October 9, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

'After Hours' next Thursday at Retro

A second quarterly Chamber After-Hours is set for October 23 at one of the city's newest businesses, Retro Cinema & Books. The drop-in event is set for 5:30-7:30 p.m. at 114 Spring Street. More...

Tyrone VFD stops Lee kitchen fire with quick response

Quick response by the Tyrone Fire Department saved the Greensboro Road home of a Wilkes County commissioner and his family Monday evening. More...

Bullet holes in church show different side of Washington

Okay, who's been shooting up the church steeple? I just discovered that the picturesque weathervane ball atop the lovely old Presbyterian church steeple is full of bullet holes. Not just a couple, either. It's riddled with bullet holes. More...

Historian visits with second graders

Second grade lab students at W-WPS enjoyed a visit from Skeet Willingham who spoke to them about Georgia history, focusing on the Georgia Performance Standards. He brought pottery, clay, and arrowheads that came from Wilkes County. More...

Free airplane rides for kids return to airport Saturday

Mule Day has one attraction that isn't old-fashioned: free airplane rides for kids. In addition to all the kids' activities at Callaway Plantation, Chris Hughes, Washington-Wilkes airport operator, has arranged for EAA volunteer pilot, More...

In memory of Brad Combs

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Miller place a brick at the entrance to Wills Memorial Hospital in memory of their grandson, Brad Combs. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Another busy weekend coming up

Bullet holes in the steeple and weathervane of our beautiful old Presbyterian Church? That's what workers found when they began stripping the steeple to paint. Kip Burke went to make pictures and was really intrigued with it all. More...

Opinions

Bring your best

Frankly, I don't know what's happening! It seemed like folks used to try and out-dress each other and now I think they are trying to see who can dress the sloppiest. Oh well! More...

Book Review

Age Shock By ROBIN BLACKBURN Age Shock is not, as one might suppose, about the shock of realizing one is getting old. It is, however, of importance and some poignancy for those of us who are and have loved ones in the "senior" years. More...

Vox Pop

Do you think the federal government should go forward with the $700 billion bailout of the nation's financial institutions? What alternatives do you see that might help the current economic crisis? More...

Obituaries

Joyce Ann Hall Bowen

Funeral services for Joyce Ann Hall Bowen, 55, of Rayle were held Tuesday, October 7, 2008, at Sardis Baptist Church, Rayle, with Rev. Jim Newsome and Rev. John Mark Carpenter officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. Mrs. More...

Larry Jasper Chapman

Graveside services for Larry Jasper Chapman, 52, of Washington were held Sunday, October 5, 2008, in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington, with Rev. Wayne Ghann and Rev. Chris Townsend officiating. He died Friday, October 3. Mr. More...

Linda Starks

Funeral services for Linda Starks, 51, of Washington were held Tuesday, October 7, 2008, at Flint Hill Baptist Church with Rev. William Terrell officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. She died Wednesday, October 1, at her residence. More...

Worship

Danburg Baptist 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...

Rev. Jody Boulineau to speak at Nov. 9 CoG homecoming

The Washington Church of God will have homecoming on Sunday, November 9. Pastor Jody Boulineau, a former pastor, will be the guest speaker for the day. His family will accompany him to the service. The church is located at 1365 Tignall Road. More...

Tabor Baptist sets revival services for October 19-22

Tabor Baptist Church is having its revival October 19-22. Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday morning with singing from "Mountain Joy" followed by the worship service at 11:15 a.m. There will be an evening service at 7 p.m. led by Rev. 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. The Gala will be held at Lafayette Manor on East Robert Toombs Avenue. More...

Severe drought continues to plague Wilkes; meaningful rainfall relief in October unlikely

Although there's a bit of water in Wilkes County creeks and there's hay finally worth cutting, the area is still in extreme drought conditions and water users are being asked to conserve before severe measures have to be taken. More...

Washington Presbyterian steeple has a secret

The historic Washington Presbyterian Church is undergoing a renovation of its steeple, with new roofing, new wood where needed, and louvers replaced. More...

Public hearing set for Rusher St. redevelopment plan

The City of Washington will be holding public hearings for two parts of the Southwest Washington Redevelopment Plan Monday evening just prior to the City Council meeting at The Pope Center. At 5:30 p.m. More...

Market Days Street Festival has hot musical lineup for Oct. 25

The musical lineup has been announced for the second annual Market Days 2008 Street Festival set for Saturday, October 25, in downtown Washington. More...

Tignall's festival set for Saturday, Nov. 1 at old school site

The 7th Annual "I'd Rather Be in Tignall" Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, November 1. The North Wilkes Steering Committee is the official sponsor of the festival and is seeking donations and contributions for the event. More...

A footprint in honor of Samantha

Patty Stewart places a pink footprint on the Wills Memorial Hospital wall in honor of her great niece, Samantha J. Moser. Samantha's mother is Mrs. Elizabeth Hammock Moser of Orlando, the former Beth Hammock of Washington. More...

Tickets available for Oct. 18 Speakeasy, if you know Bugsy

Tickets are still on sale for the Washington Cotton Club Prohibition Theme Party sponsored by Talk of the Town2 and the Washington- Wilkes Arts Foundation. The event will be held the night of Saturday, October 18, from 7 p.m. More...

Singer Terri Gibbs to headline Rayle Ramble on October 25

Grammy-nominated recording artist Terri Gibbs will headline the annual Rayle Ramble Fall Festival on October 25, and with just two weeks to go, this year's Ramble will have the biggest kids' section ever, said organizer Jason Echols. More...

News

Rotarians, W-WPS students help set new record reading 'Corduroy'

Washington Rotary Club members participated in reading aloud to classes at Washington-Wilkes Primary School on October 2 as part of "Read for the Record" day. More...

Jenkins retires

Frankie L. Jenkins is retiring after 32 years as a delivery truck driver for Pepsi Cola. Jenkins is a 1966 graduate of Washington Central High School. He is the son of the late Ed and Mildred Jenkins of Tignall. More...

W-WCHS teacher attends economics teaching conference

The federal government's effort to avoid an economic meltdown on Wall Street has sparked renewed interest not just in economics, but in the teaching of economics here in Georgia. More...

Letters

Success of dinner due in large part to waiters' antics

TO THE EDITOR: The Celebrity Waiters Dinner was a wonderful success due in great part to the proficient and entertaining antics of the waiters who supplied their guests with mints, towelettes, colorful straws, candy kisses, and excellent service. More...

Elvis kisses could help water shortage

TO THE EDITOR: Congratulations to the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary for a most successful Celebrity Waiters Dinner. More...

Sports

Tigers roll over Hancock, will face Lincoln after open date

Last Friday, the Washington-Wilkes Tigers traveled to Sparta to take on the Hancock Central Bulldogs. The Tigers played hard the whole game and won with a final score of 49-16. More...

Tiger cheerleaders place first in competition

The Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School Varsity Football/Competition Cheerleading Squad received first place in the Class A division at the Morgan County Cheerleading Invitational on September 27. More...

2nd annual Powder Puff game set for Friday at Tiger Stadium

Attention fans! The field is set for fierce competition. The teams have practiced, and you are sure to see a rumble Friday night beginning at 7 p.m. in Tiger Stadium. More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Van Alexander Bufford Allen Noah Bufford Mr. and Mrs. Van Allen Bufford Jr. of Tignall announce the birth of twin sons, Van Alexander and Allen Noah, on Sunday, September 28, at Trinity Hospital in Augusta. Alex weighed 3 lbs. 3 ozs. More...

Ashley Brooke Land to wed Charles Richard Roberts Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Land of Evans announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Brooke, to Charles Richard Roberts Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Roberts of Augusta. The bride-elect is also the daughter of the late Melanie Paschall Land. More...

W-WHS Class of 1968 celebrates 40-year reunion at Fitzpatrick Hotel September 27

Members of the Washington- Wilkes High School Class of l968, spouses and guests, celebrated their 40-year reunion Saturday evening, September 27, in the ballroom of The Fitzpatrick Hotel. More...