October 27, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Advance voting begins Monday

Advance voting for Washington More...

Standard time returns Sun.; set clocks back

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Still time to make reservations for Chamber banquet

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First Baptist’s ‘Trunks of Treats’ is good family time on The Square, Sunday, 6 pm.

The Arms Around Washington Ministry and the Children More...

In support of ‘Walk of Hope’

On behalf of Farmers & Merchants Bank, Vice President Mary Donna Lunceford (center) presents a check to Mable Tucker (right) and Joan Geddings for the annual Nancy C. Long Walk of Hope sponsored by Eta Omicron Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. More...

Kiwanis, Pizza Hut join in fund-raising scholarship effort

Each year the Kiwanis Club of Washington awards two $1,000 academic scholarships to deserving students that are residents of Washington Wilkes. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Squirrel gives snake a thrashing

The Office Cat

My friends Chris and Tara Townsend have a new baby boy who was born Sunday in an Athens hospital. His name is More...

Opinions

Book Review

My Cat Spit McGee

It is not often that we have a book about cats written by a selfstyled More...

Vox Pop

At the time of this polling, the Chicago White Sox are leading the Houston Astros two games to none in the World Series. Who do you want to win? Who do you think More...

1790-1865: Social, educational, and legal development of Wilkes’ enslaved Africans

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(continued from last week) United States Congressional Laws and Other Actions Affecting More...

Obituaries

Nancy Jane Harris

Funeral services for Nancy Jane Harris, 94, were held Wednesday, October 19, 2005, at Cherry Grove Baptist Church with Rev. G.L. Avery officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. She died Thursday, October 13. More...

James Edgar Tyler

James Edgar Funeral services for James Edgar Tyler, 88, of Washington will be held Thursday, October 27, 2005, at 11 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church, Washington, with Rev. Gale Seibert officiating. More...

Bennie L. Tucker

A memorial service for Bennie L. Tucker, 80, of Washington was held Wednesday, October 26, 2005, at Hopkins Funeral Home, Washington, with Rev. Billy Tucker officiating. He died Sunday, October 23, at Wills Memorial Hospital. More...

Personalities

Corey McLeod guest of honor at bridesmaids’ brunch on Oct. 14

Corey Amanda McLeod was guest of honor at a bridesmaids More...

Kyle Frankel celebrates first birthday Oct. 13

Kyle Alexander Frankel, son of Neil and Kim Frankel of Crawford, celebrated his first birthday on October 13 and was honored on several occasions. More...

Hannah Strother guest of honor at Pirate party Sept. 25

Hannah Strother, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rob Strother, celebrated her eighth birthday with a party at her home on Sunday, September 25. Her birthday was September 26. More...

W-WCHS Homecoming Queen crowned

Trista Black, a senior at Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School, was crowned Homecoming Queen for 2005 during halftime festivities at last Friday night More...

LaVonda Tanner is county’s Teacher of the Year

In LaVonda Tanner More...

Burglars get away with $2,500 cash, equipment recovered near Palmer’s

Burglars broke into Palmer Equipment on the North Bypass some time late Tuesday night or Wednesday morning and stole some $2,500 in cash but left stolen equipment behind. Investigator Lt. Joe Nelson of the Washington Police Department said, More...

Formation of disaster relief team will begin with meeting on Nov. 1

An early response team is being formed in Wilkes County to help with natural disasters both present and future, and Rev. Gale Seibert says that anyone interested in helping can come get information on how they can train to help, even for a few days. More...

Jazz brunch to benefit arts foundation

The Washington Wilkes Foundation for the Arts and Performing Arts will sponsor a Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on November 6 at the Washington Jockey Club limited to the first 80 pre-paid reservations. More...

W-WCHS 2005 Homecoming Court

Members of the Homecoming Court featured during halftime activities at last Friday night More...

News

‘Cantabile’ to present concert at Little Theater Nov. 4, 7:30

The ensemble “Cantabile” will perform here November 4. More...

McGruff and Rocky visit W-WPS during Red Ribbon Week

Students in the Washington-Wilkes Primary School Kindergarten have been learning about the importance of staying drug free, and have had several visitors to give them information during Red Ribbon week. More...

Optimists set Nov. 10 as date for Friend of Youth auction, BBQ

The Annual Optimist Club Friend of Youth Auction and Barbecue will be held Thursday, November 10, at the VFW Post 5899 on Andrew Drive in Washington. More...

Sports

Tigers demolish Aquinas but injuries may be costly

There were no real surprises in the outcome of the game when the Fighting Irish of Aquinas came to Tiger Stadium last Friday night but there were some unfortunate surprises of another kind. More...

SOUTHERN FRIED FOOTBALL

Auburn loses the More...

RANDOM OBSERVATIONS ON COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Will someone out there please explain to me how Notre Dame can still be ranked in the Top 10 in the Nation having lost two ball games. Sure, they almost beat No. 1 Southern Cal. More...

Worship

Gospel Extravaganza set for Dec. 3 at old gym in Taliaferro Co.

The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith Inc. of Crawfordville will sponsor its first Gospel Music Extravaganza Saturday, December 3, 2 p.m., at the old Taliaferro County school gymnasium in Crawfordville. More...

Fifth Sunday Worship to be held Oct. 30 at 7 at Presbyterian Church

What would happen if a Church of God preacher More...

Only a Shell

The structure shown at right has stood empty for many years More...

Don't Forget

Washington Connections Premier Show and Sale of Original Art is set for Saturday and Sunday, November 5-6, on The Square in Downtown Washington. Free to the public. More...