October 15, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Archaeologist set to present program on first Georgia people

Native American archeology expert Tom Gresham will present a program on "Native American Archaeology in Georgia" Sunday afternoon, November 1, at the Washington Wilkes Historical Foundation meeting at the Robert Toombs House from 2:30 until 4:30 p. More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Did you know Rudolph saved a life?

Rain is the big news today. It's Monday and it has been raining steadily since 6:30 a.m. I managed to finish my morning walking about 7:30 just before the heavy rain began, but after that there has really been a deluge. More...

Opinions

The connection between foul rural odors and food on our plates is lost on some folks

I noticed yesterday one of my favorite seasonal smells: that crisp whiff of freshly fallen oak leaves heated by the sun and blown by cool, dry wind. More...

Cartoon

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Book Review

The Plague of Doves By LOUISE ERDICH

Louise Erdich has written poetry and children's books, as well as a number of novels. She is also the owner of an independent bookstore in Minnesota. More...

Obituaries

Robert L. Theis

A memorial service for Robert L. Theis, 84, of Washington, was held Wednesday, October 14, 2009, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Washington, with Father Chris Williamson as Celebrant. He died October 9 in Wills Memorial Hospital, Washington. More...

Eleanor Williams Walton

Graveside services for Eleanor Williams Walton, 83, of Washington, were held Thursday, October 8, 2009, in Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Gale Seibert officiating. She died Tuesday, October 6, in the Medical College of Georgia hospital, Augusta. More...

Gene A. Acree

Funeral services for Gene A. Acree, 70, of Washington were held Wednesday, October 7, 2009, at Booker's Chapel Baptist Church, Washington, with Pastor L. Dante Smith officiating. He died Friday, October 2, at his home. More...

Personalities

Abby Kathleen Callaway to marry Christopher Joel McGarr on Nov. 7

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Callaway of Rayle announce the engagement of their daughter, Abby Kathleen, to Christopher Joel McGarr, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Bradley of Hephzibah and Mr. and Mrs. Larry McGarr of Creedmoor, N.C. More...

Natasha Elizabeth Malone, Walter T. Medford Jr. united in marriage on Saturday, September 12

Natasha Elizabeth Malone of Albany and Walter T. Medford Jr. of Fort Stewart were united in marriage in an impressive double-ring ceremony Saturday, September 12, at four o'clock in the afternoon at Springfield Baptist Church in Washington. Rev. More...

Weston Larry McAvoy

Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. McAvoy Jr. of Washington announce the birth of their son, Weston Larry, on Wednesday, September 16, at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. Weston weighed 8 lbs. 7 ozs. and was 21 ½ inches long. More...

Reassessment, data entry sure to delay Wilkes County tax bills past new year

It is a virtual certainty that Wilkes County taxpayers won't see a tax bill for their 2009 taxes before the end of the year. More...

Councilman gets health insurance after mayor breaks a 3-3 split vote

With Mayor Willie Burns breaking a tie vote, the Washington City Council has agreed to make city employee health insurance available to serving city councilmen at taxpayer expense. More...

Mule Day festival big success with more mules, more locals

Saturday's 29th annual Mule Day Southern Heritage Festival was a big success, organizers say, with more mules, more local participants, and more exhibitors than in years past. More...

Lady Tigers win region championship, advance to round two in playoffs

After beating the GMC Bulldogs 3-0 last Thursday for their first-ever fastpitch region championship, the Washington-Wilkes Lady Tiger softball team cruised past Echols County 5-0 and 9-1 in back-to-back games of a round one doubleheader at Ashley P More...

News

Students learn about fire safety

Kindergarten students in Nicole Dawson's and Kim White's classes learned about fire safety during Fire Safety Week at Washington-Wilkes Primary School. More...

Farm Bureau collecting donations to aid in Harvest for All Campaign

The Wilkes County Farm Bureau is collecting staple food items and monetary donations until November 6 during the statewide Harvest for All Campaign, coordinated by Georgia Farm Bureau in an effort to help Georgians in need. More...

Art for Animals' to help in fund-raising for Wilkes Shelter

The Pawprints Foundation of Augusta has offered a fund-raising opportunity to the Washington-Wilkes Animal Shelter. Dr. More...

Letters

SOUTHERN STYLE FOOTBALL with CLAUDE CLEATS

The Florida Gators are still perched atop the Dixie Dozen and the national polls, but Alabama is shaking the tree. Virginia Tech is separating itself from the rest of the unpredictable ACC, but Georgia Tech refuses to go away. More...

Sports

Hutto predicts defensive battle when rivals face off this Friday

The Washington-Wilkes Tigers are currently 4-2 for the season having lost only to AAA Thomson and AA Blessed Trinity. They have not been shut out and the average game score is 25-15. More...

Lady Tigers beat GMC 3-0 for Region 4 championship

A couple of times, the bridesmaid - this time, the bride! Last Thursday, October 8, the Washington-Wilkes Lady Tigers (15-4) won the Region 4 championship with a solid 3-0 win over the Georgia Military College Bulldogs. More...

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Worship

Youth Worship set for Sat., Oct. 31 at Third Shiloh, 7 p.m.

Transforming Life Ministries will sponsor its annual "Hallowed Be Thy Name" Youth Worship Service on Saturday, October 31, 7 p.m., at the Third Shiloh Center. More...

Georgia Baptists celebrating 225 years with special events

The Georgia Baptist Association, a group of more than 50 Baptist Churches in Wilkes and surrounding counties, is celebrating its 225th year in existence with an eight-day schedule of special events, October 10-18. More...

Youth Celebration to be held Oct. 17 at Tignall Baptist

The Georgia Baptist Association Youth Celebration will be held at Tignall Baptist Church Saturday, October 17, at 5 p.m. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

New Saints CME Church, 515 Baltimore Road, Washington, will hold the October SNAP meeting on Saturday, October 17, at 10 a.m. ƒ The third annual Nancy C. Long golf tournament and steak dinner will be Saturday, October 17. More...