June 28, 2012 RSS feed / News

Karnok will bring magic act to library's summer program

Keith Karnok, a magician and ventriloquist, will perform at the Mary Willis Library on Tuesday, July 3, at 10 a.m. He is a professor at the University of Georgia and is the author of two children’s books.  More...

Unemployment up nearly one percent for CSRA in May

The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the preliminary unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River Area rose to 10 percent in May, up eight-tenths of a percentage point from 9.2 percent in April. More...

Losers surpass 1,000 pounds, set new goal of 2,012 in 2012

On Sunday, January 29, a group of men and women at First Baptist Church began an incredible weightloss journey with an ultimate goal of losing 2,012 pounds in the year 2012.  As Rev. More...

'Safari Adventure' is theme of VBS at Carters Grove

Carters Grove Baptist Church will hold its “Safari Adventure” Vacation Bible School on Wednesday-Friday, July 11-13, from 6-8 p.m. More...

Kudzu bugs mutating to suck soybeans, so what, or who, is next on the menu?

The rampaging kudzu bug is setting one Southern state against another as entomologists and farmers struggle to decide what to do with the new invasive beetle, now that it’s reduced kudzu growth in an ever-growing fourstate area.  And they& More...

Willingham is featured speaker for ‘History in the Park’ series

The Lincoln County Historical Society will host its second annual History in the Park lecture series on Thursday, July 5, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln County Historical Park, located at 147 Lumber Street. More...

Applications available until July 21 for ’12-13 Nettles-Dillard award

Applications for the Nettles- Dillard Scholarship are now being processed for the 2012-2013 school year and will be accepted until Saturday, July 21.  The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to an individual who may have had his/her education int More...

Pole Branch VBS hosts 168 students

Pole Branch Missionary Baptist Church had another exciting and motivational VBS with a total of 168 for the four days. Prior to VBS, the children made colorful flyers advertising the upcoming event! More...

Tignall High School classes hold joint reunion on June 9

Tignall High School classes of 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948 and 1949 held a joint class reunion on Saturday, June 9, in the old school lunchroom.  More...

Lundberg News

If everybody loved hot weather like some people I know, there would have been a lot of happy folks last week. When the temperature reaches 90 degrees, I am obviously useless, but since I’m rather old, I can get away with being lazy.  More...

Blake Thompson is candidate for Wilkes County Coroner in 2012

l 58 years old and has been the EMS Director of Wilkes County  EMS for 21 years l Has served as the Deputy Coroner for 20 years (16 under Billy  More...

Athens Tech center offers adult courses four days each week

The Athens Technical College Wilkes County Adult Career Opportunity Center, located behind McDonald’s, offers GED preparation, COMPASS test preparation, and aid in job searching skills.  More...

Veteran pilot speaks to civic club

Terry Boswell, Col., USAF (Ret.) was the guest speaker for the Washington Kiwanis Club at its regular Tuesday lunch meeting last week. More...

'Smoke on the Mountain' slated for encore in July

An encore production of “Smoke on the Mountain” will be presented at the Bolton Lunceford Playhouse on Thursday-Saturday, July 26-28, at 7:30 p.m. each evening and on Sunday, July 29, at 3 p.m..  More...

15th annual parade will begin as usual at 8 a.m. on July 4th

The 15th annual Independence Day parade will be held on Wednesday, July 4, beginning at 8 a.m.  The walking parade will begin at Fort Washington Park, located behind the courthouse, and take its usual route to The Square, through town, and back More...

Summer camp at Rock Eagle Center teaches 4-H'ers many valuable skills

Seven Wilkes County 4-H’ers attended a week of summer camp at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton beginning Monday, June 18.  More...

‘Zero Tolerance’ for DUI emphasized in summer campaign

The Fourth of July usually means seeing bright lights in the sky during evening fireworks displays, but because drunk driving has also become an Independence Day tradition, many Georgians will also be seeing bright lights in their rearview mirror. More...

Bridges and Nobel complete advanced public safety course

Lieutenant Harry Noble and Senior Patrolman Felicia M. Bridges of the Washington Police Department completed a course in Advanced Traffic Law conducted by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth. More...

Tignall News

We sit and watch two young deer using our back yard as a playground. They seem to have so much fun chasing each other around with the doe standing in the edge of the woods also watching them. More...

RAYLE NEWS

Kind words often work in ways we do not see nor anticipate. Thanks to everyone who has offered encouragement to our family during Bardahl’s surgery. He impressed his doctors and returned home Friday, June 22. More...