November 27, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Joe Barnett's fine cooking brings national attention to Washington, wild shrimp

It's a good thing Joe Barnett's got such deep roots in Wilkes County, because show business keeps trying to snatch him up and tote him off. More...

Floats, entries needed for Christmas Parade set for Sun. Dec. 14

Floats and other entries are needed for the annual Washington-Wilkes Christmas Parade set for Sunday afternoon, December 14, at 3 p.m. More...

Love and Care in a Shoebox' to bring holiday gifts to many Wilkes seniors

Gift shoeboxes are once again being collected for Wilkes County seniors, and this year organizer Margie Burke is aiming high. "This is our third year of doing 'Operation Love and Care in a Shoebox,'" she said. More...

Award nominations needed for W-W Chamber's annual dinner

Invitations and award nominations will be going out soon for the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet in January. The annual dinner is set for January 22, 2009, from 6:30-9 p.m. at The Pope Center. More...

Brunch and learn set Wednesday, Dec. 9 for breast cancer

In honor of Breast Cancer Prevention and Awareness Week, the University Health Care System Breast Health Center, the Wilkes County Health Department and the American Cancer Society have teamed up to present a Breast Cancer Brunch and Learn at the W More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

I'm thankful for ...

There are so many things to be thankful for this year. The ones I have listed are not organized or in any order. They are just as I thought of them and wrote them down. I'm sure I've left out the most important one. More...

Opinions

Just a thought

Someone said, "If we treated our Bible like we do our cell phone then we would be better people," because folks carry their cell phone everywhere they go and some have even got them attached to their head. More...

Book Review

Intern By SANDEEP JAUHAR

ER, Gray's Anatomy, Private Practice, Scrubs -- clearly the public likes doctor stories. When a doctor writes about his own career, it is especially interesting. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Leroy Moore Jr.

Funeral services for Leroy Moore Jr., 63, of Washington were held Saturday, November 22, 2008, at the Springfield Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. G.L. Avery officiating. Interment was in City West Cemetery, Washington. More...

H. Paul Davisson

Funeral services for H. Paul Davisson, 99, of Crawfordville, formerly of Grand Blanc, Michigan, were held Saturday, November 22, 2008, at the Hill Funeral Home, Grand Blanc, Michigan, with Rev. Hank Messing officiating. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Lions Club is selling tickets for the raffle of a cedar chest made by Bobby West, to be given to a lucky winner on December 1. Tickets are $1. More...

Council meets in retreat to tackle problems, consider future programs

The Washington city government met in retreat last week, discussing a number of agenda items and taking action on several. More...

Runoff vote on Tuesday, Dec. 2 to decide Probate, Senate seats

After two weeks of early and advance voting, Wilkes County voters will return to the polls Tuesday to complete the 2008 election by voting in the run-off election for Wilkes Probate judge and for a seat in the U.S. Senate. More...

Pope Center contract is subject of called meeting Wed. night

The Washington City Council is convening a called meeting Wednesday evening, November 26, to consider two proposals for the operation and promotion of The Pope Center. More...

Legislative Breakfast set Dec. 11; tickets available from Chamber

Local residents will get a briefing on local, state, and national legislative activities from their elected representatives Thursday morning, December 11, at 8 a.m. at the annual Wilkes County Legislative Breakfast. More...

Christmas play opens at Playhouse next week

The Sanders Family will return to the Bolton Lunceford Playhouse for "Sanders Family Christmas" Thursday, December 4; Friday, December 5; Saturday, December 6, at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, December 7, at 2 p.m. More...

Active duty soldiers visit Retro

Richard Kibby welcomes more than 30 active U.S. military men and women who were treated to a little R&R at the Retro Cinema and Books last week. More...

Wills Lunch and Learn hears safety message

Wilkes County Emergency Management Agency Director Alan Poss spoke to the Wills Memorial Hospital Lunch and Learn group last week. More...

News

Brown Bag program applications to be taken December 3-4

Applications for the 2009 Brown Bag program sponsored by the Golden Harvest Food Bank will be taken at the Wilkes County Senior Center, 108 Marshall St., Washington, from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, December 3 and 4. More...

Bazaar, luncheon set for December 6 at Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church Women of the Church of the Mediator will be serving their traditional luncheon on Saturday, December 6, at 11:30 a.m., at the Parish House. More...

Supervision rate is coming down

Mary F. Booth, Program Development Consultant for Risk Reduction Services with the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC), was the guest speaker at the regular meeting of the Washington Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, November 18. More...

Sports

Lady Tigers recognized at annual banquet

Special awards were presented at the annual W-WCHS Tiger Girls Softball team's banquet by coaches Becky Wilson (left) and Rob Jackson to (l-r) Hannah Ward, Most Improved Player; Nikki Freeman, Best Offensive Player; Cayla Gilland, Coaches Award; Yaki More...

Washington-Wilkes Tigers 2008-2009 Wrestling Schedule

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Washington-Wilkes Tigers Boys and Girls 2008-2009 Basketball Schedule

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Personalities

New Beginnings

Logan Thaxton Orr Jonathan Orr and February Choe of Rayle announce the birth of their son, Logan Thaxton Orr, on Saturday, October 25, at Athens Regional Medical Center. Logan weighed 7 lbs. 12 ozs. and was 21 inches long. More...

Alyssa Stewart entertained at bridesmaids' luncheon Nov. 22

Alyssa Stewart, whose marriage to Jeffrey Roth will be an event of November 29, was entertained at a bridesmaids' luncheon Saturday, November 22, at the Fitzpatrick Hotel in Washington. More...

Krystal Louise Gurley, Marvin Wayne Henderson Jr. exchange marriage vows on Saturday, October 25

Krystal Louise Gurley and Marvin Wayne Henderson Jr. of Thomson exchanged wedding vows in a lovely double-ring ceremony Saturday, October 25, at one o'clock in the afternoon in Thomson at the Thomson Depot. Rev. More...