March 31, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

City water system flushing starts Mon.

Starting Monday, April 4, Washington city workers will be flushing the city water system to remove built-up sediments and improve water quality.  More...

Costumed re-enactors to welcome Saturday visitors to Toombs House

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...

Many Wilkes Relay for Life fundraisers set to collect donations for May cancer event

The Wilkes County 2011 Relay for Life has set the following fundraisers to raise money for the event to be held on May 6.  More...

Watch out for scrap metal thieves stealing from homes, construction

Neighbors in Wilkes County need to help keep an eye out for scrap metal thieves, Wilkes County Sheriff Mark Moore said, which have become a growing problem.  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...

Weber is a 50-year Mason

Carl Weber receives his 50-year apron and pin from Lafayette Masonic Lodge, presented by Joe Colvard, eighth Masonic District Deputy to the Grand Master of Georgia. More...

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The Office Cat

Hummingbirds starting to arrive

The Office Cat

Staff Sgt. Bonner Burton, son of Allen and Patricia Burton of Washington, was a member of the Hall County SWAT team that participated in the manhunt for Jamie Hood following the shooting of two Clarke County police officers last week.  More...

Opinions

We’re about to witness the noisy return of a zillion teenage bugs looking for love

I ’ve seen the signs. The screaming red-eyed green devils are back.  One morning pretty soon, you’ll know they’re back too, when it sounds like there’s a Boeing 747 idling in your back yard.  More...

The War Lovers By EVAN THOMAS

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Personalities

Harper’s Personal Care residents enjoy visiting with family, friends

Mrs. Eva Bufford visited friends at Washington Manor several times during the week and went on an outing to church with her son on Sunday. She also visited Mrs. Lois Nunn at Heritage Healthcare of Wilkes. .Mrs. More...

Nancy Sisson presents program at Kettle Creek DAR meeting

Nancy Sisson presented the program at the Kettle Creek Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution meeting Monday, March 21, at the Washington Woman’s Club.  More...

Katrina Barnhart Bufford to wed Daniel James McNair October 1

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Thomas Bufford of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Katrina Barnhart, of Statesboro, to Daniel James McNair, also of Statesboro, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

New old homes featured in Spring Tour of Homes

This weekend’s annual Washington- Wilkes Spring Tour of Homes will feature both homes that are works in progress and homes that haven’t been toured in many years.  More...

GDOT hearing on widening US 78 shows planned route of new road

More than 70 people attended last week’s Georgia Department of Transportation public hearing on the long-planned widening of the critical highway between Washington and Thomson.  More...

No bad news for Wilkes post offices, but consolidation axe may yet fall

Although the U.S. Postal Service has announced a reduction of some 7,500 workers and the closing of some 2,000 post offices around the country, the axe has not fallen in Wilkes County – yet.  More...

Property crimes, DUIs top roundup of March law enforcement arrests

A roundup of law enforcement in Wilkes County for the month of March recorded the following arrests. Arrest reports are provided by law enforcement officials. Arrest does not imply guilt, and criminal charges are merely accusations. More...

Kiss a pig for Relay

McDonald’s manager Faye Thornton plants a smooch on Tinkerbelle as manager Will Long waits his turn. More...

Bi-Lo offers to match customer donations for tsunami victims

Bi-Lo Charities is offering to match customer donations up to $50,000 made to the American Red Cross to assist the victims of the recent devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan.  More...

News

Washington native to autograph debut novel Sat. at Possibilities

Vickie Weaver Bley, a Washington native, has released her debut novel, Coming Home, and will host a book signing at Possibilites on Saturday, April 2. The novel was released last fall through Create Space.  More...

‘Critical Conditions’ vitally important

Bruce Bailey (left) told the Washington Rotary Club about “Critical Conditions,” a program available at Wills Memorial Hospital that can help people and their loved ones make important de More...

W-W Humane Shelter to get $1,000 from Bi-Lo Charities

The Washington-Wilkes Animal Shelter will receive more than $1,000 through Bi-Lo Charities’ Boosters– plus program which gives Bi-Lo shoppers the opportunity to select community organizations to receive a portion of the proceeds from thei More...

Sports

Archers remember Quillian at championship shoot

Traditional archers from across the Southeast gathered at Holliday Park on Saturday, March 19, and Sunday, March 20, for the Dan Quillian Championship 3D archery shoot.  More...

Tigers fall into third place in region after dropping two games last week

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger baseball team split its games 2-2 during the past week and in doing so slipped into third place in region competition behind Aquinas and Lincoln County.  More...

Worship

The increasing power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

The people of Jesus’ day needed a power greater than themselves, and Jesus met that need by bringing them the power of God. Travelling a round the countryside, He gave the people that power by proclaiming the gospel message. More...

First Baptist preschoolers visit Rayle EMC

The preschool students of the First Baptist Church in Washington visited Rayle EMC where Director of Member Services Jeff Paul, Line Superintendent Barry Walker, Lineman Austin Curley, Apprentice Lin More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The ESSENE Children of Light worship center is in full operation with Sunday worship at 11 a.m.; Bread from Heaven each Monday at 11 a.m., and lunch at noon; and Bible study each Thursday at 6 p.m.  .  More...