December 22, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Night of Lights’ judging at 6; all homes asked to illuminate

Tonight More...

Celebrate His birthday at His house; local churches set weekend services

Several churches in Wilkes County will be having special Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services. The ones that have been submitted to More...

Many Christmas tour visitors are new neighbors

Among the hundreds of people visiting Washington for the annual Christmas Tour of Homes and Dinner recently, many of the visitors weren More...

Celebrating their first Christmas!

(1) Ashton Wilkes Andrews, son of Ashley and Tiffani Andrews; (2) William Reese Bailey, son of Sherri and John David Bailey; (3) Whitney Madison Bearse, daughter of Kim and Kyle Bearse; (4) Sara Loverne Bowen, daughter of Karen and Tommy Bowen, Jr.; More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Merry Christmas

The Office Cat

The First Christmas: And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a More...

Opinions

God Rest Ye Merry, Soldiers

Book Review

Christmas stories should be full of sweetness and light. More...

Vox Pop

What would you most like to have for Christmas?

“I would most like to have good health.” FREDDIE MAHONEY Broome Lumber Co. More...

1879-1965: African-Americans awarded legal right to vote but exercised it 95 years later

Don

The 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments to the Constitution were passed at the end of slavery along with the Civil Rights Act of 1866 and the Civil Rights Act of 1875. More...

Obituaries

Hazel Beazley Wallace

Funeral services for Hazel Beazley Wallace, 84, of Conyers were held Saturday, November 26, 2005, at Zion Baptist Church, Covington, with Rev. Reese Sanders and Rev. Rickey Brantley officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. More...

Ruth Russell Glaze

Graveside service for Ruth Russell Glaze, 76, of Matthews, N.C., will be held Friday, December 23, 2005, in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington, at 2 p.m. She died Sunday, December 18, at Carrington Place in Matthews. More...

Personalities

AARP Christmas party held December 12 at Senior Center

Eighteen members and four visitors met at the Wilkes Senior Center Monday, December 12, for the annual AARP Christmas party. More...

Washington Personal Mention

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Blackmon, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Wheeler, Mrs. Robert Leavell, Mrs. Paul Barnett and Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Cheney were among those from Washington in Athens last Thursday evening to attend the Old English Madrigal Dinner at the Georgian. More...

Frances Wheelis Women on Mission and families enjoy supper, caroling

The Frances Wheelis Women on Mission of the First Baptist Church, their families and guests celebrated Christmas with an evening of caroling and supper Monday, December 12.. More...

BOE considers easement to allow Taco Bell/KFC on E. Robt. Toombs

In the first public confirmation of a long-rumored new Eastside fast food restaurant, the Wilkes County Board of Education discussed Monday night how they could grant an easement to Ronnie Huffman so he could build a combination Taco More...

Like a rock

The Christmas story might make you think about rocks. More...

Every child deserves something special

Every child needs a little something to make Christmas special, and Santa had something special for each one of these kids. More...

Wilkes Co. members attend annual meeting of Broad River Soil & Water Conservation District

A large delegation of affiliate members attended the annual meeting of the Broad River Soil & Water Conservation District at the El More...

Free legal help set for January 3 at local library

The Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP) provides free legal help to low-income people with civil (non-criminal) legal problems. More...

News

Memory Lane Cruisers donate toys

Kerry McAvoy (left), president of Memory Lane Cruisers, presents toys donated by club members to Washington Police Chief Mike Davis for the department More...

Legal services available Jan. 3 at Senior Center

Members of the Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP) staff will be in Wilkes County to meet with senior citizens wanting free legal help on a first-come, first-served basis. More...

Girl Scout entry is best in class for parade

Troop 2500 and girls from two other troops enjoyed decorating their wagon and being in the Washington Christmas Parade. The girls were very excited to have won the plaque for More...

Letters

‘We must hire more black teachers’

TO THE EDITOR: Again, I thank you for your regular publication of The AfricanAmerican Community Forum. In his column in your December 15, 2005, edition of More...

Thanks for help in providing for over 250 ‘angels’

TO THE EDITOR: On behalf of the 264 More...

Sports

Wylie, Nickels on All-State first teams; Wylie to play in All-Star game Dec. 29

A pair of Washington-Wilkes Tigers have been named to the Class A All-State team, one on offense and one on defense. More...

Wrestlers win again Dec. 13, take third in Viking tourney, will finally come home Jan. 3

The mighty Tiger wrestling team is continuing its strong season and piled up wins over Stephens County and Hart County last week just before taking a third place finish in the Viking Invitational tournament held at Soperton on December 16-17. More...

Briarwood cheerleaders are first runners-up at GISA competition

Five Briarwood Academy cheerleaders from Washington are members of Briarwood More...

Worship

Smyrna UMC sets communion for Christmas eve

Smyrna United Methodist Church will open to serve Candlelight Communion on Christmas Eve from 5-6 p.m. More...

Cornelia Johnson Circle gathers for Christmas fellowship Dec. 6

The Cornelia Johnson Circle of the First United Methodist Church enjoyed a Christmas fellowship as they had dinner at White Columns in Thomson Tuesday, December 6. More...

Mister Banjo

Let us go into the house of the Lord. The happy sound of banjo music brings enjoyment to all within earshot. And, generally speaking, music in all its forms has never been more popular than it is today More...