January 1, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

ORBIT leaders help wrap WPD's gifts for children

Led by Lt. Joe Nelson and Dot Jordan (at left), members of the Wilkes County ORBIT leadership team work last week to help wrap presents for some 250 Washington children. More...

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The Office Cat

Post Oak provides pretty pansy plants

The newly-planted pansies on The Square are so nice and during the Christmas holidays made The Square look elegant with all the Christmas lights and other decorations. More...

Opinions

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Book Review

FDR By JEAN EDWARD SMITH

The parallels between the beginning of Franklin Roosevelt's and Barack Obama's incoming administrations are striking. Their family backgrounds could not be more different, but the problems they faced and their personalities have many similarities. More...

The quail hunting tradition in South Georgia 'one of the grand experiences' of outdoors

ARLINGTON - Perhaps the best part of the day on a quail plantation is early morning—when the peace and solitude of the predawn, with stars brightly shining overh ead, give way to the eager barking of bird dogs. More...

Obituaries

Eula Denard Smith

Graveside services for Eula Denard Smith, 98, of Washington, were held Sunday, December 28, 2008, at Resthaven Cemetery, Washington, with Tommy Bunch officiating. She died Friday, December 26, at Wilkes Health Care Center, Washington. More...

Connie Peebles Asbell

Graveside services for Connie Peebles Asbell, 82, of Tignall, were held Friday, December 26, 2008, in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Graniteville, S.C., with Rev. Roy D. Cates officiating. She died Tuesday, December 23. Mrs. More...

Albert Hampton

Funeral services for Albert Hampton, 64, of Norman Street, Washington, were held Thursday, December 18, 2008, at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Rev. R.C. Lockhart officiating. Interment was in the City West Cemetery, Washington. More...

Personalities

Elizabeth Lance Barber weds Christopher Richard Conway

Elizabeth Lance Barber and Christopher Richard Conway of Athens were united in marriage in an impressive double-ring ceremony Saturday, November 22, at two o'clock in the afternoon at The University of Georgia Chapel in Athens. More...

Realtors donate to Marketplace

Delores Anderson Moore of United elected president of Classic South Country-Griggs Realty and newly Board of Realtors presented a $125 check to David Toburen for God's Marketplace. The check is a donation from Classic South Board of Realtors. More...

Washington Personal Mention

lVisiting during the holidays with Edward and Susan Pope were Craig, Jenny and Eliana Thomas of Maryville, Tenn. More...

FIRST SIX MONTHS OF 2008

Headlines chronicle year's events

January 3, 2008 - 'We ain't seen nothin' yet,' tourism director says. . . . Burn permit enhancements should improve burn safety during Georgia historic drought. . . . New school complex rising after six months a-building. . . . More...

Iris Garden Club awards prizes for decor as annual 'Night of Lights' illuminates city

The homes of Deb deShazo, Nettie Belle Merriweather, and Tommy and Debbie Wells took top honors in this year's annual "Night of Lights," the Iris Garden Club competition that has lit up the homes of Washington for years. More...

News

GLSP to offer free legal help for civil matters

The Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP) provides free legal help to low-income people with civil (noncriminal) legal problems. More...

Parent orientation set at W-WCHS January 12

Parents! It's that time again! Are you tired of your teenagers coming home from high school and answering "What did you do today?" with a bored shrug and a firm "Nothing!"? More...

Semester and exams are over; school to start back on January 6

The end of the semester is here and semester exams are over! School is out until January 6, and students will receive report cards on January 8. The Tiger Paw articles will resume the second week in January. More...

Letters

Recycling program worth considering

TO THE EDITOR: This letter to the editor is in follow-up to the letter mailed to all the residents of Washington about two weeks ago. As a result of that letter, many new households have agreed to give recycling a try. More...

Multi-talented people make Tour a splendid holiday event

TO THE EDITOR: The Christmas Tour of Homes and Colonial Dinner is a festive and splendid holiday event in Washington each year. More...

Funds raised will benefit Wilkes County

TO THE EDITOR: The Eta Omicron Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi, of Washington second annual "Playing FORE the Cure" golf tournament and steak dinner was held in memory of a beloved sister, Nancy Callaway Long, who died August 27, 2002, at the age of 42 a More...

Sports

Briarwood athletes receive awards at banquet

Six Briarwood Academy students from Wilkes County were honored recently at the Fall Sports Banquet for outstanding contributions in the sports of football, softball, and competition cheerleading. More...

Tigers to return home on Saturday

After winning the Lincoln County Christmas Tournament just before Christmas and then competing in the Evan Christmas Tournament just after, the Washington-Wilkes Tiger boys basketball team will resume play when they host Butler High School this Satur More...

Skills Challenge set for young hunters Jan. 17

Young people interested in the outdoors can test their knowledge, demonstrate their skills, and register to win a muzzleloader at the state's first annual Hunter Education Skills Challenge event January 17 in Walton County. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Mt. Carmel Baptist Church will be having its annual deacon board program January 18 at 4 p.m. Rev. Lance Pitts and members of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Greensboro will be the guests. More...