January 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

License tags, renewals now available at Wilkes Tax Commisioner’s office

Now that the 2011 county tax digest has been approved, new license tags are now available at the office of the Wilkes County Tax Commissioner,  More...

‘Challenging’ Wilkes courthouse expansion project making good progress

Construction of the new addition to the Wilkes County courthouse is moving along well, county officials say, but there will still be a few more months of construction inconveniences for the public.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Two fundraisers set for Villagordas

I could write a book about Mary Elizabeth (Sister) Johnson Duggan, but since I’m allowed only about 1000 words for this column I will just tell you a few things about this special person. She died last week after a valiant fight with cancer. More...

Opinions

Expert predictions from 100 years ago show folks were clueless about 2012

A hundred years is a long time, especially if you’re making predictions. More...

Book Review

The Hard Way Around

Joshua Slocum earned the title of heroic adventurer by setting forth in 1895 in a largely selfbuilt 36-foot sailboat, the Spray. More...

My father lived a hard life, but we never lacked for anything

A long flight or time spent driving to a destination, deep in an adjoining state, allows for time to reflect and reminisce. It is at those times that his image often flashes in the forefront of my consciousness.  More...

Obituaries

Mary Elizabeth Johnson Duggan

Funeral services for Mary Elizabeth Johnson Duggan, 88, of Washington were held Saturday, January 14, 2012, in the First Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Chris Townsend, Rev. Kevin Madden, and Rev. Gale Seibert officiating. More...

Barbara Christine Burton

Funeral services for Barbara Christine Burton, 84, of Tignall were held Monday, January 16, 2012, in the Tignall Baptist Church with Dr. Rick Standard and Dr. Bob Nash officiating. Interment was in the Tignall Baptist Church Cemetery. More...

William Lewis Hayes

A graveside service for William Lewis Hayes, 68, of Rayle, was held Friday, January 13, 2012, at the Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery, Crawfordville, with Rev. G.L. Avery officiating. More...

Personalities

Master gardener shares information at Iris Garden Club meeting Jan. 10

Colonel (Ret.) Terry Boswell presented a most interesting program on vegetable gardening at the meeting of the Iris Garden Club Tuesday, January 10, in the fellowship hall of First United Methodist Church.  More...

Washington Personal Mention

Shirley and Boots Gunter, accompanied by their daughter, Alicia Brown of Thomson, attended the last of the five performances by the Oconee Youth Playhouse of Legally Blonde, The Musical at the Oconee County Civic Center in Watkinsville on Sunday afte More...

Garston Townsend honored at LEGO birthday party

Garston Townsend, son of Tara and Chris Townsend, celebrated his ninth birthday on January 13 and was honored on several occasions.  On his birthday Garston enjoyed chocolate chip cookies and LEGO brick chocolates with his third grade class and More...

Commission chairman details revenue shortfalls leading to county’s tax hike

A handful of citizens attended three public hearings in order to ask questions and offer input concerning Wilkes County’s 2011 tax levy set by the Board of Commissioners at last Thursday’s regular meeting of that body. More...

Revolutionary Days aims at connecting local kids with Kettle Creek history

More than ever before, this year’s Revolutionary Days observance February 10-12 will be aimed at connecting the 1779 Battle of Kettle Creek with the hearts and minds of today’s children and families.  More...

Wilkes restaurants expected to see very heavy traffic for Tough Mudder

Prepare for the hungry horde. That’s the word from the Washington Wilkes Chamber of Commerce to local restaurants: you need to be ready for Tough Mudder Georgia. More...

News

Helping alleviate hunger in Wilkes County

Shannon Jones, a development officer for the Golden Harvest Food Bank, told the Washington Rotary Club that about 2,350 people in Wilkes County, mostly children, are struggling daily to get enough fo More...

Little Theater memberships are available for 2012 season

The Washington Little Theater Co. is accepting memberships for the 2012 season.  More...

Concert this Friday on The Square will feature singer-writer’s originals

Singer-songwriter “Sweet Erin” Thomas, daughter of Virginia Lee King of Washington, will perform her original songs at the Connely Gallery on The Square this Friday, January 20, at 7:30 p.m. More...

Sports

Lady Tigers soaring with week’s wins over Taliaferro, Glascock, Lincoln Co.

The Washington- Wilkes girls basketball team was perfect in the week’s action winning all three games while maintaining a comfortable lead in Region 7A play at 4-0. More...

Tigers win one in week’s games

The Washington-Wilkes Tigers got their second win of the season last weekend when they pounded the Glascock County Panthers 75-31 on Friday night. More...

Little League registration is ongoing at Ashley Park

Washington-Wilkes Little League (W-WLL) registration began last week in the upstairs office at Ashley Park. Those interested may register on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 5-7 p.m.; Wednesdays, 4-6 p.m.; and Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.  More...

Worship

The unbeliever versus the believer according to the Gospel of Jesus

In this passage, Jesus was in Bethany, at the home of Simon the Leper, celebrating Passover with a group of believers. Passover is a special time for Jews, commemorating deliverance from slavery in Egypt.  More...

Black History Program planned at New Ford Baptist

On Sunday, February 12, at 3 p.m., New Ford Baptist Church will conduct its annual Black History Program. The guest preacher will be Dr. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Two fundraisers for the Villagorda Family are scheduled for the next two weeks. The first is a chicken barbecue on Saturday, January 28, sponsored by friends with pickup at the Young Farmers Building on North Alexander Avenue. More...