January 14, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Memorial services set Jan. 24 for teacher, mentor Bolton Lunceford

A memorial service is set for Saturday for long-time adult literacy teacher and Washington Little Theater founder Bolton Lunceford who died Sunday after a long illness. The service is set for 11 a.m. More...

Wills Memorial Hospital Foundation sets 'From the Heart' Valentine benefit Feb. 7

The Wills Memorial Hospital Foundation (WMHF) is again sponsoring a Valentine benefit, "From the Heart," on February 7, at The Pope Center. Proceeds from the benefit will be dedicated to the planned Wills Memorial Hospital renovation. More...

Main Street program praised by state assessment team

Washington's Main Street Program has passed its annual assessment, program manager David Jenkins said, garnering praise from the state of Georgia. More...

Beta Sigma Phi donates for cancer equipment

To help in the fight against cancer, the Eta Omicron Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority recently made a $6,000 donation to Wills Memorial Hospital. More...

Census jobs testing returns to Wilkes next Wed. Jan. 21

Testing is set for next Wednesday, January 21, for short-term census jobs available in Wilkes County as the U.S. Census Bureau gets ready for this spring's portion of the 2010 count of every person in the United States. More...

Primary school needs Box Tops to raise funds for tech purchases

Teachers, students, parents, PTG members and others throughout the community have been joining efforts to earn money to benefit the students at Washington-Wilkes Primary School. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Not so many foreclosures here

We hear and read about the failing economy and that we're in for hard times. I was browsing through several of the area weekly newspapers which we get each week and noticed the large number of foreclosure advertisements in last week's papers. More...

Opinions

Standing up for property rights

"Many people don't like when their land is taken." Ya think?! More...

Parables

I had never really thought about my writings as being parabolic until this one newspaper listed my column as "Parables," which I thought was a wonderful compliment because Jesus taught in parables which are stories to illustrate moral and spiritual More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Bolton Newland Lunceford

Bolton Newland Lunceford, 87, of Washington, died Sunday, January 11, 2009, following a long illness. More...

Dorothy Taylor Wolfe

Graveside services for Dorothy Taylor Wolfe, 76, of Washington were held Monday, January 12, 2009, at the Washington-Wilkes Memorial Gardens with Rev. Dale Fincher officiating. She died Saturday, January 10, at Heritage Healthcare of Wilkes. More...

Annie V. Long Gresham

Funeral services for Annie V. Long Gresham, 55, of Baltimore Way, Washington, were held Saturday, January 10, 2009, at New Saints CME Church with Dr. Charles E. Henderson, pastor, officiating. Interment was in City West Cemetery. More...

Personalities

Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Shedd honored at 55th anniversary celebration

Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Shedd of Rayle were honored on the occasion of their 55th wedding anniversary at a reception Sunday afternoon, December 21, in the fellowship hall of County Line Baptist Church. More...

Wheatley, Gebing make Brenau merit, deans list for fall

Two Wilkes County students have received honors from Brenau University in Gainesville for the fall semester 2008. More...

Amanda Price Simpkins to wed John Adam Godfrey on April 18

Amanda Price Simpkins of Warrenton and John Adam Godfrey of Dearing announce their plans to marry. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Price of Warrenton. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. James A. More...

Chamber Annual Banquet set for next Thursday night, Jan. 22, at The Pope Center

Preparations are nearly complete for the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet next Thursday, January 22, at The Pope Center. More...

As Elba threats give way to legal promises, commissioners stand firm in opposition

Once again, the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners refused to act to grant permits that would allow Elba Express to cross rights-of-way on numerous county roads. More...

Washington City Council meetings return to City Hall

The Washington City Council met in its regular January meeting Monday night, tending to city business back in the City Hall meeting room with a lighter-than-usual crowd. More...

Primary school kids raise funds with pigs

An annual pig race is the high point for students and staff of Washington-Wilkes Primary School who have raised some $6,500 for field trips, incentive programs, and for technology purchases this year. More...

Memory Lane Cruisers donate to community groups

President David McClearen (right) of the Memory Lane Cruisers donated $500 each to several groups serving Wilkes County, including the Wilkes EMS, the Washington Fire Department, the Mary Willis Library, and the Wilkes unit of the Salvation Army. More...

Come celebrate the city's birthday next Friday, Jan. 23, on The Square

Citizens and visitors will celebrate the anniversary of the establishment of the City of Washington next Friday, January 23, at 12:30 p.m. on The Square in front of Wilkes County courthouse, organizers say. More...

Wilkes Board of Education offers two-year contract to Dr. Caddell

The Wilkes County Board of Education has offered a contract to Dr. Rosemary W. Caddell to succeed Joyce Williams as Superintendent of Schools when Williams retires at the end of June. More...

First Baptist Pre-K students go Christmas caroling

First Baptist Church Pre-K students enjoyed caroling around town on Thursday and Friday before Christmas when they entertained and delighted two businesses and 16 individuals. More...

News

Chili cookoff will determine which restaurant's is best

A Wilkes County chili cooloff between six local restaurants has been planned for this Saturday, January 17, at Retro Cinema and Books, and money raised at the event will be donated to the North Alexander School Association's window restoration proj More...

Hospital will host diabetes course starting January 22

Wills Memorial Hospital is planning a three-session course covering Diabetes Mellitus. The public is invited to the three sessions at no charge. The dates are January 22 and 29, and February 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the hospital library. More...

Pet of the week

This fine looking Walker Hound is a young female. She has a strong bark and should be a good hunter with some training. She is spayed, vaccinated, and ready to go. Spend some time training your dog each day, even if only five or 10 minutes. More...

Letters

Thanks for 'Love and Care'

TO THE EDITOR: Christmas is about giving, and I just wanted to express my deepest thanks to everyone who participated in our Operation Love and Care in a Shoebox for all our seniors in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. More...

Sports

Tigers looking for consistency in play as region competition gets tougher

In games this week, the Tiger varsity boys basketball team split a pair of region games and won another and Head Coach Don Keiser says he thinks the team has finally hit its stride. More...

W-W varsity wrestlers 8-11 for season; Middle School team finishes at 5-2

The Washington-Wilkes wrestling team competed in the Area Dual tournament last weekend at Eagles Landing Christian Academy. The Tigers defeated Towns County 30- 29 before falling to Social Circle and St. Francis. More...

Fishing regulations now available; online version coming soon

The new 2009 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations are now available. More...

Worship

First Baptist Church offers Beth Moore women's Bible study

The First Baptist Church is offering a Beth Moore Bible study, Esther: It's Tough Being a Woman, on Wednesdays from 9-11 a.m. and Thursdays from 7-9 p.m., beginning January 14. Each Bible study will consist of two sessions. More...

Cornelia Johnson Circle of FUMC meets January 6

The Cornelia Johnson Circle of First United Methodist Church met Tuesday, January 6, in the home of Pauline Bell. Mrs. Bell and co-hostess, Kay Bray, served delicious refreshments to members as they arrived. Laura Toburen presided. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Cherry Grove Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate the usher board's anniversary Sunday, January 25, 3 p.m. Guest speaker will be Evangelist Brenda Nunnally. New Saints CME Church, 515 Baltimore Rd. More...