October 21, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Schools to offer flu vaccine with parental permission

The Wilkes County Board of Education approved putting out bid packages for the next step in building athletic facilities at the new school complex, and approved the dispensing of flu vaccines at schools with parental permission.   More...

Veterans Day observance set on Square

The Washington-Wilkes community will honor U.S. military veterans in a solemn observance of Veterans Day on November 11.   A memorial service will be held on The Square at 11 a.m., Thursday, November 11, said Rev. More...

Beulah VFD fund-raiser a success

Members of the Beulah Volunteer Fire Department held a barbeque Saturday, welcoming a helicopter and crew from the Air Medical Corporation of Augusta. More...

God’s Marketplace cuts ribbon on home center

A crowd of volunteers and workers were present Friday to cut the ceremonial ribbon for the grand opening of the God’s Marketplace Home Center. More...

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Four-year-old Samuel Aiken Moon was shown on the front page of The Augusta Chronicle’s Sunday edition of the paper. More...

Opinions

Chilean miners show the world, media the everyday strength of working men

The whole world watched last week as one by one, 33 copper miners in Chile were rescued after more than two months trapped half a mile underground. More...

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Book Review

If politics seem rather grim in 2010, be glad that we were not in ancient Rome in Cicero’s day. Cicero is the “true-life” figure who is the protagonist in Robert Harris’ new novel. More...

Obituaries

Alvin Woodfin Rousey

Funeral services for Alvin Woodfin Rousey, 86, of Tignall were held Tuesday, October 19, 2010, in Tabor Baptist Church, Tignall, with Rev. Ann Reynolds, Rev. Terry Casper and Rev. Steve Rogers officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Grady Edward Rogers

Graveside services for Grady Edward Rogers, 80, of Washington were held Saturday, October 16, 2010, in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington, with Rev. Jim Newsome officiating. More...

Vada Mae Trent Danner

Graveside services for Vada Mae Trent Danner, 77, of Mooresburg, Tenn., were held Thursday, October 14, 2010, in the Fishing Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Tignall, with Rev. Ficklen Guin officiating. She died Tuesday, October 12, at her home. More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Avery James Baston   Jim and Heather Baston of Washington announce the birth of their son, Avery James, on Thursday, October 14, at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. Avery weighed 7 lbs. 3 ozs. and was 19 ½ inches long. More...

Shantz triplets honored at second birthday celebration

Gabriel, Alice and Eli Shantz, triplets of Shawn and Amy Thompson Schantz of Dunwoody, celebrated their second birthday with a Teddy Bear theme party at the Schantz home on Saturday, October 2. Their birthday was October 1.   More...

Natalie Freeman, Xavier Harris to wed on April 23 in Augusta

Nathaniel and Dorothy Freeman of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Natalie, to Xavier Harris, son of Henry Whigham and Gennie Harris of Wadley. More...

City moves Halloween trick-or-treat day as citizens continue anti-hotel pressure

In their regular October meeting Monday night, members of the Washington City Council agreed that the city should observe Halloween on Saturday night, October 30, but found themselves still haunted by echoes of last week’s contentious hotel bo More...

County commission considers formalizing collection of all Wilkes County ordinances

Relatively routine matters and reports characterized the business at the regular meeting of the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners held last Thursday, October 14, at 2 p.m. in the courthouse. More...

Wilkes County Teacher of the Year is Monica Hardy

The county’s top teachers were honored Monday night at a reception at Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School, including (l-r) Teachers of the Year Rebekah Montgomery, W-WES; Monica Hardy, W More...

A vote to renew county SPLOST Nov. 2 takes the burden off property taxpayers

One issue on the November 2 general election ballot is the renewal of a Wilkes County Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, and county leaders are concerned that not everybody voting understands the SPLOST and what it pays for.   More...

Tourism Director Ashley Barnett chosen 1 of 60 participants in Leadership Georgia

Wilkes County Tourism Director Ashley Turner Barnett has been chosen as one of only 60 participants in Leadership Georgia, a highly selective leadership training program for young Georgians.   More...

Early voting time for Nov. 2 election set to end next Friday, October 29

Early voting for the November general election ends on Friday, October 29. More...

News

Lovvorn is on NMSC commended list

Rob Lovvorn has been named a Commended Student in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program. More...

Toombs Open House to showcase historic site Saturday

By WHITNEY RICHARDS To celebrate the county take-over of the Robert Toombs House from the state of Georgia, the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners will host an Open House at the Robert Toombs House for the community on October 23 from 10 a.m.- 4 More...

Memorial service set for Veterans Day on The Square, 11-11:30

The Wilkes Ministers United will hold a Veterans Day Memorial Service on Thursday, November 11, from 11-11:30 a.m. on The Square. If it is raining, the meeting will be moved to the Washington Presbyterian Church. More...

Letters

Resident has questions for City Council

TO THE EDITOR:   As I sat at the meeting of the Washington City Council Monday night, I had five more questions that I would like to ask the Mayor and Council:   More...

Thank you for Auxiliary publicity

To the Editor :   The Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary held its first variety show on October 16 and October 17 at the Bolton Lunceford Theatre.This program was the culmination of much hard work and fun resulting in a successful new venture. More...

Sports

Lady Tigers beat ACS 3-2, 7-5 in round one doubleheader

The Washington-Wilkes Tigers girls softball team extended its 2010 post-season run last week with doubleheader wins over Athens Christian School (ACS) in round one of the Class A state playoffs. More...

Tigers can’t handle Red Devils; record drops to 2-5

DEMORIS JACKSON RUNS AFTER THE CATCH The Tigers will be hosting Warren County this week. More...

Region 7-A SCHEDULES and SCORES

AQUINAS 6-1 35 Landmark 17 67 Telfair Co. 14 51 Social Circle 0 40 Hancock 14 7 Wilkinson 13 31 Twiggs 13 47 Jeff Davis 13 10/22 Lincoln Co. 10/29 @ W.-Wilkes 11/5 Warren Co. GLASCOCK 3-4 7 Warren Co. 40 22 Lady Mercy 52 50 Mt. More...

Worship

‘Beatitudes’ offer best grief advice – Part 2

Last week I introduced the poem by Jackie Deems, a grief counselor, who published in the Burlington Bereavement Resource Council magazine “Perspectives” (Volume 3 No. More...

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...

The beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ – (Mark 1:1-5)

The gospel message of Jesus Christ has its beginning in the Book of Genesis in the Garden of Eden, when Adam and Eve deliberately disobeyed God and ate the forbidden fruit. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners will host an open house at the Robert Toombs House on October 23, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The house has been operated by Wilkes County since October 2009.  More...