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Newspaper's headlines chronicle year's events

LAST SIX MONTHS OF 2007

July 5, 2007 -- God's Marketplace expected to open in August. . . . Landowners say proposed pipeline damages land simply to increase foreign oil companies' profits.. . . Miss Wilkes County pageant for all ages set for September 29. . . . More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

YOU are more interesting than ME

What better Christmas present could we all have but that beautiful rain Saturday and Sunday! More...

Opinions

Thanks for understanding, we needed it

In the community newspaper business, we have to get the paper out every week, on time. Not only is that a traditional requirement, it is a legal one as well. More...

Credit Due

Give credit where credit is due. Many blame the tremendous increase in crime on poverty, poor environment and broken homes. The first crime was committed by Cain in the Garden of Eden. No poverty, a good environment, and two parents. More...

Book Review

Healthy and Fit After Fifty By DR. STEVE FISHER

Youth isn't just for the young any more. As life expectancy increases with medical and scientific advances, people are re-evaluating what it means to grow old. More...

Personalities

Washington Personal Mention

Mrs. Margaret Conner enjoyed several days during the Christmas holidays with her son and family, Mr. and Mrs. Greg Connor, Adam, Jenny and West, in Alpharetta. l Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Warren celebrated Christmas Day in Elberton with Mr. and Mrs. More...

Shanteka Michelle Lowe to wed Tavares Hampton on April 26

Barbara Burley Lowe of Washington announces the engagement of her daughter, Shanteka Michelle, to Tavares Hampton, also of Washington, son of Betty Hampton and Clarence Dunn of Rayle. More...

New Beginnings

Lauren Elizabeth Futch

Gene and Sharon Futch of Martinez announce the birth of their daughter, Lauren Elizabeth, on Thursday, December 6, at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. She weighed 7 lbs. 11 ozs. and was 19 ½ inches long. More...

Burn permit enhancements should improve burn safety during Ga. historic drought

The Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) announced recently that it has enhanced its burn permit system. More...

New school complex rising after six months a-building

Just six months ago in July 2007, the 100-acre school site was just a hayfield.Now, after some $6.5 million has been spent, the new high school and middle school complex is rising on schedule. More...

Community service planned for Jan. 13 at Episcopal Church

"Great singing, great preaching, and great fellowship" are the promised benefits to be enjoyed by all who attend the community worship service planned for Sunday, January 13, at 7:15 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Mediator. More...

Fire damages Pliant warehouse; no injuries reported in Mon. fire

Washington firefighters responded to a firein the Pliant Corp. warehouse Monday morning that caused smoke and water damage to the former Persimmon Homes plant off the Lexington Road in Washington. Capt. More...

News

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

Cheryl Massey, Marie Bagwell, and Louise Bagwell went to Tina Bailey's for Christmas. . Jane Maddox spent Christmas with Ann and Barry Rogers and with Kay, Chris and Eve Adkins. .Mrs. More...

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

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 24, 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...

Sports

Top sports fans will know the answers to this quiz

1. Detroit's Denny McLain was the last major-league pitcher to win 30-plus games in a season in 1968. How many games did he win? 2. More...

Obituaries

Margaret Darden

Funeral services for Margaret Darden, 87, of Taliaferro County were held Wednesday, December 26, 2007 at the PurificationCatholic Church in Sharon with Father Chris Williamson officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Martha P. Gilpin Murphy

Graveside services for Martha P. Gilpin Murphy, 88, were held Thursday, December 6, 2007, in the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery in Wilkes County. She died Tuesday, December 4, in the Warrenton Health & Rehabilitation Center, Warrenton. More...

Jane Fuller Dent

Funeral services for Jane Fuller Dent, 74, of Tampa, Fla., were held Monday, December 31, 2007, at Blount & Curry Funeral Home, Tampa. Interment was at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park in Clearwater. Mrs. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Mount Carmel Baptist C hurch,Baltimor Washington, will have its annual Deacon Board Program January 20, 4 p.m. Rev. Dante Smith will be the guest speaker. . More...