May 21, 2009 RSS feed / News

Kiwanians hear of Chamber news

Ashley Barnett, Executive Director of the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce and Washington-Wilkes Tourism Director (left), and Alan Soto president of the Chamber of Commerce (right), told the Washington Kiwanis Club that the Chamber's tourism web More...

Raymond Fanning recognized at CDC for 40 years service

Raymond Fanning of Washington was recently recognized for outstanding achievement by Julie Gerberding, director at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) . More...

Take a free test drive Tuesday in support of W-W Tiger band

Residents of Washington-Wilkes will have the opportunity to earn money for Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School Tiger Band by test-driving a new Ford or Mercury vehicle at the school on Tuesday, May 26. More...

Two staffs prepared the news this year; Accelerated Readers get special treats

The W-WMS Tiger news staff says good-bye with this last "Tiger Corner News" article for the 2008-2009 academic year. The "Tiger Corner News" was written by two groups this year. More...

New Ford Baptist to celebrate 139th anniversary this Sunday

On Sunday, May 24, at 2 p.m., the historic New Ford Baptist Church of Wilkes County, pastored by Rev. James White, will celebrate its 139th anniversary. The public is invited. More...

W-WPRD, Toombs House to sponsor Day Camp in June

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department (WWPRD), in partnership with the Robert Toombs House State Historic Site, is sponsoring a Junior Rangers Day Camp in June Marcia Campbell, Interpretive Ranger at the Toombs House, will be the i More...

McAvoy presents program on skin cancer at Beta Sigma Phi meeting

Andie Bridges and Audra Chapman were hostesses for the Xi Delta Tau Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi, meeting at the home of Mrs. Bridges Monday, May 11. Guest speaker and cancer survivor, Tracy McAvoy, presented the program on skin cancer. More...

Abby Aaron earns nursing degree at Medical College

Abigail Amanda Aaron of Tignall received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Medical College of Georgia during its 180th commencement ceremonies held Friday, May 8, at the James Brown Arena in Augusta. More...

Celebrating four generations

The birth of Jordynn Makala Knight on May 4 extended the Armour family to four generations. Jordynn is held by great-grandmother, Winnie Armour Thompson of Washington. More...

Initiative encourages organic agriculture; apply by May 29

$1.2 million has been provided to Georgia for a new initiative to encourage more organic agriculture production, according to State Conservationist James E. Tillman of the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service. More...

Summer art classes scheduled for June, enrollment underway

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with the Washington-Wilkes Arts Foundation, will sponsor summer art classes during the month of June. The program will be held June 22-26 from 9:00 until 11:00 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. More...

She Chic Boutique is open on The Square

As friends and fellow merchants look on, Ida Jackson cuts the ribbon on "She Chic Boutique" on The Square in the Fitzpatrick Hotel. Selling women's shoes, bags, and accessories, the store opened for business Saturday morning. More...

Booker-Warthen fund-raiser to be held Sunday at 6 p.m.

The annual Reese J. Booker and Rosa Grant Warthen Memorial Fund-raising Service will be held at the Marks Tabernacle Baptist Church Sunday, May 24, at 6 p.m. Dr. More...

Dog fighting problematic in many ways

W-W Humane Shelter director Gloria Wheatley (left) told the Washington Rotary Club that the dog fighting problem in Washington is more horrible than reports have indicated and that the problems associated with it go beyond the immediate areas of figh More...

Stephens Institute homecoming set Saturday beginning at 12:30

The 2009 homecoming of the Alexander Stephens Institute will be held at the old gymnasium on Saturday, May 23, beginning at 12:30 p.m. with registration. Those attending are asked to register to ensure that records are up to date. More...

W-WCHS 11th graders top state average in Georgia high school graduation tests

Students at Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School have scored higher than the regional and state averages on their first try at the Georgia High School Graduation Test. "We're extremely proud," Principal Steve Echols said. More...

Second grade poets to be honored

Students in Carol Souther's second grade class entered poems in a poetry contest for publication in the Creative Communications Spring 2009 Book of Poetry anthology. More...

Slave potter Dave author Leonard Todd visits

Author Leonard Todd (right), author of Carolina Clay: The Life and Legend of the Slave Potter Dave looks at the Washington Historical Museum's collection of slave pottery with Stephanie Macchia and Lillie Crowe (left) Thursday. More...

Woman's Club helps with fireworks

1232-08 ABC PS C Ad 6x4 2/26/09 Represe nting the Washingt on Woman's Club, Amy Johnston (center) presents a donation to Ed Pope III to be used as part of the funding for the 2009 Independence Day fireworks celebration. More...

Pet of the week

This female Beagle needs a loving home. She is a sweet mature dog, and would be a good family pet. She needs to be on weight control otherwise she is in good health. You are not doing your dog a favor by over-feeding him/her. More...

Students attend summit to get High on Lovin' Livin' Achievin'

Sixteen young Wilkes County students attended the H.O.L.L.A. (High on Lovin' Livin' Achievin') Youth Summit in Macon through the efforts and coordination of WWCHS and W-WMS graduation coach Dorothy Jordan and Michelle White. More...

Long Creek Watershed information meeting set for tonight at 6:30

An informational meeting concerning the Long Creek Watershed Project is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. tonight, May 21, at the Oglethorpe County Cooperative Extension Building in Crawford. More...

Faith in Action named Volunteer Organization of the Year by Area Agency on Aging May 13

Washington Area Faith In Action (WAFIA) received the CSRA Area Agency on Aging Volunteer Organization of the Year Award at the agency's annual awards and recog- nition program Wednesday, May 13. More...

Woman's Club now taking applications for scholarship

The Washington Woman's Club is accepting applications for the Nettles-Dillard Scholarship. This $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually and is provided primarily for adults who want to upgrade their skills and education. More...

Washington-Wilkes High School Class of 1964 gathers for informal 45th reunion and barbecue on May 16

The Washington-Wilkes High School Class of l964 met Saturday evening, May 16, at the VFW for an informal gathering and barbecue. More...

'Bright from the Start' food program to begin next month

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department (WWPRD) in cooperation with the Wilkes County Community Partnership will sponsor the Bright from the Start - DECAL Summer Food Service Program. More...

Crystal Leigh Purdy receives B.A. in Early Childhood Ed.

Crystal Leigh Purdy graduated magna cum laude from Piedmont College of Athens with a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education degree. Commencement exercises were held Saturday, May 9, at the Piedmont College in Demorest campus. More...

Fountain Campground annual event to begin June 6

Fountain Campground will kick off its annual Campmeeting on Saturday, June 6. The week will begin with a barbecue chicken supper and Gospel Sing. Supper will be served from 5-6:30 p.m. for $7 a person. More...

Grant allows for art instruction

Thanks to a generous grant from The Washington-Wilkes Arts Foundation, a Visiting Artist Program allowed every student at Washington-Wilkes Primary School to benefit from art instruction by local artist Janice McAvoy during April and May. More...

Boot Rack cuts ribbon on new store

Manager Morgan Echols, surrounded by family, friends, employees, and Chamber of Commerce members, cuts a grand opening ribbon at the new Boot Rack. More...

Washington Antiques holds ribbon cutting

Washington Antiques owners Chuck and Connie Zello cut the ceremonial ribbon celebrating their new antiques store on West Robert Toombs Avenue, which opened earlier this year. "We're really excited to open this store," said Chuck. More...

Debra Guin graduates from Ga. Banking School May 8

Debra Guin with Farmers and Merchants Bank in Washington has graduated from the Georgia Banking School. The graduation ceremony took place May 8 at the Center for Continuing Education at the University of Georgia. More...

Lions Club to cook chicken barbecue again on May 30

In response to popular demand, the Washington Lions Club has announced its latest chicken barbecue scheduled Saturday morning, May 30. More...

Farm Safety Camp set for May 28 at McGill-Woodruff Ag Center

The Wilkes/Lincoln Farm Safety Committee has announced that the annual Farm Safety Camp will be held on Thursday, May 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the McGill- Woodruff Agricultural Center in Washington. More...

Public to get first view of new schools in Sunday's open house event 4-6 p.m.

With Washington-Wilkes' new high school and middle school complex "99 percent complete," the public will be getting its first views this week with an open house Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. More...

Battle of Stones River to be topic of Civil War meeting

Dan Brown will present "The Battle of Stones River" to the Washington Civil War Round Table on Monday Evening, May 25, at 6 p.m., at The Jockey Club restaurant on The Square Claibourne Darden, Round Table President, said that Brown will present a More...

Vintage autos turn back the clock

Visitors Dennis and Kathleen White, and C.J. and Janice Morris of Roswell were part of a visit Saturday by some 90 pre-1935 automobiles that filled The Square and seemed to turn back time for a little while. More...