September 17, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Giant maze at Ramble makes it possible to get lost in Rayle, Ga.

Is it possible to get lost in downtown Rayle, Georgia? It will be Saturday, October 3, said organizer Jason Echols. "We're having a giant inflatable maze at the Rayle Ramble, so for the first time, you really can get lost in Rayle. More...

Board of Education opens one bid to dispose of old school property

In a called meeting Monday afternoon, the Wilkes County Board of Education opened the sole bid on the sale or lease of the former high school and middle school property on Gordon Street. More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Anybody can be in the parade

We've had some rain this week. Norris on Hill Street reports one inch Wednesday of last week; and Sonny at Tyrone reports 1.4 inches on the same day. More...

Opinions

Living in a 20th century modern home in a city of 19th century classical homes

In a city filled with, and renown for, a hundred classic old homes dating from the 1780s, my family managed to findand buy a unique home that seems out of place and out of time. More...

Book Review

Losing Mum and Pup By CHRISTOPHER BUCKLEY

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Obituaries

Lucy Ann George

A memorial service for Lucy Ann (Brown) George, 95, of Washington, recently of Clarksburg, Md., was held at Smyrna United Methodist Church, Washington, Wednesday, September 16, 2009. More...

Lula Mae Watson Cullars

Graveside services for Lula Mae Watson Cullars, 80, were held Saturday, September 12, 2009, at City West Cemetery, Washington, with Rev. Dennis Quinn, Eulogist. He died September 8, at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta. Mrs. More...

Thelma Crawford Jenkins

Funeral services for Thelma Crawford Jenkins, 69, were held Saturday, September 12, 2009, at the Mulberry Baptist Church with Rev. Robert L. Crawford officiating and Rev. Albert Rucker Jr. presiding. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Washington-Wilkes Food Pantry will be open Saturday, September 19, 6 a.m. until 8 a.m. ƒ The bereavement support group sponsored by Wills Memorial Hos pita l, wi th Re Kohlhagen as facilitator, will meet October 14, 1 p.m. More...

Tax bills won't go by end of year; sale of W-W airport still uncertain

It is all but certain that Wilkes County taxpayers will not receive their 2009 tax bills before the end of this year because data entry for the preparation of the 2009 digest is still incomplete. More...

Washington loses stimulus funding to rebuild, repair city's water plants

The Washington City Council met Monday night in its regular September meeting and heard bad news about the $6.5 million in stimulus money that had been approved to pay for repairs to the city's water plants. More...

Miss Wilkes County pageant entry deadline is Friday

Friday is the deadline for entries in the third Annual Miss Wilkes County Pageant set for Saturday, September 26, at the new school complex, said pageant director Ashley Barnett. More...

News

Donates to Booker Foundation

Paul Lee presented a check for $1,000 to Kay Finnell for the Reese Booker Foundation for use in its many activities. Lee cited Mrs. Finnell and the late Reese Booker as being his two favorite teachers when he was in high school. More...

Pope's Chapel plans annual homecoming for October 4

Pope's Chapel will hold its annual homecoming service on Sunday, October 4, at 11 a.m. Rev. Dan White, pastor of North Columbia Church of Appling will be the guest speaker. Pope's Chapel has long been closed with no Sunday services. More...

Revival services at Tabor Baptist set for October 18-21

Tabor Baptist Church will be having revival services Sunday- Wednesday, October 18-21. Sunday service will begin at 10:30 a.m. with singing from Cross Anchor. The worship service will follow at 11:15 led by Paul C. Reviere, pastor. More...

Sports

Tigers play best game to date, beat Redskins 29-14

The Washington-Wilkes Tigers showed that they are beginning to get over their growing pains when they beat the Social Circle Redskins 29-14 last Friday night. One of the team's main goals so far this season has been to get better each week. More...

SOUTHERN STYLE FOOTBALL

Big upsets littered the college football landscape last weekend: Houston 45 Oklahoma State 35, Central Michigan 29 Michigan State 27, etc. More...

Region 7-A SCHEDULES and SCORES

W.-WILKES 2-1 34 Banks Co. 20 7 Thomson 28 29 Social Circle 14 9/18 B. Trinity 9/25 Cal. Falls 10/2 Hancock 10/16 Lincoln Co 10/23 Wilkinson 10/30 @ Warren Co 11/6 @ Aquinas GLASCOCK 0-3 12 Warren Co. 42 16 SW Atl. Chr. More...

Personalities

Addison Baston celebrates birthday with family, friends

REPPORTER Addison Renee Baston, daughter of Jim and Heather Baston of Washington, celebrated her second birthday at a party on Sunday, September 6. Her birthday was Wednesday, September 9. More...

Beulah Kennebrew honored at 96th birthday celebration

Beulah Kennebrew was honored by her family at a 96th birthday celebration in Athens at Grandview Nursing Home where she currently resides. Mrs. Kennebrew was born September 6, l913, in Philomath to the late Ed and Nettie Hull. More...

Abbie Nicole Berry and Bobby Joseph Pruitt united in marriage on Saturday, August 15

Abbie Nicole Berry of Athens and Bobby Joseph Pruitt of Gainesville were united in marriage in a lovely double-ring ceremony Saturday, August 15, at four o'clock in the afternoon at Mallorysville Baptist Church in Tignall. The bride's father, Rev. More...