October 20, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Kindergarten teacher Darren Pharr chosen as 2013 Wilkes County’s Teacher of the Year

Kindergarten teacher Darren Pharr is a teacher that makes learning come alive for his young students, and that’s one of the many reasons he has been chosen Wilkes County’s 2013 Teacher of the Year.  More...

Festivals, events big and small fill upcoming fall calendar

The first weekend in November will be a busy time in Wilkes County.  Two big festivals are set for that weekend, organizers say, with both the 2011 Fall ArtFest in Washington and the “I’d Rather Be in Tignall” Fall Festival in More...

Wilkes Relay for Life sets plans for 2012 fundraising program

Plans for the 2012 Relay For Life of Wilkes County are already underway, and the Wilkes County Relay team is doing things a little differently this year.  More...

Show dogs show love for seniors

Annie Bolton (right) greets Cabot, one of Bob and Sharleen Anderson’s prize Cardigan Welsh Corgi show dogs on a visit to Heritage Health Care in Washington. More...

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Calendar is filling up

We had nice rain several days last week and gentle, bright sunshine since the rain came. On Hill Street, Norris Ware got 2.7 inches of rain.. Sonny Johnson at Tyrone got 2.3 inches for a total of 29.6 for the year. More...

Opinions

Book Review

God on the Rocks By JANE GARDAM

Margaret, eight years old, has a new baby brother. Her mother has read a book about being a good parent, so she knows that Margaret needs an extra treat. Lydia is hired to be a maid and she will take Margaret somewhere each Wednesday afternoon.  More...

Vote for 2 candidates in District 2 Washington City Council election

Early voting has started for Washington’s municipal election, and candidates have been talking with every voter in their district, hearing their concerns and asking for their votes.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Margaret Ree Booker Mayes

Funeral services for Margaret Ree Booker Mayes were held Saturday, October 15, 2011, at Heard’s Chapel Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Paul A. Hull officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Louise Weber Danner

A private graveside service for Louise Weber Danner, 90, of the Danburg community was held Sunday, October 13, 2011, in the Danburg Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Ficklen Guin officiating. More...

Worship

Life hereafter made possible by the Gospel of Jesus Christ

There have always been those who believe in eternal life and those who do not believe in life after physical death. Read Mark 12:18-27.  When Jesus arose from the dead He became the first fruit of the resurrected life. More...

STOCK OF THE WEEK

McKesson Corporation MCK/NYSE

McKesson is the largest pharmaceutical distributor in North America. Incredibly, it distributes about 1/3 of the medicines used each day. Many private investors have never heard of the company and yet it touches our lives almost daily.  More...

Ficklen Presbyterian is planning special service with Dr. G’Segner

Ficklen Presbyterian Church will have a special worship service followed by a pot-luck brunch on Sunday, November 6. The church is located at 4316 Sharon Road on Highway 47, Washington.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Fishing Creek Baptist Church will have a Country Cooking Supper Saturday, October 22, 6-8 p.m. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12.   More...

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Early voting approved for this Saturday

Washington city voters can cast early voting ballots this Saturday, October 22, at the Voter Registration Office in the Wilkes County Courthouse. More...

School SPLOST may be on March primary ballot

The Wilkes County Board of Education gave its approval to a proposal to apply to have the school SPLOST referendum on the March 2012 primary election ballot.  More...

Early voting turnout starts out heavy for Washington’s municipal election

More than 150 Washington voters cast their ballots on the first two days of early voting this week, revealing strong interest in the municipal election to choose the city’s mayor and three councilmen.  More...

All Wilkes schools finally make AYP, a rare success this year in Georgia

It’s taken a while, but the final AYP report just out shows that all four Wilkes County schools have made the mandated “adequate yearly progress” required under federal law for another year, an increasingly rare achievement in Georg More...

Music, dancing and Elvis rock Bi-Lo Fall Festival Saturday

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Civil War Round Table to hear of Gen. Stuart at Chancellorsville

Dr. Keith Bohannon, Associate Professor of History at the University of West Georgia, will present “Gen. J.E.B. More...

News

Exchange student visits Rotary Club

Georgia Rotary Student Program exchange student Philip Munksgaard (center) visited the Washington Rotary Club, one of his sponsoring clubs, to introduce himself and tell about his home in Denmark. More...

Trust for Historic Preservation to be topic at W-WHF meeting

Nathaniel Hansford will present a program on the work of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation on Sunday, November 6, at the Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation meeting at the Robert Toombs House from 2:30-4:30 p.m. More...

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... snake hunting in the Lone Star State
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Letters

Now’s the time for Resthaven landscaping

TO THE EDITOR:   More...

Family will celebrate Halloween on Monday

TO THE EDITOR:   I could not help but feel irritated after reading about the City Council’s request that everyone observe Halloween on Sunday, October the 30th, rather than on Monday, October the 31st. Why?  More...

Chamber expresses thanks for Mule Day, Young Eagles flights

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Sports

Mistakes costly; Tigers fall to Devils in classic struggle between archrivals

28-12 sounds like an impressive Lincoln County victory but it really wasn’t. What it was, was a classic struggle between archrivals that could have gone either way until late in the fourth quarter. More...

Inaugural shooting event will benefit families of fallen special ops soldiers

Shooters and field sports enthusiasts will have their first opportunity to participate in an ambitious fundraising contest later this month which will benefit the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) in providing college scholarship grants as More...

Optimist to sponsor ‘Hidden Gold Rush’ 5K race November 5

The Washington Optimist Club is sponsoring its first “Historic Washington Hidden Gold Rush 5K Fun Walk and Run” set for November 5, 2011. More...

Personalities

Erin Frost guest of honor at baby shower Sept. 25

Erin Frost, expectant mother of twin girls, was guest of honor at a Diaper and Miscellaneous Baby Shower on Sunday afternoon, September 25, at the home of Becky Blackmon. Assisting Mrs. More...

Lauree Shelton honored for 25 years of service to Ga. Baptist Assoc.

Lauree Shelton was feted at a surprise celebration in honor of her 25 years of service as ministry assistant of the Georgia Baptist Association.  Festivities were held in the Mary Callaway Burton Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church on Sunday More...

New Beginnings

Ronald Mitchell Carnes   Mr. and Mrs. Jadrien Shad Carnes of Washington announce the birth of their son, Ronald Mitchell, on Monday, October 10, at University Hospital in Augusta. Ronald weighed 8 lbs. 2 ozs. and was 20 ¾ inches long. More...