September 24, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Volunteer fire fighters train to upgrade rural fire protection

In an effort to improve the fire fighting capabilities all over Wilkes County, the Washington Fire Department held a training exercise last Tuesday night attended by some 45 volunteer firefighters. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Lots of rain but not like Atlanta

The Office Cat

From all reports, the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation Fall Ramble in Wilkes County last weekend was a tremendous success. More...

Opinions

Nigerian internet scams still fool some folks who are new to the wild West online world

For those of us who have been on the internet ever since there was an internet, getting scam emails that promi us easy riches is old hat. More...

Book Review

1848 By MIKE RAPPORT

1848 is sub-titled "Year o f Revolution." I'm afraid that I and many other Americans think of "revolution" only in terms of our own American Revolution. Europeans look at the term differently. More...

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Obituaries

Elizabeth Sherrill Tilson Hall

Funeral services for Elizabeth (Lizzie) Sherrill Tilson Hall, 84, formerly of Washington-Wilkes, were held Monday, September 14, 2009, at Seaver-Brown Chapel in Marion, Virginia, with Rev. Frank "Smitty" Hall officiating. More...

Brenda Gail Huff

A celebration of the life of Brenda Gail Huff, 58, of Augusta, formerly of Washington-Wilkes, was held Thursday, September 17, at the Church of God of Prophecy in Augusta with Pastor Steve Airey officiating. More...

Gladelle Glenn Dixon

Funeral services for Gladelle Glenn Dixon, 78, of Elberton were held Tuesday, September 15, 2009, at Hicks Funeral Home Chapel, Elberton, with Rev. Albert W. Huyck Jr., and Rev. Wes Pruett officiating. More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Maggie Alyssa Thornton Chad and Felicia Thornton of Washington announce the birth of their daughter, Maggie Alyssa, on Thursday, September 10, at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. Maggie weighed 6 lbs. 3 0zs. and was 19 ½ inches long. More...

Hallie M. Parker celebrates first birthday Aug. 19

Hallie M. Parker, daughter of Joshua and Samantha Parker of Rayle, celebrated her first birthday on August 19. Hallie was honored several days before on August 15 at a party at Rock United Methodist Church in Rayle. More...

Audra Chapman and Justin Armour honored at couple's shower Sept. 20

Engaged couple Audra Chapman and Justin Armour, who plan to marry November 7, were guests of honor at a couple's miscellaneous shower Sunday afternoon, September 20. More...

Board of Education okays next steps in disposal of old high school property

In its regular September meeting Monday night, the Wilkes County Board of Education gave Superintendent Dr. Rosemary Caddell the green light to negotiate with the Guardian Center for the disposal of the old school property on Gordon Street. More...

Mule Day Southern Heritage Festival promises a 'return to the good old days'

There will be a return to the good old Mule Days of the past at the 29th Annual Mule Day Southern Heritage Festival set for October 10 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Callaway Plantation. More...

Predawn crash with logging truck Friday takes life of Toccoa man

A 68-year-old Toccoa man was killed and an 81-year-old Toccoa man was injured before dawn Friday morning when their van ran into the rear of a loaded log truck on the North Bypass at Hill Street in Washington. More...

Homeownership Expo is Saturday from noon to 4 at Pope Center

Saturday's Homeownership Expo and Family Day is set for noon-4 p.m. at The Pope Center in Washington. More...

News

Sponsored Youth visit Kiwanis Club

Two W-WCHS students, Key Club Sixth Division Lt. Governor Milton James, Jr. (center) and Washington-Wilkes Key Club President Yareli Lopez were club visitors at the regular meeting of the Washington Kiwanis Club Tuesday, September 15. More...

Open invitation is issued for entries in homecoming parade

In an effort to encourage as many participants as possible, the Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School homecoming parade is open to all groups and individuals who would like to enter. More...

Fund-raiser starts; other activities ongoing

W-WMS launched its annual fund-raiser with a kickoff assembly in the gym September 17. A representative from Southern School Services announced the prizes to encourage all students to sell to their friends and neighbors. More...

Letters

Many contribute to success of Ramble

TO THE EDITOR: On behalf of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, the Washington Wilkes Chamber of Commerce, and the Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation, we, the members of the planning committee, More...

Cruisers thank all for event's success

TO THE EDITOR: We would like to thank everyone who helped make our Fall Cruise-In on The Square successful. We had 90 cars register and park around The Square. This Cruise-In was in memory of Mr. More...

Sports

Tigers dominant in first half but lose to Titans, 6-16

The Washington-Wilkes Tigers weren't supposed to beat the Blessed Trinity Titans and they didn't. But they gave them a serious run at it and according to at least one observer, the game could have gone the other way. More...

THE DIXIE DOZEN

The top 12 teams in the South this week area: 1. Florida 2. Alabama 3. Ole Miss 4. LSU 5. Virginia Tech 6. Miami 7. Clemson 8. Georgia Tech 9. Georgia 10. South Florida 11. Southern Miss 12. North Carolina More...

Calhoun Falls

3-2 So far this year W........ Byrnes Schools.......47-14 W....Charleston Collegiate......8-0 L ............Lee Central............8-30 W.............St. Joseph............36-25 L ...... St.Johns Christian.....12-14 More...

Worship

Tent Bible Outreach Service set this Saturday, Third Shiloh

The "Word" Bible Study Class will have its annual Tent Bible Outreach Service Saturday, September 26, at 415 Lexington Avenue, Washington, at 11 a.m. The site is the vacant lot across from the entrance to Jackson Street. 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...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Third Shiloh Missionary Baptist Association's 118th Annual Session will convene at the Third Shiloh Center, 219 McLendon Drive, Washington, Wednesday- Friday, September 30-October 2. More...