June 4, 2009 RSS feed / Personalities

Jasmine Shelek Huff marries Thomas Jackson III on May 15

Jasmine Shelek Huff of Rayle and Thomas Jackson III of Washington were united in marriage in the presence of family and friends in a double-ring ceremony Friday, May 15, at two o'clock in the afternoon at the Wilkes County Courthouse in Washington More...

Mr. and Mrs. Perry Morgan feted at 40th anniversary celebration

Mr. and Mrs. Perry Morgan were honored at their home on Saturday, May 23, at a surprise 40th wedding anniversary celebration. The couple's children planned and hosted the weekend's festivities. More...

New Beginnings

Emerson Riley Carter Mr. and Mrs. Casey Carter of Washington announce the birth of their daughter, Emerson Riley, on Thursday, May 21, at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. Emerson weighed 6 lbs. 8 ozs. and was 19 ½ inches long. More...

Kathie, Lydia Lamar hostesses for bridesmaids, appreciation luncheon

Kathie Lamar and her daughter and bride-elect, Lydia Lamar, were hostesses at a bridesmaids and appreciation luncheon Saturday, May 23, at the Washington Woman's Club. More...

Ashton Andrews celebrates fourth birthday May 4

Ashton Wilkes Andrews, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ashley Andrews, celebrated his fourth birthday on May 4. On his birthday Ashton was treated to a party with his classmates at the First United Methodist Pre-School. More...

Jessica Echols awarded J. Duggan Scholarship by Woman's Club

Jessica Echols was awarded the Washington Woman's Club John Duggan Scholarship at the Washington Wilkes High School Awards Banquet last week. More...

Crystal Purdy named Spring Dean's Scholar at Piedmont College

Crystal Purdy of Washington has been named a Dean's Scholar at Piedmont College after completing the recent Spring semester with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average. More...

Wills Memorial Tea and Learn to feature McDonald's program

Wills Memorial Hospital will host a Tea and Learn Tuesday, June 9, at 2:30 p.m. in the hospital cafe. More...

Fireworks donation

Eta Omicron Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi, members, Joan Geddings (left) and Mable Tucker (right) make a donation to the July 3 fireworks celebration as they present a check to Ed Pope III, Chamber of Commerce treasurer. More...

Ashley Clay graduates from Tatnall Square with many distinctions

Ashley Clay, daughter of Greg and MeLisa Baston Clay of Macon, was recently named Exchange Club Student of the Year for her academic achievements, school involvement , and service to her community. More...

Abby Clay receives honors at Tatnall Square Academy

Abby Clay, daughter of Greg and MeLisa Baston Clay of Macon, was recently honored at her high school awards ceremony with highest average awards in Physical Science Honors and World History and was named top scholar for having the highest grade poi More...

Bible Bowl sharpens knowledge for S.S. Union

The Wilkes County Sunday School Union convened May 29- 31 at Mulberry Baptist Church in the Sandtown community for its quarterly meeting. More...

Fishing Rodeo set for this Saturday at A.H. Stephens

On Saturday, June 6, A.H. Stephens State Park will be hosting its annual Kids Fishing Rodeo. Registration will held 7:30-7:55 a.m. The fishing tournament will begin at 8 a.m. and end at noon. More...

T.J. & Friends Ride Against Cancer set for Sat., June 27

The first announcement of plans for the third annual T.J. and Friends Foundation's Ride Against Cancer has named Saturday, June 27, as the date. More...

Discuss 'meaningful' health care reform

Wills Memorial Hospital CEO Marvin Goldman (left) and Washington attorney Charles LeGette presented a program on needed health care reform in the United States in which they identified a number of issues they feel need to be addresses in order for su More...

Fifth graders receive awards

Washington-Wilkes Elementary School held its annual fifth grade honors day on Wednesday, May 20. Angela McGill, instructional lead teacher, welcomed the parents and friends to the program. More...

Jeff Watson receives Juris Doctor degree at Ga. School of Law

Jeff Taylor Watson received a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Georgia School of Law during the school's commencement exercises held Saturday, May 16. More...

Dr. Coe speaks on heart attacks

Emergency room physician Dr. Stan Coe was the speaker at a Tea and Learn last Wednesday hosted by Wills Memorial Hospital in the hospital café. Dr. More...

Program of scripture, songs, drama highlights FBC graduation ceremony

The First Baptist Church Pre-K graduation ceremony was held on Wednesday, May 13, at 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary. The Sanctuary was decorated with flowers, ferns, balloons, and displays of the children's work. More...

RAYLE NEWS

Sardis Baptist Church enjoyed a great service Sunday morning. Congregational singing was led by Joyce Fry with Pam Hall at the piano. Seven-year-old Maddie Gunter played a special solo selection on the piano. More...

Tig nall News

"It's time for reunions because it's hot," says Peggy Ware. It does seem funny that people have class reunions and family reunions in the summer so they can swat flies and mosquitoes together. More...

Lundberg News

We had a good day at Clifford's Grove Baptist Church Sunday. There was a good attendance and everyone enjoyed the fellowship meal. More...

Abbie Nicole Berry to wed Bobby Joseph Pruitt Aug. 15

Donald and Kristine Berry of Rayle announce the engagement of their daughter, Abbie Nicole of Athens, to Bobby Joseph Pruitt of Gainesville, son of Michael and Teresa Ross and Bobby and Karen Pruitt, also of Gainesville. More...

Kariss Easler, Blake Winfrey guests of honor at miscellaneous shower

Engaged couple Kariss Easler and Blake Winfrey of Evans were guests of honor at a dinner and miscellaneous shower Saturday evening, May 23, at the home of Sparky and Mary Newsome on Pennington Court in Logan Woods. More...

Lydia Brooke Lamar receives degree from Georgia Southern

Lydia Brooke Lamar was awarded a Bachelor of Science in the area of Secondary Mathematics Education during commencement exercises at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro Saturday, May 9. More...

Washington Personal Mention

Steve and Eleanor Blackmon were in Columbus over the weekend of May 17 to visit Phillip and Carol Blackmon, Bradley and Leah, and to attend Bradley's graduation from Calvary Christian School and the reception following. More...

Expectant couple honored at baby shower held May 9

Brent and Ashley Silvey of Cleveland, Tenn., were honored during the Jackson family reunion at a couple's baby shower held Saturday, May 9, in the Ebenezer Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Washington. More...

Beth Morgan Lamar receives specialist degree from ASU

Beth Morgan Lamar of Grovetown graduated from Augusta State University in Augusta with a 4.0 in commencement exercises Saturday, May. 9. Mrs. Lamar was awarded her Specialist in Education degree. More...

Washington Personal Mention

Lucille Bray has returned from a recent two-week trip visiting family. More...

Ann Tiller honored at retirement breakfast at W-W Primary School

Ann Tiller was honored at a retirement breakfast at Washington- Wilkes Primary School on Tuesday morning, May 26. Mrs. Tiller is retiring after 32 years of teaching. More...

Crafts workshop set for Thursday, June 10 at Mary Willis Library

During the past few weeks, Wilkes County children and parents have been treated to magic and puppet shows at the Mary Willis Library. The fun will continue Tuesday, June 9, at 10 a.m. when Eric Litwin, a musician, will perform at the library. More...

Paige Eason receives degree from Macon State College May 8

Paige Eason of Washington- Wilkes graduated cum laude from Macon State College May 8 during the 40th annual Commencement ceremony in the Macon Coliseum. Dr. Barbara Frizzell gave the commencement address. More...

FBC Sunday school classes enjoy cookout at McAvoy home May 22

Kerry and Nancy McAvoy were hosts at a cookout and fellowship at their home on the Greensboro Road Friday evening, May 22, for members of the Adult Bible Searchers and Belle Williams Volunteer Sunday School classes of the First Baptist Church. More...

Ga. Dept. of Labor releases numbers for April unemployment

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) has reported that the unadjusted unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) was a preliminary 8.7 percent in April, down from a revised 9.4 percent in March. More...

Wilkes students named to president's, dean's lists at Georgia College

Mitchell Seymour of Washington has been named to the Georgia College & State University President's List for the 2009 Spring semester. Announcement was made by Georgia College President Dorothy Leland. More...

Young track stars compete

Young track stars compete Washington students participating in the Briarwood Academy second and third grade Mighty Bucs track meet were (front row, l-r) Carson Maloof, Maura Jackson, Shelly Smith, Savannah Echols, (back) Ford Walker, Grier Carter, Ni More...

Barnett gets 50-pound flathead

Washington's William Barnett took a little time off his home improvement business to catch this 50-pound flathead catfish in the Savannah River over Memorial Day weekend. Barnett says he used 20-pound test Stren and herring for bait. More...

Haley Ward gets Beta Sigma Phi scholarship

Dawn Pickens of Beta Sigma Phi present the Beta Sigma Phi annual scholarship to Haley Ward, a 2009 graduate of Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School. More...

ProCleaning Systems opens for business

Trevin Burriss, owner of ProCleaning Systems, LLC, cuts the ceremonial ribbon announcing the opening of his new full-service janitorial company in Washington and Wilkes County, surrounded by Wilkes Chamber of Commerce members, friends, and family. More...

Echols graduates from Mt. Vernon Presbyterian School

Clint Echols, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marty Echols of Rayle and Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Harper of Tignall, graduated from Mt. Vernon Presbyterian School in Atlanta May 19. More...

Future Tigers learn at first Blue and Gold Camp

More than 25 boys and girls 8-10 years old had fun and improved their skills at the Blue and Gold Basketball Camp last week. Camp for 11-13 year-olds begins June 8; for 14-16 June 15; and for 6-7 year-olds June 22. More...

Rotary Club presents awards at annual banquet

In addition to the Community Service Award presented to Ashley Barnett (see page 1A), other awards presented by the Washington Rotary Club at its annual dinner included (clockwise from top right): More...

Aonia News

Ebenezer Baptist Church had a great day Sunday. Dr. Dupree presented the children's sermon after which they went to the fellowship hall for children's church with Alina Kuzina and Toni Callaway. More...

Heritage residents enjoy visits with family, friends

Guests of Mrs. Maxine Coleman were Samuel Dunn, Taylor Campbell, Hattie Campbell, Maxine Woods, George and Meg Dunn, Pecola Williams, and Clarence Dunn. .Mrs. Anita Martin's visitors were Ann Tutt, Mack and Patricia Truitt, Rev. and Mrs. More...

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

Amelia Harrison took her mom, Mrs. Rebecca Gobble, out to lunch. .Jade and Ariel Brown, Nancy and Landis Faulk, and Ben Norman brought Miss Carrie Norman Brunswick stew and barbecue for lunch. More...