October 2, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

I'd Rather be in Tignall' festival still has vendor spaces available

Vendor space is now available for the Seventh Annual "I'd Rather Be in Tignall" Fall Festival set for Saturday, November 1. The festival will bring fun for all ages to the Old School grounds in Tignall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Forum held for Wilkes Co. voters to hear from candidates for Sheriff, probate, magistrate judge

Dozens of Wilkes County voters took the opportunity to hear from their local candidates at a forum Friday night, hearing from most of the candidates for Wilkes County sheriff, probate judge, and magistrate judge. More...

October, November schedules packed with festivals, events for every taste

Washington and Wilkes County have a packed schedule of events and festivals for October and November, and there's something for everyone to enjoy. More...

Early voting proves popular in Wilkes County as 160 voters cast ballots already for election

More than 160 Wilkes County voters have already taken the opportunity to cast their votes for President and local offices, Supervisor of Elections Judge Jim Burton said, and 158 voters have requested ballots by mail in the first week of early votin More...

Truck & Tractor Pull set for Saturday at Aonia Pass track

This Saturday will see the last big pull of the year at the Wilkes County Young Farmers Truck and Tractor Pull at the facility off Highway 78 at Big Cedar Road in Aonia. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Hobnobbing with the McCains

E rin Pollock had the thrill of a lifetime last week! Erin is a student at Ole Miss in Oxford, Miss., where she is a member of Alpha Kappa Theta sorority. More...

Opinions

Keeping the torch alive

On the day of Pentecost, God lighted the torch of the baptism of the Holy Ghost with fire and it still burns to this day. That fire has not been quenched though doused with unbelief and with skepticism. More...

Book Review

This Republic of Suffering By DREW GILPIN FAUST

Dof Harvard University and an eminent history scholar. Several of her previous publications have dealt with the South and the War Between the States. This Republic of Suffering is subtitled "Death and the American Civil War. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Leona Elliott Burke

Graveside services for Leona Elliott Burke, 78, of Washington were held Tuesday, September 30, 2008, in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington, with Rev. Albert W. Huyck Jr. officiating. She diedMonday, September 29, at her home. Mrs. More...

Lucille Ware Albea

Funeral services for Lucille Ware Albea, 63, of Washington were held Saturday, September 27, 2008, in the Danburg Baptist Church, Danburg, with Rev. Ficklen Guin and Rev. Dennis Garner officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Frank Hurley

Funeral services for Frank Hurley, 64, of Washington were held September 29, 2008, at the Marks Tabernacle Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. G.L. Avery officiating. Interment was in the Cherry Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Washington. More...

Personalities

Ashlyn Winfrey entertained at lingerie shower

October bride-elect Ashlyn Winfrey was honored at a lingerie shower Saturday, September 27, hosted by Mindy Sims of Statesboro and Lauren Carr of Augusta. The shower was held at the home of Mercer and India Harris on West Robert Toombs Avenue. More...

Jade Fincher celebrates second birthday Sept. 8

Jade Olivia Fincher, daughter of Josh and Lacey Fincher of Tignall, celebrated her second birthday on September 8. More...

Washington Personal Mention

lAnna Heaton of Moulton, Ala., visited in Washington during the weekend with her mother, Dottie Norman. More...

Alert neighbor's suspicion leads to alleged burglars being caught red-handed

A nosy neighbor and quick response by Wilkes County deputies caught an Oglethorpe County couple in the act of burglarizing a home in broad daylight Tuesday. More...

Alleged top Rayle crack cocaine trafficker and Athens escapee arrested after investigations

Wilkes County deputies have made arrests in two cases that reach back several months. After a months-long investigation, Lavaris R. More...

'Elvis' to headline Celebrity Waiters Dinner tonight

The Celebrity Waiters Dinner sponsored by the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary to benefit the hospital will be held Thursday evening, October 2, at 7 p.m. The event will be held at the Washington- Wilkes Comprehensive High School cafeteria. More...

See Maggie the Cat this weekend

Tennessee Williams' Cat On A Hot Tin Roof is set for this weekend at the Little Theater's Bolton Lunceford Playhouse. More...

A-STAR after-school program opens for fall

A-STAR, the After-School Tutorial and Recreational Program of the Wilkes County Community Partnership, has opened for the 2008-2009 school year. More...

Drugs, driving under the influence most common in September roundup of law enforcement arrests

Drug arrests, drunk driving, and property crimes lead the roundup of September arrests by Wilkes County and state authorities. More...

News

Madden tells of Canadian missions

Rev. Kevin Madden, formerly of Washington and now of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, was the guest speaker at the regular meeting of the Washington Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, September 30. 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...

Pet of the week

This dog is a sweet loving dog. She wants to be with someone to be devoted to. She would be a loyal companion. She is spayed and vaccinated. Call the Washington-Wilkes Animal Shelter at 706-678-CATS or visit the Shelter at 358 Brown Drive. More...

Sports

W-WMS Corner

Eighth graders endure testing; FBLA members attend rally

Eighth grade students took the ACT EXPLORE test last week. The EXPLORE test helps students prepare for the ACT college entrance exam they will take in high school. More...

Tigers take easy win over Calhoun Falls Blue Flashes, 55-6

This past Friday, September 26, the Washington-Wilkes Tigers traveled to Calhoun Falls, S.C., to play the Calhoun Falls Blue Flashes. Both teams played hard, with Washington-Wilkes coming out on top by a score of 55-6. More...

SOUTHERN FRIED FOOTBALL

Five weeks into the season, it's time to rate the nation's BCS conferences. 1. Southeastern Conference - The consensus pick among America's college football "experts" is the SEC. Old Claude agrees. More...

Worship

Aspinwall accepts call as pastor after Baptists' three-year search

Rev. Klay A. Aspinwall has accepted the position of pastor for the Washington First Baptist Church and thereby puts an end to the search that lasted almost three years. More...

Mt. Zion United Methodist Church to hold revival services Oct. 5-8

Mt. Zion United Methodist Church will be having its revival October 5-8 at 7 p.m. each evening. There will be special music each night and a meal on Sunday and Wednesday at 6 p.m. Rev. Thomas Moon will be preaching Rev. More...

Pope's Chapel UMC sets homecoming Sunday, October 5

Historic Pope's Chapel United Methodist Church, located near Broad River in the northern part of Wilkes County, will be having its 52nd annual homecoming day at the church on Sunday, October 5. The worship service will begin at 11:00 a.m. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Washington Little Theater Annual Gala will be held Saturday, October 11, 5:30 p.m. BEFORE the performance of "Cat On a Hot Tin Roof" at 8 p.m. More...