February 14, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Community honors the memory of Black History Program organizer

What a tough act to follow as the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church continues a most inspiring and much needed program carried on by the late Mrs. Doris Booker for the past 35 years. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Shelter enters makeover contest

A gun that sold for $23,000!! That's what happened at The Livery on Court Street a couple of weeks ago. Hawkins Auction Company of Waynesboro conducted the auction which brought buyers from six different states to Washington-Wilkes. More...

Opinions

Tears are a language

Throughout the Bible it tells us that so many times God saw and heard the tears of people who were going through so many things. We as humans can understand seeing tears but not hearing them. More...

Book Review

Children's books

The Friends of the Mary Willis Library will be talking about children's books this week their February meeting. More...

Vox Pop

Letters to the editor in recent weeks have pointed out problem spots in Washington's appearance and services. What, if any problem areas have you observed? What do you think should be done to correct them? More...

Sports

Washington will pay tribute to a favored native son at 'Ernie Harwell Day' Friday

Halls of fame, more often than not, are recognized by who they leave out - omissions becoming more topical than admissions. Let it be duly noted, too, that more sinners than saints are enshrined. More...

Tigers win sub-region; players, coach honored

The Washington-Wilkes Tigers made it six in a row and secured first place in sub-region 8A-AA when they smacked North Oconee back into second place with a solid 60-50 win last Friday night. More...

Wrestlers headed for Area tourney this weekend

In W-W Tiger wrestling action during the past week, the team came out on top of a tri-meet on Tuesday, and then had three wrestlers to finish in the top threeat the Patriot Classic in Oglethorpe County. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Friends of the Mary Willis Library will have their annual membership meeting at 3 p.m. on Thursday, February 14, at the Mary Willis Library. . More...

Mayor Burns shakes up councilmen, saying, 'I've got to send a message'

In what he says is an effort to get certain council members to work together, Mayor Willie Burns shook things up with an abruptly abbreviated meeting Monday night, leaving both council members and citizens stunned that the usual round-thetable com More...

Law enforcement works together to interdict drugs in Wilkes Co.

Law enforcement in Wilkes County took a bite out of the drug traffic last week, making several arrests in cases of both home-grown and outof town alleged drug sales. It started about 10 a.m. More...

Monday a busy, exhausting day for firefighters

Monday was an extremely busy and exhausting day for firefightersin Wilkes County, as two fires in Rayle and one south of Washington kept them moving from one fireto another. The day started with a call at 8:04 a.m. More...

News

Marketplace growing, needs volunteers

David Toburen, director of God's Marketplace, Inc. was the guest speaker for the Washington Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, February 12. More...

Pianist entertains, educates at W-WPS

On Thursday, February 7, the children of Washington-Wilkes Primary School were treated to a concert of piano music performed by Chu-Fang Huang. More...

Next community blood drive set for Thurs., Feb. 21 at First Methodist

The next community blood drive sponsored by the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary with Shepeard Community Blood Center will be held on Thursday, February 21, in the fellowship hall of the First United Methodist Church, Washington. More...

Letters

Shoulder shrugging unacceptable

The citizens of Washington were cheated last night as the monthly City Council meeting was called to order, tourism, Chamber, PDA, and police reports were read and Debbie Danner requested two actions from the Council. More...

Wilkes poll workers appreciate thoughtful actions on election day

TO THE EDITOR: On Super Tuesday I was working on the District 1 poll along with Carolyn Harper, Vivian Evans, and Travis Armour. More...

Pipeline issue still being fought, help needed

TO THE EDITOR: We moved to Wilkes County and started our Angus operation in 1998. As tax-payers and private landowners, we are opposed to Elba's proposed natural gas pipeline because [we believe] it provides no benefit to our area. More...

Obituaries

James D. Armour

Funeral services for James D. "Sonny" Armour were held Sunday, February 10, 2008, at Hopkins Funeral Home, Washington. He died Wednesday, February 6, in Wills Memorial Hospital, Washington. Mr. More...

Charles Dan Coker

A memorial service for Charles Dan Coker, 75, of Washington will be held Friday, February 15, 2008, at 11 a.m., at the First Baptist Church, Washington. Rev. Chris Townsend will officiate. More...

Elizabeth Dillard Crow

Graveside services for Elizabeth Dillard Crow of Decatur were held Saturday, February 9, 2008, at the Decatur Cemetery. She died Wednesday, February 6, at her home in Decatur. Mrs. More...

Personalities

Laney Thornton celebrates seventh birthday Jan. 12

Laney Thornton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Thornton, was seven years old on January 12 and celebrated on several occasions. More...

Holly Jordan, Nicolas Hartley to marry in March 8 ceremony

Larry Jordan of Washington announces the engagement of his daughter, Holly, to Nicolas Hartley of Athens, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hartley of Evans. More...

Cornelia Johnson Circle members meet at Barry home February 5

The Cornelia Johnson Circle of the First United Methodist Church met in the home of Randee Barry on Tuesday, February 5. Laura Toburen welcomed everyone and led the opening prayer. Mrs. Barry continued with the devotional, "My Circle of Friends. More...