January 27, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Beta Sigma Phi donates for equipment

To help in the fight against cancer, the Eta Omicron Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority recently made a $3,500 donation to Wills Memorial Hospital. More...

Wilkes Relay for Life honored for highest survivor turnout in the nation

Volunteers for Wilkes County’s award-winning Relay for Life campaign gathered last Tuesday night to celebrate the previous year’s success in raising funds for, and awareness of, cancer in the community.  More...

With those holiday food temptations gone, families need to get back to healthy eating

Rochelle Beckstine baked cookies with her kids over the holidays and openly admits she ate way too many tasty treats recently.  “I always bake a lot for Christmas. More...

New WLOV radio station manager wants to give everyone local radio

Washington’s long-standing radio station has a new boss with a new goal: to be the place everyone in Wilkes County goes for information.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Watch for bears on the Warrenton Road

The Office Cat

Laverne and Herbert Smith had an interesting and heartwarming experience during the recent snow and ice storm.  More...

Opinions

I never tell about my dumbest stunts, but the texting fountain diver lady goes on TV

We’ve all done dumb things in our lives, and most of us have the good sense to keep our mouths shut about the worst of them. More...

Empire of Liberty By GORDON S. WOOD

Book Review

Empire of Liberty is sub-titled “A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815.” It is part of The Oxford History of the United States, which certainly gives it a boost of prestige.  More...

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Obituaries

Edward Marvin Weaver

Funeral services for Edward Marvin Weaver, 70, of Scull Shoals Road, Washington, were held Saturday, January 22, 2011, at Bethel United Methodist Church with Rev. Richard Broom and Dr. Bob Nash officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Mary Frances Sims Denmark

Funeral services for Mary Frances “Honey” Sims Denmark, 76, were held Thursday, December 30, 2010, at the Cherry Grove Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. George Christopher Clark of Tangerine, Fla., officiating. More...

James Smith

Funeral services for James Smith, 68, were held Saturday, January 22, 2011, at the Twin Oak Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Steven Smith officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Personalities

Ty and Zane Lamar enjoy Toy Story 3 third birthday party

Ty and Zane Lamar, twin sons of Bruce and Gretchen Lamar, celebrated their third birthday on January 14 and were treated to two celebrations.  On their birthday Ty and Zane celebrated at their home with their parents and brother, Alex, when they More...

Maggie Craycraft celebrates sixth birthday Jan. 14

Maggie Craycraft, daughter of Billy and Kelli Craycraft, celebrated her sixth birthday on Friday, January 14, with a birthday dinner at her home.  More...

Brandi Toole and Wesley Waller to marry March 26 in Bogart

Walter and Teila Driggers of Collins announce the engagement of their daughter, Brandi Toole of Athens, to Wesley Waller, also of Athens, son of Wade and Joanna Waller of Washington.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Jeanette Lynn of Reid More...

Liquor store loitering problem better; Washington city council hears reports

The loitering problem that nearly cost a Whitehall business its liquor license is well on the way to being resolved, members of the Washington City Council heard Monday night.  More...

Reservations needed for Chamber Annual Dinner and STAR awards

Reservations are now being taken for the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner in February.  The dinner, when top businesses, volunteers, and organizations are honored, is set for Thursday, February 17, and will include recognitio More...

Wilkes Board of Education approves Feb. 21, 22 to be snow make-up days

In its regular January meeting Monday night, the Wilkes County Board of Education agreed on a plan to make up snow days caused by the January 10 snowstorm, and welcomed new board members Dorothy Jordan and Dann Standard to the board.  More...

Smartphone users can check on tax refund, get more tax information with IRS2Go app

The Internal Revenue Service has unveiled IRS2Go, its first smartphone application that lets taxpayers check on the status of their tax refunds and obtain helpful tax information.  More...

More children’s activities than ever set for February’s Revolutionary Days in Wilkes

More than ever before, this year’s Revolutionary Days observance will be aimed at connecting the 1779 battle with the hearts and minds of today’s children and families.  More...

‘Look Good, Feel Better’ sessions set Feb. 15 at McDuffie med center

The next “Look Good ... Feel Better” session for residents of Wilkes County will be held Tuesday, February 15, from 5-7 p.m. at the McDuffie Regional Medical Center in Thomson.  “Look Good ... More...

News

Helps clarify Medicare confusion

Susan Davidson, who has been working directly with Medicare and Medicaid issues for a number of years, spoke to the Washington Rotary Club at its regular Thursday lunch meeting last week and describe More...

Broun announces introduction of common-sense health plan

U.S. Representative Paul Broun, M.D., amember of the GOP Doctor’s Caucus, yesterday introduced legislation, H.R. 299, to repeal the 2010 health care plan and replace it with four common-sense solutions.  More...

Students recognized for excellence during fall at U. of Georgia

Two Wilkes County students have been named to the University of Georgia Presidential Scholars list, and one to the dean’s list for the fall semester, according to an announcement made by Karla Johnson of the UGA News Service.  More...

Sports

Tigers host CSRA Duals tournament; Martin is undefeated in five matches

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger wrestling team hosted the CSRA Duals tournament on Saturday, January 22, at the W-WCHS gymnasium with 10 teams participating. More...

Girls 1-2 in week’s games

The W-W Lady Tigers varsity basketball team got started right last week with a win over Aquinas (59-41) but then dropped both of its weekend games in losses to Warren County (50-68) and Grovetown (37 More...

Tigers hit skids after upsurge

Following their 5-0 start in 2011, the W-W Tigers went 0-3 last week in games played Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday. More...

Worship

Process of grief requires time and effort; it’s not enough to just ‘take it like a man’

Almost every man has heard it. In grade school when we fall and scrape a knee we are told that big boys don’t cry. More...

The growth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Mark 4:26-29)

God gave us the seed of the gospel in the form of his Son Jesus Christ. After Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist, He was empowered by the Holy Spirit, which descended upon Him in the form of a dove. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

"Connecting with God" lunch and learn with Dr. Ron Gerson, Congregation Children of Israel, Athens, will be the LIR discussion on February 7. 12 noon. Dr. Gerson is a former chaplain with the New York correctional System.  .  More...