2006-08-17 / Don't Forget

Reeves Chapel Baptist Church will have homecoming Sunday, August 20, 11:45 a.m. Revival services will be held August 21-25 7:30 p.m., with Rev. Bryant of the Martin Chapel Baptist Church of Athens as the speaker. Regular services are held on the first and third Sundays of each month.

Pompey's Chapel Baptist Church will have homecoming Sunday, August 27, 11:30 a.m. Dinner will be served.

The Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will sponsor a uniform and shoe sale in the main lobby of the hospital on August 18, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

New Saints CME Church, 515 Baltimore Road, Washington, will have this month's SNAP meeting Saturday, August 19, 10 a.m.

Samaria Temple COGIC will celebrate its seventh anniversary Sunday, August 20, 3 p.m. The speaker will be Elder Mark Walden of Old Time Way COGIC.

The 86th annual Walker family reunion for the descendants of Daniel Lumpkin Walker will be held at Fishing Creek Baptist Church Sunday, August 20, at 1 p.m. All connected families are invited to bring their favorite covered dishes, old photos, and documents for a fun-filled afternoon. For more information contact Linda W. Anthony, 706-678-7616.

Heard's Chapel Baptist Church will celebrate the pastor's anniversary Sunday, September 3, 12:00 p.m.

Bethlehem Baptist Church will have homecoming Sunday, August 20, 11:45 a.m. Revival services will begin Monday, August 21, and continue at 7:30 p.m. each evening through Friday, August 25. Rev. Gregory Elliston will be the guest minister.

Rock United Methodist Church will have homecoming August 20, 11 a.m., with District Superintendent Rev. Gary Dean as the speaker. Covered dish dinner will follow the service.

Transforming Life Ministries will celebrate its 13th anniversary and the birthday and pastoral


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OneGeorgia Bridge Program was approved by the commissioners as part of the Clarke's Hill Partnership, a five-county group principally organized by State Senator Jim Whitehead to focus on economic development in the area.

OneGeorgia places its emphasis on economic development and one of its primary focuses is to assure that every county in the state has access to broadband services.

An increase in garbage collection rates for the county's green boxes was approved as proposed at the July meeting. "We are just trying to cover our costs and with the rising cost of gas and the rising cost of disposal, we need an increase," Moore said. He also pointed out that there had not been an increase since 1994.

Tyler reported that $60,636.43 was received in local option sales tax for the month of June and that $92,583.72 in special purpose local option sales tax was received for the same period.

Representing the Wilkes County EMS, Tina Bailey reported that the chassis for the new truck had arrived and should be ready in the near future. She also said that the EMS had been "quite busy" with calls and that there will be an EMT class beginning in September "if there's enough interest."

Tourism Director Ashley Turner introduced herself to the commissioners and reported on her activities and plans. She said that the annual Mule Day is being advertised in Navigator magazine and that she will be attending the "Celebrate Rural Georgia" seminar later this month. She also said she has funding in place and will immediately begin work on a new brochure for Washington and Wilkes County.

In a letter to the commissioners, the Planning Commission requested that the county's Land Use Ordinance be amended to require action or approval of the Planning Commission if property is subdivided into lots of less than five acres. No action was taken pending further study.

The next regular meeting of the commissioners will be on Thursday, September 14, at 7 p.m. celebration of founder and convener, Amethyst D. Wynn, on September 3, 4:30 p.m., at the Third Shiloh Center, 219 McLendon Drive, Washington. The guest speaker will be Bishop Jonathan Greer II and his congregation from the Cathedral of Divine Love Church in Atlanta will be the guest church and choir along with the Springfield Community Choir, Washington. Dinner will be served and the public is invited.

The Word Bible Study Class will have its tenth annual Outreach Tent Service on Saturday, August 26, at 415 Lexington Avenue, beginning at 11 a.m. The theme will be "How Much Time Are You Spending With Jesus?" All preachers and evangelists are asked to give a 5, 10, or 15 minute mini-sermon. All churches and choirs are invited to participate. Call 706-678-7636 for more information.

Black Rock AME Church will have revival services August 16- 18 at 7:30 p.m. Rev. Reginald Hunter of New Springhill Baptist Church will preach on Wednesday; Rev. Joe Glaze of Pole Branch Baptist Church, on Thursday; and Rev. Juanita Wilkinson Gearins on Friday.

The Athens Area Albany State Alumni Chapter will meet the third Sunday in each month at 5 p.m. at Hill Chapel Baptist Church, Athens. For further information, call Robin Booker at 678-4219.

White Rock Missionary Baptist Church, Rayle, will have its annual five-night revival beginning Monday evening, August 14, at 7 p.m. (30 minutes earlier than in the past.) Rev. Willie Norwood, pastor of the Paine Baptist church, Mesena, will be the guest evangelist. Rev. G.L. Avery is White Rock pastor.

The Wilkes County Board of Registrars will meet Thursday, August 17, 10 a.m., in Room 323, Wilkes County Courthouse.

Hilliard Station Baptist Church will have homecoming Sunday, August 20, 11:45 a.m.. The pastor, Dwight Foster, will deliver the message.

Twin Oak Baptist church will have homecoming Sunday, August 27, 11:45 a.m. Dinner will be served.

The quarterly Washington- Wilkes Community Blood Drive sponsored by the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will be held Thursday, August 17, 2-7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Washington.

Gibson Grove Baptist Church, Thomson Road, Washington, will celebrate the fifth anniversary of the pastor, Rev. Joseph B. Williams, on Sunday, September 3, at 11:30 a.m. Pastor L.V. Turman and Faith Christian Center Church will be in charge of the service.

The Class of 1968 will meet August 19, 5 p.m., at 110 Buster St., home of Wilhelmina Melonson.

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