June 16, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Rayle domestic dispute results in drug arrests when pot found

A domestic dispute turned into a drug arrest when deputies found marijuana growing on a Rayle couple’s property.  Wilkes County Sheriff Mark Moore said that deputies were called to the couple’s home at 2492 Callaway Road near Rayle b More...

Helping the W-W animal shelter

Volunteers for the Washington-Wilkes Humane Shelter, (l-r) Helen Holmes, Dot Harris, and Jacquelyn Johnson help sell tickets to the shelter’s upcoming 50/50 drawing at Saturday’s communit More...

More vendors needed for local celebration as thousands expected for fireworks show

With thousands of visitors expected on The Square for the Independence Day celebration July 1, more arts and crafts vendors are needed, Tourism Director Erin Pollock said.  More...

Record heat, expanding drought statewide sets new weather records for month of May

The heat was on. Rain was scarce, and drought expanded across Georgia in May. The state got a reprieve from the waves of severe weather, which swept through in April, but scattered wind and hail damage did occur.  More...

Bilo holds Summer Carnival

Washington Bi-Lo store manager David Wildman waits for young Riley Clark to dunk him in the Lions Club dunk tank, part of Saturday’s Summer Carnival at Bi-Lo along with 30 vendors, pony rides, More...

Special Sections

Opinions

Have we overlooked a new snack food just because they’re disgusting insects?

I t was a little too quiet out there. More...

Book Review

Red Hook Road By AYELET WALDMAN

Red Hook Road begins with a wedding. Somehow Ayelet Waldman, author of several novels, injects a sense of impending unpleasantness in what initially seems to be a lovely occasion.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Johnnie Rucker Jr.

Funeral services for Johnnie Rucker Jr., 86, of Tignall were held Saturday, June 11, 2011, at the Mulberry Baptist Church, Sandtown Road, Tignall, with Rev. William Nesbitt officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. He died June 4.  More...

Mary Graves Lawrence

Funeral services for Mary Graves Lawrence, 85, of Washington were held Sunday, June 12, 2011, at the First United Methodist Church of Washington with Rev. Gale Seibert officiating. Interment was in Resthaven Cemetery. More...

Hoyle Penna

Funeral services for Hoyle Penna, 79, of Washington-Wilkes and Orlando, Fla., were held Sunday, June 12, 2011, at Baldwin Fairchild, 90 Weathersfield Avenue, Altamonte Springs, Fla. He died Thursday, June 9.  More...

Personalities

Ashlyn Ivey guest of honor at first birthday party

Ashlyn Nadiyah Ivey, daughter of Arthur and Bertrina Ivy, celebrated her first birthd a y at the home of her godmother, Michelle Randall, in Warrenton Saturday, June 4. More...

Emily Martin, Blanchard Norman entertained at engagement party

Emily Martin and Blanchard Norman were entertained at an engagement party on Saturday evening, May 28, at the home of Ernie and Reneé Guthrie in Lincolnton.  Co-hosts with the Guthries were Mike and Tina McCombs, Allen and Claire Walker, Ernie a More...

Bessie Skipper honored by family, friends at 100th birthday celebration on May 30

Bessie Skipper was honored on the occasion of her 100th birthday at a party on Monday, May 30, given by her daughters, Sharon Williamson of Washington and Geneva Mercer of Macon. More...

BREAKING NEWS! - Free Access

Magistrate judge issues peace bond between councilman and citizen

In a pre-warrant hearing in the Wilkes County Magistrate Court, a magistrate judge from Morgan County heard conflicting testimony Wednesday afternoon over the dispute between a Washington woman and a city councilman. More...

Dist. One councilmen vote to double their own pay

Monday night’s meeting of the Washington City Council saw three members of the council push through a motion that will more than double their own salaries and that of the mayor.  More...

Wilkes County commissioners review ’11 budget work, approve board seats

A pleasant, professional, and cooperative atmosphere characterized the proceedings of the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners at the regular June meeting last Thursday, June 9. More...

Summer drama campers hit the stage

Everyone is on stage for this year’s Washington Little Theater Summer Drama Camps at the Bolton Lunceford Playhouse. More...

Grass-roots fundraising still needed for July 1 fireworks celebration

Some money is still needed 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...

Young missionaries spending the week in Charleston

30+ Baptist young people from Washington’s First Baptist Church learned principles of teamwork as they worked to keep this big blue ball in the air. More...

Palmer Equipment is top Kubota dealer

Palmer Equipment Company manager Peyton McGill accepts the Kubota Company “Kaizen” award from David Bell, Kubota Regional Sales Manager, on behalf of owner Wade Palmer and the employees o More...

The Connely Gallery opens on The Square

Student artist Kaylee Whisenant works on a sketch under the tutelage of artist Bob Connely at the grand opening Saturday of Laura Connely’s new art gallery, The Connely Gallery. More...

News

JumpStart Program holds event to help families learn life skills

The Wilkes County Community Partnership-JumpStart Program held its spring year-end event at the Liberty Street park on Tuesday, May 24.  Over 20 parents and family members attended to hear information on life skills, DFACS programs, Work Ready c More...

OLLI elects new officers

Members of the Washington Chapter of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) elected new officers (l-r) Hilda Wright, treasurer; Darrell Adams, vice president; Amanda Aycock, secretary; and Ruth More...

First Baptist young people attending Mission Fuge at Charleston Southern

A group of 32 middle and high school students left First Baptist Church (FBC) of Washington on Monday, June 13, for a mission trip to Charleston, South Carolina.  More...

Letters

Votes consistently cast along racial lines

TO THE EDITOR:   As taxpayers in our town, how long are we going to sit back and watch a few take our town down? For those of you who were not at the latest City Council meeting, let me tell you what I observed.  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...

Tiger sponsorships will benefit all W-W teams

Washington-Wilkes Tiger coaches and members of the Tiger Club are hard at work contacting businesses and potential corporate sponsors in the month-long campaign to jump start and benefit all W- WCHS athletes for the coming 2011-2012 school year and m More...

Basketball signups for players 8-14 open at W-WPRD

Sign-ups for the Washington- Wilkes Parks and Recreation Blue and Gold basketball camp have begun. More...

Worship

Children grieve more intensely, more personally

Most adults think that children grieve in the same way that they do. While on some levels this is true, for the most part a child’s grief is more intense and personal than an adult.  More...

The revealing power of the gospel of Jesus Christ

The most important question Jesus ever asked his apostles was posed for the purpose of revealing to them their greatest need. Read Mark 8:27-33.  More...

‘Hometown Nazareth’ is Presbyterian theme for VBS set July 10-15

The Washington Presbyterian Church will have Vacation Bible School at the church July 10-15, from 5:45-8:30 p.m. 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...