county. More...

Fundraising starts for 2009 Wilkes Relay for Life

Fund-raising for Wilkes County's 2009 Relay for Life has already started with a big kickoff from the residents of Wilkes Health Care. More...

Wandering coyote evicted from Pure station

Bubba Carter of the Department of Natural Resources lifts an injured coyote from his hiding place in a gas station on East Robert Toombs Avenue Friday. More...

News

Athens Newcomer's Club hears presentation on Washington

Anne Jenkins, managing artist of Art Gallery La Place gave a talk to the Athens Area Newcomer's Club last Thursday in the Fellowship Hall at the Central Presbyterian Church in Athens. More...

Pendrey attends feed training program, receives certification

Jeff Pendrey has attended a comprehensive three-day training program designed to qualify him as a "Certified FeedMaster Specialist" in the Royston and Washington, Georgia area. More...

Turner is top speller in Wilkes County

Milton Turner (left), a Washington-Wilkes Elementary School fourth grader, was declared the winner of the annual Wilkes County Spelling Bee. He had to correct his opponent's misspelled word "rhinoceros" and then spell the word "symbiosis" correctly. More...

Letters

Follow the lights and pay attention

I want to speak up before a pedestrian gets seriously injured or killed downtown. Many times in the past few months I've had to slow down to a crawl, or even stop, because a pedestrian is jay-walking. More...

Gratitude expressed for help with Revolutionary Days

to the Editor : We want to acknowledge many citizens of Washington-Wilkes who participated in the successful Revolutionary Days Celebration this past weekend. More...

Town populated by nice, warm, caring people

TO THE EDITOR: This past Saturday, February 14, a group of girls from the University of South Carolina was involved in a very traumatic car accident in Wilkes County. More...

Obituaries

Emma Guin Ware

Graveside services for Emma Guin Ware, 93, were held Sunday, February 15, 2009, at Anthony's Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Ficklen Guin and Rev. Jim Leonard officiating. More...

Earl Cox

Funeral services for Earl Cox, 88, of Butler Street, Washington, were held Saturday, February 14, 2009, at Marks Tabernacle Baptist Church with Rev. Lance A. Pitts officiating. Interment was in City West Cemetery. More...

Jean Louis Bray

A Memorial Mass for Jean Louis Bray, 85, of Washington, was held Saturday, February 14, 2009, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Washington, with a reception following in the fellowship hall. He died Tuesday, February 10. Mr. Bray was born in St. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Heard's Chapel will have a black history program Saturday, February 21, 3 p.m. . Transforming Life Ministries will sponsor a Baby Dedication Worship Service February 23, 7 p.m., at the Third Shiloh Center. More...