January 21, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Haitian math instructor praises school for hurricane donations

I joined the team at Washington- Wilkes Comprehensive High School in the academic year of 2008 without full knowing how it was going to turn out. I started teaching in the mathematics department, and am grateful for having a job. More...

'From the Heart' Wills Memorial Hospital Foundation benefit set Sat., Feb. 7

The Wills Memorial Hospital Foundation (WMHF) is again sponsoring a Valentine benefit, "From the Heart," on February 7, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Pope Center to benefit the construction of the new patient wing at Wills Memorial Hospital. More...

Washington Civil War Round Table to hear Signal Corps curator Brown

Dan Brown, Curator at the Signal Corp Museum at Fort Gordon, will present a program on Civil War artillery to the Washington Civil War Round Table on Monday evening, January 26, at 6 p.m. at The Jockey Club restaurant on The Square. More...

Finnells to speak on Black education

In celebration of Black History Month, long-time Wilkes County educators Eddie and Kay Finnell will a present a program on highlights of "Black History of Education in Wilkes County." The program is set for February 8, 2:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Sneak preview to be shown at FBC

That loud boom about five o'clock last Wednesday has still not been identified, according to city personnel who are "in the know." The boom occurred about 5 p.m. and was felt very strongly as far out as the Tignall Road. More...

Opinions

Sodom and Gomorrah

Society has a tendency because of unbelief to think that the stories of the Bible are just fairy tales; fables to be told just as moral examples. Either you believe they are true or you don't. More...

Book Review

Stanley By TIM JEAL

A number of years ago, Tim Jeal published a biography of Dr. Livingston, the famous missionary to Africa. Now he has published the compelling story of the man who made Livingston famous, Henry Morton Stanley. More...

Vox Pop

The Georgia General Assembly began its 2009 session this week at the State Capitol in Atlanta. What do you think are the three top priorities legislators should consider this year? More...

Obituaries

Sam E. Lovvorn

Funeral services for Sam E. Lovvorn, 91, of Washington were held Monday, January 19, 2009, at the Hopkins Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Bowen officiating. Interment was in Resthaven Cemetery. More...

Ella Harris Flynt

Funeral services for Ella Harris Flynt, 89, of Sharon were held Friday, January 16, 2009, at the Sharon Methodist Church with Rev. Sandy Heslop officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. She died January 13 in Abbey Hospice, Social Circle. More...

Personalities

Bonnie Augusta Denard to marry Jason Matthew Hunnicutt Apr. 18

Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Randall Denard of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Bonnie Augusta, of Athens, to Jason Matthew Hunnicutt, also of Athens, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Dalton Hunnicutt of Saint Simons Island. More...

Zane and Ty Lamar guests of honor at first birthday celebration

Zane and Ty Lamar, sons of Bruce and Gretchen Lamar of Tignall, celebrated their first birthdays on January 14 and were treated to a party on Saturday, January 17, with family and friends. More...

DAR members hear program about Kettle Creek site archaeological finds

Dan Elliott of the Lamar Institute in Savannah presented the program to members of the Kettle Creek Chapter NSDAR and guests at the meeting Monday, January 19, at the Washington Woman's Club. Mr. More...

History comes alive at W-WES

Octavious Cofer (center) and his classmates in David Harris' fifth-grade class at Washington-Wilkes Elementary School sit absorbed in the inauguration ceremonies on television Tuesday. More...

Celebrating the dream

Smiling despite the cold, scores of folks from all over Washington-Wilkes came out for the annual Martin Luther King birthday parade down Hospital Drive and up Whitehall Street. More...

Wilkes BOE to work on Tiger AD choice in meeting tonight

The Wilkes County Board of Education is expected to come closer to choosing both a new Superintendent and a new Athletic Director at a called meeting scheduled for tonight at 6:30 p.m. More...

Chamber of Commerce annual banquet set for 6:30 tonight at The Pope Center

The Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet is set for tonight at The Pope Center. The event is open to the public and tickets are $20 for members and $25 for non-members. More...

Wilkes Countians participate in 2009 inaugural activities

GODSPEED, PRESIDENT OBAMA, GODSPEED

In his infinite wisdom, God has ordained that, at this juncture in history, Barack Obama is President of the United States of America. More...

Daughters of American Revolution name Jackson as 'Good Citizen'

Hunter Jackson, a senior at Washington Wilkes Comprehensive High School, is this year's recipient of the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award. More...

News

Black history program slated for Mulberry on February 8, 3 p.m.

Mulberry Baptist Church will be having its Black history program on Sunday, February 8, at 3 p.m. The guest speaker will be David E. Danner, an attorney from Nashville, Tennessee. More...

Church of God sets pancake supper for Feb. 17 at McDonald's

The Washington Church of God will be sponsoring a hotcake supper at McDonalds on February 17, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The proceeds will go to Relay for Life, an American Cancer Society program that involves communities in the fight against cancer. More...

'Battle of the Books' planned for Friends meeting on Feb. 12

The Friends of the Mary Willis Library will gather at 3 p.m. on Thursday, February 12, in the meeting room of the library for the annual membership meeting. More...

Letters

Letters to the Editor

Appreciates 'wonderful community'

To the Community of Washington Georgia: This letter is to express our immense gratitude to the citizens of Washington who made our mother's last years - and especially her last days - so filled with care, appreciation and kindness. More...

Thanks offered from PRC

TO THE EDITOR : Another year has passed. I sit at my desk, reflecting on how important this community is, and all the work you do to help Wilkes PRC emerge as one of the best facilities, in the State of Georgia. More...

Charity cookoff worthwhile

TO THE EDITOR : On behalf of Retro Cinema & Books, I would like to thank the contestants and supporters of Washington's first Chili Cook-off. More...

Sports

Lady Tigers earn coach's praise as region wins begin to mount

Depending on how you look at it, you might say that the Washington- Wilkes Tiger girls basketball team is in first place in Region 4A-A. More...

VARSITY GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM

(kneeling, l-r) Rhonda Turner, Nisha Ware, Sanquela Gresham, Yakira Banks, Charlene Hawes, and Wanda Turner; (back row) Tynisha Walton, Uniqua Freeman, Ricola Patterson, Iesha Fox, Shaquenda Gartrell, and Breshunda Brittain. More...

VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM

(seated, l-r) Quincy Bradley, Teverrius Jones, Deon Jackson, Matson Keiser, De'Andre Stewart, Akeimos Coleman, and Neko Jones; (standing) Don Keiser, coach, Demario Gresham, assistant coach, Kennan Jackson, Tyrece Ashmore, Drew Wilson, Terry Grave 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. More...