May 28, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Mule Day festival planning starts with Wilkes Extension in charge

Planning for this year's Mule Day Southern Heritage Festival are already underway with new hands on the reins of the venerable fall event. More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

We'll miss our ladies in the back

Most of us have seen advertisements and articles about growing tomatoes upside-down in pots and many people have been buying "kits" for planting the tomatoes. More...

Opinions

Dad's Rule: real men accept responsibility but struggle daily with their own inner fool

My father was a wise man and loved me very much, so he was dedicated to helping me unders tand that boys cannot become men until they accept responsibility for their actions, completely and without excuse. It couldn't have been easy. More...

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Book Review

Barbie and Ruth By ROBIN GERBER

The Barbie doll is 50 years old this year. Without revealing anyone else's age, I will mention that my daughter thoroughly enjoyed playing with Barbie, Ken, Midge, and Skipper. Some parents thought that the busty Barbie was inappropriate. More...

Obituaries

Clarence Monroe Harper

Graveside services for Clarence Monroe Harper, 79, of Water Street, Washington, were held Tuesday, May 26, 2009, in Washington- Wilkes Memorial Gardens with Roy Powick officiating. He died Saturday, May 23, at Wills Memorial Hospital, Washington. More...

James Alvin Davis

Graveside services for James Alvin Davis, 76, of Tignall Road, Washington, were held Sunday, May 24, 2009, in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington, with Peter Hoffmann officiating. He died Thursday, May 21, in Wills Memorial Hospital, Washington. More...

Stephen Phillip Callaway

A graveside memorial service for Stephen Phillip Callaway, 61, was held Tuesday, May 26, 2009, in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington. Mr. Callaway died Tuesday, May 19, in a work-related accident in Louisiana. Mr. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Washington Historical Museum will have free admission to the museum to all Wilkes County Residents on the first Saturday of each month. Just show your identification and it's free. . More...

Community celebrates 35 years of EMS saving lives in Wilkes County

The community, members, and families of the Wilkes County Emergency Medical Service celebrated 35 years of saving lives Saturday afternoon in ceremonies at the EMS Headquarters on Marshall Street. More...

Local families tour new school complex as teachers, staff prepare for big move

Hundreds of Wilkes County families turned out Sunday afternoon to get their first good look at the new Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School and Middle School complex approaching completion on Highway 17 north of Washington. More...

News

Manager explains meat inspection

Glen Echols, who has been with the Georgia Department of Agriculture for 29 years, presented the program for the Washington Kiwanis Club at last Tuesday's regular lunch meeting. More...

Girl Scout troop takes reward trip

Members of Girl Scout Troop 12515 enjoyed a field trip to Columbia, S.C., May 1-2. They attended Disney on Ice Friday night, and visited Riverbanks Zoo and Garden on Saturday. The girls used their cookie sale proceeds to plan and make the trip. More...

Woman's Club now taking applications for scholarship

The Washington Woman's Club is accepting applications for the Nettles-Dillard Scholarship. This $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually and is provided primarily for adults who want to upgrade their skills and education. More...

Letters

Donations aid academic programs

to the Editor : Without the financial help of two local foundations, two meaningful academic programs would not have been possible this school year. More...

Sports

Tiger basketball players receive awards

Coach Don Keiser honored the boys B-team and varsity basketball teams with a pizza party at his home where the following awards were presented Deandre Stewart - Most Valuable Player, Neko Jones - Most Improved , Teverius Jones - Most Rebounds, Quin More...

Softball camp to be held for girls 6-14 beginning June 15

The Washington-Wilkes Little League program will be hosting a softball camp June 15-18 from 9 a.m.-noon for all girls ages 6-14. More...

Alumni basketball games to be played in new gym Friday starting at 5 p.m.

Tiger basketball fans ready for the annual Alumni Basketball Game are in for a triple treat this year. More...

Personalities

Willingham presents program on 'Southern Pottery' to DAR members

Robert Willingham presented a most interesting and informative program to members and guests of the Kettle Creek Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution as they gathered at the Willingham home, Magnolia Cottage, Monday, May 18, followin More...

Nikki Smith guest of honor at bridal shower held May 20

Nikki Smith, bride-elect of Ricky Morris of Martinez, was honored at a miscellaneous shower Wednesday, May 20. Festivities were given by Miss Smith's co-workers in the Psychiatry Department of MCG in Augusta. More...

Morgan Shedd celebrates fourth birthday May 3

Johnathon Morgan Shedd, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Shedd of Rayle, celebrated his fourth birthday on Sunday, May 3. Morgan was treated to a Weste rn Cowboy theme party at his home on Saturday, May 2. More...