November 29, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Chamber annual awards dinner tonight; will honor volunteers, business, citizens

There are still a few tickets available for the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Dinner tonight. More...

Christmas parade entries needed for Dec. 9 event

There's still time to enter the annual Washington-Wilkes County Christmas Parade set for Sunday, December 9, at 3 p.m. More...

W-W Elementary School students collect over 1,500 food items for needy neighbors

Learning to reach out to those in need, Washington-Wilkes Elementary School students collected more than 1,500 food items to donate to God's Marketplace Inc.'s food pantry. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Rain, rain, don't go away

The rain finally arrived. Norris says that we got .55 of an inch on Thanksgiving; a total of 1.3 inch last week and .75 of an inch as of 5 p.m. Monday. Total for the month is 1.8 inch. More...

Opinions

Given to Hospitality

We all get carried away when a big outfit like the Hilton Hotel chain starts using the word hospitality in its advertisement promotions. Some folks act like the Hilton company invented hospitality. Wrong! More...

Book Review

The Lost Men By KELLY TYLER-LEWIS

Adventurers go out into the wild spaces for various reasons -- some for science, some for glory, some for the fun of it. The Polar explorers tended not to have much fun, but they gained glory. More...

Vox Pop

A Georgia Department of Transportation board member has proposed that an additional one percent, statewide sales tax be imposed to pay for transportation improvements in the state. More...

Obituaries

Omer Jackson King

Graveside services for Omer Jackson King, 85, of Washington were held Tuesday, November 27, 2007, in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington, with Rev. Albert W. Huyck Jr. and Rev. Chris Townsend officiating. More...

Joseph Chester Howard

Graveside services for Joseph Chester Howard of Washington were held Saturday, November 24, 2007, in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington, with Rev. Bill Boyd officiating. He died Thursday, November 22, at University Hospital, Augusta. More...

Mary Frances Vaughn

Funeral services for Mary Frances Vaughn, 74, of Atlanta were held Wednesday, November 21, 2007, at the County Line Baptist Church, Rayle, with Rev. David Tew officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Washington Church of God will sponsor a Life Line Screening on Thursday, November 29, at the church. Pre-registration is required. Call 1-800-3324-1851. Four tests will be given in less than an hour. . More...

Christmas shoppers fill Washington, retailers see big Black Friday sales

By KIP BURKE news editor Not everybody was at the mall last Friday for the traditional day-after- Thanksgiving shopping - a lot of them were in Washington, retailers say, in numbers they've never seen before, and Candlelight Shopping was packe More...

Local effort gets Kettle Creek Battlefield marked on next Georgia highway maps

After a months-long campaign by a Washington man, the Georgia Department of Transportation has decided to put the Kettle Creek Battlefield historic site on the officialstate map. Retired educator Dr. Joseph B. More...

Beta Sigma Phi helps Angel Tree

Beta Sigma Phi President, Jennifer Walker, and member, Andrea Bridges, present a check to Community Angel Tree Project. Chairman, Laura Toburen. Members of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Xi Delta Tau Chapter, give to the Community Angel Tree Project. More...

Candlelight Shopping packs stores

Candlelight Shopping crowds kept merchants like Carol McTier (at left), owner of The Garden Party, busy last Tuesday night, and business was hopping through the Thanksgiving weekend. Candlelight Shopping returns next Tuesday night from 6 p.m. More...

News

Optimist Club sells N.C. Frazer firChristmas trees

The Optimist Club of Washington has begun its annual Christmas tree sale. Beautiful Frazer Fir trees are available at C&K Services (the former Boat Hill Marine property behind Movie Gallery) on East Robert Toombs Avenue. More...

Auditions set for musical 'I Do, I Do' on Thurs., Dec. 13

Auditions for the Washington Little Theater Company's next production -- the musical, "I Do, I Do" -- will be held Thursday, December 13, at 7 p.m., at The Playhouse on North Alexander Avenue. The play has two people: one male, and one female. More...

Tiger Band fruit set to arrive here Friday, Dec. 7

The citrus fruit which was ordered through the Washington-Wilkes band members and band boosters is scheduled to arrive in Washington- Wilkes on Friday evening, December 7. Pick-up will be at the old Concord building the morning of December 8. More...

Letters

Board policies need corrections

TO THE EDITOR: I have gained quite an education about the school system here by simply trying to attend the monthly board meeting. What you are about to read is humorous, frustating, and dumbfounding all at the same time. More...

Optimists express thanks for support of 'Friend of Youth'

TO THE EDITOR: The Optimist Club of Washington would like to thank all persons who supported the annual Friend of Youth Auction and Barbecue on Thursday, November 15. More...

Sports

W-W Little League planning meeting set Tues., 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...

Youth baskeball sign-up is now, deadline Dec. 1

Registration for the Washington- Wilkes Parks and Recreation Youth Basketball 2008 Season will continue through December 1, 2007. No late signups will be accepted. Registration is at the W-WPRD Gym, 22 Lexington Avenue, from 8:30 a.m. More...

Multiple winners in annual Rotary golf tournament

Even after a playoff round, the scores remained tied and two teams emerged as winners of the Washington Rotary Club's annual golf tournament held Thanksgiving weekend. More...

Personalities

Kettle Creek Chapter NSDAR meets on November 19 at Woman's Club

Ashley Turner Barnett presented the program for members of the Kettle Creek Chapter NSDAR meeting Monday, November 19, at the Washington Woman's Club. Mrs. Barnett, introduced by Rhonda Keen, spoke on the topic, "Showcasing Your Community. More...

Kelley Randall guest of honor at bridal luncheon on November 24

Kelley Randall of Clinton, S.C., bride-elect of Patrick Castaneda, also of Clinton, was guest of honor at a luncheon on Saturday, November 24, at Southern Elegance Tea Room on West Robert Toombs Avenue in Washington. More...

Susie Walton surprised with 60th birthday celebration November 10

Susie Walton was guest of honor at a surprise 60th birthday celebration on November 10 at Third Shiloh Missionary Center given by her husband, Rev. More...