January 21, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Upcoming Washington council retreat might get unexpected public scrutiny

With public concern growing over the sudden efforts of Washington Mayor Willie Burns to change the city government and establish himself as a “strong mayor” with veto power and the ability to hire and fire city workers at his will, a lar More...

Community holds MLK Day parade

Sunny skies and warm temperatures greeted Monday’s Martin Luther King Day parade as participants proceeded up Whitehall Street in Washington. More...

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The Office Cat

It’s our birthday on Saturday

I knew that we would eventually receive word of somebody from Washington-Wilkes being in Haiti during the devastating earthquake. Dr. Cary Austin Sanders, daughter of Katharyn and Preston Sanders of Washington-Wilkes, and her fiance’, Dr. More...

Opinions

Being bundled up in the coldest weather brings back warm old family memories

After the last two weeks, when the South has been locked in the deepfreeze, I’m beginning to rethink my life-long love of cold weather.   More...

Book Review

The Open Road By PICO IYER

The Open Road is about “The Global Journey of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama.” Pico Iyer is the author of six nonfiction and two fiction books; more importantly for this topic, he has been covering the Tibetan question for more than 20 years More...

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Obituaries

Jessie Mae Hall

Funeral services for Jessie Mae Hall, 91, of Washington, were held Saturday, January 16, 2010, at Booker’s Chapel Baptist Church, Washington, with Bishop Dante Smith officiating. Interment was in City West Cemetery. More...

Mary Lou Mitchell Cline

Graveside services for Mary Lou Mitchell Cline, 80, of Washington were held Friday, January 15, 2010, in the Gwinnett Memorial Park, Lawrenceville, with Rev. Roy Cates officiating. She died Tuesday, January 12.   More...

Thomas Dennis Bradford

Funeral services for Thomas Dennis Bradford, 70, of Thomson were held Sunday, January 17, 2010, at Beggs Funeral Home Chapel, Thomson, with Dr. James M. Ramsey officiating. He died Friday, January 15, at his home.   More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Lions Club will have a chicken barbecue on Saturday, January 30, at the Lions Club building on Spring Street. Tickets are available from any Lions Club member or by calling Mary Hubbard or Lisa Drake at 706- 678-2422.  More...

Pope Center hotel hearing sees strong public interest

A large and skeptical crowd attended Tuesday night’s public hearing on the City of Washington’s drive to get a hotel built adjacent to The Pope Center, which would put Washington taxpayers in the position of guaranteeing some $9.1 millio More...

Proposed county project would bring more water to Harris Rd. households

More than 40 households off Harris Road could see tremendous improvement in their water supply if a Community Development Block Grant application is approved. More...

‘Dixie Swim Club’ wins Best Show

Members of the cast of “The Dixie Swim Club” received the “Best Show” award at the first Washington Little Theater STARZ award program last Friday night. More...

News

Milestone of service at Bi-Lo

Amanda Price (center) received an award for her 20 years of service at Bi-Lo on Wednesday, January 13. More...

Goodman to speak at New Ford for Black history program Feb. 14

The Rev. Dr. Charles E. Goodman Jr., pastor and teacher at The Historic Tabernacle Baptist Church in Augusta, will be the Black history program speaker at New Ford Baptist Church at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 14.   More...

Middle school Beta Club inducts new members

Twenty-three students were inducted as new members into the Washington- Wilkes Junior Beta Club last month at W-WMS. More...

Sports

Lady Tigers sweep week’s games

The Washington-Wilkes Lady Tigers basketball team bounced back from a five-game losing streak with a three-game sweep of the week’s games including wins over Aquinas (39-35), Lincoln County (57-43), and Glascock County (55-46), all region oppo More...

Tigers looking for a win this weekend

The Tiger boys basketball team had a tough week suffering a pair of losses while notching only a single win. More...

W-W Little League registration begins Jan. 28 for all programs

Registration will begin for the 2010 Washington-Wilkes Little League January 28 and will continue until March 5.   Registration will be in the upstairs office at Ashley Park. More...

Worship

Church kids, leaders take a fun trip

Members of the Pole Branch Missionary Baptist Church nursery and leaders enjoyed a fun trip to Chuck E Cheese in Athens recently. More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Roy Andrews IV   Mr. and Mrs. Roy Andrews III of Tignall announce the birth of their son, Roy IV, on Saturday, January 9, at Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens. Roy weighed 7 lbs. 7 ozs. and was 20 ½ inches long. More...

Zane and Ty Lamar celebrate birthday with family, friends

Zane and Ty Lamar, sons of Bruce and Gretchen Lamar, were two years old on January 14.   The boys were treated to a birthday party at Angie Gilland’s Daycare with fire truck theme plates and napkins. More...

Michelle Allen and Brian Bailey to marry Sunday, February 14

Michelle Allen and Brian Bailey of Rayle announce their engagement.   The bride-elect is the daughter of Michael Allen and Telesa Wallace of Tignall and Tammy Allen and Greg Houp of Forsyth County. More...