October 18, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Library employees honored

Library employees (l-r) Judy Denard and Jan Howard, (with Director Lillie Crowe) and Thomson employee Suzan Harris were honored recently as the Bartram Trail Regional Library celebrated its three top employees at a regional board meeting. More...

Wilkes Co. artist Delores McAvoy set to return for W-W arts foundation's ArtFest November 4

Last November, Delores McAvoy was the delighted winner of $1000 when she was awarded "Best of Show" in the Washington-Wilkes Arts Foundation ArtFest for her booth of oil and acrylic paintings. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Seeing if it fits

Grandma Carolyn Burnam was flying high in Tiger Stadium when the Tigers played Oglethorpe County Friday night. More...

Opinions

Beware the Master

On this sign it read, "Don't worry about the dog! Beware of the master!" Well, well! Now that is true in many cases. You see, I learned at an early age that it is the master of the dog that you don't trust. More...

Political Cartoon

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Vox Pop

Members of the Washington City Council are considering a city-wide curfew to cut down on late-night activity. Do you think a curfew is warranted? If a curfew is instituted, what do you think it should be? More...

Obituaries

James Turner

Funeral services for James Turner, 89, of Greensboro Road, Washington, were held Saturday, September 22, 2007, at the New Salem Baptist Church with Rev. R.L. Reynolds officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Bethel Under the Blood Deliverance Church of the Living God, Lincolnton, will have a two-night Holy Ghost filled revival October 20, 21, 7 p.m., 7 p.m., at the 309A Spring Street. Evangelist Janice Bynun will be the speaker. More...

Tax increases proposed... Two government bodies announce rate hikes

School budget requires 14.7% tax hike to cover state-mandated teacher raises

State-mandated raises and benefits for local teachers, along with a declining student enrollment, have caused a shortfall of $1.3 million in the Wilkes County school budget that will require a 14.47 percent tax increase for Wilkes County property o More...

Decrease in tax digest forces county to raise property taxes

Because of a decrease in the 2007 tax digest, the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners has tentatively adopted a millage rate which will require an increase in property taxes of just over 10 percent. More...

Rayle Ramble set for October 27 to bring kids' fun area, great music, and lots of food

A large children's fun area and a salute to veterans will be part of the annual Rayle Ramble Fall Festival next Saturday, October 27. More...

Market Days Street Festival expects scores of vendors for Oct. 27 event

"We've had a tremendous reaction from vendors, and they're coming from all over - more than 80 so far," said Bradley Barber, for the 2007 Market Days Street Festival set for all day Saturday, October 27 in Downtown Washington. More...

Deadlines set at November 1 for VFW scholarship contests

Local deadlines are approaching on November 1 for the VFW's student scholarship programs, which award some $2.5 million nationally in college scholarships and incentives. More...

News

Antique appraisals to be offered at Foundation meet

Have you ever been one of those folks glued to your television on Monday nights to watch "Antiques Roadshow" on the Public Broadcasting System (PBS)? More...

Talks about job opportunities

Blake Thompson, director of the Wilkes County EMS, spoke to the members of HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) club at their monthly meeting Last Tuesday, October 9, in the Health Occupations classroom. More...

Ghost tours offered through October by Miss Fanny's Tours

Evening ghost tours are available in Washington-Wilkes this month! Miss Fanny's Tours (Elaine Filipiak) is conducting the tours for local citizens and visitors with proceeds benefitingthe Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation. More...

Sports

Tigers manage to win despite injury setbacks

Last Friday night the Washington- Wilkes Tigers won a nail-biter over the Oglethorpe County Patriots 20- 18. The Tigers are now 3-1 in region play and 3-4 overall. More...

Region 8-AA SCHEDULES and SCORES

W.-WILKES 3-4 13 Warren Co. 33 6 Thomson 34 0 Lincoln Co. 32 34 Dawson 6 20 Banks Co. 13 12 Morgan 31 20 Oglethorpe 18 10/19 @Putnam 11/2 Greene Co. 11/9 8-AA Playoff MORGAN 4-2 15 Portal 7 0 Salem 28 0 Franklin Co. More...

Southern Fried Football

Check out who is No. 1 in this week's Dixie Dozen. You never would have believed it before the season began! The LSU Tigers have been knocked off their perch as No. 1 in the South and No. 1 in the nation. More...

Personalities

Andie Moody feted at bridal luncheon and shower Sept. 22

Andie Moody, bride-elect of Marc Bridges, was feted at a luncheon and miscellaneous shower on Saturday, September 22, at the Mustard Seed Café in Ball Ground. More...

Bachelorette Party held October 8 in Andie Moody's honor

Kristin Stevens of Clarkesville was hostess for a Bachelorette Party honoring bride-elect Andie Moody, on Saturday evening, October 6. Casual attire was the dress for the evening and the bride-elect chose a quarter length shirt and jeans. More...