December 13, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Enter now for city 'Night of Lights'

Tomorrow is the deadline for entries for the Iris Garden Club's annual "Night of Lights," which will light up the homes of Washington again this year. More...

Tignall awarded $80,000 grant to improve sidewalks

The City of Tignall has been awarded $80,000 to put sidewalks along a heavily traveled street. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Victoria works here too

The Georgia Council of Teachers of English (GCTE) has been awarded $735 for its GCTE Fund Teachers for the Dream Program. More...

Opinions

He's looking at you

It's not Santa Claus that's looking at you, but rather God and He alone knows whether you've been naughty or nice for He sees the depth of the heart and soul. He alone knows your hidden secrets. More...

Book Review

Better By ATUL GAWANDE

Most of us lay people are in awe of our doctors. We respect their knowledge and skill, and are aware that sometimes our lives are in their hands. More...

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Obituaries

Carla Elizabeth Thaxton Brown

A celebration of the life of Carla Elizabeth Thaxton Brown, 33, of Rayle was held Saturday, December 8, 2007, at St. James United Methodist Church, Athens, with Rev. Kent Reynolds officiating. Interment was in the Thaxton-Wynne Cemetery in Rayle. More...

Barbara Ann Simons Combs

Funeral services for Barbara Ann Simons Combs, 71, of Union Point were held Saturday, December 8, 2007, at Bethesda Baptist Church, Union Point, with Rev. Jim Olds and Rev. Lem Clark officiating. More...

Stephanie Joy Burrows Norman

A graveside memorial service for Stephanie Joy Burrows Norman, 85, was held Saturday, December 1, 2007, at the Carter's Grove Baptist Church in Wilkes County. She died Wednesday, November 14, in Youngstown, Ohio. Mrs. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Wilkes County 4-H BB team is selling raffle tickets for $100 worth of gas from the Citgo station in Washington. Tickets are $2.00 each and can be purchased from any BB Team member or at the 4-H Officeat the Courthouse. More...

Council approves enterprise zone; takes action on blighted property

The Washington City Council approved a proposed ordinance to create an Enterprise Zone for the Southwest Washington Redevelopment Program at Monday night's regular December meeting. More...

City, civic, private sources work together to renovate Liberty St. park for children

A Washington playground has been renovated thanks to the combined efforts of a civic group, interested citizens, students, and city workers. More...

'Shoeboxes of Love' needed by Dec. 17 for Wilkes seniors

More than 40 Christmas shoe boxes have been collected for the seniors in Wilkes Co. nursing homes and assisted living facilities thanks to "Operation Love and Care in a Shoe Box," but more are needed and the deadline is coming soon. More...

'A Christmas Carol' lives at Robert Toombs House

Volunteers enacted scenes from Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" all day Saturday at the Robert Toombs House State Historic Site before appreciative audiences. More...

News

Mark Chapman is Victory speaker for December 23

Mark J. Chapman, son of Pastor and Mrs. Jimmy Chapman of Victory Baptist Church, Washington, will be the guest speaker at the church on Sunday, December 23. Chapman is a 2004 graduate of Crown College in Knoxville, Tenn. 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...

FBLA assists with cleanup of Liberty Street Park on Dec. 8

Last Saturday, December 8, the Washington-Wilkes Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America assisted the Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department in cleaning up the Liberty Street Park. More...

Letters

Heart' best describes Callaway volunteers

TO THE EDITOR: Yes! Yes! Yes! "Heart" best describes the many Volunteers and City Workers for Callaway Plantation Christmas Tour 2007. Everyone worked so hard in spite of the many other responsibilities they had going on. More...

Sports

Tiger wrestlers split in Madison Co. matches; MS team wins 8 of 12

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger wrestling team split in tri-meet matches against Madison County and Winder-Barrow last Tuesday, December 4, at Madison County. More...

Tigers stumble against Warren, to host Lakeside Fri.

Coming off a 4-1 start for the 2007-2008 season, the Washington- Wilkes Tiger boys basketball team hit a stumbling block last weekend when a road trip to Warren County left the players flatin the first quarter. More...

Lady Tigers continue play

The Washington-Wilkes Lady Tigers varsity basketball team beat Warren County last Friday night to improve their season record to 2-3. More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Sophia Rey Eligio Alejandro and Barbara Eligio of Washington announce the birth of their daughter, Sophia Rey, on Monday, December 10, at Doctors Hospital Augusta. Sophia weighed 7 lbs. 6 ½ ozs. and was 20 inches long. More...

Grace Callaway celebrates sixth birthday Nov. 28

Grace Callaway, daughter of Eugene M. Jr. and Kari Hudson Callaway, was six years old on Wednesday, November 28. She cele- brated with her K-5 classmates at Briarwood Academy as she served a snack of cupcakes, Goldfish and juice. More...

Rosemary Hopkins hostess for White Elephant party Dec. 8

Rosemary Hopkins was hostess for the White Elephant party at her home on East Robert Toombs Saturday evening, December 8. More...