April 30, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

New school open house, student tours scheduled by Wilkes Board of Education

The Wilkes County Board of Education is in the middle of a series of workshops and called meetings this month to prepare for the completion of the new school complex and the disposal of the old high school and middle school. More...

Stimulus conference shows how to access funding

In an effort to spread the word about how to access federal stimulus funding in rural communities, the Georgia Conference of Black Mayors sponsored a stimulus conference Saturday that linked local grantseekers with state-level resources and experts More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

We're a 'one-tank trip'

Fans of Television's Wheel of Fortune program will get a treat Friday night, May 1. A young woman with Washington- Wilkes connections will be one of the contestants on the show. More...

Opinions

Of all the vacation types you can take, there's one that is always the favoritest

Sitting here at my computer sunburned, sore, and smiling at the end of the weekend reminds me that vacation time is coming, and I hope you're rested up enough to handle it. More...

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Book Review

The Toss of a Lemon By PADMA VISWANATHAN

The alert reader, even if she doesn't read the jacket flap of The Toss of a Lemon, learns that Sivakami will be a widow while still very young. The family tree in the opening pages and hints by page three give that fact away. More...

Obituaries

Donnie Joy Southard Echols

A memorial service for Donnie Joy Southard Echols, 72, of Rayle, was held Saturday, April 18, 2009, in the County Line Baptist Church. She died April 13 in St. Mary's Hospital, Athens. Mrs. More...

Rebecca M. Kay

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Rebecca M. Kay, 78, of Charlotte, N.C., was held Monday, April 20, 2009, at Hickory Grove Baptist Church, Charlotte, with Rev. Dr. Joe B. Brown and Rev. John Harrill officiating. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The quarterly Wilkes County Community Blood Drive sponsored by the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary in conjunction with the Shepeard Community Blood Center will be held Thursday, May 21, 2-7 p.m. More...

2009 Wilkes Relay for Life starts Friday night at 7

The 2009 Wilkes County Relay for Life will be held overnight this Friday and Saturday, May 1-2, at the W-W Parks and Recreation Dept. track off Lexington Avenue. More...

City Council applies for stimulus funds to rebuild, repair both city water plants

Meeting in an all-day council retreat Tuesday, the Washington City Council approved the city's application for some $6.5 million in funding to rebuild both city water plants, ensuring the city's four-million- gallon-a-day supply for years to come. More...

Washington man wins $350,000 with a Red Hot scratch-off ticket

A Washington painter is painting the town red after his significant Georgia Lottery win. Kelvin Heard, 39, played the instant game Red Hot Numbers and won a $350,000 top prize. Kwik Stop at 4894 Tignall Road in Washington, sold the lucky ticket. More...

News

Author speaks at W-WES

Pam Alexander and Jeremiah of Be Sweet Publications visited the primary and elementary schools on Monday, April 27. Alexander is the authorillustrator of a series of books that teach Georgia history and geography. More...

Wilsbary's annual sale set for Friday at Mary Willis Library

This Friday, May 1, the Friends of the Mary Willis Library will host the annual Willsbary's Book, Bake and Plant Sale. More...

Fliers tell about 'seeing the elephant'

Marion Barnett (right) and Cicero Lucas (left) provided a program on "The Greatest Pilot that No One Knew: Jim Ryan" for the Washington Kiwanis Club at its regular meeting last Tuesday. More...

Sports

Keen is dominant as Lady Bucs cruise to first place region finish

Briarwood Academy Lady Buc Lizzie Keen of Washington led the way as the Lady Bucs totally dominated the GISA Region 1A track meet in their first place finish last week at Briarwood, while the Bucs finished in second place overall in the boys compet More...

Tigers lose region lead to GMC, will close season against Glascock

The deciding game for first place in Region 4-A went the wrong way for the Washington-Wilkes Tiger baseball team last Tuesday when the GMC Bulldogs put together a 3-run fifth to secure a 7-6 win and the No. 1 seed in post-season play. More...

Briarwood boys varsity takes second place at region meet

The Briarwood Academy varsity track team took second place at the GISA Region 1A track meet on Wednesday, April 22. More...

Personalities

Washington Personal Mention

Joy Goodrick of Canton visited from Thursday until Sunday with her mother, Norma Hopkins, and attended the Horse Fair at Callaway Plantation Saturday. More...

Rua Bell Davis honored at 87th birthday celebration on April 11

Rua Bell Davis was honored on her 87th birthday at a surprise party Saturday afternoon, April 11, at the home of Bill and Eloise Conner in Clayton. Her birthday was April 13. More...

Xi Delta Tau, Beta Sigma Phi members celebrate Founder's Day

Members of the Xi Delta Tau, Beta Sigma Phi, celebrated Founder's Day with a delicious meal Monday, April 20, at Southern Elegance Bed and Breakfast. President Mary Katherine Dyson, presented the program for the evening. More...