April 22, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Georgia 4-H’s Clovers & Co. to entertain 7 p.m. this Saturday at elementary school

The nationally acclaimed Georgia 4-H performing arts group Clovers & Co. will entertain at Washington- Wilkes Elementary School this Saturday at 7 p.m. Two Wilkes County 4-H’ers, John Pope Jr. More...

Town Hall meeting set next Thurs. to discuss area underage drinking

The Wilkes County Community Partnership will sponsor a spring 2010 town hall meeting on underage drinking prevention next Thursday night, April 29, at 7 p.m. at the Roy L. Burns Senior Citizens Center, 108 Marshall Street in Washington.   More...

With 76% of census forms mailed back, Wilkes-hired census workers start May 1

With more than 76 percent of Wilkes County households already responding to the 2010 U.S. Census, officials say starting May 1 locally hired census workers will begin to visit the households that have not returned a form.   More...

Qualifying begins Mon., April 26 for Wilkes Co. commission seats

Qualifying for this year’s Wilkes County partisan elections for Chairman of the Board of Commissioners and Commissioners from District 3 and 4 begins this Monday, April 26 and runs through Friday, April 30. More...

Tourists visit by the busload

Washington-Wilkes Tourism Director Ashley Barnett (right) welcomes a group of tourists from Gwinnett County Friday, showing them all the places they could shop and dine in Washington. More...

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Teresa Hall Burdette was one of the adults on the Briarwood Academy annual travel seminar last week, this year to the American Southwest. More...

Opinions

Living with ‘transportation chokepoints’ is no way to live every day of your life

They’ve released the latest list of the most jammed, most trafficchoked roads in the state of Georgia, and, no surprise, ain’t none of them in Wilkes County.   Can you say “Amen?”   More...

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Book Review

Robert Parker died last month. This is really bad news for his many fans. He was the author of more than 50 books. More...

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Obituaries

Jenelle Cofer Newsome

Funeral services for Jenelle Cofer Newsome, 88, of Washington will be held Thursday, April 22, 2010, at the First Baptist Church, Washington, at 2:00 p.m., with Rev. Albert W. Huyck Jr., and Rev. Chris Townsend officiating. More...

James Larry Lamar Jr.

Graveside services for James L. (Larry) Lamar Jr. were held Monday, April 19, 2010, at the Washington-Wilkes Memorial Garden, Washington, with Rev. Allen Danner officiating. He died Thursday, April 25, at the Gwinnett County Medical Center.   More...

Ida Elmira Freeman Norman

Funeral services for Ida Elmira Freeman Norman, 97, of Tignall and Sylvania, were held Thursday, April 15, 2010, at the Tignall Baptist Church with Rev. John McPherson officiating. Interment was in the Tignall Baptist Church Cemetery. More...

Personalities

Paige Lynette Eason to marry Brent Geoffrey Mitchell June 26

Graham and Teresa Eason of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Paige Lynette, to Brent Geoffrey Mitchell, son of Alan and Carol Mitchell of Watkinsville. More...

Kathryn Williams Bussey, Reid Alan Filipiak exchange marriage vows Saturday, March 20

Kathryn Williams Bussey of Warm Springs and Reid Alan Filipiak of Washington exchanged wedding vows Saturday, March 20, at eleven o’clock in the morning at Oakhurst Farm in West Point. Buddy Jones of Columbus officiated. More...

Iris Garden Club members enjoy field trip April 13

REPPORTER Members of the Iris Garden Club enjoyed a delightful field trip to Wolfskin Gardens in Oglethorpe County on Tuesday, April 13. More...

City water system flushing expected to cloud tap water but no health risk expected

City water in Washington may run a little cloudy occasionally for the next few days, but city officials say the required flushing does not present any health risk. More...

GSP investigating Sunday bike-car collision in Rayle

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating an accident in which a 10-year-old boy was injured Sunday afternoon when he rode his bike into the path of a car on Pecan Grove Road near Rayle.   About 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Letarius J. More...

Award-winning Young Georgia Authors honored

Showing off their Certificates of Achievement for winning the Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition are (front row, l-r) Rhonda Turner, Emily Denard, Evan Moore, Christina Jenkins, Tykeria Jenkins More...

Land company foundation grant to boost signage to Kettle Creek

The site of a Wilkes County Revolutionary war battle will soon be much easier for history buffs to find, thanks to a grant from the nation’s largest landowner.   More...

Driver survives truck rollover

Wilkes County EMS personnel collect a driver’s medications after a rollover crash Sunday evening. The Georgia State Patrol is investigating an accident in which a Jackson, Georgia, man, Richard M. More...

News

Rotarians hear about Wilkes Co. post offices

Showing a post card with four half-cent stamps and a postmark dated July 4, 1932, Skeet Willingham illustrates some of the history of post offices in Wilkes County which began in 1793 with the Washington office.  More...

Town Hall meeting on underage drinking to be held on April 29

As part of National Alcohol Awareness Month, the Wilkes County Community Partnership will sponsor a Spring 2010 Town Hall Meeting on underage drinking prevention on April 29 at 7 p.m. at the Roy L. Burns Senior Citizens Center in Washington.   More...

Violinist Davidson to perform next in W-WHF concert series

If you regularly shop at Fievet Pharmacy as so many Wilkes Countians do, you likely have looked through (and probably purchased) the music CDs that greet you at the front of the store. More...

Sports

Tigers lose to Aquinas but beat Jefferson, Glascock

If the Washington-Wilkes Tigers win their remaining four region baseball games, they will be alone in the top spot of Region 4 at the conclusion of regular season play. More...

Family Fun Trail Ride to benefit Dream House Sun. at Aonia Pass

The seventh annual off-road Family Fun Trail Ride for riders of offroad motorcycles and ATVs is set for this Sunday, April 25, at Aonia Pass Off-Road Park.   More...

Tiger girls take second place in region tennis tournament

A coin toss gave the Washington- Wilkes Tiger girls tennis team the No. 1 seed’s spot in the region tournament because of a three-way tie for first place with Aquinas and Lincoln County. More...

Worship

Springhill Baptist to celebrate 140th anniversary on May 2

Springhill Baptist Church of Philomath will celebrate its 140th anniversary on Sunday, May 2, at 11:30 a.m.   More...

Revival services at White Rock to be held May 17-19

White Rock Baptist Church, Lincolnton, will have its annual spring revival services beginning Monday, May 17, and continuing through Wednesday, May 19.   Services will begin at 7 p.m. More...

National Day of Prayer planned

Rev. Gale Seibert and Shelley Warrenfells make plans for the National Day of Prayer scheduled for Thursday, May 6, at noon on The Square in downtown Washington. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Friends of the Mary Willis Library's May Wilsbary's Sale of books, plants, and food will be held Friday, May 7, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., on the lawn at the library. ƒ   More...