October 14, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Pot intercepted at Rayle Post Office results in drug trafficking charges

Wilkes County deputies, postal authorities, and GBI agents worked together to intercept 15 pounds of marijuana shipped to the Rayle Post Office Friday, arresting two men who picked up the shipment.   More...

More participation, big crowd makes Mule Day one of the best

Children work together to hull the ears of corn that they have just harvested and shucked at Mule Day Saturday. More...

Teachers of the Year to be honored Mon. at Board reception

The Wilkes County Schools Teacher of the Year will be announced at a reception Monday night at the high school.   The candidates for system-wide honors are the Teachers of the Year chosen at each of the four schools.   More...

Lunch and Learn hears about PAD

Dr. Lester Johnston spoke to the Wills Memorial Hospital Lunch & Learn event last Wednesday on the subject of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

New doors make big difference

The Office Cat

A call came on my cell phone on a long and dreary Sunday afternoon. I was late getting to the phone, but clicked on the “missed call” number to get back to it. More...

Opinions

A Hollywood boom has come to Georgia, and Wilkes folks are ready for a close-up

It was a small ceremony in Atlanta last week, but it may turn out to be the start of something pretty big for Washington and Wilkes County. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Homer and Langley By E.L. DOCTOROW

Book Review

The media have kept us informed about “hoarders” recently. In an extreme example, the reclusive Collyer brothers died in New York City in their Fifth Avenue home amid piles of old publications and objects a number of years ago. More...

Obituaries

Joan E. Brenizer dies October 10 in Beaumont, Tex.

Friends and relatives of Joan E. Brenizer, a former resident of Wilkes County, will be interested to know that she died in Beaumont, Texas, on Sunday, October 10.   Mrs. More...

Worship

Bethel Methodist sets revival services for October 24-27

Bethel United Methodist Church will have revival services October 24-27, 7:30 p.m. There will be a covered dish dinner on Sunday, October 24, at 6 p.m.   More...

‘Beatitudes’ offer some of the best grief advice

Jackie Deems is a grief counselor who published in the Burlington Bereavement Resource Council magazine “Perspectives” (Volume 3 No. More...

‘Hallowed’ youth worship service to be held Oct. 31 at Third Shiloh

Transforming Life Ministries will sponsor its eighth annual “Hallowed Be Thy Name” youth worship service on October 31 at 4 p.m. at the Third Shiloh Center. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

New Saints CME Church will hold the next SNAP meeting Saturday, October 16, at 10 a.m. The September 25 meeting has been cancelled.   ƒ   More...

Hotel bond validation packs Superior Court Monday

A series of Washington city employees, expert witnesses, and lawyers stood for a hotel revenue bond verification hearing before the bench of Superior Court Judge Harold A. More...

Washington-Wilkes chosen to be Ga. ‘Camera Ready Community’

A new state of Georgia program will help Wilkes County get its share of the $1 billion economic impact that movie and television production brings to the state each year. More...

Washington city council to meet Mon., Oct. 18 because of bond hearing

The regular October meeting of the Washington City Council scheduled for Monday, October 11, at 6 p.m. has been rescheduled to the following Monday, October 18, at 6 p.m. at the Pope Center. More...

30th Mule Day festival sees higher turnout, more mules, and hands-on fun for children

Wilkes County’s 30th annual Mule Day Southern Heritage Festival surpassed all recent observances, organizers say, with more mules, more vendors, and more hands-on fun for children than in years.   More...

Wills Memorial Auxiliary Variety Show to showcase local talents in fund-raiser

The Distant Cousins with musical excerpts from Smoke on the Mountain will be one of the featured acts at the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Variety Show scheduled for Saturday evening, October 16, at 7 p.m. More...

News

F&M directors refine banking skills at CBA college

Dan Coxwell, F&M Bank president, and three members of the bank’s board of directors graduated from the Community Bankers Association of Georgia’s (CBA) Bank Directors’ College, a part of the Community Bankers University. More...

Toombs House invites public October 23

Wilkes County Commission Chairman Sam Moore has announced that the Commissioners will host an Open House at the Robert Toombs House on October 23, 2010, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. More...

Exchange students experience Mule Day

Georgia Rotary Student Program (GRSP) exchange students hosted by Christina Albertson (left) and her parents as they visited Washington to attend Mule Day were (l-r) Rebecca (from Scotland), Valerie ( More...

Sports

Tigers beat Hancock 34-14, get set for Red Devils

TOMARKUS YOUNG BREAKS AWAY FOR EXTRA YAR DAGE He had 69 yards rushing and 12 receiving against Hancock. More...

Lady Tigers begin state playoffs

The Washington-Wilkes Lady Tiger softball team, Region 7-A champions, began state playoff action this week on Wednesday, October 13, at Ashley Park where they hosted the Athens Christian Eagles in a b More...

WASHINGtON-WILKES TIGER CROSS COUNtRY tEAM

THE WASHINGtON-WILKES TIGER CROSS COUNtRY tEAM includes (front row, l-r) Boone Lukich, Emily Connell, Marlyse Sifre, Erika Jefferson, Marisa Sifre, Hope Ward, Cody McLeroy, (middle) Will Lawson, Glori More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Caroline Coe Blackwell   Mr. and Mrs. Matthew C. Blackwell of Woodstock announce the birth of their daughter, Caroline Coe, on Sunday, September 26, at Northside Hospital in Atlanta. Caroline weighed 7 lbs. 10 ozs. and was 20 inches long. More...

Whitney Dawson crowned Queen at Elberton Fair

Whitney Dawson won the title of Miss Elberton Fair Queen in the eight-nine-year-old division in competition at the Elberton Fair on Thursday, October 7. More...

Arch Smith reports on 4-H program at Woman’s Club meeting Oct. 11

Interim State 4-H Director Arch Smith was guest speaker at the meeting of the Woman’s Club Monday, October 11, at the clubhouse.   Mr. More...