July 27, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Band Camp's just warming up good

Members of the Washington-Wilkes Tiger Band have been hard at work from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., indoors and out, marching and playing, and playing, and sweating, and fanning, and tanning, and next week they'll do it all over again and again. More...

Rehoboth Baptist Church celebrates 200 years Saturday

Rehoboth Baptist Church will begin celebrating its bicentennial this Saturday, July 29, as the group "Reign Song" leads in a worship service. A "love offering" will fund the group's expenses. More...

Phil Tanner's Biscuit Place on national TV Sat. night

Everybody better get their biscuits while they can - Phil Tanner's fixing to get famous, and the lines at The Biscuit Place are bound to get longer. More...

Young Farmers set to hold Truck and Tractor Pull Sat.

The Wilkes County Young Farmers will hold a Truck and Tractor Pull on Saturday at their new facility in Aonia. More...

Sunday Eucharist to be at 10:30 a.m. for Fifth Sunday

The Sunday Eucharist on July 30 at the Episcopal Church of the Mediator in Washington will be at 10:30 a.m. instead of the usual 11:15 time. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Seeing a Hilton in the Hilton

M ary Craven and Mandy Whisnant have moved the More...

Opinions

Be careful where you lie

I remember my childhood prayer, "Now I lay me down to sleep; I pray the Lord my soul to keep." We need to lie down with a prayer on our lips and in our hearts. Be careful where you lie! More...

Book Review

Miracles on the Water

We have heard of the Lusitania; we have heard of the More...

Vox Pop

Hearings are scheduled to allow taxpayers to express concerns over the More...

Sports

Tiger football practice to begin next week; reserve seat tickets on sale now for 2006

Washington-Wilkes Tiger Athletic Director Russell Morgan has announced that it is that time of year again and mandatory Tiger football practice will begin next Wednesday, More...

Barnett wins homerun derby at '06 USSSA championships

D.J. Barnett of WashingtonWilkes participated in the USSSA Baseball AA State and World Series More...

Girls softball teams set tryouts for varsity and middle school

Tryouts for the 2006 varsity girls softball team will begin next Tuesday, August 1, at 5 p.m. at Ashley Park. All girls participating must meet all academic requirements and have an updated physical on file. More...

Worship

A Different Perspective

We are all familiar with the old saying, "You can't see the forest for the trees." It is quite true that we often become so concerned with the details and daily functions of living that we may lose our perspective. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Fall Fashion Show will More...

High steel prices, low state aid puts new school complex at risk; tax hike won't be nearly enough

Because of situations both in the state capitol and in the Middle East, Wilkes County may not be able to afford to build the proposed new high-school/middle-school complex, at least not now. More...

' Em boys ain't right

Bradley Barber (left) and Graham Maurer will play a dozen small-town characters each in the rural comedy "Greater Tuna" at the Washington Little Theater the second weekend in August. More...

Back-to-school tax holiday starts next Thursday

Local residents are reminded that Georgia's sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, August 3, and continues until midnight Sunday, August 6. More...

Watchmakers Restaurant closes, Friedman family leaving Wilkes

"It's heart-breaking - we really planned on being here long-term, and we love it here," Watchmakers Restaurant owner and chef Rich Friedman who, along with his wife Misty, had brought sophisticated Southern cuisine to Washington. More...

Revolutionary War historian to speak to historical meeting

The Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation will hold its next quarterly meeting Sunday, August 6, at the Robert Toombs State Historic Site. More...

Hand-made curly maple table to be raffled by WMH auxiliary

In conjunction with the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Fashion Show on August 12, a raffle will be conducted for a beautiful table made by Bill Sleighter of Washington Wilkes. More...

District Governor installs new Rotarian

Dr. Lester Johnston (left) was inducted as the newest member of the Washington Rotary Club and was installed by Rotary District Governor J.V. Vlass (right) during a special ceremony at the club's regular meeting on July 20. More...

News

Introduces new librarian

Celeste Stover, retired director of the Bartram Trail Regional Library headquartered at the Mary Willis Library, spoke to the Washington Kiwanis Club at its regular meeting on Tuesday, July 25. More...

Food distribution set Aug. 24 for Wilkes low-income families

The CSRA Economic Opportunity Authority Inc. will have a mass food distribution in Wilkes County on August 24. More...

Women's fall Bible study uses Beth Moore's book on Daniel

The First Baptist Church, Washington, will begin its annual fall women's Bible study on Wednesday morning, August 16, and Thursday evening, August 17. More...

Letters

Police commended, challenges issued

TO THE EDITOR: I would like to commend officers Jamie Bridges and Gene Norman for a great job that they did in finding the individuals responsible for terrorizing my family (wife, 14year-old daughter, and six-year-old son) on Monday, July 24, 2006. More...

Middle School students with disabilities make AYP

TO THE EDITOR: Thank you for last week's article congratulating all Wilkes County schools for their continued success in making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). More...

Reader has concerns for seniors

TO THE EDITOR: Will you print these concerns for senior citizens of Wilkes County to try and make it better for them. I have done research on the programs that we have for the seniors and we do, or assist by doing the following below: More...

Obituaries

Audrey Harris Jones

Audrey Harris Jones, 80, of Washington, will be held in Virginia at a later date. Mrs. Jones died Tuesday, July 18, 2006, at her home. More...

Lindsey Johnson

Funeral services for Lindsey Johnson, 85, of Washington were held Saturday, July 22, 2006, at the New Saints CME Church, Baltimore Road, Washington, with Rev. Charles E. Henderson officiating. More...

Naomi M. Crew

Funeral services for Naomi M. Crew, 79, of Church Street, Washington, were held Saturday, July 22, 2006, at Springfield Baptist Church, Washington, with Pastor L. Dante Smith officiating. Interment was in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington. More...

Personalities

Virginia Lee King marries Robert M. Willingham Jr.

Virginia Lee King and Robert M. Willingham Jr. of Washington were married on Saturday, June 24, at three o'clock in the afternoon at The Church of the Mediator with the Rev. Dr. John Via officiating. Mr. and Mrs. More...

Callaway family enjoys reunion aboard 'Freedom of the Seas'

Kari and Eugene Callaway, along with their children, India and Grace, enjoyed a relaxing seven-day family reunion aboard the Royal Caribbean "Freedom of the Seas" currently the "biggest cruise ship ever built", according to the June 19, 2006 issue of More...

Landon Bailey celebrates tenth birthday

Landon Bailey, son of Mark and Sherry Atkins of Tignall, and Jason and Erin Bailey of Lincolnton, celebrated his tenth birthday on July 17 and was honored on several occasions. More...