August 4, 2005 RSS feed / News

Informative program presented

Kiwanian Bill Steed (left) and former Lt. Governor Bob Simmons, along with current Washington Kiwanis Club President Mark Waters, presented a program of information and instruction on the club More...

Middle schoolers get sneak peek at school before new year begins

Being promoted to the sixth grade signals a move to WashingtonWilkes Middle School and several rising sixth grade students visited W-WMS last week to find their way around the campus before the corridors are filled with enthusiastic middle scho More...

First day jitters for students, parents can be turned into a ‘love of learning’

The new clothes are bought. Bright, white sneakers are out of the box. A whole new stash of crayons, markers and folders are dutifully labeled. Everyone is ready for the first day of school. Or are they? More...

Back-to-school prayer walk set next Wednesday

For the seventh consecutive year, the Washington-Wilkes community is invited to participate in a backto school Prayer Walk for local public and private schools. The event is being called More...

Don’t ignore bullying at school; you can stop it

If your child is being bullied, you can do some things to help stop it. More...

Washington gets a little more ‘Southern Elegance’

Owner Jeannie Davis Blair cuts the ribbon Friday, announcing the grand opening of Washington More...

GLSP representative will visit to assist with legal questions

A representative of the Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP) staff will be in Wilkes County on Tuesday, August 2, to meet with senior citizens wanting free legal help, on a first-come, first-served basis. More...

Fountain Campground to host gospel sing and dinner August 13 at 6

There will be a covered dish dinner and gospel sing under the tabernacle at historic Fountain Campground on Saturday, August 13. The dinner will begin at 6 p.m. More...

Boys and their bikes

Whether it More...

New benefactors plan to continue the work of Rotary

These citizens of Wilkes County and the world have made The Rotary Foundation a beneficiary in their estate plans to continue the Foundation More...

School food workers learn how to prevent obesity

Super-size isn More...

July arrests made; DUI is frequent charge

Driving under the influence was the recurring theme for July More...

Harper will present service of sacred organ music Sun.

Monica Harper, a graduate student in organ at Baylor University, Waco, Texas, will present a worship service of sacred organ music at the First Baptist Church, Washington, on Sunday evening, August 7, at 7 p.m. More...

Next blood drive set for August 18 at Pope Center

The Washington-Wilkes Community Blood Drive will be held on Thursday, August 18, from 2 to p.m., at the Edward B. Pope Community Center on Lexington Avenue. More...

Lions plan barbecue this weekend, tickets available now, at door

The Lions Club will have chicken barbecue available to the public on Saturday, August 6. More...

The latest in Victorian fashion now at the Museum

Museum curator Stephanie Macchia has unveiled More...

Low-income residents can get GLSP help for civil legal problems

Low-income people in Wilkes, Lincoln, and Taliaferro counties can receive free legal aid from the Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP) for civil (noncriminal) legal problems. More...

RAYLE NEWS

What a wonderfully hot week! I just shut my doors and stayed inside where it was nice and cool. Then on Friday it was a relief when the cool front came through. Tuesday, Mrs. Martha Wells of Washington and I went to Wendy More...

Rayle Ramble set Oct. 22; next meeting to be Aug. 11

When the planning committee of the Rayle Ramble 2005 met at the Rayle City Hall Thursday night, everybody had their sights on October 22 with hopes of making that Saturday a fun-filled one for all. More...

Dial-A-Prayer weekly speakers announced

The Dial-A-Prayer Ministry is sponsored in the Wilkes County area by the Beaverdam Baptist Church, Rayle, with a different speaker to be heard each day. More...

Anderson named summer dean’s list

Michelle Anderson of Tignall has been named to the Georgia Southern University dean More...

Mulkey will lead revival services at Phillips Mill

Rev. Donald L. Mulkey of Canton, Georgia, will be leading revival services at Phillips Mill Baptist Church beginning Sunday, August 14. More...

Watermelon Festival set for August 13th at Tom Watson home

Sometime near the turn of the 20th century, a farmer in Florida developed a thick-rind watermelon that was fabulous for shipping all over the country. It also grew to a fairly hefty size. More...

Pet of the week

This big puppy is six months old and appears to be a Weimaranermix. More...

W-WPS orientation begins at 2 today; ‘many opportunities’ planned for year

Washington-Wilkes Primary School will open its doors to approximately 540 students on Friday, August 5. More...

Tim Robson will deliver message at Victory Baptist’s homecoming

Victory Baptist Church of Washington will have homecoming on August 14 and will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the founding of the church. More...

OCSE collects over $5.6 million

The Toombs Judicial Circuit Child Support Enforcement Office (OCSE) collected more than $5,637,000 in child support collections last year. In Georgia as a whole, OCSE collected $590 million, a six percent increase over last year. More...

Women’s Bible study slated at First Baptist 11 weeks starting Wed.

The First Baptist Church of Washington will be conducting a special in-depth Bible study for women during the next 11 weeks. More...

Falcons women support Red Cross blood drive

To help save lives, the American Red Cross Southern Region is hosting a blood drive in partnership with the Atlanta Falcons More...

Outreach service set for August 20 by ‘The Word’

The Word Bible Study Class will have an outreach tent service on Saturday, August 20, 11 a.m., at 415 Lexington Avenue (the vacant lot across from Jackson Street). More...

Taliaferro’s 19th Labor Day Fair set September 5

Taliaferro County will be having its 19th annual Labor Day Fair on Monday, September 5. More...

Doughty and Evans on dean’s list at Piedmont College

Monique Doughty and Kiki Evans of Washington-Wilkes have been named to the dean More...

Cool the summer Dog Days with a visit to Hickory Hill

Do the dog days of summer have you looking for a cool spot to take the family for some fun out of the sun? Try a visit to Hickory Hill, the historic home of Thomas E. Watson in neighboring Thomson. More...

Parents, schools can combat head lice with natural methods

Even Paul Guillebeau scratches his head when talking about head lice. The tiny creatures are his focus, especially when it comes to reducing students More...

365 students expected at W-WES for first day of school this Friday

The hallways of WashingtonWilkes Elementary School are empty and quiet today, but tomorrow things at W-WES will look and sound quite different as approximately 365 PreK, fourth and fifth grade students return for the first day of the 2005-2 More...

OK, everybody out of the pool

A flock of 15 ducklings has taken up residence in the Paul Bennetts More...

County Line Baptist plans homecoming for 11 a.m. August 7

County Line Baptist Church on the Philomath Road in the RaylePhilomath area will have homecoming on Sunday, August 7, at 11 a.m. The service will be followed by dinner on the grounds. More...

Duggal discusses Alzheimer’s during lunch program at WMH

Wills Memorial Hospital hosted a Lunch and Learn on Tuesday, August 2, at noon in the hospital library. More...

GSP investigates July traffic mishaps, issues 133 tickets

State Troopers from the Washington Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated 11 traffic crashes during the month of July in Wilkes County. More...

Lundberg News

By SAMILLE SHERRER Please call 678-7363 We had a good attendance at Clifford More...

NO EASING UP

Former Platters singer has

(Reprinted with permission from The Press-Enterprise, More...

Sardis holds homecoming service on Sunday, July 31

Sardis Baptist Church held homecoming Sunday with Rev. John Mark Carpenter, pastor of the church, bringing the inspiring message. More...

Beware of foodborne illness during hot weather

The temperature seems to climb higher every day of late, and that means it is time to think about how to stay safe and healthy on your warm weather outings. More...

State bird quilt will be treasure for winner in Nov. 5 drawing

The Tignall Homemakers Club has a long history of producing beautiful heirloom quilts, crocheted bedspreads, and tablecloths, as well as many other craft items. Many of these are More...

Tyrone News

Mrs. Nellie Hammock Cosby, 90, of Phillips Mill Baptist Church passed away Thursday afternoon. She was the wife of the late Charlie Cosby. A large number of relatives and friends attended graveside ser More...