April 21, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Wilkes commissioners hear requests for property tax relief

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners conducted business with the usual efficiency at its regular monthly meeting held in the courthouse last Thursday, April 14, at 2 p.m. More...

Ribbon-cutting set for Rusher Street infrastructure completion Thursday

The public is invited to a ribboncutting at the rebuilt Rusher Street Thursday morning (today) at 11.  Mayor Willie Burns and the City of Washington’s housing staff say the event will celebrate the completion of the infrastructure portion More...

Local drug task force arrests two men on drug possession, sale

County and city law enforcement units made two drug arrests in a raid Friday afternoon.  More...

Region Family Connection leaders meet with area’s state legislators

The Region Seven Family Connection executive directors came together to provide a “thank you” legislative reception at the Capitol in Atlanta recently.  More...

City council recording intact, complete show being broadcast now

The case of the disappearing City Council coverage may be solved.  Viewers of the Comcast Cablevision’s broadcast of last week’s Washington City Council were surprised that the coverage cut off abruptly late in the meeting, and there More...

Brass-era cars visit Washington-Wilkes

Car collector Kerry McAvoy welcomed members of the Cabin Fever Car Club as they drove into town in a dozen pre-1914 automobiles. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Sunrise service on The Square

The Office Cat

Henry and Shay Harris will be having a three-estates sale and yard sale in The Christmas Shop in Downtown Washington for the next several weeks – until all sold.  More...

Opinions

Will the old-fashioned phone call soon be driven to dinosaur status by texting?

Folks who are on the technological cutting edge are saying that the old-fashioned telephone call is dying out. More...

The Citizen’s Constitution By SETH LIPSKY

Book Review

Reading about the U.S. Constitution may not be everyone’s idea of fun, but Seth Lipsky, in this “Annotated Guide,” manages to be entertaining as well as informative. More...

Visiting with Bo Callaway, a legendary Republican and oddity

COLUMBUS – With the Republicans dominating our state legislature today, a conversation with who could perhaps be called the “original” Republican, Bo Callaway, stimulated a flurry of reflections on the past.  More...

Obituaries

Johnny Robert Sims

Funeral services for Johnny Robert Sims, 65, were held Saturday, April 16, 2011, at the Cherry Grove Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. G.L. Avery officiating. Interment was in City West Cemetery. He died Saturday, April 9.  More...

Elizabeth Butler

Funeral services for Elizabeth Butler, 64, of Washington were held Saturday, April 16, 2011, at the Springfield Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. H.T. Butler officiating. Interment was in the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery, Washington. More...

Willie Frank Edwards

Graveside services for Willie Frank “Frog” Edwards, 61, were held Saturday, April 16, 2011, at City West Cemetery with Pastor Kimberly Leverett officiating. He died April 8, 2011, at the Emanuel County Medical Center in Swainsboro.  More...

Personalities

Sydney McBride celebrates eighth birthday March 17

Sydney McBride, daughter of Mel and Sunshine McBride of Marietta, celebrated her eighth birthday on March 17.  More...

FBC Silver Streaks enjoy dinner Apr. 14 at Pollard’s Corner

The Silver Streaks of the First Baptist Church enjoyed a trip to Pollard’s Corner Thursday evening, April 14.  The group enjoyed dinner at Angie’s Seafood and Steak Restaurant and a time of fellowship.  More...

Lindsey Dyan Callaway to marry Darrell E. Fawley III September 17

Mrs. Brenda Layman Bailey of Washington announces the engagement of her daughter, Lindsey Dyan Callaway of Atlanta, to Captain Darrell E. Fawley III of Dupont, Washington, son of Mr. and Mrs. Darrell E. Fawley Jr. of Canal Winchester, Ohio.  More...

District 2 Councilman Ames Barnett announces his candidacy for mayor

Washington City Councilman Ames McGill Barnett, 35, has announced his candidacy for mayor of Washington in the upcoming November elections.  More...

Tignall plant’s employees awarded Hollander’s national safety trophy

Standing with his company’s first-ever safety award last week, Hollander Home Fashion plant manager Herb Jones spoke to the pillow factory’s workforce assembled around him. More...

Top Young Georgia Authors honored by Wilkes Board of Education

The Wilkes County Board of Education honored the school system’s winners of the 2011 Young Georgia Authors competition at Monday night’s regular meeting.  More...

Washington resident dies in apparent fall from ladder at home

A Washington man has apparently fallen to his death at his home.  John J. Blanchard Jr., 68, of 102 Pembroke Drive, passed away Monday after being found injured outside his home.  More...

Hundreds view Prom’s Senior Walk

A crowd of several hundred parents, students, friends and neighbors camped out at Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School Saturday night to see their favorite prom-goers take their traditional wa More...

‘Mr. Mallory’s Miracle’ will be monthly topic of Civil War Round Table

Ken Johnston, Program Director at the National Civil War Naval Museum in Columbus, Ga., will present “Mr. More...

Ribbon cut for new Wings ’N’ Things location

Sonya Stone and husband James cut the ceremonial ribbon for the Grand Opening of Wings ’N’ Things at the restaurant’s new location on Court Street at Allison Street, across from the old jail. More...

News

Past president tells local chapter about Moore’s Creek Battlefield

The Washington-Wilkes Chapter Sons of the American Revolution recently had the State Society SAR Past President Thomas (George) Thurmond as speaker.  More...

Friends of Library to hold annual sale on Friday, May 6

The Friends of the Mary Willis Library will be holding their annual sale of books, food, and plants on Friday, May 6, this year.  Members will provide the plants, food, and books. More...

A Scientist in the Making

Washington-Wilkes Primary School students in Julie Holloman’s second grade enrichment lab are engaged in daily hands-on scientific inquiry. More...

Letters

‘Powers that be’ should know better

TO THE EDITOR:   More...

Obama spells out big government future

Near the end of his fiscal policy speech at George Washington University [ last week], President Barack Obama stated, “ This larger debate we’re having, about the size and role of government, has been with us since our founding days.&rdqu More...

Sports

Baseball Tigers win one, lose one, fall to third in Region 7A standings

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger varsity baseball team split a pair of region games last week and dropped into third place behind Aquinas (9- 0) and Lincoln County (9-3). The Tigers are now 8-3 with three region games remaining.   More...

Bass tournament to be held April 23 on Russell Lake

T.J. and Friends will host the second annual Memorial Bass Tournament on Saturday, April 23, at Richard B. Russell Lake. Safe light will be at 3 p.m. More...

W-WPRD basketball camp signups begin for kids ages 9-14

Wilkes Blue and Gold Bastketball Camp sponsored by the W-WPRD sign-ups have begun. More...

Worship

Rev. Hill to speak at anniversary of Mark’s Tabernacle on May 1

Rev. Larry L. Hill will be the guest speaker for Mark’s Tabernacle Baptist Church’s 113th anniversary to be held on Sunday, May 1, beginning at 2:00 p.m.  Rev. Hill was born in Washington, the ninth of ten children of N.T. More...

White Rock Baptist sets youth program for May 1 at 5 p.m.

The White Rock Baptist Church at Rayle will have its annual youth program on Sunday, May 1, at 5 p.m. Rev. G.L. Avery is the pastor.  More...

The crucifixion of Jesus bought by the gospel of Jesus Christ

As Easter approaches we reflect on what Jesus accomplished for us through his crucifixion and resurrection.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Lions Club will have chicken barbecue for sale by the plate on Saturday, April 30, 11: 30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., at the clubhouse on Spring Street. Cost is $7.00 per plate. More...