September 2, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Fall ArtFest issues call for artists to display, sell works Nov. 5-7

A call for artists has been issued by the Washington-Wilkes Arts Foundation to display their works at the Fall ArtFest set for November 5, 6, and 7 on The Square in Washington.   Artist applications are due by October 1, organizers say. More...

White grease-recycling buckets now delivered to most city households

Now that the Green Grease recycling company has passed out its white grease recycling buckets to homes across the city of Washington, people are trying to remember exactly how to use them.   More...

Tignall police’s arrest of cocaine dealer top roundup of August Wilkes Co. action

Tignall Police lead off the August police round up with the arrest of a street-level crack cocaine dealer. More...

Robert Toombs Avenue crash blocks traffic

Washington Police block traffic in preparation for removing a light pole damaged last Wednesday when Washington restaurant owner Ed Franklin lost control of his Hummer H3 in front of the former Essex plant. More...

Family donates décor items to clinic

Joined by Dr. Lester Johnston, J.R. and Paula Suggs place a plaque in the lobby of the new Community Medical Associates office commemorating the decorative items from the estate of Mr. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Keeping downtown spotless

The Office Cat

I don’t like to write about snakes; I don’t even want to think about snakes; but we’ve had reports of snakes on the move in Wilkes County, so I thought I’d better mention them. . . . More...

Opinions

Fry it all: State fair food vendors now frying butter, chocolate, and even beer

Time was, the biggest danger to your stomach at the state fair was the combination of corndogs, cotton candy, and a ride on the Tilt-a-Whirl. Not at the State Fair of Texas. More...

Playing the Enemy By JOHN CARLIN

Book Review

The quotation on the opening page of this book, subtitled “Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation,” is by Nelson Mandela: “Don’t address their brains. More...

Cartoon

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Obituaries

Thomas C. Elliott

Thomas C. Elliott, 93, or Danburg, died Saturday, August 28, 2010, in Wills Memorial Hospital, Washington. There are no services planned at this time.   More...

Rachel Callaway Johnson

Funeral services for Rachel Callaway Johnson, 92, of Washington, were held Friday, August 27, 2008, at Hopkins Funeral Home, Washington, with Rev. Robert Rayner and Rev. Jamie Callaway officiating. More...

Carrie Norman

Graveside services for Miss Carrie Norman, 89, of Washington, were held Saturday, August 28, 2010, at Pope’s Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Tignall, with Rev. Albert W. Huyck Jr. officiating. More...

Worship

Bishop Walden will speak for program at Samaria Temple

The Samaria Temple Church of God In Christ (COGIC) will have a pre-pastoral appreciation service Thursday, September 2, at 8 p.m. Bishop Mark Walden of the House of God COGIC will be the guest speaker. More...

New Sutton Temple hosting conference for women September 24-25

New Sutton Temple will be hosting a women’s conference entitled “I Love Me Better than That” Friday and Saturday, September 24-25.   Friday’s conference will be held at 7:30 p.m. More...

Wonderful gesture, Christian example demonstrated by Bible Bowl winners

The traditional Saturday afternoon Bible Bowl component of The Wilkes County Sunday School Union featured the addition of a new team – Reeves Chapel Baptist Church. More...

Domestic disaster response is Guardian Center’s new focus

The Guardian Center has taken giant steps toward building a large homeland security training facility in Washington and Wilkes County.   More...

Fall Cruise-In set for next Saturday

There was something magnetic about the old pickup rat rod that drew men to stare, and a crowd of hot rods, classics, and antiques will return Saturday, September 11, for the Fall Cruise-In on The Square. More...

Hearings start today before setting tax millage rates

The Wilkes County Board of Education has set hearings for Thursday, September 2, at 11 a.m.; Thursday, September 2, at 6 p.m.; and Monday, September 13, at 11 a.m. More...

Reception planned for Tiger champs prior to naming football field

A reception has been planned prior to the official naming of the athletic field at Tiger Stadium in honor of Coach Charlie Davidson on Friday, September 24.   More...

The Reluctant Dragon to entertain school children

More than a thousand children from several schools will be introduced to live theater next week at the Washington Little Theater Company’s Children’s Theater presents “The Reluctant More...

More food vendors needed for 30th annual Mule Day festival set for Sat., October 9 at Callaway Plantation

Food and crafts vendors are needed for the 30th Annual Mule Day Southern Heritage Festival at Callaway Plantation Saturday, October 9, event.   More...

‘Look Good, Feel Better’ session is set Sept. 14 at McDuffie hospital

The next “Look Good…Feel Better” session for residents of Wilkes County will be held Tuesday, September 14, from 5-7 p.m. at the McDuffie Regional Medical Center in Thomson.   More...

News

Primary school gets new flags

Soren Dresch, president of Ruffin Flag Company, and Washingon-Wilkes Primary School students Merrill Dresch, Leanna Bjorklund, Fatima Vega and Simms Dresch are proud of the school’s new United S More...

CSRA’s unemployment rate remains steady through July

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) has reported that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) was unchanged at 10.5 percent from June to July. More...

Spaghetti supper will benefit WAFIA programs for seniors

Washington Area Faith in Action (WAFIA) will offer a communitywide spaghetti supper on Friday, September 17, from 5-7 p.m. in Wesley Hall of the First United Methodist Church. More...

Letters

We need to find ideas for growth

TO THE EDITOR:   More...

Irresponsibility at new low for city; no trust in gov’t

TO THE EDITOR:   Why should the responsible citizens of Washington be subjected to the actions of so few? It seems during this economic climate that Willie Burns and Company are taking fiscal irresponsibility to a new low.   More...

Sports

Calamity leaves Tigers unable to overcome Bulldogs

There is no doubt the AAA Thomson Bulldogs beat the Washington- Wilkes Tigers last Friday night, but the lopsided 35-zip score is just as certainly not an indication of how the two teams really stacked up against each other, or of the Tigers&rsqu More...

Dove season opens Saturday; hunters asked to review rules

Hunters statewide can celebrate the beginning of dove season at noon Saturday, September 4. More...

Lady Tigers fall to Thomson, smash Patriots

The Lady Tigers split a pair of games last week. On Wednesday, August 25, the Tigers lost to Thomson 9-2. The Bulldogs broke the game open in the fifth inning with a five-run blast that made the score 8-2. More...

Personalities

Don't Forget

The Class of 1968 of Washington Central High School is planning a Pre-Labor Day reunion Saturday, September 4. Class members who are planning to attend should call Loretta at 706-717-0200; or Claudell at 706-401-1797.   ƒ   More...

New Beginnings

Ludie Ella Griggs   Jon and Noelle Griggs of Washington announce the birth of their daughter, Ludie Ella, on Wednesday, August 18, at their home on the Lincolnton Road. More...

Randee Barry guest of honor at retirement party August 7

Randee Barry was honored at a retirement party Saturday, August 7, in the ballroom of The Fitzpatrick Hotel hosted by Ricky and Alison Barry Sapp of Atlanta, Michael Barry and Peter Strzyzewski, both of Washington, D. More...