December 11, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Morgan resigns after board denies support

Washington-Wilkes Tiger Head Football Coach and Athletic Director Russell Morgan has resigned his position after being told he could not expect to be rehired by the Wilkes County Board of Education. More...

W-WCHS again named to list as a top-performing Title 1 school

A national news magazine has again rated a Wilkes County school one of the top in the nation for performing better than expected with students from the least advantaged groups. This week's issue of U.S. More...

W-WMS Beta Club organizes canned food drive

Washington-Wilkes Middle School collected 2,308 food items during the week of December 1-5 in a canned food drive organized by the Beta Club. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Santa Claus stolen

What a coincidence! In June 2005, Gary and Dean Mansfield of Washington became the proud grandparents of Emily Bridgewater Mansfield who was born at home because she didn't give her parents enough notice to get to the hospital. More...

Opinions

Writing letters

I have always been one to write handwritten personal letters, even going back to my childhood. I wrote lots of love letters and still have a few I saved. I love to read old letters. They're so personal, full of love, and sweet memories. More...

Book Review

A Person of Interest By SUSAN CHOI

Professor Lee, who becomes the "person of interest" of the title, is struggling when we first meet him with his reaction to the bombing death of a colleague. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Emma Simpson Stephens Wilson

A memorial service for Emma Simpson Stephens Wilson, 98, of Washington, will be held Saturday, December 13, 2008, at the Washington Presbyterian Church at noon. She died December 3. Mrs. More...

Viola Hayes Gaines

Funeral services for Viola Hayes Gaines, 92, of Baltimore Road, Washington, were held Wednesday, December 10, 2008, at Cherry Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Belton officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Marie Jones Willis

Funeral services for Marie Jones Willis, 82, of Lexington Avenue, Washington, will be held Thursday, December 11, 2008, at Tate's Grove Baptist Church, Elberton, with Rev. Greg Allen, Rev. Herman Glaze, Rev. Dennis J. Quinn, and Rev. More...

Personalities

Ryan Hucke guest of honor at sixth birthday parties

Ryan Thomas Hucke, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Hucke, celebrated his sixth birthday on Tuesday, November 25. Ryan began his celebrations with a Monster Truck party at the Lions Club on November 22. More...

Primary Performers entertain members of Washington Woman's Club at meeting Dec. 8

Members of the Woman's Club enjoyed a holiday concert of carols as the Primary Performers of Washington-Wilkes Primary School presented the program Monday, December 8, at the clubhouse. More...

Richard and Sharon DuBois celebrate 44th anniversary

Richard and Sharon DuBois of Crawfordville celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary on Saturday, November 8, at a surprise reception held at Alexander H. Stephens State Park. The reception was given by their children, Richard S. More...

City votes to accept Gourmet Services proposal to operate The Pope Center

After another long discussion session, the Washington City Council voted to accept the proposal of Gourmet Services, Inc. More...

Group honors Larry Chapman for years of firefighting service

Larry Chapman has been honored posthumously for more than 30 years of dedicated service as a Wilkes County firefighter and first responder. More...

Christmas Tour of Homes weekend is packed with holiday events

Visitors can enhance their Christmas Tour of Homes weekend by enjoying many of the following holiday events throughout the tour weekend: An annual favorite, Christmas at Callaway Plantation expands to three days this year, so more visitors can enj More...

Career Explorations Day at W-WMS next Friday is effort to inspire students to explore careers

Wilkes County middle schoolers will have a day of hearing inspirational speakers and exploring career opportunities on Friday, December 19. More...

News

Callaway Christmas by candlelight set for Dec. 12, 13, 14

The Callaway Plantation Christmas Candlelight Tour will be held Friday, December 12, from 4-8 p.m.; Saturday, December 13, from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.; and Sunday, December 14, from 1-5 p.m. More...

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...

A second chance

This innocent defenseless puppy was left by the side of the road. She is a sweet and gentle puppy and a Marley look-alike. She would be a perfect addition to a loving, caring, and forever home. More...

Letters

Board's treatment of Morgan is an outrage

TO THE EDITOR: To the Wilkes County Board of Education members and Wilkes County Citizens: I have been a loyal follower of Washington-Wilkes Tiger football since 1978 and have missed only four games during this time. More...

Don't abandon unwanted pets

TO THE EDITOR: I would like to appeal to the public to ask them not to abandon their unwanted pets or any animals in their care. More...

Thanks to Santa for visiting

TO THE EDITOR: The XI Delta Tau sisters of Beta Sigma Phi would like to thank everyone who made pictures with Santa possible. More...

Sports

Youthful Tigers drop two close ones, but beat Oglethorpe 65-54 Tuesday

The Washington-Wilkes Tigers have lost their first two games of the 2008-2009 season but Head Coach Don Keiser is not worried and is still confident that his team has a good chance to win the sub-region and advance to the state playoffs. More...

Letter from Russell Morgan

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'Going on the wall'

George Stone Jr., who's only 6, shot his first deer Thanksgiving Day, and it was a respectable 8-point buck with a 16-inch inside spread on his rack. He was shooting a Ruger No. 1 in .204 caliber, with no help from Dad, George Jr. said. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Flint Hill Baptist Church will be having a 100 Women in Red program on Sunday, December 21, 3 p.m. All women in the CSRA are invited to help with the program. Evangelist Kathy Butler will be bringing the message. More...