November 30, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Chamber of Commerce, Tourism offices move across Square

In an effort to better serve both the member businesses and the growing number of tourists, the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce is moving to larger quarters on The Square. More...

Decorating begins Monday for Christmas at Callaway; groups, businesses are still needed to decorate rooms

Decorating will begin early next week at the Callaway Plantation living history museum for the annual "Christmas at Callaway" celebration to be held Friday, December 8, from 4 to 8 p.m. More...

Short-change scammers at work in Wilkes County; experts say they're experts at fast-talking con game

Over Thanksgiving weekend there was another sure sign of the holiday season in Wilkes County: scam artists trying to make a few fast bucks off busy local stores and restaurants. More...

Lewis Family films Christmas program here

The Lewis Family, Lincoln County's world-famous gospel music group, joined by WJBF-TV6's Brad Means and Jennie Montgomery, taped their annual Christmas show in the lobby of The Fitzpatrick Hotel Tuesday. More...

Auditions set for musical 'Gypsy' at Little Theater December 12, 14

Auditions for the Washington Little Theater Company's spring production of the musical "Gypsy" will be held on Tuesday, December 12, and Thursday, December 14, from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. More...

Fifth-grade students attend state technology conference

LaMonica Anderson, Cecilia Eligio, Christian Keiser, and Chandler Pharr were chosen to represent the entire fifth grade class from Washington-Wilkes Elementary School at Fort Discovery in Atlanta. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Friday was 'phenomenal'

P at Randall died suddenly in April 1997 at the age of 32. More...

Opinions

Rest

Everything gets tired and needs rest. What reminded me of that was one of my barber customers. I asked him what was More...

Book Review

Sweepers

Ready for a suspenseful thriller? P.T. Deutermann, More...

Vox Pop

Christmas is less than a month away. What is your favorite thing about the More...

Obituaries

Daniel Vance Roberts

Memorial services for Daniel Vance Roberts, 87, of Elberton Road, Tignall, were held Sunday, November 26, 2006, at the Holly Springs Baptist Church, Hartwell, with Rev. Donnie Berry officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. More...

Clarence Pope

Funeral services for Clarence Pope, 75, of Washington were held Friday, November 24, 2006, at McLendon Memorial Chapel, Washington, with Rev. Robert Crawford officiating. Interment was in City West Cemetery. More...

Edwin Durham

Graveside services for Edwin Durham, 71, of Spring Street, Washington, were held Sunday, November 26, 2006, at the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery, Washington, with Rev. Roy Cates officiating. More...

Personalities

Washington Personal Mention

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Nelms joined Mrs. Sonny Nelms of Lavonia and granddaughter, Mary Virginia Nelms, for Thanksgiving at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Nelms in Sunny Side. More...

New Beginnings

Aiden James Holt Mr. and Mrs. Matt Holt of San Antonio, Tex., announce the birth of their son, Aiden James, on Saturday, November 18, in San Antonio. Aiden weighed 8 lbs. 1. oz. More...

Seibert to speak at WMH Tea and Learn December 5

Rev. Gale Seibert will be the featured speaker for the Community Wellness Program sponsored by Wills Memorial Hospital at the Tea and Learn on Tuesday afternoon, December 5, at 2:30 p.m. in the hospital café. More...

Lawmakers to brief Wilkes citizens at Chamber breakfast this morning

At last year's Legislative Breakfast, Senator Jim Whitehead announced the opening of the new Wilkes County Pre-release Center. What announcement will Wilkes County's legislators have in store for this year's breakfast? Both Whitehead and Representa- More...

Angel Tree needs last-minute help or some children may be forgotten

With Monday's deadline for gifts looming, Washington's Angel Tree still has far too many angels still hanging on the tree, indicating that some local children will be forgotten at Christmas. More...

Improv comedy coming this weekend

Improv comedy is coming to Washington, and tickets are going fast. More...

Run-off election set for Tuesday

The General Election Run-off for Public Service Commissioner will be held on Teusday, December 5. Candidates are David L. Burgess, incumbent, Democrat; and Chuck Eaton, Republican. More...

Christmas Tour of Homes Dec. 8-9 offers activities in additon to tours

The Christmas Tour of Homes next weekend promises something for everyone, from beautifully decorated homes and fine holiday dining, to award-winning shrimp and grits and Christmas music. More...

Salvation Army needs bell ringers to 'man the kettle' this Christmas

The Christmas season is a time of decision. Much thought and debate will precede the selection of "the perfect gift" for the special person at the top of one's gift list. More...

'Operation Love and Care' for seniors still needs Christmas gift boxes filled

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...

Episcopal Church sets Bazaar and Luncheon for Saturday at 10:30

The annual Episcopal Bazaar and Luncheon will be held on Saturday, December 2. More...

News

New Kiwanian welcomed

Karl Luken (left) was welcomed as the newest member of the Washington Kiwanis Club by Georgia District Secretary/Treasurer Carlton Norris who attached a membership pin to his lapel during induction ceremonies at the club's regular meeting on Tuesday, More...

CSRA unemployment rises to 6.2% in Oct.

The unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) rose to 6.2 percent in October, up four-tenths of one percent from 5.8 percent in September, according to a report from the Georgia Department of Labor. More...

October 9 is Kiwanis Day

Kiwanis Club President Bill Steed holds a framed proclamation received from the City of Washington recognizing the Club for its contribution during the state-wide "Hands on Georgia" civic improvement effort. More...

Sports

Tigers fall to GAC, finish season at 10-2

Last Friday night the Washington- Wilkes Tigers' season ended with a 41-14 loss to the fifth-ranked Spartans of Greater Atlanta Christian. The Tigers had a tough night on both sides of the ball. More...

Wrestlers begin season with wins

On Tuesday, November 21, the Washington-Wilkes Wrestling team traveled to Greenbriar High School to face Greenbrier and Evans High School. The Tigers won six out of eight matches wrestled against Evans. More...

Wrestling season begins with good showing by W-WMS team; Young continues at EGC

Devinn Ferris and Brandon Turner, Washington-Wilkes Middle School wrestlers, won first place at the Trojan War wrestling meet at North Hall on November 25. More...

Worship

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. at the Parish House. More...

Don't Forget

The Church of the Mediator will have its annual Christmas More...