November 15, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Sheriff's Officegets seized cash

District Attorney Dennis Sanders presents a check in the amount of $3,565.60 recently to Chief Deputy Mike Sisson of the Wilkes County Sheriff's Office.The check represents part of the proceeds from forfeitures of illegal drug activities in Wilkes Co More...

Ann Rule visits Washington

More than 200 people came to the Mary Willis Library Friday night to hear true crime writer Ann Rule (at left.) Before she spoke and signed books, Rule, along with novelist Donna Anders, Librarian Lillie Crowe, and C. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Early deadlines for the second time

K ermit Hocutt is looking for a live camel, sheep, goat, cow, and donkey. I don't know why. Call him if you have any of these animals available. . It just doesn't seem that it's already time for Downtown Washington Candlelight Shopping. More...

Opinions

Playing the Lottery

Jesus got angry and sinned not. One Friday I did the same thing. More...

Book Review

My Cat Spit McGee by WILLIE MORRIS

It is not often that we have a book about cats written by a selfstyled cat-hater -- especially a favorable book. Willie Morris was the author of many books and was editor of Harper's magazine. More...

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Sports

Tigers smash Banks in final minutes, now face Buford

Last Friday night, the Washington- Wilkes Tigers defeated the Leopards of Banks County 42-26. The game was a lot closer than score shows; the two teams were tied for the better part of the fourth quarter. More...

THE DIXIE DOZEN

The top 12 teams in the South this week area: 1. LSU 2. Georgia 3. Virginia Tech 4. Clemson 5. Florida 6. Virginia 7. Tennessee 8. Auburn 9. Kentucky 10. FSU 11. Alabama 12. Arkansas More...

Southern Fried Football

The races for the conference title in the SEC and ACC appear to be going down to the wire. The surging Georgia Bulldogs and Clemson Tigers have their fans delirious with excitement! More...

New city ordinance puts teeth in water use ban

The lack of water now and the need for water in the future were the top topics Monday night as the Washington City Council put some real teeth into city water use restrictions and took the first steps toward a multi-million-dollar water system rebu More...

Candlelight Shopping is first, best opportunity for proving it's best to 'Shop at Home'

Next Tuesday night's Candlelight Shopping is a chance to get your Christmas shopping off to a good start by shopping at home first, said Washington's tourism director Ashley Barnett. More...

Board of Commissioners considers address assignment changes for 911

A public notice in the last two issues of this newspaper announced that "due to changes in emergency response procedures, it is imperative that address assignments in the unincorporated areas [of the county] be accurate. More...

Catching the hay bale arsonist could earn a $10,000 reward

An arsonist has been setting fireto bales of hay in Wilkes County, and the Wilkes County Sheriff's department and the state firemarshal are asking for the public's help in finding and stopping the individual responsible. More...

News

Speaks to local civic club

Georgia State Senator-elect from District 24, Bill Jackson, was the guest speaker at the regular meeting of the Washington Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, November 13. More...

Handel's 'Messiah' set for Nov. 25 at 1st Baptist Church Washington

The Washington Chorale, directed by Shirley Gunter and made up of 42 Wilkes County singers, is rehearsing for the presentation of Handel's oratorio, Messiah, to be presented on Sunday evening, November 25, at 8 p.m. at the First Baptist Church. More...

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...

Letters

Small community defies the odds

TO THE EDITOR: On behalf of the Rayle Ramble Planning Committee, I would like to thank everyone involved in making the Rayle Ramble 2007 a huge success. More...

Committee expresses thanks

TO THE EDITOR: The North Wilkes Steering Committee wishes to thank the following Wilkes County merchants who helped make the Tignall Fall Festival a success with their donations: Fievet Pharmacy, Farmers State Bank, Farmers and Merchants Bank, R More...

Superintendent appreciative for overwhelming vote

TO THE EDITOR: On behalf of the Wilkes County Board of Education and the entire faculty and staff of the Wilkes County School System, I would like to thank the Washington-Wilkes community for their overwhelming support for the continuation of the More...

Obituaries

Charles Edgar Irvin

Funeral services for Charles Edgar Irvin, 88, of Washington, were held Wednesday, November 14, 2007, at the Washington Presbyterian Church with Rev. Charles Cook and Rev. Carol Pitts officiating. Interment was in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington. More...

Eliza Lou Easley

Funeral services for Eliza Lou Easley, 70, of Hickory Hill Drive, Washington, were held Saturday, November 11, 2007, at the Shady Grove Baptist Church, Tignall, with Rev. R.C. Lockhart officiating. Burial was in the Shady Grove Cemetery. More...

Helen Colley Reiber

Helen Colley Reiber, 87, of Camilla died November 8, 2007, at Camilla Retirement Center. Funeral services will be announced at a later date. Mrs. More...

Personalities

Lauren Michelle Leverett, Philip Sidney Robb Jr. exchange wedding vows Saturday, October 20

Lauren Michelle Leverett of Eatonton and Philip Sidney Robb Jr. of Washington were united in marriage Saturday, October 20, at fiveo'clock in the afternoon in the historic sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church in Eatonton. Rev. More...

Students of the Month named at W-WCHS

Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School Student of the Month recipients for October are (front row, l-r) Shaquenda Gartrell, family and consumer sciences; Emily McNure, agriculture education; Rebecca Yearwood, physical education, Rachel Williamso More...

Frances B. Saggus, Harold C. Hensley united in marriage

Frances Brannon Saggus of Washington and Harold Cicero Hensley of Chatsworth were married Monday, October 22, at one o'clock in the afternoon in Catoosa County. Dr. Tommy L. Davis of Chattanooga, Tenn., officiated. More...