April 28, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Ga. Secretary of State visits Wilkes elections supervisor, W-W Chamber of Commerce

Georgia Secretary of State Brian P. More...

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The Office Cat

Get your onions from a Rotarian

The Office Cat

I never know what is going to appeal to people reading this column. I try to have as much variety as I can to please as many people as I can. I am also amazed at all the connections to Washington- Wilkes that come across my desk.  More...

Opinions

Cicada speaks: ‘Please excuse the noise, but we’re just looking for a little love’

I wanted to talk to you on behalf of my fellow 13-year cicadas, but since we’re making such a deafening noise nobody can hear me. So I’m dictating this to a writer guy. Besides, he knows how to type, and I’m just a spokesbug.  More...

Cartoon

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The Price of Stones By Twesigye Jackson Kaguri

Book Review

The publisher’s book jacket on The Price of Stones compares it to Three Cups of Tea and The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. More...

Worship

Families served though church’s ministry

On Saturday morning, April 18, Stephen’s House volunteers served 69 families at the Washington Church of God. More...

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...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Trinity Baptist Church will celebrate its annual church anniversary on Sunday, May 1 Dinner will be served.  .  Mark’s Tabernacle Baptist Church will celebrate its church’s 113th anniversary Sunday, May 1, 2 p.m. More...

Wilkes Pre-release Center to close June 1, ends ‘remarkable’ community involvement

After only five years in operation, the Wilkes Pre-Release Center is closing due to state budget cutbacks.  More...

Cicadas!

They’re everywhere ... they’re everywhere!

Brood XIX of our 13-year cicadas are emerging in Georgia. They will come out, mate, lay eggs, and die within just a couple of months. And we won’t see this species again until 2024. More...

Local observance of National Day of Prayer set for noon next Thursday on The Square

Scores of citizens are expected to pause at noon, Thursday, May 5, as Wilkes Ministers United leads the local observance of the 60th National Day of Prayer on The Square to pray for local, state, and national leaders and public servants.  More...

News

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 More...

CSRA unemployment drops below 10 percent in March

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) decreased to 9.6 percent in March, down four-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 10.0 percent in Febru More...

Poultry team learns about industry; cheerleaders and colorguard chosen

W-WMS Corner

Students are completing the Georgia mandated Criterion Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) this week. The CRCT is designed to measure how well students have mastered course standards. More...

Letters

Little League program in Wilkes County might learn something from nearby counties

TO THE EDITOR:   More...

Choosing public servants truly wisely

To the Editor   Now that last year’s elections have passed and newly elected public servants have taken office, it seems like a good time to reflect on how to choose public servants for elections in the future, whether it be at the city, c More...

Obituaries

Robert Quinton Graves

Funeral services for Robert Quinton Graves, 90, of Augusta were held Tuesday, April 26, 2011, in the chapel of Chance and Hydrick Funeral Directors with Dr. Bob Winkler Jr. officiating. Interment was in Hillcrest Memorial Park. More...

Ann Drake Johnson

Graveside services for Ann Drake Johnson, 86, of Stone Mountain will be held Thursday, April 28, 2011, at 11 a.m., in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington, with Rev. Henra Chennault and Dr. Bob Browning officiating. She died Monday, April 25.  More...

John Jere Blanchard Jr.

Graveside services for John Jere Blanchard Jr., 67, of Washington, were held Friday, April 22, 2011, at the Crawford City Cemetery with Rev. John Appleton and Rev. Paul Baxley officiating. He died Monday, April 18.  More...

Personalities

Iris Garden Club enjoys field trip to Robert Toombs House

Marcia Campbell presented the program to the Iris Garden Club at the Spring field trip meeting Tuesday, April 12, at the Robert Toombs House.  Mrs. More...

Emily Wilson and Tyler Bessinger to wed in ceremony September 24

Reverend and Mrs. Chip Wilson of Jasper, formerly of Washington, announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily, of Atlanta to Tyler Bessinger, also of Atlanta, son of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Bessinger of Elberton.  More...

DAR members hear program on compiling family history

Millie Brunson of Orangeburg, S.C., spoke on the subject “Genealogy –Compiling a Family History” as she presented the program to members of the Kettle Creek Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Monday, April 18, at the Wom More...