November 23, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Carlton Norris announces candidacy for city mayor

Following several months of reflection upon his qualifications and their application to the needs and goals of the city of Washington, Carlton Norris has declared himself a candidate for Mayor in the 2007 election. More...

'Operation Love and Care' to bring Christmas cheer to Wilkes seniors

The seniors in Wilkes Co. nursing homes and assisted living facilities may get a merrier Christmas thanks to "Operation Love and Care in a Shoe Box." More...

Beanie Babies for Angel Tree

Marshall Frost (l) and Joey Fievet present Beanie Babies to Angel Tree Chairman Laura Toburen as gifts from Fievet's Pharmacy. Angels are still available at First United Methodist Church. Each paper angel represents a Wilkes Co. More...

Shop Washington first, last, and only

With the first Candlelight Christmas Shopping this week, the Christmas shopping season is officially upon us, as the crowds in Petal Pushers' Christmas Shop show. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

No pecans this year

In observance of Veterans Day on November 11, William Lloyd More...

Opinions

Book Review

A Life in Secrets

Subtitled "Vera Atkins and Missing Agents of WWII," here is yet another book about World War II. More...

Vox Pop

It's Thanksgiving week. What three things are you most thankful for? Why? More...

Obituaries

Sara Ellen Darden Young

A funeral mass for Sara Ellen Darden Young, 93, of Tignall, was held Wednesday, November 15, 2006, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Washington, with Father Chris Williamson as Celebrant. More...

Robert Travis Fisher

Graveside services for Robert Travis Fisher, 73, of Fisher Road, Washington, were held Sunday, November 19, 2006, at Resthaven Cemetery, Washington, with Rev. Wade Palmer officiating. He died Friday, November 17, at his home. More...

Lenora Adell Langford Andrews

Lenora Adell "Dell" Langford Andrews, 72, of Mt. Pleasant Road, Thomson, died Tuesday, November 7, 2006, at the Thomson Manor Health Care Center. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Edward Harris (Trey) Blackmon III Mr. and Mrs. Edward (Bubba) Blackmon Jr. of Newnan announce the birth of their son, Edward Harris III, on Wednesday, November 15, at the Women's Life Center of Southern Regional Medical in Riverdale. More...

W-W Garden Club meets Nov. 9 at Tignall Library

The Washington-Wilkes Garden Club met Thursday, November 9, at the historic Tignall Library in Tignall. More...

Jennifer Partridge guest of honor at baby shower Nov. 12

Rosemary Caddell, Debbie Holes and Erin Frost entertained at a baby shower honoring Jennifer Cravens Partridge of Augusta on Sunday afternoon, November 12, at the Caddell home on the Tignall Road. More...

Willie Smith convicted of kidnap and rape; sentenced to two life terms plus 20 years

Before he attacked and raped a beloved 86-year-old retired teacher, Willie Smith told his sister, "I want to hurt somebody, maybe kill somebody." More...

Glit-Microtron announces Wilkes plant closing; Wilkes PDA looking for new industrial tenants

A manufacturer that promised to employ scores of Wilkes County workers has announced that it will close operations here next March. More...

Improv comedy group to perform December 2, 3

Improv comedy is coming to Washington. The Washington Little Theater Company announced Wednesday that it has booked nationally renowned Atlanta-based improvisational comedy act, Dad's Garage, to perform at the theater December 2 and 3. More...

Tench sets kicking records

With his field goal against the Callaway Cavaliers last Friday in Tiger Stadium, kicker Mark Tench set a new school record for field goals in a career. More...

Legislators to address Chamber

The Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce and the Wilkes County Community Partnership invite citizens of Wilkes County to attend the 2006 Annual Legislative Breakfast Thursday, November 30 at 8 a.m. More...

Annual 'Gifts for Children' drive starts; requests for needy children available

The Washington Police Department will again sponsor its annual "Gifts for Children" campaign this Christmas, and both toys and needy kids are needed. More...

Annual Mayors' Motorcade needs donations, gifts, wrapping paper

The City of Washington will be doing its part to make the holiday season special for residents of the state's mental health and retardation hospitals, said Mayor Willie Burns. More...

News

Living history set Dec. 9 at Toombs House

The Robert Toombs House State Historic Site's living history performers will present a delightful Christmas experience on Saturday, December 9, from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., at the Toombs House, As part of the Georgia State Parks More...

Slithering into learning activities

First graders at Washington-Wilkes Primary School enjoyed a field trip last week to the Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, Georgia. The Discovery Program provided hands-on activities about reptiles, amphibians, and birds. More...

Elementary School names honor roll and merit lists

Principal Wanda Jenkins of the Washington-Wilkes Elementary School has released the names of students who were named to the second six weeks honor roll and merit list in the fourth and fifth grades. They are: More...

Letters

Count your blessings, love your children

TO THE EDITOR: When I was working as a police officer in Durhan, N.C., in 1983, I got a call on Thanksgiving night in reference to a missing person. I took the call and arrived at a typical East Durham shanty house. More...

Sports

Tigers squeak by Callaway, will host round 2

Last Friday night the Washington- Wilkes Tigers won a nail-biter over the Cavaliers of Callaway by a score of 30-26. More...

Top sports fans will know the answers to this quiz

1. Who managed the Kansas City Royals to their only World Series championship? More...

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Worship

Episcopal Church to host bazaar Dec. 2

The Episcopal Church of the Mediator will once again be the scene for the bazaar and Christmas luncheon produced by the Women of the Church. More...

First Baptist Church to light Chrismon tree this Sunday

Sunday, November 26, will mark the fifteenth anniversary of welcoming the Christmas season at the First Baptist Church by the lighting of the Chrismon tree in the sanctuary of the church. The service will begin at 7:00 p.m. The public is invited. More...

Episcopal Church offering traditional luncheon Dec. 2

The Episcopal Church Women of the Church of the Mediator will be serving their traditional luncheon on Saturday, December 2, at 11:30 a.m. More...

Don't Forget

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