July 14, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Wilkes County’s 2010 tax bills redone; correct bills might be out by August 1

The saga of the 2010 Wilkes County tax digest seems to be a never-ending story, but Tax Commissioner Mary Hubbard thinks the final chapter is in sight.  More...

High heat, humidity cause pool closure for safety of children

It’s true. The city swimming pool at Booker Park was closed Tuesday due to heat. The decision was reached Monday by manager Greg Wilkinson and the pool operator, City Administrator Mike Eskew said.  More...

Happy 201st birthday, General Toombs

Cannon salutes echoed across Washington Saturday, July 2, as visitors to the Robert Toombs House Historic Site celebrated Toombs’ 201st birthday with friends and re-enactments. More...

Revolutionary Col. Micajah Williamson honored at Resthaven

The Sons of the American Revolution, Daughters of the American Revolution, family descendants and The United States Army honored a “founding father” of the City of Washington and a hero of the American Revolution, Col Micajah Williamson, More...

Art campers learn artistic skills

Learning to draw under the tutelage of artist Laura Connely, young art students including (from left) Leslie Kate Duncan, Gracie Phillips, Jessica Bridges, Garston Townsend, Isabella Dawkins, Michael More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Tigers will miss faithful supporter

Skeet Willingham called me from Massachusetts as he and Ginny were on their way to Maine Monday to tell me that Wilkes Countians can’t get away with anything. More...

Opinions

In praise of summer’s watermelons: sweet goodness in a slice of heaven

I write to you today, my friends, in praise of the great Southern watermelon, which is reaching its full glory this time of year. It is a wonderful thing, the watermelon.  More...

Book Review

Playing the Enemy

By JOHN CARLIN  T he quotation on the opening page of this book, subtitled  More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Willie Cade

Funeral services for Willie Cade, 91, of Washington were held Thursday, July 7, 2011, at the Hilliard Station Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. G.L. Avery officiating. Interment was in the church Cemetery. He died June 30.  More...

John Albert Curry

Funeral services for John Albert Curry, 91, of Washington, were held Friday, July 8, 2011, at New Saints CME Church, Washington, with Pastor Charles E. Henderson officiating. Interment was in New Hope CME Church Cemetery.  More...

Sara Elizabeth Godfrey Curtis

Funeral services for Sara Elizabeth Godfrey Curtis of Washington were held July 3, 2011, in Cumming. She died Friday, July 1, in Wills Memorial Hospital.  Mrs. Curtis was born in Clayton on September 20, 1921, and was the widow of Carl B. More...

Personalities

Katie Elizabeth Fortson to wed Melvin Ray Partridge Sept. 10

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Fortson of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Elizabeth, to Melvin Ray Partridge, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tim Partridge of Lincolnton.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. More...

New Beginnings

Marlee Ann Davis   Blake and Angela Davis of Tignall announce the birth of their daughter, Marlee Ann, on Saturday, June 25, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens. Marlee weighed 7 lbs. 12 ozs. and was 20 ½ inches long. More...

Lindsay Paige Sherrer and Julian Drew Thomas united in marriage Saturday, June 4, in Athens

Lindsay Paige Sherrer of Athens and Julian Drew Thomas of Glennville exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful double-ring ceremony Saturday, June 4, at six o’clock in the evening at the First Presbyterian Church in Athens. Rev. More...

Effort to get huge pay raises is defeated as mayor decides it’s not ‘the right time’

The effort by three Washington city councilmen to more than double their own salaries met defeat at Monday night’s council meeting when Mayor Willie Burns asked that the required second vote not be held.  More...

Crack cocaine rocks found; Washington police looking for drug dealers on Corner

Washington police are looking for the owner of some valuable property that was apparently lost or abandoned recently.  More...

LIttle Sisters of Hoboken return to Playhouse for WLTCo production of ‘Nunset Boulevard’

The Little Sisters of Hoboken have been rehearsing for many weeks in preparation for the presentation of “Nunset Boulevard” at the Washington Little Theater July 21, 22, 28, and 29, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday afternoon, July 24, at 2 p.m.&n More...

Duty calls retailer Mike Scarborough to run for District 2 City Council seat

Longtime Washington merchant Mike Scarborough has announced his candidacy for a District 2 seat on the Washington City Council. More...

Three arrested for alleged pot sales in Baltimore drug raid Thursday night

A raid by law enforcement in the Baltimore section of Washington has resulted in three drug arrests, Sheriff Mark A. Moore said, as a result of an active, ongoing investigation. More...

News

Optimists present scholarship, hear program

The Optimist Club of Washington honored Emily Henderson (top photo) with its 2011 Friend of Youth Scholarship. The presentation was made by club president Kyle Brown. Henderson will attend the University of Georgia in the fall. More...

Lyonsville Baptist sets revival services August 29-Sept. 2

The Lyonsville Baptist Church will have revival services August 29 through September 2.  The services will be held at 7:30 p.m. each evening with Rev. Lance Pitts, pastor of Gibson Grove Baptist Church of Washington and Mt. More...

Caddell tells of new services

At last week’s meeting of the Washington Kiwanis Club, Billy Caddell reviewed components required for new, fast broadband service including multi-service with bundling of land line phone, telev More...

Sports

Registration begins for youth football players ages 6-12

Registration for the Youth Football Program began at the Washington- Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department (W-WPRD) on July 1 and will end on Thursday, August 11. More...

W-WPRD schedules soccer camp July 23 on Lexington Ave.

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department is holding Soccer Camp on Saturday, July 23, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the W-WPRD facility on Lexington Avenue.  More...

Rockies rookie gets first big league at-bat

Colorado Rockies rookie left fielder Charlie Blackmon didn’t have to wait long to have his first Major League at-bat when his team was visiting at Turner Field in Atlanta. More...

Worship

No greater pain than the loss of a child – Part 2

In my last column I started talking about dealing with the loss of a child, regardless of how old that child may be, and I am going to continue with that today.  More...

The whole purpose of Jesus in the gospel of Jesus Christ

In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve rejected God’s day-to-day guidance and chose to rely on our own abilities. More...

Five big questions answered during Phillips Mill’s VBS

Vacation Bible School was held at Phillips Mill Baptist Church June 13-17.  The theme was “Sonsurf Beach Bash.” During the week, participants learned answers to five big questions:  Who is Jesus?  Why can I trust Jesus?&nbs More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Rocky Mount Baptist Church will have revival services July 18- 20, 7:30 p.m. Pastor Henra Hosea Chennault of Atlanta will be the guest speaker. More...