June 2, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Fireworks show in doubt as grass-roots effort to raise funds is struggling

Organizers are getting more than a little worried that the grass-roots effort to raise funds for Washington’s big annual Independence Day celebration won’t make it this year.  More...

McDonald’s honors Lukich with national employee scholarship

Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School senior Kristin Lukich, a McDonald’s employee, has been awarded a $2,500 McDonald’s National Employee Scholarship. More...

Never forgotten

A wreath of red, white, and blue marks the memorial to Marine Lance Corporal Philip Scarborough, a Washington resident who was killed in action in Iraq in October 2004. More...

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The Office Cat

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Donate if you like the fireworks

Hillary Lindsey has another hit song and has been Number One on the charts for several weeks.  More...

Opinions

Technology lets modern military families keep in touch from home to battle front

For a former Navy man who always struggled to keep in touch with his family and friends while he was away, the way servicemen and women use today’s technology to reach out and keep in touch with family and friends is amazing. More...

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Book Review

Djibouti

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Obituaries

William Peyton Norman

Funeral services for William Peyton Norman, 87, of Lincolnton, were held Monday, May 30, 2011, at Hephzibah Baptist Church, Lincolnton, with Rev. Allen Danner officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. He died Friday, May 27.  More...

Personalities

Kristen Payne and Jason DeWeese honored at couple’s shower May 21

Engaged couple Kristen Payne of Charleston, S.C., and Jason DeWeese of Columbus were honored at a couple’s miscellaneous shower and dinner Saturday evening, May 21, at the Washington Woman’s Club.  Hostesses for the occasion were Mr. More...

Brittany Leigh Lacey and Michael William Reese Jr. exchange marriage vows in North Augusta May 7

Brittany Leigh Lacey of North Augusta, S.C., became the bride of Michael William Reese Jr. of Martinez Saturday, May 7, at six o’clock in the evening at Fairview Presbyterian Church in North Augusta. Dr. Robert Fuller Jr. and Dr. More...

New Beginnings

Davis Joseph Johnston   Lester and Amy Johnston of Washington announce the birth of their son, Davis Joseph, on Thursday, May 12, at Trinity Hospital in Augusta. Davis weighed eight pounds and was 20 inches long. 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...

BREAKING NEWS CORRECTION

Final 2010 tax bills didn't make the mail

The final 2010 property tax bills for Wilkes County property owners have been delayed, the county tax commissioner said. More...

Final 2010 property tax bills now in mail; county tax billing should soon normalize

The final 2010 property tax bills for Wilkes County property owners should be arriving in mailboxes this week, the county tax commissioner said.  More...

Wilkes business, civic leaders meet Thur. with state reps in video listening session

Thursday afternoon (today) at 1 p.m., local leaders have an opportunity to talk about economic development issues with their peers and representatives from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.  The Region 7 Listening Session is set for T More...

Repairs to rain-damaged Toombs House will be ready in time to celebrate Toombs’ birthday

The Robert Toombs House Historic Site is ready to celebrate the great man’s birthday July 2, but it hasn’t been easy after roof leaks damaged plaster ceilings, walls and moldings in several rooms.  More...

Early voting begins for city special election for District 2 council seat

Early voting has begun for the special municipal election set June 21 to fill the District 2 Washington City Council seat vacated by the resignation of Pamela L.G. More...

News

Mildred Peeler is new president of Superior Court Clerks’ Assoc.

Mildred Peeler, Superior Court Clerk of Wilkes County, was elected and installed as president of the Superior Court Clerks’ Association of Georgia for 2011-2012 at the 2011 mandatory continuing judicial education annual spring seminar.  More...

Drug busts in local housing projects lead May law enforcement roundup

Neighborhood complaints about drug sales have resulted in two Wilkes County men being arrested and charged with selling drugs near housing authority neighborhoods.  In separate incidents, Derrick Sturgis, 29, and Robert McClendon Jr., 37, of Wil More...

‘The Real Margaret Mitchell’ is topic of W-W Historical Foundation lunch

When we think of Margaret Mitchell, naturally the first thought is of Gone With The Wind. But what about who she really was; that family and close friends called her Peggy; or who was there when she was hit by the taxi? More...

Sports

Corporate sponsorship drive will fund training equipment

Washington-Wilkes Tiger athletics and the Tiger Club have kicked off a month-long campaign to jump start and benefit all W- WCHS athletes for the coming 2011-2012 school year and many years beyond.  More...

Top Tigers take baseball awards

Head Coach Rob Jackson (left) and Coach Donny Swinson (right) presented end-of-season awards to members of the Washington-Wilkes Tiger baseball team including (l-r) Robert McGill, Coaches Award; Zach More...

Tigers celebrate at conclusion of 2011 season

Members of the Washington-Wilkes Tiger baseball team enjoyed their annual cookout and awards presentation at the Washington-Wilkes Country Club last week. More...

Worship

How do you know when the end of life is near?

The scariest moment for families, especially if the family is the care giver for a loved one, is the moment of death. We do not know what to expect and there are always a few surprises. More...

The proclaiming power of the gospel of Jesus without signs

Jesus always maintained a positive attitude, the kind of mindset that enhances life. Jesus came to our physical world in order that mankind might have life more abundant, filled with great expectations. Jesus never stifles our lives. More...

Zellars to speak at anniversary

Pastor Peggy Zellars of Solomon Pool Deliverance Ministries in Lincolnton will be the guest speaker at Christ City of Prayer’s 19th church anniversary service on Sunday, June 12, beginning at 3 More...