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Senior Center to be named for Rev. Roy L. Burns

Today, Thursday, October 1, beginning at 1 p.m., the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners will conduct a dedication ceremony renaming the Wilkes County Senior Center the Roy L. Burns Senior Center, in memory of the late Rev. More...

Urban Redevelopment Authority appointed for city; will take over business development around center

The City of Washington has voted to create a new Urban Redevelopment Authority tasked with the development of a hotel in close proximity to the Pope Center. After a 9 a.m. More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Don't get lost in Rayle

S herri Bowers sent me an item about some "goings on" at Danburg. . . . Sherri"s husband, Steve Dobbs, is a retired herpetologist. (I had to look that up. More...

Opinions

William Safire was my constant guide to writing modern American English well

Legendary wordsmith and New York Times columnist William Safire died last week at age 79. More...

Book Review

Frankly, My Dear By MOLLY HASKELL

G one With the Wind needs neither defense nor introduction. However, writer and film critic Molly Haskell believes that it makes sense to "look again" at the movie and the part it played in our lives. More...

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Worship

Mae Willie Stephens

Funeral services for Mae Willie Stephens, 87, of Washington will be held Saturday, October 3, 2009, at 3 p.m., at the Gibson Grove Baptist Church, Thomson Road, Washington. She died Sunday, September 27. Mrs. More...

Mt. Zion Methodist sets revival services for Oct. 4-7, 7 p.m.

Mt. Zion United Methodist Church will be holding revival services October 4-7 at 7 p.m. each evening. A potluck dinner will be held on Sunday and Wednesday at 6 p.m. More...

Tabor Baptist revival 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...

Personalities

New Beginnings

John David Marable Mr. and Mrs. Brent W. Marable of Watkinsville announce the birth of their son, John David, on Tuesday, September 15, at Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens. John David weighed 9 lbs. and was 22 inches long. More...

Audra Chapman and Justin Armour feted at garden shower on Sept. 26

Engaged couple Audra Chapman and Justin Armour were guests of honor at a Lawn and Garden Shower given by Danny and Traci Bussey of Lincolnton and Scott and Angie Wheatley of Homer. More...

Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary meets at Barnett home, new officers installed

Nearly 40 members and prospective members of the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary gathered Tuesday afternoon, September 22, at Beauvoir, home of Ames and Ashley Barnett on Court Street. Mrs. More...

Kristin Lukich crowned Miss Wilkes County

Kristin Lukich was chosen Miss Wilkes County and Madison Hall was picked as the new Teen Miss at the third annual Miss Wilkes County Pageant Saturday. More...

Hearing set for city property acquisitions to pave the way for all-new Rusher Street

In preparation for turning Rusher Street into a restored neighborhood of new homes owned by local peo- ple, the City of Washington has begun a series of property acquisitions to complete the land purchases. More...

Pipeline goes under roads, not through

Workers from Laney Directional Drilling of Humble, Texas, drill under the Lincolnton Road this week as work goes on to run the Elba Express natural gas pipeline More...

'Pump and dump' contains big Tyrone hay barn fire Monday night

Fire destroyed a full hay barn on Happy Hollow Road Monday night, and nearly every Wilkes County fire station took part in getting water to contain the blaze. More...

News

Describes writing/research process

Robert M. Willingham Jr. More...

Contributions needed to replace dog food stolen from W-W shelter

The theft of dog food from the Washington-Wilkes Animal Shelter during the weekend has created an emergency situation at the shelter. More...

Taliaferro Chamber to sponsor cookoff on Sat., October 24

The Taliaferro County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a chili and stew cook-off Saturday, October 24, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Application forms for entering the contest are available at www. clasasicsouthevents.com. More...

Sports

Tigers beat Flashes 47-7; region games start Friday

The Calhoun Falls Blue Flashes were indeed better than they were last year but it just didn't matter much as the Washington-Wilkes Tigers rolled over the South Carolina team 47-7 in a game in which every Tiger got to play and the younger team membe More...

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Obituaries

James Edward Waller

A memorial service for James Edward Waller, 81, of Washington will be held Monday, October 5, 2009, at 3 p.m. in Hopkins Funeral Home with Rev. Brian George officiating. He died Sunday, September 27, in Wills Memorial Hospital. More...

Lee Ellison Barnwell

Graveside services for Lee Ellison Barnwell, 74, of Washington, were held Saturday, September 26, 2009, at the Washington-Wilkes Memorial Gardens with Ronnie Lindsey officiating. She died September 21 in the University Hospital, Augusta. More...

Frances Marx Shillinglaw

Frances Marx Shillinglaw, 93, of Atlanta, formerly of Wilkes County, died Sunday, September 20, 2009. Interment was next to her brothers in Alstead, New Hampshire. Mrs. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Wilkes County Board of Registrars will meet Thursday, October 8, 10 a.m., in Room 323, Wilkes County courthouse. More...