May 26, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Wilkes business, civic leaders to talk with state DCA reps by video linkup

Local leaders have an opportunity to talk about economic development issues with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs at the upcoming Region 7 Listening Session, set for Thursday, June 2, from 1-2 p.m. at the Pope Center in Washington.  More...

Classic Buicks grace Callaway Plantation

A dozen vintage Buicks driven by members of the Dixie Chapter of the Buick Club of America visited Callaway Plantation and the Fitzpatrick Hotel Saturday. More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Bale art is appreciated

This week’s column is a bit unusual in that it has several rather long items. More...

Opinions

False prophet Harold Camping should remember Bible scripture and repent

Well, once again, God has proved that California preacher Harold Camping is a false prophet.  Despite Camping’s many prophecies, God sent no worldwide earthquake Saturday, May 21, 2011. More...

The Wilderness Warrior

By DOUGLAS BRINKLEY

The “ Wilderness Warrior” is Theodore Roosevelt. A biography about him could focus on his dramatic life story or his politics or his days as a “Rough Rider,” and Brinkley covers all of these. More...

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Worship

Grief may wane but sometimes nothing eases the pain

The tidal wave of grief that hits after the loss of a loved one may seem as if it’s never going to end. More...

The feeding, nourishing power of the gospel of Jesus Christ

In this miracle where Jesus feeds the multitude we see a picture of a world hungry for the spiritual food of the gospel message. The c rowd had been with Jesus and his apostles for three days listening to Him teach the Word. 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...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Transforming Life Ministries will have its "Master's Monday" worship on Monday, June 6, 7 p.m., at the Episcopal Church of the Mediator, 214 East Robert Toombs Ave. More...

Ga. Secretary of State wants to boost small businesses by cutting red tape

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp visited Washington last week to tell the members of the Washington Wilkes Chamber of Commerce about his office’s efforts to cut government red tape and ease the state’s requirements for small business More...

Three candidates in run for Washington Dist. 2 open city council seat

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

$10,000 reward offered for info on apparent city arson fire at E. Robert Toombs auto dealer

Investigators from the state fire marshal’s office have determined that an early morning fire Monday that burned the office of a used car dealer was a result of arson, and a reward is being offered to solve the crime.  More...

News

LWREA awards honorariums

Amanda Wood (right) and Matson Keiser (left) are the Wilkes County recipients of the Lincoln-Wilkes Retired Educators Association (LWREA) honorarium. More...

Vacation Reading Club begins with programs set for summer

The Vacation Reading Club at the Mary Willis Library is already off to a good start this summer with the kickoff held Tuesday, May 24, featuring performer Lee Bryan and his puppets. More...

‘Juneteenth’ slated for Third Shiloh on June 17 at 7:30

The CSRA Ministerial Alliance will sponsor a “Juneteenth Celebration” Friday, June 17, 7:30 p.m., at the Third Shiloh Center.  The program will feature songs of praise, skits, recitations, and historical highlights about “Junet More...

Obituaries

Archie Alexander

Funeral services for Archie Alexander, 100, were held Sunday, May 22, 2011, at Friendship Baptist Church, Crawfordville, with Rev. Dexter R. Smith officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Bonner Bolton

Funeral services for Bonner Bolton of Chicago, Ill., were held Saturday, May 21, 2011, at New Saints CME Church, Washington, with Rev. Charles Henderson officiating. Interment was in New Hope CME Church Cemetery with military honors. More...

Arthur Wade Grimaud

Graveside services for Arthur Wade Grimaud, 70, of White Oak Road, Appling, were held Friday, May 20, 2011, at White Oak United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Alvin Taylor and Rev. Jim Tirko officiating. He died Tuesday, May 17.  More...

Personalities

Brandy Bowman, Stephen Phillips announce June 10 wedding plans

Brandy Bowman and Stephen Phillips of Washington announce their plans to marry.  The bride-elect is the daughter of Kathy Bowman of Lawrenceville and Matthew Bowman of Washington. More...

Natalie Freeman, Xavier K. Harris exchange wedding vows April 23

Natalie Sharell Freeman and Xavier Kantrell Harris of Augusta were married Saturday, April 23, at four o’clock in the afternoon in an impressive ceremony at Beulah Grove Baptist Church in Augusta. Rev. More...

Elizabeth Annette Hansford to wed Dr. Piotr Pawel Skowronski July 9

Mr. and Mrs. Tim Hansford of Watkinsville, formerly of Washington, announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Annette, to Dr. Piotr Pawel Skowronski, son of Dr. and Mrs. Jerzy Skowronski of Florence, SC.  More...