October 12, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Nancy C. Long Walk of Hope set for Friday afternoon at 6

The annual Nancy Callaway Long Breast Cancer Walk of Hope will be held Friday afternoon, October 13, at 6 p.m., on The Square in Downtown Washington. More...

Leadership Wilkes follow-up meeting sees questions answered, new projects planned

The critical second meeting of the new Leadership Wilkes community effort took place Thursday evening, with designated leaders addressing More...

Georgia Black Mayors to meet here in Washington next week

Washington Mayor Willie Burns will host the annual conference of the Georgia Conference of Black Mayors, Inc. here later this month. More...

Special Sections

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The Office Cat

Talk of the town

Wilkes County Emergency Medical Technician Bruce Bailey More...

Opinions

Book Review

Lunch at the Picadilly By CLYDE EDGERTON

The characters in Clyde Edgerton's novels are people More...

Vox Pop

North Korea has said it conducted a nuclear test on Monday of this week More...

Whistling and singing

Whatever happened to whistling and singing while folks worked. More...

Sports

Bulldogs no match for Tigers; Patriots are next

Last Friday night, the Washington- Wilkes Tigers defeated region rivals Morgan County by a score of 28-0. The Tiger defense recorded their second shutout of the season, the first being against Lincoln County. More...

Young Tigers to close out season against Bulldogs today

We can't tell who's got the ball because we can't see his face or his number, but he gained a lot of ground before Tevin Curry caught up with him to prevent a touchdown. More...

SOUTHERN FRIED FOOTBALL

What a weekend we experienced as college football in the South reached the halfway point. More...

Personalities

Quite a birthday present

What did you get for your birthday? Scott Lewis got another mom! Scott is shown here with his birth mother, Mrs. Donna Camp. More...

Rev. General Lee Avery honored at Gala Celebration for achievements, constant care for the community

Rev. General Lee Avery was honored at The G. L. More...

Celebrating 61 years together

Eva and Harry Reynolds celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary More...

City Council returns to meet at City Hall; all agree larger meeting place is needed

The return of the Washington City Council's monthly meeting to City Hall evoked a few warm memories, but even a smaller-than-usual crowd overflowed into the hallway and prompted council members to consider meeting in a larger venue for a few months. More...

Wilkes rock dig yielding 'world-class' amethysts: 'history being made here'

A vein of world-class amethyst is being mined in north Wilkes County, and mineral collectors are saying that the gemstones being taken out are the best they've seen in decades - anywhere in the world. More...

Kiwanis Club spruces up two playgrounds

As part of "Hands on Georgia," a statewide initiative to increase volunteer involvement in public improvement, a total of 19 Washington Kiwanis Club members and four non-members spent many man-hours fixing up both the Booker and Liberty Street playgr More...

News

New member installed

John Howard, Regions Bank branch manager (right), was installed as the newest member of the Washington Rotary Club at the club's regular Thursday meeting on October 5. Rotarian Jerry Stover was Howard's sponsoring member. More...

'I'd Rather Be In Tignall' Festival will be held on Sat., November 4

The fifth annual "I'd Rather Be In Tignall" Fall Festival will be held Saturday, November 4. More...

An epicurian treat: Lions barbeque set for Sat. October 28

Local epicureans who have savored the treat in the past will be pleased to know that another chicken barbecue, as prepared by the master chefs of the Washington Lions Club, is coming soon. More...

Letters

McTiers grateful for friends love and support

TO THE EDITOR: My family has once again experienced the graciousness and kindness of small town living and wishes to express sincere thanks to our many friends in Washington, Tignall, Rayle, and surrounding area. More...

Judge Jim Burton announces Dec. '08 retirement plans

TO THE EDITOR: and to voters of Wilkes County: On December 31, 2008, I will complete my fifth term as Probate Judge for Wilkes County. More...

Wills Memorial's new specialty clinic keeps Wilkes money here

TO THE EDITOR: I received health services twice last week at Wills Memorial Hospital's new Specialty Clinic. In both cases, they had to rearrange their scheduling somewhat to work me in. More...

Obituaries

Asa Monroe Bennett

Graveside services for Asa Monroe Bennett, 93, of Washington, were held Monday, October 9, 2006, at Resthaven Cemetery, Washington. He died Friday, October 6, at his home. More...

Mary Elizabeth Mansfield Rogers

Funeral services for Mary Elizabeth Mansfield Rogers, 86, of Poplar Drive, Washington, were held Sunday, October 8, 2006, at the Washington First Baptist Church with Rev. Sid Hopkins, Rev. Albert W. Huyck Jr., and Warren Stowe officiating. More...

Melvyn Murphy Wallace

Funeral services for Melvyn Murphy Wallace, 72, of Washington were held Sunday, October 8, at Hilliard Station Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. G.L. Avery officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Worship

Mt. Zion Baptist in Lincolnton to celebrate 135 years 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...

Rehoboth Baptist Church sets revival services for Oct. 22-25

Rehoboth Baptist Church at Metasville will have revival services October 22-25. More...

Washington Presbyterian to hold fall services starting with covered dish supper this Sunday

The Washington Presbyterian Church will hold annual Fall Services Sunday through Tuesday, October 15-17. More...

Don't Forget

American Legion Post 194, Lincolnton, will present the Coastline More...