November 22, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

'Fireman Tim says,' kids listen and firesafety impacts homes

For six years now, Washington firefighterLieutenant Tim Wright has been teaching firesafety to hundreds of elementary school children, and the message is really getting through - to kids and adults. "We've really seen an impact from Lt. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

59 years as a barber

As far as I know, Julius Rousey is the only traditional barber left in Wilkes County. He has been cutting hair for men for 59 years, starting out in 1948 with the late Ben Jones, George Ward, More...

Opinions

God's Amazing Grace

Down through the years the story was told of John Newton, the drunken, wicked, evil slave trader. He left home at an earl age -- a prodigal son of sorts turned sailor on the high seas. He was a mean man. More...

Book Review

Ant Farm By SIMON RICH

In these stressful, pre-holiday times, it may be refreshing to pick up a nice small book of quiet humor. More...

Cartoon

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Obituaries

Edward Hope Williamson Jr.

Graveside services for Edward Hope Williamson Jr., 82, of Washington were held Friday, November 16, 2007, in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington, with Rev. Ficklen Guinn officiating. He died Wednesday, November 14, at his home. Mr. More...

Betty Webb Blackmon

Graveside services for Betty Webb Blackmon, 75, of Washington were held Saturday, November 17, 2007, in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington, with Rev. Gale Seibert and Rev. Ryan Seawright officiating. More...

Toombs Blackwell

Funeral services for Toombs Blackwell, 83, were held Saturday, November 17, 2007, at the Mulberry Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Robert Crawford, Rev. Albert Rucker, and Rev. H.M. Easley officiating. Mr. More...

Personalities

Mrs. Gary Mansfield surprised with 60th birthday party Nov. 11

Mrs. Gary Mansfieldwas honored at a surprise 60th birthday party Sunday afternoon, November 11, in the Mary Callaway Burton Fellowship Hall of the First Baptist Church. Hosts for the occasion were Gary Mansfield, Mrs. C.H. Mansfield, and Mr. More...

Wilkes Health Care residents enjoy visits with family, friends

Guests of Mrs. Anita Martin were Rev. Stephen Rayner, Alan Ivey, Melton and Grace Paschall, Gerald and Lanette Drinkard, Rev. Allen Danner, Sam Scott, and Wayne Scott. .Bill and Lena Wall visited Miss Lillie Wall. . More...

Miss Fannie' speaks to Woman's Club members on November 12

Elaine Filipiak presented the program at the luncheon meeting of the Woman's Club of Washington Monday, November 12, at the clubhouse. Mrs. More...

City begins 2008 budget meetings taking sharp knife to expenditures

Washington city leaders met Monday morning to look further at the 2008 budget with an eye toward carving some 6 to 7 percent off planned expenditures to meet expected revenues. More...

Christmas parade entries needed for Dec. 9 event

Entries are needed for the annual Washington-Wilkes Christmas Parade set for Sunday, December 9, at 3 p.m. More...

Washington Chorale to present Messiah Sunday evening

The 42-voice Washington Chorale, accompanied by a chamber orchestra from Augusta, will present a special performance of selections from Handel's Messiah this Sunday at 8 p.m. in the First Baptist Church. More...

Michelle Smith named Wilkes Teacher of the Year

Middle school teacher Michelle Smith was named Wilkes County Teacher of the Year at a reception just prior to Monday night's Board of Education meeting. More...

News

Christmas parade planned for Dec. 9 through downtown

The Washington-Wilkes Christmas Parade is scheduled for Sunday, December 9, at 3 p.m. More...

Episcopal Bazaar, annual luncheon set for Sat. Dec. 1

The annual Episcopal Bazaar and Luncheon will be held Saturday, December 1. Crafts and baked goods and candy will go on sale in the Country Kitchen at 10:30 a.m. under the direction of Betty Slaton, Anna Gunter, and Catherine Hessert. More...

Holiday on the Hill set for Sat. Dec. 15 at Thomson home

The public is invited to enjoy "Holiday on the Hill" tours of Hickory Hill on Saturday, December 8, or Saturday, December 15, 2007. Hickory Hill, the historic home of Populist Senator Thomas E. More...

Letters

City water overflow explained

TO THE EDITOR: The purpose of this letter is to provide information regarding the overflow condition that has occurred on occasion at the standpipe located on Alexander Drive. More...

Thanks to all who helped with Teen Years 101' youth seminars

TO THE EDITOR: Many parents, grandparents, teenagers, educators and community members attended the outstanding seminars "TeenAge Years 101" presented by Judge Wade Padgett of Columbia County at W-WCHS November 5-6. More...

Sports

Tigers outclassed by Buford, end season at 5-6

Last Friday night the Washington- Wilkes Tigers lost to the Wolves of Buford by a score of 56-6. Washington played well but was overmatched by the experienced Wolves. The loss ends the Tigers' season with a 5-6 record. More...

Little League to begin planning Dec. 4

The Washington-Wilkes Little League will be having the first planning meeting for next year's season on Tuesday, December 4, at 6 p.m. at the upstairs officeat Ashley Park. More...

Tiger Basketball gears up; returning seniors ready to open season next Tuesday

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger boys basketball team has been practicing for a few weeks already and even though some of the starters have been involved with football up until now, the 2007-2008 team is beginning to take shape. More...

Worship

Church of God has New Zealand couple as special guests

The Washington Church of God will have two special guests during services at the church on Sunday, November 25. Missionary-evangelists Craig and Jenni Marsh from New Zealand will be ministering during the morning service at 10:30 a.m. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Liberty Street Playground and Park will be closed to the public beginning October 10 for approximately four weeks for construction and repair of playground equipment. . More...