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16,000 women in one room!

G uillaume and Sokun Slama at the Lafayette Manor and Inn had two celebrities at the inn Monday night of last week. More...

Opinions

It's how you play the game

During the '50s -- that's the 1950s, not the 1850s -- when I was just a lad of a boy we were told and believed and practiced the traditional philosophy that, "It's not whether you win or lose, but rather how you play the game. More...

Book Review

The Mold in Dr. Florey's Coat

This book is sub-titled "The Story of the Penicillin Miracle." Most of us think that we know that story, but we may be surprised by what Eric Lax discusses in this book. More...

Political Cartoon

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Sports

Lady Tigers get started with win over Aquinas

The Washington-Wilkes Lady Tigers softball team got its 2007 season underway early this week at the Thomson Invitational Tournament with a convincing win over the Aquinas Fighting Irish, 14-3. More...

Washington-Wilkes Middle School

2007 Girls Softball Schedule
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Southern Fried Football with CLAUDE CLEATS

Court TV may televise college football?

There is a strong rumor that Court TV will make a bid to televise several college football games this fall. More...

Worship

Anthony Chapel to celebrate homecoming this Sunday

Anthony Chapel will have homecoming Sunday, August 19, beginning with Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. and the homecoming service at 11 a.m. The last homecoming with "dinner on the grounds" was held in 1965. More...

Smyrna Methodist Church will host revival services Aug. 19-22

Smyrna United Methodist Church of Washington will have revival services beginning Sunday, August 19, at 7 p.m., and continuing through Wednesday, August 22. A potluck dinner will be available each evening at 6:00. Rev. More...

Beulah Baptist Church celebrates 200 years at homecoming events

What a wonderful day for the Beulah Baptist Church Homecoming Sunday, August 12, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the church. Kay Tyler and I attended this homecoming and enjoyed every minute of it. Dr. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Mt. Olive Baptist Church in the Hillman community will have revival services August 29-31 with Rev. Gregory Ellison as the speaker. . Wills Memorial Hospital Tea and Learn will be Thursday, August 16, 2:30 p.m. More...

Technical differences delay settlement of procedure

Just when all seemed agreed between the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners and the Wills Memorial Hospital Authority, technical differences in differing resolutions adopted by the two boards have further delayed final settlement of the appointmen More...

Council deals with convention center, local industry

The renovations and future operation of the Pope Convention Center were the subject of discussion and action at Monday night's regular meeting of the Washington City Council. More...

God's Marketplace, Inc. cuts ribbon on new facility

God's Marketplace held an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony for the new facility Friday with a large crowd of volunteers and wellwishers in attendance. More...

News

4-Hers taking orders for birthday calendar to raise club funds

Members of the Wilkes County 4-H Club are taking orders for the annual birthday calendar fund-raiser. The orders are for 2008 calendars and are $7.00 each. The price includes fivelistings of combinations of birthdays and/or anniversaries. More...

Divesia Lee takes part in Pre-Teen Georgia scholarship program

Divesia Lee, nine-year-old daughter of LaShaunder and Divenski Lee, participated in the Pre-Teen Georgia Scholarship and Recognition Program held at the Westin North Hotel in Atlanta. More...

New member inducted

Ed Pope III (center) was inducted as the Washington Rotary Club's newest member by District Governor Nathan Carmack (right) at the club's regular meeting on August 9. Jack Harvey was Pope's sponsoring member. More...

Letters

From strangers to neighbors in two years

TO THE EDITOR: It was June of 2005! My wife and I were at a get together with friends. Joe and Dawn, our closest friends ever, entered and announced to us that they were moving to Washington Georgia. Diana and I were both taken aback. More...

Thanks to all food pantry helpers

TO THE EDITOR: Many people were involved in the recent move of the old community food pantry from the basement of the First United Methodist Church to the new site on East Robert Toombs Avenue. More...

Visit home brings back wonderful memories

TO THE EDITOR: My visit back in time (the 1950s) was an absolute delight thanks to Gracia Long Smith, my dearest friend in Washington dating back to the seconnd grade! Starting on Thursday we visited both of the old school buildings on N. More...

Obituaries

Frederick LaFountain

Graveside services for Frederick LaFountain, 74, of Grovetown, were held Monday, August 13, 2007, at Resthaven Cemetery, Washington, with Rev. Albert W. Huyck Jr. officiating. He died Friday, August 10, at his residence. Mr. More...

Clemon Albert Thigpen

Funeral services for Clemon Albert Thigpen, 79, of Thomson were held Sunday, August 12, 2007, at Second Baptist Church with Dr. Ron Drawdy officiating. Interment was in Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens. Mr. More...

Plina Echols Mays

Graveside services for Plina Echols Mays, 71, of Jackson, were held Thursday, August 9, 2007, at the Jackson Cemetery with Rev. Rudy Mangham and Rev. John Sherrell officiating. More...

Personalities

Katrina Fonda and Keith Tiller united in marriage on July 14

Katrina Rae Fonda and Johnathan Keith Tiller of Warner Robins were united in marriage in a beautiful outdoor ceremony Saturday, July 14, at six o'clock in the evening at Henderson Village in Perry. The couple's youth pastor, Rev. More...

Newsome descendants gather for reunion at Ebenezer Aug. 4

The 54th annual reunion of the descendants of Joseph Thomas "Tom" Newsome and Susan "Susie" Reynolds Newsome was held Saturday, August 4, at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Aonia. Tom Newsome (b. 1835) was the son of Crawford and Elizabeth Newsome. More...

Matthew Thomson honored at Sesame Street party July 13

Matthew Thomson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Thomson, celebrated his first birthday with a party at the home of his grandmother, Mrs. Lonnie Amoson, in Locust Grove July 13. His birthday was July 14. More...