May 20, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioner reveals plans to build new Athens Tech extension campus in Wilkes

A joint project between Wilkes County and Athens Technical College (ATC) which has been in the planning and research stages for several years will now take a new direction, according to an announcement made by Wilkes County Commissioner and ATC boar More...

Heritage residents reach out with balloons

Residents of Heritage Health Care in Washington released hundreds of helium balloons during a ceremony Wednesday afternoon. More...

Wilkes officially honored as Work Ready; certification of more workers is next job

After years of work, Wilkes County is now officially a Certified Work Ready Community and will receive a grant to continue to build a skilled workforce.   More...

Wilkes Co. latest unemployment numbers show jobs are being gained and lost here

Jobs are both being lost and gained in Wilkes County. More...

Memorial bricks honor Hardys

Mike Hardy with grandson Ethan, along with Helen Bentley and Diane Bentley, present a memorial brick in memory of their parents, Wood and Anne Hardy. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

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The Office Cat

Mary Ann Peeler’s daughter, Natalie Peeler Coleman, sings with the Gwinnett Choral Guild in Lawrenceville. More...

Opinions

Honeysuckle’s fresh smell opens a door to the feeling of long childhood summers

We are here today to praise the smell of honeysuckle, the season it signals and the memories it holds. More...

Cartoon

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Marcus Auarelius By FRANK McLYNN

Book Review

Frank McLynn is the author of many biographies, including one of Napoleon. More...

Sports

Spring football game held Friday

Not exactly The Rockettes, but nevertheless dedicated, the Washington-Wilkes Tigers showed off some of their warm-up drills just before last Friday night’s 2010 spring football game. More...

Lady Bucs win state track title; Henderson is top point getter

After wining the GISA Region 1A girls track championship late last month, the Briarwood Academy girls went on to win the state championship while sweeping the top three (actually four) spots for individual high points. More...

Baseball Tigers end season at 17-12

After staging a comeback win in the first round to advance to the second round of the Georgia Class A state playoffs, the Washington- Wilkes Tiger baseball team was disappointed at Brookstone last week, losing both games of the doubleheader played o More...

Personalities

Fourth grader is NGA’s top student

Jake Echols was named the Nathanael Greene Academy Elementary School Citizen of the Year. Jake is a fourth grade student and has been on the Headmaster’s List all four years of elementary school. More...

Casey J. Nickles receives degree from UGA May 8

Casey J. Nickels of Washington- Wilkes was a member of the University of Georgia Class of 2010 who received their degrees in graduation ceremonies May 8. The graduation was held in Sanford Stadium on the University of Georgia campus at 6:30 p.m. More...

Reed honored with national award

Washington native John Kelly Reed has been honored with a national sales award from La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries of Atlanta.   The award was presented at a La- Z-Boy national event at the High Point Country Club in High Point, N.C. More...

Council could discuss hotel, redevelopment at Fri. retreat

The Washington City Council will meet in a retreat Friday, May 21, but observers say the meeting’s out-of-town location seems to have been chosen to minimize public participation.   More...

New Community Medical Associates will recruit doctors to ‘just be doctors’ at Wills

Wills Memorial Hospital is embarking on a new venture which it hopes will aid in the recruitment of new doctors and which has already been apparently successful in keeping a popular young doctor and his family in the community.   More...

Pope family instructs City Hall to remove long-time mayor’s name

The Pope family has rejected being a part of the renaming of The Pope Center by having Mayor Willie Burns’ name added. Instead, the family prefers to have its name completely removed.   More...

BoE honors coach, hears athletic facility plan

The Wilkes County Board of Education honored the past of Wilkes County athletics and heard a plan for the future of Tiger athletic facilities at its regular monthly meeting on Monday, May 17.   More...

Tea and Learn hears about local tourism

Tea and Learn hears about local tourism Washington-Wilkes Tourism Director Ashley Barnett shows off clippings of magazines and newspapers that have featured Washington-Wilkes to Pat Niemann at a recen More...

Fireworks donations badly needed as grassroots efforts seeks money

Grassroots efforts to raise money for an Independence Day fireworks celebration in Washington are waiting for good intentions to turn into cash, organizer Ed Pope III says, and soon.   More...

UGA in the Civil War to be topic of Civil War Round Table Monday

Dr. Nash Boney, retired Professor of History at the University of Georgia, will present “The University of Georgia and the Civil War” to the Washington Civil War Round Table on Monday evening, May 24, at 6 p.m. More...

News

Anderson is new Area Governor for 2010-11 Toastmasters of Ga.

Kathryn Anderson, founding president of the Washington-Wilkes Toastmasters Club, was named Area 52 Governor at the annual district meeting of Toastmasters of Georgia held in Savannah May 7-8. More...

Library to kick off summer reading this Sat. at 10:30

“Make a Splash – Read!” is the theme this summer at the Mary Willis Library. More...

Dept. awards presented at W-WCHS Honors Night

Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School held its first Honors Night awards program last Monday, May 10, in the school cafeteria. More...

Letters

Memory of service will outlast building

TO THE EDITOR: Never in my dreams would I have thought that our city council would change the name of our community center from Edward B. Pope Community Center to Burns-Pope (whatever it is now). To say I was shocked is to put it mildly. More...

Missing Cathy’s visits, wisdom

To The Editor :   Congratulations to the Wilkes Relay for Life in reaching and surpassing its goal of $55,000. Chairman Margie Burke and all of the Relay volunteers are to be commended for a job well done.   More...

Name change inappropriate; New community center not needed

TO THE EDITOR:   After reading about the Washington City Council renaming the Pope Center to the Burns-Pope Center, I cannot be silent any longer.   More...

Obituaries

Jerry Louis Robinson

Funeral services for Jerry Louis Robinson, 76, of Washington will be held Thursday, May 20, 2010, at 1 p.m., at the First Baptist Church of Washington with Rev. W.C. Bentley and Rev. Robert D. Adams officiating. More...

Louise Poole Norman

Graveside services for Louise Poole Norman, 88, of Milton, Fla., formerly of Washington, were held Sunday, May 16, 2010, in the Tignall Independence United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Albert W. Huyck Jr. officiating. More...

Sammie Hinton Couchara

A funeral mass for Sammie Hinton Couchara, 82, of Norristown, Penn., was held Friday, May 14, 2010, at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Norristown. Entombment was at St. Patrick’s Cem Mausoleum, Norristown. She died Friday, May 7, at her home. More...

Worship

Prayer coordinator active in ministry

Paula Andrews has been an active member of Unity of Faith Christian Ministries for over 20 years under the leadership of Rev. Jake Givan. More...

Rev. Porter to speak Sunday, May 23 at fund-raising program

The Reese J. Booker and Rosa Grant Warthen Annual Scholarship Fundraising Memorial Program will be held Sunday, May 23, at the Marks Tabernacle Baptist Church at 6 p.m.   More...

County Line Baptist sets Vacation Bible School for June 1-4

County Line Baptist Church will have Vacation Bible School June 1-4, using as a theme, “High Seas Expedition.” Supper will be available at 6 p.m. and the Vacation Bible School will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m.   More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The W-WCHS Class of 1990 will have a reunion June 18-20. A “meet and greet” will be held at Retro Cinema in Downtown Washington Friday night.  More...