March 5, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Goldman, Callaway show top steers at annual event

Lincoln County's C.J. Goldman took Grand Champion Steer and Wilkes County's Greg Callaway took Reserve Champion in Saturday's 55th Annual Washington Area Junior Steer and Heifer Show at the McGill-Woodruff Agricultural Center in Washington. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Don't forget to spring forward

It's early this year! Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 8, at 2 a.m. Be sure to set your timepieces ahead one hour before you go to bed Saturday night. . More...

Opinions

When sales are down - advertise!

(Editor's note: The economy is in a bad way all over and even the stimulus package is questionable at best. In a small town like ours, it's small business that drives the economy and it's always best to keep attitudes positive at all times. More...

Book Review

Dewey By VICKI MYRON with BRETT WITTER

It was a bitterly cold night in Spencer, Iowa, when someone put a kitten in the library afterhours book return slot. The slot was wedged open, so the box was as cold as it was outside. The staff found him the next morning, almost frozen. More...

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Obituaries

Mary Nell Taylor Denard

Funeral services for Mary Nell Taylor Denard, 95, of Washington were held Thursday, February 26, in Phillips Mill Baptist Church with Rev. John King, Rev. Wade Palmer and Rev. Bill Brown officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Robert Lee Turner

Funeral services for Robert Lee Turner, 65, of Washington were held Friday, February 27, 2009, at the Fishing Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Roy Cates, Rev. Ficklen Guinn, and Rev. Travis Hunnicutt officiating. More...

Robert Quenton Singletary

A memorial service for Robert Quenton Singletary, 27, of Washington, formerly of Moultrie, was held Saturday, February 28, 2009, at the First United Methodist Church, Washington, with Rev. Gale Seibert officiating. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Shady Grove Baptist Church will have a barbecued chicken plate sale Friday, March 6, starting at 11:30 a.m. The plate will include barbecued chicken, potato salad, green beans, bread, dessert, and drink for $6.00. More...

Annual Spring Tour of Homes April 3, 4, 5 to include 19 homes, special events daily

The annual Washington-Wilkes Tour of Homes is fast approaching. More...

STARs Christina Albertson, Debbie McLeod honored

Wilkes County's STAR Student Christina Albertson was honored last Thursday morning along with her STAR teacher Debbie McLeod, surrounded by family, friends, and teachers at a breakfast sponsored by the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce. More...

News

Clarifies some banking issues

Jack Harvey, president of F&M Bank (right), told members of the Washington Rotary Club not to believe all they read in the media. "It's not all that bad," he said. More...

'SKYWARN' spotter class set March 5 at W-WCHS, 7 p.m.

"SKYWARN" is a program the National Weather Service (NWS) uses to improve severe storm warnings. Trained volunteers serve as storm spotters, passing on vital "ground truth" information to forecasters during times of severe weather. More...

Washington artist's painting presented to former governor

Former Kentucky Governor and Mrs. Brereton Jones accept the painting of their triumphal thoroughbred, Proud Spell, winner of the 2008 Kentucky Oaks, Alabama, and Delaware Oaks, from Larry Dodd Wheeler (left). More...

Letters

Take part in city's recycling program

to the Editor : The City of Washington's recycling program has been in effect since 2000 and has been working reasonably well. More...

Rabid skunks may be hard to spot, so don't take chances

To the Editor : When I was a kid we were told to stay away from wild animals because they could have rabies. More...

Sports

Washington-Wilkes Tigers 2009 Track & Field schedule

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2009 Tiger golf schedule

Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School

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Washington-Wilkes Tigers 2009 varsity baseball schedule

Date February March April Head Coach: Rob Jackson Asst. Coach: Donny Swinson More...

Personalities

Washington Personal Mention

Edythe McCall and Lucille Bray were in Anderson, S.C., Sunday afternoon to attend the Senior Follies "Happy 20th Anniversary" performance at Henderson Auditorium of Anderson University. More...

Stephanie Amelia White marries Thomas Patrick Roth III Feb. 13

Stephanie Amelia White and Thomas Patrick Roth III, both of Eatonton, exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful double-ring ceremony Friday, February 13, at twelve o'clock noon at the Sandals Grande Resort in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. More...

Eliana Ruth Thomas receives Sacrament of Baptism February 8

Eliana Ruth Thomas, daughter of Craig and Jenny Pope Thomas of Maryville, Tenn., received the Sacrament of Christian Baptism during the early morning worship service at Church Street United Methodi st Church in Knoxville, Tenn. More...