November 24, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Two Wilkes Co. schools get Distinguished Title 1’ honors

The Georgia Board of Education has honored Washington-Wilkes Primary School as a Distinguished Title 1 School for the seventh year in a row, and for the first time has named Washington-Wilkes Elementary School with the same honor. More...

Hospitality gets airport named one of South’s best

With a growing national reputation for putting out a warm welcome for visiting general aviation pilots, the Washington-Wilkes County Airport has been named as one of the South More...

Community Christmas parade to show ‘heritage of inclusion’

With a theme of More...

Washington trooper makes I-20 drug bust

Georgia State Patrol TFC Brent Marxsen displays four one-pound bags of marijuana seized in a traffic stop on Interstate 20 in Taliaferro County Friday morning. More...

Toombs House living history

Jane Ellyn Hardy waits to celebrate More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

I’m thankful for. . .

The Office Cat

There are so many things for which I am thankful that I More...

Opinions

Vox Pop

Besides the obvious answers of family, friends, and a loving God, for what are you most thankful during this Thanksgiving and Christmas season? More...

The NewsReporter

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Book Review

Copy This! By PAUL ORFALEA

Paul Orfalea is the founder of Kinko More...

Obituaries

Bevelyn Durham McCommons

Funeral services for Bevelyn Durham McCommons, 70, of Union Point were held Saturday, November 19, 2005, at the First Baptist Church, Union Point, with Rev. Leonard Ezell, Rev. Jim Olds, and Patrick Tice officiating. More...

Hazel Meeks Moore Jones

Graveside services with full military honors were held for Hazel Meeks Moore Jones of Fayetteville, N.C., formerly of Wilkes County, at Phillips Mill Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Robert Rayner officiating. More...

William F. Grant Jr.

Graveside services for William F. (Heavy) Grant Jr., 77, of Crawfordville, will be held Wednesday morning, November 23, 2005, at the Margaraet More...

Worship

Rev. Neal Beard to return to speak at Victory Baptist

Rev. Neal Beard will be the speaker at all services at Victory Baptist Church on Sunday, November 27. More...

FBC Washington sets Christmas Sunday evenings

First Baptist Church, Washington, will have special Christmas musical programs on Sunday evenings during the Christmas season, beginning on Sunday evening, November 27, at 7 p.m. More...

Experience rebirth

The spring season signals a new life cycle as the plant and animal kingdoms begin to regenerate themselves and their species. The new warmth and beauty of this special time is welcomed everywhere. More...

School board salutes achievements of local schools, teachers, students

The November meeting of the Wilkes County Board of Education Monday night focused on a number of awards which have recognized the achievements of Wilkes County schools and teachers recently. More...

Dome Bound!

Tigers advance to state semifinals

Following incredible last-minute victory over Savannah Country Day School (see story on page 8A), the Washington Wilkes Tigers will enter the semifinal round of the state football playoffs to be played in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta this weekend. More...

Traffic accident claims another Wilkes County senior

For the second week, a well-known Wilkes County man has been killed in a traffic accident. More...

Christmas Tour of Homes expecting lots of company

Company More...

Carols, Chrismon ornaments highlight FBC Sunday service

First Baptist Church of Washington will begin the Christmas season with a More...

‘Smoke on the Mountain’ gets encore performances Dec. 2-4

The Washington Little Theater Company will present an encore performance of More...

Serving up support for the Ronald McDonald House

Principals and teachers from Wilkes County schools served up burgers and fries at Washington More...

News

Kiwanis Club Christmas wreaths on sale until supply is exhausted

The supply is limited this year on the popular Christmas wreaths sold annually by the Washington Kiwanis Club. More...

Gifts for Children’ campaign requests due by December 9

The Washington Police Department will again sponsor its annual More...

Bi-Lo of Washington donates $1,000 to W-W Primary School

Bi-Lo of Washington has donated $1,000 to the Washington-Wilkes Primary School. More...

Letters

Soccer Fever’ is having a positive effect

TO THE EDITOR: For someone crowding the age of seventy, I sometimes fear that I have exhausted my quota of rich experiences. More...

Sports

Dramatic finish sends Tigers to Dome to face Bowdon

The Washington-Wilkes Tigers were meant to go to the Georgia Dome this year. More...

THE PASS PLAY. . .

Here

The final turning point of the game against Savannah Country Day came with about two-and-a-half minutes to go when a controversial pass play was ruled complete to Gary Wilburn at the SCD 9-yard-line. It led to the Tigers More...

Ryan’s first deer

Ryan Scarboro, 13, made his first deer a good one. He took this 8-point, 170-pound buck earlier this month, in only his fourth or fifth time hunting. He took the buck on private land near Rayle. His parents are Mark and Roxane Justice. More...

Personalities

Washington-Wilkes County Club holds annual membership meeting

The annual membership meeting of the Washington-Wilkes Country Club was held November 8 at the Club where the main item of business was the election of the Board of Directors. More...

Episcopal Christmas luncheon set for Saturday, Dec. 3

The Episcopal Christmas luncheon will be held at the Parish House on Saturday, December 3, at 11:30 a.m. More...

FBC Sunday school class enjoys social at Randall home

The TEL-Vannie Spratlin Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church enjoyed a social at the home of Jo Randall on Tuesday afternoon, November 15. More...