March 11, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

North Wilkes home is complete loss in Saturday p.m. blaze

Firefighters were unable to save a mobile home that went up in flames Saturday afternoon on Broad Road in north Wilkes County.   More...

2010 Census forms should be arriving in mail soon

Forms for the 2010 U.S. Census are expected to be arriving in the mail across Wilkes County next week, and the local Complete Count Committee is encouraging everyone to fill out the form and send it in.   More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Set your clocks ahead this weekend

The Office Cat

Don’t forget that Sunday, March 14, marks the beginning of Daylight Savings Time. It’s early this year. That means that for a few weeks it’s going to be dark at 7:00 a.m. More...

Opinions

Stand up and be counted in the census and force tax money to come back here

Rural communities all over the country are getting ready to apply for the biggest income tax refund in history – and it’s a refund Wilkes County has been partly cheated out of for 10 years.   More...

The Girls from Ames By JEFFREY ZASLOW

Book Review

The Girls from Ames is not a suspenseful book, but it tells a moving story about a lasting friendship among 11 women. More...

Cartoon

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Obituaries

Emily Callaway McDonald

Funeral services for Emily Callaway McDonald, 90, of Athens, were held Friday, March 5, 2010, in the First United Methodist Church, Athens. She died February 24,   More...

Willie Johnson Cooper

A memorial service for Willie “Bill” Johnson Cooper, 82, of Athens was held Sunday, February 28, 2010 at the chapel of Lord and Stephens East, Athens. She died Thursday, February 25, at her home.   More...

Barry Dean Dunn

Funeral services for Barry Dean Dunn, 46, were held Thursday, March 4, 2010, at Young’s Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Dennis J. Quinn officiating. The interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Madelyn Marie Davis   Blake and Angela Davis of Tignall announce the birth of their daughter, Madelyn Marie, on Tuesday, February 9, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens. Madelyn weighed 8 lbs. 14 ozs. and was 20 ½ inches long. More...

Kaylee Grimaud celebrates third birthday Feb. 23

P– Kaylee Grimaud, daughter of IV and Genna Grimaud, celebrated her third birthday on February 23.   Kaylee enjoyed a celebration on Saturday, Februa ry 20, with her family and friends at her home.   More...

Becky Phillips guest of honor at miscellaneous shower February 13

Becky Phillips of Conyers, brideelect of Casey Norton of Covington, was entertained at a miscellaneous shower Saturday afternoon, February 13, given by her stepsister, Stephanie Haynes of Grovetown, at the home of Richard and Brenda Phillips on the More...

City council decides to maintain powers, cuts back strong-mayor charter proposal

The City of Washington held a called meeting of the mayor and city council Friday afternoon to consider proposed changes to the City Charter, and by the end of the meeting had reduced the number of charter changes they would propose to the state leg More...

Springtime brings tourists to ‘quaint, graceful’ town

Spring is bringing groups of tourists and travel writers to sample the attractions of Washington and Wilkes County, Tourism Director Ashley Barnett said. More...

Washington City Council hears updates on ongoing municipal projects Monday

The Washington City Council tended to routine business and updates on ongoing city projects in its regular March meeting Monday night, March 8, at the Pope Center.   More...

News

Tiger band members selected for 10th District Honor Band

Three members of the Washington Wilkes Tiger Band participated in the Tenth District Honor Band February 27 in Augusta.   More...

Cloverleaf Camp for 4-H’ers to begin June 28, Rock Eagle

The 4-H Cloverleaf Summer Camp will be held June 28-July 2 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center near Eatonton. More...

New member welcomed

Pat Landress (center) was inducted as the newest member of the Washington Rotary Club at the group’s regular Thursday lunch meeting last week. More...

Letters

Animal programs should be sensible

TO THE EDITOR:   I would strongly suggest that the local elected officials of Washington Wilkes check all the facts and consider the mechanics of how to implement a TNR (Trap-Spay/ Neuter-Release) program before even remotely considering adop More...

Family commends city department for courteous help

TO THE EDITOR:   My family would like to commend the City of Washington’s Water/Sewer Department, especially Roy Mason and his staff, for helping us when our sewer system had problems last week. They were prompt and really cared. More...

Sports

Strang makes it two-in-a-row at Aonia Pass race

For the second race in a row, Josh Strang put his FMF Makita Suzuki on the top step of the podium, declaring himself the man to beat in this year’s Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series. More...

Denard finishes in top 15

Austin Denard, a 12-year-old student at Washington-Wilkes Middle School, took part in the Grand National GNCC race last weekend at Aonia Pass and finished in the top 15 of his class. More...

Lady Bucs get All-Region honors

Briarwood Academy junior Emily Henderson (right) was named All-Region in GISA Class A for the 2009-2010 girls basketball season. 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...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Mary Willis Library will close at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday during the winter months due to budget cuts.   ƒ   More...