December 4, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Annual Christmas parade Dec. 14 needs floats, other group entries

The annual Washington-Wilkes County Christmas parade needs floats and other entries for the parade, set for Sunday afternoon, December 14, at 3 p.m. More...

Annual Wilkes Co. Legislative Breakfast set for Thursday morning, Dec. 11, at 8

Reservations are still available for next Thursday's Wilkes County Legislative Breakfast - and the date is Thursday, December 11, not December 9. More...

'Sanders Family Christmas' opens tonight at Playhouse

Members of the Sanders Family are dressed in their finery and ready to present "Sanders Family Christmas," opening at the Bolton Lunceford Playhouse on North Alexander Avenue tonight (Thursday) at 8:00. More...

WILKES COUNTY,GEORGIA General Election Runoff December 2, 2008

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

So much fun they're doing it again

"S anders Family Christmas" opens at the Bolton Lunceford Playhouse on North Alexander Avenue, tonight ( Thursday, December 4,) at 8. If you haven't already made your reservation, it probably would be a good idea to do so. More...

Opinions

Cartoon

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I want attention

On a beer can holder was printed these words: "I want attention; just not from you." Some call that right. I call it wrong. First off, it's just part of this meanspirited attitude that has plagued this country in recent years. More...

Book Review

Shadow of the Silk Road By COLIN THUBRON

The Silk Road - it makes us think of faraway places and exotic people and ancient times. Colin Thubron has written many travel books about the Middle East and Russia and Asia as well as number of novels. More...

Obituaries

Wallace Baker

Funeral services for Wallace Baker, 92, of Tignall were held Friday, November 28, 2008, at the Shady Grove Baptist Church, Tignall, with Rev. H.M. Easley, Rev. John Gartrell, and Rev. Ricky Lockhart officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. More...

John Albert Beggs

Funeral services for John Albert Beggs, 90, of Washington were held Sunday, November 30, 2008, at Hopkins Funeral Home with Rev. Charlie Cook and Rev. Glen Kohlhagan officiating. Burial was at the Vic Moore family cemetery in McDuffie County. More...

Catherine Palmer

Funeral services for Catherine Palmer, 78, of Washington were held Saturday, November 29, 2008, at New Salem Baptist Church, Washington, with Pastor R.L. Reynolds officiating. She died November 22. Interment was in City West Cemetery, Washington. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Episcopal Church of the Mediator's annual luncheon and bazaar will be held Saturday, December 6, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. ƒ Raytown Baptist Church will present a Christmas musical December 13, 6 p.m. More...

Candlelight Shopping crowds will return Tuesday night, Dec. 9, 6-9

"They were packed in here," one merchant said of last week's successful Candlelight Shopping in Washington. "There was a line to get in. I can't wait 'til next week. More...

Thomas Charping wins easily in Tuesday runoff race for Wilkes Co. Probate Judge

More than half of eligible Wilkes County voters returned to the polls Tuesday and elected Thomas Charping to the office of Wilkes Probate judge. In the Wilkes Probate Judge race, Charping got 2,173 votes to Kimberly Rainey's 1,128 votes. More...

City chooses new management company to run Pope Center

December meeting to be held at The Pope Center

In a called meeting on the eve of Thanksgiving, the Washington City Council chose a proposal from Gourmet Services, Inc. More...

First Methodist Youth decorate McDonalds

After painting Christmas scenes on the windows at McDonalds, youth from the Washington First United Methodist Church including (front, l-r) Ashlyn Holley, Jarrett King, Michael Pharr; (middle row) Brittany Guin, Colin Wolfe, Chandler Pharr; (rear) Pe More...

Christmas Bazaar set Saturday

For most of us, anticipation of the Christmas season starts immediately after Thanksgiving, if not sooner. More...

Christmas Tour weekend is packed with celebrations, events for holiday season

Enhance your Christmas Tour of Homes experience by enjoying many of the following holiday events on Saturday, December 13: l The Robert Toombs House State Historic Site - "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. More...

Driving under the influence arrests lead November's roundup of law enforcement

Heavy enforcement action by city, county, and state police brought an increase in DUI arrests in November, along with an array of drug arrests, property crimes, and assaults. More...

News

Christmas tree sale by Optimist Club now ongoing daily

The Optimist Club of Washington has begun its annual Christmas tree sale. Beautiful Fraser fir trees are available this year at the club's new location across the road from McDonald's at the Washington Ford Mercury used car sales lot. More...

Applications for assistance program accepted Dec. 18-19

Applications will be received on December 18 and 19 for anyone interested in participating in the Low Income Energy Assistance program in Wilkes County. The program is to assist in paying utility bills. More...

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

Invitations and award nominations for Big Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, and Citizen of the Year are going out this week for the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet in January. More...

Sports

Tigers open basketball season Tuesday, will host Athens Christian on Saturday

A young but talented team of basketball players took to the court Tuesday night in the 2008-2009 season opener for the Washington- Wilkes Tigers and although details of the game were not available for this writing, Head Coach Don Keiser is cautious More...

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

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Optimists to raffle 4-wheeler Dec. 19

Jackson Pope, son of Chrissie and Pembroke Pope IV, sits atop the 10-CC 4-wheeler to be raffled by the Optimist Club of Washington. More...

Personalities

Food donated for hungry folks

Dr. Mark Melton (left) and Wilkes Pre-Release Center Superintendent Ricky Cobb gave God's Marketplace Food Pantry over 450 cans of food for the Thanksgiving season. More...

NHS aids in Haitian relief effort

Lee Thomson (left), president of the W-WCHS Chapter of the National Honor Society, presents mathematics teacher Larousse Charlot with one of more than two dozen Haitian relief shoeboxes filled by students at the high school. More...

Dehil participates in Marine training before deploying

LCPL Zach Dehil completed predeployment training at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twenty Nine Palms, Calif. More...