October 4, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Developer to propose 100-room hotel be built next to renovated Pope Center

A broadcast and cable entrepreneur and a national hotel chain see enough promise in Washington and Wilkes County to propose building a $5.5 million, 100-room hotel adjacent to The Pope Center. More...

Tracy Lawrence to headline here for 'Boots & Buckles' music show

There's a busy musical weekend coming later this month with country star Tracy Lawrence headlining a country show on Friday, October 19, and ZAPP headlining a funk and soul show the next evening. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Babysitting grandfathers

The Miss Wilkes County and Little Miss Pageants held at the Pope Center Saturday were a great success in many ways. There was a total of 52 girls and young ladies competing for honors. More...

Opinions

Dr. Phil

There are a million voices crying in the wilderness and the more folks hear, seemingly, the more confused they get because they are listening to the wrong source. More...

Political Cartoon

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Book Review

Purity of Blood By ARTURO PEREZ-REVERTE

Arturo Perez-Reverte writes historical novels set in his homeland of Spain. This one, Purity of Blood, is the second in a series he is writing about characters in the early 17th century. More...

Sports

Tigers hang on to beat Banks in 20-13 squeaker

Last Friday night the Washington- Wilkes Tigers slipped by the Banks County Leopards by a score of 20- 13. A strong goal line defense and a few long runs saved the day for the Tigers, allowing them to pick up their second region win of the season. More...

Region 8-AA SCHEDULES and SCORES

W.-WILKES 2-3 13 Warren Co. 33 6 Thomson 34 0 Lincoln Co. 32 34 Dawson 6 20 Banks Co. 13 10/5 @ Morgan 10/12 Oglethorpe 10/19 @Putnam 11/2 Greene Co. 11/9 8-AA Playoff MORGAN 2-2 15 Portal 7 0 Salem 28 0 Franklin Co. More...

Lady Tigers at end of season

Last Tuesday, September 25, the W-W Lady Tigers softball team traveled to Morgan County and lost by a score of 8-0. The Tigers committed fiveerrors on defense that lead to four unearned runs. More...

Personalities

Washington High School Class of 1957 enjoys 50-year reunion on Saturday, September 29

The Washington High School Class of l957 celebrated its 50-year reunion on Saturday, September 29, at the VFW in Washington. More...

Lauren Leverett and Sid Robb honored at couple's shower

Lauren Leverett and Sid Robb, whose wedding will be October 20, were honored at a Couple's Lawn and Garden Shower Saturday evening, September 29, given by Morgan and Tim Echols, Nonie and John Youchim, and Michelle and David McAvoy at the McAvoy ho More...

Whitney Dawson celebrates fifth birthday Sept. 6

Whitney Elizabeth Dawson, daughter of Myles and Brooke Dawson, was fiveyears old on September 6 and celebrated on two occasions. More...

Brittnay Turner crowned Homecoming Queen

Senior Brittnay Turner was Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School's Homecoming Queen in halftime ceremonies during Friday night's game. More...

Mule Day Southern Heritage fest expects great weather, big crowd

"We're calling for perfect weather and lots of fun for the whole family," said new Chamber of Commerce President Blake Thompson. More...

Washington-Wilkes awarded coveted state designation after months of hard work on entrepreneurship program

Washington and Wilkes County have been designated a Georgia "Entrepreneur Friendly Community." In an all-day review session at the Fitzpatrick Hotel last week, More...

Weekend arrests lead monthly roundup of city, county law enforcement actions

Demont Gresham, 19, was arrested by Washington Police and charged with rape for an alleged incident that happened early Saturday morning. Gresham was arrested in another alleged rape in August and is awaiting trial on those charges. More...

News

Tea and Learn set Oct. 16 on topic of sickle cell disease

Wills Memorial Hospital will host a Tea and Learn on Tuesday, October 16, at 9:30 a.m. at the Senior Citizens Center on Marshall Street. Linda Walker from the Shepeard Community Blood Center in Augusta will be the featured speaker. More...

Debbie Wells to tell Library friends about new art gallery opening here

Debbie Wells will be the speaker at the meeting of the Friends of the Mary Willis Library on October 11 at 3 p.m. The meeting will be held at the library. Mrs. Wells is opening a new business in Downtown Washington. More...

Hughes gets leadership award

Georgia District Governor-Elect Carlton Norris awarded fellow Kiwanian Chris Hughes with the Outstanding Leadership Award at the regular meeting of the Washington Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, October 2. More...

Letters

Gratitude expressed for support of visit by Melanie Hart

TO THE EDITOR:

We would like to thank the many members of Washington-Wilkes who made the visit by Melanie Hart an exciting and fruitful time this past week. More...

TO THE EDITOR:

While attending the high school football game Friday night (Sept. 28), we were falsely accused of making racial remarks to City Councilman Nathaniel Cullars. More...

Dawkins and son are 'Walking for a Cure'

Dear Family and Friends,

It has been nearly 18 years ago since I, Leona, was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes. My son, Trey, was diagnosed a year ago at the age of 11. More...

Obituaries

Sara Elise Matthews Walton

Funeral services for Sara Elise Matthews Walton, 95, of Lexington Road, Washington, were held Sunday, September 30, 2007, at Anthony's Chapel with Rev. Fran Connell officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

James Hart Hendry Jr.

Graveside services for James Hart "Bill" Hendry Jr., 87, of Washington were held Thursday, September 27, 2007, in Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Chip Wilson officiating. He died September 24 in the Veterans Administration Hospital, Augusta. More...

Carl West Moore

Graveside services for Carl West Moore, 79, of Washington, will be held Thursday, October 3, 2007, at 11 a.m. at the Phillips Mill Baptist Church Cemetery, Washington, with Rev. Robert Rayner officiating. More...

Worship

Mt. Zion Methodist sets revival, dinner for October 7-10

Mt. Zion United Methodist Church at 2200 Wrightsboro Road in Washington will be holding revival services October 7-10 at 7 p.m. each evening. A potluck dinner will be held each evening at 6 p.m. Rev. Landon T. More...

Danburg Baptist sets homecoming, revival

Danburg Baptist Church will hold its annual homecoming service and revival services October 14-17. Homecoming will begin Sunday morning, October 14, at 10:15 with the Weaver Family Singers of Athens. Rev. More...

Pope's Chapel Methodist to hold 51st annual Homecoming Sunday

Historic Pope's Chapel United Methodist Church in the Broad area of Wilkes County will have its 51st annual homecoming on Sunday, October 7, beginning at 11 a.m. Richard Seibert is pastor of the church and will preside for the service. Dr. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Mt. Carmel Baptist Church will present its annual Youth Day Service Sunday, October 21, 2:30 p.m. Rev. Demetrius Porter will be the guest speaker. Wills Memorial Hospital Coffee and Learn will be held Tuesday, October 16, 10 a.m. More...