June 10, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Qualifying set June 28-July 2 for Nov. non-partisan election

Two seats on the Wilkes County Board of Education will be on the non-partisan ballot in November’s General Election, and qualifying for those seats is set to run the last week of June. More...

Drama Camp kids ready to perform ‘Spectaculathon’

The Washington Little Theater’s stage will be filled with the Brothers Grimm as the company’s Senior Drama Camp presents “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon” Friday and Saturday More...

Kids enjoy horseback riding at camp

Getting to ride a pair of horses brought the Wild West to kids participating in Summer Camp 2010 this week as the annual summer program kicked off for kids at the Third Shiloh Center and the Reese Boo More...

Head-on wreck in Danburg injures two

Georgia State Patrol Trooper P.N. Brantley investigates an accident Saturday on the Danburg Road north of Washington that sent two drivers to Wills Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Joe’s a warm, genuine person

The Office Cat

June is Beef Month in Georgia and the Wilkes County Cattlemen’s Association and the Washington Farmers Market are teaming up Saturday, June 12, to celebrate the month. More...

Opinions

My visit to non-deodorized Soviet Union puts our summer sweat into perspective

I was weeding my tomato garden just now and found myself sweat-soaked in the first really warm humid weather of the season. More...

The Battle for America 2008 By DAN BALZ and HAYNES JOHNSON

Book Review

Theodore White wrote the first literary account of an American presidential campaign with The Making of the President 1960. Since then, there have been imitations and other attempts. More...

Savannah is a place to go when you want to slow down

SAVANNAH – Tourists flock here year round—you can spot them this time of the year wearing shorts and Nikes and with cell phones on the hip—but moss-draped Savannah also has something to offer those of us who have been here more time More...

Obituaries

Pecola Gresham Heard

Funeral services for Pecola Gresham Heard, 69, of Washington were held Saturday, May 29, 2010, in the chapel of McLendon Memorial Funeral Home, WAashington, with Rev. G.L. Avery officiating. Interment was in City West Cemetery. More...

Geneva Ginn Mayfield

A celebration of the life of Geneva Ginn Mayfield, 93, of Decatur was held Tuesday, June 8, 2010, at Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Decatur, with Rev. Lewis Miller officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Margaret Wansley Loadholt

A memorial service for Margaret Wansley Loadholt, 80, will be held at the Celebration Outreach Center, Hwy. 17, Elberton, Saturday, June 12, 2010, at 3 p.m.   Mrs. More...

Worship

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...

Sunday School Union convenes at Pleasant Grove May 28-30

The Wilkes County Sunday School Union convened May 28-30 with the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church where Rev. James McIver served as host pastor and Francine Towns served as host superintendent.   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...

Property tax appeals due Fri., final tax bills may be out by fall

As property taxpayers across Wilkes County approach the deadline for assessment appeals on Friday, the expected date for final 2009 tax bills is still hard to determine, the county’s tax commissioner said this week.   More...

Old school complex to be offered to City of Washington, W-WPDA

The Wilkes County Board of Education has voted to make the old school complex on Gordon Street available to the City of Washington or the Washington-Wilkes Payroll Development Authority after yearlong negotiations with a buyer have made no progress. More...

Kitchen oil/grease recycling starts in city public housing, apartments

Kitchen oil and grease recycling will become available in some Washington neighborhoods beginning next week as an Atlanta recycling company that plans to move to Wilkes County becomes the city’s recycler.   More...

Independence Day celebration needs vendors, donors

Vendors and donors are still needed for the big Independence Day fireworks celebration in Washington, organizers say.   “We’re doing better, but we still need contributions. More...

New Wilkes unemployment claims drop bringing local jobless rate down to 11.7

There are signs of a turnaround in the Wilkes County employment scene as new claims for unemployment dropped from 200 in March to only 91 in April, and the county’s unemployment rate has dropped below 12 percent.   More...

Eskew gets Chamber of Commerce scholarship

Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School graduate Jacob Eskew is awarded a $1,000 scholarship by Jane Bundy (left) and Chamber Executive Director Judy Anderson after winning the Washington-Wilkes C More...

Habersham driver survives Tignall rollover

A Habersham County driver makes a phone call after crashing his Nissan sedan on Highway 17 at Florida Drive in Tignall Saturday afternoon. More...

News

Glasses will go to Honduras

The Washington Lions Club, in conjunction with the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation, presented several hundred pairs of eyeglasses to Kyle Brown (center), who will be going with 11 other people on More...

120 students attend summer camp with ‘Wild West’ theme

The Wilkes County 21st CNLC Summer Camp has started and more than 120 kids attended the first day of camp. More...

Law will help rural hospitals in efforts to recruit physicians

Last Thursday, Governor Sonny Perdue signed into law the Physicians for Rural Areas Assistance Act. The bill, by Rep. More...

Letters

Name changing offers new opportunities

TO THE EDITOR:   Many local people have expressed concern about the name change of the Pope Center recently approved by majority vote of the city council. More...

Response good; next drive Aug. 19

TO THE EDITOR:   On behalf of the Shepeard Blood Center and the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, we express our appreciation to those who donated blood at the two blood drives on May 20.   More...

Let’s seek out the greater good for all

TO THE EDITOR:   We have all seen a number of proposals recently from our Washington City Council with a fair amount of contentious behavior along the way. More...

Sports

Kent and Remsen are top young anglers in Raysville Bassmasters ’10 tournament

Raysville Bassmasters, a local fishing club with members from Wilkes, Lincoln, and McDuffie counties, hosted its annual youth fishing tournament at Amity Recreation Park on Clark Hill Lake Saturday, May 23. More...

Wildcats take second place in W-WPRD Memorial Day weekend soccer tourney

The Oglethorpe County Blazers won the Memorial Day soccer tournament hosted by the Washington Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department, and Wilkes County’s Wildcats took second place.   More...

Top sports fans will know the answers to this quiz

1. Who has hit the most career home runs in the All-Star Game?   2. Name the last Angels pitcher before John Lackey in 2007 to lead the American League in ERA for a season.   3. More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Baylie Elizabeth Bridges   Marc and Andie Bridges of Washington announce the birth of their daughter, Baylie Elizabeth, on Monday, May 24, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens. Baylie weighed 6 lbs. 11 ozs. and was 19 ½ inches long.   More...

Arcadian Eaton celebrates fourth birthday June 5

Arcadian Kerns Eaton, son of Ulysses and Linda Eaton of Guyton, was four years old on June 5.   Arcadian, along with ten other friends and parents, enjoyed a Spiderman pool party at his home. More...

Lindley Taylor Hall to marry Joshua Webb Callaway Dec. 4

Mr. and Mrs. Boyce Allen Hall of Rayle announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindley Taylor, to Joshua Webb Callaway, son of Mr. and Mrs. William David Callaway and the late Joy Blackmon Callaway of Rayle. More...