April 23, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Stimulus opportunity seminar set Saturday at Pope Center

To provide citizens of Washington and cities across Georgia with important information about upcoming funding opportunities, an internet broadcast seminar on the national stimulus package, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will be held at More...

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Certificates and savings bonds were awarded Monday night to (front, l-r) Jordan Anderson, Garrett Rogers; (second row) Kristen Maddox, Nailah Jones, Nhi Phan, 2008 district-wide winner Tenoria Tate, Hunter Newsome; (third row) Rob Lovvorn, Paige McAv More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Wilkes young people are top notch

I was shopping in Bee Southern on The Square Saturday morning. A little boy about three or four years old was looking around while his mom was shopping. As our paths crossed, he said to me, "Are you old? More...

Opinions

Flying the American flag a privilege that should be done right or not done at all

I had the honor of helping to refold for display an American flag that had flown over the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. and was sent to Washington, Georgia for presentation. More...

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Book Review

American Lion By JON MEACHAM

Jon Meacham, author and editor of Newsweek magazine, has written a scholarly, absorbing biography of Andrew Jackson, the seventh United States president. More...

Obituaries

Joe W. Bennett Jr.

A private burial service for Joe W. Bennett Jr., 70, of Washington was held Monday, April 20, 2009, in the Armstrong Family Cemetery in Wilkes County with Rev. Albert W. Huyck Jr. of Tignall officiating. More...

Estella Lee Thomas

Funeral services for Estella Lee Thomas, 64, of Lincoln Circle, Washington, will be held Saturday, April 25, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the Springfield Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Norman Williams officiating. More...

Viola Meadows Epps

Funeral services for Viola Meadows Epps, 91, of Union Point were held Sunday, April 19, 2009, at the Union Point Worship Center with Rev. Dennis Mitchell and Rev. Frank Meadows Jr. officiating. Interment was in Greenlawn Cemetery. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Transforming Life Ministries "Master's Monday" Bible Study will convene at the Episcopal Church of the Mediator each Monday evening, 6:30-7:30 p.m. The public is invited. . More...

Classic South Equine will hold horse fair Saturday at Callaway

Horse owners and enthusiasts will gather Saturday for the Classic South Equine Association's second annual Horse Fair at Callaway Plantation. Gates will open at 9 a.m. with opening ceremonies at 10. More...

Board of Education honors Young Georgia Authors, agrees to research school tax relief for the elderly

At its regular April meeting Monday night, the Wilkes County Board of Education saluted the best young writers in the county, agreed to accept a part of the government stimulus package, and agreed to research the possibility of tax breaks for senio More...

Four-laning of Ga. Hwy. 17 is top priority, says U.S. Rep. Paul Broun in Wilkes visit

U.S. Representative Paul Broun met with Washington and Wilkes County officials, leaders, and public safety heads Friday and spoke of his legislative priorities. More...

News

Tour proceeds benefit local programs

1232-08 ABC PSC Ad 6 x4 2/ 26 /Wash ington Sp ring To ur of Hom es Chairman Louise Maynard (right) presents Kiwanis Club President Sherry Hudson with a $5,000 check from the Spring Tour profits. More...

Wilsbary's annual sale scheduled for May 1 at library

Willsbary's annual book, bake and plant sale, sponsored by Friends of the Mary Willis Library, has been set for Friday, May 1. The sale will open at 10 a.m. on the lawn of the library at 204 East Liberty Street. More...

W-WCHS and W-WMS hosting open house on Mon., April 27

Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School and Washington- Wilkes Middle School will host an Open House on Monday, April 27, for parents and students of each school. More...

Letters

Tour committee grateful for help

TO THE EDITOR: A special "Thank You" to all of Washington, Danburg, and Wilkes County for the wonderful support of the 2009 Spring Tour of Homes. Special thanks to the 20 homeowners who opened their homes to visitors. More...

Sports

Final games critical in Tigers' region race

The Tigers lost a game and dropped a notch in Region 4-A standings last week but the race is definitely not over with four region games to go including one with region leader GMC. More...

Community to meet Hutto tonight during Tiger Club fund-raiser at 7

Tonight's the night for all of Wilkes County to have the opportunity to meet the new head football coach and athletic director for Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School. More...

Successful 'Little League Day' held; players, teams win contest awards

The 2009 Washington-Wilkes Little League Day was held Friday, April 17, and was declared a big success. Many Little Leaguers went home with awards to prove it. The evening began with the "Running the Bases" for Tee Ball and Mighty Mites. More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Caroline Isabella Sikes

Al and Jamie Sikes of Camak announce the birth of their daughter, Caroline Isabella, on Saturday, March 23, at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. Bella, as she will be called, weighed 7 lbs. 9 ozs. and was 20 inches long. More...

Jillian Andrews guest of honor at baby shower Sunday, April 19

The home of Mercer and India Harris on West Robert Toombs Avenue was the scene of a drop-in baby shower celebrating the upcoming arrival of Athen Laurie Andrews and honoring mother-to-be, Jillian Andrews, Sunday afternoon, April 19. More...

Emily Catherine Swantner, Jason Blake Cunningham exchange marriage vows on Saturday, March 21

Emily Catherine Swantner of Corpus Christi, Tex., and Jason Blake Cunningham of San Francisco, Calif., were married in an impressive ceremony Saturday, March 21, at seven o'clock in the evening at the First United Methodist Church in Corpus Christi More...