March 20, 2008 RSS feed / News

Clearing up those gas bills

Leigh Anne Aaron, of the University of Georgia's Cooperative Extension, was the guest speaker at the Washington Kiwanis Club's meeting on Tuesday, March 18. More...

Pet of the week

This Bull Terrier-mix is a friendly, hardy, active, dog. She does not like cats and should not be in a home with small animals. She would be a good companion dog and is spayed and vaccinated. More...

Goose Pond Cottage features centuries-old heart pine

SPRING TOUR SET APRIL 4-5

Goose Pond The 2008 Washington-Wilkes Spring Tour of Homes is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 4 and 5. The annual tour is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club and the Woman's Club in partnership with the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce. More...

THE ACADEMIC CORNER

ELT targets mathematics instruction

Each day students at Washington- Wilkes Middle School participate in Extended Learning Time (ELT). This thirty-minute period of time is intended to help students with skills they need to be successful in their academic classes. More...

Esper Lee knows early detection is essential

PROFILE OF A SURVIVOR

Life was good for Esper Lee last August. Lee had been enjoying a well-deserved retirement from the Georgia and South Carolina school systems since 2003. More...

Primary Performers present PTG program

The W-WPS Primary Performers, directed by Ann Tiller, delivered an exciting program of music for the March PTG meeting on Tuesday night, March 11, for parents and teachers at the school. More...

Pet of the week

This Bull Terrier-mix is an affectionate sweet dog. She is a light brown reddish color and very good looking. She's spayed and vaccinated and needs a loving home. Call or visit the Washington- Wilkes Animal Shelter, 706-678- CATS, 358 Brown Drive. More...

'Seven Last Sayings' to be presented at Shiloh on March 21

The Seven Last Sayings of Christ will be presented on Good Friday, March 21, at 11 a.m., at the Third Shiloh Baptist Mission Center, 219 McLendon Drive. Bishop L. Dante Smith is the coordinator for the event and Rev. G.L. Avery is the narrator. More...

Board members recognized during week of appreciation

The Wilkes County School System is joining in a statewide celebration this week to salute the efforts of local school board members. The week of March 17-21, 2008, has been proclaimed School Board Appreciation Week in Georgia. More...

Harper's Personal Care residents enjoy visiting with family, friends

Doris Rhodes, Bobby Blakey, and Mr. and Mrs. Sanders Rhodes visited Mrs. Lois Flynt. .Mrs. Nancy Gunby went shopping, and went on an outing to Thomson. She also went to Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with Kathy Butler. More...

Tignall News

The North Wilkes Library is fortunate in having two computers now. One will be used with children's games. Thanks to Carol McTier and Sybil Ashmore who donated books last week. More...

RAYLE NEWS

Storms were in the news again Saturday and storms raced across Georgia with Rayle being mentioned once again on TV as in the watch and warning area. More...

Lundberg News

After such awful weather Saturday we were thankful for a beautiful day Sunday and are hoping it will be as nice for Easter this Sunday. More...

Breckyn Hudson wins Talent Showcase, will represent Washington at state level

Breckyn Hudson stole the show with her dance to "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" at the 26th Annual Kiwanis Talent Showcase held last Friday at Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School. More...

Rainy Highway 78 claims another vehicle

Just a week after woman was seriously injured in a wreck caused by standing water on, Mary Williams, 66, of Washington hit the same patch of water a week ago Friday afternoon, losing control of her 2003 Dodge pickup and crashing into a tree. More...

Promotions now airing for next Friday's visit of WJBF-TV news 'Your Hometown' Tour here

WJBF-TV News Channel 6 has begun to promote its March 28 "Your Hometown Tour" visit here with on-the-air promotional announcements starting this weekend. More...

Washington Lions Club to resume Broom Sale for Blind' next week

After an interruption spanning several years, the Washington Lions Club will resume its popular houseto house "Broom Sale for the Blind" project next week. More...

Administrator tells state of the city

Washington City Administrator Mike Eskew (left) was the guest speaker for the Washington Rotary Clubon Thursday, March 13, and he told members in attendance about various ongoing and upcoming projects in which the city is involved. More...

Free pine trees available for planting to Arbor Day Foundation members

The Arbor Day Foundation wants to celebrate the arrival of spring by helping people plant trees. Each person who joins the Arbor Day Foundation in March will receive 10 free white pine trees. More...

Baseball team keeps winning and students keep achieving

This past week, the Washington-Wilkes Middle School baseball team played three home games. On Tuesday, they played against Putnam County. They won by the score of 5-1. On Saturday, March 15, the team played Wilkinson County in a double header. More...

Senate passes 30 bills over to House

LEGISLATIVE REPORT - 24th DISTRICT

When the General Assembly finally reached Day 30 on Tuesday last week, the Senate was successful in passing more than 30 bills over to the House of Representatives. More...

Acoustic Eidolon sets one-night concert here Friday, April 11

The Washington-Wilkes Arts Foundation is again sponsoring a one-night appearance of Acoustic Eidolon in Washington-Wilkes. The program will be presented on Friday, April 11, at the Bolton Lunceford Playhouse on North Alexander Avenue at 7 p.m. More...

Briarwood Academy Chorus presents Fiddler on the Roof' March 28-29

Tickets for the Briarwood Academy Chorus production of Fiddler on the Roof, which will be presented at 8 p.m. on March 28-29 in the Briarwood gym, are now on sale in the school office. More...

Veteran actors, newcomers anchor 'Fiddler on the Roof'

Preparations continue for the Washington Little Theater Company's production of Fiddler on the Roof April 3-6 during the Spring Tour of Homes. More...

Weather warnings misunderstood, director says

Wilkes County again dodged a bullet this weekend when a storm front that caused deadly tornados across North Georgia brought only strong winds, heavy rains, and large hail here, even as tornado warnings kept citizens and authorities on their toes. More...

Lots of smiles for Dental Health Month

Dr. Bruce Holes visited with the students at the First United Methodist Pre-K in observance of Children's Dental Health Month. Dr. Holes took a video for the children to watch and several items from his dental officeto show the children. More...

Aonia News

Mr. and Mrs. Dave Peek returned home to Gouverneur, New York, Saturday after a week's visit with her parents, Jim and Karan Newsome, and her grandmother, Jenelle Newsome. More...

Baptist women enjoy 'Let Your Light Shine' night out

The Tignall Baptist Women's Ministry, with the assistance of the ladies of Mallorysville Baptist Church, presented a night out with the theme of "Let Your Light Shine." What an elegant and delicious meal prepared by Pat Bobo with the help of Billi More...

Tyrone News

The Phillips Mill Baptist Church Choir presented an Easter cantata a week early this year. More...

Tea and Learn hears Anne Myers

Anne Myers, RN, Wills Memorial Hospital nurse and diabetic support group facilitator spoke to the Wills Memorial Tea and Learn last Thursday on the subject of "Managing Your Handicaps." Volunteer coordinator Pat Niemann said, "Since an injury several More...

Wilkes Health Care residents enjoy visits with family, friends

Guests of Mrs. Gertrude Tyler were Wanda White and Donnie Echols. .Marie Smalley visited Mrs. Annie Kate Norman. .Visiting Mrs. Bernice McAvoy were Ronnie McAvoy, Gail Galbreath, and Joyce Blackburn. More...

Qualifying set at Supervisor of Elections officefor July primary and November general election

The qualifying period for the General Primary election in July has been set for the last week of April. Supervisor of Elections Judge Jim Burton said that the qualifying period will begin at 9 a.m. More...

North Wilkes fireclaims home

Ernest Clark (at left) looks on at his nearly destroyed home Monday morning on the Elberton Highway north of Tignall. More...