December 7, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Food boxes packed for Angel Tree

Rich Seibert, chairman of the food drive for the Angel Tree families, enlists the aid of the First United Church Youth Group to help pack the food boxes for delivery Saturday to about 130 families. More...

Volunteers re-create old-time holiday for weekend's Christmas at Callaway

Volunteers have been busy recreating an old-time Christmas in the rooms and houses of Callaway Plantation living history museum for this weekend's annual "Christmas at Callaway" celebration. More...

Improv comedy rocks the house

Improv comedy brought audience participation and non-stop laughter to Washington this past weekend as the Washington Little Theater Company brought in nationally known Atlanta-based improvisational comedy act, Dad's Garage, to perform at the theater More...

Kindergarten students study Christmas

Kindergarten students at Washington-Wilkes Primary School have been learning how others throughout the world celebrate Christmas. Enrichment lab teachers Darren Pharr and Mrs. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

December 7, 1941, remembered

Today is Pearl Harbor Day - the Sunday of December 7, 1941, when the Japanese made a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in the Hawaiian Islands and plunged the United States into World War II. More...

Opinions

Book Review

Can't Wait to Get to Heaven

It's April in Missouri, and Aunt Elner had gone up the ladder only to pick a few figs. She didn't know there was a wasps' nest in the tree, and she didn't know where she was when she woke up in the hospital emergency room. More...

Vox Pop

A prefiled bill for the upcoming legislative session would ban 16- and 17- year-old drivers and those with learner's permits from talking on cell phones while driving. What do you think of such a proposal? More...

All those gadgets and gizmos are neat - but where do you get them?

ASSISTIVE PRODUCTS MAKE PRACTICAL GIFTS

Dear Savvy Senior, With all the different senior gadgets and gizmos you demonstrate on the Today show, could you give me some tips on where I can find them? More...

Obituaries

James Robert Conly

James Robert Conly, 59, of Winton Lane, Washington, died November 20, 2006, at his home. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Mr. Conly was a native of Indianapolis, Indiana, and had lived in Wilkes County for five years. More...

Percy Randolph

Funeral services for Percy Randolph, 87, were held Saturday, December 2, 2006, at the New Salem Baptist Church, Washington, with Pastor R.L. Reynolds officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Louis George Taylor

Graveside services for Louis George Taylor, 80, of Roland Road, Thomaston, will be held Saturday, December 9, 2006, at 2 p.m., at the Bethany Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Union Point. He died Wednesday, November 29, in Roberta. Mr. More...

Personalities

Cosby is winner at Old Frontier Open

Carly Cosby and her horse Cody continue to be winners in horse competition. In the Old Frontier Open in Thomson November 4 they received first place in Western Walk/ Jog Championship, 12 and under, and Western Pleasure Championship. More...

Dusty Brown gets a 10-point buck

Dusty Brown, 15, of Anderson, S.C., grandson of Sam and Florence Bradley, brought down this 10-point buck Saturday in Wilkes County. More...

Mack Chafin harvests 10-pointer

Mack Chafin of the Po Boys Hunting Club nailed this healthy, mature 10- point whitetail buck at the Wilkes County club recently. He harvested the buck with a .35 Whelin rifle. More...

This weekend's Tour of Homes will include many other events

The 2007 Christmas Tour of Homes in Washington-Wilkes has been expanded to include many activities in addition to the tour itself. More...

Wilkes turnout light in runoff vote

A grand total of 261 Wilkes County voters - some 4.42 percent of registered voters - turned out Tuesday to vote in the General Election Runoff that decided the one remaining statewide race. More...

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

The seniors in Wilkes Co. More...

Shoppers descend on Washington for small-town Christmas shopping

Shoppers from all over Georgia - and even surrounding states - are wising up and coming to Washington to do their Christmas shopping. More...

Court Street Livery's big artists market adds art, music, food to tour weekend

The Court Street Livery Christmas Artist's Market this weekend will bring art, shopping, music, and food together, adding a tasty extra main dish to the Christmas Tour smorgasbord. More...

Upside down on Robert Toombs

Washington Police officers are investigating an accident early Sunday morning in which a car driven by Willie J. Taylor, 56, of Washington crashed on East Robert Toombs Avenue. More...

News

Tigers John Pope, Hayley Colvard tapped for District 10 Honor Band

John Pope and Hayley Colvard earned spots in the Tenth District Honor Band at auditions held Saturday, December 2, in Augusta. More...

Auditions for musical 'Gypsy' set for 6:30 p.m., Dec. 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...

Salvation Army still needs bell ringers for season

With the first full weekend of bellringing coming up tomorrow (Friday), the Salvation Army's Wilkes County Unit is continuing its call for volunteer ringers to man the familiar Salvation Army Christmas Kettle collections. More...

Letters

A simple 'I'm sorry' needed for dog's death

TO THE EDITOR: On Sunday afternoon my family and I attended church, enjoyed lunch with family and friends, and returned home to enjoy a peaceful afternoon of nothing to do but enjoy the day. More...

Thanks to merchants from NBA

TO THE EDITOR: The faculty, staff, and students of Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School would like to send out a great big THANK YOU to the local merchants who contributed items as door prizes in our latest NBA ( No Bad Attitude) celebrati More...

Sports

Tiger basketball team starts slow but expects to compete well in AA

Going into Tuesday night's game against Greenbrier at Evans, the Washington-Wilkes Tigers boys basketball team was still a little unsure of itself - understandably, the boys had had only five practices together since the end of football season when More...

Wrestlers win against Madison, Stephens; three finish well in Mountain tournament

On Tuesday, November 28, the Washington-Wilkes Tiger wrestlers traveled to Madison County to take on the Red Raiders and Stephens County. The Tigers won six out of eight matches against Madison. More...

Wylie receives WJBF Scholar Athlete award

Washington-Wilkes record-setting running back, basketball player, and track star Kelmetrus Wylie has long been recognized for his athletic prowess and now he can add adademic accolades to his resume. More...

Worship

Power in the Tongue

I called a customer of mine and she was out. I listened to her answering machine message which in addition to the usual "I'm not here; please leave a message" included a spiritual message. It was one that got my attention. More...

Mulberry Baptist sets special services for month of December

Mulberry Baptist Church has several special services scheduled during December. The Christmas program will be presented on Saturday, December 9, at 6 p.m. A Day of Prayer Service will be held Sunday, December 10, at 3 p.m. Rev. More...

Come Worship With Us

Baha'i Faith 116 S Elijah Clark Dr Washington, GA 30673 (706)678-4341 Beaverdam Baptist Church 857 Beaverdam Rd. Washington, GA 30673 (706)359-2033 Bethel United Methodist Church 3684 Scull Shoals Rd Washington, More...

Don't Forget

Flu shots will be available at the Wilkes County Health Department on Gordon Street every Thursday from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m. More...