November 26, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Snowy weekend shopping in Washington next month is the 'buzz all over Georgia'

It's going to snow, snow, snow in Washington's shopping district every Friday and Saturday night in December, and everybody's talking about it - even Christmas shoppers who'll travel from out of town for the experience. More...

Stephen's House feeds 80 families at Thanksgiving

Led by Bill Miladin (left), the Stephen's House food bank at the Washington Church of God passed out Thanksgiving dinner fixings to some 80 families Saturday. "It's a record day today," Miladin said. More...

Callaway Plantation celebrates holidays December 11, 12, 13

The annual Christmas at Callaway Plantation will be held Friday and Saturday, and Sunday, December 11, 12, and 13, at the plantation located five miles west of Washington on Highway 78. More...

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The Office Cat

Salvation Army still needs ringers

J ulius Rousey will be 87 years old on Thanksgiving Day (November 26). Julius is a master barber who began his career 60 years ago with Ben Jones' Barber Shop on The Square. More...

Opinions

Thanksgiving of 1969 was our snapshot of all the scary changes going on in America

Just as the summer of '69 echoed across the changing American landscape, the Thanksgiving of 1969 served as a snapshot, for many of us, of the changes going on in our own families, and forced on us an awakening to the grownup world for which we wer More...

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Book Review

Who is Mark Twain? By MARK TWAIN

When Mark Twain died in 1910, he left behind a large collection of unpublished material. More...

Obituaries

Robert Harper

Robert Harper, 88, of Rayle, died November 17, 2009, in Wills Memorial Hospital. Mr. Harper was a native of Wilkes County and was the son of the late Royal Stokely Harper and the late Elizabeth Newsome Harper. More...

Mable Virginia Stevens Hunter

Funeral services for Mable Virginia Stevens Hunter, 75, of Wilkes County, were held Saturday, November 21, 2009, at Phillips Mill Baptist Church with Rev. John King, Rev. Lee Hunter, and Rev. Jamie Callaway officiating. More...

Alma Ruth Toler

A memorial service for Alma Ruth Toler, 87, of Washington will be held at the Washington First United Methodist Church Chapel Monday, November 30, 2009, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Gayle Seibert officiating. She died Wednesday, November 18, at her home. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Pompey's Chapel Baptist Church will have pastor appreciation and a birthday celebration Sunday, December 27, 12 noon. The pastor is W.R. Ferrell and the guest speaker is Rev. Lance Pitts. . More...

City's new Urban Redevelopment Authority gets up to speed on two assigned projects

The City of Washington's Urban Redevelopment Authority met last Wednesday to hear presentations on both of the major projects that the newly-minted authority will tackle for the city. More...

Reserve seats now for Legislative Breakfast set for Thursday, Dec. 3 at The Pope Center

The Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce is taking reservations now for next Thursday's annual Wilkes County Legislative Breakfast, an opportunity for citizens to speak their minds directly to their state and U.S. representatives. More...

Students to get new coloring book focusing on historical downtown

Students in the third grade at Washington-Wilkes Primary School will soon be presented with a new historical coloring book that focuses on the history of downtown Washington. Wilkes County Superintendent of Schools Dr. More...

More testing set for local census jobs at Mary Willis Library

More testing is set for short-term census jobs that will be available this spring in Wilkes County as the U.S. Census Bureau gets ready for the 2010 count of every person in the United States. More...

Tickets available for Ty Herndon benefit concert for Calli Nickels

Tickets are still available for a special concert by country star Ty Herndon to benefit Calli Nickels, a local teen who is being treated for a rare form of cancer. More...

News

Cravens honored for 35 years of McDonald's service / ownership

David Cravens, local McDonald's owner/operator was recognized at a reception held in his honor for 35 years of service. The reception, held at the J.W. More...

Angels are ready for selection on the tree at FUMC

The annual Angel Tree at the First United Methodist Church has been put up at the church and the Angels are ready for selection, according to Tammy Bryngelson, chairman of this year's project. More...

Parent University launched by A-STAR at Booker, Tignall sites

The Wilkes County Community Partnership (WCCP) A-STAR (After School Tutorial and Recreation) Program has launched the A-STAR Parent University Program, under the direction of Dorothy Jordan, facilitator and youth coordinator. More...

Letters

A superb service project

TO THE EDITOR: During the recent annual CSRA Ministerial Alliance Veterans Day Service, Shiloh Lodge No. More...

Sports

Tiger basketball to begin against Greene, Calhoun Falls

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger basketball teams will open their 2009-2010 seasons on the road next Tuesday, December 1, as they travel to Greene County for showdowns against their neighboring Tigers. More...

Washington-Wilkes Tigers 2009-2010 Basketball Schedule

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SOUTHERN STYLE FOOTBALL

Rivalry Week is upon us! Alabama - Auburn, Carolina - Clemson, Georgia - Georgia Tech, etc., etc., etc. College football in the South doesn't get any more exciting than this! Lets take a look at the match -ups. More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Emma Grace Denard Mr. and Mrs. John A. Denard of Naples, Florida announce the birth of their daughter, Emma Grace, on Thursday, November 12, at North Collier Hospital in Naples. She weighed 6 lbs. 13 oz. More...

Abby Callaway, Chris McGarr honored at couple's shower

Abby Callaway and Chris Mc- Garr, who were married November 7, were treated to a couple's shower on October 17, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Bailey and Lindsey Callaway in Upton Mills. More...

Alexandra Frances Marazita marries Craig Hopkins McClure September 19

Alexandra (Ally) Frances Marazita and 1st Lt. Craig Hopkins McClure, U.S. Marine Corps, were married on September 19, 2009, in the graceful "Old Florida" setting of Goodwood Plantation. More...