March 10, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Local Community Housing Initiative team at work

Representatives of the City of Washington Initiative for Community Housing team attended their inaugural planning session for the program recently. More...

All U.S. government paper checks to cease, recipients must allow electronic payments

The U.S. More...

Representing Wilkes SAR

Wilkes County’s David McClearen attended the 230th anniversary celebration of the Battle of Cowpens in North Carolina recently. More...

Employment training is now available from Wilkes Co. JumpStart

No-cost employment training for energy and construction jobs is available to Wilkes County workers through Wilkes County JumpStart.  “Wilkes County JumpStart is currently seeking individuals who may be interested in being trained in the Wi More...

Students earn cash in essay contest

Winners of the Georgia Farm Bureau Middle School Essay Contest, include (front, l-r) Avery Hall, first place overall; Bobbie Welch, first place sixth grade; (back) Elexis Campbell, honorable mention; More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Spring forward Sunday morning

The Office Cat

Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 13, so get ready to set your clocks and watches ahead one hour before you go to bed Saturday night, March 12.  .  More...

Opinions

How many great memories will be lost when each family’s elders pass away?

The last American veteran of World War I, Frank W. Buckles, died last week at the age of 110. His life spanned a century of history that saw enormous changes in our world, changes all our families went through at the time.  More...

My Empire of Dirt By MANNY HOWARD

Book Review

The subtitle of My Empire of Dirt is “How One Man Turned His Big-City Backyard into a Farm.” So those of us with a little farming experience haven’t gotten past the cover before we are feeling anxious. More...

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Sports

Tigers edge first region opponent 1-0, resume Tue. after weekend rain delay

Weekend rain dampened the Washington-Wilkes Tiger baseball team’s entry into the middle month of its schedule but the boys did manage to collect a region win before being forced to cancel two Saturday games.  More...

W-WPRD basketball tourney March 25-26 to benefit Relay

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

Top sports fans will know the answers to this quiz

1. How many consecutive seasons did Pittsburgh’s Ralph Kiner either lead or tie for the lead in the National League in home runs?  2. More...

Personalities

Participate in wreath ceremonies

The Kettle Creek Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution participated in both the Kettle Creek War Hill memorial wreath presentation and the Elijah Clark memorial event in Linco More...

New Beginnings

Solomon Stewart Hardy   David and Melissa Robertson Hardy of Augusta announce the birth of their son, Solomon Stewart, on Friday, February 11, at MCG in Augusta. Solomon weighed 7 lbs. 14 ozs. and was 21 inches long. More...

Jake Tucker enjoys fourth birthday with family, friends

Jake Tucker, son of Kevin and Lori Tucker, celebrated his fourth birthday on Sunday, March 6, and was treated on several occasions.  More...

Over 60% of property taxes paid; deadline to appeal values is April 1

Wilkes County property owners have paid more than 60 percent of their 2010 temporary tax bills, which came due February 25.  More...

Top Civil War historian to lead group on tour of most historic Wilkes sites

A nationally known historian will lead a group of history lovers on a tour of Civil-War-era Washington and Wilkes County Friday, with a second group of tourists close on their heels.  More...

GDOT sets hearing for March 24 on four-laning Highway 78 to Thomson

The Georgia Department of Transportation has scheduled a public hearing on the long-needed widening of the critical highway between Washington and Thomson.  The GDOT’s informal hearing on the widening of US Highway 78 between the bypass at More...

Alleged drug dealer arrested in raid on Peachtree Street home Thursday

A large number of law enforcement officers from Wilkes County, Washington police, Georgia State Patrol, and others moved in quickly to a house off Whitehall Street last Thursday afternoon and arrested an alleged drug dealer.  More...

Wilkes 4-H’ers earn honors at Rock Eagle in District Project Achievement contests

Eleven Wilkes County 4-H’ers returned from the Northeast District Project Achievement competition last weekend with honors in their project areas. More...

Students win Farm Bureau art contest

The winners of the Wilkes County Farm Bureau Art Contest (l-r) are Matthew Wideman, second place; Brittany Guin and Anna Torres, honorable mention; and Miranda Ramos, first place. More...

News

Candlelight Tour, Soiree, Day Tour will highlight spring event April 1-2

The annual Washington-Wilkes Spring Tour of Homes will be held this year on Friday and Saturday, April 1 and 2.  Friday will feature the Candlelight Tour and Dessert Soiree from 6-9 p.m. Cost of this event is $25 per person. More...

Pizza Hut dinners support W-WMS; baseball begins with road games

The third nine weeks ends March 11. Report cards will go home Wednesday, March 16. Teachers will be available to meet with parents and students at an open house from 3:30-5 that afternoon.  More...

Watson returns as Ag Agent for Wilkes Extension

A familiar face has returned to the Wilkes County Extension office as of the first of this month. More...

Letters

‘No one wants to cut spending’

TO THE EDITOR:   More...

‘Big Luke’ taught respect, honor, tenacity

TO THE EDITOR:   “Big Luke will never be forgotten.”  I moved to Georgia in 1979. I was 12 years old. I was born in Washington, D.C. My parents wanted to move back home. More...

Thanks expressed for such wonderful people and service

TO THE EDITOR:   On Thursday I was working in our rose garden in the front of the house in front of a low brick wall. For some unknown reason the wall collapsed and pinned my left leg under it. Louise was close by and called 911. More...

Obituaries

Lauren Nash

Funeral services for Lauren Nash, 92, of Decatur, were held Monday, February 21, 2011, at the graveside in Decatur City Cemetery with Rev. Julie Pennington-Russell officating. The service included military honors. He died February 17.   More...

Mamie Ruth Nash Cason

Mamie Ruth Nash Cason, 89, of the Courtground Community, Washington, died March 7, 2011. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time.  Mrs. Nash was a native and lifelong resident of Wilkes County. She was the daughter of James G. More...

Hartsel J. Brady

A memorial service for Hartsel J. Brady, 88, were held Friday, March 4, 2011, at Platt’s Funeral Home, Bel Air Chapel, Evans, with Rev. Greg Porterfield officiating. He died Tuesday, March 1, at the University Hospital in Augusta.  More...

Worship

Tells of coming home experiences

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The sadness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

One of the saddest times in the earthly life of Jesus came when he returned home to preach in Nazareth. The people of his hometown would not hear Him. More...

Pleasant Grove CME plans Lenten services for month of March

Pleasant Grove CME Church, 2245 Augusta Highway, Lincolnton, will have Lenten services during the month of March.  On March 15, at 7 p.m., Rev. J. Maness, Presiding Elder, Augusta, will deliver the message.  On March 22, 7 p.m., Rev. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Ebenezer Baptist Church will host a spaghetti supper on March 19 to benefit the church building fund. Tickets are available at Bee Southern, Poss-Ace Hardware, or the F&M Bank main office.  .  More...