September 13, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Open house set to hear city plans for Whitehall area redevelopment

What's going on with the Whitehall area redevelopment plan? Residents can findout next Tuesday evening. More...

Building in Wilkes

Kerry McAvoy (left) and Kerry Jr. watch a roof girder being lifted into place, part of a new metal building being constructed for their business, Wood Specialty Company. More...

Cruise-In fills Square with hot cars

Old cars and the folks who love them filled Washington's Square Saturday for the Memory Lane Cruisers Fall Cruise-In. More...

Eta Omicron sets golf tournament as Nancy Long cancer fundraiser

The Eta Omicron Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will be sponsoring a Golf Tournament this year to raise money for the Nancy C. Long Cancer Fund. All proceeds from this annual fundraiser will remain in Wilkes County to help fellow community members. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

NASA needs window sponsors

Members of the First United Methodist Church will have a consecration service for their new fellowship hall Sunday, September 16. More...

Opinions

What you gonna pay me?'

When I was growing up, helping folks just came naturally because hospitality was taught by action. It was common place for folks to help each other because money back then in the 1950s was scarce as hen's teeth as the old saying goes. More...

Political Cartoon

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Vox Pop

What do you think is to blame for the rash of unsafe products "made in China" that have turned up lately? Who do you think should be responsible for correcting the problem? How can it be corrected? More...

Obituaries

Mattie Lue Asbury Fannings

Funeral services for Mattie Lue Asbury Fannings will be held Saturday, September 15, 2007, at Watts Funeral Home Chapel in Union Point at 2 p.m. Interment will be at 3:45 p.m. More...

Victor Jerrell Sales

Victor Jerrell Sales, 53, of Taliaferro County died Wednesday, September 5, at his home. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Mr. More...

Benjamin Wylie Smith

Funeral services for Benjamin Wylie Smith, 20, of Poplar Drive, Washington, were held Wednesday, September 12, 2007, at the First Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Chris Townsend officiating. Burial was in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Transforming Life Ministries and Amethyst D. Wynn will celebrate 14 years of ministry in the Washington-Wilkes area on September 16, 3:30 p.m., at the Third Shiloh Center. More...

City council hears recommendation to consider a 'family aquatic facility'

In its regular September meeting, the Washington City Council heard the long-awaited recommendation of the swimming pool committee, and council members discussed that and other far-ranging programs under consideration. More...

Miss Wilkes Pageant deadline is next week

With the deadline for entries less than a week away, pageant organizer Ashley Barnett (left) talks with Hannah McTier, Hollie Huffman, and Hannah Ward about all the activities planned for the upcoming Miss Wilkes County Pageant set for September 29 More...

Precious memories needed to help preserve rich history of School Street cemetery

Washington families with connections to the School Street Cemetery and the old school are urged to bring their precious memories to help preserve the history of School Street. More...

Fire destroys Rayle home in early Sunday morning blaze

Firefightersfrom Rayle and other departments turned out early Sunday morning for a fireon Highway 78 near the county line. The call came in at 6:03 a.m. Sunday for a fireat 7063 Lexington Road. More...

Bishop Jonathan Greer II to be guest minister for Transforming Life Ministries anniversary

Evangelist and Pastor Amethyst Daffodil Wynn will celebrate her birthday and pastoral appreciation during the 14th anniversary of Transforming Life Ministries on Sunday, September 16, 3:30 p.m., at the Third Shiloh Center, 219 McLendon Drive, in Wa More...

News

Tickets now on sale for WLTCo's Gala set for October 6

Tickets are on sale now for the Washington Little Theater Company's Annual Gala which will be held Saturday, October 6, following the 3 p.m. performance of "The Washington Follies." The Gala will begin at 5 p.m. More...

Dairy farmers set district meeting Friday, Sept. 14

Dairy farmers of the Wilkes County area will hold their district meeting Friday, September 14, at the McGill-Woodruff Agricultural Center in Washington, beginning at 12 p.m. More...

Simmonds graduates from USAF training at Lackland AFB

Air Force Airman Megue'l S. Simmonds has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. The Airman is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Brittain Jr. and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Binns Jr. More...

Sports

Tigers lose to Thomson, brace for Lincoln encounter

Last Friday night the Washington- Wilkes Tigers lost to the Bulldogs of Thomson by a score of 34-6. The game was really a tale of two halves, with the Tigers only being outscored 7-6 in the second half. More...

Region 8-AA Standings

Sub-Reg. Overall Sub-Region A Record Record Morgan County 0-0 1-1 Putnam County 0-0 0-1-1 Greene County 0-0 0-1 Washington-Wilkes 0-0 0-2 Oglethorpe County 0-0 0-2 Sub-Region B Fannin County 0-0 2-0 Union County 0-0 1-0 More...

Region 8-AA SCHEDULES and SCORES

W.-WILKES 0-2 13 Warren Co. 33 6 Thomson 34 9/14 Lincoln Co. 9/21 @ Dawson 9/28 Banks Co. 10/5 @ Morgan 10/12 Oglethorpe 10/19 @Putnam 11/2 Greene Co. 11/9 8-AA Playoff MORGAN 1-1 15 Portal 7 0 Salem 28 9/21 @ Franklin Co. More...

Personalities

Candice DeAnne Saggus and Jay Ross Holmes exchange wedding vows Saturday, August 11

Candice DeAnne Saggus and Jay Ross Holmes of Anderson, S.C., exchanged wedding vows in an impressive double-ring ceremony Saturday, August 11, at three o'clock in the afternoon at Good Hope Baptist Church in Iva, S.C. Rev. More...

Brianna Brim celebrates first birthday Sept. 8

Brianna Brim, daughter of Allen and Shelley Brim of Washington, celebrated her first birthday with a party at her home on September 8. Brianna was treated to a Cinderella theme party with all the matching accessories. More...

Mary C. Reid Women on Mission of FBC meets September 4

The Mary C. Reid Women on Mission of First Baptist Church met Tuesday morning, September 4, in the conference room with Mrs. Dennis Hopkins presiding. Mrs. Hopkins led the reading of the WMU Watchword. More...