June 30, 2011 RSS feed / 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...

Summer Reading Program to feature ‘Magic Man’ on July 5

Over the past few weeks, Wilkes County children and parents have been treated to magic shows, puppet shows, musicians, storytellers, and more at the Mary Willis Library during the Summer Reading Program.  More...

CSRA’s unemployment increases to 9.8 percent for month of May

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler has announced that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) increased to 9.8 percent in May, up six-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 9.2 percent in April. More...

Representatives attend memorial event

On June 18, Don Ray Thomas (rear center), representing the Washington- Wilkes Chapter Sons of the American Revolution, and Pat Thomas, representing the Kettle Creek Chapter Daughters of the American More...

Nominations for FSA committee open until Aug. 1

Local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee nominations began on Wednesday, June 15, according to Wilkes-Lincoln-Taliaferro USDA Farm Service Agency Executive Director D. Kyle Brown  More...

‘Nunset Boulevard’ plans five shows in late July

The Washington Little Theater’s summer production set for the last two weekends in July is the latest in a series starring the Little Sisters of Hoboken at Mount St. Helen’s Parish. More...

Tignall News

The rains have given us lush green lawns and now we have to get out the lawnmowers again. Years ago our grandparents didn’t have grass in their yards, but they swept the yards. They were yards, not lawns. More...

Lundberg News

I know everyone in our area was happy to finally get rain. There were several good showers during the week for which we were so thankful. 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...

Tourism Traffic Report – June 2011

On June 23, a group of 13 senior citizens came from Jackson, South Carolina. They toured Callaway Plantation, and enjoyed lunch at Talk of the Town.  On June 29, I will be attending an Electronic Media Seminar. More...

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 through The Square and down Spring Street to Liberty Street, turn up Jefferson and continue back More...

Wilkes students get degrees, diplomas at ATC on June 9

Several Wilkes County students received associate of applied science degrees, associate degrees in nursing, and diplomas during graduation ceremonies for Athens Technical College June 9.  Students who received associate of applied science degree More...

Irrigation for the homeowner

Georgia averages about 50 inches of rainfall per year, which is more than enough to supply the total water requirements of most plants. More...

Heritage Health Care residents enjoy visiting with family, friends

Guests of Mrs. Mary Russell were Gail Derricott, Edward J. Chennault, Kareemah Terrell, Haniya Terrell, and Roanna Cotton. . Marie Tolbert visited Mrs. Carrie Wallace. .Esther Turner and Gregory A. Milton visited Mrs. Gladys Dawkins. . More...

Harper’s Personal Care residents enjoy week’s visits

Mrs. Eva Bufford went out to lunch with Lois Greene on Friday, June 17. Mrs. Bufford went out with her family Saturday, June 18, and visited friends at Washington Manor Tuesday. . Mike Sisson visited Mrs. Blanche Sisson several times. More...