February 12, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Brothers find buried treasures in Washington neighborhoods

Tom Burroughs (left) and his brother Randy show Washington Historical Museum Curator Stephanie Macchia the collection of artifacts they have found in years of metal detecting in yards and residential properties in Washington. More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

REMC assists Kentucky

A crew of men from the Rayle Electric Membership Corporation (REMC) left Wilkes County at 11 a.m. More...

Opinions

High tech and Hollywood

Some churches are becoming high tech and Hollywood. There's nothing wrong with progress and modernization as long as it doesn't hinder or quench the spirit of worship and it must never get in the way of God's anointing power. More...

Political Cartoon

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Book Review

The Widows of Eastwick By JOHN UPDIKE

John Updike died of cancer on January 27 of this year. He was a most distinguished American author, having won just about all the literary prizes available. He wrote fiction, verse, essays, and criticism. More...

Obituaries

Mary Lumpkin

Funeral services for Mary "Mag" Lumpkin, 85, were held Saturday, February 7, 2009, at the White Rock Missionary Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. G.L. Avery officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. She died February 4. More...

Geraldine Delia Martin Ortyl

Private graveside services for Geraldine Delia Martin Ortyl, 83, of Washington, formerly of Connecticut, were held February 3, 2009, in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington. She died February 2, at her home. Mrs. More...

Martha McClearen McDaniel

Funeral services for Martha Mc- Clearen McDaniel, 89, of Clarkston were held Sunday, February 8, 2009, in the chapel of A.S. Turner & Sons Funeral Home with interment at Floral Hills Memory Garden. She died Wednesday, February 4. More...

Mayor, City Council proclaim February as 'Sonny Barnes Month' for 47 years' service

In Monday night's regular February meeting, the Washington City Council honored city Supervisor of Sanitation Hal "Sonny" Barnes Jr. for his 47 years of service and proclaimed February 2009 to be "Sonny Barnes Month. More...

Tignall search warrant results in methamphetamine felony arrests

Wilkes County deputies have made four methamphetamine arrests at a home on Freeman Road north of Tignall. More...

June BRAG bike ride to bring thousands to Washington-Wilkes

The annual Bike Ride Across Georgia (BRAG) will return to Washington-Wilkes in June, bringing thousands of cyclists back to one of their favorite stops on the ride. More...

Lee Hutto is named Tiger head coach, athletic director for 2009-2010 school year

Lee Hutto has been named athletic director and head football coach at Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School for the 2009-2010 season. More...

News

Fast food magnate donates books

Beth Jackson, Media Center Specialist, and W-WCHS Principal Steve Echols received three books donated to the school by S. Truett Cathy, founder and CEO of Chick-fil-A. Accompnaying the gift was a letter from Cathy which stated the following. More...

Ga. State Patrol reports January traffic violations

State Troopers from the Washington Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated nine traffic crashes during the month of January in Wilkes County. Sergeant First Class Andrews said the traffic crashes resulted in five injuries. 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...

Letters

Please send educational materials

(Editor's note: Following is an unsolicited request from a young student in Iowa. We encourage you to send her some of the items she's looking for. More...

Sports

Third place Tigers awaiting decision on time, place for post-season play

The Washington-Wilkes Tigers won't know until tonight (February 12) who they will face in a region playoff game next week, and they will find out the exact date and the location at the same time. More...

Lady Tigers second in 4A-A, beat Lincoln Co. in last game

The W-W Lady Tigers finished their regular season in right good style by beating the Lincoln County Red Devils 58-44 (details not available) and securing a second place finish in Sub-region 4A-A as the post-season approached. More...

FCA plans to host 'Date Night' to see 'Fireproof ' Feb. 13

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) will be hosting a "Date Night" at the Retro Cinema tomorrow, February 13 at 7 p.m. Fireproof will be the movie shown for the evening and the guest speaker will be Greg Wilson. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Doris Booker Black History Program will be held Sunday, February 15, 4 p.m., at the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Baltimore Road, Washington. The public is invited to attend. . More...