December 28, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Holy family featured in Russian icon display

The image of the Mary, Joseph, and the baby Jesus is featured in Washington Historical Museums display of the Daniel Bibb Russian icon collection. More...

Seniors on Medicare not required to pay for flu vaccinations

GeorgiaCares SMP volunteers are reminding Medicare beneficiaries that they are not required to make a co-payment when receiving a flu shot because flu vaccinations are covered under Medicare. More...

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Seems like more leaves this year

L acey Katherine Dyson is one of the 40 babies celebrating their first Christmas and featured in last week More...

Opinions

Get Hooked

At the Huddle House, the waitresses were wearing Tshirts with the in scription, More...

Book Review

The Innocent Man

The situation and people in The Innocent Man might well have occurred in a book of fiction by John Grisham. This time, however, it is all true. Grisham learned about Ron Williamson in a New York Times obituary. More...

Vox Pop

2007 is almost here. What are your top two resolutions for the new year? More...

Obituaries

Lamar Davenport Jr.

Funeral services for Rev. Lamar Davenport Jr., 78, were held Saturday, December 23, 2006, at New Springhill Baptist Church, Philomath, with Rev. G.L. Avery officiating. Interment was in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Rayle. More...

Robert Wesley Burgess

Funeral services for Robert Wesley Burgess, 66, of Bethany Church Road, Lincolnton, were held Tuesday, December 12, 2006, at Fishing Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Roy Cates and Rev. Ficklen Guin officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Personalities

Pet of the week

This pretty pup would like a loving home. What a love. He is ready for adoption at the Washington- Wilkes Animal Shelter. Alice Green, a volunteer at the Shelter, gives the following tips on pets and cold weather. More...

Bishops host fellowship for Adult Bible Searchers Class

The home of Bill and Teresa Bishop was the scene of the Adult Bible Searchers Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church Christmas fellowship on Friday evening, December 15. More...

Couples celebrate the season with Dance and Dessert Party

Wisteria Hall on East Robert Toombs Avenue was the setting for the Washington Dance Academy More...

Board of Ed. considers graduation coach to cut dropout rate among at-risk students

In its regular December meeting, the Washington-Wilkes Board of Education discussed school construction, tennis courts, school trips, and a graduation coach, and took action on several items. More...

FIRST SIX MONTHS OF 2006

Headlines chronicle year

January 5, 2006 More...

‘Night of Lights’ winners announced

Homes all over Washington lit up the night for the Iris Garden Club More...

A classic Lincoln up in flames

Darrell Wynn More...

News

Suggests ‘Growth and Development Commission’

David Chesnutt (right), a retired Atlanta attorney and resident of Washington, was the guest speaker at the regular meeting of the Washington Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, December 19. Chesnutt discussed ideas of a More...

Domestic violence not a secret worth keeping

All families have secrets. While some family secrets are dinner- time recipes, other families harbor far darker secrets like those of domestic violence. Though high-profile cases such as the O.J. More...

Keeping New Year’s resolutions is simple as 1-2-3

Every new year, scores of people write down resolutions, confident that this year they will meet their goals. But all too often, a few weeks later, their lists - along with their resolve - are cast off and forgotten. More...

Letters

Community’s giving spirit fills many with ‘love and care’

TO THE EDITOR: Christmas is about giving, and I just wanted to express my deepest thanks to everyone who participated in our Operation Love and Care in A Shoebox for the nursing homes. More...

Sports

Tiger cagers win 4 straight before Christmas

Heading into the Christmas holidays, the Washington-Wilkes Tiger boys basketball team was on a four-in-a-row roll and awaiting the Jackson County Christmas Tournament which began yesterday near Jefferson. More...

Wrestlers compete in tournament, dual meet

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger wrestlers competed in the Viking Invitational Tournament at Treutlen High School on December 15 and 16. The tournament was a 16-man round-robin format with the top four in each weight class advancing to the medal rounds. More...

Worship

Christmas program at Tignall Baptist was ‘beautiful’

The Christmas musical program Sunday morning, December 17, at the Tignall Baptist Church was beautiful. The 20 choir members all wore white and marched in from the front of the church with Rev. Dale Fincher leading the way. More...

Worship

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Don't Forget

Wilkes Transit and the Wilkes County Senior Center will be closed December 22 through January 1 and will re-open January 2, 2007. The toll free Dial-A-Prayer number is 1-877-337-7785. More...