March 2, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Annual youth steer and heifer show set for Saturday

Twelve Wilkes County students will be participating in the 52nd Annual Washington Area Steer and Heifer Show Saturday, March 4, at the McGill-Woodruff Agricultural Center, Washington. More...

Relay for Life sets meetings Tuesday at Ag Center

With 23 teams signed up for Wilkes County More...

First trustee walks off from new prison, caught quickly by local law enforcement

Quick response from Wilkes County deputies and Washington police brought an end to the first escape from the new Wilkes Pre-release Center. More...

Foster families needed now for kids with special needs

Imagine a situation in which a young child is forced to grapple with adult issues such as alcoholism, abuse, and neglect. More...

New plaque marks Lowe-Rodgers home

Another of Willis Lindsey More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Cleaned corner looks good

J oseph and Laura Baldwin have been doing a lot of flying More...

Opinions

Book Review

Acts of Faith By PHILIP CAPUTO

Acts of Faith is a compelling adventure story, loaded but More...

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Vox Pop

McDonald More...

Sports

Football schedule for ’06 leaves hole in tenth spot

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger football schedule for 2006 is set but it More...

Washington-Wilkes Tigers 2006 varsity football schedule

August     25       Elbert County (jamboree)       Home       7:30 p.m. More...

Washington-Wilkes Tigers 2006 B-team football schedule

September       7               Jefferson County               Home  &nbs More...

Worship

Rev. Alec George interim pastor at Washington Church of God

Rev. Alec George is serving as interim pastor of the Washington Church of God while Pastor Patrick Owens in on sabbatical. More...

Reclaiming the Family’ topic of Marks Tabernacle meeting

A 2006 Reclaiming the Family Conference will be held Saturday, April 15, 3 p.m., at the Marks Tabernacle Baptist Church, Lexington Avenue, Washington. More...

Victory Baptist Church to hold special services Sun. March 5

Victory Baptist Church on the Newtown Road in Wilkes County will have special services on Sunday, March 5. More...

Don't Forget

The Lincoln-Wilkes Retired Educators Association (LWREA) will meet at the Lincoln County Library, 181 North Peachtree Street, Lincolnton, Thursday, March 9, 11 a.m. More...

Saturday’s drill to simulate anthrax scenario; local agencies to gain emergency experience

A large emergency preparedness drill is set for Wilkes County on Saturday morning, March 4, involving county health, law enforcement, medical, media, and state health agencies. More...

Stranger causes lockdown, children reminded of danger

The Washington-Wilkes Elementary School went into lock-down Tuesday afternoon when an apparently mentally challenged man approached a student, picked him up and kissed him, Principal Wanda Jenkins said. More...

Middle schoolers win oratory contest

Six Washington-Wilkes Middle School students won U.S. Savings Bonds and other prizes in Tuesday night More...

Dark days ahead for local McDonalds fans

The day that much of Wilkes County has dreaded is coming very soon now: McDonald More...

Artists marketplace puts out call for artists to display at Court St. Livery April 1 and 2

A call for artists has been issued for the Artists More...

Scholarship sends rural youth to college at Gainesville State

High school students in rural North Georgia will be able to rap their way into earning a $1,000 per semester scholarship to Gainesville State College beginning this fall. More...

Unlicensed dirty dancing gets raided by Washington police

An unlicensed adult dancing show was raided and shut down in the Whitehall vicinity recently when male dancers from Athens came to perform for women at the Lucky Day Caf More...

News

Speaks about immigration in Europe

Guillaume Slama (left), owner of Lafayette Manor, discussed Muslim immigration problems of western European countries More...

Math-A-Thon to benefit St. Jude; pledges should be in by Friday

W-WMS Corner

W-WMS has been very busy with fund-raisers and baseball. There are two fund-raisers in which W-WMS is currently participating. One is the St. Jude Mathathon and the other is a magazine sale. More...

Kindergarten registration set for all next week at W-WPS

Registration for the WashingtonWilkes Kindergarten (five-yearolds) 2006-2007 school year will be held during the week of March 610, daily from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Letters

Mayor’s letter tells different story

TO THE EDITOR: Please forward this letter from the Mayor of Tall Afar in Nineveh, Iraq, to those who want to know what effect we are having on the terrorists and citizens in Iraq. More...

Performance was professional

TO THE EDITOR: The performance of Love Letters by the Washington Little Theater Company on Sunday afternoon was a remarkable event, and would be anywhere. Move over New York, D.C., and Atlanta. The first production of the WLTCo More...

Family says thanks for all the kindness

TO THE EDITOR: The family of Eydee Turner McClain wishes to express our appreciation for all the many kindnesses that were shown to our family throughout her illness and death. More...

Obituaries

Luther Howell

Graveside services for Luther Howell, 81, of Pink Hill, N.C., formerly of Washington, will be held Friday, March 3, 2006, at 11 a.m., at Phillips Mill Baptist Church Cemetery, Washington. He died Monday, February 27. More...

James Oscar Abrams

Funeral services for James Oscar Abrams, 68, of Wilkes County were held Saturday, February 18, 2006, at McLendon Memorial Funeral Home, Washington, with Rev. G.L. Avery officiating. Interment was in City West Cemetery, Washington. More...

Eydee Lynn McClain

Funeral services for Eydee Lynn McClain, 29, of Seven Oaks Drive, Washington, were held Saturday, February 25, 2006, at the Mallorysville Baptist Church, Tignall, with Rev. Donnie Berry and Rev. Dale Fincher officiating. More...

Personalities

Angela Ioana Morar to wed William Lloyd Johnson IV

Angela Ioana Morar of Arad, Romania, and Decatur, and LTJG William Lloyd Johnson IV, USN, of Milton, Fla., together with their parents, announce their plans for a spring wedding. More...

Lindsey Marie Goolsby to marry Brantley Darrell Rogers May 20

Mr. and Mrs. Addison Burt Goolsby of Thomson announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Marie, to Brantley Darrell Rogers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Darrell Rogers of Washington. More...

Elise Hearn guest of honor at first birthday party

Dorothy Elise Hearn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gil Hearn of Dunwoody, celebrated her first birthday with a party at her home on Saturday, February 4. Her birthday was February l. More...