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Miss Wilkes Pageant deadline is next week

The deadline to sign up for the 2nd Annual Miss Wilkes County Pageant, set for September 27, is approaching, and organizers are urging contestants to get their paperwork in. More...

Celebrity Waiters Dinner set Oct. 2 benefits hospital auxilliary projects

Plans are well underway for the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary's popular Celebrity Waiters Dinner on Thursday, October 2. The program and dinner will be held at 7 p.m. at the Washington- Wilkes Comprehensive High School cafeteria. More...

Primitive crafters, pumpkin patch featured at Mule Day

Primitive crafters are lining up to sell their goods, and a pumpkin patch and a field of autumn mums will complete the fall atmosphere at the upcoming Mule Day Festival set for Saturday, Octobrt 11. More...

W-W observes Constitution Week

As the DAR's Lilly Crowe looks on, Wilkes County Commission Chairman Sam Moore signs a joint proclamation, along with Washington Mayor Pro Tem Pamela Eaton, declaring the local celebration of Constitution Week. More...

Judge orders local property owners to clean up or city will have work done, put costs on tax bill

After dealing with unresponsive property owners for months and in some cases years, the City of Washington is taking action to clean up dilapidated nuisance properties when the owners won't or can't. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Street legal but not in a hurry

P atricia Johnson has an exhibit of her photography at Aroma Coffee and Wine Bar in Surrey Center in Augusta. The exhibit opened Wednesday and will be in place the month of September. More...

Opinions

Book Review

Slow Man By J.M. COETZEE

Prepare to be impatient with the main character in Slow Man. One should be sympathetic with Paul Rayment. He has lost a leg in an accident that was not his fault, and his whole life is consequently wrecked. More...

Political Cartoon

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Vox Pop

If you had to choose just one food to have for the rest of your life, what would it be? Why? More...

Sports

Tigers better than Thomson but lose on scoreboard 7-14

At 7 p.m. Thursday, September 4, 2008, the Washington-Wilkes Tigers played the Thomson Bulldogs in Week Two of the 2008 season. More...

THE DIXIE DOZEN

THE DIXIE DOZEN The top 12 teams in the South this week area: 1. Florida 2. Georgia 3. Alabama 4. Auburn 5. LSU 6. Wake Forest 7. Tennessee 8. Miami 9. FSU 10. Ole Miss 11. East Carolina 12. Vanderbilt More...

Region 7-A SCHEDULES and SCORES

W.-WILKES 1-1 39 Banks Co. 14 7 Thomson 14 9/12 @ Social Circle 9/19 @ B. Trinity 9/26 @ Cal. Falls 10/3 @ Hancock 10/17 @ Lincoln Co 10/24 @ Wilkinson 10/31 Warren Co. 11/7 Aquinas GLASCOCK 1-1 16 Warren Co. 22 43 SW Atl. Chr. More...

Worship

Pews

The reason old folks sit on the front pew is because they can't see or hear as well as young people. The older we get, the more people who sit closer to the front. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The New Sutton Temple Baptist Church "Get It Together" women's conference will be held September 19, 7:30 p.m.; and September 20, 12 noon. More...

Fall Cruise-In set for this Saturday

Garston Townsend polishes his dad Chris' Model A at last year's Fall Cruise-in, and crowds of admirers will again swarm around scores of beautiful machines this Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Fall Cruise-In on The Square. More...

New fiberglass insulation plant will employ 25 at old SCT Yarns

After working with Wilkes County authorities for more than two years, an Atlanta company has purchased the former SCT Yarns/Washington Manufacturing/GLIT building and will produce high-temperature fiberglass insulation for industrial applications. More...

Friends invited to add to rock cairn, garden that commemorates, honors Kirk family

Mrs. Ora Mae Kirk has made something unusual to this area in the backyard at her home at 405 East Robert Toombs Avenue. With the help of Ronnie Cofer she has made a cairn to honor her three sons, Jack Kirk, Dr. More...

School kids enjoy 'Hansel and Gretel' at Children's Playhouse

Students from Wilkes County and Lincoln County schools had the experience of seeing a play in a live theater last week, many for the first time, as the Washington Little Theater's The Children's Playhouse presented performances of "Hansel and Grete More...

Darden's dove shoot benefits youth hunting program

Claibourn Darden welcomes hunters young and old to the third annual Darden Dove Shoot, a benefit shoot for the Georgia Outdoor Network SEEDS youth program. The shoot, held Saturday in Taliaferro County, featured many Wilkes County hunters. More...

News

Free grant-writing workshops by MMCC beginning today

The Madison Morgan Cultural Center (MMCC) has been chosen as a regional partner to the Georgia Council for the Arts. More...

Top Tiger talks to Rotary Club

W-W Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Russell Morgan (left) told members of the Washington Rotary Club what to expect from the 2008 Tigers of all sports but especially the football team. More...

New staff members on board; teachers earn new degrees

This year, Washington-Wilkes Middle school is continuing its afterschool tutorial program through the Educational Talent Search program (ETS) at the University of Georgia. Catherine Darlington will continue to be our ETS counselor at W-WMS. More...

Letters

Ordinance, objecting neighbors ignored by board

TO THE EDITOR: The zoning regulations of the City of Washington and the objections of neighborhood homeowners were completely ignored by the Board of Zoning Appeals at the hearing on August 28, 2008. More...

Time has come to put an end guess work' in assessor's office

TO THE EDITOR: [And] to the taxpayers of Wilkes County: Our tax assessor's office is under siege. They are presently faced with mailing out corrections, receiving appeals, and getting ready to assess the residential parcels. More...

79 blood donors could save up to 237 lives; Thank you!

TO THE EDITOR: Our Community Blood Drive sponsored on August 4 by the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and Shepeard Community Blood Center was exceptional. There were 79 donors who came to give blood. All of us were thrilled. More...

Obituaries

Julia Evans

Funeral services for Julia Evans, 94, of Washington were held Saturday, August 30, 2008, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Charles Belton officiating. The interment was in Resthaven Cemetery. More...

Mabel Callaway Workman

Graveside services for Mabel Callaway Workman, 92, of Washington, were held Saturday, August 30, 2008, in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington, with Rev. Allen Danner officiating. She died August 27 in Thomson Manor Health Care Center, Thomson. More...

Gertrude Echols Tyler

A celebration of the life of Gertrude Echols Tyler, 88, of Washington was held Thursday, September 4, 2008, in the First United Methodist Church, Washington, with Rev. Gale Seibert and Rev. George Wright officiating. More...

Personalities

Valerie Elizabeth Mitchell marries John Joseph Samuel Liberto Aug. 9

Valerie Elizabeth Mitchell and John Joseph Samuel Liberto of Raleigh, N.C., exchanged wedding vows in a lovely double-ring garden ceremony on Saturday, August 9, at eleven o'clock in the morning at Pinebrook Manor Inn in Hendersonville, N.C. Rev. More...

Karla Dawson and Josh Grimaud to wed Dec. 13 at Tignall Baptist

Mr. and Mrs. Keith Dawson of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Karla, to Josh Grimaud, son of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Grimaud and Mrs. Vicky Grimaud, also of Washington. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Krissy Leigh Beggs to marry Jeremiah O'Hara Smith Sept. 20

Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Bufford of Lincolnton and Mr. and Mrs. Kirby Beggs of Union Point announce the engagement of their daughter, Krissy Leigh Beggs, to Jeremiah O'Hara Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Smith of Martinez and Mr. and Mrs. More...