June 23, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

School meal prices to rise slightly; mandated increase first in 5 years

School lunch prices will go up across the board in Wilkes County for the first time in five years after the Wilkes County Board of Education approved a mandatory price increase in its meeting Monday night.  More...

Much-needed rain comes with high winds, fallen trees, power lines

Wilkes County got two episodes of much-needed rain last week, but the storms also brought down scores of trees and interrupted power in some areas for hours.  More...

Fireworks fund is short, but big celebration is still on

With just over a week to go, some money is still needed for the grassroots effort to raise funds for Washington’s big annual Independence Day celebration set for July 1.  “We’re still $1,000 short,” organizer Ed Pope III More...

Chamber’s series of small-business events includes June 30 seminar for the public

Protection from the financial challenges faced by small businesses will be the topic of a seminar at next Thursday’s Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce Small Business Seminar.  Speaker for the seminar, set for Thursday, June 30, from 6- More...

Memorial service July 7 will honor Revolutionary soldier at Resthaven

A memorial service is set July 7 to dedicate the grave marker of a local Revolutionary War soldier buried at Washington’s Resthaven Cemetery.  The Washington-Wilkes and Lyman Hall Chapters of the Georgia Society of the Sons of the American More...

Chiropractor celebrates busy first year

Surrounded by friends, clients, and Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce members, the ceremonial ribbon is cut for Dr. Brian Ackermann’s chiropractic office at 22-R West Robert Toombs. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

An ‘invite’ to a ‘read’ sale

Sharon Williamson is retiring as Director of the Wilkes County Department of Family and Children Services on June 30. More...

Opinions

There was never an apology.Thanks anyway

TO THE EDITOR: More...

Memories of my father’s loving arms seem really real even after decades

I t’s a funny thing about childhood memories, especially as the distance to those memories stretches over the decades. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Gladys Smith Hoffman

Funeral services for Gladys Smith Hoffman, 95, of North Alexander Avenue, Washington, were held Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at Hopkins Funeral Home. Interment was in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington. She died Saturday, June 18.  More...

Rosie Jane McElhannon Cason

Funeral services for Rosie Jane McElhannon Cason, 68, of Eatonton, were held Friday, June 17, 2011, at McCommons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dennis Mitchell officiating. She died Tuesday, June 14, at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon. More...

Flora Weaks Thomas

Flora “Peggy” Weaks Thomas of Oak Ridge, Tenn., formerly of Washington-Wilkes, died Sunday, June 5, 2011, at the Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. In keeping with her wishes, no memorial service was held.  More...

Personalities

Joanna Sinclair and Cole Rousey to wed July 2 in Brewer, Maine

Dan and Jody Sinclair of Brewer, Me., announce the engagement of their daughter, Joanna, to Cole Rousey of Holden, Me., son of Steve and Johanna Sloan, also of Holden, and Bill Rousey of Washington.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mary More...

Donna Marie Coursey marries Jonathan Harold Russell May 22

Donna Marie Coursey of Washington and Jonathan Harold Russell of Crawfordville were married in a lovely double-ring ceremony Sunday, May 22, at twelve-thirty o’clock in the afternoon at Raytown Baptist Church in Crawfordville. Rev. More...

Jennifer Katherine Lindsey weds Hill Edwin Clarke III

Jennifer Katherine Lindsey and Hill Edwin Clarke III of Washington were united in marriage in an intimate ceremony Saturday, May 21, at Peacewood, the home of Bill and B.J. deGolian in Washington. More...

Judge orders peace bond set between city councilman and outspoken citizen

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

Dist. 2 voters elect Harris in special city election to select Eaton’s successor

Voters in Washington’s District 2 turned out in strong numbers to elect former city councilman Henry Harris to the vacant Washington City Council seat.  More...

Burns announces candidacy for third term at city’s helm

Mayor Willie E. Burns has announced his candidacy for a third term as Mayor of Washington, saying that his first two terms have been tough.  More...

Three-vehicle crash sends eight to hospital

Wilkes EMS and Washington Rescue personnel carefully remove a possibly injured prisoner from a city work detail Thursday after a minivan driver pulled out in front of the prisoner bus at the intersec More...

More graduates treasure their Easter eggs

Recent high-school graduates Cayla Gilland (left) and Trent Martin (right) were students in Debbie Lindsey’s first-grade class in 1999. More...

Civil War Round Table to hear of Washington’s Gen. Porter Alexander

Jack Travis from Wilmington, N.C., will present “Brig. Gen. Porter Alexander, The Brilliant Warrior from Washington, Georgia” at the Washington Civil War Round Table meeting on Monday evening, June 27, at 6 p.m. More...

New coin laundry opens

Present for the grand opening of Peanut’s Coin Laundry Saturday morning are (l-r) Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce President Jenny Reville, Peanut’s owner Steven Dawkins, Katelyn Daw More...

News

Annual Independence Day parade and celebration to begin at 8 a.m.

The 14th annual Independence Day Parade steps off from Fort Washington Park on July 4, 2011, at 8 a.m.  The walking parade will form at the park, go the Square and on Spring Street to Liberty Street, turn up Jefferson and continue back to the pa More...

Musician headlines for Reading Club activities next week

The Vacation Reading Club at the Mary Willis Library is well into its summer activities but there are still many activities available.  On Tuesday, June 28, at 10 a.m., musician Julie Austin will present a concert while she encourages her audien More...

Jr. Ranger Day Camp set June 27-30

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a Junior Ranger Day Camp to be held at A.H. Stephens State Park Monday- Thursday, June 27-30, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. for kids ages 6-15.  More...

Sports

Wilkinson and W-WPRD will sponsor free football camp here this weekend

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

Coach tells how to play the game

Athletic Director Robby Robinson (right) made some exciting comments about the upcoming Washington-Wilkes football season during his presentation to the Washington Kiwanis Club at its regular lunch m More...

Tiger sponsorships will benefit all W-W teams

Only four scoreboard sponsorships are left in the ongoing drive by Washington-Wilkes Tiger coaches and members of the Tiger Club. More...

Worship

The personal cost of the gospel of Jesus Christ

By REV. FICKLEN GUIN  (Mark 8:34-38)   When we choose to follow Jesus He lets us know up front that it will be at a personal cost.  More...

‘Dare to be a Woman’ slated at Pauline Chapel next week

The “ Dare to be a Woman” Women’s Conference will be held at Pauline Chapel FBH Church from June 30-July 2, beginning at 7:30 each night.  More...

Liming sportfishing ponds

Liming of sportfishing ponds to improve response to fertilization is a common practice. The reason for liming and fertilizing these ponds is to increase their natural productiv- ity. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Twin Oak Baptist Church will celebrate its 125th anniversary Sunday, June 26, 11:45 a.m. More...