July 30, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

W-WES kids ready for school to start

Led by Principal Wanda Jenkins, a group of Washington-Wilkes Elementary School students get a sneak preview of their new reading books in preparation for the school year that begins August 7. More...

Community forum to tell of assistance for Wilkes citizens

A community forum to give specific information on how the federal stimulus money is affecting Wilkes County is set for Saturday, August 8, at The Pope Center in Washington. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Thanks Lou, for Tree City designation

If you've been in Downtown Washington during the past week, you couldn't help but notice that the sidewalks from Robert Toombs Avenue (Regions Bank) down Jefferson Street to Liberty Street are being torn out. More...

Opinions

Even with government's Cash for Clunkers, good horse-trading sense is still required

If you have an old gas-guzzling truck or car sitting around, there's a chance that you could get a deal on a brand new vehicle with the new Cash for Clunkers plan. More...

Book Review

The March By E.L. DOCTOROW

E.L. Doctorow is a very successful writer who has published many novels and won many awards. At least three of his books have become films ( Ragtime, The Book of Daniel, and Hard Times,) adding to his fame. More...

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Obituaries

Mary Tolbert Tucker

Mary Tolbert Tucker, 84, of Washington died Tuesday, July 21, 2009. Mrs. Tucker was a native of Oglethorpe County and was the daughter of the late George C. and Clara Boswell Tolbert. She was the widow of Bennie L. Tucker of Washington. More...

Jacquelyn Banks Adams

A memorial service for Jacquelyn "Jackie" Banks Adams, 71, of Berkshire Drive, Washington, was held Monday, July 27, 2009, at the First Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Klay Aspinwall officiating. More...

Louise Wolfe Morgan

Graveside services for Louise Wolfe Morgan, 95, of Anderson, S.C., were held Thursday, July 23, 2009, at Rehoboth Baptist Church Cemetery in Wilkes County with Rev. Elwood Orr officiating. She died July 21. Mrs. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Mt. Carmel Baptist Church will have revival services July 27-31, 7:30 p.m. each night. Rev. Michael Curry of Hickory Grove Baptist Church of Sparta, will be the guest minister. . More...

Budget cuts force 3-day furlough for Wilkes teachers

Along with teachers across the state, teachers in Wilkes County will be furloughed without pay for three days this semester in response to state budget cuts, and educators are steeling themselves for more cuts to come. More...

Back-to-school time means tax-free savings, giveaways

Back-to-school week in Washington-Wilkes means shopping for school supplies with state tax holidays and getting kids ready with a local school supply giveaway. More...

Tiger Band sweats out summer Band Camp

Under the watchful eye of Tiger Band Director Jeff Thomas (right) and Elizabeth Duggan, some 60 members of the Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School Tiger Band work through muggy heat to perfect their marching steps. More...

1st Methodist Church to celebrate 100 years with Bishop's visit

Washington First Methodist Church will celebrate 100 years in its Spring Street home with a rare visit from the denomination's resident bishop on Sunday, August 9. "In honor of our forefathers' faith and vision," said Rev. More...

News

Encourages 'Financial Peace'

1232-08 A BC PSC Ad 6x4 2/ 26/Marsha l l Frost ( ri ght) presente d a program on Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University at the regular Thursday meeting of the Washington Rotary Club last week. More...

354 children join, read 6,375 books in summer program

Tuesday, July 21, marked the last day of the Mary Willis Library's Vacation Reading Program. During the awards program, Steve Scruggs presented an audience of 118 children and adults a program about snakes. More...

House of Prayer's weekend revival set for August 7-9

Eagles Wings House of Prayer of Crawfordville will have a weekend of revival services on Friday and Saturday, August 7 and 8, at 7 p.m. Bishop Kevin Magness of Lula will be the guest minister. More...

Letters

North Wilkes Museum needs help

TO THE EDITOR: I am writing to ask for assistance. The North Wilkes Museum and Archives building restoration committee has been active this summer. More...

Sports

Echols wins AJGM Tour tournament, steps up to second in point standing

Graham Echols won the Augusta Junior Golf Magazine Tour event held at the Warrenton Country Club on July 16. Echols is the son of Glen and Jane Echols of Tignall. More...

Tigers compete in 'Iron Man' weight lifting

Coach Robert Wheeler (top photo, left) supervises as Matthew Howard attempts a power clean with spotters John Gowen and Rashi Raiford standing by during this week's Iron Man competition. More...

Tigers hone their skills and techniques at FCA camp

A total of 38 Washington-Wilkes Tiger football players and coaches attended the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Football Camp at Georgia Southern University July 20-22. More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

William McClane Norman Grant and Lacey Norman of Boston, Mass., announce the birth of their son, William McClane, on Monday, May 11, at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston. Mc- Clane weighed 7 lbs. 3 ozs. and was 20.9 inches long. More...

GeorgiaP Caleb Archer guest of honor at first birthday parties

GeorgiaP Caleb Edward Archer, son of Tangie Chafin and Eric Archer of Washington, celebrated his first birthday on June 26 on two occasions. More...

Tiffany Michelle Spence to wed Scott Shattuck McGee Sept. 26

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Spence Jr. of North Augusta, S. C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Tiffany Michelle, to Scott Shattuck McGee, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy McGee of Lincolnton. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. More...