March 21, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Wilkes County Commission tends to light business in short meeting

The regular March meeting of the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners was abbreviated both by the lack of pressing business and by the absence of two members due to illness. More...

Wilkes Career Center now open for all GED preparation students

The Athens Tech Washington- Wilkes Career Center is now fully open in its new location on Lexington Avenue next to the Washington- Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department.  The new center is now open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. More...

Growing Special Ed population requires two new teachers for 2013-2014 session

In Monday’s regular March meeting, the Wilkes County Board of Education approved a request to add two Special Education teachers for a growing population, and agreed on two final furlough days for employees this spring.  More...

Toombs house to feature garden for April Tour of Homes weekend

Costumed historic re-enactors portraying the Robert Toombs family and friends will present a program at the Robert Toombs House Historic Site April 6 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. entitled “A Southern Historic Garden.”  More...

Into the woods

Hundreds of GNCC dirt bike racers battle the 11-mile woods course Sunday, part of the weekend’s “The General” GNCC at Aonia Pass. More...

In appreciation of Georgia’s school boards

Wilkes County Superintendent of Schools Dr. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Driving fast is hard work

The Washington- Wi lkes Spring Tour of Homes scheduled for April 5-6 has added three more sites to be included in this year’s tour.  More...

Opinions

Dirt bike racing families visiting W-W bring family fun, tax dollars with them

You couldn’t help but notice the crowds of dirt bike and ATV racers and their families in Washington this past week, and again next week. If you talk to them, you realize how important this is to them. More...

Book Review

The Art of Growing Old

It’s not as though we have a choice about whether we grow old or not. Marie de Hennezel wants us to consider the possibility of “aging with grace.” She is a French clinical therapist and writer. More...

Leaving Charleston makes you wish you could stay longer

CHARLESTON, S. C. Steeped in history, energized by tradition, and boasting students who matriculate at three local colleges, Charleston doesn’t have a skyline—until a cruise ship slides up to the docks and empties a boatload of tourists. More...

Obituaries

William Alexander Pope

A memorial service for William Alexander Pope, 95, was held on Friday, March 8, at All Saints Episcopal Church in Atlanta. More...

Sara Wilson Caldwell

Funeral services for Sara Wilson Caldwell, 82, of Tignall, were held Saturday, March 16, at 1:30 p.m. in New Life Baptist Church in Washington with Dr. Dewey Mallory and Rev. Arthur Key officiating. Entombment followed in Athens Memory Gardens. More...

Mary Elizabeth Dyson Hurd

Graveside services for Mary Elizabeth “Liz” Dyson Hurd, 71, of E. Robert Toombs Ave., were held Wednesday, March 20, at 3 p.m. at Resthaven Cemetery. She died Saturday, March 16, at Wills Memorial Hospital.  More...

Worship

God’s chosen path of grace teaches us the wise choice

As we walk God’s Chosen Path of Grace, God’s Holy Spirit will guide us to the wise choices that we should make.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Cherry Grove Missionary Baptist Church will hold its annual Men’s and Women’s Day program on Sunday, April 7, at 11:30 a.m.  .  More...

New voter cards going out to new city District 1 voters

More than 100 voters in the city of Washington are receiving letters in the mail this week showing new city voting locations for those getting the letters.  More...

Tignall councilman arrested for fighting in city’s Booker Park - Free Access

A Tignall City official has been arrested after allegedly getting in a fight with a juvenile. More...

Oliver! is WLTCo. Spring musical

Rehearsals are underway for the Washington Little Theater Co. production of the musical play Oliver! More...

Jareon Small busted, charged with intent to sell pot, cocaine

As a result of an ongoing investigation, the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office, Georgia State Patrol, and Washington Police worked with the Northern Piedmont Multi-Agency Narcotics Task Force to arrest a suspected Tignall drug dealer in Washington More...

Top ATV motocross racers will be here for Mtn. Dew championship at Aonia

Hundreds of the fastest fourwheeled ATV motocross riders in the world will compete in Wilkes County this weekend as the first round of the 2013 Mtn. More...

Tough Mudder needs volunteers to help with April 6-7 event

The Tough Mudder organizers need volunteers to help manage the expected crowd of thousands at the Tough Mudder Georgia extreme challenge here the weekend of April 6 and 7, and the volunteers can earn donations for their group or organization for help More...

News

DELTA students make transition from dependent to independent learning

One of the goals of the DELTA Program at WWPS and WWES is to move students from a level of dependent learning to that of independent learning. More...

Bearse, Walton noted for scholarship

Two W-WCHS seniors, Chelsea Burse and Gold Walton III, received awards at Georgia Regents University’s (GRU) African-American Scholars Recognition Program held at Georgia Regents University Max More...

Howell to preach trial sermon at Mark’s Tabernacle

Patrick Howell will preach his trial sermon at Mark’s Tabernacle Baptist Church on Easter Sunday, March 31, at 2:30 p.m. The public is invited.  More...

Letters

Letters to the Editor

Concert speaks to ‘the warmth of great people’

TO THE EDITOR:   My recent tour visit to Washington, Georgia, was such a true blessing to my Babbie Mason Ministries Team and to me that I had to let you know about it. More...

‘Embrace’ event was successful because of many

To the editor :   By all accounts the recent Babbie Mason “Embrace” celebration was a success! More...

Sports

Chris Borich, Kailub Russell are winners in GNCC weekend races at Aonia Pass

Four-time ATV champion Chris Borich returned to his old ways Saturday at the Maxxis General GNCC, making a last-lap pass on Walker Fowler to take the win at Round Two of the AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series at Aonia Pass Motocross Park in A More...

Jones hopeful to start as Bears quarterback in ’13 at Lenoir-Rhyne

Former Washington-Wilkes Tiger quarterback Teverrius Jones has made a name for himself in the NCAA Division II ranks as the up-and-coming quarterback for the Lenoir Rhyne University Bears.  More...

Turkey season starts Saturday with population est. at 335,000

Springtime is noisy! The clucking, the strutting, the yelping ... and that’s just the hunters preparing for the opening of turkey hunting season in Georgia. More...

Personalities

Caroline Pope celebrates second birthday Feb. 24

Caroline Pope, daughter of Chrissie and Pembroke Pope of Canton, celebrated her second birthday with a party at her home on Sunday, February 24.  More...

Erin Escoe guest of honor at bridal shower March 14

Erin Escoe, bride-elect of T. J. Bunch, was honored at a miscellaneous shower given by Heritage Healthcare of Wilkes on Thursday afternoon, March 14, in the dining room.  Miss Escoe serves as director of nursing at Heritage.  More...

New Beginnings

Kyleigh Noel Tiller   Katrina and Keith Tiller of Warner Robins announce the birth of their daughter, Kyleigh Noel, on Monday, March 18, at Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon.  Kyleigh weighed 6 lbs. 14 ozs. and was 20 inches long. More...