January 19, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Skeet Willingham now movie producer; Athens-made film to debut at Sundance

To the long and colorful resume of Skeet Willingham More...

Lt. Joe Nelson not the ‘Joe Nelson’ arrested recently

Washington Police Lieutenant Joe Nelson is the city More...

Parade honors Dr. Martin Luther King

As parade grand marshal Barbara Burns waves from the parade on Whitehall Street Monday afternoon, dozens of kids like Amaria Wright and Omar Wright (center) grab for candy tossed to people along the route. More...

State arts grants are available for local arts organizations

A state arts program is making some $1,900 available to local arts organizations to help put on concerts, performances, art projects, and arts festivals in Wilkes County. More...

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Homing pigeon finds home

The extra strong winds in the area Saturday seem to have More...

Opinions

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“More NASCAR news. Maybe a NASCAR section.” JOEY LOCKLEAR Georgia Woodlands Railroad More...

Book Review

Never Have Your Dog Stuffed

I would often hesitate to read, let alone recommend, books by celebrities, but I do recommend this one. More...

1896-2005: From separate to equal school facilities to equal achievement

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(continued from last week) Part II of III: Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka: Equal Access to Education Facilities. More...

Obituaries

Marion Harden

Funeral services for Marion More...

Evelyn Martin Goldman

Funeral services for Evelyn Martin Goldman, 75, of Washington Road, Lincolnton, were held Saturday, January 14, 2006, at Hephzibah Baptist Church, Lincolnton, with Rev. Allen Danner and Rev. Randy Dunaway officiating. More...

Sarah Jones Capell

Funeral services for Sarah Jones Capell, 91, of Greenwood, S.C., were held Saturday, January 14, 2006, at Mathews United Methodist Church with Rev. Harvey Peurifoy and Rev. John G. Hipp officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. More...

Personalities

Megan Cecile Rodrigues and Matthew Ryan Stephens exchange wedding vows in Watkinsville December 17

Megan Cecile Rodrigues of Watkinsville and Matthew Ryan Stephens of Bogart exchanged wedding vows in an impressive double-ring candlelight ceremony Saturday, December 17, at six o More...

Myrline Thornton honored at 80th birthday reception

Mrs. Myrline Thornton was honored on her 80th birthday at a reception at the Fitzpatrick Hotel in Washington on Saturday, December 10, given by her family. Mrs. Thornton More...

Garston Townsend honored at Thomas the Tank Engine party

Garston Lee Townsend, son of Chris and Tara Townsend, was three years old on Friday, January 13, and celebrated with a party Saturday, January 14, in the Mary Callaway Burton Fellowship Hall of the First Baptist Church. More...

Radar installed in sheriff’s cars; commissioners consider reports

Routine business and brevity characterized the regular monthly meeting of the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners last Thursday, January 12. More...

The curve strikes again

Trucker Christopher Chapman, 39, of Columbus, Ga. said he was looking at paperwork in his truck about 3 a.m. Tuesday morning when he hit the sharp curve on the Athens Bypass, below the TPS truckstop. More...

Fire heavily damages Lexington Road duplex Sunday

Food left on the stove may have been the cause of a house fire that heavily damaged a Lexington Road duplex Sunday night. More...

Criminal convictions released from Wilkes Co. Superior Court sessions

The results of the most recent proceedings of the Wilkes County Superior Court, Judge Harold A. Hinesley presiding, as compiled by Clerk of the Superior Court Mildred Peeler, are as follows: More...

ID cards available from bus set to visit Wills Memorial

The mobile licensing Georgia Licensing On Wheels (GLOW) bus will visit Wilkes County on Friday, February 3, and will be parked at Wills Memorial Hospital from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. More...

New Medicare drug rules to be topic of Tuesday seminar

Washington Faith in Action and First United Methodist Church are hoping to take some of the mystery out of the new rules on prescription drug insurance for seniors. More...

‘From the Heart’ Valentine benefit to feature singer Debbie McLeod

Debbie McLeod will be the featured entertainer for the February 11 More...

News

W-W Elementary announces merit list, honor roll students

Wanda Jenkins, principal of the Washington-Wilkes Elementary School, has announced the names of students who have made the honor roll and merit list for the third six-week grading period. Students named are: More...

Nat. Greene names top students to honor roll, merit list

Wilkes County students at Nathanael Greene Academy, Siloam, who have been named to the honor roll or merit list for the second quarter are as follows: More...

Waters will speak in Greensboro

Dr. Mark Waters of WashingtonWilkes will be the guest speaker at the Greensboro Chapter of the More...

Letters

Community-wide audience enjoys thrilling concert

TO THE EDITOR: We parishioners of the Church of the Mediator want to thank you and your staff for the excellent coverage prior to our organ dedication and concert on Sunday, January 15, given by Tom Granum. More...

Sports

Lady Tigers on a roll, beat Warren 60-29; boys still hopeful after disappointing loss

The Tiger girls won big in Warren County Tuesday night, 60-29, to remain solidly in second place in region play but the boys More...

Guin, Burt, and M.E. Sting win fastpitch softball tourney in Fla.

Lindsey Guin and Ashley Burt of Washington-Wilkes are members of the M.E. Sting fastpitch softball team of the Martinez/Evans area which won the ISA Winter National Tournament in Winter Haven, Fla. More...

Tigers’ second place finish in Area 2A earns them a spot in state team duals

Washington-Wilkes finished second in the Area 2A Team Duals in Hiawasee, defeating Treutlen 60-18, and Social Circle 48-30, before losing to No. 1 ranked Jefferson in the finals. More...

Worship

Jackson Chapel AME sets special events for February 18-19

During the next few weeks, Jackson Chapel AME Church, 318 Whitehall Street, Washington, will have several special programs to which the public is invited. More...

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