May 19, 2011 RSS feed / 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...

Emily Henderson is salutatorian at Briarwood Acad.; graduation held on Friday, May 13

Emily Henderson (right) delivered the salutatorian speech at Briarwood Academy’s commencement on Friday, May 13. Emily is the daughter of Bernie and Mimi Henderson of Washington. More...

Memorial scholarship service to feature Quinns as speakers

The Reese J. Booker and Rosa Grant Warthen Memorial Scholarship Fundraising Service will be held Sunday, May 22, at 6 p.m., at the Mark’s Tabernacle Baptist Church where Rev. LaRay Tillman serves as pastor.  Rev. Dennis J. More...

Free lunches to be available through DECAL this summer

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department (W-WPRD), in conjunction with the Wilkes County Community Partnership, will be sponsoring the Bright from the Start -- DECAL Summer Food Service Program this summer.  More...

Cicadas won’t be back until 2024; fourth graders studying facts

A science fiction enthusiast, Mark Hurley thought he had found the mother ship when he heard the sound resonating from the woods surrounding his Butts County home. More...

Combat medic illustrates conditions in Iraq

Allen Cartledge (left), a combat medic who has just returned from Iraq and is a Bronze Star candidate, spoke to the Washington Rotary Club about his duty at the Emergency Response Center in Balad/Cam More...

BRWA will host canoe float down Broad River Saturday

The Broad River Watershed Association will host a canoe float on Saturday, May 21, to view the rare shoal lily along the lower section of the Broad River between Highway 17 and Highway 79 at the mouth of Clark Hill Lake.  More...

Food giveaway set Tuesday, June 7, at God’s Marketplace

God’s Marketplace is offering a food giveaway on Tuesday, June 7, at 9:30 a.m. for low-income families and/or elderly people residing in Wilkes County.  The first 150 people will be given one bag of food on a first-come-firstserved basis. More...

Students of the month chosed at W-WMS

Washington-Wilkes Middle School Students of the Month are (front, l-r) Yael Santillan, Kareema Wingfield, Tyler H. Jones, (back) Molly Barrow, Triston Shelton, and Madison Powell. More...

Lundberg News

Attendance was down quite a bit at Clifford’s Grove Baptist Church Sunday. A number of members were sick. Gerald Drinkard was a patient in Wills Memorial Hospital. He and Lanette and the others were missed. 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...

W-WCHS to offer credit recovery program to begin next Wednesday

Washington- Wilkes Comprehensive High School will be offering a credit recovery program this summer May 25-June 10 from 8 a.m until 3 p.m. daily. More...

Memorial garden dedicated at Presbyterian Church on May 8

On Mother’s Day, May 8, the Washington Presbyterian Church dedicated its new memorial garden. Constructed through donations of primarily memorial gifts, the garden took three months to construct. More...

Supervised playground program will provide activities all summer

The Supervised Playground Program is designed to provide opportunities for constructive activities where skills are learned and good sportsmanship and fair play are practiced under adult supervision.  Supervised playgrounds will be open Monday-F More...

Organizers seek to form new contemporary-style church

Anyone with an interest in starting a new church with a contemporary style of worship is invited for a time of prayer and dialogue about new church planting opportunties within the region of Greene, Lincoln, Oglethorpe, Taliaferro, Warren, and Wilkes More...

SAR and DAR organize meeting for Kettle Creek Battlefield visit

Representatives from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Historic Preservation Division and two from the CSRA Regional Development Commission, Plum Creek Timberlands and Ft. More...

Cookie sales yield floral beauty

Girl Scout Troop 20148 planted flowers throughout the community with the proceeds from the annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale. More...

Third graders learn the importance of forests

Third-graders at Washington-Wilkes Primary School, including (l-r) Patrick Hawes, Alex Lin, Samantha Harkins, and Arianna Perlotte, received coloring books from Herman Wheatley of the Broad River Soi More...

Tignall News

There were no terrible mishaps around here for Friday the 13th. It’s no holiday, but causes commotion. More...

Harper’s Personal Care residents enjoy week’s visits

Mrs. Louise Gresham went to visit her home Friday, May 6, and went on an outing Saturday. She went to Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with her son Preston Sunday. .Steven and Caroline Jump visited Mrs. Eva Reed Friday. Madge Land took her mother, Mrs. More...