December 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Toombs family and friends celebrate

General Robert Toombs (at left) tells a story to Sara Jane Abbott and Dr. Joel Abbott (portrayed by Lee Campbell, Kaitlyn Johns, and Rick Smith) at the Robert Toombs House Historic Site. More...

School board agrees to tiny land transfer to allow street changes by primary school

In a short December regular meeting, the Wilkes County Board of Education agreed to transfer a small piece of property to the city and heard a report that the elementary school’s roof is finally finished. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

‘Up on the House Top’

When I was a child, seeing Santa Claus in person was very rare. It just didn’t happen. More...

Opinions

Why did Santa always leave me hanging when I asked for gifts like hand grenades?

This was always a worrisome time of year when I was a kid. More...

Book Review

The Raven’s Gift

Don Rearden tells this gripping story in three threads. He begins in the midst of the action as John Morgan is struggling to pull a girl in a toboggan through the snow. More...

Bootstrapping immigrant family has connections to UGA football

NEW YORK – Throughout this energized and electrifying city, there are countless neighborhood restaurants where you will find good food with a flair for the Old Country – which allows for adventure in the menu alone. More...

Worship

Greatest promise of God fulfilled

After Adam and Eve fell under the spell of Satan in the Garden of Eden, God made a pledge to mankind: He promised to provide a way of salvation from the bondage of sin. More...

Evensong services on Sundays set at Church of the Mediator

“Spirit of stillness, be with us as we enter the silence where you wait for us. “Spirit of holiness, live in us as we move away from the pressure and strain of our daily lives to enter the silence which is your gift to us. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Mary Willis Library will host a special Christmas story time on Tuesday, December 23, at 10 a.m. for ages 2-8. The program will consist of several Christmas stories, a puppet show, a short video, and a Christmas craft. . More...

Last commissioners meeting says farewell to D2’s McAvoy, long-time attorney LeGette

The December meeting of the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners marked the end of his term for one member, and the end of more than two decades of service by the county’s attorney. More...

New economic development director, marketing director hit ground running

There’s new energy in the Washington Wilkes Payroll Development Authority’s pursuit to bring new business, jobs, and money to Wilkes County, and it comes in the form of two local people who have returned home to use their professional ski More...

Snow, parade, shopping fill The Square with Christmas

Crowds from Washington-Wilkes and surrounding counties filled The Square over the weekend to enjoy Christmas shopping, the Parade of Lights, and more Snow on The Square. More...

Outpouring of community care will allow for successful Shoeboxes for Seniors again

It was touch-and-go for a few days, but the community has come through again. More...

News

Career Center students earn GEDs

Christopher Michael Davis and Robert Kai Shank have become the first students enrolled at the Washington-Wilkes Career Center to earn the 2014 GED. More...

Recycled Christmas trees can provide habitat in area lakes

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Hartwell and Thurmond Lake Project Offices will accept natural Christmas trees for recycling December 26, 2014, through February 15, 2015, at Hartwell, and December 20 through January 8 at Thurmond. More...

You can enjoy the holidays without the weight gain

On average, Americans gain weight during the holiday season. While the weight gain may not be dramatic, research shows it tends to stick and accumulate over the years. But you don’t have to succumb to this progression, according to the experts. More...

Sports

Fair, Ferrell, Laguines, Starks named to All-Region team

Tigers receive All-Region recognition

A total of 14 Washington-Wilkes Tigers have been tapped for All-Region honors for the 2014 season. More...

Norman is Piedmont’s first repeat All-American

Piedmont College volleyball player Kaitlin Norman has been named to the Capital One Academic All-American team after leading the Lady Lions to the program’s 10th straight 20-win season ending the year with a 20-13 record and a trip to the USA S More...

Obituaries

Iris Lance Hopkins Dyson

Graveside services for Iris Lance Hopkins Dyson, 88, of Washington, were held Sunday, December 14, at 3 p.m. in Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Kevin Madden officiating. She passed away Friday, December 12, at GRU in Augusta. More...

Clara Bell Blackmon-Wilkinson

Funeral services for Mrs. Clara Bell Blackmon-Wilkinson, 78, of Washington, were held Sunday, December 7, at Black Rock AME Church in Tignall, with Rev. Patricia D. Wilder officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Harold Calvin Sorrow Jr.

Memorial services for Harold Calvin “Moose” Sorrow Jr., 59, of Union Point, were held Tuesday, December 16, at 11 a.m. at Callaway Funeral Home Chapel in Union Point with Rev. Wayne Usry officiating. He died Sunday, December 14, at St. More...

Personalities

Sarah Elizabeth Echols marries Richard Trey Berry November 15

Sarah Elizabeth Echols of Washington and Richard Trey Berry of Rayle exchanged wedding vows in an impressive double-ring ceremony Saturday, November 15, at 6 o’clock in the evening at The Sanctuary Church in Washington. More...

December Woman’s Club meeting features Christmas carols program

Members of the Woman’s Club of Washington and several guests enjoyed a delightful program of carols at the meeting Monday, December 8, at the clubhouse. More...

Anna Leigh Goolsby to wed Caleb Leestma on June 20

Mr. and Mrs. Barry Goolsby of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna Leigh, to Caleb Leestma of Seabrook, Texas, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Leestma, also of Seabrook. More...