July 22, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Wilkes school board votes to turn over old school property to city government

In its regular July meeting Monday night, the Wilkes County Board of Education agreed to sign the former middle and high school complex on Gordon Street over to the City of Washington.   More...

Rumors unfounded

Rumors have flourished over the past week concerning false allegations against Dr. Robert Williams, a local family physician practicing in Lincolnton. More...

City leaders approve SPLOST but want more study time to consider items on agenda

The Washington City Council met in its regular July meeting Monday night and approved the intergovernmental agreement on the division of SPLOST revenues.   More...

Civil War Round Table to hear Confederate soldiers’ letters

Washington historian Skeet Willingham will present “In Their Own Words,” letters home from Wilkes County Confederate soldiers, to the Washington Civil War Round Table on Monday evening, July 26, at 6 p.m. More...

Honoring the memory of Mara Miller

Bill Miller and daughter Debbie Tanner place a brick in memory of beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, Mara Miller. Grandchildren of Mrs. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

I’ll take dolphins, not sharks

I think this might be a record corn operation for Wilkes County. Brothers Roger and David McAvoy have 200 acres of corn planted on their farm off the Greensboro Road in the Happy Hollow Road area. More...

Opinions

Book Review

Old Filth By JANE GARDAM

Let’s deal with the title first. This isn’t pornography or waste management. More...

McNeil Coleman

Funeral services for McNeil Coleman, 81, were held Saturday, July 17, 2010, at the Trinity Baptist Church with Rev. H.M. Easley officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. He died July 13.   More...

The definition of an ‘American-made car’ has changed to include U.S.-built former imports

This is one of those subjects that can make fights break out in a heartbeat: exactly what does it mean to “buy an American car” nowadays?   More...

Obituaries

Betty Louise Hendricks Morton

A memorial service for Betty Louise Hendricks Morton, 73, of Rayle, was held Saturday, July 17, 2010, at the residence of Teresa and Vincent Price, Rayle. She died Tuesday, July 13, at Select Specialty Hospital, Augusta.   More...

Personalities

Margaret Rae Evans to marry George Burdette Newsome III

Elliott Leary Evans of Hawkinsville announces the engagement of his daughter, Margaret Rae, to George Burdette Newsome III, son of George Burdette Newsome Jr. and the late Sherry Wallace Newsome of Washington. More...

Amanda Lili Charping weds John Amos Holloway June 19

Amanda Lili Charping of Washington and John Amos Holloway of Round Oak exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful outdoor wedding Saturday, June 19, at four o’clock in the afternoon at Pembroke, residence of William and Ginna Pope, on West Robert T More...

Personal Mention

David Stover of Clarkesville visited several days with Jerry and Becky Stover. More...

Citizens express skepticism over city plan for hotel

Washington citizens who spoke up on the city’s plan to build a hotel at the Pope Center at two hearings last Thursday seemed skeptical that such a hotel could make money, and expressed concern that city residents would get stuck with any losse More...

Jack Harvey retires as F&M Bank CEO, board appoints L. Dan Coxwell to lead

F&M Bank President and Chief Executive Officer Jack Harvey has announced his retirement after meeting with the bank’s board of directors last week. More...

New family medical practice set to open Washington community clinic August 2

Beginning next week, Community Medical Associates (CMA), a hospital based family medical practice group with locations in Washington and Lincolnton, will be scheduling appointments in anticipation of the opening of its Washington location on August More...

Mysteries, legends to be topic of Aug. 1 foundation meeting

Author and publications editor Don Rhodes will present a program on his book “Mysteries and Legends of Georgia” Sunday afternoon, August 1, at the Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation meeting at the Robert Toombs House from 2:30 until More...

Wilkes new jobless claims drop, but numbers still high

As out-of-work Americans wait for an extension of unemployment insurance, Wilkes County’s initial claims for unemployment are down in June from the previous month, and down sharply from this time last year.   More...

Historical foundation gives boost to upcoming Mule Day celebration

Planning for this year’s Mule Day Southern Heritage Festival is already underway and the Washington Wilkes Historical Foundation has given the big annual event a big boost.   More...

News

Tig nall News

Sunday was National Ice Cream Day so I just had to celebrate by making some homemade ice cream. In 1984, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed July as National Ice Cream Month and established National Ice Cream Day as the third Sunday in the month. More...

RAYLE NEWS

Sardis Baptist Church enjoyed a good service with Rev. Jim Newsome bringing the message on “Choices” from the book of Matthew. Joyce Fry led the music with Pam Hall as pianist. Children’s church was held as Rev. More...

Lundberg News

Revival services began Sunday morning at Clifford’s Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Donald Walton as guest speaker. He preached wonderful messages at both morning and evening services and we looked forward to each evening through Wednesday. More...

Sports

Top sports fans will know the answers to this quiz

1. Which did legendary Dodgers manager Walter Alston win more of in his 23-year career: N.L. pennants or All-Star Games?   2. Name the two players who hold the N.L. mark for most home runs by a third baseman for a season.   3. More...

Legendary coach visits Rotary Club

Coach Vince Dooley, former University of Georgia head football coach and athletic director (left), spoke to the Washington Rotary Club prior to his book-signing engagement downtown last Thursday. More...

Fall program registration set to begin at PRD next week

Registration has begun for several of the Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation’s fall programs.   Signups began Monday for Fall Soccer 2010, Football 2010, and Cheerleading 2010. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

ƒ New Ford Baptist Church will have homecoming Sunday, August 22, beginning with Sunday School at 10 a.m. and the worship service at 11:15 a.m. Dinner will be served. ƒ More...