March 24, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Collections from temporary 2010 property tax bills enough to fund Wilkes County school system through end of year

The school system is funded through the rest of the school year thanks to the large number of property owners who have paid their 2010 temporary tax bills, Wilkes County Board of Education members heard Monday night.  More...

Tourists to see Washington photos at I-20 Welcome Center

Washington Mayor Willie Burns and MainStreet Manager Joe Willis show off the digital picture frame recently acquired for placement in the Augusta Visitor Information Center. More...

Fifth graders learn importance of Wilkes County agriculture, allied businesses

In an ongoing effort to help school students understand the importance of agriculture in Wilkes County, the fifth graders at Washington-Wilkes Elementary School spent all last week focusing on agriculture and its impact in the state and county.  More...

Fundraisers set in support of 2011 Wilkes Relay for Life team efforts

The Wilkes County 2011 Relay for Life has set the following fundraisers to raise money for the event to be held on May 6. The corporate sponsorship deadline has been extended to Friday, March 25.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

‘Where in the World’ are you going?

The Office Cat

The hummingbirds are beginning to arrive. If you haven’t already put your feeders out, now is the time. More...

Opinions

New census says Wilkes population down, but government accuracy is very unlikely

Well, the U.S. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Innocent By SCOTT TUROW

Book Review

Years ago, Scott Turow published a suspense novel, Presumed Innocent. After eight more novels and two nonfiction books, he has returned to the characters and setting of that first best seller.  More...

Obituaries

Green Henry Binns

Funeral services for Green Henry (Skill) Binns, 90, of Washington were held Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at the Rocky Mount Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Roy Andrews officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. He died March 18.  More...

Hilda Annette King Johnson

Funeral services for Hilda Annette King Johnson, 77, of Rayle were held Monday, March 21, 2011, at Lord & Stephens Oglethorpe Chapel with Chaplain Hugh Minor officiating. Interment was in the Clark Cemetery, Lexington. More...

Mamie Ruth Nash Cason

Graveside services for Mamie Ruth “Trixie” Nash Cason, 89, of the Courtground Community, Washington, were held Friday, March 11, at Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Ficklen Guin officiating. She died on Monday, March 7.  More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Ava Wynne Castaneda   Patrick and Kelley Castaneda of Clinton, S.C., announce the birth of their daughter, Ava Wynne, on Tuesday, March 15, at Self Memorial Medical Center in Greenwood, S.C. Ava Wynne weighed 9 lbs. 3 ozs. More...

Methodist Women members meet March 8 at Smyrna

Mary Ann Garrard was hostess for the luncheon meeting of the Smyrna United Methodist Women as they met at Smyrna United Methodist Church on Tuesday, March 8.  President Peggy Brown welcomed everyone and Miss Garrard opened the meeting with a pra More...

Jennifer Lannae Land to wed Jeremy Allen Kelley on April 9

Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Land of Washington announce engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Lannae, of Gibson, to Jeremy Allen Kelley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Kelley, also of Gibson.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Local 2010 Census count released, shows small population decrease

The results from last April’s 2010 U.S. Census count of Wilkes County have been released showing that the population of the county has decreased by 94, from 10,687 in 2000 to 10,593 in 2010.  More...

‘Antiques Roadshow’ a big success for historical foundation members

Hopeful people and their treasures filled the Robert Toombs House Historic Site Sunday afternoon to take part in Washington’s version of the popular Antiques Roadshow.  More...

Hwy. 78 GDOT hearing is Thursday

The Georgia Department of Transportation will hear from the public Thursday afternoon on the long-needed widening of the critical highway between Washington and Thomson.  More...

To compete at national conference

Thomas Morgan and Brittany Guin, members of the Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) display awards they received for qualifying to attend More...

New SAR member inducted

David Chesnut (left), chaplain and officer of the Washington-Wilkes Chapter Sons of the American Revolution, accepts the National Society SAR Membership for William R. L. More...

Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest to be subject of Civil War Round Table

Dr. More...

News

Brags on Wilkes County schools

Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Wilkes County Schools Lisa Isham explained the CIA concept employed by the local schools which involves Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment. More...

Town hall meeting will address drug issues prior to W-W prom

A town hall meeting on underage drinking prevention, alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use is set for Thursday, April 14, at 7 p.m. More...

Hatsis returns as customer service manager at Bi-Lo

Missy Hatsis has rejoined Bi-Lo in Washington Plaza as its new customer service manager.  More...

Letters

Reader puzzled

TO THE EDITOR:   .........so now we have a councilman who wants LESS police presence in our neighborhoods?  This continues to get more and more bizarre. Stay tuned.  Jimy Bowman   More...

Sports

Tigers unbeaten (3-0) in region, facing tough schedule this week

One win and one loss during the past week’s action yielded a net gain in the region standings for the Washington-Wilkes Tiger baseball team. More...

Turkey season starts Saturday; be sure to practice safe hunting

Successful hunting trips require a combination of skill, patience and most importantly, preparation. More...

Hall is again Wilkes’ top shooter as 4-H team prepares for district

Wilkes County 4-H’ers attended the practice S.A.F.E. BB match in Jackson County in preparation for the District Match in Madison County. The team placed fifth overall out of 17 teams participating.  More...

Worship

The cost of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Christ must have first place in our lives, and we must be willing to give our all for Him and for his gospel. God has promised us eternal life as a reward for giving the gospel of Jesus Christ first place here on earth.  More...

You’re not crazy ... grief is a complicated process

As I facilitate different bereavement groups, or follow up with those who have lost someone close, I get responses from “I am doing fine” to “I feel like I am going crazy!” These responses also often come from the same person. More...

Special observances scheduled for April at Clifford Grove

Clifford Grove Baptist Church, 2741 Callaway Road, Rayle, has scheduled several special observances for the month of April.  The annual deacons anniversary celebration will be held on Sunday, April 3, at 11 a.m. Rev. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

New Sutton Temple Baptist Church will have its annual spring revival services beginning Wednesday, March 23, and continuing through Friday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. There will be a different speaker each night. More...