December 27, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

EMS Director Blake Thompson is candidate for Wilkes Sheriff

Wilkes County Emergency Medical Services Director J. Blake Thompson has announced that he will run for Sheriff of Wilkes County in the upcoming 2008 election. More...

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The Office Cat

Silent Auction raises $3,000+

I visited the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce on the day after Thanksgiving and was impressed. It's a facility we can be proud of, tastefully decorated, and functionally efficient. If you get a chance, visit and see for yourself. More...

Opinions

Terribly Wrong

You know something has gone terribly wrong when they have to promote Family Table Day to get folks to eat together at least one day a year. More...

Book Review

Blood and Roses By HELEN CASTOR

We Americans often are assigned in elementary school the task of learning the presidents in chronological order. Those who kicked against this task should be grateful that they were not in England. More...

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Personalities

Elizabeth Newsome guest of honor at Christmas shower

Elizabeth Newsome, bride-elect of Justin Holmes, was entertained at a Christmas shower and brunch, on Saturday morning, December 15, at the home of Graham and Teresa Eason on Lovelace Way. More...

Mason Wheatley celebrates second birthday Nov. 29

Mason Wheatley, son of Bruce and Sheila Wheatley, celebrated his second birthday on November 29. On his birthd ay Mason shared cupcakes and cheese puffs with his friends at the home of Gertrude Long. More...

Frances Wheelis WOM group enjoys annual caroling, soup supper

An evening of Christmas caroling was enjoyed by the members of the Frances Wheelis Women on Mission of the First Baptist Church on Monday evening, December 17. More...

Headlines chronicle year's events

FIRST SIX MONTHS OF 2007

January 4, 2007 - Big old oak on The Square is now just a memory. . . . Relay for Life to kick off at Tuesday event. . . . Paranormal investigators to seek local ghosts at Fitzpatrick Hotel during January 19-21 meeting. More...

Iris Garden Club awards prizes for decor as annual 'Night of Lights' illuminates city

The homes of Steve and Eleanor Blackmon, Charlotte Simmons, and Bill and Carol Wittscen took top honors in this year's annual "Night of Lights," which lights up the homes of Washington every year. More...

News

Eagles' Wings House of Prayer is new church in Crawfordville

A new church has been established in Taliaferro County. Services at Eagles' Wings House of Prayer are being held in the American Legion Building on Highway 278 in Crawfordville. More...

Election, excitement promised at WLT's annual meeing Jan. 8

The Annual Meeting of The Washington Little Theater Company promises to be an exciting one. The meeting on January 8, 2008, will feature entertainment, refreshments, election of officers, recognition of 2007 directors, and maybe a surprise or two. More...

Dr. Kirk will speak about sleep apnea at wellness program

Wills Memorial Hospital will host the first wellness program January 8, 12:00 p.m., in the hospital library. Dr. David Kirk will speak on sleep apnea, a condition in which breathing is briefly interrupted or stops episodically during sleep. More...

Letters

Community effort nets many benefits

The Christmas Tour of Homes and Dinner 2007 sponsored by the Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation was a tremendous success with over 600 visitors in town on December 7 and 8. More...

The joy cannot be measured

TO THE EDITOR: My heart is so full of joy that I live in a community that has come together to support Operation Love and Joy in a Shoebox. More...

Proceeds will help hospital

TO THE EDITOR: The Wills Memorial Hospital Foundation and Auxiliary would like to thank individuals and businesses in the community for their support in the drawing for the six strands of freshwater pearls on December 8 in the hospital lobby. More...

Obituaries

Lillian Alline Hopkins Lunceford

Funeral services for Lillian Alline Hopkins Lunceford, 101, of Tignall, were held Saturday, December 22, 2007, at the Clark's Station Baptist Church near Tignall with Rev. W.C. Bentley officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Eddie Louise Smith Wilson

Graveside services for Eddie Louise Smith Wilson, 86, were held Friday, December 21, 2007, in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Elberton, with Rev. Donnie Berry and Rev. Phil Campbell officiating. She died December 18. Mrs. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

New Springhill Baptist Church will have a watch night service on New Year's Eve, Monday, December 31, at 10 p.m. Rev. Darrell Norman and the Springhill Baptist Church will be special guests. More...