September 14, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Two festivals team up to make big weekend; art show and sale, 'Rather Be in Tignall' set

The first weekend in November will be full of arts and crafts, fine art, fun, and entertainment as the "Washington Connections" Premier Art Show and Sale teams up with the ever-popular "I'd Rather Be in Tignall" Fall Festival. More...

DOT to fix deadly intersection; Hwys 44 & 22 get 4-way stop

State Representative Mickey Channell announced at the meeting of the Washington Kiwanis Club Tuesday that the Georgia Department of Transportation will soon begin working on improvements to the intersection of Georgia Highway 22 and Georgia Highway 4 More...

'Communities of Opportunity' initiative to be introduced at town hall meeting

A new state program to help rural communities gain the tools and resources they need to prosper will be introduced in a town hall meeting in Washington Monday evening October 2 at the Mary Willis Library. More...

Georgia pines now raining lots of pine straw, but it can be used to reduce annual yard work

Georgia pines have started raining pine straw early this year. And yes, somebody has to rake it all up. But pine straw can be more of a blessing than a chore, said University of Georgia specialist Bob Westerfield. More...

ACE honors Garrett's 50 years

Mike Baker (l) ACE Hardware's retail business manager, presented PossAce Hardware store owner Tommy Garrett with the Estwing Golden Hammer Award in honor of his 50 years service in the hardware business. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Flirting with fire

Tiger fans were treated to a spectacular performance by More...

Opinions

Love your enemies

Those of saintly nature are not apt to fall prey to promiscuous, illicit living, but the real acid test of their true faith is the scripture that says, "Love your enemies; do good to them that despitefully use you and persecute you and say all manner More...

Book Review

Marley and Me

John Grogan is the Pennsylva nia columnist for the More...

Vox Pop

The Tigers showed they can play with anybody in the first half last week More...

Sports

Flip-flop game leaves Tigers short against Thomson

The Tigers lost to the Thomson Bulldogs last Friday night by a score of 40-16. The game was closer than the score shows, with the Tigers dominating the first half of the game and the Bulldogs dominating the second. More...

Cross-Country Tigers run in Jackson's six-way meet

The W-WCHS Tiger Cross-Country team traveled to Jackson County on Thursday, September 7, for a sixway meet that included Jackson County, Buford, Gainesville, Morgan County, and Madison County. More...

Middle school Tigers post first win, 22-14, in Elbert Co.

The Washington-Wilkes Middle School Tigers posted their first win of the 2006 season last week when they travelled to the Granite Bowl More...

Don't Forget

Booker's Chapel Baptist Church's Men's Ministry will More...

Ed Pope Jr. takes a seat at City Council table; Mayor announces town hall meeting October 2

A new member took his place at the table at the start of Monday night's regular September meeting of the Washington City Council. More...

Friends to celebrate many contributions of Rev. G.L. Avery

A lifetime of friends will be gathering in semi-formal attire Saturday night to celebrate Rev. G.L. Avery's lifetime - so far - of achievements and his constant care for his community. More...

Kick that bad habit with a FreshStart; classes start Oct. 4

Ready to stop smoking but need a little help to kick the habit? Try a More...

Remember that, honey?

If only the back seat of that '55 Olds could talk... More than a hundred cars, trucks, and motorcycles filled The Square for the annual Fall Cruise-In Saturday. More...

Which prince will be crowned?

Vying for the 2006 Homecoming King's crown are: (l-r) Brantley Walker, Patrell Turman, Clete Wilson, and Dywane Hampton. More...

A Heap of Healeys on The Square

The Atlanta Austin-Healey Club had its own Cruise-In Saturday in Washington. Club members arrived from points all over north Georgia at the invitation of Healey owner Steve DeShazo. More...

News

Representative briefs Kiwanis Club

Mickey Channell (left), Georgia State Representative for District 116, spoke to the Washington Kiwanis Club at its regular meeting on Tuesday, September 13. Rep. More...

Volunteer drivers needed now for Wilkes Road to Recovery

Summer Garrison from the American Cancer Society and Debbie Anderson, Wilkes County Road to Recovery Coordinator, are asking citizens to meet at the Wills Memorial Hospital Library Friday, September 15, at 1:30 p.m. More...

Smyrna United Methodist set revival services starting Sun.

Smyrna United Methodist Church will have annual revival services beginning Sunday, September 17, and continuing through Wednesday, September 20. More...

Letters

Edith Anthony, Hastee Freeze remembered

TO THE EDITOR: Washington Wilkes lost another great lady this past week in the passing of Edith Anthony. Mrs. More...

Thanks for 'Ride for Gary' help

TO THE EDITOR: We would like to take this opportunity to express our deepest thanks to everyone who helped make the "Ride for Gary" a huge success. Thanks to the vendors, volunteer More...

All about heart, sportsmanship

TO THE EDITOR: This was posted by Phil Tanner on the Triple-A Football website after the game on Friday. It is very touching and reinforces for me that here in Washington we may not always have the No. 1 team but we have something just as good. More...

Obituaries

Edith Eula Williamson Anthony

Graveside services for Edith Eula Williamson Anthony, 88, were held Thursday, September 7, 2006, at Resthaven Cemetery, Washington, with Rev. James Bowen officiating. She died Tuesday, September 5, at Wilkes Health Care Center, Washington. More...

Joe L. Norman

Funeral services for Joe L. Norman, 68, were held Saturday, September 9, 2006, at the Springfield Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Norman Williams and Rev. G.L. Avery officiating. Burial was in City West Cemetery, Washington. More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Anna Claire Edwards Mr. and Mrs. John Harvey Edwards III of Monroe, N. C., announce the birth of their daughter, Anna Claire, on Tuesday, July 18, at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, N.C. She weighed 7 lbs. 15 ozs. More...

Washington Personal Mention

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Nelms attended the 24th Shades of the Past Road Run at Pigeon Forge, Tenn., during the weekend. +Mr. and Mrs. Michael Wells vacationed several days at St. Simons Island. +Mrs. More...

Lindsey Hopkins entertained at shower, brunch

Lindsey Hopkins of Fort Worth, Tex., bride-elect of Marco Alanis, also of Fort Worth, was entertained at a shower and brunch on Saturday, August 12, at the home of Barbara Milliorn in Fort Worth. More...