October 5, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Natalie Nicole Williams to speak at Mt. Carmel Baptist Youth Day

Natalie Nicole Williams will be the Youth Day speaker at the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church on Sunday, October 8, at 2 p.m. More...

Teen Fling 2006

Senior Assistant District Attorney Bill Doupé speaks to Saturday night's Teen Fling 2006, put on by Lt. More...

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The Office Cat

Big bazaar benefits building

K ermit Hocutt didn't know he was lost until Officer More...

Opinions

Same sex marriages

Down through the years my dad would preach that God intended it to be Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve. More...

Book Review

Shadow Divers By ROBERT KURSON

Scary images of men trapped in a submarine listening to sonar More...

Vox Pop

For the first time since 1991, the Atlanta Braves did not win the division and More...

Obituaries

Aldora Cynthia Cook

Funeral services for Aldora Cynthia Cook, 79, of Washington were held Saturday, September 30, 2006, at McLendon Memorial Funeral Home, Washington, with Rev. Robert Crawford officiating. Burial was in City West Cemetery, Washington. More...

H.E. Turner

Funeral services for H.E. Turner, 92, of Athens were held Sunday, October 1, 2006, at Bernstein Funereal Home in Athens with burial at Evergreen Memorial Park. More...

LaForrest "Skip" Aldridge

Funeral services for Jamie LaForrest "Skip" Aldridge, 72, of Panama City Beach, Fla., were held Wednesday, September 27, 2006, at Cornerstone Family Fellowship Church in Panama City with Pastor Gregory Westermeyer officiating. More...

Personalities

Girl Scouts earn badges at 'My Fair Lady'

Members and leaders of Girl Scout Troop 2500 spent an evening on the town in Augusta September 22. Seeing More...

Round Table hears of Confederate Orphan Brigade

Dr. Carol Crowe Carraco, (left) was welcomed by Washington Civil War Round Table officers Carol Cartledge and President Claibourne Darden Monday night for her talk to the Round Table on the Orphan Brigade. Dr. More...

Pet of the week

This young handsome Lab-mix has just been neutered and vaccinated. He is a gentle sweet dog and he needs a loving home. More...

Jennings sentenced to life plus 15 in attack on Tignall teen and mother

Antorres Ulysses Jennings, 21, has been sentenced to prison for life plus 15 years for his attack on a Tignall teen and her mother in April 2005. More...

New pilot development program introduced at town hall meeting

More than 60 Washington-Wilkes leaders met Monday night to hear about a new state pilot program that's designed to help rural communities help themselves to gain the tools and resources they need to make an economic turnaround. More...

Sole sponsor of essay contest is 'W-W Coalition for Progress'

A number of questions have arisen concerning the $1,000 Essay Contest which has been advertised in recent issues of this newspaper. Readers want to know if the contest is for real and who is behind it. More...

Slinging dirt at the tractor pull

Two boys -- part of a crowd of thousands-- watch a pickup driver try to make a full pull at Saturday's Young Farmers Truck and Tractor Pull at Aonia Motor Pass. More...

News

Methodists' fall bazaar set this Friday and Saturday

The First United Methodist Church of Washington will have a fall bazaar Friday and Saturday, October 6 and 7. More...

Grassroots Arts Program now accepting applications

Applications are being taken for the Grassroots Arts Program, which can provide funding for arts and other non-profit organizations in Wilkes County. More...

Local firefighters to collect funds for burn camp

Firefighters from the Washington Fire Department will be conducting a Boot Drive for the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation this weekend. More...

Letters

Join in encouraging community spirit

TO THE EDITOR: I am a proud resident in the Town of Tignall and serve on the City Council. Mayor Richard Gammon, council members Leon Aycock, Charles Bradley, Albert Huyck, and Thomas Jackson, are also proud residents in the Town of Tignall. More...

Sports

Tigers' new balance beats Banks badly, 43-7

Last Friday night, the Washington Wilkes Tigers destroyed the Banks County Leopards by a score of 43-7. More...

SOUTHERN FRIED FOOTBALL

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets really turned some heads last week by thumping Virginia Tech on the road. Clemson scored over 50 points for the third time this season. The War Eagles found out what it is like to be in a pit with fired-up Gamecocks. More...

Top sports fans will know the answers to this quiz

1. Before the Chicago White Sox in 2005, name the last team to win the World Series without beating the New York Yankees at some point in the playoffs. More...

Worship

Danburg Baptist homecoming planned for this Sunday, Oct. 8

The Danburg Baptist Church will have homecoming on Sunday, October 8, beginning with gospel singing at 10:15 a.m. More...

Mt. Zion Baptist will celebrate 135th on Oct. 22

Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Lincolnton, will celebrate its 135th anniversary on Sunday, October 22, at 2 p.m. Rev. Robert Crawford is pastor. More...

Presbyterian Church to hold annual 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...

Don't Forget

Brinkley's Chapel Baptist Church, Thomson, will have appreciation More...