November 11, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Close District 3 Commission race gets recount Wednesday, Nov. 10

In the closely contested race for the Wilkes County Commission District 3 seat, the vote has been certified and a recount has been requested.   More...

Wills Memorial patients move to new wing; hospital regeneration project now half done

In a move that signals the halfway point in Wills Memorial Hospital’s 26-month regeneration plan, all 19 hospital patients were moved last week to their spacious new rooms in the newly opened medical-surgical wing.   More...

Snow on The Square set for Candlelight Shopping and Dec. Friday nights

Once again, it’s going to snow in Washington just in time for Christmas shopping.   More...

Charges of driving while intoxicated down in October roundup of Wilkes Co. arrests

In the monthly roundup of Wilkes County arrests, driving while intoxicated arrests were down for the month of October, while arrests for assault and theft were up.   Arrest reports are provided by law enforcement officials. More...

Gresham gets Rhodes Scholarship

Letitia Gresham, LPN, (center) receives a Rhodes Scholarship check from members of the Wills Memorial Hospital Foundation. More...

Bricks placed in memory of Mimi Rogers

Placing bricks in the Wills Memorial Hospital front walk in memory of Mimi Albea Rogers were (l-r) her husband Chris Rogers, father Thomas Albea, and sister Yvonne Albea. More...

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Remember veterans today

The Office Cat

These last few days have brought us very chilly temperatures, with some frost around Saturday morning. . . . But the SNOW won’t be coming until November 23. How do I know for sure? More...

Opinions

Veterans Day parades and speeches aren’t what our veterans need most

This week many Americans are taking a few moments to recognize the contributions that U.S. military veterans have made to the nation throughout history. While the speeches and parades are appreciated, they’re not what veterans need most. More...

The Sisters of Sinai By JANET SOSKICE

Book Review

Unbelievably, even many of us who are interested in history and Bible study have not heard of the “Sinai Sisters.” They were twin sisters from Scotland who traveled in the Middle East and made an amazing discovery among ancient documents More...

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Obituaries

William Burgess Walker

Funeral services for William Burgess Walker, DDS, 68, of St. Simons Island were held Sunday, November 7, 2010, in the chapel of Edo Miller Funeral Home with Rev. Bob Eick officiating. More...

Butch Thigpen

Graveside services for Butch Thigpen, 61, of the Cedar Crossing Community near Vidalia, were held Sunday, October 31, 2010, in the Sharpe Cemetery with Rev. Joe Burke officiating. More...

James Willie Ramsey

Funeral services for James Willie Ramsey, 57, of Leathersville Road, Lincolnton, were held Thursday, November 4, 2010, at the First Baptist Church, Lincolnton, with Rev. Dennis J. Quinn, pastor, officiating. More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Kadence Nicole Tiller   Keith and Katrina Tiller of Warner Robins announce the birth of their daughter, Kadence Nicole, on Tuesday, November 2, at MCCG in Macon. Kadence weighed 7 lbs. 8 ozs. and was 20 inches long. More...

Will Lamar enjoys bug theme birthday party October 10

Will Lamar, son of Drew and Beth Lamar, was treated to an outdoor bug theme birthday party on Sunday, October 10, in celebration of his third birthday. His birthday was October 23. More...

Shondra Mills guest of honor at bridal shower October 17

Bride-elect Shondra Mills of Athens was guest of honor at a shower on Sunday afternoon, October 17, at the home of Whitney Swann in Athens. More...

BREAKING NEWS: Recount confirms McAvoy - Free Access

A recount in the November 2 election for Wilkes County District 3 Commissioner conducted Wednesday afternoon, November 10, has certified that the senior Kerry McAvoy is indeed the winner. More...

Private investors looking at building hotel; council tables motion not to appeal ruling

A group of private investors may be interested in a hotel project in Washington that would not require the City of Washington to back the project, it was revealed in Monday night’s meeting of the City Council.   More...

Memorial service set on The Square, 11-11:30

The Wilkes Ministers United will hold a Veterans Day Memorial Service on Thursday, November 11, from 11-11:30 a.m. on The Square. If it is raining, the meeting will be moved to the Washington Presbyterian Church. More...

Fall ArtFest draws chilly crowds to Square with topiary artist, children’s art projects

Crowds of well-bundled art lovers and supporters of the arts filled The Square Saturday and Sunday for the Annual Fall ArtFest, enjoying the works of artists with Wilkes County connections and other favorites.   More...

‘Never seen so many kids’ at cool I’d Rather Be in Tignall Festival Sat.

A little cold weather didn’t bother the festive crowds at Saturday’s “I’d Rather Be in Tignall” Festival, filling the old Tignall School grounds and enjoying food, games, and the company of friends.   More...

Farmers Market still hopping in November

Shoppers continue to fill the weekly Saturday morning Farmers Market behind the Wilkes County courthouse with customers seeking out the offerings of Etwenda Wade, (at right) owner of Tink’s Gras More...

Thanks to Wills Memorial dietary staff

Members of the Wills Memorial Hospital Foundation presented Bi-Lo gift certificates to members of the hospital’s dietary staff in recognition of the meals prepared for the Foundation directors’ meetings. More...

News

Tignall News

I will have news tomorrow, but I need it today (Friday) for next week, so you’ll get news about the festival the following week. The North Wilkes Steering Committee is spending all day today getting ready for this big festival. More...

Mannequins provided for hospital

The Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary recently purchased new training mannequins for Bruce Bailey, Director of Performance Improvement, who demonstrated training techniques for Auxiliary members Debbie Holes, Jeanette Dozier, Paula Suggs and Voluntee More...

Christmas at Callaway slated for Dec. 10; decorators needed

Christmas at Callaway Plantation will be held this year on Friday, December 10, from 4-8 p.m. The Plantation is located five miles west of Washington on Highway 78 across from the Washington-Wilkes Airport.   More...

Sports

Tigers beat Twiggs, will travel to ELCA for playoff

The Washington-Wilkes Tigers, with a little help from the Screaming Devils of Warren County, earned themselves a fresh start at a new season when they beat the struggling Twiggs County Cobras 48-6 last Friday night. More...

Eagles Landing

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Region 7-A Standings

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Worship

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...

Grief can produce physical reactions

One of the first things I normally hear from a person who is grieving is the statement, “I must be going crazy!” Of course my first question is, “Why?” And the answer is invariably that the grieving person says it is because More...

The miracle-working power of the Gospel – (Mark 1:21-45)

Read Mark 1:21-45. In these verses we see that Jesus has power over all manner of illnesses that afflict mankind. There are three categories of illnesses. They are mental illness, physical illness and social illness. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

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...