December 30, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Wilkes Board of Education says farewell to Finnell, Guin

The Wilkes County Board of Education said goodbye to two of its members last Monday night during the board’s regular December meeting.   More...

White Christmas is first in memory for Wilkes County

Was it jealousy over man-made “snow” that made Mother Nature bring a Christmas gift for Wilkes County this year? In the top photo, the “prophetic” sign on The Square welcomes the real stuff on Christmas weekend. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

‘Confederate Gold’ to be ‘Decoded’

The Office Cat

Dr. Marshall P. (Mark) Waters, Washington-Wilkes expert on the missing Confederate Gold which may be buried somewhere in Wilkes County, will appear on the History Channel on television Thursday night (December 30) at 10 p.m. More...

Opinions

We could quibble about the timing, but we really had a white Christmas

I believe it’s official: we had a white Christmas this year. You just had to stay up late to see it. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Bing’s crooning leads to Christmas musings for everyone

Christmas musings surely take place with everyone. The world seems to slow down at Christmas, a time which gives us pause as we reflect on the joy of the most celebrated season of the year. More...

Obituaries

Martha Carlyon Wells

Funeral services for Martha Carlyon Wells, 94, of Washington, were held Wednesday, December 29, 2010, in the First Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Albert W. Huyck Jr. officiating. Interment was in the Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. More...

Clara Moragne

Funeral services for Clara Moragne, 85, of Washington were held Wednesday, December 15, 2010, at the Bethlehem Baptist Church, Big Cedar Road, Washington, with Rev. R.C. Lockhart officiating. More...

Susie Sherrer Power

Graveside services for Susie Sherrer Power, 92, were held Saturday, December 18, 2010 at Carters Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Taliaferro County with Rev. Tom Kalliokoski officiating. More...

Personalities

Samuel Aiden Harris

Shaun and Candice Harris of Washington announce the birth of their son, Samuel Aiden, born on Saturday, December 18, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens. Aiden weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz. and was 19 ½ inches long. More...

Bentleys host dinner for FBC deacons Dec. 16

W.C. and Cheryl Bentley entertained the deacons of First Baptist Church, their spouses and guests at a Christmas dinner Thursday evening, December 16, at their home on Tignall Road. More...

Jamie Allison Clemmons to wed James Racy Bradford on Feb. 26

Ann Clemmons of Crawfordville and Joseph Clemmons of Union Point announce the engagement of their daughter, Jamie Allison, to James Racy Bradford of Washington, son of Cindy and Todd Brown of Warrenville, S.C. More...

New manufacturer moving to Washington expected to hire some 25 employees soon

After some two years of work, the Washington-Wilkes Payroll Development Authority has announced that a new manufacturer is moving to Washington and expects to be hiring soon.   More...

Stephen’s House gets holiday food help

Washington Bi-Lo supermarket manager David Wilder presents a check to Bill Miladin and Ruth Adams of Stephen’s House Food Ministry last Saturday, just before scores of Wilkes County families cam More...

City council approves denied license renewals, sets strict conditions for Whitehall store owner

The Washington City Council put several conditions on the renewal of a Washington liquor store’s distilled spirits license after refusing December 13 to renew the license.   More...

Headlines chronicle events of the past year

FIRST SIX MONTHS OF 2010

January 7, 2010 – Temporary tax bills are now in the mail, permanent 2009 digest ready May-June ... Georgia Attorney General’s office is considering Wilkes 2008 voting irregularities ... More...

Wilkes Relay for Life 2011 drive to kick off on January 11 at FBC

Wilkes County’s 2011 Relay for Life campaign will kick off on Tuesday, January 11, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Washington’s First Baptist Church.   More...

News

Georgia TASC enjoys Christmas party

The staff and clients at Georgia TASC (Training and Support in the Community) enjoyed a Christmas party and expressed their thanks to the VFW Post 5899 “for giving a wonderful party for us and t More...

Optimist Club gives $7,500+ to local programs for youth

The Optimist Club of Washington, Georgia has announced the completion of another successful club year during which it donated over $7,300 for the benefit of local youth. More...

Salvation Army needs outerwear donations by Mon. for giveaway

Wra p The Washington-Wi lkes Unit of the Salvation Army in cooperation with God’s Marketplace and the Washington Bi-Lo Store is sponsoring a collection of outerwear winter clothing for giveaway at God’s Marketplace on East Robert Toombs More...

Letters

Treatment of businesses ‘just not fair’

TO THE EDITOR:   More...

Community involvement appreciated

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Community cares for seniors

To the Editor :   I am so proud to live in this community of Washington-Wilkes. Operation Love and Care in a Shoebox was a wonderful success this year, and it was all thanks to all of you who participated.   More...

Sports

Tiger wrestlers compete in recent matches; Martin wins class again at Viking Invitational

The WWCHS team had a successful week in both dual and tournament competition just before Christmas. On Tuesday, the Tigers defeated AAA power Madison County 41-27. More...

Worship

Withdrawal can be a beneficial reaction, but social interaction is still important

I have mentioned before in this column that grief is like a thief in the night who not only stole your loved one but sneaks up on you and steals all of your energy and your dr ive to do things that you like to do. More...

The sin against the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Mark 3:22-30)

The Bible speaks about one sin that is unpardonable: denying or rejecting (blaspheming) the Holy Spirit of God. Read Mark 3:22-30. Why is this sin unpardonable?   More...

‘Joy to the World’ presented by Tignall Baptist adult choir

The Tignall Baptist Church adult worship choir presented the musical, “Joy to the World,” Sunday morning, December 19. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Heard’s Chapel Baptist Church will have a watchnight service December 31, 10:30 p.m. Rev. Porter and the New Hope Church will be the guests.   ƒ   More...