April 29, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Fireworks celebration planners to meet May 11 at Wilkes CofC

Preparations for an Independence Day fireworks celebration in downtown Washington have started, with an information meeting set for Tuesday, May 11, at 5 p.m. More...

Hollander Home Fashions salutes Tignall employees for top turnaround efforts

To bring attention to a turnaround in safety, production, and customer service, one of Wilkes County’s largest employers saluted the contributions of its workers. More...

Work on tax digest is complete; notices for 2009 taxes expected to be in the mail ‘any day now’

Wilkes County property owners can expect to receive their 2009 tax notices in the mail “any day now” according to the county’s Chief Appraiser Ramona Powell, whose office has been working for months to complete the revaluated tax d More...

Boy Scout leaders speak to Kiwanis

 Billy Caddell (left) introduced his associates in Scouting – a century old this year – Bobby Standard (right), the Scoutmaster of Troop 34, and Anand Suthar, District Executive of the eight-county Upper River District of the Georgia More...

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The Office Cat

Master driver puts truck in its place

During the week of The Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Chip Hardin had an interesting and satisfying experience. More...

Opinions

Masking death is no service to kids; honest answers are best approach

Parents like to shield their children and to protect their children from any harm that may come to them, and that is a good thing as children are not emotionally or intellectually able to deal with many of the problems of life. More...

Mowing grass releases smells, so they say, that make people feel happy and relaxed

Deep down in my brain, in the heart of my amygdala, I’m enjoying the smell of freshly cut grass. More...

Reaching out to help others in the Roddenbery tradition

COLUMBUS – Andy Roddenbery distinguished himself at the University of Georgia by playing football and probably would have gone into coaching except for circumstances surrounding a fishing accident in Canada.   More...

Worship

Smith to be speaker for youth program at White Rock on Sun.

White Rock Baptist Church, Rayle, will have its annual youth program on Sunday, May 2, at 5 p.m. Rev. G.L. Avery is pastor of the church. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget: Week of April 28th, 2010

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...

Local U.S. Census workers will begin to count as door-to-door followup counts all residents

Census officials say starting next week locally hired census workers will begin to visit households that have not returned a census form.   Some 80 percent of Wilkes County households have already responded to the 2010 U.S. Census.   More...

Relay for Life honors local cancer survivors

Wilkes Relay for Life event chairman Margie Burke and Summer Garrison of the American Cancer Society welcome more than 100 Wilkes County cancer survivors and family members to the seventh annual Relay More...

Property crimes lead Wilkes roundup of April’s arrests

Property crimes and assault lead the April roundup of arrests reported in Wilkes County, along with the usual parade of arrests from driving under the influence. More...

One injured in wreck near Griffin Store

  Wilkes County EMS personnel, along with WFD Rescue 2, Engine 5, and Tyrone VFD personnel, remove an injured Rutledge, Georgia, woman from her wrecked vehicle Tuesday morning after a collision with a pickup truck pulling a camper on the Greens More...

Wilkes Ministers United planning local observance of National Day of Prayer on Square next Thursday

Scores of citizens are expected to pause at noon, Thursday, May 6, as Wilkes Ministers United leads the local observance of the 59th National Day of Prayer on The Square to pray for local, state, and national leaders and public servants.   More...

News

Taliaferro bands’ spring concert and barbecue May 27

The Taliaferro County Band program will present its annual spring concert, at the school on May 27. Over 65 music students will perform for parents, teachers, and the community. More...

A Starlit Night’ is theme for W-WCHS prom this Saturday

The Junior Class of 2011 has been hard at work planning for this year’s prom – “A Starlit Night.” The prom will be held at the new high school cafeteria beginning at 8 p.m. this Saturday, May 1. More...

Davidson and Davis to perform in concert series

On Saturday, May 8, 2010, at 8 p.m., the curtain will rise at the Washington Little Theater’s Bolton Lunceford Playhouse for the third program of the Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation’s Concert Series. More...

Obituaries

Rodney D. Eaton Jr.

A memorial service for Rodney D. Eaton Jr., 67, of Washington will be held at the Washington Presbyterian Church at 11 a.m. Friday, April 30, 2010, with a celebration of life at his home following the service. More...

Dale G. Spence

Dale G. Spence, 60, of Tignall, died Saturday, April 24, in Heritage Healthcare of Wilkes, Washington. No services are planned at this time.   Mr. More...

Clyatt Richard Rousey

Graveside services for Clyatt Richard Rousey, 96, of Social Circle, were held Sunday, April 25, 2010, in the Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery in Wilkes County with Rev. Johnny Griffith officiating. He died Thursday, April 22, at his home.   More...

Personalities

Morgan Elizabeth Lamar

Mr. and Mrs. Drew Lamar of Washington announce the birth of their daughter, Morgan Elizabeth, on Thursday, April 22, at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. Morgan weighed 8 lbs. and was 20 inches long. She has a brother, Will, who is 2 ½ years old.   More...

Vivian Madison Newberry

Mr. and Mrs. Grif Newberry of Washington announce the birth of their daughter, Vivian Madison, on Monday, April 19, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens. Madison weighed 7 lbs. 9 ozs. and was 19 ½ inches long. More...

Hailee Claire Stevens

Greg and Kristin Stevens of Pitts announce the birth of their daughter, Hailee Claire, on Tuesday, March 30, at Taylor Regional Hospital in Hawkinsville. Hailee weighed 8 lbs. 10.1 ozs. and was 21 ¼ inches long. More...