March 9, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

New Farmers Market to fill a local need for healthy eating, locally grown foods

With all that the revived downtown Washington has to offer both visitors and home folks alike, Katherine and Bradley Barber noticed that something was still missing, and they plan to change that. More...

Beta Sigma Phi donates to cancer fund

Geraldine Dill (l) accepts a check on behalf of the Cancer Relief Fund from Mable Tucker of the Eta Omicron Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. More...

Evangelism rally set for March 16 at Tignall Baptist

The annual Evangelism Rally sponsored by the Georgia Baptist Association will be held on Thursday, March 16, 6:30 p.m., at the Tignall Baptist Church. More...

Civic clubs showing civic pride

In a joint effort of the Washington Rotary Club and its sponsored Interact Club, several members of each worked in the drizzling rain to clean trash and debris out of the stream running through Fort Washington Park. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Midnight elves do good deed

During the weekend and on Sunday at church, lots of More...

Opinions

Vox Pop

A new book says that Barry Bonds used steroids and other performanceenhancing drugs for five years before the MLB ban. He has not admitted that he did. If he did, do you think he should be allowed to continue to chase the home run records? More...

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Book Review

Teacher Man By FRANK McCOURT

If you are a teacher, you must read this book. If you are a par More...

Obituaries

William Carl Dawson

Graveside services for William Carl (Billy) Dawson, 69, of Tignall Road, Washington, were held Tuesday, March 7, 2006, at the Washington Wilkes Memorial Garden with Peter Hoffmann officiating. He died Sunday, March 5, at his home. More...

Edwina Aldred Hardy

Graveside services for Edwina Aldred Hardy, 81, of Tignall were held Monday, March 6, 2006, at the Tignall Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Dale Fincher officiating. She died Saturday, March 4. More...

Gloria Callaway

Funeral services for Gloria Callaway, 80, of Athens were held Thursday, March 2, 2006, at Evergreen Memorial Park, Athens, with Rev. John Walker officiating. She died Monday, February 27. More...

Personalities

Dia Lee Grabb to marry William Dean Winfrey

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Bentley of Lincolnton announce the engagement of their daughter, Dia Lee Grabb, to William Dean Winfrey, both of Washington, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Winfrey of Rayle. More...

Mrs. Martha Wells honored by family and friends at 90th birthday reception

Mrs. Martha Carlyon Wells was honored on the occasion of her 90th birthday at a reception Sunday afternoon, March 5, given by her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Wells, and their family, Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Wells of Washington and Mr. More...

Washington Personal Mention

Meg Rogers and Robin Oliver of Carrollton were overnight guests of Mr. and Mrs. Grady Rogers last Friday. They enjoyed lunch at Watchmaker%27s and browsing the Downtown shops. They returned to Carrollton Saturday afternoon. Weekend guests of Mr. More...

Big-time dirt bike, ATV racing returns to Aonia Pass Sat.

Over 1,000 of the fastest dirt bike and ATV cross-country riders in the More...

'The 1940s Radio Hour' to play for Tour of Homes weekend

The Washington Little Theater Company is celebrating the Tour of Homes weekend with a production of the popular musical, The 1940%27s Radio Hour. More...

Lions Club gets unique donation from Essex Mfg.

A unique and decidedly major donation to the Washington Lions Club was announced Monday evening, March 6, when the Washington club hosted the Region III, Zone II meeting of Georgia Lions District 18-F. More...

Kiwanis art and talent show set for March 17 at W-WCHS

A popular event that has come to be much anticipated each spring and that contributes substantially to civic programs and cultural appreciation is set for next month. More...

Walk of Hope funds go to ACS

Joan Geddings of the Eta Omicron Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi presents a check to Dan Coxwell for the American Cancer Society. The funds donated were raised by Beta Sigma Phi at the annual Nancy C. Long Walk of Hope. 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%27 Marketplace to be held just off The Square on Spring Tour of Homes weekend. More...

Spring Training for future umpires

The First United Methodist Pre-K is getting ready for Spring Training with Marvin Hudson, the major league baseball umpire. He spoke to the children recently about being an umpire and read them a Dr. Seuss book in celebration of Dr. More...

News

Armour shows grand champion at steer show

Ethan Armour, a member of the Wilkes County FFA, showed the grand champion steer at the 52nd annual Washington Area Steer and Heifer Show held Saturday, March 4, at the McGill-Woodruff Agricultural Center in Washington. More...

CORRECTION:

In last week%27s law enforcement roundup, Bobby Quarles, 38, of Wilkes County, was incorrectly reported to have been charged with four counts of aggravated assault. More...

February blood donors named by Shepeard Blood Center

Shepeard Community Blood Center has supplied the following list of donors who participated in the February 16 community blood drive in Washington-Wilkes on February 16, and sponsored by the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. More...

Sports

Tigers drop two games but come back to even record with 9-8 Jefferson win

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger baseball team got clobbered in two out of three games this week but an impressive comeback in the final two innings on Tuesday evened the team%27s season record at 2-2. More...

Tiger tennis teams continue improvement

The W-W Tiger tennis teams still have not recorded a team victory this season but are showing signs of improvement on both the boys and girls teams. Specific results of matches have not been made available and will be reported as they become so. More...

Registration begins for Adult softball, continues to Mar. 31

Registration began last Monday for the spring adult softball program sponsored by the WashingtonWilkes Parks and Recreation Department and will continue, from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, with a deadline of Friday, March 31. More...

Worship

In Answer to God's Call. . .

Potter's House outgrows space, expands ministry

The Christian ministry which has grown from a young couple%27s answer to God%27s call to Canada continues to spread throughout Westbank, British Columbia. More...

Don't Forget

The Dial-A-Prayer Ministry is sponsored in the Wilkes County area by Beaverdam Baptist Church, Rayle. The toll-free telephone number to call to hear a different speaker each day is 1877-337-7785. More...