September 7, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

AirGeorgia backed by Channell, could benefit Wilkes Co. airport

A new initiative that will improve rural airports across Georgia, including some in House District 116 and possibly the Washington-Wilkes County airport, has gained the support of State Representative Mickey Channell. More...

New specialty center opens at Wills Memorial

More than 135 people attended the open house and ribbon cutting for the new Wills Memorial Hospital Medical Specialty Center Thursday, September 1. More...

New sign direct visitors into Washington

Far too many folks drive past Washington on the bypass, never realizing they're missing great shopping, historic treasures, old homes, and a friendly small town that welcomes visitors. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

It's not The Biscuit Place anymore

The always popular Cruise-In on The Square in Down More...

Opinions

Book Review

Seldom Disappointed

Tony Hillerman, author of the Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee More...

Vox Pop

The City of Washington is about to spend about $1.5 million on renovations More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Mildred Amelia Cosby

Funeral services for Mildred Amelia Cosby, 90, of Washington will be held Thursday, September 7, 2006, at Hopkins Funeral Home, Washington, r 11 a.m., with Rev. Albert W. Huyck Jr. officiating. More...

Margie Nell Fanning Hopkins

Graveside services for Margie Nell Fanning Hopkins, 73, of Washington were held Friday, September 1, 2005, in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington, with Rev. Donnie Berry and Rev. Albert W. Huyck Jr. officiating. More...

Lydia Bernal Fanning

Graveside services for Lydia Bernal Fanning, 69, of Forest Lane, Washington, were held Monday, September 4, 2006, at Resthaven Cemetery, Washington, with Rev. Donnie Berry officiating. More...

Don't Forget

There will be a general membership meeting of the Washington More...

Ed Pope Jr. elected to council; actual election said not needed

Edward B. Pope Jr. has been elected to fill the term of departing Washington City council member Anna Norman, announced Wilkes Co. Supervisor of Elections Judge Jim Burton. More...

Vital second meeting set for 'Leadership Wilkes' Oct. 28

The critical second meeting of the new Leadership Wilkes community effort has been set, and committees are now forming to tackle many of the problems and challenges identified at the first community meeting two weeks ago. More...

A fall full of festivals, shopping starts with Saturday's Cruise-In

It's past Labor Day and folks in Washington-Wilkes are turning their eyes toward what's just ahead - a fall and winter full of festivals, Christmas shopping, tours, plays, and other events that pack our smalltown calendar tighter every year. More...

DUI arrests lead offenses in round up of August's law enforcement activity

A round-up of law enforcement activity for the month of August shows a large number of arrests for driving under the influence and property crimes. More...

Kids enjoy 'Princess and the Pea'

Hundreds of kids from around the area filled Washington's Little Theater this week as the Children's Playhouse played eight performances of "The Princess and the Pea." Some 1,200 school children from Wilkes and surrounding areas enjoyed the classic c More...

News

'Steel Magnolias' to celebrate 35 years on stage

"Steel Magnolias," the Washington Little Theater Company's next production, is special in that it marks the group's 35th anniversary, 19712006. More...

Little Theater reception planned for 'Steel Magnolias' weekend

The Washington Little Company is 35 years old this year and in celebration of that milestone is planning a reception in conjunction with the production of "Steel Magnolias." More...

Students of the Month named at W-WMS

Washington-Wilkes Middle School Students of the Month are (front, l-r) Michael Pharr, Vanessa Willis, Brandon Waller, (back) Chelsea Burse, John Pope, and Dauri Binns. Two students are chosen from each grade level for this honor each month. More...

Sports

Tigers convincing in 35-16 win in opener

The Washington-Wilkes Tigers started the 2006 football season off right with a 35-16 win over the Screaming Devils from Warren County. More...

Cross-Country teams host meet Aug. 30

The W-W Tiger Cross-Country teams hosted an eight-team meet last Wednesday, August 30, on the WWCHS campus. Approximately 230 runners were to participate but unfortunately, bad weather with heavy rain and lightning cut the meet short. More...

Punt, Pass, Kick competition set by Optimist Club

The Optimist Club of Washington will hold a Punt, Pass & Kick competition Saturday, September 9, at 10 a.m. More...

Worship

Fishing Creek Baptist to host country supper September 9, 6-8:30

There will be a country cooking supper at Fishing Creek Baptist Church Saturday, September 9, from 6:00 until 8:30 p.m. Cost is $6.00 per plate for all you can eat. More...

Personalities

Ashley Turner, Ames Barnett honored at engagement party

The home of Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Denard on Tignall Road was the setting of an engagement party honoring Ashley Turner and Ames Barnett on Saturday evening, August 19. More...

Amy Denise Smothers marries Kevin Thomas Wheelis on Aug. 5

Amy Denise Smothers of Valdosta and Kevin Thomas Wheelis of Brunswick were united in marriage in an impressive doublering ceremony Saturday, August 5, at two o'clock in the afternoon at the First Assembly of God in Valdosta. Rev. More...

Cynthia Louise Wynn marries Torri LaFreadrick Norman

Cynthia Louise Wynn of Washington and Torri LaFreadrick Norman of Lincolnton exchanged wedding vows in a lovely double-ring ceremony Saturday, August 5, at four o'clock in the afternoon at the First Baptist Church in Lincolnton. Rev. More...