March 8, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Front pasture sale is Fri. night

The Wilkes County Cattlemen’s Association will hold its annual Front Pasture Replacement Sale Friday, March 9, at 7 p.m. at the Wilkes County Stockyard.  More...

Community raises $17,500 for Wills Memorial x-ray machine

The Washington-Wilkes community came out and helped the Wills Memorial Hospital Foundation and Auxiliary raise more than $17,500 at the “Big Deal Casino Night” Saturday night at the Washington- Wilkes Country Club.  More...

Wilkes Relay’s Bark for Life Sat. Mar. 24 will raise funds, interest for May 5 Relay

The Wilkes County Relay for Life is organizing a poster contest for kids and dogs in support of their upcoming Bark for Life event.  Relay’s newest fund-raising event, Bark for Life, is set for Saturday, March 24 from 10 to 1 at the McGill More...

JumpStart families learn about job-seeking

Participants (front) Shaquita Lockhart, (middle) Shalaura Dooley and Patricia Moore, and (back) Christopher Jackson hear about the proper way to look for a job from Leon Fields, Director of East Cent More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Gimme a veggie pizza, hold the veggies

Donna Edwards of Washington Wilkes has been recognized by AgGeorgia Farm Credit for 30 years of service. Donna is a member of the Washington staff. More...

Opinions

It’s up to us to do all the right things when a tornado tries to strike here

Like a lot of folks here, last week’s tornado warnings reminded me of three years ago, when untypical February weather brought a rare EF3 tornado to Wilkes County, a tornado that destroyed one home and damaged several others, tore the steeple o More...

Book Review

Catherine the Great

With a subject like Catherine, Robert Massie has no difficulty writing an interesting book. More...

You just can’t get too much coastal cooking in Savannah

SAVANNAH – Revisiting old haunts is a reminder that once you have spent time here, you are likely to agree that one can’t get too much of Savannah—its laid back living universally popular and alluring as more than 11 million visitor More...

Worship

Jesus suffers all the pains of death according to the Gospel

This passage records the suffering that Jesus endured on the day of his crucifixion. Read Mark 15:16-32.  More...

Personalities

Shepeard Center helps fulfill blood needs for 20+ hospitals

Linda Walker, Scheduling Coordinator for the Shepeard Community Blood Center, was the Washington Rotary Club’s guest speaker last week and told the club that the Center was the dream of Dr. Walter L. More...

Holder is one of the state’s best

Georgia’s top milk producers for 2011 were announced at the Georgia Dairy Conference in Savannah last month. Doug Holder, of Wilkes County, placed third in Georgia for his herd’s yearly average of 26,263 pounds. More...

Star Lab interactive planetarium helps W-WPS students learn about astronomy

Julie Holloman, enrichment lab teacher at Washington-Wilkes Primary School, is helping her second graders learn about the sun, moon, and stars by using this Star Lab, an incredibly precise, interactive and exciting planetarium. More...

Feral dog packs will require stronger control measures

With a pack of feral dogs roaming the streets of Washington at night harming small pets and livestock, authorities are being forced to start using harsher means, both non-lethal and lethal, to deal with the pack of dogs – and family pets that a More...

School SPLOST renewal wins voter support in Super Tuesday election

Wilkes County voters turned out to pass the continuation of the school construction SPLOST, and chose former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich as their Republican choice in the Presidential Preference Primary. More...

Drill, warnings make Wilkes more ready for tornado

Thanks to one drill and two real tornado warnings, the people of Wilkes County are more ready for severe weather now than ever before.  Just two days after the countywide tornado drill conducted by Wilkes County Emergency Management Agency Dire More...

Come to cross-country races at Aonia Pass this weekend

Hundreds of amateur and professional ATV and dirt bike racers will descend on Aonia Pass Motocross Park this weekend for “The General,” part of the 2012 Grand National Cross-Country Serie More...

‘If I Were Mayor, I Would...’ essay contest earns sixth graders mayor’s appreciation

Sixth graders at Washington-Wilkes Middle School got the chance to dream about what it would be like to be the top elected official of the city by participating in the “If I Were Mayor, I Would...” essay contest sponsored by the Georgia M More...

Lincoln 4-H’er Carson Goldman wins Junior Steer, Heifer Show Saturday

Lincoln County 4-H’er Carson Goldman was the big winner at Saturdays 58th Annual Washington Area Junior Steer and Heifer Show and Sale, showing the Grand Champion steer, while David Bridges of Oglethorpe County FFA showed the Reserve Champion s More...

News

Retired educators offer scholarship in essay competition

High school seniors in Lincoln and Wilkes counties may apply for a scholarship sponsored by the Lincoln-Wilkes Retired Educators Association (LWREA) by completing a 250-500-word essay on the topic, “Furthering My Education Will Make a Differenc More...

Fluency focus not just for reading

Last month’s Academic Corner focused on the importance of building reading fluency at an early age. Building automaticity with skills in Math is also essential to future success of W-WPS students. More...

Various workshops offered by MACK in McCormick, S.C.

The McCormick Art Council at the Keturah (MACK) will be offering various workshops and art classes including:  .Gary Marathon’s Painting in Oils – The eight-week course will be held February 1-March 21 every Wednesday from 9 a.m.-noo More...

Sports

Tiger diamondmen off to a slow start but record win over Jefferson Co. 6-4

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger baseball team went 1-2 last week in varsity baseball play.  On Monday the Tigers hosted to Elbert County and lost by the score of 9-1. More...

4-H S.A.F.E. BB team places ninth in preparation for district match

Wilkes County 4-H’ers placed ninth out of 21 teams in the S.A.F.E. More...

Middle school Tigers fall to Thomson but bounce back over Glascock 14-8

Washington-Wilkes Middle School baseball got underway on February 28.  The young Tigers played Thomson Tuesday, and Glascock County on Thursday.  More...

Obituaries

Nancy Cullars

Funeral services for Nancy Cullars, 101, of Washington were held Saturday, March 3, 2012, at the Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, Metasville Road, Washington, with Rev. Charles Lacey and Rev. Robert Walton officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Lois Smith Moore

Graveside services for Lois Smith Moore, 91, of Tignall were held Friday, March 2, 2012, in the Tignall Independence United Methodist Church Cemetery with Dr. Bob Nash and Rev. Clyde Davis officiating.  More...

Susie Mae Fanning Bradley

Funeral services for Susie Mae Fanning Bradley, 80, of Tignall were held Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at the Twin Oak Baptist Church, Tignall Road, Washington, with Rev. Paul A. Hull and Rev. Charlie Maddox officiating. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Washington-Wilkes Primary School will hold Kindergarten registration for five year old children on March 8-9, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at the school. More...