September 9, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Children’s Theater to entertain school kids this week

In rehearsals for this week’s Children’s Theater at the Bolton Lunceford Playhouse, St. George the Dragon Killer gently gooses the Dragon and discovers he’s ticklish and not particularly fierce. More...

Wilkes school board approves next step to getting new athletic facilities at W-WCHS

The Wilkes County Board of Education is moving ahead with plans for new athletic fields at the new high-school and middle-school complex.   More...

Old gas tanks removed from Anderson’s Service Station

A crew from contractor AECS conducts the long-awaited removal of the buried fuel tanks from the Anderson Service Station on Whitehall Street as part of the Southwest Washington Redevelopment Plan. More...

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The Office Cat

Three Wilkes County students were delegates for the 2010 Washington (D.C.,) Youth Tour sponsored by Rayle Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) this summer. They were Kristen Freeman, Lauren Harrison, and Hannah McTier. More...

Opinions

Washington Little Theater’s annual return of the Children’s Theater is a labor of love

Not everybody knows this, but there’s something wonderful going on in Washington this week, something special for our kids: a talented group of volunteer actors, directors, and hands are working together to bring live theater to our school kids More...

Cartoon

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Chasing Icarus By GAVIN MORTIMER

Book Review

In 1910 the age of aviation was just beginning. There was still a question about which form of flight would win. Dirigibles, balloons, and airplanes were popular with different groups. More...

Obituaries

Vernon Johnson

Funeral services for Vernon “Leon” Johnson, 90, of Washington, formerly of Aiken, S.C., were held Wednesday, September 8, 2010, in the Shellhouse Funeral Home Chapel in Aiken with Rev. Wayne Johnson officiating. More...

Oralean Davis

Funeral services for Oralean Davis, 81, were held Tuesday, August 31, 2010, at the Greater Level Hill Baptist Church, Crawfordville, with Rev. Patrick Thomas officiating. Interment was in the Walker Memorial Cemetery, Augusta. More...

Xerxes Lewis Jr.

Funeral services for Xerxes (Sapp) Lewis Jr., 69, were held Sunday, September 5, 2010, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Sharon, with Rev. Rickey Lockhart officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. He died August 30.   More...

Worship

Methodist Church to host leadership webcast Sept. 9-10

The First United Methodist Church will be holding a leadership webcast, sponsored by Southeastern University, on Thursday-Friday, September 9-10, beginning at 10 a.m. The webcast will be held in the Fellowship Hall. 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...

FUMC to sponsor Well on Spring St.’ beginning Sept. 12

The First United Methodist Church of Washington will begin a new ministry in September. “The Well on Spring Street,” a new worship experience, will begin on September 12 at 9:45 a.m. in the fellowship hall of the church.   More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

A prayer breakfast will be held at the Third Shiloh Center on Saturday, October 2, at 9 a.m. The speaker will be Rev. Kenneth Walker of the Tabernacle of Praise Christian Church of Locust Grove. The public is invited to attend. More...

Few complain at tax hearings; final hearing Monday, Sept. 13

Only two citizens attended the Wilkes County Board of Education public hearings on a school system property tax increase last Thursday.   A final hearing is set for Monday, September 13, at 11 a.m. More...

Social media and mobile marketing are hot items at tourism conference

Washington-Wilkes Tourism Director Ashley Barnett and Washington Main Street Director Joe Willis were among 475 attendees at the Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Athens last week.   More...

Vandals hit Tigers’ concession stand, paint buildings, steal sodas and candy

Washington Police are investigating a case of vandalism and theft at Tiger Stadium over the past weekend.   More...

Washington Bi-Lo and customers to help get dog, cat food to Wilkes food pantries

When times are tough, families in Wilkes County can turn to local food banks for help. But what about food for the family pets? More...

Deadline for Miss Wilkes Pageant entries is Monday, September 20

The deadline is Monday, September 20, for entries in the annual Miss Wilkes County Pageant.   More...

Out-of-control SUV flips into woods

Georgia State Patrol troopers investigated this Saturday morning accident in which a Nissan Pathfinder left the road on a sharp curve on Euel Saggus Road near Sandtown Road. More...

News

Denard is best tractor driver

On Tuesday August 24th, the Washington-Wilkes FFA Chapter held its local level Tractor Operations and Maintenance Career Development Event. More...

Hardy is Teacher of the Year for 2010-11 at primary school

Monica Hardy has been named Washington-Wilkes Primary School’s Teacher of the Year. More...

Classes, clubs, sports, news staff in full swing for year at W-WMS

W-WMS is proud to bring its news to our community through this weekly article written by the Tiger News Staff. More...

Letters

Is what they want worth having?

TO THE EDITOR:   We talked this week with a man who has lived here all his 60 years.   He’s thinking of moving to Florida. More...

Withholding taxes suggested as way to express feelings

TO THE EDITOR:   Since the vote to build an $8.2 million hotel in Washington by the mayor and his cohorts, we have had numerous letters in the paper letting them know how we feel – to evidently no changing of the minds. More...

Sports

Tigers match yards with Bears but ‘couldn’t finish drives’

Too much like the week before, the Washington-Wilkes Tigers suffered a loss that looked much worse on the scoreboard than it was in actuality. More...

Powder Puff game set for this Friday at Tiger Stadium

Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School will have its annual Powder Puff football game this Friday, September 10, at 7 p.m. at Tiger Stadium. The face-off will be between the upper and lower classmen – freshmen and sophomores vs. More...

Ceremony to name field for Coach Davidson; players and cheerleaders invited to reception

The official naming of the athletic field at Tiger Stadium in honor of the most distinguished man who coached there will take place during a special ceremony on Friday, September 24, just prior to the football game between the W-W Tigers and Oconee More...

Personalities

Owen and Chloé Roy celebrate birthdays with family, friends

Owen and Chloé Roy, son and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack W. C. Roy Jr. of Evans, celebrated their birthdays on several occasions.   Owen was seven years old on August 28 and Chloé was 10 on August 29. More...

Marie Maxwell feted at drop-in shower at Beaverdam Baptist

October bride-elect Marie Maxwell was guest of honor at a drop-in shower on Saturday, August 7, in the fellowship hall of Beaverdam Baptist Church. Hostesses were the ladies of the church. More...

Belle Walker Story guest of honor at 85th birthday celebration Aug. 21

Belle Walker Story was honored on the occasion of her 85th birthday at a family celebration given by her family at her home on Saturday, August 21. Her birthday was August 25.   More...