January 5, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Crack cocaine dealing leads December’s arrest roundup

Former Tiger standout Antonio D. Mercier and three others were caught recently with a sizable amount of crack cocaine during a traffic stop in Tignall, and have been charged with multiple counts of possession with intent to distribute illegal drugs. More...

Restoring the landscape from a century past

Workers from Otter Creek Gardens, led by Barry Rogers (left) plant scores of dwarf boxwoods in the front yard of the Robert Toombs House museum. More...

Little Theater’s annual meeting set for Tuesday night at Parish House

The Washington Little Theater annual meeting will be held at the Parish House of the Episcopal Church of the Mediator on Tuesday, January 10, at 7 p.m. All Little Theater members are invited to attend, according to James Trimm, president. More...

It’s okay ... They’re company

When I returned home after taking the disk with my page 1B More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Bonnie

I have two dog tales to tell. Tony, a rescued dog, has lived with his family in Logan Woods for several years and has never ventured away from his territory. But I guess Tony decided he might as well celebrate the New Year, and so on New Year More...

Opinions

Vox Pop

Do you believe the tapping of American citizens More...

Book Review

A Family Secret By ELIZA FRANCES ANDREWS

Eliza Frances Andrews, known more familiarly as Fanny An More...

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Obituaries

Henry Clark Walton

Funeral services for Henry Clark Walton, 86, of Delhi Road, Tignall, were held Monday, January 2, 2006, at Pope More...

Willie Smith

Funeral services for Willie (Bigfoot) Smith, 60, of Washington were held Saturday, December 31, 2005, at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, Metasville, with Rev. Ricky Lock officiating. Burial was in City West Cemetery, Washington. More...

John Thomas Gill

Funeral services for John Thomas Gill, 81, of Lavonia, were held Friday, December 23, 2005, at the Lavonia First Baptist Church with Dr. Larry Finger and Rev. Richard Bielski officiating. Interment was in the Lavonia City Cemetery. More...

Personalities

Washington-Wilkes residents enjoy holidays with family and friends

Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey Partain and Mrs. Angela Adams, Bethany, Chelsea and Eric, of Madison and Bryan Partain of Nashville, Tenn., were holiday guests of Mr. and Mrs. David McClearen. More...

Anna Claire Gunter celebrates ninth birthday

Anna Claire Gunter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Freddie Gunter, celebrated her ninth birthday on Friday, December 30, with a trip to an Augusta Lynx Hockey game in Augusta. Celebrating with Anna Claire were friends, J.T. More...

Anderson hosts Pilot Club holiday party December 13

The Pilot Club of Washington Inc. celebrated Christmas at a holiday party at the home of Sharleen Anderson in Tignall on Tuesday evening, December 13. More...

Don't Forget

Washington Area Faith in Action and the First United Methodist Church will sponsor a public meeting on Medicare Part D, Rx insurance on Tuesday, January 24, 3:30 p.m., at the Pope Center on Lexington Avenue. More...

Out-of-town shoppers have big impact on Downtown Christmas season sales

Washington retailers are still crunching their numbers for the Christmas shopping season just past, but all indications say that it was a good season and that more and more out of town shoppers are discovering the joys of shopping in a small town. More...

MLK holiday parade set for Monday, January 16

The United Community Awareness Program (UCAP) will sponsor its annual Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) parade on Monday, January 16, beginning at 1 p.m. More...

Close call for local youth

Demetrious McDougle, 12, of Washington, escaped with minor injuries when he was hit by a car as he crossed East Robert Toombs Avenue on his bicycle in front of Ace Hardware. More...

Relay for Life sets team captain meet for Tuesday night

Team captains for the 2006 Wilkes County Relay for Life will meet next Tuesday night to plan for this year More...

Grass fire blocks Thomson Highway

Traffic on the Thomson Highway near Aonia was stopped temporarily Saturday afternoon when smoke from a grass fire completely covered the road for a hundred yards or more. More...

News

Kiwanians get just desserts

Misty Friedman of Watchmaker More...

Reese J. Booker scholarships awarded Dec. 25; fifteen local students given $2,500 in certificates

The Reese J. More...

Musical students provide Christmas cheer

Voice and piano students of Nora Dukes presented Christmas music for the residents at Washington Manor during the Christmas season and enjoyed visiting with the residents. More...

Letters

Billy Cofer: we shall miss him

TO THE EDITOR: Last week, a star departed our Washington skies and the usual joy I feel at this time of year has been joined with periods of grief and melancholia. More...

Sports

Tiger wrestlers post five wins against Jackson County; busy week looming

Despite a less than spectacular showing at their most recent meet, W-W Tiger wrestlers continue to please ever-increasing numbers of fans as the sport More...

Tigers, ladies sweep Taliaferro Co. for first region wins of season

Everything is but a warmup until region competition begins and both the Washington-Wilkes Tiger boys and girls basketball teams made it count when it mattered on Tuesday night. More...

Hunter is a real hunter

Six-year-old Hunter Armour of Rayle lived up to his name recently by killing his first deer. His mother Angela said that he was hunting in Taliaferro County with his father Greg when he came upon this young 3-point buck. More...

Worship

Wright called into ministry

Ricky Lee Wright has been called into the Gospel Ministry and will be delivering his initial sermon on January 8 at 2 p.m., at Parks Grove FBH in Lincolnton. More...

Women’s Bible study to cover Beth Moore’s ‘The Patriarchs’

A Women More...

‘Just writing’ columns are born of laziness; this one bounces but praises Dial-A-Prayer

You should never tell me you like my little More...