February 10, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Night at Oscars’ Feb. 27 to see local songwriter honored

With Washington songwriter Hillary Lindsey up for an Academy Award for best original song, folks here are planning a big party to watch the live broadcast of the awards show later this month.  More...

Chamber After Hours set at Wilkes stockyard Thurs.

The Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce is meeting at the Stockyard this week and everyone is invited.  The Chamber board is holding the first Chamber After Hours event of 2011 Thursday night, February 10, at 6 p.m. More...

February Grand Jury term sees 45 indictments returned

The February term of the Wilkes County Grand Jury returned indictments in 45 cases last week. The Grand Jury returned no bills in 10 cases.  The Grand Jury convened on Thursday, February 3, at 9:30 a.m. More...

Local SAR chapter to hold open membership orientation Feb. 17

The Washington-Wilkes Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), is seeking new members. An open membership orientation meeting will be held at the Woman’s Club, from 7-8 p.m. on February 17.  More...

Farmers State Bank helps Cancer Relief Fund

Carol Thomas and Donna Bufford of Farmers State Bank present a check for the Cancer Relief Fund to board member Bunny Gunby. More...

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Remembering the report by four Wilkes County travelers down Highway 80 recently, Les Robb wonders if it was a group of wild hogs waddling across the road. He says he has them on his property and they are prevalent all over the county. More...

Opinions

First Gulf War taught this military man that conflict touches people, not nations

I can’t believe it’s already been 20 years since the first Gulf War. Twenty years ago this week, U.S. More...

Cartoon

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Settled in the Wild By SUSAN HAND SHETTERLY

Book Review

Nature writing is an art. Susan Hand Shetterly h as won awards and grants for her non-fiction writing, but the real test is in enabling the reader to care about the topic.  More...

Obituaries

Rosemary Clary Clubb

Funeral services for Rosemary Clary Clubb, 77, of 106 Winton Lane, Washington, were held Wednesday, February 9, 2011, with Rev. Gale Seibert officiating. Interment was in Pine Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery in Lincoln County with Rev. More...

Linda R. Stripling McCollum

Funeral services for Linda R. Stripling McCollum, 59, were held Saturday, February 3, 2011, at New Salem Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. R.L. Reynolds officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Norris Ellen McLendon

A memorial service for Norris Ellen McLendon, 76, of Conyers, was held Saturday, February 5, 2011, at Tom Wages Funereal Services, Snellville. Graveside services will be held at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton at a later date. More...

Personalities

Lindsay Paige Sherrer to wed Julian Drew Thomas June 4

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gordon Sherrer of Rayle announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsay Paige, of Athens, to Julian Drew Thomas, of Glennville, son of Mrs. Julian Danny Thomas, also of Glennville, and the late Mr. More...

Boswell reports on work in Singapore at WOM meeting

Terry Boswell was guest speaker at the meeting of the Mary C. Reid Women on Mission of First Baptist Church Tuesday morning, February 1.  More...

Frances Wheelis WOM members meet at home of Nancy Madden

The Frances Wheelis Women on Mission of the First Baptist Church met in the home of Nancy Madden Monday evening, February 7.  Melanie Wells presided and welcomed prospective new members, Laura Purdy and Peggy Whitt. More...

‘Orderly transition:’ Jane Echols is picked as next CEO of Wills Memorial Hospital

Wills Memorial Hospital is planning a year-long transition to replace the hospital’s retiring chief executive officer with Director of Nursing Jane Echols.  More...

Cold or not, Farmers Market is open year-round

Small but dedicated groups of shoppers know that the Washington Farmers Market is still open every Saturday morning in Ft. More...

Pope succeeds Niemann at WMH

Pat Niemann, retired Community Relations Director at Wills Memorial Hospital, “unties her apron strings” after training her successor, Susan Duncan Pope, to fill her position. More...

Students study Kettle Creek history with Revolutionary poster contest

In honor of Revolutionary Days, students in Wilkes County schools have been studying some of the Revolutionary personalities involved and have created posters based on what they’ve learned.  More...

Coloring books welcome visiting kids

A stock of Washington-Wilkes Historical coloring books was delivered recently to the Augusta Visitor Center on Interstate 20 at the state line. More...

News

Elijah Clarke and Nancy Hart visit, describe the Battle of Kettle Creek

Local Revolutionary War figures Elijah Clarke and Nancy Hart, portrayed by Sara Lesseur and Charlie Newcomer, spoke to the eighth grade students February 2 about what they did during the Battle of Kettle Creek. More...

Doris Booker Black History program set Sunday, Feb. 20

Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, located at 306 Baltimore Road, will hold its annual Doris Booker Black History program on Sunday, February 20, at 3 p.m. Rev. Derwin R. Jackson will be the keynote speaker.  More...

Sunday School Union convenes with Cherry Grove Jan. 28-30

The Wilkes County Sunday School Union convened with Cherry Grove Baptist Church on January 28-30 where Rev. Charles Belton served as host pastor and Andre Butler served as host superintendent.  More...

Letters

They stole more than ‘stuff’

TO THE EDITOR:   In today’s hard economic times it is obvious that some are resorting to stealing to make ends meet.  More...

Sports

W-W will take six wrestlers to compete in sectional tournament this weekend

The Washington-Wilkes Tigers concluded their regular season last Tuesday by sweeping a tri-meet with Evans and Cross Creek. The Tigers defeated Evans 58-15, then held on to beat a tough Cross Creek team 33-27.  More...

Lady Tigers split a pair during past week

The Washington-Wilkes Lady Tiger basketball team smashed the Aquinas Fighting Irish last Friday night at the W-WCHS gymnasium 66-43 and boosted their region record to 5-3. More...

Two weeks remain for teen basketball at Parks and Rec.

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Teen League for boys and girls competitive basketball will continue now through February 24.  More...

Worship

The calming power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

(Mark 4:35-41)

Jesus formed his church and called it into action. He and his apostles set the example by touching the l ife of every person they encountered. His ministry was an inexhaustible, day-in/ day- out und ertaking. More...

Rev. Steven Dial to speak at New Ford this Sunday, Feb. 13

This Sunday, February 13, at 3 p.m., Rev. Steven Dial of Decatur will be the guest speaker at New Ford Baptist Church’s annual Black History Program. More...

Reeves Chapel Bible Bowlers are tops in quarterly contest

On Saturday, January 29, the Wilkes County Sunday School Union, held its quarterly Bible Bowl and Junior Bible Bowl tournaments.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

LIR Lyric League of Athens performance, 12 noon, Parish House, February 28. Subs for lunch. More...