June 30, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Friday night’s fireworks ready for Independence Day crowds

Everything is ready for Washington’s big annual Independence Day celebration that starts with Friday night’s fireworks celebration on The Square and ends with Monday morning’s traditional Fourth of July walking parade.  More...

Gerris Wilkinson Youth Football Camp instructs over 200

At last Saturday’s first Gerris Wilkinson Youth Football Camp held in two sessions at Tiger Stadium in Washington, Wilkinson (hands on hips) led his team of professional football players and a More...

Lincolnton to host fireworks display, Downtown Wing Cook-off Saturday

The Second Annual Downtown Wing Cook-Off, hosted by the City of Lincolnton and the Lincolnton- Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, is set for Saturday, July 2, from 5 until 10 p.m. on Main Street in Lincolnton. More...

Downtown Development Authority gets revitalization training

  Members of the Washington Downtown Development Authority recently completed formal DDA Training with Mac Brown (left) of Pearl Associates, with members Debbie Jackson, Ed Franklin, Preston Sanders, Shirley Gunter and Joey Fievet. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Celebrate the Fourth this weekend

Now that the Washington Little Theater Co. More...

Opinions

Guam’s Liberation Day celebration gives heartfelt thanks to U.S. forces

I n a certain part of the United States, a tiny, distant part, the Fourth of July isn’t the biggest patriotic holiday in July.  More...

Book Review

Home: A Memoir of My Early Years

By JULIE ANDREWS   More...

Visit to Helen leads to inspiring moments with interesting folks

HELEN – Most of the times I have been drawn to this village on the Chattahoochee, it has been for fly fishing with an old friend, Jimmy Harris. More...

Sports

Gerris Wilkinson Youth Football Camp trains over 200 young athletes

Termed a great success by the Washington- Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department, the Gerris Wilkinson Youth Football Camp held at Tiger Stadium last Saturday, June 25, saw over 200 local boys turn out for expert football instruction from a team of p More...

Beta Sigma Phi donates to football camp

Jade Kennedy, member of Beta Sigma Phi, Xi Zeta Delta chapter presents a donation for Saturday’s Gerris Wilkinson Football Camp to Pete Gartrell, Washington-Wilkes Parks & Rec Director. More...

All-Stars play in tournament

The 8-9-year-old W-W Tiger All-Stars participated in their first All-Star tournament on June 18-19 at Crawford Creek Park in Augusta. More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

William Hughes Rainey   Mr. and Mrs. Russell Warren Rainey of Evans announce the birth of their son, William Hughes, on Saturday, June 4, at the University Hospital in Augusta. William weighed 7 lbs. 2 0zs. and was 19 ¾ inches long. More...

Personal Mention

Anna Gunter, B.B. More...

Baylie Bridges celebrates first birthday May 24

Baylie Elizabeth Bridges, daughter of Marc and Andie Bridges, celebrated her first birthday on May 24 and was honored at two celebrations.  More...

City leaders must vote again to pass council, mayor raises

At the next regular meeting of the Washington City Council next Monday evening, July 11, the council will welcome a new member and will hold a required second vote on raising their own salaries.  More...

Cannon salutes, historic re-enactors to mark Robert Toombs’ 201st birthday Saturday 10-4

The boom of a cannon salute will mark a special observance celebration of Robert Toombs’ 201st birthday on Saturday, July 2, at the Robert Toombs House Historic Site.  The home will be open to the public with a living history program from More...

Chamber of Commerce to hold business seminar Thursday at Ag Center

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

Swimming pool set to open for business Friday morning at 11

The City of Washington’s new community swimming pool is set to open Friday morning at 11 a.m., city officials say.  “We expect the pool to be open for business Friday, July 1,” said City Administrator Mike Eskew Tuesday afterno More...

Shopping for laptops at the Flea/Farmers Market

  Kingdom Technology’s Sherman Gartrell shows Tydarius Elam and Tydric Wynn the capabilities of two of the refurbished laptop computers Gartrell sells at the Flea/Farmers Market Saturday. More...

Memorial service July 7 will honor Revolutionary War 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. More...

News

Three Wilkes Countians attend conservation workshop at ABAC

Justin Denard, Rhett Denard, and Josh Eskew attended the 50th anniversary of the Natural Resources Conservation Workshop (NRCW) on June 4-9 at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) in Tifton.  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...

Lauren Harrison places third at national conference

Lauren Harrison placed third in the nation in Home Health Aide at the 34th Annual National Leadership Conference for Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) held in Anaheim, California, on June 21-26. More...

Letters

It’s important to make choices together

TO THE EDITOR:   Being born in Washington, Georgia, in 1968, I never thought the time would come I would see this town in such a battle within itself. More...

Couldn’t we manage with four?

TO THE EDITOR:   If nearly every issue in the City Council comes down to a 3-3 tie, why do we need six council members? More...

Hoping always to defend the flag

TO THE EDITOR:   I wish to publicly thank this fine young couple, Mr. and Mrs. More...

Obituaries

Carl Edward Forster

Carl Edward Forster, 87, of Washington died June 21, 2011, at Heritage Healthcare of Wilkes, Washington. The family will receive friends Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at 198 Brown Road, Washington, anytime after noon, with a prayer service at 6 p.m.  More...

Earlene Williams King

Graveside services for Earlene Williams King, 69, were held Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at Twin Oak Baptist Church, Washington. Interment was in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington. She died Sunday, June 19, at East Alabama Medical Center.  More...

Philip S. Robb

Memorial services for Philip S. Robb of Washington were held at Phillips Mill Baptist Church in Wilkes County Sunday, June 26, 2011. He died June 23 in Wills Memorial Hospital, Washington.  More...

Worship

Children need understanding when dealing with grief

In my last column I talked about how adults and children grieve in different ways. More...

The revealed meaning of the gospel of Jesus Christ

In the story of the Transfiguration, we see the unfolding of God’s plan of salvation revealed to Peter, James and John on the mountaintop. Moses represents the law, Elijah represents the prophets, and Jesus is the fullfillment of the promise. More...

Frances Wheelis WOM members hear report on Mission Fuge

The Frances Wheelis Women on Mission of the First Baptist Church met in the home of Susan Pope Monday, June 20. Hostesses were Mandy Jackson and Becki Nickels.  Melanie Wells, facilitator, presided and Kay Nelms led the opening prayer.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Roy L. Burns Senior Center and Wilkes Transit will be closed July 4-8 and will re-open July 11.  .  More...