February 25, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

One man arrested, one sought after Meredith Circle shooting

Washington Police have arrested one man and are seeking another in connection with a shooting last week that left a Wilkes County man wounded.   More...

Tignall gets new fire truck

Tignall Mayor Richard Gammon (center) accepts the keys to the city’s new fire truck from FireLine, Inc.’s vice president, Billy McDonel, and Vince Sparacello, on Tuesday, February 23. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Tornadoes minister through tap

The Office Cat

Amy Treadwell was quick to answer the request of Vera Anderson in this column last week about the weather on July 16, 2008. More...

Opinions

Olympic curling seems out of its league beside real sports with sweat and blood

Life’s just too short to watch Olympic curling.   I made the mistake late Friday night of watching an hour of worldclass curling competition at the 2010 Winter Olympics, and it’s an hour of my life I’ll never get back. More...

Galapagos at the Crossroads By CAROL ANN BASSETT

Book Review

Judging by the numbers of tourists who flock to the Galapagos Islands, everyone is interested in the unique ecology and history of that remote place. More...

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Obituaries

Lucy Helen Harden Adams

A memorial service for Lucy Helen Harden Adams, 100, formerly of Tignall, was held Wednesday, February 17, 2010, in the Tignall Baptist Church after interment in the church cemetery. She died February 15 in Northside Health Care, Gadsden, Ala. More...

Billy T. Gilland

Graveside services with full military honors for Billy T. Gilland, 79, of Washington, were held Thursday, February 18, 2010, in Resthaven Cemetery with Dr. Charles Drummond officiating. More...

George Lafayette Hale Jr.

Funeral services for George Lafayette Hale Jr., 78, of Washington, were held Tuesday, February 23, 2010, at the First Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Albert Huyck and Rev. W.C. Bentley officiating. Interment was in Resthaven Cemetery. More...

Personalities

William A. Pope guest of honor at 92nd birthday party, dinner

William A. Pope of Atlanta and Washington was honored on the occasion of his 92nd birthday at a family dinner Saturday evening, February 6, at the Fitzpatrick Hotel Ballroom in Washington.   More...

Amanda Lili Charping to marry John Amos Holloway on June 19

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Thomas Charping of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Lili, to John Amos Holloway, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Robert Holloway of Gray.   The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. More...

Alberta Towns honored at 100th birthday celebration February 13

Alberta Towns was honored on her 100th birthday at a celebration with family and friends at her home on Saturday, February 13.   More...

Ty Herndon returns this Sunday for Relay for Life benefit concert

Country music star Ty Herndon will return to Wilkes County this Sunday for a free concert to benefit the Wilkes County Relay for Life. The concert is set for 4 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Washington.   More...

Wilkes County school system expects district accreditation with SACS visit

The Wilkes County school system can expect a good report and full district accreditation after a visit from SACS officials this week, Dr. More...

Wilkes County students to compete in junior steer, heifer show Saturday

Four Wilkes County students will be participating Saturday in the 56th Annual Washington Area Junior Steer and Heifer Show, along with some 32 students from Lincoln, Oglethorpe, Elbert, and Madison counties, at the McGill-Woodruff Agricultural Cente More...

Police secretary pleads guilty, sentenced to three years in jail

The Washington police department’s former secretary will spend three years in jail after pleading guilty to a charge of theft by conversion of public property in Wilkes Superior Court during the court’s February session.   More...

News

Know what symptoms to look for

1232-08 ABC PSC Ad 6x4 2/26/1232-08 ABC PSC Ad 6x4 2/26/EMT Misty Flynn explained the symptoms and treatments of heart attacks and strokes to members of the Washington Rotary Club at their regular Thu More...

The Toombs Family to present program of living history

The “Toombs Family and Friends” will present a living history program on Saturday, April 3, from 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. at the Robert Toombs House Historic Site.   More...

FBLA members represent W-W at CTSO Day at state capitol

Governor Sonny Perdue proclaimed Tuesday, February 9 as Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) Day at the Georgia State Capitol. All CTSO groups were represented at the state capital including Future Business Leaders of America.  More...

Letters

Leadership needed in city government

TO THE EDITOR:   The articles about the efforts of the city government regarding a hotel development at the Pope Center show all the ingredients of a disaster to the city and the county.   More...

Honest Wilkes Co. young people deserve to be thanked properly

TO THE EDITOR:   First, let me say that we have some honest young people in Wilkes County.   On February 16, my brother-in-law and I went into Ingles to purchase a few things. More...

Tampa programs for animals could be started by W-W

TO THE EDITOR:   I live in Tampa but I am from Washington. When I was there in June I donated to the shelter and had done so since.   More...

Sports

Tiger baseball season gets started this week with celebration Sat.

This is the week for Washington- Wilkes Tiger baseball to get started for 2010 and with games already played early in the week, the stage is set for the first-ever “Tiger Baseball Day” set for this Saturday, February 27, beginning at 11 More...

Lady Tigers advance to state playoffs, will host Clinch in first round this Sat.

A late surge of region wins and a game-winning shot at the final buzzer have propelled the Washington Wilkes Lady Tigers into the state playoffs for the first time in at least recent memory. More...

Five Tigers wrestle in state tournament; Ashmore and Martin finish in top four

Tiger wrestlers David Martin and senior Tyrance Ashmore captured fourth place finishes in their respective weight classes at the state individual tournament last week. 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...