October 19, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Wilkes Teachers of the Year honored by Board of Education

The Wilkes County Board of Education honored the system's Teachers of the Year in Monday night's regular October meeting, and the high school was recognized for continuing to improve SAT scores. More...

Third graders get dictionaries for Noah Webster's birthday

Six classes of third-graders, along with their teachers and members of the Washington Kiwanis Club, celebrated the birthday of Noah Webster, creator of America's dictionary on Monday. More...

Griffiths to speak on Civil War Battle of Atlanta Monday night

Kenneth A. Griffiths, Col. JAGC, U.S. Army, retired, of Atlanta is the October guest speaker for the Civil War Round Table of Washington being held Monday, October 23, in the Fitzpatrick Hotel Restaurant beginning at 6 p.m. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Busted bank sign won't be fixed

D enise Johnson, who works at Essex Manufacturing Co. More...

Opinions

If I can, you can

I definitely sympathize with the addictions of folks, because I More...

Cartoon

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Book Review

Like Normal People By KAREN E. BENDER

This warm and touching novel follows three generations of More...

Obituaries

Roy Teems

Funeral services for Roy Teems of Tignall were held Monday, October 16, 2006, at the Tignall Baptist Church with Rev. Dale Fincher officiating. Interment was in the Tignall Cemetery. He died Saturday, October 14. More...

Donald Edward Walker

Funeral services for Donald Edward Walker, 80, of Metasville Road were held Monday, October 16, 2006, at Beulah Baptist Church with Rev. Stephen Rayner, Rev. Paul Richardson, and Rev. Jamie Callaway 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 will have a series of revival services beginning with high attendance day in the Sunday School on Sunday, October 22. Sunday School will begin at 9:45 a.m. with an opening assembly in the sanctuary. More...

Don't Forget

Flint Hill Church Gospel Choir will celebrate its tenth anniversary More...

Tax billing errors to be corrected this week

Incorrect tax values due to data entry errors and file transfer errors will be adjusted and taxpayers will be receiving corrected tax bills beginning as early as the end of this week. More...

Ga. Black Mayors to confer in Washington tomorrow; Melba Moore sings tonight

Kicking off with a free concert on The Square tonight by entertainer Melba Moore, the Georgia Conference of Black Mayors will hold its annual conference at the Fitzpatrick Hotel today through Saturday. More...

Art show, Tignall fest just two weeks off; original artwork, crafts available for sale

A full day of arts and crafts, fine art, fun, and entertainment begins Saturday, November 4, as the annual More...

Beautiful weather brings crowds to two festivals as Mule Days, Rayle Ramble fill fine fall weekend

More than 4,000 folks from near and far flocked to two Wilkes County celebrations this weekend, enjoying that old state-fair feeling in perfect October weather. More...

JUMP kids enjoy horses, food on 'Return to Double H ranch'

Wilkes County Community Partnership - Juvenile Mentoring Program (JUMP) got a second visit to the Double "H" Ranch in Colbert, Georgia on Saturday. More...

Sunday dinner, auction set for W-WCHS this Sunday at noon

The First United Methodist Church will have a Sunday Dinner and Auction at the Washington- Wilkes Comprehensive High School Cafeteria on Sunday, October 22. More...

The law says "STOP" for pedestrians

Washington Police Chief Mike Davis says he's giving fair warning about the pedestrian crosswalks now up on Whitehall Street. More...

News

Explains alternate fuels

Clint L. 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...

Seniors can get free legal help

Members of the staff of the Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP) will be in Wilkes County to meet with senior citizens wanting free legal help, on a first-come, firstserved basis. More...

Letters

Are leaders afraid to take bold steps?

TO THE EDITOR: The news report on the Leadership Wilkes meeting, for the most part, reviews questions raised at the first meeting. More...

Thanks for help with Ramble

TO THE EDITOR: I would like to express my sincere gratitude to individuals and businesses for their support and contributions which made the sixth annual Rayle Ramble a resounding success. More...

Mule Day took a ton of work - thanks to all

TO THE EDITOR: The two-day Mule Days celebration this past week was a complete success. It not only brought a lot of fun to local folks and visitors alike, it also served to bring in more shoppers and diners into Washington. More...

Sports

Tigers demolish Patriots as expected, 41-3

Last Friday night, the Washington Wilkes Tigers annihilated the Patriots from Oglethorpe County by a score of 41-3. More...

Region 8-AA Standings

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THE DIXIE DOZEN

The top 12 teams in the South this week area: 1. Louisville 2. Clemson 3. Georgia Tech 4. Auburn 5. Florida 6. Tennessee 7. LSU More...

Personalities

Students of the Month chosen at high school

September Students of the Month at Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School and the departments from which they were chosen include (front row, l-r) Kimberly Jenkins, Spanish; Sandricka Smith, family and consumer sciences; Keirra Norman, social st More...

Students of the Month selected

Washington-Wilkes Middle School Students of the Month are (front row, l-r) Rebecca Yearwood, Danyelle Hurley, Emily Treadwell, (back) Tranesia Jones, Jose Olalde, and Nicole Hicks. Two students are chosen from each grade level for this honor. More...

Students learn about fire safety

Last week was fire safety week and Fireman Tim Wright visited Washington Wilkes Primary School to talk to the students about fire safety. Students were able to see the fire truck and the equipment the firefighters use. More...