February 18, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Wilkes man shot as possible drug deal turns into robbery

An alleged drug deal gone bad resulted in a shooting on Meredith Circle in Washington Monday night.   More...

STAR Student Josh Fair is honored at Chamber breakfast on Tuesday

Tiger Senior Joshua Fair, this year’s STAR student, was honored along with his science teacher Jennifer Atkinson at a Washington- Wilkes Chamber of Commerce breakfast Tuesday morning at The Fitzpatrick Hotel.   More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Not scared to live close to jail

The Office Cat

Amber Anthony Fox, daughter of Linda and Gene Anthony of Washington-Wilkes, was on a flight from St. Louis, Missouri, to Columbus, Ohio, with a stop-over in Atlanta last week. She was seated beside a 60-year-old man and they began chatting. More...

Opinions

Paralysis by heavy snowfall isn’t so bad when it happens to federal bureaucrats

We’ve gotten a nice taste of snow across Georgia and, while it lingered inches deep in the shady spots, it was more of an “oohain’t that-pretty” snowfall than a paralyzing winter weather event like the poor folks in Washingto More...

Land of Marvels By BARRY UNSWORTH

Book Review

Barry Unsworth has written a number of well-received novels. His latest, Land of Marvels, takes place in Mesopotamia in 1914. More...

Cartoon

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Obituaries

Fannie Ida Fanning

Funeral services for Fannie Ida Fanning, 98, of Washington, will be held Friday, February 19, 2010, at Twin Oak Baptist Church with Rev. Charlie Mattox officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. More...

Lois McAvoy Hardy

Funeral services for Lois McAvoy Hardy, 89, of Washington, were held Thursday, February 11, 2010, at Bethel United Methodist Church with Rev. Richard Broom and Benji McAvoy officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Paul J. Bennett

Graveside services for Dr. Paul J. Bennett, 79, of Washington were held Tuesday, February 16, 2010, in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington, followed by a memorial service at 12 noon in the Church of the Mediator, Washington. Rev. Dr. More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Riley Elizabeth Reeder   Mr. and Mrs. Blair Reeder of Atlanta announce the birth of their daughter, Riley Elizabeth, on Tuesday, February 9, at Northside Hospital in Atlanta. Riley weighed 6 lbs. 7 ozs. and was 18 ½ inches long. More...

W-W Garden Club members gather at N. Wilkes Library

The Washington-Wilkes Garden Club met Thursday afternoon, February 11, at the North Wilkes Library.   Celeste Adams presided in the absence of president, Mary Webster.   A devotional was given by Edna Lamar. More...

Wills Memorial Lunch and Learn program to feature opthalmologist

Wills Memorial Hospital will host a Lunch and Learn Thursday, February 25, at 12 noon in the hospital library.   Dr. More...

County commission hears concerns on continuing delays to tax digest

Speaking out of concern for the efficiency of the Tax Assessor's office, Benjamin Willis asked members of the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners if they are looking at increasing the budget for that office in order to avoid having to hire outside c More...

Friday evening snowfall brings five inches of powder to Wilkes

Wilkes County joined much of middle Georgia in a Friday afternoon snowfall that brought some five inches of puffy powder to the area, making roads treacherous and forcing outdoors events inside.   More...

Man, daughter die in ‘tragic accident’ in swimming pool

A Wilkes County man and his grown daughter died Thursday, February 11, in what investigators are calling “a tragic accident.”   More...

News

Doris Booker Black History Program set for Mt. Carmel this Sunday at 3

Mt. Carmel Baptist Baptist Church will hold its annual Doris Booker Black History Program this Sunday, February 21, at 3 p.m. More...

Back-to-back wins – again

On the heels of his winning the Wilkes County Spelling Bee for the second year in a row comes the announcement that Milton Turner (right) was the winner of the Washington-Wilkes Elementary School Geography Bee for the second year in a row. More...

Valentine dance D.J. was ‘awesome;’ color guard tryouts begin next week

W-WMS is joining Wilkes County Schools in preparation for a visit from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), February 21-24. SACS accredits over 13,000 schools in the United States. More...

Letters

Hotel should be private; city is not a bank

TO THE EDITOR:   Regarding the city’s consideration of a new hotel as proposed by Don French of the SOMATA group LLC: such development should be left to private enterprise. More...

Dollars, hours given to Relay for Life are critically important

TO THE EDITOR:   More...

Sports

Tiger baseball season to throw first pitch Mon.; parents sponsoring ‘Tiger Baseball Day’ Feb. 27

Tiger baseball starts next Monday, February 22, with the first pitch at Tiger Field at 5 p.m. against the Blue Devils of Elbert County. The very next day, a varsity/JV doubleheader will get underway, also at Tiger Field, beginning at 4 p.m. More...

W-W Little League registration will continue through March 5

Registration for the 2010 Washington Wilkes Little League has begun and will continue until March 5.   Registration is in the upstairs office at Ashley Park. More...

Worship

‘Blessed to have these caring Christian couples in our midst’

It has been my good fortune over the last few years to attend the reaffirmation of wedding vows by two of Wilkes Counties finest couples who were each celebrating more than 50 years of happy and successful marriage.   More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Area Sunday Schools will sponsor a Sunday School workshop at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Baltimore Road, Washington, Saturday, February 27, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Valerie Jackson of August will be the coordinator. Lunch will be served.   More...