November 2, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Memorial dedication set for local Marine Friday, Nov. 10 at 10

Family, friends, and neighbors will gather to dedicate a memorial to Lance Corporal Philip M. Scarborough at the Wilkes County Court House on Friday, Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. More...

SUV goes up in flames

Washington firefighter/EMT Eric Newman hits a burning SUV with water in this Thursday afternoon fire on Goldmine Road. The owner of the vehicle, Tracy Moore, 18, said he noticed smoke and heat coming from underneath the vehicle as he drove. More...

Wilkes Chamber of Commerce to host awards dinner tonight

Leaders from Wilkes County and surrounding areas will take part in a special annual salute to local business and civic leaders as the Washington Wilkes Chamber of Commerce hosts the Annual Awards Dinner tonight at 7. More...

Georgia Fire Marshal visits Washington

Washington Fire Chief Alan Poss (l) welcomed Georgia's State Fire Marshal Alan R. Shuman, Assistant Fire Marshal Chris Stephens, and fire inspector James Crawley last week. More...

Kiwanis, Pizza Hut raise funds, provide academic scholarships

Each year the Kiwanis Club of Washington awards two or three $1,000 academic scholarships to deserving students that are residents of Washington-Wilkes. More...

TNT Quality Services holds Grand Opening

Business owners Trevin Burriss and Todd Lewis (center) are joined by family members, friends, and Chamber members in a Grand Opening reception with the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce at the City Hall annex Monday night. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Diamonds in the rough

D ebbie Jackson and Sandra Brown (sisters), owners of More...

Opinions

Smoking

Way back years ago when they would turn you out of the church for the use of tobacco, a lady kept telling the pastor that the church clerk was secretly smoking. More...

Book Review

Letter from the Front Lines

This book is a moving collec tion of letters from the front More...

Vox Pop

Voter apathy has become a major problem in local, state, and national More...

Obituaries

Essie Mae Crawford

Funeral services for Essie Mae Crawford, 94, of Metasville were held Tuesday, October 24, 2006, at the Mulberry Baptist Church, Metasville, with Rev. Robert Crawford and Rev. Gold Walton officiating. More...

Zula Mae Wright Pettway

Funeral services for Zula Mae Wright Pettway, 85, of Lincolnton were held Thursday, October 26, 2006, at the Ebenezer Baptist Church, Lincolnton, with Rev. Roy Andrews officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. She died Saturday, October 21. More...

John M. Barclay

Graveside services for John M. Barclay, 69, of Bartram Trace, Wilkes County, were held Monday, October 30, 2006, at Phillips Mill Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Robert Rayner officiating. He died Saturday, October 28, at his home. More...

Personalities

James C. Thornton honored at 85th birthday BBQ, celebration

James C. Thornton was honored on his 85th birthday at a barbecue and celebration given by his wife, Emily, at the VFW in Washington Saturday evening, October 21. His birthday was October 15. More...

New Beginnings

Bryce Nicholas Frankel Mr. and Mrs. Neil Frankel of Crawford announce the birth of their son, Bryce Nicholas, on Saturday, October 28, at St. Mary's Hospital in Athens. Bryce weighed 4 lbs. 2 ozs. and was 17 1/2 inches long. More...

Henry Townsend guest of honor at first birthday party

Henry Grimes Townsend, son of Chris and Tara Townsend, was one year old on October 23. More...

Old IP sawmill property to become industrial park

In what is being hailed as "a new day" for Wilkes County's economic development, the 123-acre International Paper property has been purchased by the Washington-Wilkes Payroll Development Authority, clearing the way for the industrial site to become a More...

Advance voting well underway for Tuesday's General Election

Advance voting is underway this week in preparation for Tuesday's General Election, and a good voter turnout is expected for mid-term elections in Wilkes County. More...

Washington city leaders meet in retreat; budgets, plans, assignments discussed

The Washington city government met in a retreat Thursday, making adjustments on the 2006 budget, discussing the 2007 budget, reviewing ongoing programs, and setting committee assignments for the coming year. More...

Art show, Tignall festival fill weekend

Artists to show, sell original works Saturday, Sunday

New York artist Laura Loving returns to her Southern roots to exhibit her work here, one of many artists featured at the annual "Washington Connections" Premier Art Show and Sale Saturday and Sunday. More...

Lots of folks would 'Rather be in Tignall' for great fall festival

One of Wilkes County's largest festivals, Saturday's "I'd Rather Be in Tignall" Fall Festival, is expected to draw an even bigger crowd this year after being featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. More...

Probation violations, drunk driving lead October list of Wilkes arrests

Probation violations and drunk driving led the arrests again for the month of October in this roundup of law enforcement activity. More...

Flu shots now available here; hundreds already inoculated

Wilkes County citizens are lining up for flu shots early this year, and while there is no shortage of the flu vaccine, it may take a little extra effort to get protected this winter. More...

Cub scouts host families for haunting campout

Cub scouts Pack 280 and their families went camping October 28-29 at Knox Scout Reservation in Lincoln County. The boys participated in many activities including archery, BB gun shooting, rock climbing, and learning safety rules. More...

Joe Harris named to Georgia Council on Aging

Governor Sonny Perdue has named Washington's Joseph B. Harris, Ph.D., to the Georgia Council on Aging. More...

News

Wilkes future business leaders attend state Motivational Rally

Seven members of the Washington Wilkes Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America attended the Georgia FBLA Fall Motivational Rally and State Fair in Macon, Georgia, recently. More...

Pompey's Chapel to hold annual 'Friends and Family Day' Sunday

Pompey's Chapel Baptist Church, Washington, will have its annual Friends and Family Day on Sunday, November 5, 2:30 p.m. More...

Painting changing Toombs House's visitor availability

Usual procedures have been a bit disrupted because the interior of The Robert Toombs House is in the process of being painted. More...

Letters

Before Halloween, it's not a prank, it's stealing

TO THE EDITOR: During a family vacation for me, my husband, and my two children (ages one and two) to Pigeon Forge, Tenn., we bought a big pumpkin weighing about 50 pounds and two small pumpkins. More...

Thanks to all for yard sale help

TO THE EDITOR Now that the Woman's Club yard sale is over and I can sit down for a minute, I would like to thank a few people who made our sale a success. More...

Cancer Walk of Hope is a great success; thanks to all helpers

TO THE EDITOR: On behalf of the sisters of the Eta Omicron Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, we would like to thank the many community members of Washington who helped to make our Nancy C. Long Cancer Walk of Hope such a great success. More...

Sports

Tigers vs. Tigers will decide sub-region title Friday

"This is a big one." Those were the words W-W Tiger Head Football Coach Russell Morgan used to describe this Friday's game against Greene County. More...

Youth basketball registration now underway at PRD

Registration for the Washington- Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department (W-WPRD) youth basketball program is being held Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Region 8-AA Standings

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Worship

Dr. Leonard Dupree to debut as interim at Ebenezer Baptist

Dr. Leonard Dupree will preach his first sermon as interim pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church at Aonia on Sunday, November 5. Rev. Albert W. Huyck Jr. has retired as pastor after almost 10 years. The service will begin at 11 a.m. More...

Shady Grove Baptist honors usher boards on Sunday, Nov. 12

Shady Grove Baptist Church, Tignall, will observe the anniversary of the senior and junior usher boards during the morning worship service Sunday, November 12, at 11 a.m. More...

Rev. Edwards honored for service at Beaverdam Baptist October 29

Annual Pastor Appreciation Day was observed at Beaverdam Baptist Church Sunday, October 29th, when Rev. Jim Edwards was honored for his years as pastor. Beaverdam has been blessed by his services since January 2003. More...

Don't Forget

The annual I'd Rather Be In Tignall Fall Festival will be held More...