September 25, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Miss Wilkes/Little Miss Wilkes Pageants to be on stage Saturday at Pope Center

Some 44 Wilkes County girls and boys will be competing in Saturday's second annual Little Miss Wilkes County and Miss Wilkes County Pageants. "I'm thrilled at the response we've received for our second year. More...

Mule Day Southern Heritage Festival preparations nearly complete for day of food, music, fun, mules

Signs are going up all over town reminding folks that Mule Day is just around the corner. "We're going to have the best Mule Day ever Saturday, October 11," said Chamber of Commerce Director Ashley Barnett. More...

Log truck damages power pole, church building

Wilkes Deputy Luke Montgomery talks with a Lincoln County log truck driver who wandered off the Thomson Highway by Gibson Grove Baptist Church last Thursday and drove through a set of power lines feeding the church. More...

T.J. and Friends Foundation is helping Wilkes cancer patients

A new charity born out of a cancer patient's generosity is now reaching out to help Wilkes County people in their times of need. "T.J. More...

Guess the weight of this pumpkin for 4-H

It's bigger than Hannah the Wonderdog, smaller than Bradley Barber - so how much does that giant pumpkin at the Washington Farmers Market weigh? "It's somewhere between 10 pounds and 10 tons," Barber said. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Journal makes Reader's Digest

The lost or abandoned dog that has been frantically racing around the streets for three or four weeks causing concern for many animal lovers has been found, captured, and is now safe at the Washington-Wilkes Animal Shelter. More...

Opinions

I can't believe I said that

Most every generation looks back with regret. More...

Book Review

The Great Arab Conquests By HUGH KENNEDY

"For the first and only time, the coming of Islam mobilized the military energies and hardiness of the peoples of the Arabian peninsula to invade the world that surrounded them." The question of what kind of warriors they were and what kind of plac More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Robert Lee Westbrook

Graveside services for Robert Lee Westbrook, 72, of Tignall will be held Saturday, September 27, 2008, at Green Lawn Cemetery, Roswell, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Roy Cates and Jerry King officiating. Mr. More...

Eulous Harris

Funeral services for Rev. Eulous Harris, 91, of Crawfordville, were held Saturday, September 20, 2008, at the Greater Level Hill Baptist Church, Crawfordville, with Rev. Samuel Duggan officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Aron Maddox

Funeral services for Aron Maddox, 74, were held Sunday, September 21, 2008, at New Tabernacle Baptist Church, Lincolnton, with Rev. Matthew Harden officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Personalities

Carrington Tutt celebrates eighth birthday Sept. 21

Carrington Chanel Tutt, daughter of Marion and Shameco Tutt, was eight years old on Sunday, September 21. More...

Whitney Bearse guest of honor at third birthday celebrations

Whitney Madison Bearse, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Bearse, was three years old on Tuesday, September 16, and celebrated on several occasions. More...

Personal Mention

Mary Newsome and Molly Newsome of Athens enjoyed the weekend in Doraville with their mother and grandmother, Faye Maloney. More...

Slow gas supply, panicky demand mean spotty fuel shortages here

For two weeks now, drivers in Wilkes County and other areas of Georgia have been chasing an elusive commodity: gasoline - at any price. It's here one day, gone the next, sometimes only one grade or another at prices that seem to change hourly. More...

Celebrity waiters get last-minute training

Lefreda Adair (left) and Joanne Pollock (right) have been instructing celebrity waiters in their duties for the upcoming Celebrity Waiters Dinner on Thursday, October 2. More...

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof on stage Oct. 3, 4, 10, 11, at Playhouse

Rehearsals for Tennessee Williams' Cat On A Hot Tin Roof are well underway at the Little Theater's Bolton Lunceford Playhouse. More...

Voters here start casting historic votes as new early voting begins across Ga.

Wilkes County voters have been casting their historic votes for President and local offices since Monday morning, as the new "early voting" law took effect around the state. More...

Vendor spaces available for 2nd Market Days; big street festival set for Oct. 25 in Washington

Vendor booth spaces are still available for the 2nd Annual Market Days 2008 Street Festival, which will bring fun, food, music, and more than 75 regional vendors to Washington the last weekend in October. More...

'Splitting your vote' is legal, normal for upcoming election

With voting starting Monday for the November presidential election, election officials and local candidates want everybody to know that it's legal and perfectly normal to "split your vote" on the ballot. More...

Retro Cinema to hold candidates' forum Friday evening at 7

Wilkes County voters will get to hear from their local candidates at a forum Friday night at Retro Cinema on Spring Street, just prior to showing the first U.S. More...

News

Embassy reception honors scholars

Dr. Tom Holland and Myra Blackmon are shown here with Ambassador Richard Graber at a reception at the U.S. Embassy in Prague. The reception honored new Fulbright Scholars in the Czech Republic. Dr. More...

Danburg Baptist homecoming, revival set for October 13-15

Danburg Baptist Church will have its annual homecoming on Sunday, October 12, followed by revival services Monday through Wednesday, October 13-15. The music for the homecoming will begin at 10:15 a.m. More...

County nurse tells high school class about immunization

County Nurse Manager Jennifer Jackson from the Wilkes County Health Department spoke to Shiela Callaway's Introduction to Early Childhood Education class on Friday, September 12. More...

Letters

Drug problem growing; little is being done

TO THE EDITOR: The drug problem in our county is growing every day and this pastor is fed up with standing by silently. More...

Sports

W-WMS Corner

Mid-term progress reports issued; next ball game is against Thomson

All W-WMS teachers and assistants are receiving training in differentiated instruction to better recognize and respond to the varied needs of students. More...

Titans too much for Tigers; fumbles and penalties abound

Late last Friday night, the Washington Wilkes Tigers traveled to Roswell to take on the Blessed Trinity Titans. The Tiger's improved their play from last week but still fell to the Titans by the score of 33-7. More...

Tournament honoring Nancy C. Long is set for Oct. 25 at W-WCC

Hosted by the Eta Omicron Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, the Nancy C. Long Golf Tournament - "Playing FORE the Cure" - will be held on Saturday, October 25, at noon at the Washington-Wilkes Country Club. More...

Worship

Mallorysville Baptist sets homecoming this Sunday morning

Homecoming at Mallorysville Baptist Church will be on Sunday, September 28, with a covered dish meal after the morning worship service. Sunday School begins at 10 a.m. and the worship service at 11 a.m. More...

Tabor Baptist Church honors James Echols' years of service

Sunday, September 21, was a day of honor for James Echols at Tabor Baptist Church. James had served his church for over 50 years as adult Sunday School teacher and song director and was ordained as deacon in 1965 and has been a deacon More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Beginning in September Heard's Chapel Baptist Church will have Bible study on the first and third Tuesdays at 6 p.m. ƒ The Hogan family reunion will be held September 26-28 at the home of Walter and Teresa Ware. More...