March 4, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Wilkes County completes Work Ready certification to help bring industry here

Wilkes County has become a certified Work Ready Community this week after some 40 Wilkes workers earned their Work Ready certificates last week. More...

Top dirt bike, ATV racers return to Aonia this weekend for cross-country series

Some 1,500 of the top amateur and pro dirt bike and ATV crosscountry riders and their families are already arriving at Aonia Pass Motocross for this weekend’s ninth annual Maxxis General GNCC, part of the 2010 Can-Am Grand National Cross Count More...

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The Office Cat

New schedule dictates new deadlines

The Office Cat

A lot of people are complaining about their bills for electricity and trying to put the blame hither and yon. More...

Opinions

Campaign started to replace state bird with Georgia ‘cultural icon’ the chicken

First of all, everybody who cares deeply what Georgia’s state bird is, raise your hand. Yeah, that’s what I thought.   But bear with me. More...

Redemption: The Last Battle of The Civil War By NICHOLAS LEMANN

Book Review

“A complicated, shadowy bargaining session in Washington ensued that took up the whole winter of 1876-77 and ended with the Compromise of 1877, the traditional midpoint of American history, in which the Democrats agreed to let Hayes become pre More...

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Obituaries

Claude Earl Johnson

Funeral services for Claude Earl Johnson, 89, of Tignall, formerly of Haywood County, N.C., were held Tuesday, March 2, 2010, in the Waynesville, N.C., chapel of Wells Funeral Home with Rev. Roy D. Cates officiating. More...

Corrine L. Kitchens

Funeral services for Corrine L. Kitchens, 82, of Washington, will be held Thursday, March 4, 2010, in the chapel of Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Macon Memorial Park Cemetery. Rev. Billy Sharpston will officiate. More...

Frank M. Savage

A memorial service for Frank M. Savage, 41, of Metasville Road, was held Saturday, February 27, 2010, at Morningside Baptist Church, Lincolnton, with Pastor Dan Fernandez officiating. He died Tuesday, February 23, at his residence.   More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Hagen Alexander Harkins   Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Harkins of Washington announce the birth of their son, Hagen Alexander, on Tuesday, February 9, at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. Hagen weighed 7 lbs. 2 ozs. and was 20 inches long. More...

Henderson named winner of Go for Red for Women raffle

Bernie Henderson was the winner of the Beta Sigma Phi, Xi Zeta Delta chapter 50/50 raffle to benefit Go Red for Women. The winner’s name was drawn on Monday, February 22. More...

Mahlory Waller guest of honor at miscellaneous shower Feb. 21

Mahlory Waller, bride-elect of Shane Wood, was honored at a miscellaneous shower Sunday afternoon, February 21, given by Andie Bridges, Julia Anne Holloway, Becky Mann and Angie Roth in the fellowship hall of Phillips Mill Baptist Church. More...

NEWS ALERT! - Council to discuss charter on Friday

Changes to be considered at called meeting

The City of Washington has announced a called meeting of the mayor and city council Friday afternoon, March 5, to “consider changes to the City Charter and related documents.” More...

‘Hard work’ brings Wilkes school system 5-year district accreditation from SACS

There were cheers and tears last Wednesday among the school board members and administrators gathered at the Wilkes County Board of Education when it was announced that the entire county school system had attained district accreditation.   More...

Washington police investigating Sunday night stabbing incident

Washington police are investigating a stabbing in Whitehall Sunday night that left a man in serious condition and a woman in jail charged with aggravated assault.   More...

Neil Gordon is guest speaker at Chamber breakfast on March 25

Neil Gordon, host of Augusta’s   Buzz on Biz,” will be the guest speaker at the upcoming Washington Wilkes Chamber of Commerce Small Business Breakfast.   The breakfast is set for Thursday, March 25, at 8 a.m. More...

Assaults, thefts top February reports of Wilkes Co. arrests

Assault and property crimes, along with drunk driving arrests, led the February roundup of arrests by city, county, and state law enforcement officers in Wilkes County.   More...

Callaway shows grand champion

Greg Callaway, who showed the Grand Champion steer at the 56th annual Washington Area Junior Steer and Heifer Show and Sale, congratulated by (l-r) Fred Rayfield, judge, and Dr. M. R. More...

News

Promoting healthy hearts by jumping rope

Third graders at Washington-Wilkes Primary School raised $831.13 for the American Heart Association during their annual Jump Robe for the Heart event on February 26. More...

Theater to present My Fair Lady’ on two April weekends

“My Fair Lady,” the Broadway musical adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s play, “Pygmalion,” will be performed at the Bolton Lunceford Theater during the first two weekends in April.   Dr. More...

Retired educators offer seniors chance to earn honorarium

High school seniors from Wilkes and Lincoln counties may apply for an honorarium sponsored by the Lincoln-Wilkes Retired Educators Association (LWREA). More...

Letters

Summit is mere ‘political theater’

TO THE EDITOR:   More...

Shepeard appreciates donations

TO THE EDITOR:   On behalf of the Shepeard Blood Center and the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, we express our appreciation to those who donated blood at the quarterly drive on February 18. More...

Sports

Lady Tigers beat Clinch to move into round two

The still-surging Washington-Wilkes Lady Tigers basketball team beat Clinch County 41-39 last Saturday night in dramatic style and cruised into the second round of the Georgia Class A playoffs. More...

Baseball Tigers win opener, drop next two; Murray and Martin get season’s first homers

The W-W Tiger baseball season opened up with a win against Jefferson County 6-1 as Trey McAvoy struck out 14 batters and gave up no earned runs in five impressive innings of work last week. D.J. More...

Coach looking for good spring seasons

Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Lee Hutto told members of the Washington Rotary Club about sports program in general at Washington- Wilkes Comprehensive High School and about spring sports t More...

Worship

Church of God sets Life Line Screening March 15, 10 a.m.

Residents living in and around the Washington-Wilkes community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture on March 15. More...

Heard’s Chapel sets spring revival March 17-19, 7:30

Heard’s Chapel Baptist Church will be hosting its spring revival March 17-19 at 7:30 p.m. each night.   Special guests include Rev. D. Cowan and the Mt. Gilead Church family on March 17, Rev. H. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Bereavement Support Group sponsored by Wills Memorial Hospital will meet Wednesday, March 10, at 1 p.m., in the hospital library.  More...