May 19, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Final 2010 tax digest in, property owners should expect final bills June 1

The final 2010 property tax bills for Wilkes County property owners should be in the mail by the end of May, the county tax commissioner said.  More...

Tornado relief trip to Catoosa Co. leaves volunteers shaken, stunned

Volunteers who took relief supplies from Wilkes County to tornado stricken North Georgia have come back shaken from their closeup look at the devastated area.  More...

Alleged drug trafficker gets 20-year sentence for shipping marijuana to Rayle Post Office

An alleged drug smuggler charged with shipping blocks of marijuana to the Rayle Post Office has been convicted in Wilkes Superior Court and sentenced to 20 years.  More...

Civil War Round Table to hear of the battle Sherman tried to hide

James Wooten, from Pickett’s Mill Historical Site, will present “The Battle of Pickett’s Mill “ at the Washington Civil War Round Table meeting on Monday evening, May 23, at 6 p.m., at the Talk of the Town Café in the Fitzpatr More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Beautiful penmanship is lost art

Sunday was not only Homecoming for members and former members of Sardis Baptist Church at Rayle. More...

Opinions

Fake SEALs come out of the woodwork after successful U.S. attack on Osama

The death of Osama bin Laden at the hands of the U.S. More...

Book Review

Reminiscences of an Old Georgia Lawyer

Wilkes Countians know Kit Rushing as the editor of two works by Eliza Frances Andrews, A Family Secret and Journal of a Georgia Woman, 1970-1872. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Mary Irene Powell Echols

Graveside services for Mary Irene Powell Echols, 79, of Washington, were held Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at the Washington-Wilkes Memorial Gardens with Rev. Bob Nash officiating. She died Monday, May 9, at her home.  More...

Harriette T. Lovelace

Harriette T. Lovelace, 91, of Thomson died Sunday, May 8, 2011, at her residence. A private family service and interment were held on Tuesday, May 10.  Mrs. Lovelace was the widow of Roy W. Lovelace Jr. and was coowner of Lovelace Jewelers Inc. More...

Worship

Women’s conference set at Pauline Chapel June 30-July2 at 7:30

The “ Dare to be a Woman” Women’s Conference will be held at Pauline Chapel FBH Church from June 30-July 2, beginning at 7:30 each night.  More...

Personalities

Morgan Lamar celebrates birthday with family, friends

Morgan Elizabeth Lamar, daughter of Drew and Beth Lamar of Washington, celebrated her first birthday at her home on Saturday, April 30. More...

Jenny Lindsey guest of honor at bridal shower on May 14

Jenny Lindsey, bride-elect of Hill Clarke III, was entertained at a miscellaneous shower Saturday afternoon, May 14, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Gunby on the Thomson Road.  Assisting Mrs. More...

Katie Lynne Danner and Elliot Scott Stephens exchange wedding vows Saturday, April 16

Katie Lynne Danner of Evans and Elliot Scott Stephens of Martinez exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful double-ring ceremony Saturday, April 16, at four-thirty o’clock in the afternoon at Rehoboth Baptist Church in Washington. Rev. Stephen F. More...

Wilkes Board of Education begins effort to write school system 5-year facilities plan

The Wilkes County Board of Education tended to routine business at Monday night’s regular May meeting and discussed the upcoming five-year facilities plan for the school system.  More...

Commissioners set 2011 total tax levy; consider reapportionment possibilities

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners officially set the total county tax levy for 2011 following the required hearings for both the county and the Board of Education. More...

Visiting travel writers get a taste of Wilkes on tour of local farms and food producers

A group of travel writers visited Washington and Wilkes County Monday as part of a culinary and wine tour that focuses on Georgiamade and Georgia-grown products.  Wilkes County Tourism Director Erin Pollock and Ashley Barnett welcomed the member More...

Two candidates qualify for Dist. 2 council seat, election set for June 21

Two candidates have qualified to run for the District 2 Washington City Council seat vacated by the resignation of Pamela L.G. Eaton last week. The special municipal election is set for June 21. More...

‘Riding for a Reason’ will bring bike riders to Washington to raise funds for land trust

Washington will be the destination Saturday for some 50 bicycle riders on a fundraising ride from Winterville.  More...

News

Optimists donate school supplies

The Optimist Club of Washington made a donation of school supplies to the tornado relief effort for Ringgold, Georgia. More...

Summer program will allow readers to ‘travel the globe’

Readers of all ages will travel the globe this summer as the Mary Willis Library presents “One World, Many Stories” during its summer reading program.  Children will explore places from Oceania to Russia through stories, crafts, musi More...

Honored for 60 years service

On May 12, LeRoy Mervin Norris (center) traveled from Orlando, Florida, to Washington, Georgia, to receive his 60-year Masonic Certificate and Apron from the Grand Lodge of Masonry of Georgia. More...

Letters

Wilkes County generosity does it again

TO THE EDITOR:   Thank you, Wilkes County, for your love, compassion, and generosity to the tornado victims of Catoosa County (Trenton-Ringgold), Georgia.  The trailer was full of non-perishable foods, paper goods, diabetic foods, water, d More...

Wishing to ‘set the record straight’

TO THE EDITOR:   Last week’s edition of this paper ran a story about an incident that happened after the May City Council meeting involving me. The story was misleading in that it did not fully convey all the facts. More...

Pool financing needs deep examination

TO THE EDITOR:   More...

Sports

Turnout at scrimmage impressive, coach says; team leaders selected

A group of Tiger standouts, elected by their peers, have been established as the Leadership Council, a group of athletes charged with the task of leading their teammates through workouts, practice sessions, and ultimately the 2011 Washington- Wilkes More...

W-W Tiger track team places in three events at state meet

Jalen Turner, Eric Scott, Desmond Jackson, and Teverrius Jones – the W-W Tiger 4x100 Relay team – finished fourth in the state just barely over one second off the winning pace at the state track meet in Jefferson last week. More...

Jefferson scores for W-W at state meet

Erika Jefferson (above) earned points in two events at the girls state track meet held recently. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Reese J. Booker and Rosa Grant Warthen Memorial Fundraising Service will be held at Marks Tabernacle Baptist Church Sunday, May 22, 6 p. m. Rev. Dennis J. Quinn and Evangelist Penny Quinn are scheduled to be the guest speakers. More...