February 17, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Annual dinner tonight for Wilkes Chamber, STAR Student awards

The Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner is set for 7 p.m. More...

Firefighters save home from kitchen fire

Quick work by Metasville Volunteer Fire Department and Washington Fire Department firefighters limited the damage caused by a grease fire in the kitchen of the Metasville Road home of Randy and Lisa More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Wishing for a tall tale

The Office Cat

The house on East Rpbert Toombs Avenue that many of us know as the Katie and Charles Wickersham house; others know it as Maynard’s Manor; and still others know it as Lafayette Inn; has again “changed hands.” The new owner has not re More...

Opinions

Facebook revolution by average Egyptians shows new speed of encouraging crowds

This week’s dramatic revolution in Egypt has shown to the whole world things have changed.  More...

The Imperfectionists By TOM RACHMAN

Book Review

The Imperfectionists is a novel about a newspaper, and the characters are people involved with the newspaper. That sentence summary, however, does not convey the unusual method of telling a story that Rachman employs.  More...

Covey Pointe: I never tire of quail hunting in the winter

SALE CITY – Near this settlement, population 319, is a place called Covey Pointe Plantation, whose name suggests what the principal activity might be when you enter the gates off Jerusalem Church Road.  More...

Obituaries

Elmo Francis Sherrer Jr.

A private graveside service for Elmo Francis Sherrer Jr., 79, of Decatur, was held Saturday, February 12, 2011, in Washington. He died Thursday, February 10, at the Vista Care Center at Wesley Woods in Atlanta.  More...

Betty Satterfield Page

Funeral services for Betty Satterfield (Betsy) Page, 75, of Yulee, Fla., were held Saturday, February 5, 2011, at the Yulee Baptist Church. She died Wednesday, February 2, at her home. Interment was in the Page Family Cemetery, Yulee.  More...

Phyllis Albea Reese

A memorial service for Phyllis Albea Reese, 64, of Grovetown was held Monday, February 14, 2011, at Beulah Baptist Church in Lincoln County with Rev. Wade Palmer and Kim Cain officiating. She died February 10 at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.  More...

Worship

The spiritual calmness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

(Mark 5:1-20)

Jesus came to minister to all the needs of mankind. These needs cause all kinds of unrest in our lives. Unmet physical needs for food, clothing and shelter create physical suffering. More...

Tillman to lead women’s course at Mark’s Tabernacle

The Mark’s Tabernacle Baptist Church Women’s Ministry will sponsor a six- week course designed to “empower girls and young adult ladies through life changing and motivational teaching” by Leading Lady Altravise Tillman.  More...

‘Bless this Wilkes County beef’

Porter Barnett (left) says the blessing over his steak sandwich as parents Ames and Ashley look on. More...

Council sees plans for swimming pool; members still at odds over its location

The Washington City Council heard final details of the city’s planned swimming pool at Monday night’s regular February meeting, and voted to move forward with the plan to build the pool at Reese Booker Park.  More...

Hutto announces resignation as head coach, athletic director

Washington-Wilkes Tiger Head Football Coach and Athletic Director Lee Hutto has announced his intention to resign his position here and accept employment elsewhere as an assistant in order to spend more time with his family.  More...

Temporary property tax bills for 2010 taxes due next Fri.; there is still time to appeal

For Wilkes County property owners, 2010 temporary tax bills come due next Friday, February 25.  More...

CDBG funds to pave Harris Road subdivision could be awarded to Wilkes County this year

County roads in need of funding for paving will get another shot at a Community Development Block Grant this year after an apparent near miss at the award last year.  More...

News

Doris Booker Black History program set for Mt. Carmel

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...

Explains importance of agriculture

Eric Holton (right) told members of the Washington Rotary Club about the importance of agriculture in the state of Georgia and also in Wilkes County as he outlined various segments of the industry an More...

W-W celebrates FBLA Week with daily activities

February 6-12 was National Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Week and to celebrate, the Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School Chapter of FBLA and students in Business and Computer Science (BCS) classes participated in special events eac More...

Letters

Cupcake fundraiser benefits hospital

TO THE EDITOR   Wow! What an evening! Washington Wilkes surely came through in support of the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary “Carat Cupcake” fundraiser Thursday night. More...

MW Library thanks its helpers

TO THE EDITOR:   The staff and the Board of the Mary Willis Library would like to thank the Daughters for their financial support for our joint poster historical contest with the fourthand eighth-grade students of Wilkes County.  More...

Thanks expressed for 140 angels

TO THE EDITOR:   More...

Sports

Henderson is WJBF scholar athlete of the week

Emily Henderson (front, center) has been featured on WJBF Channel 6 as the scholar athlete of the week.  Emily is a student at Briarwood Academy in Warrenton where she participates in softball, basketball, tennis, and track. More...

Double-elimination basketball tourney set for March 25-26

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor a Relay For Life adult double elimination basketball tournament March 25-26 at the recreational gym.  First, second, and third place trophies will be awarded to the top finishers More...

Jones signs to play college ball

Flanked by his parents, Teverrius Jones (front, center) signs to play football and run track for the Lenoir-Rhyne University Bears in Hickory, North Carolina. More...

Personalities

‘Happy Birthday, Georgia!’

During the Revolutionary Days celebration last weekend, Carol Cartledge, representing the Kettle Creek Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, served birthday cake to patrons and visitor More...

Carlyn Morenus is featured pianist in recital March 6

The Washington Little Theater and the Washington-Wilkes Arts Foundation will present Carlyn Morenus in a piano recital on Sunday, March 6, at 3 p.m. More...

New Beginnings

Tana Leighann Safrit   Chad and Lisa Safrit of Washington announce the birth of their daughter, Tana Leighann, on Wednesday, February 2, at Trinity Hospital in Augusta. Tana weighed 6 lbs., 14 ozs. and was 20 inches long. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Hilliard Station Baptist Church will have its Black History Program on Sunday, February 20, at 11:45 a.m. Deacon Robert King will be the speaker.  .  LIR Lyric League of Athens performance, 12 noon, Parish House, February 28. More...