June 9, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Governor Deal appoints Ashley Barnett to state Board of Nursing seat

Washington’s Ashley Turner Barnett has been appointed to the Georgia Board of Nursing.  More...

Volunteers wrap up 2011 Wilkes Relay for Life looking back on successful cancer fund raiser

Volunteers for the recent 2011 Wilkes County Relay for Life gathered Tuesday night for their wrap-up meeting, celebrating a successful fund drive and passing out awards for volunteer and team participation.  More...

Fireworks are definitely on as donors step up to insure annual celebration

Things are looking much better for the grass-roots effort to raise funds for Washington’s big annual Independence Day celebration set for July 1. “It’s coming together,” organizer Ed Pope III said. More...

Equine vet demonstrates chiropractic techniques

  Dr. Stanley Brown shows the improved flexibility in a horse’s front leg immediately following treatment. Dr. Brown demonstrated equine chiropractic techniques and treatments he has used and developed during his 40 years as a veterinarian. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Flags are a beautiful sight

Members of the Washington- Wilkes Comprehensive High School Class of 2011 can pick up their individual free graduation picture made by Mercer Harris from his photography studio. The studio is located at 104-A Spring Street (upstairs.)  .  More...

Opinions

Now that we know coffee is healthy, I guess I’ll have to take my medicine

There’s good news for coffee drinkers everywhere: Coffee is not just good, it’s good for you.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Mozart

By PETER GAY

We need no introduction to Mozart. This, however, is a brief, yet informative, biography about the greatest of composers, one of the Penguin Lives Series. More...

Sports

Giants’ Wilkinson will conduct free football camp here June 25

Later this month, New York Giants linebacker Gerris Wilkinson will come to the Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department to conduct a Youth Football Camp free for young area athletes wishing to hone their skills. More...

Sponsorship drive underway to benefit all Tiger athletics

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...

Ladies split pair

The Washington-Wilkes Lady Tiger summer basketball team played two games last week, splitting the outcomes and ending up 1-1 to that point in the season. More...

Personalities

Amber Elizabeth Lamar to wed Eric Devin Ezzyk on October 8

Mr. and Mrs. Al Lamar of Thomson announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber Elizabeth, of North Augusta, S.C., to Eric Devin Ezzyk of Augusta, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Ezzyk of Lincolnton.  More...

Tapeka T. Meadows, Rickey Burley exchange wedding vows on May 7

Tapeka Towns Meadows and Rickey Burley of Camak exchanged wedding vows Saturday, May 7, at six o’clock in the evening at Flint Hill Baptist Church in Washington. More...

Danna Lyda, Casey Nickels united in marriage May 14

Danna Ashley Lyda of Asheville, N.C., and Casey James Nickels of Tignall were married in an impressive double-ring ceremony Saturday, May 14, at five-thirty o’clock in the afternoon at Atalaya Castle in Murrells Inlet, S.C. Rev. More...

Water use restrictions still in place as Wilkes enters moderate drought

The recent announcement that much of Georgia – including Wilkes County – is now under moderate to severe drought conditions has not yet caused new watering restrictions, authorities say, but last year’s restrictions on outdoor water More...

Take care in hot weather to avoid heat exhaustion

The sudden early onset of hot weather over the last week has the Wilkes Emergency Medical Services director already worried about the health consequences of the next few weeks of heat.  More...

EPA grant funds ground sampling to check for old petroleum runoff

Starting this week, crews are taking ground samples around Liberty Street Park to see if any pollutants may have migrated downhill over the years from businesses on West Robert Toombs Avenue.  More...

Final 2010 property tax bills to be delayed by processing problems

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

Cancer fund gets Eta Omicron donation

Heather Baston, Cancer Committee Representative of the Eta Omicron Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, presents a $400.00 check to Bunny Gunby, director of the Cancer Relief Fund. More...

Cordell speaks on ‘The Real Margaret Mitchell’ at Sat., June 18, historical foundation luncheon

“Irene Hurt Cordell is the funniest person I have ever known,” Gail Boyd said after hearing that Cordell will be the speaker at a luncheon on Saturday, June 18, at Southern Elegance sponsored by the Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation More...

Early voting continues for city special election for Dist. 2 council seat

Early voting is continuing this week 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. Eaton. More...

New Farmer’s and Flea Market opens in former Essex Mfg. plant on West Robert Toombs Ave.

A new Farmer’s / Flea Market has opened on West Robert Toombs Avenue at the former Essex Manufacturing site near downtown Washington. “We’ve had a good turnout this morning,” said owner Margaret Jones. More...

News

Rep. Broun honored by NTU with ‘Taxpayers’ Friend Award’

The National Taxpayers Union (NTU) recently honored U.S. Representative Paul Broun, M.D. with the “Taxpayers’ Friend Award” and recognized him as having one of the largest savings agendas in the U.S. House of Representatives. More...

Mann to perform; gaming day set for Reading Program

The Vacation Reading Program continues at the Mary Willis Library next week with a performance by storyteller/actor Barry Stewart Mann on Tuesday, June 14, at 10 a.m.  More...

Rotary Club adopts Three Mile Creek

As part of the statewide citizens stream monitoring organization, Georgia Adopt-A-Stream, the Washington Rotary Club has adopted Three Mile Creek and will issue monthly reports of stream data to the community.  More...

Letters

Conditions at Liberty Street Park ‘defy explanation’

TO THE EDITOR:   Four years ago, I wrote a letter to the Editor, expressing my concerns over the condition of the public park on Liberty Street. More...

Mayor and council should be committed to responsibilities

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Explanation sought concerning question about water line

TO THE EDITOR:   We are wondering why the City of Washington contracted someone out of Savannah, Georgia, to come here and install the water line for [a new local business] when we are sure there are local people that could have provided the sam More...

Obituaries

Elizabeth Wilson Turner

Funeral services for Elizabeth Wilson Turner, 89, of Athens were held Thursday, June 2, 2011, at Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with Dr. Stewart B. Simms officiating. Interment was in Evergreen Memorial Park, Athens. More...

Thomas Jones DuBose

A memorial service for Thomas Jones DuBose, 88, of Washington, formerly of Ft. Pierce, Fla., will be held Thursday, June 16, 2011, at 10 a.m. in the Parkview Baptist Church, Ft. Pierce, Fla. He died Monday, May 30.  More...

Beneva Jean Howard Link

A memorial service for Beneva Jean Howard Link, 75, of Savannah were held Saturday, June 4, 2011, at the Ficklen Presbyterian Church in Wilkes County. She died June 1.   More...

Worship

The opening power of the gospel of Jesus Christ

(Mark 8:10-21)

Read Mark 8:22-26. The blind man in this story represents all of mankind at one particular point in the life. He was physically blind and in need of someone to bring him to Jesus for the miracle of physical healing.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Twin Oak Baptist Church will celebrate its 125th anniversary Sunday, June 26, 11:45 a.m. Dinner will be served after the service.  .  More...