December 8, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Board accepts preliminary blueprint for W-W secondary school complex

The Wilkes County Board of Education took a step toward breaking ground on the new WashingtonWilkes high school/middle school complex in a called meeting Tuesday. More...

W-WCHS juniors receive academic jackets

Eleven juniors representing the top 10 percent of the Class of 2007 were awarded academic jackets in recognition of their ourstanding achievement in the classroom. More...

Christmas tree alternatives could last beyond holidays

As a horticulturist, it seems a little silly to me that folks are willing each year at Christmas to spend $50 or more on a dead plant, a cut Christmas tree. More...

Kids love Frosty at Christmas at the Farm

Despite a little cold and rain, Saturday More...

Special Sections

Obituaries

Willie Otis Booker

Funeral services for Willie Otis Booker, 65, of Washington were held Tuesday, November 29, 2005, at Davenport-McLendon Mortuary Chapel, Washington, with Rev. G.L. Avery officiating. Interment was in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington. More...

Grover Allen Hall

Funeral services for Grover Allen Hall, 73, of Rayle, were held Friday, November 25, 2005, at the Sardis Baptist Church, Rayle, with Rev. John Mark Carpenter officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Personalities

Ann Kathryn Branham to marry Joshua Daniel Caldwell on Dec. 17

Edward D. and Terri Dillard Branham of Mineral Bluff announce the engagement of their daughter, Ann Kathryn, to Joshua Daniel Caldwell, son of Daniel Glenn and Denise Bryson Caldwell of Blue Ridge. More...

Mary Jordan, Dolores McAvoy cruise aboard Queen Mary 2

Mary Jordan and Dolores McAvoy have returned from a fabulous two-week trip where they spent time in London and a week aboard the Queen Mary 2. More...

Dreamers Foundation holds Boots & Bowties celebration

Boots and Bowties, sponsored by the Dreamers Foundation, was celebrated in Washington on Saturday evening, December 3. More...

Mighty Tigers to lead parade in Washington Sunday, 3 p.m.

The entire Tiger football team will be the grand marshals of Sunday afternoon More...

Wilkes gets good news at legislative breakfast

Georgia Senator Jim Whitehead had good economic news for Wilkes County at Wednesday morning More...

Historic homes to welcome visitors for 2005 Christmas Tour and Dinner

Some of the most beautiful historic Washington homes will be decorated for the season and open for company during this weekend More...

Ga. ‘Move-Over Law’ requires drivers to give space to emergency vehicles

Wilkes County residents need to be aware that in addition to speeders, impaired drivers, and safety belt violators, local and state law enforcement officers are also on the lookout for those who do not comply with Georgia More...

Tells Kiwanians about Nancy Hart

Bill Chafin (left) presented More...

News

Record hurricane season spins to a close

As Tropical Storm Epsilon swirled about 725 miles east of Bermuda on Nov. 30, the worst Atlantic hurricane season on record officially came to a close. More...

Blood donors set recent record during drive conducted in Nov.

The blood drives conducted in Wilkes County during November saw 103 donors participate and give their blood. This is the largest number in recent years. More...

New member joins Kiwanis

David Jenkins (right), Executive Director of the Wilkes County Payroll Development Authority, was inducted as the newest member of the Washington Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, December 6, at the club More...

Letters

Give them more than just numbers

TO THE EDITOR: I would like say thanks to Coach Russell Morgan and the Tiger Football team for a great season. The Tigers played some great games and showed what it means to play as a team. Even though last Friday More...

Seniors provide great leadership for young Tigers

TO THE EDITOR: My husband and I have been the proud parents this year of a ninth grade freshman participating in his first year on the Tiger varsity foot More...

Fortunate to have hospital

TO THE EDITOR: How fortunate Washington is to have such a first-rate hospital and emergency room! More...

Sports

Tigers fight to the end but Devils win in championship

It wasn More...

Tigers bounce back to beat Oglethorpe when players return

The W-W Tiger basketball team notched its first win of the young season last Saturday when it hosted the Patriots of Oglethorpe County in the third game of the season. More...

Cheerleaders will compete at state contest Dec. 9-10

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger Cheerleaders earned a bid to state competition last Saturday when they emerged as one of the top four teams in all classifications to advance in the coed division. More...

Don't Forget

Fishing Creek Baptist Church will have its Christmas program and senior adult appreciation dinner on Sunday, December 11, 5 p.m. A covered dish meal will be served. More...