December 6, 2007 RSS feed / News

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...

W-WMS Beta Club collecting canned food; band, chorus planning Christmas concert

The Washington-Wilkes Middle School Beta Club is sponsoring a canned food drive December 3-7. Parents are urged to help support this cause by sending canned food items to their children's homeroom classes. More...

Children learn the joy of giving at FBC's Breakfast with Santa

The Fun in the Son Children's Ministry of the First Baptist Church, Washington, sponsored the annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 1, in the Mary Callaway Burton Fellowship Hall. More...

Interact gets help for Angel Tree project

W-WCHS Interact officersDelaney Russell (center) and Hailey James (right) accept a donation from Washington Rotary Club president Paula Stephens to help with their annual shopping trip for the 2007 Angel Tree program which provides gifts and clothing 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...

'A Christmas Carol' to be presented Saturday at Robert Toombs House

The staff of the Robert Toombs House State Historic Site, Washington, will have an ongoing presentation of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" during the Christmas Tour of Homes Saturday, December 8. More...

RAYLE NEWS

On Thanksgiving Day, Tracy and Denise Armour, Justin, Ethan, and Jackson fixed Thanksgiving dinner for family members and friends including Manuel Wheatley, Marian Poss. More...

Sardis Baptist Church makes preparations for Christmas season

Rev. Jim Newsome brought an inspiring message "For a Powerless People," from Luke 2:1-7, Sunday morning at Sardis Baptist Church. The lighting of the Advent candle (hope) was by John and Jennifer Armour and Mason. More...

Tourney yields big donation

Sabrina Bennett (right) of Beta Sigma Phi presented a check for $4,000 to Bunny W. Gunby for the WIlkes County Cancer Relief Fund. The money was raised by Beta Sigma Phi at its recent golf tournament in memory of Nancy Callaway Long. More...

Students design posters for 'Book Week'

Students at Washington-Wilkes Primary School celebrated National Children's Book Week November 12-16. They participated in a variety of literacy-related activities including a poster contest. More...

Tyrone News

Here it is December 2007 already, coming to the end of another year. My! How times seems to flyby. .I would like to wish all having December birthdays a happy birthday. A special birthday wish to Jackie Fain (Mrs. More...

Tignall's annual Christmas parade shows holiday spirit

Tignall had a festive time Sunday at the annual Christmas parade. The North Wilkes Steering Committee appreciates all the entries in Tignall's Christmas parade. More...

Wilkes Health Care residents enjoy visits with family, friends

Gerald Norman visited Carl Stewart. .Mrs. Bernice McAvoy's visitors were Gail Galbreath, Frances Ogletree, and Joyce Blackburn. .Visiting Henry Butler were Sarah Avery, Jennifer Bells, Mary Ann Tutt, and Billy Tutt. . More...

Harper's Personal Care residents enjoy visiting with family, friends

Rev. Dale Fincher presented a devotional and singing for the residents. .Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Perry, Mrs. Doris Rhodes and Mrs. Rose Newby entertained for Mrs. Lois Flynt's 91st birthday with a celebration with residents and family. More...

Annual Wilkes Christmas Parade set for Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m.

Congressman Paul Broun will be the Grand Marshal for Sunday's annual Washington-Wilkes Christmas Parade, and some 30 entries have already signed up, organizer Blake Thomson said. "There is still room for entries, though," he said. More...

'Night of Lights' to light Washington Wed., Dec. 19

A new category structure will change the way the Iris Garden Club's annual "Night of Lights" lights up the homes of Washington again this year. The judging will be on Wednesday, December 19, and the deadline for entering is Friday, December 14. More...

A Pig Race for top fundraisers

Top fundraisers for the Washington-Wilkes Primary School's Parent-Teacher Group were treated to a Pig Race recently, along with a cookie party. Top fund raisers included Lydia Norman, Mark Bryngelson, Alyssa Holley, Colton Bearss, and Eve Gallow. 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...

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...

GSP troopers work 19 traffic crashes for month of Nov.

State Troopers from the Washington Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated 19 traffic crashes during the month of November in Wilkes County. Sergeant First Class Derrick Durden said the traffic crashes resulted in 16 injuries. More...

Pizza Hut, Faith in Action work to bring surplus food to seniors

Washington Area Faith In Action Inc. (WAFIA), in conjunction with Sue Hall, Washington manager of the Pizza Hut, has developed an agreement with Pizza Hut Harvest Support Center, as an agent for Pizza Hut restaurants, for use of pizza products. More...

Applications available for needy kids to get 'Gifts for Children' from WPD

The Washington Police Department will again sponsor its annual "Gifts for Children" campaign this Christmas, according to Assistant Chief of Police Theodosia Glenn. More...

Smart Boards are cutting edge technology

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Students at Washington-Wilkes Primary School are using cuttingedge technology! W-WPS students and teachers are using Smart Boards in their classrooms. More...

Thanks to all for loving response to teen's disease

CARD OF THANKS: What a wonderful place we live in. Wilkes County may be small but its people have the biggest hearts. Our son Christopher was diagnosed on October 30 with A.M.L. Leukemia. More...

Kiwanis Club awards academic jackets to top juniors

Tuesday was "Academic Jackets Day" for the Washington Kiwanis Club. During the program, the top 10% of the Class of 2009 were presented jackets in recognition of their achievement. More...

ChloƩ Helen Roy wins numerous awards at fair

Chloé Helen Roy, granddaughter of Marilyn LePore of Washington, won three first place, one third place, and two honorable mention ribbons and prizes at the 2007 Columbia County Fair in Evans, Georgia. More...

Beaverdam Baptist Church enjoys annual Christmas fellowship meal

Members of Beaverdam Baptist Church had their Christmas Fellowship meal after the worship service Sunday, December 2. Sunday School began at 10:15 with Richard Maxwell as Sunday School director. More...

'Silent Auction Extravaganza' set Saturday 2-4 p.m. at Lions Club

The Washington-Wilkes Humane Animal Society's "Silent Auction Extravaganza" is set for Saturday, December 8, from 2 until 4 p.m. at the Washington Lions Club. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Washington-Wilkes Humane Animal Shelter. More...

Washington Lions Club updated on district services and activities

The Washington Lions Club received an update on Lions services and activities in District 18F of Lions International during a recent visit by Frank Spinney of Hephzibah. More...

Tignall News

An old Scrooge lives at the Gammon house. He complains every year when he has to bring in their two Christmas trees. More...

Lundberg News

We are planning to have a Christmas program and social hour at Clifford's Grove Baptist Church on Saturday, December 22, beginning at six o'clock. Come join us and bring your favorite snack food and enjoy a time of fellowship with us. More...

Aonia News

I hope all of you had a wonderful week. As I get older and have experienced serious illness I am so glad and thankful to see another day. Each Monday is a good one, and I hope you too make the most out of every day. More...

Washington-Wilkes Salvation Army kettle drive will bring help to needy families all year long

All over the world, among the most familiar and reliable signs that the Christmas season has begun each year is the pleasant tingling of bells being rung to call attention to the collection kettles of the Salvation Army. More...

Annual Christmas Tour of Homes will open homes, lofts, attractions

The Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation will have its annual Christmas Tour of Homes this weekend offering a varied selection of homes decorated for the holidays. More...

Interact students go shopping for Angel Tree kids; volunteers still needed for Saturday's distribution

Students from the Rotary Clubsponsored Interact Club at Washington Wilkes Comprehensive High School spent Monday night shopping for needy children identified by the Community Angel Tree Project in preparation for Angel Tree delivery this Saturday m More...