January 13, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Parade, breakfast, memorial services set for weekend in annual observance of Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

A variety of observances are set for this weekend for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.  This Saturday at 8:30 a.m., the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. More...

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The Office Cat

‘Unusual week’ presents challenges

The Office Cat

A fter spending the holidays with her family in Upton Mill, Dr. Casey LeGette went to Los Angeles where she presented two research papers at a conference of the Modern Language Association. More...

Opinions

A coating of #*@! ice on a lovely snowfall turns good snow day into a bad ice week

Expecting a big snowfall and getting a stinking ice storm is about as low as winter weather can get, in my experience. More...

Cartoon

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A Quiet Flame By PHILIP KERR

Book Review

Readers may have met Bernie Gunter in Philip Kerr’s mystery novels set in Germany during World War II. He was a sympathetically presented Berlin policeman. More...

Worship

Myers to present organ concert of hymns at FUMC January 23

Washington First United Methodist Church has invited the entire community to an organ concert to be given by Anne Myers on Sunday, January 23, at 4 p.m.  More...

We all should apply these teachings in our lives

REMEMBERING DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

The attempted assassination of a member of Congress and the massacre of six others, including a nineyear old child and a federal judge, are causing the nation to examine the level of civility of political rhetoric.  More...

Being a creative survivor can help you find new ways to cope with lonliness

Being a “ Creative Survivor,” hmmm, when you think about it, being a creative survivor is a very hopeful term to call yourself. Most of our loved ones who have passed would probably want us to be just that, a creative survivor. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Social/political issues of current interest will be the topics for LIR discussions January, 17, 24, 2 p.m. at the Parish House, with Drs. John Rudy and Ron Cerwonka.  .  More...

Government meetings rescheduled

The weekend’s snow event has caused the postponement of city and county meetings this week. More...

Relay for Life kickoff postponed by storm until Tue., January 18

The weekend’s heavy snow and ice has cause the postponement of the kickoff rally for the 2011 Wilkes Relay for Life campaign.  Originally set for Tuesday, January 11, the kickoff rally has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 18, from 6-7 More...

Tragedy-hit Rayle family loses home to fire; friends and neighbors organize to help out

A Rayle family lost its home and possessions in a fire last week and friends in the community have started an effort to help provide needed clothing, money, and personal items for them.  More...

STARZ to come out Saturday night for Washington Little Theater event

The Washington Little Theater Company will be celebrating its 40th anniversary beginning this weekend.  More...

News

Tells of work fighting drugs

Assistant Special Agent in Charge Gary Hughes (left) of the GBI’s Piedmont Northern MANS (Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad) told members of the Washington Rotary Club about his work in a six-county More...

Diabetic support group meeting set Feb. 1 at hospital

The Diabetic Support Group, diabetics and diabetic caregivers are invited to attend a diabetic support group meeting, Tuesday, February 1, at 3 p.m. in the Wills Memorial Hospital Library.  More...

GSP investigates accidents, fatality during December

State Troopers from the Washington Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated eight traffic crashes during the month of December in Wilkes County. More...

Sports

Tigers turn it around as new year begins, win three in a row over AA, LC, & GMC

After the Washington-Wilkes Tiger boys basketball team went 1-4 over the span of two holiday tournaments, two of Coach Don Keiser’s senior players stepped forward and announced that “things are going to be different in 2011.”  More...

Wilson and Edwards are on dean’s list at Middle Ga. College

Two students from Wilkes County have been cited for scholastic achievement during Middle Georgia College’s fall 2010 semester.  Dr. More...

Obituaries

Lucy B. Jones

Funeral services for Lucy B. Jones, 100, of Washington were held Friday, December 31, 2010, at the Clifford Grove Baptist Church, Callaway Road, Rayle, with Pastor A.J. Richardson officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Mary Elizabeth McClearen

Graveside services for Mary Elizabeth McClearen, 90, of Washington were held Saturday, January 8, 2011, in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington, with Rev. Gale Seibert officiating. She died Wednesday, January 5, at Heritage Healthcare of Wilkes.   More...

Walter Donald McNeill

Funeral services for Walter (Don) Donald McNeill, 80, of Augusta, were held Friday, January 7, 2011, in the Chapel of Thomas Poteet and Son Funeral Home in Augusta with Rev. Philip Blankenship officiating. Interment was in Hillcrest Memorial Park. More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Adalyn Hartley  Nicolas and Holly Hartley of Warner Robins announce the birth of their daughter, Adalyn, on Tuesday, December 14, at Houston Medical Center in Warner Robins. Adalyn weighed 8 lbs. 11 ozs. More...

Mary C. Reid WOM members gather for meeting Jan. 4

The Mary C. Reid Women on Mission of First Baptist Church met Tuesday morning, January 4, in the conference room.  Norma Hopkins welcomed the group, read the WMU Watchword and mission statement and gave the opening prayer.  More...

Kristen Payne guest of honor at bridal shower January 8

Dr. Kristen Payne of Charleston, S. C., bride-elect of Jason DeWeese of Columbus, was entertained at a Trim-the-Tree Shower Saturday afternoon, January 8, at the home of Graham and Teresa Eason of Lovelace Way. Hostesses for the occasion were Mrs. More...