September 28, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Wilkes Co. gets community development grant; $160,599 to be used to extend water and sewer

Wilkes County has received a $160,559 Community Development Block Grant, and the checks were handed out to county officials in ceremonies in Atlanta last week More...

Off to the races

About the only thing Dawson County saw of W-W Tiger running back Kelmetrius Wylie in last weekend's region football game was his back as he sprinted past and left everybody in his wake. More...

Homecoming court presented at football game

The 2006 W-WCHS Homecoming Court presented during halftime of Friday night's game included (from left) Yakira Banks, Lindsey Guin, Priscilla Oguje, Latoya Hardman, Shaneesia Williams, Homecoming Queen Diundra Doughty, Elizabeth Duggan, Brooke Hardigr More...

Pre-K kids enjoy Doggie Day Celebration

FUMC Pre-k had a Doggie Day Celebration recently. "All of the children were invited to bring their favorite plush dog to school," said Julie Lewis. "We bathed, fed and loved on our pets." A parade was scheduled but cancelled due to rain. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Murph loses bet, gets colorful fingers

The Office Cat

Work has begun on that $1.5 expansion at the Pope More...

Opinions

Saving grace

I'm going to sound like Andy Rooney on 60 Minutes. More...

Book Review

The $64 Tomato By WILLIAM ALEXANDER

Don't let William Alexander fool you. He pretends that More...

Sports

Tigers win first region game in high-scoring contest

Friday night the Washington- Wilkes Tigers won their first region game of the season, defeating the Tigers of Dawson County by a score of 55-31. This is the highest scoring game for W-W in a couple of seasons. More...

Lady Tigers lost to Thomson 6-0; Morgan is next

The Washington-Wilkes Lady Tiger softball team lost to Thomson on Tuesday, September 25, by a score of 6-0. Thomson scored all 6 runs in the second inning off three hits, a pair of walks, and two Tiger errors. More...

Young Farmers tractor pull set this Saturday at Aonia

The Wilkes County Young Farmers will hold their second Truck & Tractor Pull Saturday at their new facility, Aonia Motor Pass, on the Thomson Highway southeast of Washington More...

Worship

Washington Presbyterian Church to hold fall services Oct. 15-17

The Washington Presbyterian Church will hold its annual fall services on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, October 15, 16, and 17, More...

Mount Zion plans homecoming, revival services October 1 thru 4

Mount Zion United Methodist Church, located off Highway 80 in Wilkes County, will have homecoming on Sunday, October 1, and will follow with revival services continuing through Wednesday, October 4. More...

First Methodist sets Fall Bazaar Oct. 6-7, items needed to sell

The First United Methodist Church will have a Fall Bazaar to benefit the building fund of the church on Friday and Saturday, October 6 and 7. More...

Don't Forget

Mark's Tabernacle Baptist Church will celebrate its pastor's More...

Steel Magnolias to open Friday night; reception, matinee set for Saturday

Steel Magnolias, the eagerly awaited fall production of The Washington Little Theater Company, opens this coming Friday night, September 29, at 8 p.m. at the Playhouse on North Alexander Avenue in Washington. More...

Ground broken for Pope Center renovation; new venue will attract groups for meetings

The long-planned renovation and expansion of the Edward B. More...

Homecoming Queen hopes for med school

2006 W-WCHS Homecoming Queen Diundra Doughty is an athlete, a scholar, and president of her class. She is a member of the National Honor Society, the Lady Tiger Basketball team, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the Tiger Band colorguard. More...

Rayle Ramble October 14 is set to be bigger, better; singer Terri Gibbs to star

The sixth annual Rayle Ramble will be held Saturday, October 14, at the Rayle City Hall and promises to be bigger and better than ever. More...

Celebrity waiters, musical guests set to entertain for Wills Memorial

The Celebrity Waiters Dinner sponsored by the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary to benefit Wills Memorial Hospital will be held on Tuesday, October 10. More...

Optimists hear about Fair Tax

Herbert Smith (at right) presented his program on the Fair Tax legislation now being discussed to the Washington Optimist Club recently. He was welcomed by club President Jim Bennett (left) and hosted by program chair Donna Bufford. More...

News

Drug problem outlined by investigator

Investigator Jimmy Harrison (right) of the Wilkes County Sheriff's Department spoke to members of the Washington Rotary Club at their regular Thursday lunch meeting on September 14. More...

Students donate 40 units at HOSA/Shepeard blood drive

The Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) club sponsored a blood drive at the school on Wednesday, September 20. More...

Cookie dough sale begins today; proceeds to fund many activities

W-WMS Corner

We have now completed week seven of the school year. Students and teachers are working hard to insure academic success. The first nine weeks grading period ends October 9, 2006, with report cards going out on October 11. More...

Letters

Great little town' has a couple of problems

TO THE EDITOR: I am a proud resident here in the town of Tignall. I would like to take an opportunity to comment on a couple of actions taken by my local government. More...

Curves: 'No one can do it for you'

TO THE EDITOR: Curves for Women on Courthouse Square in Washington closed last week. I am really sorry that we have not maintained our membership at a level that would pay the expenses to operate the Curves facility here. More...

Black Sheep flew the great Corsair

TO THE EDITOR: Thank you for your coverage of the program I gave to the Kiwanis Club regarding the colorful and controversial Black Sheep Squadron. More...

Obituaries

Burnard Samuel Swann

Funeral services for Burnard Samuel Swann, 84, of Rayle, were held Thursday, September 21, 2006, at Sardis Baptist Church, Rayle, with Rev. Allen Danner and Rev. Jim Edwards officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. He died September 19. More...

Lillian Marrion Lee

Funeral services for Lillian Marrion Lee, 74, of Washington were held Sunday, September 24, 2006, at the New Salem Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. R.L. Reynolds officiating. She died September 19. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Personalities

Hospital announces addition of Smith and West as PT staff

"Wills Memorial Hospital is constantly striving to make quality additions to the outpatient services," said Hospital CEO Marvin Goldman. "We are glad to announce the employment of a physical therapy staff." More...

Leigh Taylor Godsey to marry Christopher O'Dell Knight Oct. 6

Mr. and Mrs. Rohn Anderson of Washington announce the engagement of her daughter, Leigh Taylor Godsey, of Washington, to Staff Sergeant Christopher O'Dell Knight of Tampa, Fla., grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Culmer, also of Tampa, Fla. More...

First Baptist Boomers and Seniors group gathers for fellowship

"Boomers and Seniors" of First Baptist Church were honored with an afternoon fellowship Thursday, September 21, in the Mary Callaway Burton Fellowship Hall. More...