November 4, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

With ‘Art Outside the Box,’ 2010 Fall ArtFest to feature works of top-quality local artists

With a theme of “Art Outside the Box” the Fall ArtFest art show and sale begins Friday evening, November 5, with a reception and showing of “A Man Named Pearl” featuring the show’s featured artist, South Carolina topiar More...

Cross Country girls win second straight title

Members of the Washington-Wilkes Tiger girls cross country team who just won their second consecutive region champsionship are (front row, l-r) Ivy Safrit, Erika Jefferson, Ramona Lott, Payton Burriss More...

Community to honor U.S. military veterans Thurs., Nov. 11 at 11

Next Thursday, the Washington- Wilkes community will honor and remember U.S. military veterans in a solemn observance of Veterans Day.   A memorial service will be held on The Square at 11 a.m., Thursday November 11, said Rev. More...

Tiger football players’ game-day steak dinner is church outreach to feed bodies and souls

In years of coaching teenage boys through a high school sports program, Tiger Head Coach Lee Hutto says he’s never seen this: members of Washington’s First Baptist Church feed the football players a steak dinner before their games, and p More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Set your clocks back Sunday

The Office Cat

If it had not been for the storms we had Wednesday night of last week, and a little on Thursday, we would have been woefully short of rain for the month of October. Prior to the storms, rainfall in Washington Wilkes measured about .5 of an inch. More...

Opinions

Election’s big shift away from liberalism shows voters prefer the middle ground

It’s a bad sign when a Democrat tells the President of the United States to take his endorsement and shove it, but it happened last week. More...

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind By WILLIAM KAMKWAMBA and BRYAN MEALER

Book Review

William Kamkwamba begins his book with this statement: “Before I discovered the miracles of science, magic ruled the world.” His world was a small village in Malawi, Africa. More...

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Obituaries

Martha Belle Hinton Guin

Funeral services for Martha Belle Hinton Guin, 95, of Danburg, were held Sunday, October 31, 2010, in the Fishing Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Roy Cates and Rev. W.C. Bentley officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Paul Allen Barksdale

Funeral services for Paul Allen Barksdale, 66, of Washington were held Saturday, October 30, 2010, at Mark’s Tabernacle Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. LaRay Tilman Jr., pastor, and Rev. Charlie Maddox officiating. More...

L.C. Moore

Funeral services for L.C. Moore, 62, were held Saturday, October 30, 2010, at Springfield Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. G.L. Avery officiating. Interment was in City West Cemetery. He died October 20 in Wills Memorial Hospital, Washington. More...

Personalities

Xi Zeta Delta of Beta Sigma Phi welcomes new pledges October 25

The Xi Zeta Delta chapter of Beta Sigma Phi held its pledge ceremony Monday, October 25, at the home of Margaret Rae Evans Newsome. More...

Rhodes family reunion held October 17 at Drake home

The Sam and Annie Ruth Dye Rhodes family reunion hosted by Jack and Jean Rhodes was held at the home of Chan and Phyllis Drake on Sunday, October 17.   More...

Mary Hill Barnett marries Charles Douglas Rhodes Jr.

Mary Hill (Mamie) Barnett and Charles Douglas Rhodes Jr., both of Washington, exchanged wedding vows Monday, October 4, at ten o’clock in the morning at the Washington Historical Museum in Washington. More...

Moore and McAvoy county winners; Jordan and Standard win BOE races - Free Access

With a record early voting turnout and a strong turnout on Election Day, Wilkes County voters cast their ballots to retain Sam Moore as chairman of the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners and have apparently chosen Kerry McAvoy for the District 3 se More...

Judge denies Pope hotel bond validation, but mayor says hotel effort is not dead yet

With a finding that a muchdebated hotel feasibility study was “fatally flawed,” the Pope Center hotel bond validation was blocked last week as Judge Harold A. More...

Lightning is the suspected cause of Bartram Trace home fire last week

Fire destroyed a rural home during a heavy thunderstorm last Wednesday night, and authorities suspect a lightning strike may have ignited the fire and the home’s location may have hidden the flames for the first critical minutes.   More...

Terri Gibbs, Thomas the Train are added to Saturday’s ‘I’d Rather Be in Tignall’ festival

Terri Gibbs and “Thomas the Train” are last-minute additions for Saturday’s ninth annual “I’d Rather Be in Tignall” Festival at the old Tignall school on Independence Street.   More...

Seniors enjoy Halloween party

It was a full house last Thursday at the Roy L. Burns Senior Center as dozens of seniors celebrated Halloween with food, fun, and games. More...

News

Advance tickets now on sale

The popular annual Rotary Pancake Supper will be held on Friday, November 5, at the Washington-Wilkes Elementary School cafeteria beginning at 5 p.m. and tickets are now available. More...

Ministerial Alliance sets Veterans Day service on Nov. 11

The CSRA Ministerial Alliance will conduct its annual religious service “to give God the glory for the service of nearly 25 million American military veterans” on Thursday, November 11, at the Third Shiloh Mission Center.   More...

SAR to present donations to museum

David Jenkins, in Colonial Militia Uniform (left), accepts a Revolutionary War era reproduction of a Kentucky flintlock rifle from Charles Newcomer, in American Continental Uniform, on behalf of the W More...

Letters

Judge’s decision could be turning point to town’s improvement

TO THE EDITOR:   I am very proud of the citizens of Washington for standing up and opposing an obviously flawed decision by Washington City Council. More...

Sports

Tigers get back on track to ‘finish’ Aquinas in overtime

BRIAN HARDIGREE PICKS UP YARDS FOR THE TIGERS He ran for one TD and passed to Teverrius Jones for another. More...

Region 7-A Standings

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Region 7-A SCHEDULES and SCORES

AQUINAS 6-3 35 Landmark 17 67 Telfair Co. 14 51 Social Circle 0 40 Hancock 14 7 Wilkinson 13 31 Twiggs 13 47 Jeff Davis 13 6 Lincoln Co. 49 14 W.-Wilkes 17 11/5 Warren Co. GLASCOCK 3-6 7 Warren Co. 40 22 Lady Mercy 52 50 Mt. Zion 28 13 Prince Ave. More...

Worship

Newly widowed brings challenge of restructuring

By REV. GLEN KOHLHAGEN More...

The call of the Gospel of Jesus Christ – (Mark 1:14-20)

When Jesus had completed his forty days of being tempted by the devil in the wilderness, Jesus returned to Galilee and began to preach the Gospel Message. Read Mark 1:14-10.   More...

Younger kids join in Bible Bowl activities

An exciting new event has been added to Sunday School Union Bible Bowl activities. For the first time ever, students age 5-10 had the opportunity to participate in the friendly Christian Bible Bowl competition. More...

Don't Forget

Community happenings and scheduled events

New Sutton Temple will celebrate its anniversary Sunday, November 21, 3 p.m. Contact Shawny Veasey at 706-401-2587 for more information.   ƒ   More...