March 17, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Toombs family correspondence is focus of April 2 living history event

Visitors to the Robert Toombs House Historic Site for the upcoming Spring Tour of Homes will get to go back in time to meet the Toombs family of the 19th Century.  More...

Hearing set for Norman Street grant

The City of Washington has set a public hearing on a potential grant to improve housing on Norman Street in the city.  The hearing is set for Friday, March 18, at 11 a.m. at City Hall in the council chambers.  More...

Future 4-laning of Highway 78 to Thomson is topic of GDOT public hearing March 24

The Georgia Department of Transportation has scheduled a public hearing next week on the longneeded widening of the critical highway between Washington and Thomson.  The GDOT’s informal hearing on the widening of US Highway 78 between the More...

Aonia Pass sees hot GNCC ATV, dirt bike action

The competition was hot at Aonia Pass last weekend as some 1,700 riders and thousands of family and friends came to Washington-Wilkes for the Maxxis General GNCC, the second stop on the Can-Am Grand National Cross Country series. More...

Greensboro art festival ‘Southland Jubilee’ is schduled for April 16

On April 16, the masses will come to the heart of Greensboro eager to participate in the Southland Jubilee and see what is in store for their entertainment.  Each spring thousands of people gather to enjoy Greensboro’s annual heritage arts More...

Bailey speaks on the Advance Directive

Wills Memorial Hospital hosted a Tea & Learn on Wednesday, March 9, at 2:30 p.m. in the Hospital Café. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Locals in Japan are all okay

The Office Cat

We’ve all been concerned about the devastation and loss of lives in the earthquake that struck Japan last week. We have been especially concerned for the Wilkes Countians who live there. More...

Opinions

Dirt bike racing families arrive to make Aonia Pass the biggest city in Wilkes Co.

I ’ve just spent a good part of my weekend in what was, briefly, the largest city in Wilkes County – Aonia Pass.  More...

An Expensive Education By NICK McDONELL

Book Review

A n Expensive Education isn’t talking about high school or college, although Harvard is involved. This second novel by Nick McDonnell is a spy thriller. More...

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Obituaries

Betty Jean Johnson Wiggins

Funeral services for Betty Jean Johnson Wiggins, 54, were held Saturday, March 12, 2011, at Pauline Chapel FBH Church of God of the Americas with Pastor Kimberly. Leverett officiating. The interment was in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington. More...

Julian T. Paradise

Funeral services for Julian T. Paradise, 91, of Crook Road, Lincolnton were held Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at Hephzibah Baptist Church with Rev. Allen Danner officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Wanda F. Harrell

Wanda F. Harrell, 58 of Tignall died Friday, March 11, at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta. No memorial service was planned at press time.  Mrs. Harrell was a native of Sumter, S.C., and the daughter of the late Earnest M. More...

Personalities

Rosa Nell Howard honored at 100th birthday celebration

Rosa Nell Howard of Athens was honored on the occasion of her 100th birthday at a celebration hosted by her family on Saturday, February 26, at the Christian Life Fellowship Center in Athens. Her birthday was February 24.  More...

Amber Adams entertained at bridal shower March 5

Amber Adams of Alpharetta was entertained at a bridal shower Saturday, March 5, at the home of Ed and Joan Geddings in Logan Woods. Hostesses for the occasion were Mrs. More...

Master Gardener guest speaker at Iris Garden Club meeting March 8

Lewis Tinley of Waynesboro was guest speaker at the meeting of the Iris Garden Club Tuesday, March 8, at the First United Methodist Church.  More...

‘Antiques Roadshow’ set this Sun.

Washington’s very own version of the popular “Antiques Roadshow” is set for this Sunday afternoon.  “ Bring your treasures to the Robert Toombs House Sunday, March 20, from 2 p.m. More...

Georgia Battlefield Association tours Washington-Wilkes’ civil war sites

A group of 32 members of the Georgia Battlefield Association, led by Edwin C. More...

Routine business occupies Washington council

In Monday night’s regular March meeting, the Washington City Council passed resolutions to apply for state and federal grants and tended to routine business. More...

Kinsey Butler becomes new operator at Washington-Wilkes Airport

The Washington-Wilkes Airport has a new fixed-base operator who says his plans will fill the airport with revenue-generating aircraft and services, including flying lessons.  More...

Wilkes Relay for Life still needs new teams, corporate sponsors

With less than 60 days to go before the annual May event, preparations are well underway for the 2011 Wilkes County Relay for Life, but organizers say more corporate sponsorships and more teams are needed.  The deadline for corporate sponsorship More...

Choosing veggies to grow difficult for beginning Georgia gardeners

The possibilities for a new garden can seem endless, but choosing what to grow can make all the difference, especially for beginner gardeners.  University of Georgia horticulturalists Bob Westerfield and George Boyhan know what it takes to creat More...

Family honors Jane Ledbetter

Alice Lindsey places a brick in the WMH entryway in honor of her mother Jane D. Ledbetter. More...

Tracy’s Clothes Line opens on The Square

Sarah Davis wields the traditional scissors as Tracy McAvoy holds the ribbon Friday as family, friends, Chamber of Commerce members, and other merchants celebrate the grand opening of Tracy’s Clothes Line at the former Scarborough’s locat More...

News

4-H and FFA dairy show team competes at Ga. Jr. National

The Wilkes County 4-H and FFA dairy show team competed in the 2011 Georgia Junior National Livestock Show held in Perry, Ga.  “The students worked very hard to compete against 250 contestants from all across Georgia,” County Agent Au More...

Holton concludes hog show season

Ethan Holton, son of Eric and Jennifer Holton, has brought his hog show season to an end. More...

Troupe Harris Scholarship is offered for fine arts student

The First Baptist Church of Washington invites any high school or college student who is a resident of Wilkes County and is majoring in or intends to major in the area of fine arts to apply for the Troupe M. Harris Jr. More...

Sports

Wild turkey season opens March 26; harvest likely to be down from 2010

The opening day of the Georgia turkey hunting season is Saturday, March 26 and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division anticipates that the 2011 season should be fair, with harvest likely down from the 2010 seas More...

Hunter courses offered 3 ways

Hunter education courses in Georgia are offered three ways: by classroom, CD-Rom or online.  More...

Tigers smash Bulldogs to go 2-0 in region play

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger varsity baseball team beat the Hancock Central Bulldogs last Tuesday, March 8, 19-0 at Tiger Field. Robert McGill improved to 2-0 on the season pitching two scoreless innings and logging the win. More...

Worship

We all should learn to be better medical consumers

As a hospice chaplain, one of the habits that it is easy to fall into is talking in “medical-ese.” We all have a “lingo” that goes with our jobs. More...

The urgency of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

God gave us his gospel message through his Son Jesus Christ. God continues to send that same message throughout the world via those who accept Jesus Christ as their Savior.  More...

Henra Chennault trial sermon, ordination set at Park Avenue

This month, Henra Hosea Chennault of Washington-Wilkes will be consecrated into the ministry with an ordination service to be held at Park Avenue Baptist Church in Atlanta. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Third Shiloh Missionary Baptist Association Banquet will be held at the Third Shiloh Mission Center Saturday, March 26, at 6 p.m. Dress is semi-formal, and admission is $10. The speaker will be Pastor Clarence Moore.  .  More...