September 29, 2011 RSS feed / News

Advance tickets now on sale

The popular annual Rotary Pancake Supper will be held on Friday, October 14, at the Washington-Wilkes Elementary School cafeteria beginning at 5 p.m. and tickets are now available. More...

County-wide music concert will feature all male voices

A county-wide male concert musical will be held on The Square in downtown Washington Saturday, October 15, beginning at 6 p.m.  Churches in Wilkes County and other counties that have male choruses or groups, quartets, or soloists are invited to More...

“Family Centered Care” an important focus for Dr. Johnston

Dr. Lester Johnston is board certified in internal medicine and pediatrics and cares for patients of all ages. Dr. Johnston and his family moved to Washington in 2005 and became actively involved in our community. More...

Optimists to sponsor first 5K ‘Fun Walk and Run’ on Nov. 5

The Washington Optimist Club is sponsoring its first “Historic Washington Hidden Gold Rush 5K Fun Walk and Run” set for November 5, 2011. More...

Governor makes official visit

Rotary District 6910 Governor Bill St. Clair (center) paid his official visit to the Washington Rotary Club at its regular Thursday lunch meeting last week. More...

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Learning about big machinery

The kindergarteners at Washington-Wilkes Primary school had some special guests visit on Friday. More...

Tourism Traffic Report – Aug./Sept. 2011

On August 10, I attended the first session of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development for Region 7 in Wrens. Some topics we discussed were leadership vs. power, economic growth vs. economic development, teamwork, and trust.  More...

Proper planting for woody ornamentals

Fall is approaching and it is an ideal time to plant woody ornamentals once the summer heat has subsided. Some emphasis on proper planting procedure seems appropriate. More...

Scurry speaks at SAT meeting

Steven C. Scurry presented one of the best Revolutionary era lectures to date for the Washington-Wilkes Chapter Sons of the American Revolution at its September 15 meeting. More...

Heritage Health Care residents enjoy week’s visits

Deana M. Acree, Gail Derricott, and Effie Ware visited Mrs. Marie Gleaton and Mrs. Mary Russell. . Carrie Gresham visited Mrs. Rachel Blackmon and Mrs. Belle Broome. . Judy and Elliot Nunn, Warren Nunn, and Dean and Susan Nunn visited Mrs. More...

Tig nall Ne ws

It is going to be a sad time when all communication has ended. It is on the road to that situation now. More...

Pet parade to make first appearance at annual fall festival

“Let us paws to appreciate man’s (and woman’s) best friend, regardless of the species.”  The “I’d Rather Be In Tignall” Fall Festival will have its first annual Pet Parade this year.  More...

RAYLE NEWS

. Congratulations to Justin and Audra Armour and family! Miss Addie Elizabeth Armour arrived on Tuesday, September 20, 2011. She was born at St. Mary’s in Athens and weighed nine pounds and eight ounces. More...

Recognized for generous giving

Washington Attorney Michael O. Horgan (left) was awarded his second “Paul Harris Fellow” pin by Rotary District 6910 Governor Bill St. More...

Students are busy working on projects, preparing for exams

As the first nine weeks nears an end, students are busy working on projects and getting ready for exams. Mr. More...

Fall tractor pull will benefit Ronald McDonald charities

The Wilkes County Young Farmers and McDonald’s of Washington are teaming up to sponsor the Fall Truck and Tractor Pull Saturday October 8, with all proceeds benefiting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta.  More...

Students learn principles of ‘evaluating business ventures’

Trisha Bearden from DeVry University was the guest speaker for Amy Harkins’ Entrepreneurial Ventures class at W-WCHS on Wednesday, August 31. The topic of discussion was “evaluating business ventures.”  More...

CSRA’s unemployment rate drops to 10.6 percent in Aug.

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) decreased to 10.6 percent in August, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 10.9 percent in July. More...

‘Rivers Alive!’ cleanup to be hosted by BRWA all day on October 8

The public is invited to join the Broad River Watershed Association for a “Rivers Alive!” river clean-up and canoe float on Saturday, October 8. More...

Goat Show Team exhibits at Gwinnett County Fair

Wilkes County 4-H and FFA Goat Show Team members traveled to Gwinnett County to exhibit their projects at the Gwinnett County Fair where a total of 248 goats were shown. Students exhibited their projects in showmanship and weight class areas. More...

Computer Applications students use online software for yearbook

Andrea Highsmith from Jostens was the guest speaker for Amy Harkins’ Computer Applications II class at W-WCHS on Tuesday, September 13. More...

Ribbon cut on StoneWall’s Grill

Debra Stone Wall cuts the ceremonial ribbon on her new business, the StoneWall Grill as friends, family, and Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce members look on. More...

Understanding plant and animal cells

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Using the scientific method

Fifth graders in Rebekah Montgomery’s homeroom are discovering how math and science work together. More...

N. Wilkes Steering Committee starts planning for fall festival

There was a great turn-out at the North Wilkes Steering Committee Thursday night. More...

Lundberg News

We finally got several good showers during the weekend for which we are thankful, and for the cool weather. I’m glad the fall season has begun so maybe we won’t have any more hot days. More...