June 3, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Reading Club hears Fiddlin’ Dan

Musician Fiddlin’ Dan the Mountain Man sings “Splish Splash” with the help of local talent at Tuesday’s Mary Willis Library Vacation Reading Program. More...

Wilkes Relay for Life’s final numbers in: teams surpass goals, raising over $61k

The Wilkes County 2010 Relay for Life met or exceeded nearly every goal for this year’s fund-raising effort, organizers reported at Tuesday evening’s wrap-up meeting at Washington First United Methodist Church.   More...

Family assaults, drunk driving top month's roundup of Wilkes arrests

Assault and driving under the influence filled the arrest ledgers of Wilkes County law enforcement for the month of May. The following arrests were recorded at the Wilkes County law enforcement center.   More...

‘Look Good’ class set for June 28 at McDuffie Regional

The next “Look Good…Feel Better” session for residents of Wilkes County will be held Monday, June 28, from 5-7 p.m. at the McDuffie Regional Medical Center in Thomson.   More...

Car slides off Thomson Road in rain

Georgia State Patrol Senior Trooper Delston Branch interviews a witness at the scene Monday after a car slid off the Thomson highway and into a rain-filled ditch. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Teachers retire in style

The Office Cat

Kyle and Sandra Brown and their daughters, Amy and Emily, will be among a group of young people and adults from the Elberton Pentecostal Church who will be on a mission trip to Honduras this month. More...

Opinions

Sudden loss should urge us all to better treasure moments with the folks we love

I wanted to use this column to say something about Chris Hughes, who we lost Saturday. About his death, I find that I have no words, just kind of a stunned silence. More...

The Mighty Queens of Freeville By AMY DICKINSON

Book Review

The “Mighty Queens” of the title are the women in Amy Dickinson’s family, her mother, sisters, aunts, and cousins. They all live near each other in the town of Freeville, New York, and form a powerful support group. More...

America’s cottages reflect comfort, hospitality, goodwill

Up the street from our house is a delightful cottage that I have been charmed by for the longest time, and it has become the focal point of my morning sojourns. More...

Worship

Don’t worry about anger toward God; ‘He can take it,’ advises grief expert

Several years ago, Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, who wrote the landmark book “On Death and Dying,” was speaking to a group of hospital chaplains. More...

Presbyterian Church sets Bible School for evenings July 11-16

The Washington Presbyterian Church will have Vacation Bible School July 11-16, from 5:45 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. each evening.   More...

Ministerial Alliance to host ‘Juneteenth’ event June 18-19

The CSRA Ministerial Alliance in Wilkes County will sponsor a “Juneteenth Celebration” for young people in Washington-Wilkes Youth on Friday, June 18, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, June 19, at 10 a.m. at the Third Shiloh Center.   More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The WLT Co. Senior Drama Camp will present the play, "The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon," at the Bolton Lunceford Playhouse June 11 and 12 at 7 p.m., and June 13 at 2 p.m. Admission is $7.00.  More...

Council gives URA the go-ahead to develop full hotel operating numbers with Somata

In a meeting late Friday afternoon, the Washington City Council voted to accept the recommendations of the city’s Urban Redevelopment Authority, allowing the authority to work with a hotel developer to work up a full operational and marketing More...

Independence Day celebration still needs donations as evening’s show adds the Newtown Rhythm Band

With just a month before the big Independence Day fireworks celebration in Washington, the grassroots effort to raise money needs help, organizer Ed Pope III says.   More...

Summer Art Camp to help youth enjoy creating art projects

A Summer Art Camp is planned in June for Wilkes County children and youth to explore their artistic talents.   More...

This, kids, is a good snake

Garston Townsend feels the skin of a live rat snake as friends watch last week at the Wilkes-Lincoln County Farm Safety Camp as UGA environmental educator Leeanne Faust describes its markings. More...

Ashley Barnett one of “26 Women to Watch”

Washington-Wilkes Tourism Director Ashley Barnett (left) is interviewed by NBC Augusta’s Liz Hill as one of the “Top 26 Women to Watch in the CSRA.” The station is honoring women in the CSRA, Hill said, who are making outstanding co More...

Hospital construction progressing

The new patient wing of Wills Memorial Hospital is making progress toward an expected August completion. More...

Sneeze distracts driver

Wilkes County deputies say the driver of this SUV reported that he sneezed as he was driving toward Lincolnton on US 378 and when he opened his eyes, he was off the road. More...

News

Juggler amazes summer reading crowd

Juggler Todd Key has a little help from the crowd to perform his “Flying Debris” juggling act Tuesday at Mary Willis Library. More...

Library’s first workshop today; puppeteer to perform on Tue.

The Mary Willis Library will continue its summer of fun in the next few weeks with several activities including a craft workshop, story time, an afternoon movie, and more. More...

County helps recycling to continue

Washington-Wilkes Middle School Future Business Leaders of America members served their school by collecting recyclable paper from the classrooms. More...

Sports

Tiger basketball teams resume play for summer season throughout June

Washington-Wilkes Tiger boys and girls basketball has been over since sometime in February but has restarted this week for summer seasons throughout the month of June. Both teams began action on Tuesday of this week.   More...

Top sports fans will know the answers to this quiz

1. In 2009, Tampa Bay’s infield (Jason Bartlett, Evan Longoria, Carlos Pena, Ben Zobrist) was selected for baseball’s All-Star Game. Name the last time before then that an A.L. team’s starting infield made the All-Star Game. More...

Obituaries

William Raymond Burton

Funeral services for William Raymond “Billy” Burton, 67, of Tignall, were held Friday, May 28, 2010, at Mallorysville Baptist Church with Rev. Donnie Berry officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Christopher Duane Hughes

A “Celebration of Life” for Christopher Duane Hughes, 44, of Washington will be held Saturday, June 19, 2010. Details will be forthcoming. He died Saturday, May 29, at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.   More...

Carolyn Joyce Martin Taylor

Funeral services for Carolyn Joyce Martin Taylor, 71 of Crawfordville were held Friday, May 28, 2010, at the Margaret’s Grove Baptist Church, Crawfordville, with Rev. Tommy Hammond officiating. More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Jackson Cade Palmer   Zachary and Amanda Palmer of Grovetown announce the birth of their son, Jackson Cade, on Wednesday, May 26, at University Hospital in Augusta. Jackson weighed 5 lbs. 1 oz. and was 17 ½ inches long. More...

William Gilmer Hearn enjoys first birthday party held on May 1

William Gilmer Hearn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gil Hearn of Dunwoody, celebrated his first birthday with a party at his home on Saturday afternoon, May 1. William’s birthday was April 27. More...

Jessica Graves and attendants feted at bridal luncheon May 28

Jessica Graves of Fairfield, Tex., bride-elect of Joyner Wells, was entertained at a bridesmaids’ luncheon on Friday, May 28, at the home of Danny and Nancy Barnett on Sims Street. Co-hostesses with Mrs. More...