July 29, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Continued series of 100-degree humid days may impact elderly, outside workers most

With Wilkes County suffering under two weeks of 100-degree July heat and stifling humidity, Wilkes County EMS Director Blake Thompson says he’s concerned that the continued heat will put some of the county’s ill and elderly in danger. More...

Assaults, drunk driving top July arrests in Wilkes Co.

Assaults and drunk driving led the monthly report of Wilkes County arrests by law enforcement agencies during the month of July. More...

Energy Audit Workshop to be held by city at Senior Center August 4

The City of Washington and the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) will be sponsoring an Energy Audit Workshop Wednesday, August 4, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the Burns Senior Center, 108 Marshall Street, Washington.   More...

Cassandra Campbell announces candidacy for school board seat

Cassandra Campbell has announced her candidacy for the District 1 seat on the Wilkes County Board of Education.   More...

Wills Auxiliary presents heart monitor

The Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary presents a heart monitor to the Wills Specialty Clinic. More...

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The Office Cat

Chillin’ dogs, but what about the frogs?

Kathy Nash Callaway, a popular kindergarten teacher at the Washington-Wilkes Primary School, and her husband More...

Opinions

Basinger came home from Normandy with warm memories

With the passing of each D-Day anniversary, Don Basinger, who witnessed the invasion, reflects on his World War II experience, often recalling a vignette involving a young French boy whom he befriended. More...

Book Review

The Prince of Frogtown By RICK BRAGG Reviewed by PEGGY BARNETT

Rick Bragg, who has written about his family in two popular books, All Over but the Shoutin’ and Ava’s Man, has now dealt with his father. He was a hard man to deal with during Rick’s childhood and young adulthood. More...

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Personalities

Karla Dawson Grimaud guest of honor at baby shower July

Karla Dawson Grimaud was guest of honor at a baby shower on Saturday, July 21, given by Donna Hardy, Tricia Bridges and Kristin Stevens of Pitts at the Hardy home on the Lincolnton Road. More...

Paige Lynette Eason and Brent Geoffrey Mitchell exchange marriage vows on Saturday, June 26

Paige Lynette Eason of Washington and Brent Geoffrey Mitchell of Watkinsville exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful outdoor doublering ceremony Saturday, June 26, at five-thirty o’clock in the afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Rhodes family gathers for reunion at Beulah Baptist Church July 17

The annual Rhodes family reunion was held at Beulah Baptist Church Family Life Center on Saturday, July 17.   More...

Early voting begins here Monday for Aug. Georgia runoff elections

A statewide runoff for the 2010 Georgia General Election is set for Tuesday, August 10, to decide party candidates for Georgia governor and other offices.   Early voting for the runoff begins next week. More...

$48 million loan/grant awaits finalization by local company

The second round of Recovery Act funding for broadband was announced this month and a Wilkes County provider was one of two rural Georgia projects selected.   More...

Wilkes Agri-Forestry Council offers info on impact of local agriculture

Visitors to Washington-Wilkes are now getting a fact-filled welcome from the Wilkes County agricultural community thanks to the Wilkes County Agri-Forestry Council. More...

Wills Memorial salutes newest patrons

Bernie Pope and Sandy Burton are two of the newest Patrons of the Wills Memorial Hospital, having made donations to the Wills Memorial Hospital Foundation of at least $1,000. More...

Dorothy Jordan is candidate for Wilkes Board of Education seat

Wilkes County youth advocate Dorothy “Dot” Jordan has announced her candidacy for the District 1 seat on the Wilkes County Board of Education. More...

Registration opens for 4th annual Miss Wilkes Co. Pageant Sept. 25

Registration is now open for the fourth annual Miss Wilkes County Pageant, set for Saturday, September 25.   “This year, U.S. Savings Bonds will be awarded to the winners,” Ashley Barnett, pageant coordinator said. More...

News

Sardis Baptist sets annual revival for August 8-10, 7 p.

Sardis Baptist Church in Rayle will hold revival services for three days next month beginning with the morning worship service on Sunday, August 8, at 11 a.m.   Rev. More...

Mallorysville VBS hosts 52 attending nightly July 21-25

Mallorysville Baptist Church had Vacation Bible School June 21-25 with an average attendance of 52 each night.   Director of the school was Dianne Compton. Rev. Donnie Berry is the pastor. More...

Clark’s Station sets homecoming service for Sunday, August 8

Clark’s Station Baptist Church on the Newtown Road at Jackson Crossroads will have homecoming on Sunday, August 8, followed by revival services through Wednesday, August 11.   The speaker for the Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. More...

Letters

Proud to be a citizen and trying to buy 100% American-made

TO THE EDITOR:   Mr. Burke writes excellent articles that I enjoy reading. The article about car manufacturers was very factual but I think the whole point about “American made” has been missed. More...

Bonnie Branch is friend and blessing to this community

TO THE EDITOR:   If you are a resident of Washington, Ga., and don’t realize how fortunate you are to have a fellow resident named Bonnie Branch, let me tell you how lucky we are to have her in this community.   More...

Obituaries

Brandon DeMario Hulin

Funeral services for Brandon DeMario Hulin, 24, were held Saturday, July 24, 2010, at the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Charles Belton, Pastor, and Pastor Larry Norman officiating. Interment was in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington. More...

Annie Harris Pate

Funeral services for Annie Harris Faust Pate, 93, of Crawfordville were held Sunday, July 25, 2010, at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Crawfordville. Pastor Rickey Lockhart and Rev. Gregory Hughes officiated. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Emma Jean Servance

Funeral services for Emma Jean “Jeano” Servance, 69, of Raleigh, N.C., were held Friday, July 16, 2010, at the Redeeming Love Missionary Baptist Church, Raleigh, with Rev. T.K. Ashley presiding. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Stevens Grove Baptist Church, located five miles south of Lexington off Highway 78, will observe its 96th homecoming on Sunday, August 1. Guest speaker for the morning service at 11 a.m. will be Charles Hardie of Gum Springs, Va. More...