February 24, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Hayley Colvard honored as STAR Student; will earn college degree before graduation

Wilkes County’s 2011 STAR Student, Hayley Colvard, may have redefined what an honor student can achieve. More...

Wilkes County schools are ‘clear of concern’ after statewide CRCT test cheating analysis

In the wake of cheating scandals that rocked Atlanta public schools last year, the Governor’s Office of Student Accountability (GOSA) has finished the analysis of the 2010 CRCT tests and has again cleared Wilkes County schools of any possible c More...

Tea & Learn hears of Rural Health Clinics

Kelly Powell, R.N., Practice Manager of Community Medical Associates, was the speaker at the February 2 Wills Memorial Hospital Tea & Learn, and is seen here with Auxiliary coordinator Susan Dunc More...

Tour bus company owners see the sights

Tour bus company owners from all over the U.S. admire the blooming camellias at the Washington Historical Museum, part of a Travel South Pre-Familiarization Tour Monday. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Thanks for kindness at McDonald’s

The Office Cat

Rev. Glen Kohlhagen, pastor of the Washington Presbyterian Church. concluded his morning service on Super Bowl Sunday, and as is his custom, took two steps down to pronounce the benediction. More...

Opinions

My grandmama Burke, a Leap Year Baby, finally grew old enough to dip and drink

We had lots of family gettogethers when I was growing up, but the one I remember the most was a birthday party given for my Grandmother Burke. More...

Body Work By SARA PARETSKY

Book Review

V.I. Warshawski was introduced as a tough woman detective several years ago, when most of the fictional private detectives were tough men. Warshawski has endured and prospered, or rather her creator Sara Paretsky has. V.I. More...

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Obituaries

William Thomas Chafin

Graveside services for William Thomas “Pete” Chafin, 88, of Washington were held Wednesday, February 23, 2011, at Resthaven Cemetery with Peter Hoffmann officiating. More...

Mary Alice Dyson Evans

Funeral services for Mary Alice Dyson Evans, 89, of Conyers were held Sunday, February 20, 2011, at the Mc- Donough Christian Church in Conyers with Rev. Paul Leslie, Rev. Brandt Johnson, and Rev. Bill Rollins officiating. More...

Bernice Meadows Taylor

Funeral services for Bernice Meadows Taylor, 89, of Union Point, were held Sunday, February 20, 2011, at Carter ’ s Grove Baptist Church, Rayle, with Rev. Brian George and Rev. Thompson Holloman officiating. More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Wyatt Barnett Thomas   Mr. and Mrs. Craig D. Thomas of Maryville, Tenn., announce the birth of their son, Wyatt Barnett, on Wednesday, February 16, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, Tenn. Wyatt weighed 7 lbs. 6 ozs. More...

Mackenzie Justice celebrates first birthday on Jan. 26

Mackenzie Justice, daughter of Mark and Roxanne Justice of Rayle, celebrated her first birthday on January 26 and was honored with a party at her home on January 30. More...

Jenni Alyssa Holes to marry Daniel Nathan Seidner June 19

Bruce and Debbie Holes of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Jenni Alyssa, of Alpharetta, to Daniel Nathan Seidner of Marietta, son of Joy Seidner, also of Marietta, and David Seidner of Coeur D Alene, Id.  The bride-elect is More...

Red Carpet Gala set Sunday night to cheer for our own Oscar nominee Hillary Lindsey

In honor of and in support of Hillary Lindsey, Academy Award nominee for “Best Song,” the Washington-Wilkes Arts Foundation and Beta Sigma Phi are sponsoring a “Red Carpet Gala” this Sunday evening at the W-W Country Club begi More...

Community leaders, businesses hailed at W-W Chamber of Commerce dinner

The Wilkes County Chamber of Commerce celebrated 2010 with a banquet and award dinner last week, honoring people and businesses who made an impact on Wilkes County during the past year.  More...

Junior Steer & Heifer Show set for Sat. at McGill-Woodruff Ag Center

Although Wilkes County’s Greg Callaway showed last year’s champion steer, this year only two Wilkes County students will be competing in the 57th Annual Washington Area Junior Steer and Heifer Show. More...

Top ATV racers coming to Aonia Pass for full weekend of 4-wheel motocross action

Aonia Pass Motocross Park will welcome some of the fastest four-wheeled ATV riders in the world at this weekend’s opening round of the 2011 AMA ATVMX Championship at the complex south of Washington.  More...

Events planned to raise funds for 2011 Wilkes Relay for Life

The Wilkes County 2011 Relay for Life has set the following fundraisers to raise money for the May event.:  Friday, February 25 – fund-raiser 5-8 p.m. at Monkey Joe’s in Evans, Ga. More...

News

Young Farmers attend convention, win awards

Attending this year’s Georgia Young Farmers Association annual convention at the Marriott Hotel in Savannah, Georgia, were (front, l-r) Amelia Wheatley, Eric Holton, Jennifer Holton, aTammy Moo More...

Southern States Cooperative sets local meeting for Mar. 2

Southern States Cooperative will review its operations at a series of local annual meetings, including the upcoming meeting for members of Southern States Cooperative, Inc. – Washington Service.  More...

Musical Celebration to be held Saturday at Clifford Grove

Clifford Grove Baptist Church will present a Musical Celebration on Saturday, February 26, at 5 p.m.  More...

Sports

Martin and Meyers finish in medals at state individual wrestling tourney

Washington-Wilkes wrapped up the 2010-11 wrestling season ar the State Individual Tournament in the Gwinnett Arena. Three Tiger wrestlers competed and two of them brought home medals.  More...

Little League season is coming soon; registration continues through Mar. 4

The 2011 W-W Little League season will soon be underway and registration began last month and will run through Friday, March 4.  More...

Teen basketball signups will end on February 24

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Teen Basketball League is accepting sign-ups for the 2011 team.  The league is for boys and girls ages 13-16. Players must be in school with no convictions or trouble with law enforcement. More...

Worship

Children are just not as resilient as you might think

I have written often about losing your spouse, but one topic I have not addressed recently is what about the children who also are survivors. More...

The cleansing power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

God knows us as individuals and is concerned about all our needs. When we seek God’s help He will immediately begin working in our lives. God works in our lives through the name of Jesus and by the power of his Holy Spirit. More...

White to deliver keynote address at Jackson Chapel program Sun.

Jackson Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church will celebrate with its annual Black History Program this Sunday, February 27, at 3 p.m. Michelle White of Clifford Grove Baptist Church will be the keynote speaker.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

LIR Lyric League of Athens performance, 12 noon, Parish House, February 28. Subs for lunch. Make reservations by calling 706-678-7366.  .  More...