March 19, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Metasville teen arrested for robbery of Ms. Ruby's after two-day search

A suspect has been arrested in the armed robbery of a Rayle store last week, having evaded the law for only 48 hours. More...

Series of public hearings for proposed tax hikes start today for county, school board

Tax hikes will be the subject of public hearings starting today, March 19, concerning the proposed millage rates announced by the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners and the Wilkes County Board of Education. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Edwards to perform with 'Clovers' Sat.

Saturday is the time for the 4-H Clovers & Company Benefit at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center, featuring Clovers Alumna and Grammy-Winner Hillary Lindsey. More...

Opinions

Rainy Sunday on Facebook reunion page brings back both memories and surprises

I've just spent a cold rainy Sunday afternoon face to face with my distant past on Facebook, and overall, it was a sweet trip down memory lane, with only a couple of shockers to rattle my reverie. More...

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Book Review

Boiling Point By ROSS GELBSPAN

B oiling Point was published several years ago, but most of Ross Gelbspan's discussion is still pertinent, if not more so. More...

Obituaries

Willie Moses Jenkins

Funeral services for Willie Moses Jenkins, 78, of Lincoln Circle, Washington, were held Saturday, March 14, 2009, at Hilliard Station Baptist Church with Rev. Dwight Foster officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery with military honors. More...

Lawrence Joel James

Funeral services for Lawrence Joel James, 56, of Water Street, Washington were held Sunday, March 15, 2009, at the Bethel United Methodist Church, Washington, with Rev. Larron Pilgrim and Richard Broome officiating. More...

Alice Newsome Cook Pettit

Funeral services for Alice Newsome Cook Pettit, 90, of Thomson were held Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at Beggs Funeral Home Chapel, Thomson, with Rev. Ficklen Guin officiating. Interment was at Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens. More...

Personalities

Blackmon's china to be featured in special exhibit at library Apr. 4

The Mary Willis Library staff and Friends of the Library have announced a special exhibit for the Washington-Wilkes 2009 Spring Tour of Homes. More...

Administrator speaks

Washington City Administrator Mike Eskew (right) spoke on Economic Development in Wilkes County at the regular Tuesday lunch meeting of the Washington Kiwanis Club on March 10. Louise Maynard was program host for the day. More...

Kopecky presented academic scholarship at Steer & Heifer Show

Sheena Kopecky was presented the 2009 academic scholarship at the 55th Annual Washington Area Junior Steer and Heifer Show. More...

Teacher pay supplements cut out by Bd. of Education

Faced with the requirement to cut more than $400,000 from the FY2009 budget, the Wilkes County Board of Education voted Monday night to suspend all across-theboard teacher supplement pay. More...

Judge freezes condemnation in Elba pipeline construction

Builders of the Elba Express pipeline will have to wait to begin construction on their project which would traverse Wilkes County and many others in the state. Judge Roger W. Dunaway Jr. More...

Elderly Tignall woman saved from fire by daughter and home health care aide

A 91-year-old woman was rescued by her daughter and a home health care worker after a fire broke out in her Tignall home Monday. More...

Cancer Relief Fund gets help

Representing Beta Sigma Phi, Joan Geddings (right) presents a check for the Cancer Relief Fund to Chairman Bunny Gunby. More...

News

High school HOSA members attend state leadership event

Ten members of HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) at Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School attended the Georgia HOSA State Leadership and Competitive Events Conference in Athens March 5-7. More...

Rep. Paul Broun to bring services here at 'Congress on the Square'

Representative Paul Broun, M.D. More...

WLT Co. making plans for annual Summer Drama Camp in June

"Please mark your calendars for this year's Summer Drama Camp at the Bolton Lunceford Playhouse," urges Director Libby Foster. This year, camp will again be two weeks and will begin early in June. More...

Letters

Landowners report on Elba status

TO THE EDITOR: We, the undersigned, would like to report on the legal status of "LEEP vs. More...

Tax hikes unwelcome, but unavoidable

TO THE EDITOR: We are living in very difficult times and many people are wondering why taxes are being raised. The millage rate is anticipated to be 16.75, the same as last year. More...

Sports

Tigers win region opener at Aquinas, will get started again after rain delays

Last Friday, March 13, the Washington Wilkes Tiger baseball team opened its 2009 region season with a road game win in Augusta over the Fighting Irish of Aquinas. More...

Tiger track team wins tri-meet at Taliaferro County

Tynesia Walton easily clears the bar in high jump competition for the Washington-Wilkes girls track team. (Individual results were not available.) More...

Briarwood athletes honored at winter banquet for outstanding play on varsity, B-team squads

Five Washington athletes were recognized at the Briarwood Academy Winter Sports Banquet honoring basketball players and cheerleaders last Friday at the school. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

There will be a Country Cooking Supper at Fishing Creek Baptist Church Saturday, March 21, 6-8 p.m. All you can eat for $7. All proceeds go to charity. More...