February 3, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Chamber After Hours set at local stockyard Thurs. Feb. 10 at 6 p.m.

The Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce will hold the first Chamber After Hours of 2011 Thursday night, February 10, at 6 p.m. More...

Little Theater production opens this month

Is it the intruder? – or the Vicar? – or the distraught husband? And who is he chasing? More...

Revolutionary War character actors put a human face on Kettle Creek

Some 50 costumed historical re-enactors will be in Washington to bring history to life for the annual Revolutionary Days observance on Saturday, Feb. 12.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Changes happening downtown

The Office Cat

Mike Scarborough will have his last three days in the retail business when he closes his Downtown Washington store after 30 years on Saturday. Mike says he has been in the retail business for 36 years and it’s time to be out.  More...

Opinions

Quick PR response to ‘meat mixture’ suit got Taco Bell’s simmering message across

The fine folks at Taco Bell just got a free public relations bonanza – and showed clever use of social media – from a recent suit filed against the fast food company.  More...

Bloodroots By AMY GREENE

Book Review

Bloodroots is a “debut” novel by a writer who grew up and still lives in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. There is something about Appalachia that calls out an author’s desire to tell stories. More...

Cartoon

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Obituaries

Lucy Thornton Williamson

Graveside services for Lucy Thornton Williamson, 89, of Washington, were held Friday, January 28, 2011, in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington, with Rev. Albert W. Huyck Jr. officiating. More...

Annie Kate Chafin Norman

Funeral services for Annie Kate Chafin Norman, 98, of Lincolnton were held Sunday, January 30, 2011, at the Lincolnton Baptist Church. Interment was in the Lincolnton City Cemetery. More...

William Leslie Cook

Funeral services for William Leslie Cook, 86, of Statesboro, were held Friday, January 28, 2011, at the Statesboro First Baptist Church with Dr. H. William Perry and Dr. John Waters officiating. Interment was in the Bulloch Memorial Gardens. 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...

Ham-smoking accident burns garage and thousands in tools

A Wilkes County man lost his garage and thousands of dollars worth of equipment and tools last Friday afternoon when fat from a ham he was smoking fell into the fire and caused a blaze.  More...

Washington’s Hillary Lindsey gets Oscar nomination for best song

On the heels of her Golden Globe nomination, Washington’s Grammywinning songwriter Hillary Lindsey has earned an Academy Award nomination for a song she co-wrote.  “ Coming Home,” written by Lindsey along with Tom Douglas and T More...

Wilkes tourism officials meet state leaders, discuss importance of $19 billion industry

Washington-Wilkes tourism officials Ashley Barnett and Erin Pollock met with Governor Nathan Deal and Georgia legislators last week as state leaders celebrated the impact of the state’s second-largest industry.  More...

Borrowed car, DUI chase lead off the January roundup of Wilkes arrests

An alleged drunk driver who said he was hurrying to return a “borrowed” car Saturday morning is in the Wilkes County Law Enforcement Center facing several charges.  More...

Homeowner workshop set Sat., Feb. 12 at Washington City Hall

The City of Washington has set a free educational workshop Saturday, February 12, aimed at local people who want to become homeowners.  The workshop is at a new location, City Hall, from noon to 2 p.m. at 102 E. More...

News

Parents get information to help students move to kindergarten

Kindergarten teachers Amanda Hogan and Nicole Dawson were guest speakers at the parent meeting hosted by the W-WES PreK program on January 25. More...

‘Look Good’ session to be held on Feb. 15 at McDuffie Regional

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...

Wilkes Co. Farm Bureau sponsors essay contest for middle schoolers

The Wilkes County Farm Bureau encourages sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students to enter the Georgia Farm Bureau Middle School Essay Contest.  More...

Sports

Wrestling team competes in tri-meets, Redskin Rumble during week’s activity

The W-WCHS Tiger wrestling team had a busy week last week, with tri-meets on Tuesday and Friday and an individual tournament on Saturday.  More...

Tiger cheerleaders, football players receive awards at annual banquet

W- W Tiger cheerleaders and football players were honored and rewarded for their hard work during the fall season of 2010 at an awards banquet held Monday, January 31, in the school cafeteria.  More...

Little League sets registration to begin Jan. 28 at Ashley Park

The 2011 W-W Little League season will soon be underway and registration will begin on Friday, January 28, and run through Friday, March 4. The upstairs office at Ashley Park will he open every Thursday and Friday from 4-6 p.m. More...

Worship

The growth of the Gospel Church of Jesus Christ

God plants the gospel seed in the heart. The seed comes up and grows to maturity, then that individual plants the seed in another. In this manner the gospel seed is spread from person to person. More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Garrison Drew Owen   John and Reneé Owen of Washington announce the birth of their son, Garrison Drew, on Tuesday, January 18, at University Hospital in Augusta. Garrison weighed 9 lbs. 10 ozs. More...

Shelby Glen Rhodes celebrates sixth birthday January 14

Shelby Glen Rhodes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Freddie Rhodes Jr., celebrated his sixth birthday on Friday, January 14.  Shelby Glen was treated to a party at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mr s . More...

Amber Adams, Matthew Sanchez to marry June 4 at Georgia Club

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Echols of Winterville and Stephen Adams of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber Adams, of Alpharetta, to Matthew Sanchez, also of Alpharetta, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...