August 4, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Wilkes Teachers of the Year candidates announced for the upcoming school year

Nominees for Teacher of the Year have been selected from each of the four Wilkes County Schools for the 2011-2012 school year, the Wilkes County Board of Education has announced. More...

‘O Happy Day’

Gospel singing groups and mass choirs from all over Wilkes County filled The Square in Washington with the sound of music Saturday evening. More...

Property crimes, driving under the influence lead tally of Wilkes County arrests during July

Property crimes and driving under the influence of alcohol led the roundup of July arrests in Wilkes County. The following arrest reports are provided by local law enforcement officials. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Park is in memory of Dr. Simpson

We’re having a baby boom! Bee Southern’s baby gift register lists 15 couples who are expecting babies in the next few months; and Fievet Pharmacy’s register lists nine. More...

Opinions

‘Village post office concept’ may save small-town country gathering spots

Well, the U.S. Postal Service has put out another list of small rural post offices it’s considering closing, and once again we’re thankful they’ve skipped over Wilkes County. More...

Book Review

Old Filth By JANE GARDAM

Let’s deal with the title first. This isn’t pornography or waste management. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

William Edward Roberts Jr.

Graveside services for William Edward Roberts Jr., 79, or Rayle were held Wednesday, July 27, 2011, in the Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery, Rayle, with Rev. Jim Newsome officiating. More...

Rosa Mae Gladmon

Funeral services for Rosa Mae Gladmon, 56, were held Wednesday, August 3, 2011, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with Rev. Dennis J. Quinn officiating. Interment was in the City West Cemetery, Washington. More...

Dora Will Dyson Burleson

Funeral services for Dora Will Dyson Burleson, 94, of Pensacola, Fla., were held Sunday, July 31, 2011, at St. Mark United Methodist Church, Pensacola, with Rev. Nancy Watson officiating. A private burial was held at Barrancas National Cemetery. More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Chase David Dove   Mr. and Mrs. Jason Dove of Washington announce the birth of their son, Chase David, on Tuesday, July 26, at University Hospital in Augusta. Chase weighed 7 lbs. 4 ozs. and was 18 ¾ inches long. More...

Preston Walters celebrates second birthday July 15

Preston Walters, son of Lynsey Walters and Joshua Dooley, was two years old on July 15.  Preston celebrated on his birthday with a cookie cake party at Simpson Corner Daycare.  More...

Lindsey Brooke Stitt to wed Bryan James Melton Sept. 10

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Aiken Stitt Jr. of Newnan announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Brooke, to Bryan James Melton, also of Newnan and formerly of Washington, son of Dr. Mark Andrew Melton of Washington and Mrs. More...

Schools welcome students back to class on Friday

Wilkes County schools are welcoming students and parents at Open House events this week in preparation for the first day of the 2011-2012 school year on Friday.  Last week, teachers and administrators worked preparing their schools and classroom More...

Redevelopment authority members tour deteriorating Gordon St. school

Members of the City of Washington’s Urban Revitalization Authority toured the former high school and middle school complex on Gordon Street Friday, finding ruined floors and ceilings, vandalism and grafitti, and a surprising amount of unwanted More...

Authorities investigating jail death of young Wilkes County man Friday

A young Wilkes County man has died in jail in Columbia County, and authorities are investigating how it could have happened.  Columbia County authorities say that 24-year-old Robert Douglas “Robbie” Sudduth used a sheet to hang himse More...

New decor, furnishings now welcome VIP visitors to spiffed-up Pope Center

When more than 130 business, civic, and government leaders came to the Pope Center for the Georgia Competitiveness Initiative meeting last Thursday, they found a convention center that had been transformed.  More...

Qualifying for Nov. city elections set to open Aug. 29 at City Hall

Qualifying will open Monday, August 29, for the November 8 General Municipal Election in which voters in the City of Washington will choose a mayor and three city councilmen.  More...

News

Amanda Wood is Master 4-Her after winning at State Congress

Senior Wilkes County 4- Her Amanda Wood took prestigious honors at State 4-H Congress competition in Atlanta July 19-22 where she won first place and “mastered” in the Work Force Preparation and Career Development project.  More...

Fund at F&M Bank will benefit family of W-W Tiger athlete

Kenneth Johnson, a tenth grade student and varsity football player at Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School, suffered a severe heat stroke on Monday, July 11, leaving him hospitilized for several weeks. More...

Rotary Club raises $3,000 for local service projects

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Letters

Gospel event pulls community together

TO THE EDITOR:   Minister Clara Sutton pulled our community together in an elegant way Saturday night on The Square. People of all ages gathered together to enjoy gospel music sung by our many talented church choirs, soloists and groups.  More...

Sports

Tiger fans have two more chances to meet coaches, buy 2011 tickets

A series of three special events to afford Washington-Wilkes Tiger football fans the opportunity to meet the new coaching staff for 2011 as well as a number of Tiger football players began last Saturday and will continue next Saturdays and at the scr More...

W-WMS football players will meet after school Mon.

Washington- Wilkes Middle School football players will have a meeting after school on Monday, August 8, at W-WMS. More...

Signups for soccer continue at PRD through August 25

Registration for the Washington- Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department (W-WPRD) fall soccer program has begun. The final day to register is Thursday, August 25. More...

Worship

County Line Baptist will begin revival with homecoming Aug. 7

County Line Baptist Church in Rayle will hold its 214th homecoming service on Sunday, August 7, at 11 a.m. and revival services on Monday-Wednesday, August 8-10, at 7 p.m. each evening.  More...

Allow loved ones to ‘complete their lives’

I have been serving as a hospice chaplain since July 2005. I started after I had served as a volunteer for two months. The first assignment I had was to be a counselor for children during a three-day camp called Camp Good Grief. More...

Sardis Baptist sets revival services for Aug. 7-9 at 7 p.m.

Sardis Baptist Church, 431 Sardis Church Road, Rayle, will have revival services beginning Sunday, August 7, during the morning service at 11 a.m. Services will continue each evening through August 9 at 7 p.m.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

New Ford Baptist Church will have homecoming services Sunday, August 28, beginning with Sunday school at 10 a.m. and the worship service at 11:15 a.m. Dinner will be served.  .  More...