January 10, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Parade, events set to observe birthday of Martin Luther King

A big annual parade will cap events planned in Washington to observe the birthday of Martin Luther King the weekend of January 19. More...

Pre-Release prisoner donate gifts to community

Prisoners at the Wilkes Pre-Release Center shared their Christmas with the Wilkes community by giving items they received with Wilkes County Partnership After-school Program. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Call 'The Cat'

B olton Lunceford was really surprised at the annual meeting of the Washington Little Theater Company Tuesday night. Announcement was made that the theater's Playhouse on North Alexander Avenue has been named The Bolton Lunceford Playhouse! More...

Opinions

Claiming or Proclaiming

According to statistics they say that over 70 percent of folks say that they are saved and yet only about 15 percent attend church and out of that 15 percent most are church-goers. More...

Book Review

Old Filth By JANE GARDAM

Let's deal with the title first. This isn't pornography or waste management. "Old Filth" is the nickname bestowed on Sir Edward Feathers, a prominent member of the bar, because he is said to have invented the phrase "Failed In London. More...

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Obituaries

Susie Inez Stamey Fortson

Funeral services for Susie Inez Stamey Fortson, 73, of Tignall, were held Thursday, January 3, 2008, at the Fishing Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Roy Cates and Rev. Al George officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

LaNelle Armour Chafin

A memorial service for LaNelle Armour Chafin,65, of Crawford, will be held Sunday, January 13, 2008, at 3 p.m., at Burt's United Methodist Church in Oglethorpe County with Rev. Reginald Hunter and Chaplain Bill Hayes officiating. More...

Norman Dunson

Funeral services for Norman Dunson, 76, of Compobello, S.C., were held Monday, January 7, 2008, at the Fishing Creek Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Roy Cates and Rev. Ficklen Guinn officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. 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...

'Work Ready' gives local workers a better chance to get good jobs

Wilkes County workers who want to get an edge when they apply for a job will soon have a new tool available to show employers they know their stuff. More...

Theater facility to be named 'Bolton Lunceford Playhouse' for long-time director, actress

The directors of the Washington Little Theater Company have voted to name The Playhouse in honor of long-time producer and director Bolton Lunceford. More...

From the Heart' Valentine benefit set for Feb. 2 at The Pope Center

The Wills Memorial Hospital Foundation is sponsoring a second Valentine benefit, "From the Heart," on February 2, 2008, beginning at 7 p.m. at the newly renovated Pope Center. The first "From the Heart" benefit honored Mary Darby in February 2006. More...

News

Volunteer tells about volunteering

Pat Niemann (right), recipient of the "Care Giver of the Year" award given by the CSRA Agency on Aging, was the guest speaker for the Washington Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, January 8. More...

Wellness program on sleep apnea set for Wills Memorial Hospital

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...

GSP investigates month's accidents

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

Letters

Animal Shelter needs contributions, volunteers

TO THE EDITOR: This is the time of the year when the Washington-Wilkes Animal Shelter funds run out. Gloria Wheatley, our shelter manager, has done tremendous work finding excellent rescue groups to findapproved homes. More...

Sports

Wrestlers preparing for 2AA Team Duals

At the halfway point in the Season for the Washington-Wilkes Tiger wrestling team, undefeated Tyson Gilland not only leads the varsity with an impressive 38-0 record, More...

Tigers win first region game, beat Putham 47-39 Tuesday

Following a short spell of frustration in mid-December, the Washington Wilkes Tiger basketball team has bounced back with a four-game winning streak going into the region schedule which began Tuesday, January 7, at Putnam County. More...

Little League sets meeting Jan. 22 at Ashley Park

A meeting of the Washington- Wilkes Little League program will be held Tuesday, January 22, at 5:30 p.m. in the upstairs officeat Ashley Park. Plans are being finalized for the upcoming season and everyone is urged to attend. More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Randall Braydon Fanning

Mr. and Mrs. Grant Fanning of Suwanee announce the birth of their son, Randall Braydon, on Thursday, December 20, at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta. Randall weighed 8 lbs. 13 ozs. More...

Garrett Fort White celebrates first birthday Dec. 18

Garrett Fort White, son of Tony and Kim White of Washington, celebrated his first birthday on December 18. Garrett was treated several days before on December 15 with a John Deere party at his home. More...

Logan Warrenfells celebrates birthday with family, friends

Logan Warrenfells, son of Jeff and Shelley Warrenfells, celebrated his tenth birthday with a trip to The Magic Kingdom and Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World on December 17-20. His birthday was December 23. More...