June 11, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

County budget to be acted on at meeting set for June 24 at 5

There will be a called meeting of the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners at 5 p.m. More...

Tiger athlete shot, treated, released after gunfire at Athens basketball tournament

A star Tiger athlete was shot in the foot while attending a basketball camp tournament at Cedar Shoals High School in Athens last Friday night. He was treated and released at an Athens hospital and is now recovering at home. More...

Cobb is state's Employee of the Year

Ricky Cobb, Superintendent of the Wilkes Pre-Release Center (right), was awarded the Georgia Department of Corrections Employee of the Year award by GDC Operations, Planning, and Training Division Director Arnold Smith. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Do snakes travel in pairs?

W ayne Madden told me about a recent encounter with a snake(s). Already knowing that Wayne writes a story quite well, I asked him if he would write his own account of the incident. More...

Opinions

Of all the stupid things I've done, running over myself may be tops

When the discussion turns to all the stupid things we did when we were young, I usually win. When I was 18, I ran over myself with my own car. While I was sitting in the driver's seat. More...

Book Review

The Life of Thomas More By PETER AACKROYD

Henry Tudor, better known as Henry VIII, the king with all those wives, has spawned historical novels, biographies, histories, movies, and TV series. More...

Cartoon

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Obituaries

Emily Brown James

Graveside services for Emily Brown James, 91, of Gainesville were held at Cartecay United Methodist Church in Ellijay with Rev. Hugh Cauthen officiating. She died May 28, 2009. Mrs. More...

Valeria Vaughn Bradley

Funeral services for Valeria Vaughn Bradley, 83, of Decatur, were held Sunday, June 7, 2009, at Hopkins Funeral Home, Washington, with Rev. Steve Rayner officiating. Burial was in the County Line Baptist Church Cemetery, Rayle. More...

Addie Cherry

Funeral services for Addie "Adeline" Cherry, 79, of Milledgeville were held Saturday, June 6, 2009, in the T.A. McLendon Memorial Chapel of Davenport-McLendon Mortuary Inc., Washington, with Rev. Demetrice Porter officiating. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Heard's Chapel Baptist Church will have a children's day program on Sunday, June 14, 3 p.m. Rev. Demetrius Porter and the New Hope Baptist Church will be in charge of services. . More...

Some 1,400 BRAG bike riders to arrive Friday morning

Some 1,400 bicycle riders will arrive Friday morning as the 2009 Bicycle Ride Across Georgia (BRAG) comes to Washington for an overnight stay. More...

GBI, FBI, BATF investigating connection between Tignall bomb and an arrested felon

Investigators from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the FBI, and the BATF are continuing to investigate last week's discovery of a suspected bomb in a Tignall neighborhood. More...

Drama Camp kids ready to put on 'Jungle Book'

Campers from Washington Little Theater's Summer Drama Camp rehearse for their production of "The Jungle Book" set for Friday and Saturday, June 12 and 13 at 7 p.m., and in Saturday and Sunday afternoon matinees at 2 p.m. More...

City council discusses seniors, vets, DDA at regular meeting

The Washington City Council discussed a variety of subjects at Monday night's regular meeting, including the Wilkes County Senior Center, an extended outreach to veterans, and appointments to the Downtown Development Authority. More...

News

Kiwanis scholarships awarded

Sheena Kopecky (center) and Graham Wolfe (right) were awarded the annual Kiwanis Club of Washington scholarships by club president Sherry Hudson at a recent meeting of the club. More...

Describes ministries at Pre-Release Center

Becky Hooton (right), Volunteer of the Year at the Wilkes Pre-Release Center, told members of the Washington Rotary Club about the Christian ministry programs held at the Center and in particular the 12-week "Experiencing God" program she leads. More...

Library activities offer laughs, magic and fun next week

Tommy Johns, Claudia the Hippo, and their band of puppets, including the notorious Roosevelt Rat will be blazing a trail of fun and creativity to the Mary Willis Library on Tuesday, June 16, at 10 a.m. The performance will be "The Reading Round UP. More...

Letters

Toombs House closing unsatisfactory

TO THE EDITOR: I read with concern the article about the Georgia Deptartment of Natural Resources laying off folks operating the Robert Toombs House. Washington has a lot to offer our tourist friends visiting our wonderful city. More...

Sports

Played basketball over 75 years ago!

Mabel Johnson was welcomed to the first women's alumni basketball game by Coach Don Keiser. Mrs. Johnson is 94 years old and played forward on the 1931-32 W-W basketball team. More...

'Fun' horse show will be held rain or shine on Sat., June 27

The Classic South Equine Association will host a Summer Classic "Fun" Horse Show on Saturday, June 27, at the Star Arena in Crawfordville, rain or shine. More...

T.J. & Friends Ride Against Cancer set for Sat., June 27

The first announcement of plans for the third annual T.J. and Friends Foundation's Ride Against Cancer has named Saturday, June 27, as the date. More...

Personalities

Heath appointed to board for national quality award

Lieutenant Colonel Garrett D. Heath of the Chief of Staff of the Army's Enterprise Task Force located in the Pentagon, has been appointed by Dr. More...

Darcy Newsome graduates at Yale School of Forestry

Darcy Newsome graduated from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies on May 25. She focused on law, economics and policy, and did course work in land conservation. More...

Megan Nicole Patterson marries Timothy Cody Schmotz on May 2

Megan Nicole Patterson and Timothy Cody Schmotz of Birmingham, Ala., exchanged wedding vows Saturday, May 2, at six o'clock in the evening at The Dyson House, home of the bride's grandparents, Raymond and Elizabeth Hurd, in Washington. More...