February 28, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Elementary school will get a new roof; middle school weight room proposed

In its regular February meeting Monday night, the Wilkes County Board of Education voted to move forward on replacing the leaky roof on the elementary school and heard a proposal to add a weight training facility for middle school athletes to the exi More...

Wilkes Sports Hall of Fame to induct 13 new members Saturday

This Saturday evening March 2nd, the Wilkes County Sports Hall of Fame will celebrate the induction of thirteen new members. With these honorees, the total membership in the Hall now extends to 48. More...

Task force arrests of suspected dealers lead latest round up of Wilkes activity

After long-term undercover investigations, the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office and the Northern Piedmont Multi-Agency Narcotics Task Force have made two arrests of suspected crack cocaine dealers in Wilkes County.  More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Check for electrifying ladybugs

I ’m sure by now that readers of this column know that I like weather. This winter has certainly been a strange one – and it’s not over yet. More...

Opinions

Forget the sad memories of February and look back on fun birthday parties

February, over the years, has taken on a sad connotation with me, with memories of my dad, Charles Clayton Burke, and my older brother, Charles Jr., who both died on Valentine’s Day, years apart.  More...

Book Review

Waiting for Sunrise

A ward-winning novelist William Boyd has this time written a novel that is part historical, part espionage-suspense. In 1913 young actor Lysander Rief is in Vienna seeking help from a psychiatrist for a sexual problem. More...

Georgia fans Jim and Anne Minter enjoy life on St. Simons

ST. SIMONS ISLAND – Time spent with friends is the best of times.  More...

Obituaries

Richard Hansel Phillips

Funeral services for Richard Hansel Phillips, 69, of Thomson Rd. were held on Friday, February 22, at 2 p.m. at Beggs Funeral Home, Lincolnton. Interment followed at Double Branches Baptist Church Cemetery. More...

Jeannie Wickersham Kromer

A memorial service for Jeannie Wickersham Kromer, 66, was held February 18, at 3 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the First United Methodist Church of Washington with Rev. Thomas Hall presiding. She died Saturday, February 16.   More...

William Robert Randall

Memorial services for William Robert (Bobby) Randall, 83, were held at Memphis Funeral Home in Memphis, Tennessee, on Thursday, February 14, at 2 p.m. with his son-in-law Dr. Phil Wilkes and Dr. Richard Hipps officiating. More...

Personalities

Ladies from area churches prepare for Babbie Mason concert scheduled for Saturday, March 9 at Pope Center

Practices have begun and will continue for the mass choir that will sing several numbers with Babbie Mason at the Babbie Mason Concert to be held Saturday, March 9, at The Pope Center in Washington.   More...

Erin Elizabeth Escoe to marry William Thomas Bunch Jr. May 4

Joyce and Danny Sniff of Arnoldsville and Charles Escoe of Athens announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Elizabeth Escoe, to William Thomas Bunch, Jr., son of Jenna and Thomas Bunch of Danburg.  More...

Kettle Creek Chapter NSDAR makes $1500 donation to KC Battleground Association

The Kettle Creek Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, presented a generous donation of $1500 to the Kettle Creek Battleground Association at the Revolutionary War Days Banquet held Friday, February 8, at The Pope Center.&nb More...

The new Miss Wilkes County is Deaundra Blackmon

As a packed house looked on Saturday night, 17-year-old high school senior Deaundra Blackmon of Washington was chosen from 63 contestants as Miss Wilkes County for 2013.   More...

Lyndon Amis is chosen new Chamber executive director

The new executive director of the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce is a Wilkes County native with experience in manufacturing, retail, and property management, but may be best known in the community as a martial arts teacher.  More...

59th Area Steer & Heifer Show set this Saturday at Ag Center

Six Wilkes County students will be competing Saturday in the 59th Annual Washington Area Junior Steer and Heifer Show, along with more than two dozen other students from Lincoln, Oglethorpe, Elbert, and Madison counties, at the Mc- Gill-Woodruff Agri More...

Aonia Pass set for lots of spring action

In April, the return of Tough Mudder Georgia will bring thousands of extreme athletes to Aonia Pass and Washington-Wilkes. More...

News

Fourth, fifth graders are top spellers

Grade level spelling bees were held at W-WES and W-WMS to determine winners for the county-wide spelling bee. More...

Book fair at W-W schools will help with acquisition of books

Students from Washington-Wilkes Middle and High Schools will host a special book fair from Scholastic Monday, March 4, through Friday, March 8. More...

Rotary Club’s Valentine push for funds will provide 480+ polio immunizations

In a two-week effort spearheaded by Tena Blakey beginning on Valentine’s Day, the Washington Rotary Club has focused its attention on Rotary International’s Global Polio Eradication Initiative and raised funds to provide more than 480 imm More...

Letters

Many thanks due for helping Rayle neighbors

TO THE EDITOR:   I would like to thank all the churches, businesses, and people that helped our neighbors in Rayle during their time of need for water. More...

Sports

Meyers finishes second in state; W-W wrestlers post 25-14 record

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger wrestling team finished its season last weekend with two wrestlers competing in the state championship held in Macon.  Senior A.J. More...

Youth quail hunt set for March 9 at Rolling Rock

The fifth annual John Harvey Edwards/ Frank Beckum Guided Youth Quail Hunt, sponsored by the Rolling Rock Shooting Preserve and the Fishing Creek Chapter of Wildlife Action, will be held Saturday, March 9, beginning at 9 a.m. More...

2013 Washington-Wilkes Tigers Boys and Girls Soccer Schedule

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Worship

Our response after our walk on God’s chosen path of grace

When the seventy disciples returned after their first missionary journey, they were bursting with the joy of having witnessed God’s power at work. They couldn’t wait to tell Jesus about their experiences. More...

Fields is featured speaker for Family and Friends Day

On Sunday, March 10, at 2:30 p.m., historic New Ford Baptist Church of Danburg, under the leadership of Rev. James White, will celebrate its annual Family and Friends Day. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

An Asian New Year party will be held Thursday, March 7, at 4:30 p.m. at the Lincoln County Library. There will be eating with chop sticks, crafts, writing Asian letters, Asian culture, and lots of fun. More...