August 25, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Brothers jailed in crack case

Three brothers have been arrested for trafficking crack cocaine in Wilkes County.  “It was a good sizable quantity of crack cocaine in the stage prior to being cut up for resale,” Wilkes County Sheriff Mark A. Moore said. More...

City, regional leaders to meet here Wednesday to address rural housing

Officials with the City of Washington will be meeting to address issues that face rural Georgia communities next Wednesday, August 31, with the participation of senior housing officials from all over the state.  More...

East Coast earthquake gives Wilkes County a noticeable shaking

Yes, that was a little earthquake you felt Tuesday afternoon.  Shortly before 2 p.m., people all over the East Coast felt a 5.9 magnitude earthquake that was centered near Louisa, Virginia, northwest of Richmond.  More...

Ames Barnett kicks off campaign for mayor calling for lower utilities, taxes, more jobs

More than 350 citizens packed the Fitzpatrick Hotel Thursday night as District 2 Washington City Councilman Ames M. More...

New business opens on West Robert Toombs

Debbie Anderson cuts the ceremonial ribbon celebrating the opening of the new West Robert Toombs location of her business, Heartfelt Productions. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

We’ve got early deadline for Labor Day

LCPL Philip Scarborough, United States Marine Corps, and other brave Wilkes County soldiers who served or are now serving overseas will be recognized and honored when the ROTC Colorguard from Thomson High School leads in presenting the flag and pledg More...

Opinions

Nothing is more important - Free Access

Economic development, downtown revitalization, the swimming pool, utility rates, diversity of services and activities, pay raises for elected officials, and redevelopment planning – all and more are critical issues in the forefront for the City More...

The last dog days of August used to be my favorite part of summer vacations

A t the risk of making every school kid in the county mad, these dog days of August have always been the peak of summer vacation fun for me. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Cecil Jones Echols

Funeral services for Cecil Jones Echols, 75, of Luthersville were held Friday, August 19, 2011, in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, with Rev. Ed Elliott and Rev. Robert Hines officiating. Interment was in the Luthersville Cemetery. More...

Henry Armour

Funeral services for Henry “Hank” Armour, 77, of Rayle were held Saturday, August 13, 2011, in the Carter’s Grove Baptist Church with military honors. Rev. Albert W. Huyck Jr. officiated. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Wilson Walker Patrick   Mr. and Mrs. Clay Patrick of Guyton announce the birth of their son, Wilson Walker, on Wednesday, August 17, at St. Joseph-Candler Hospital in Savannah. Wilson weighed seven pounds and was 20 ½ inches long. More...

Audra Armour honored at baby shower Aug. 20

Audra Armour was feted at a dropin baby shower Saturday, August 20, at the home of Barry and Elaine Bailey on the Lincolnton Road. Hostesses for the occasion were Mrs. Bailey, Barbara Henderson, and Vonice Wells.  Mrs. More...

Mallory Jo Bradshaw to marry Addison Burt Goolsby II Sept. 17

Mr. and Mrs. Delmar Brinkley Bradshaw of Thomson announce the engagement of their daughter, Mallory Jo, to Addison Burt Goolsby II, son of Mr. and Mrs. Addison Burt Goolsby of Washington.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Joseph N. More...

Tentative redistricting plan will give Rep.Tom McCall part of Wilkes Co.

Last Friday, the Georgia House and Senate approved new political boundaries for all 236 state legislators, and although the final outcome of the redistricting process is still incomplete, Wilkes County will apparently regain Rep. More...

Vendors needed for October’s big Mule Day Southern Heritage fest

Organizers of October’s Mule Day Southern Heritage Festival at Callaway Plantation are calling for food vendors and arts and crafts vendors to sign up early for the event set for Saturday, October 8.  Vendors can contact the Washington Wil More...

Courthouse expansion to give needed office space

The second phase of renovation work to the Wilkes County Courthouse is now underway, adding much-needed room for county offices to expand while still fitting within the courthouse’s present footprint.  More...

Be on guard for new, more sophisticated work-at-home scam, local banker warns

A sophisticated work-at-home scam has taken a Wilkes County man for some $3,000, and his banker wants to warn others to watch out for the latest twist on an ongoing con game. More...

Qualifying for municipal elections opens Mon. in Washington,Tignall

Qualifying is set to open Monday for municipal races in Washington and in Tignall. In Washington, city voters will choose a mayor and three city councilmen, and in Tignall, the mayor and all five council seat are on the ballot. More...

Tragic motorcycle accident claims life of Commerce woman Monday

A late-night motorcycle accident on the Thomson Highway early Monday claimed the life of a Commerce woman after she and her husband collided with a fallen tree. More...

News

Rotarians tell how RI helps in India

Jim Heaney (left) and Toxey Smith (right), both past presidents of the Martinex-Evans Rotary Club, visited the Washington Rotary Club last week and presented a program on their recent trip to India a More...

Toastmasters Club earns notice as President’s Distinguished Club

The Washington-Wilkes Toastmasters Club has been informed by Toastmasters World Headquarters that, as a result of achieving nine of the 10 goals set forth in the Distinguished Club Program, the club has been awarded the President’s Distinguishe More...

Girl Scouting plans celebration of 100th anniversary in 2012

Remember the great Girl Scout adventure - campfires built, flag ceremonies held, friendships made, fears faced and overcome?  Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia invites you to reconnect to the fun and friendship of Girl Scouting as the organization More...

Letters

Thanks for help with Fresh Encounter

TO THE EDITOR:   There arw some behind- thescenes workers that everyone needs to know about whose hard work helped to make our Fresh Encounter event such a success. More...

Sports

ROTC to present colors Friday

This Friday, August 26, the ROTC Colorguard from Thomson High School will be at Charlie Davidson Field during the football game between the Washington-Wilkes Tigers and the Thomson Bulldogs to lead the spectators and participatns in presenting and pl More...

Players of the Week, game film will be featured on Mondays

There’s going to be a new thrill for Washington-Wilkes Tiger fans this year. More...

Tailgate event will offer 21st Century info for parents

The Wilkes County 21st Century After-school Program is hosting a celebratory tailgate event at the Washington-Wilkes vs. Thomson football game this Friday, August 26. More...

Worship

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...

Teenagers learn to grieve by observing adults

Dealing with teenagers is no easy task for most adults, and when they have experienced a loss, dealing can become that much more difficult. More...

The servants of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

We often pray for God to deliver the things that we desire. But this kind of prayer is misguided because we aren’t capable of knowing what is best for us. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Beta Sigma Phi will have its Georgia BullDawg Bash, September 3, UGA vs. Boise State, at Wings-n-Things, Washington, 7 p.m. Admission at the door is $4 for ages 13 and up; $3 for ages 6-12; free for ages 5 and under.   More...