February 2, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Black Families Festival of Love set for Saturday at Booker Park

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‘Early response team’ training set for Sat., volunteers needed

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Mentors and volunteers celebrate at banquet

Master of Ceremonies Akiemos Coleman (at podium) welcomed mentors, students, and guests at Monday night More...

ID cards available Friday at Wills Memorial

The identification cards that some voters may need to vote will be available here Friday. More...

LaFayette Manor Bed and Breakfast opens

Owners Guillaume Slama & Sokunvathany Nuon-Slama, (center) along with Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce members, celebrated the opening LaFayette Manor Inn Wednesday morning. The former Maynard More...

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D el Branch is home for a little while from Iraq. I did More...

Opinions

Mrs. Duke taught us well

All that is proper and dignified, all that is elegant and genteel, and all that embodies More...

Vox Pop

The Seattle Seahawks and the Pittsburgh Steelers have made it all the way to Super Bowl XL. Who do you think will win and what will be the score? Who will be the Super Bowl MVP? More...

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Obituaries

Frances LeRoy Duke

Funeral services for Frances LeRoy Duke, 88, of Tignall were held Saturday, January 28, 2006, in the Tignall Baptist Church with Rev. Dale Fincher and Rev. Ficklen Guin officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Anna Williams Dunnaway

Graveside services for Anna Williams Dunnaway, 83, of Washington Wilkes, were held Sunday, January 29, 2006, in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington, with Rev. Kathy Lamon officiating. She died Thursday, January 26, in Wills Memorial Hospital. More...

Emma Mae Davis Thurmond

Funeral services for Emma Mae Davis Thurmond, 83, of Tignall will be held Thursday, February 2, 2006, at 2 p.m., at Hopkins Funeral Home, Washington, with Rev. Ficklen Guinn officiating. Burial will be at the Danburg Baptist Church Cemetery. More...

Don't Forget

Black history will be celebrated during February with a community market day in the historical Reese J. Booker playground and Whitehall Street. There will be vendors, games for children, and cooking of various soul foods. Admission is free. More...

Relay for Life needs more teams, corporate sponsors for May walk

Team recruitment for Wilkes County More...

Celebrate ‘Revolutionary Days’ and feel proud to be American

Washington Mayor Willie Burns (front, left) reads a proclamation signed by himself and Wilkes County Commission Chairman Sam Moore (back, center) designating February 11 as “Kettle Creek Day.&rd More...

Mayor, banker, leader, Tiger Frank Thomas Jr. dies at 72

Frank Walden Thomas Jr., 72, former mayor of Washington for almost eight years, died Thursday, January 26, 2006, at his home on North Alexander Avenue. He was a native of Washington and a lifelong resident. More...

Three drug dealers out of business; police say more drug arrests coming

Three area drug dealers have been arrested recently by local law officers, and more arrests are coming, authorities say. More...

Tiger Tellers treat Rotary Club Thursday

The Washington-Wilkes Elementary School Tiger Tellers story-telling troup delighted members of the Washington Rotary Club at their regular meeting last Thursday. More...

Diabetes subject of Tea and Learn

Wills Memorial Hospital hosted a Diabetes Tea and Learn Tuesday afternoon in the hospital library. Pat Neimann (l) introduced featured speakers Lisa Eskew, LPN, and Anne Myers, RN, MSN. Mrs. More...

News

New Beta Club members inducted

Twenty students were inducted as new members into the Washington-Wilkes Junior Beta Club during a special ceremony on January 26 at W-W Middle School. More...

Free legal help set for February 7 at local library

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

Upcoming Math-A-Thon to benefit St. Jude Hospital begins February 8

W-WMS Corner

Congratulations to the W-WMS Math teams for their recent accomplishments at the Rockdale competition. Also, congratulations to the new Beta Club members recently inducted. More...

Sports

Tigers win 2 but lose 1; need to finish season with wins this weekend

The Washington-Wilkes Tigers were hoping for an upset win over Hancock and a subsequent move into third place in Region 7-A last Friday night More...

Bucs win championship, receive donation

Accepting a donation from the Washington Optimist Club are local members of Briarwood More...

Lady Tigers clinch second with two weekend victories

Two big wins have propelled the Washington-Wilkes Lady Tiger basketball team into second place in Region 7-A with no chance of being knocked out. More...

Personalities

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Ware celebrate Golden Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Ware of Tignall were honored on the occasion of their Golden Wedding Anniversary at a reception on Saturday afternoon, January 14, at the Tignall Baptist Family Life Center. More...

Curt Gammon honored at Grand Slam Baseball party

Curt Gammon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Craig Gammon, celebrated his sixth birthday with a Grand Slam Baseball party at Tignall Baptist Church on Saturday, January 21. His birthday was January 23. More...

Shelby Glen Rhodes celebrates first birthday January 14

Shelby Glen Rhodes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Freddie Rhodes Jr., celebrated his first birthday on Saturday, January 14, and was honored with a party at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Freddie Rhodes. More...