April 1, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Spring Musicfest to present "Athens"

"Athens" band members Chase Brown, 13, Beau Anderson, 10, Walt Sorrow, 14, and 14-year-old drummer Zack "Attack" Smith will be appearing at Washington's Spring Musicfest on the Square Saturday, April 25. More...

Soil, groundwater testing set this week at Anderson's Service Station on Whitehall

Soil and groundwater testing has started this week at the former Anderson's Service Station on Whitehall Street, the City of Washington announced Monday. "As a component of the City of Washington's Petroleum Assessment grant from the U.S. More...

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The Office Cat

Holy week features luncheons, devotionals

H oly Week is next week -- April 5-12 -- and we have several opportunities to take time out of our busy schedules to reflect on this week in the life of Christ. . . . More...

Opinions

Don't let good housekeeping throw out family treasures disguised as old paper

I want to make a plea to all those modern people who want to throw away grandpa and grandma's old junk so they can have more room for newer junk. There are treasures in those old boxes, even if it takes a hundred years for someone to recognize it. More...

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Book Review

A Land as God Made It By JAMES HORN

The subtitle of this book is "Jamestown and the Birth of America." It was published in 2007, the tercentennial anniversary of the founding of the first permanent English settlement in the "New World." As a Virginian, this reviewer is pleased to see More...

Obituaries

Willis Steve Smathers

Funeral services for Willis Steve Smathers, 54, of Sharon Road, Washington, were held Wednesday, April 1, 2009, at Hopkins Funeral Home with Rev. Klay Aspinwall officiating. More...

Miriam Louise Poss Durham

Graveside services for Miriam Louise Poss Durham, 95, of Union Point were held Friday, March 27, 2009, at Bethesda Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Jim Olds officiating. She died Wednesday, March 25, at her home. Mrs. More...

Louise Hopkins Mulkey Phelps

Funeral services for Louise Hopkins Mulkey Phelps, 92, of Old Lexington Road, Athens, formerly of Washington, were held Saturday, March 28, 2009, at the Clifford's Grove Baptist Church. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Don't Forget

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Shepherd's Care Ministry of Clifford Grove Baptist Church, Rayle, is having its annual Rainbow Family and Friends Day April 5 at 3 p.m. The guest pastor will be Rev. More...

Second man is arrested for dogfighting, cocaine sales in Baltimore neighborhood

Washington Police have made another arrest in a dog-fighting and cocaine ring operating in the Baltimore neighborhood of Washington. Avery E. More...

Worship opportunities abound during Holy Week before Easter

Wilkes Ministers United has announced special opportunities for community worship leading to Easter Sunday. During Holy Week, April 5-12, there will be devotional luncheon meetings at a different church each day. More...

Agriculture, forestry communities will organize Wilkes Agri-Forestry Council

Members of the Wilkes County agriculture community are forming a Wilkes agricultural and forestry council designed to promote the farms, ranches, landowners, and agribusiness interests in the county. More...

News

FCCLA members attend state leadership meeting in Athens

FCCLA members Mariah Crew, Norae Early, Beunka Stephens, Coty Denard, Antonio Cullars, and adviser Sheila Callaway attended the Georgia FCCLA State Leadership Meeting in Athens at the Classic Center March 19-21. More...

Ebenezer Baptist plans special services on Easter Sunday

Ebenezer Baptist Church, 3519 Thomson Road, Washington, will have special services on Easter Sunday, April 12. The day will begin with a sunrise service at 7 a.m., followed by breakfast at 7:45 a.m. More...

Have a heart and save mine

This sweet female Beagle is a happy affectionate dog. She is heartworm positive and needs treatment. The Washington-Wilkes Animal Shelter needs help with the heartworm treatment. More...

Sports

Tigers shutout two opponents in shortened games last week

A rising tide of shutout wins carried the Washington-Wilkes baseball Tigers through a pair of impressive victories last week as the team knocked off two opponents in mercy-rule-shortened games. More...

Tiger Club will host fund-raising dinner to 'meet and greet' Hutto; other April events also announced

Two important meetings with new Washington-Wilkes Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Lee Hutto are on the slate for next month and Tiger athletes will also have a chance to get their physical examinations for next year free of charge. More...

W-WPRD announces new evening hours beginning on April 1

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department has announced new evening hours at the gym beginning April 1. On Monday evenings from 5:00 until 8:30 p.m., the gym will be open for adults to play basketball and volleyball. More...

Personalities

Wilkes agriculture ranks high in state

Rick Smith, County Agent with the Wilkes County Extension Service, told members of the Washington Rotary Club that 25 percent of the gross output of Wilkes County is from agricultural and directly-related businesses, and that Wilkes County ranks in t More...

Walter Edward Burdette V

Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Burdette IV of Washington announce the birth of their son, Walter Edward V, on Friday, March 20, at Trinity Hospital in Augusta. Walt, as he will be called, weighed 8 lbs. 2 ozs. and was 21 inches long. More...

Alexis Gioia celebrates seventh birthday March 6

Alexis Gioia, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Bruce Gioia of Vidalia, celebrated her seventh birthday on March 6. On her birthday, Alexis was treated to a party on the playground at her school, Robert Toombs Christian Academy. More...