December 6, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Annual Legislative Breakfast hears lawmakers

At Tuesday's annual legislative breakfast, the legislators representing the people of Wilkes County in Washington, D.C., and Atlanta talked about the challenges of passing a budget and addressed concerns over water, transportation, health care, and More...

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The Office Cat

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The Office Cat

I thank the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary for the colored lights on their tree on the courthouse lawn; and the Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Paint for their colored lights. More...

Opinions

In Spite Of...

Give God praise in the good times and in the bad and most times you will finda blessing in disguise. One of the buildings at the family business caught on fireand burned down and the television station came up. More...

Book Review

The Book of Marie By TERRY KAY

Marie is an unusual girl whom Cole and his classmates meet on the first day of their senior year in high school. More...

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Obituaries

Lillian Booker Ector

Funeral services for Lillian Booker Ector, 95, were held Saturday, November 24, 2007, at the Twin Oak Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Charlie Mattox officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Mary D. Huff

Funeral services for Mary D. Huff, 94, of Tignall were held Saturday, December 1, 2007, at the Cherry Grove Baptist Church, Washington, with Pastor Charles Belton officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. She died Wednesday, November 28. More...

James Danner

Funeral services for James Danner, 92, were held Saturday, December 1, 2007, at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Charles Lacey and Rev. Dennis Quinn officiating. Interment was in the Gibson Grove Baptist Church cemetery. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Wills Memorial Hospital Tea and Learn on Friday, December 7, 2:30 p.m., will feature Janie Cravens who will speak on "Serving Food Safely." For more information or reservations call 706-678-9272. . More...

W-WCHS gets high national marks from leading U.S. news magazine

A national news magazine has rated a Wilkes County school one of the top in the nation for performing better than expected with students from the least advantaged groups. This week's issue of U.S. More...

Celebrations of old-time Christmas accompany weekend tour activities

Adding to this weekend's annual Christmas Tour of Homes will be a celebration of old-time Christmas at Callaway Plantation Friday night and a day of Victorian Christmas vignettes at The Robert Toombs House Saturday. More...

Proposed city budget for 2008 now available for public review

The public can examine copies of the city of Washington's proposed annual budget for 2008 and give their input at a public hearing Monday afternoon. More...

Wilkes deputies investigating church, deer camp break-ins

Wilkes County deputies are investigating a rash of break-ins over the weekend that struck two churches, a business, and three hunting camps, and are asking for help from anyone who may have seen something suspicious. More...

News

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...

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...

Letters

Deputies should be more respectful

TO THE EDITOR: Recently I was riding with my mother who is a resident of Wilkes County. We passed a local sheriff's deputy who had pulled over a motorist. More...

Thanks extended to blood donors in last two drives

TO THE EDITOR: We extend our thanks to all those who donated blood during the two blood drives in Wilkes County last month. Both of these drives gave credits for use by Chris Charping. More...

Sports

Bowman scores 16 in Augusta State Jaguars' bid against Georgia Bulldogs in Athens Monday

Tyrekus (A.J.) Bowman and his Jaguar teammates gave the Georgia Bulldogs "what for" Monday night as they led the scoring and dominated play for most of the 40 minutes they were on the court. More...

Wrestlers finish well in weekend tournament

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger varsity wrestling team participated in the King of the Mountains tournament in Hiawassee last weekend and came away with three high finishes. More...

Washington-Wilkes Tigers 2007-2008 Wrestling Schedule

DATE * - middle school matches More...

Personalities

William Matthew Cope

Buck and Carmel Cope of Martinez announce the birth of their son, William Matthew, on Thursday, November 22, at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. Matthew weighed 8 lbs. 4 ozs. and was 21 inches long. He has two brothers, Trey, 7, and Timothy, 5. More...

Madeline Jackson celebrates sixth birthday Nov. 29

Madeline Jackson, daughter of Casey and Jennifer Jackson, was six years old on November 29. Madeline celebrated with her K-5 classmates at Briarwood Academy on her birthday. Also on her birthday she celebrated with her family at her home. More...

Renee Hall guest of honor at baby shower December 1

Renee Hall was guest of honor at a baby shower Saturday, December 1, given by Rhonda Roberson and Mary Kay Hall of Washington; Tonya Sawyer of Seneca, S.C.; Debra Kea of Commerce; and Ashley Harper of Gainesville. Mrs. More...