October 26, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Advance voting starts Monday for Nov. 7 election

Advance voting for Georgia's November 7 General Election begins Monday, October 30, and absentee voting is available now for those who will be unable to vote in person. More...

Rotarians deliver pancake suppers

A little-known fact about the Washington Rotary Club's annual Pancake Supper is that even before the general public is admitted, members are out delivering meals to every resident of local nursing homes and personal care homes as well as to several o More...

Georgia is fifth in the nation for deer collisions; now is the most active season for Wilkes deer

It's not your imagination - we in Georgia do have more collisions with deer than most places. And right now, with the Wilkes County deer population at its most active, this a dangerous time of the year for both driver and deer. More...

Little River Kidz Klub previews newest 'VeggieTales' DVD Sun.

Kidz Klub is sponsoring a special preview showing of the newest VeggieTales DVD, "Gideon, Tuba Warrior!" Prior to the DVD's release to the public, children in the Washington community are welcome to see this special preview of the adventures of Bob t More...

Ethan and Mason fiddle up a storm

Washington Farmers Market was hopping Saturday morning More...

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Are you ready for zombies in Resthaven?

A resident of Green's Grove was on his way home when More...

Opinions

Book Review

The Secret of the Seven Seeds

Why go through all the trouble of working hard and being successful if it won't make you a happier person? That is the question noted author and leadership expert David Fischman asks of readers in his new book, More...

Vox Pop

Last week the population of the United States grew to 300 million and it is More...

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Obituaries

Mary Dillard Wright

Graveside services for Mary Dillard Wright, 95, of Washington were held Monday, October 23, 2006, at the Daniel-Bryan Cemetery in Philomath, with Rev. Randy Hardy officiating. She died Friday, October 20, at Wilkes Health Care Center, Washington. More...

Lilllian Smith Garrett Skinner

Graveside services for Lillian Smith Garrett Skinner, 92, of Washington were held Friday, October 20, 2006, in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington, with Rev. Chip Wilson and Rev. Albert W. Huyck Jr. officiating. More...

Anna Roth Ray Yearwood

Graveside services for Anna Roth Ray Yearwood, 90, of Crawfordville were held Friday, October 20, 2006, at the Sharon United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Geri Lancaster officiating. More...

Personalities

Bonnie Bounds is named semifinalist in merit program

Bonnie Bounds of Washington- Wilkes has been named by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) as one of approximately 16,000 National Semifinalists in the 52nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. More...

Paramedics visit PreK kids

First United Methodist Pre-K had paramedic Dan and paramedic Teresa to come and visit them with their EMS truck. "The children enjoyed sitting inside and hearing their heartbeats," said Julie Lewis. "They also thought it was neat to see the lights. More...

Will Matthew Hite celebrates sixth birthday October 12

Will Matthew Hite, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Hite, celebrated his sixth birthday on October 12 and was honored on three occasions. More...

Art show, fall festival will bring big fun to Wilkes next weekend

It's just a week away - a full weekend of arts and crafts, fine art, fun, and entertainment begins next Saturday, November 4, as the annual "Washington Connections" Premier Art Show and Sale teams up with the "I'd Rather Be in Tignall" Fall Festival. More...

Food ministry readies for holidays

Volunteers at Stephen's House Food Ministry unpack and arrange food items for their Wilkes County neighbors who will need a little extra this year. More...

Speeders won't get any slack on Halloween night, police say

Washington Police will be out in force Halloween night to make sure trick or treaters have a safe experience. More...

Chamber sets awards dinner for next Thurs.

In its special annual salute to local business and civic leaders, the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce will host its annual awards dinner next Thursday, November 2. More...

Casting call announced for 'Pushin' Up Daisies'

Filmmaker Patrick Franklin will be hosting a casting call for "Pushing up Daisies" on Sunday, October 29, at the conference room of the Mary Willis Library in Washington from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. More...

Trunks of Treats set for Sunday

Kay Nelms (right) gets in a little face-painting practice on Taylor Echols in preparation for the First Baptist Church "Trunks of Treats" on The Square Sunday, October 29, 6-8 p.m. More...

It's that time of the year again and everyone is reminded that Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, October 29. Set your clocks back and gain an hour this Sunday, October 29, at 2 a.m. More...

News

Branch recounts service in Iraq

Georgia State Patrol Senior Trooper Dale Branch (left) discussed "A Day in the Life of a U.S. Soldier in Iraq" at the regular meeting of the Washington Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, October 24. More...

Lions to serve chicken BBQ this Saturday, Oct. 28, at 11

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...

Trunks of Treats to be held Oct. 29 on The Square

The First Baptist Church, Washington, will have its third annual Trunks of Treats for children in the community on Sunday, October 29. More...

Letters

Caring attitude at WMH provides comfort

TO THE EDITOR: Recently our mother, Mary Rogers, was a patient in Wills Memorial Hospital for six weeks. She was admitted in fairly stable condition but her condition worsened quickly until her death. More...

Mayflower closed, thanks offered

TO THE EDITOR: Yes. It is true. The Mayflower Coffee Co. closed its doors on October 20. More...

Thanks to Kiwanis for clean play area

TO THE EDITOR: I would like to publicly thank the Kiwanis Club for cleaning up Liberty Street Park. I teach pre-school at Washington First United Methodist Church and my class uses this playground at least three times a week. More...

Sports

Tigers still perfect in region, pluck Eagles 37-0

Last Friday night, the Washington Wilkes Tigers had an easy 37-0 victory over the War Eagles of Putnam County. More...

SOUTHERN FRIED FOOTBALL

Last Saturday night the Clemson Tigers shook-up Southern football with a resounding 31-7 blasting of a very good Georgia Tech team. The win propelled Clemson to the No. 1 ranking in this week's Dixie Dozen. More...

Region 8-AA Standings

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Worship

God's influence in our daily lives

My brother-in-law who was due for a bone marrow transplant because he has cancer underwent some chemo treatments and was being prepped for the transplant. More...

Full house at Ebenezer Baptist Church honors Rev. Albert Huyck for service

As Rev. Albert W. Huyck Jr. retires from a nine-year pastorate at Ebenezer Baptist Church, nearly 150 members and guests filled the church sanctuary for his sermon Sunday, October 22. More...

Penfield Christian Home meeting set for November 4 in Mercer Chapel

Penfield Christian Home's 16th annual meeting will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2006, in the historic Mercer Chapel at Penfield. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 1 p.m. More...

Don't Forget

Flu shots will be available at the Wilkes County Health Department More...