April 26, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Independence Day fireworks show won’t happen without donations

With Independence Day only eight weeks away, donations and vendors are needed now for the planned fireworks display for the county-wide Independence Day celebration in Washington.  The celebration is set for 6 p.m. More...

Tonight’s Survivor Dinner sets stage for Relay for Life on Saturday, May 5

In preparation for the upcoming 2012 Wilkes Relay for Life on Saturday, May 5, more than 100 ­Wilkes County cancer survivors and their caregivers are expected at the annual Relay for Life Survivors Dinner at 6 p.m. More...

‘Political survey’ cell phone calls turn out to be ‘free cruise’ scam

It sounds so easy – you get a call on your cell phone, and the caller says all you have to do to win a free Caribbean cruise is to answer three questions in a political poll.  The robo-calls are now coming to the cell phones of people thro More...

Fallen tree causes wreck

Georgia State Patrol Trooper Matt Baxley talks to drivers and witnesses after a three-vehicle crash Sunday night on Lincolnton Road. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Plant a row for the hungry

Washington-Wilkes Tourism Director Erin Pollock reports that there were 361 visitors who signed the book in the welcome center and tourism office during March and that so far in 2012, there have been 935 visitors. More...

Taliaferro County band plans ‘An Evening of Jazz’ May 17

The Taliaferro County School band program will present “An Evening of Jazz” on Thursday, May 17. More...

Opinions

Springtime’s sweet smell of honeysuckle is as strong as a Southern mother’s love

Since we really didn’t have a winter this year, and summer seemed to have jumped the gun before Easter, it’s not surprising that one of my favorite signs of summer’s approach is already filling the air.  More...

Book Review

Death of Kings

I t may be a little like coming in, instead of at the beginning, in the middle of a feature film. More...

Deep within my soul, there’s country music playing on the radio

SWAINSBORO – Growing up in Wrightsville my first memory of Swainsboro, 26 miles away, was a bus trip over to the Pine Tree Festival in the midfifties. More...

Worship

God’s chosen path of grace vs. man’s chosen path of sin

From Genesis through Malachi, the Old Testament is all about wrong choices and their consequences. More...

STOCK OF THE WEEK Buckeye Partners BPL/NYSE

Master Limited Partnerships have “tax quirks” and CPAs have to go to an “extra step” to account for the dividends these entities produce. More...

Local ladies enjoy Girls’ Night Out painting party on April 21

The Washington-Wilkes Country Club had another successful Girls’ Night Out painting party on Saturday, April 21.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Rayle EMC Relay for Life Team will have a fundraiser for a $200 gas card. Tickets are $1.00 each or $5.00 for six. The tickets can be purchased at Rayle EMC or from any member of the Rayle EMC Team. The drawing will be held May 3. More...

GBI investigators still investigating National Guard armory shooting

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is continuing to investigate the shooting of a National Guard soldier last Thursday morning as he opened the Washington National Guard Armory about 6 a.m., and authorities may now be questioning whether there was a More...

Mayor Barnett’s Citizens Review Panel offers email address for citizens’ ideas

The Citizens Review Panel set up by Washington Mayor Ames M. Barnett to look for more efficient ways of doing the City of Washington’s business has set up an email address to receive input from the people of Washington.  More...

Remodeled, upgraded Superior Court courtroom is now ready for next court term

The remodeling of the Superior Court courtroom in the Wilkes County courthouse is complete, bringing part of the year- long courthouse interior remodeling and expansion project to a close.  More...

Clemson law students try mock murder case

Washington attorney Jim Roberts speaks to the members of two legal teams from Clemson University Tuesday as they prepare to play roles as witnesses, prosecutors, the defense team, and the defendant i More...

Fire strikes on Metasville Road

Firefighters remove a burned stove from the Metasville Road home of Randy and Lisa Echols Sunday night after a grease fire damaged the home’s kitchen. More...

News

Local author promotes new book

Richard Kibbey, owner of Retro-cinema and Books, spoke to the Washington Kiwanis Club about the book he has written, Pat Boone – The Hollywood Years. More...

Megan and Zella

There are few things in life more powerful than the connection between man and dog, or in this case, Zella Bennett and Megan, a Yorkshire Terrier owned by Jann Jones (nee McClearen.) Zella watched Megan when Jann was out of town on her weekly trips a More...

Reception next Monday will celebrate Toastmasters Week

On Monday, April 30, the Washington Wilkes Toastmasters Club will have a reception at the Mary Willis Library in Washington in celebration of Toastmasters Week in the State of Georgia.  Since 1924, more than 4 million people around the world hav More...

Sports

Strength program at W-W is key to success of athletics

An ongoing effort to build a strong and winning athletic program in all sports for Washington- Wilkes is evident in the constant improvement of the weight room at Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School, and in the philosophy of the coaching staf More...

Tiger track athletes place at region, qualify for sectional meet this Sat.

A total of 15 Washington-Wilkes Tiger athletes finished in high placings at the Region 7A track and field championship and thereby qualified to compete in the Section Track Meet to be held this Saturday, April 28, at the University of Georgia, hosted More...

Greene’s Pro Rodeo set for this weekend at Ag Center, 8 p.m.

The 14th Annual Greene County Pro Rodeo will be held Friday and Saturday, April 27-28, at 8 p.m. at the Greene County Ag Center, located on C. Weldon Drive.  Tickets are $5 for children, ages 5-12, and $10 for anyone over the age of 12. More...

Obituaries

Minnie D. Sherrer

Funeral services for Minnie D. Sherrer, 90, of Washington were held Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Rayle, with Rev. Ben Willis officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. She died April 13, 2012.  More...

Dorothy Holland Shank

Family and friends of Dorothy Holland Shank are invited to remember her with a memorial service at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Wilkes County on Sunday, May 6, 2012, at 2:30 p.m. More...

Jenelle Poss Flynt

A celebration of the life of Jenelle Poss Flynt, 85, of Nashville, Tennessee, was held April 18, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Woodmont Baptist Church with Reverend Adam Flynt, Reverend John Flynt, and Dr. Jon Roebuck officiating.  More...

Personalities

Seniors surprised with trip to visit western universities

Five seniors from Washington- Wilkes Comprehensive High School were surprised with a trip to Los Angeles, California, during the week of spring break from the University of Georgia’s Northeast Georgia Upward Bound Program.  The mission of More...

W-WCHS teacher to spend 5 weeks teaching in India

Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School teacher Jennifer Lance has been chosen to participate in the 2012 India Summer Teacher Program.  Lance was recommended for the program by Principal Steve Echols and Marilyn Tate, science department hea More...

Middle school names top students

Washington-Wilkes Middle School Students of the Month are (front row, l-r) Lindsey Moore, Curt Gammon, Summer Taylor, (back) Calley Ryll, Morgan Scott, and Gabriel Mills. More...