April 8, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Ramsey and Avery are convicted in ’09 Baltimore dog fighting case

In a Washington dog fighting case that made headlines last spring, Tavares Ramsay will see two years in prison as he and another Washington man have been convicted of violating Georgia’s strict new dog fighting laws.   More...

Chamber’s scholarship deadline coming soon on Friday, April 16

The application deadline is approaching for the $1,000 scholarship that Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce is offering to a 2010 graduating senior who will be attending college this fall. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Wilkes plates are the best ever seen

The Office Cat

I cannot write about Smythe’s death yet. I will soon. I must say that the response of people here at home and all over Georgia and the United States to our grief has been more than overwhelming. More...

Opinions

Americans have stood and been counted since ancestors filled out 1790 Census

Answering a few questions from a census enumerator isn’t exactly a new intrusion on American privacy. In fact, it’s one of the oldest traditions residents of America have.   More...

Medical Apartheid By HARRIET A. WASHINGTON

Book Review

The subtitle of Harriet Washington’s book is “The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the present.” The history is dark indeed, and Washington describes it vividly. More...

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Obituaries

Inez Bates Harris

Funeral services for Inez Bates Harris, 77, of Washington, were held Friday, April 2, 2010, at the Greater Level Hill Baptist Church, Sandy Cross Road, Crawfordville, with Rev. Samuel Duggan officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Odell D. Locklair

A memorial service for Odell D. Locklair, 76, of Washington, was held Monday, April 5, 2010, at Hopkins Funeral Home, Washington. He died April 1, at Heritage Healthcare of Wilkes, Washington.   Mr. More...

Verna Ruth Walton

Verna Ruth Walton, 948 Sandtown Road, Washington, died Friday, April 2, 2010, at her home.   Funeral arrangements will be announced later by C.W. Phelps Funeral Home of Elberton. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Gibson Grove Baptist Church will celebrate the pastor's first anniversary Sunday, April 11, 3 p.m. Pastor George Edwards and Thankful Baptist Church will be in charge of the service. Dinner will be served.   ƒ   More...

City charter change effort unsuccessful as legislators hear of heavy opposition

The effort to change the City of Washington’s charter concerning mayoral power has apparently ended, for now.   In a letter to Mayor Willie E. More...

‘Spring Tour was a success’ with perfect weather, happy crowds

“In all our travels, we’ve not seen anything like this Tour of Homes,” said Phil and Kaki Jones of Denbeigh, Wales. “Friends invited us and we came two years ago, and it’s just gotten better.”   More...

Wilkes 2010 Census response running much higher

The residents of Wilkes County are responding to the 2010 U.S. Census at a much higher rate this year than 10 years ago, a local Census support group says, and there is still plenty of time for everyone to be counted.   More...

Tour visitors enjoy NASA display

An old Tiger football helmet and football playbook were highlights of displays at the North Alexander School Saturday. More...

News

Top sellers enjoy cookie party

The Washington-Wilkes Primary School PTG sponsored a cookie party for students who sold fifteen or more items for the fall fund-raiser. More...

CSRA unemployment climbs to 10.7 percent in February

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) reported today that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River Area rose slightly to 10.7 percent in February, up two-tenths of one percentage point from a revised 10.5 percent i More...

‘March to Mailbox’ aims to increase census participation

A “March to the Mailbox” neighborhood blitz in downtown Tignall has been set for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 10, to increase participation in the 2010 U.S. Census.   More...

Sports

Top wrestlers receive awards

Members of the Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School Tiger varsity wrestling team who received awards for their performance during the 2009-2010 season were (l-r) Matthew Howard, Most Improved; More...

BB shooters continue preparations for district

Wilkes County 4-H’ers attended the practice S.A.F.E. BB matches in Jackson County where they finished in seventh place out of 14 teams compteing. More...

Round of golf at Reynolds Landing is baseball’s big prize

The grand prize raffle benefitting the Washington-Wilkes Tiger baseball team will award a round of golf for four at Reynolds Landing when the winning ticket is drawn just over a week from now.   More...

Personalities

Washington Personal Mention

Celebrating the Easter weekend with Rich and Gale Seibert and Pat Landress were Jeff, Cathie and Hunter Seibert of Smyrna, and Keith Seibert and Heather Hugener of Savannah. More...

Amanda Woods entertained at bridesmaids luncheon March 27

Bride-elect Amanda Woods was entertained at a bridesmaids luncheon Saturday, March 27, at the home of Rose Curley on Goshen Street in Lincolnton. Leigh Witherington of Augusta was a co-hostess for the occasion. More...

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church hosting Mexican BBQ Apr. 30

Plans continue to fall into place as St. Joseph’s Catholic Church prepares to host an authentic Mexican dinner on Friday evening, April 30, from 6-8 p.m. in the church hall.   More...