January 17, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Housing fair set Jan. 22 for homeowners needing help with major repairs

A housing fair January 22 is planned for homeowners in the Whitehall area who need home repairs and can't afford them. "Does the home you own and live in need extensive repairs or work that you cannot afford?" asked Anne Floyd of the CSRA RDC. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

'Jolly Playmate'

Last week I received email from Kathy Nash Callaway, native Wilkes Countian and longtime Wilkes County teacher, now living in Virginia. Kathy is the daughter of the late Wilburn and Doris Nash and the husband of Terry Callaway. More...

Opinions

The Life of Meaning

By BOB ABERNETHY and WILLIAM BOLE

"This book is for all those interested in finding meaning in their lives, everyone with a nagging sense that there must be 'Something More,' everyone who approaches faith with doubt as well as hope, and all those seeking ideas and language that can More...

Vox Pop

Barack Obama was the Democratic frontrunner in the Iowa Caucuses last week and Mike Huckabee led the Republicans. Do you think that positioning will hold and they will emerge as the party nominees for President? More...

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Sports

Wrestlers finish sixth at Area 2AA Team Duals

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger wrestling team defeated Jeff Davis County but fell to eventual runnerup Toombs County at the Area 2AA Team Duals held last weekend at Toombs County. Based on scoring criteria, the Tigers finished sixth out of 17 teams. More...

Tigers' streak continues with convincing 75-58 win over Greene County

The hot Washington-Wilkes Tigers had burned through six straight wins to an 11-5 record heading into Tuesday night's region matchup with Greene County. More...

Middle School wrestlers finish

The Washington-Wilkes Middle School wrestling team completed its 2008 season with a combination match against Oglethorpe County and Greenbrier in which the Tigers won 14 of 17 matches for a combined team score of 68-13. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

New Saints CME Church, 515 Baltimore Road, Washington, will hold this month's SNAP meetings on Saturday, January 19 and 26 at 10 a.m. If you are a member or want to join, make plants to attend the meeting. . More...

City swears in new, returning councilmen; senior city leader calls for return to respect

Monday night's Washington City Council meeting at The Pope Center saw the swearing in of newly elected and re-elected leaders, and heard a call from a long-serving councilman for a return to trust and respect among the members of the council. More...

County commission sets qualifying fees for sheriff, commissioners, other offices

Routine business and regular reports characterized the January meeting of the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners on Thursday, January 10, at 7 p.m. More...

Ready for Revolutionary Days in Wilkes County

A color guard from the Sons of the American Revolution visited Washington Tuesday in preparation for next month's Revolutionary Days Celebration of the Battle of Kettle Creek. More...

News

Lamar Cofer sees many changes during time at Griffin Store

At the end of 2007, Lamar Cofer called an end to the job he'd had for almost haft a century. He saw Griffin Store, in the Tyrone Community, through three owners and decades of change. Cofer says he enjoyed his work and talking to the customers. More...

Pet of the week

This affectionate little Beagle is not a barker, he's good with pets and people. He's neutered and vaccinated and would be a happy little companion. More...

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

On January 10, the W-WMS mathematics and science teachers participated in a workshop presented by the Math/Science Partnership. During this workshop Dr. More...

Letters

Thanks to all for Christmas Love Lights

TO THE EDITOR: In the spring of 2007, the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary discussed several possible fund-raising ideas for the fall. More...

Lunceford deserving of honor bestowed by Little Theater Co.

TO THE EDITOR: May I add my pleasure in hearing of the decision to rename the Washington theater in honor of Bolton Lunceford. I had the privilege of meeting Mel and Bolton when they came to Warren County as educators. More...

Thanks to volunteers who helped transform Liberty Street park

TO THE EDITOR: Thanks to everyone who worked so hard in restoring the park on Liberty Street and turning it back into an inviting space for everyone in town. More...

Obituaries

Vernon Wilson Hopkins

A memorial services for Vernon Wilson Hopkins, 87, of Victory Lane, Washington, will be held Friday, January 18, 2008, at Hopkins Funeral Home with Rev. Albert W. Huyck Jr. officiating. More...

Louise Sturgis Randall

Funeral services for Louise Sturgis Randall, 80, of Washington, were held Tuesday, January 15, 2008, at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Lacey and Rev. Robert Walton officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

William Martin Echols

Funeral services for William Martin Echols, 75, of Tignall were held Monday, January 14, 2008, at the Tabor Baptist Church, Tignall, with Rev. Paul Reviere and Rev. Steve Rayner officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Personalities

Washington Personal Mention

Boots and Shirley Gunter enjoyed the Oconee Youth Playhouse production, "Bugsy Malone," on Saturday night at Oconee County Civic Center. This was one of six performances and granddaughters, Emmeline and Isabelle Hale, were members of the cast. More...

Senior John Lovvorn is awarded local DAR's Good Citizen Award

Air Force Academy-bound WWCHS senior John Lawton Lovvorn is this year's recipient of Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award. The award was presented last week by Mrs. Eugene Pollock, Regent, and Mrs. More...

Three-year-old Elizabeth Wilson celebrates birthday

Elizabeth Wilson, daughter of David and Christina Wilson, celebrated her third birthday with a party at her home on December 15. Her birthday was December 13. Lou-Lou, as she is called, celebrated with a SpongeBob Squarepants party theme. More...