June 14, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Citizens Review Panel has money-saving suggestions for council’s consideration

Prior to Monday night’s Washington City Council meeting, the Citizens Review Panel was able to report to the council before its regular work session. Discussion of the report was notably absent in the regular meeting of the council.  More...

Friday night’s Street Dance to fill The Square with music, dancing

Downtown merchants will hold a street dance on The Square this Friday night to raise funds for Washington Wilkes’ big annual fireworks display.  More...

Dentist donates for downtown

Presenting Tourism Director Erin Pollock with a donation for Independence Day fireworks from Dr. Bruce Holes’ office are (left) Sabrina Bennett, (Pollock), Angie Thornton, and Donna Osborne. More...

New voter registration cards will show everybody where to vote

Very soon now, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp will send each registered Wilkes County voter a new precinct card in the mail, Wilkes County Voter Registrar Gladys Reese said, reflecting the recent redistricting for county and state elections. More...

Nursing home holds successful fire drill and evacuation

Heritage Health Care and the Washington Fire Department held a short-notice fire drill and evacuation of the assisted living facility last Thursday, and the home passed with flying colors. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

How now blind cow?

Wilkes County has a new veterinarian. She is Dr. Sarah Graham, and she is associated with Dr. Les Sales at Wilkes County Veterinary Services on the Lexington Road.  More...

Opinions

Book Review

Willie Mays: The Life, the Legend

Willie Mays, one of baseball’s great figures, is a private person. He disliked interviews and making speeches. What he liked was playing baseball. More...

Lake Lanier is home to transplanted fisherman Henry Cowen

GAINESVILLE – On Highway 53, the road to Dawsonville, only a half dozen miles north of the chicken capital of the world is a place called Harbour Point. More...

Political Cartoon

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Sports

Former Lady Tigers will continue to play basketball

Sanquela Gresham and Tynisha Walton (seated, l-r), former standouts for the Washington-Wilkes Tigers girls basketball team, have signed to continue their basketball careers as they continue their edu More...

Corporate sponsorship drive will fund training equipment

Washington-Wilkes Tiger athletics and the Tiger Club have kicked off a month-long campaign to jump start and benefit all W-WCHS athletes for the coming 2012-2013 school year and many years beyond.   More...

Fishing rodeo set for seniors June 16 at Stephens Park

A.H. Stephens State Park will host its annual Senior Fishing Rodeo on Saturday, June 16. Registration will take place from 7:30-7:55 a.m. at the park office. The tournament will take place from 8 a.m.-noon. More...

Worship

God’s sixth call to walk His chosen path of grace

“Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judæa in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusa- lem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? More...

Can ‘grief dreams’ be helpful when dealing with the loss of a loved one?

Part III   As I talked about the past two weeks, dreaming may be a part, if not an important part, of your grief journey. Research shows that 60 percent of women and 40 percent of men dream about a loved one who has died.  More...

First Baptist to host ‘free store’ for July 13 in fellowship hall

The First Baptist Church of Washington will host a free store for the community on Friday, July 13, from 4-8 p.m. and on Saturday, July 14, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. in the fellowship hall. A small hotdog lunch will be provided at no cost on Saturday.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Springfield Baptist Church will have Vacation Bible School on Monday-Friday, June 11-15, from 6-8 p.m. each evening. More...

City cuts electric bill late fees, kills seniors’ reconnection fees - Free Access

During their regular June meeting Monday night, Washington city leaders lowered the late fees on city utility bills across the board, eliminated electric reconnect fees for citizens over 65, and raised reconnect fees for everyone else. More...

Drama Campers learn upstage, downstage, stage right and left

Under the guidance of April Shelton, senior campers at the Washington expertise. More...

Smaller dirt bike and ATV race series fills Aonia Pass Motocross with families

It was one of the smaller family racing events at Aonia Pass Motocross Park, but some 250 dirt bike and ATV racers competed Sunday in the Southern Offroad Championship Series in a light rain that made the cross-country races even harder.  More...

Murder investigation continues, will yield answers in two deaths

Investigators have made no final conclusions yet in the May 24 murder of a local physician’s assistant, but authorities say the investigation will continue until all loose ends are tied up.  More...

Rep. Broun gets award from ACU for support of conservative ideals

The American Conservative Union (ACU) recently presented its Conservative Award to U.S. Congressman Paul Broun, M.D. of Georgia’s tenth district.  More...

Small business consultations to be available through W-W Chamber

If you own a small businesses, or if you want to start a small business but don’t know enough, you may benefit from a series of upcoming Small Business Development Center consultations being offered by the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce. More...

News

Black Sheep’s flight jacket shown

Rotarian Michael O. Horgan, a former Marine himself, proudly shows off his father’s Marine Corp flight jacket and scarf More...

LWREA presents Amethyst Wynn with Outstanding Educator Award

Amethyst D. Wynn, Executive Director for Family Connection and Communities in Schools (CIS) of Wilkes County, received the GREA Outstanding Educator Award presented by the Lincoln-Wilkes Retired Educators Association (LWREA).  More...

Library’s fine for overdue books will double to 20¢ per day July 1

Borrowers who fail to return public library books in a timely manner can soon expect to pay more for their tardiness.  At its annual meeting in May, the PINES Executive Committee voted to increase the overdue fee for books from 10 cents per day More...

Letters

To the Editor

Unopposed bid appreciated

TO THE EDITOR:   During the recent candidate qualifying period for the 2012 election season, I was honored to qualify without opposition for re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives from the new 120th district, which includes Greene, More...

To the Editor

Little town has a big heart

TO THE EDITOR:   Only in Washington-Wilkes will you find people willing to give from their hearts and pocketbooks for a 10-year-old child in the manner that was present on C.J.’s benefit. More...

Obituaries

Mary Wylie Rusher

Funeral services for Mary Wylie Rusher, 90, of Washington, were held on Tuesday, June 12, at 11 a.m. at New Saints C.M.E. Church with Rev. Charles E. Henderson officiating. More...

Aaron Cofer

Memorial services for Aaron Cofer, 84, of Washington, were held on Saturday, June 9, at 11 a.m. at the Davenport-McLendon Memorial Chapel in Washington. A repast was held at UpScale Community Center. More...

Carolyn L. Cullars-Dalton

Funeral services for Carolyn L. Cullars-Dalton, 67, of Columbia, South Carolina, were held on Wednesday, June 6, at 2 p.m. at Rocky Mount Baptist Church of Washington with Rev. Roy D. Andrews officiating. More...

Personalities

Courtney Erin Woods receives medical degree May 17 in Long Island

Courtney Erin Woods graduated from The Stony Brook University School of Medicine in Long Island, N. Y., on Thursday, May 17.  Dr. Woods received her Doctorate of Medicine degree and was hooded by her mentor, Dr. Al Jordan. More...

Christina Lynne Bryan to marry Randall David Ogletree August 18

Laverne Hendley of Crawfordville announces the engagement of her daughter, Christina Lynne Bryan, of Washington, to Randall David Ogletree, son of Frances and David Ogletree, also of Washington.  More...

Jessica Danielle Fant marries Robert Tyler Blount on May 12

Jessica Danielle Fant of Washington and Robert Tyler Blount of Lincolnton exchanged wedding vows in an impressive ceremony Saturday, May 12, at six o’clock in the evening at St. Paul Methodist Church in Lincolnton. Rev. More...