October 30, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

We'd 'Rather Be in Tignall' for fun, food, memories all day Saturday

The fall weather is expected to be perfect for Saturday's Seventh Annual "I'd Rather Be in Tignall" Fall Festival, which will bring fun for all ages to the old school grounds in Tignall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Don't Forget

The annual Rotary Pancake Supper will be held on Friday, November 7, 5 p.m., at the Washington-Wilkes Elementary School on East Street. More...

'It's okay to split your vote,' say election officials overseeing November General Election Tuesday

After more than a month of early voting for Tuesday's presidential election, election officials and local candidates still want to remind voters that it's legal and perfectly normal to "split your vote" on the ballot - and there will be a list of More...

Memorial bricks placed at Wills Memorial Hospital

Jerry Stover (left) places a brick in the Wills Memorial Hospital entrance in memory of Charles Irwin, lifelong resident of Wilkes County, librarian at the Mary Willis Library, and "a true Southern gentleman." Ginger Pounds places a brick in memory More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Set your clocks back Saturday

The big news this week is that Sunday is the end of Daylight Saving Time. We go back to Eastern Standard Time at 2 a.m. Sunday morning. So we will need to set our clocks back one hour before we go to bed Saturday night. More...

Opinions

The Holy Ghost

The Holy Ghost was sent back as a direct connection to God to Jesus. It is more proof of God's reality. My God is real because I can feel Him in my soul. It's that simple. Amen! More...

Book Review

Ambiguous Lives By ADELE LOGAN ALEXANDER

The title Ambiguous Lives refers to free people of color. Alexander's book focuses on "Free Women of Color in Rural Georgia, 1789-1879." She is a writer and historian. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Mabel Mae Danner Powell Guin

Funeral services for Mabel Mae Danner Powell Guin, 92, of Washington were held Saturday, October 25, 2008, at Rehoboth Baptist Church, Metasville, with Rev. Herman Bradley and Rev. Steve Rayner officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Ruth Beatrice Hall Bell

Graveside services for Ruth Beatrice Hall Bell, 75, of Washington were held Saturday, October 25, 2008, in Washington-Wilkes Memorial Gardens with Rev. Wade Palmer officiating. She died October 22 in Vidalia. Mrs. More...

Henry Mayes

Graveside services for Henry Mayes, 68, of Holliday Park Road, Wilkes County, were held Sunday, October 26, 2008, at Zoah Church Cemetery with Rev. Howard Harmon officiating. He died Tuesday, October 21, at his residence. Mr. More...

Wilkes workforce academy takes next step with Co-Op agreement

Local and state leaders joined together to sign a contract Friday morning to put the state's Communities of Opportunity (Co-Op) initiative into action in Wilkes County by creating a workforce academy designed to enhance local workers' skills in the More...

Fall ArtFest next weekend brings favorite artists, works

Preparations are nearly complete for this year's Fall ArtFest next Saturday and Sunday, November 8 and 9, bringing both new and returning favorite artists for the crowds of art lovers to meet. More...

Market Days Street Festival brings crowds downtown

With a diverse array of attractions ranging from Harlem Globetrotter Michael Douglas' basketball exhibitions for kids to all-day music that Katie and Cody Ertley enjoyed dancing to, the 2nd annual Market Days Street Festival brought several hundred More...

Road to Recovery volunteers help Wilkes patients get to treatments

Wilkes County people have another chance to help their neighbors in a time of need by driving them to medical treatments in Augusta, and volunteers will meet next Wednesday afternoon to learn how to help. More...

News

Volunteers needed to decorate rooms at Callaway Plantation

Christmas at Callaway Plantation will be held this year on Friday, December 12, from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. The Plantation is located five miles west of Washington on Highway 78 across from the Washington-Wilkes Airport. 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...

Pre-K visits Washington Farms

The First Baptist Church Pre-K had a fun field trip to Washington Farms in Watkinsville on Tuesday, October 21. The children enjoyed the petting zoo, a hayride, learning how to grow a pumpkin, and picking their own pumpkin. More...

Sports

Tigers embarrassed by Wilkinson, must win to see postseason

Last Friday the Washington- Wilkes Tigers traveled to Irwinton to take on the Wilkinson County Warriors in the last away game of the regular season. The Warriors came out on top in the game by score of 44-7. More...

Basketball registration begins for 2008 season at W-WPRD

Registration has begun for the 2008-2009 youth basketball season at the Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department. More...

Busby runs races and wins medals in cross country

Johna Raine Busby, 12-year-old granddaughter of Patricia D. Bailey and the late Billy E. Bailey, ran three cross country track races for the Elbert County Middle School and won three medals. More...

Worship

Fall Services to begin at Washington Presbyterian

The Washington Presbyterian Church will be holding Fall Services on November 7-9, and will be open for everyone to attend. The theme for this year is Luke 9:20: "But who do you say that I am?" More...

Personalities

Ginger Nicole Harrison, William Brian Dawson exchange wedding vows Saturday, September 27

Ginger Nicole Harrison and William Brian Dawson of Washington were united in marriage in an impressive double-ring ceremony Saturday, September 27, at five o'clock in the afternoon at the First Baptist Church in Washington. Rev. More...

Duggal to be honored

Wills Memorial Hospital and Medlink will be hosting a farewell reception for Dr. Mahesh Duggal on Friday, October 31, from 2:30- 3:30 p.m. in the hospital lobby. More...

Personal Mention

lEvelyn George visited Friday night in Augusta with former Washington resident, Florine Gaines. More...