November 1, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

'I'd Rather Be in Tignall' fall festival set for Saturday with games, crafts, food, fun for children of all ages

The "I'd Rather Be In Tignall" fall festival will be held Saturday, November 3, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on the old school grounds on Independence Street in Tignall. More...

An all-new Pope Center is unveiled as high-tech teleconference facility

Hundreds of interested citizens, along with local and state leaders, took part in Tuesday's unveiling of The Pope Center, newly renovated as a high-tech conference and videoconference facility. "This isn't a renovation," said Mayor Willie E. More...

Market Days festival a big success; Downtown merchants get a boost

Saturday's first annual Market Days Street Festival in Washington was a success thanks to an outpouring local support, said festival organizers Bradley and Katherine Barber, and Downtown merchants say it brought them new customers and more business More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Cops called on Halloween dummy

Sunday, November 4, is when Daylight Saving time ends and Eastern Standard Time makes its appearance to be with us for about fivemonths. More...

Opinions

Turnout never so important

Next Tuesday, November 6, is one of the most important days in the recent history of Washington, Tignall, Rayle, and Wilkes County. It's Election Day and mayors and councilmen will be elected for all three municipalities. More...

Love Bugs

Nearing the fall of the year, especially in South Georgia, We are bombarded with what is nicknamed lovebugs. What got me to thinking was having to wash those pesky things off my windshield and car. More...

Book Review

Ghost Hunters By DEBORAH BLUM

Everyone who has ever lost a loved one can understand the desire somehow to communicate with the "other side." In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, as spiritualism and psychic claims became widespread, several intellectuals in Bri More...

Obituaries

Betty Jean Henderson Wiggins

Betty Jean Henderson Wiggins, 75, of Mallorysville Road, Tignall, died Thursday evening, October 25, 2007, at her home. A private memorial service will be conducted at the Beaufort National Cemetery in Beaufort, S.C., at a later date. More...

Worship

Handel's 'Messiah' set for Nov. 28 at 1st Baptist Church Washington

The Washington-Wilkes Arts Foundation will present the Washington Chorale in Handel's "Messiah" at the First Baptist Church, Washington, on Sunday, November 25, at 8 p.m. More...

Church convention to be held Nov. 12-15 at Augusta Marriott

The General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia's 137th Annual Session will be held in Augusta November 12-15. Rev. G.L. Avery of Washington will be the keynote speaker for the Moderators/Ministers Hour to be held at 7 p.m. More...

Youth worship service to focus on the 'hallowed God,' not Halloween

Transforming Life Ministries will sponsor its annual "Hallowed Be Thy Name" Youth Worship Service on November 4, 4 p.m. at the Third Shiloh Center. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Transforming Life Ministries will present its annual "Hallowed Be Thy Name" Youth Worship Service on November 4, 4 p.m., at the Third Shiloh Center. Special guests will be the youth of Washington-Wilkes. More...

School board to vote on property tax hike today

The Wilkes County Board of Education will be holding the last public hearing today to hear public comments on the board's proposed property tax increase. The board will then vote on the increase in a called meeting. More...

Fall ArtFest to bring artists, kids' events to The Square

This weekend will bring another big event to downtown Washington as the Washington-Wilkes Arts Foundation holds its annual Fall ArtFest Saturday. More...

Something wicked this way comes...

It was enough to make a black cat howl, witnesses say. In broad daylight Monday, this coven of wise women strolled and cackled their way around Washington, making scary stops around The Square at The Talk of the Town and at the Chamber of Commerce. More...

City must cut water production, conservation urged

Washington city water production is being cut by 10 percent in response to a state order, and citizens are again being urged to conserve water and "make their dry lawns and dirty cars a badge of honor." Last week Gov. More...

'Shoe boxes of love and care' to be collected for area seniors

The seniors in Wilkes County nursing homes and assisted living facilities will get a merrier Christmas thanks to "Operation Love and Care in a Shoe Box." "Your gift will make a world of difference in our community nursing homes and assisted living More...

Best poster designers named

During firesafety week October 8-12, the students at Washington-Wilkes Primary School were involved in many activities. More...

News

Callaway Plantation sets Christmas event for Fri., December 7

Christmas At Callaway Plantation will be held Friday, December 7, from 4 to 8 p.m. More...

'Drugs Destroy Dreams' is theme of Red Ribbon Week at W-WPS

Red Ribbon Week at Washington- Wilkes Primary School took place October 22-25. More...

Seniors can get free legal help from GLSP Nov. 6

Members of the staff of the Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP) will be in Wilkes County Tuesday, November 6, to meet with senior citizens wanting free legal help, on a first-come, first-served basis. More...

Sports

Frosh and sophs win Powder Puff game 12-0

Last Thursday night, the WWCHS student council sponsored the first annual Washington-Wilkes powder puff game. The game pitted the girls of the junior and senior classes against the girls of the freshmen and sophomore classes. More...

Win over Greene a critical one for playoff position

Following a week of and some much-needed healing and recovery time, the Washington-Wilkes Tigers will return to action this Friday night when they host the Tigers of Greene County in the final regular region game of the season. More...

Region 8-AA SCHEDULES and SCORES

W.-WILKES 4-4 13 Warren Co. 33 6 Thomson 34 0 Lincoln Co.  More...

Personalities

Washington Personals Mention

Doug and Juanita Tyler of Norcross enjoyed a weekend visit with his mother, Gertrude Tyler. lJane and Jim Burton enjoyed the weekend in Cleveland, Tenn., with their children and grandchildren, Nikki and Jim Burton, Callaway and Cole. More...

Mary Webster installed as new president of W-W Garden Club

Mary Webster was installed as president of the Washington-Wilkes Garden Club at the meeting Thursday, October 11, at the home of Sally and John Kennedy on Shore Line Drive. Mrs. Webster was installed by Mabel Johnson, outgoing president. More...

Bob and Bettie Hudson honored at 50th wedding anniversary party held Sept. 8

Robert J. (Bob) and Bettie Cox Hudson of Marietta celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on August 24. More...