November 18, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

County commissioners confirm Nov. 2 vote, authorize collection of motor vehicle taxes

Wilkes County commissioners met in regular session a day early, on Wednesday, November 10, due to the Veterans Day holiday and considered routine business matters and an order which will allow Wilkes County Tax Commissioner Mary Hubbard to begin the More...

McTeachers raise funds for Ronald McDonald House

McDonald’s crewmember Rikeitha Cox helps high school Teacher of the Year Amy Wheatley with the complexities of taking a dinner order, part of the annual McTeachers Night when Wheatley and other More...

Wilkes County military veterans honored at two services held here November 11

At 93, World War II veteran Evans Moore (at right) was recognized as the oldest veteran in attendance as Wilkes County military veterans were honored and remembered in two ceremonial events last Thursday, November 11. Rev. More...

Local seniors’ ‘Shoeboxes of Love’ needs your assistance for fifth year

Now in its fifth year, “Operation Love and Care in a Shoebox” is aiming to give a Christmas gift box to every senior in every elder care facility in Wilkes County.   More...

Christmas parade set for Dec. 19, all entries are needed by Dec. 15

With a theme of “Home for Christmas,” the annual Washington-Wilkes Christmas Parade is set for Sunday, December 19 at 3 p.m.   Clubs, churches and other organizations are invited to enter floats, organizer Blake Thompson said. More...

Georgia State Patrol, U.S. Marines team up for local ‘Toys for Tots’

The Washington post of the Georgia State Patrol is joining with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve to collect toys for this year’s Toys for Tots campaign for Wilkes County kids.   More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Early deadlines again already

The Office Cat

Downtown Washington, The Square, and the surrounding area got another heavy blow this week when Mike Scarborough, owner of Scarborough’s Shoes and Apparel on The Square, announced that he is closing the store which has served Washington-W More...

Opinions

Many folks need help at holiday time, but some have lost everything to fire

Sunday morning, despite the brave efforts of Washington and Wilkes County fire fighters, the well-tended pink home of Eddie and Clarice Williams on Sharon Road caught fire and eventually burned to the ground. More...

Cartoon

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Silk Parachute By JOHN McPHEE

Book Review

John McPhee writes non-fiction with a smoothness and erudition that has gained him many fans across the spectrum of readers. He has written over 30 books and is a staff writer at the New Yorker. More...

Obituaries

Thomas Selwyn Appelt

Funeral services for Thomas Selwyn Appelt, 86, of Washington, were held Wednesday, November 17, 2010, in the First United Methodist Church, Washington, with Rev. Gale Seibert officiating. Interment was in Resthaven Cemetery. More...

Ethelyn Callaway Lindsey Stringfellow

Funeral services for Ethelyn Callaway Lindsey Stringfellow, 87, of Athens, were held Friday, November 12, 2010, at Lord & Stephens on Lexington Road in Athens, with Rev. David Heller officiating. More...

David Austin Echols

A memorial service for David Austin Echols, 81, of Rayle, was held Sunday, November 24, 2010, in the County Line Baptist Church, Rayle, with Rev. Russell Bruce officiating. He died November 8 at his home.   More...

Worship

Veterans deliver meaningful messages during service honoring them Nov. 11

There is an untold number of “unsung heroes of Wilkes County” who humbly go about their daily activities without fanfare or commotion; yet they make an important and significant difference in the life of our community. More...

The authority of the Gospel – (Mark 1:21-45)

The authority of the Gospel comes through Jesus Christ who was there when we were created in God’s image. He was also there when we were tempted by the devil to sin against God. More...

Church of the Mediator to host Christmas luncheon on Dec. 4

The Episcopal Church of the Mediator Christmas luncheon will be held at the Parish House on Saturday, December 4, at 11:30 a.m. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Twin Oak Baptist Church will celebrate the 14th anniversary of Pastor Charlie Maddox and first lady Linda Maddox on Sunday, November 21, 3 p.m. Dinner will be served prior to the worship service.   More...

BREAKING NEWS: Called City Council meeting

City calls meeting Monday night to vote on hotel appeal

A called meeting of the Washington City Council has been set for Monday night, November 22, at 6 p.m. at the Council Chambers of City Hall. More...

W-WCHS students’ clean language gets praise from visiting educators

At Monday night’s meeting of the Wilkes County Board of Education, school Superintendent Dr. Rosemary Caddell had a singular compliment about the student body to tell the board: visitors never heard our kids cuss.   More...

Recount confirms McAvoy wins the District 3 race for Commission seat

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 of that race.   More...

Scarborough’s to close downtown after 30 years in clothing business

Scarborough’s Shoes and Apparel, an independent specialty clothing, shoe, and gift store on The Square in Washington for the last 30 years, is going out of business. More...

Runoff election set Nov. 30 for two Georgia high court seats

A runoff election for two Georgia state court seats is set for Tuesday, November 30, and early voting starts this week. More...

Wilkes’ Salvation Army unit needs bell-ringers, donations

With requests for help at an all-time high, the Wilkes County unit of the Salvation Army is again recruiting bellringers to man its familiar red kettles this holiday season and to help their neighbors in need.   More...

Annual Legislative Breakfast set for 8:30 a.m. Thurs. Dec. 2

Citizens will have their annual opportunity to speak to and hear from their state and U.S. representatives at the upcoming annual Wilkes County Legislative Breakfast set for Thursday morning, December 2, at 8 a.m. More...

Holiday season full of events spread from now until Christmas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Wilkes County, as the weeks leading up to the holidays are packed full of tours, parades, snow and shopping.   More...

Remembering Freddy Brown

Peggy Brown, RN, places a plaque on the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Memorial Board in memory of her husband Freddy. More...

News

Volunteers, donations welcome for Angel Tree

Beth Levy, chairman, decorates the annual Angel Tree at the First United Methodist Church. Angels are now ready for selection. This year, there are approxiamtely 140 angels to select. More...

Optimists’ auction, barbecue to be held at VFW on Nov. 30

The annual Optimist Club Friend of Youth Auction and Barbeque will be held Tuesday, November 30, at the VFW Post 5899 on Andrew Drive in Washington.   More...

Optimist Christmas tree sale begins on November 24, 9-5

The Optimist Club of Washington reminds everyone that its annual Christmas tree sale will begin on Wednesday, November 24, across from McDonald’s. More...

Letters

Many helped make festival successful

TO THE EDITOR:   The “I’d Rather Be In Tignall” Fall Festival was very successful this year and it could not have had this successful without the help of so many people in Wilkes County.   More...

Not with taxpayers’ money

TO THE EDITOR:   After reading the Judges decision on the feasibility study for the hotel, I think the city should sue the people that did the study. The study was a complete waste of taxpayer money and the money should be refunded.   More...

Coupon use can help others

TO THE EDITOR:   I went to the grocery store the other day armed with one of those coupons that claims if I purchased $55.00 worth of groceries excluding alcohol and tobacco products, I would get a $5.00 discount coupon in addition to any oth More...

Sports

Tigers end season with loss to Eagles Landing

After squeaking into the Class A playoffs, the Washington-Wilkes Tigers had their post-season come to an abrupt halt at the hands of “a very good football team” which, according to W-W Head Coach Lee Hutto, might very well find itself pl More...

Playing Fore a Cure golf tournament raises over $8,500, thanks community

The Eta Omicron Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi, of Washington hosted the 4th annual “Playing FORE the Cure” golf tournament and steak dinner on Saturday, October 23, 2010, in memory of a beloved sister, Nancy Callaway Long, who died August 27, More...

W-WPRD basketball registration continues through month of Nov.

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department (WWPRD) will have registration for youth basketball during the month of November. Those interested may register at the W-WPRD gym located at 22 Lexington Avenue, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. More...

Personalities

Laura Connely presents program at Iris Garden Club meeting Nov. 9

“Holiday Decorations” was the title of the program presented by Laura Connely of Washington at the meeting of the Iris Garden Club Tuesday, November 9, at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.   More...

Jennifer Katherine Lindsey to wed Hill Edwin Clarke III on May 21

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald William Lindsey of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Katherine, to Hill Edwin Clarke III, son of Michael Edwin Clarke of Gray and Mrs. Deborah Malise Clarke of Macon. More...

Bonnie Hall, Almond Standard exchange wedding vows Oct. 23

Bonnie Hall of Danielsville and Almond Standard of Tignall exchanged wedding vows at the home of the bridegroom’s son and daughter in-law, Rick and Laura Standard, in Hull on Saturday, October 23, at six o’clock in the evening. More...