September 1, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Annual Children’s Theater will introduce pupils to live drama

The Washington Little Theater Company will present its annual Children’s Theater production for the benefit of primary school students from Wilkes, Greene, and Warren Counties next week from Wednesday, September 7, through Friday, September 9.& More...

Granite marker now marks spot of city bicentennial time capsule

A granite marker has been placed on The Square in Washington to mark the location of a time capsule buried in 1973 as a part of Washington’s bicentennial celebration.  More...

Drug charges, DUI arrests lead August’s roundup of local law enforcement action

Drugs, property crimes and driving under the influence of alcohol lead the roundup of August arrests in Wilkes County. The following arrest reports are provided by local law enforcement officials. More...

Cruise-In set Sept. 10 on The Square

The Memory Lane Cruisers twice-a-year Cruise-In is set for a week from Saturday, on September 10 from 6-9 p.m. on The Square in downtown Washington. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Everyone’s comfortable at Fievet soda shop

You almost know it’s going to happen. Jack and Marcia Delany of Washington- Wilkes were returning from a New England trip last week when they stopped at a hotel in Dublin, Virginia.  More...

Opinions

A good and faithful servant to the end, Fire Chief Alan Poss lives on in others

Back in the old days when words had real meaning, city employees like Washington Fire Chief Alan Poss were called “public servants.”  In the truest sense, Alan spent his life serving the people of Washington and Wilkes County, from a More...

Political Cartoon

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Book Review

Feelers By BRIAN M. WIPRUD

Morty Martinez, a likable character with somewhat questionable ethics, tells his story to Father Gomez, in a sortof confession and an explanation of the package that he is sending along. More...

Obituaries

Leonard Alan Poss

Funeral services for Leonard Alan Poss of Washington were held Monday, August 29, 2011, at the First Baptist Church, Washington, with Peter Hoffmann and Dr. Bob Nash officiating. More...

Worship

Be a rock for teenagers to cling to

If you remember at the start of this series I talked about how a classmate of mine was killed by a drunk driver while walking down a country road. For a couple of months afterward I had dreams that it was me who was hit by that car. It scared me. More...

The response of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

The call for the gospel of Jesus Christ always comes out of great need. In this particular case the need was in the life of blind Bart imaeus. More...

Beth Moore simulcast planned at First Baptist Church Sept. 10

“Living Proof Live,” a simulcast led by well-known Bible teacher Beth Moore, will be available to all women in the area on September 10 at the First Baptist Church of Washington.  More...

BREAKING NEWS: Candidates qualify - Free Access

Three to try for mayor

As qualifying closed at 4:30 on September 1, Washington City Councilman Ames M. Barnett and former Councilman Patricia D. Wilder have qualified to challenge Mayor Willie E. Burns in Washington’s November 8 municipal elections. More...

Candidates qualifying this week for Nov. 8 municipal elections

Candidates are qualifying this week for municipal races in Washington and in Tignall. In Washington, city voters will choose a mayor and three city councilmen, and in Tignall, the mayor and all five council seats are on the ballot.  More...

Vendors needed for annual Mule Day set Sat., October 8

With October’s Mule Day Southern Heritage Festival only a month away, organizers are calling for food vendors and arts and crafts vendors to sign up early for the event set for Saturday, October 8.  Vendors can contact the Washington Wilke More...

Little theater gets tourism ‘seed’ grant to raise awareness

The Washington Little Theater has been awarded a grant to upgrade the theater’s website and to produce a promotional brochure.  A Historic Theater Heritage Tourism grant in the amount of $850 was awarded the theater by the Heritage Preserv More...

Miss Wilkes County Pageant postponed until Feb.

Organizers have announced the postponement of the Miss Wilkes County Pageant.  More...

JumpStart’s Georgia Fatherhood Program works to decrease local ‘father absence’

The Wilkes County Community Partnership’s JumpStart Program is hosting the Georgia Fatherhood Program on the fourth Thursday of each month at the Family Resource Center at 600 Lincoln Circle, with a Monday follow-up. More...

New Wills Memorial wing gets first contribution

Wills Memorial Hospital Foundation members and staff gathered to recognize Mrs. Bernie Pope for making the first contribution toward the hospital’s new construction project. More...

News

Second graders learn to make real-life links to their studies

Todd Lewis, local small business owner and experienced camper, visited W-WPS last Friday, August 26, to share his expertise and help students make real life connections to their learning.  More...

SAR inducts new member

President Thomas Owen of The Washington-Wilkes Chapter Sons of the American Revolution welcomed a new Wilkes County member at the chapter meeting herld August 18. More...

Presbyterian Church to host homecoming on September 11

The Washington Presbyterian Church will have its 2011 homecoming celebration on September 11, beginning at 11:15 a.m.  More...

Letters

Thanks to all for new animal shelter

TO THE EDITOR:   Construction of the new Washington Wilkes Animal Shelter building and associated facilities are in the completion stage.  I want to take this opportunity to thank the people of Wilkes County for voting “Yes” to More...

Sports

Tigers ‘never played defense’ in 53-6 loss to Thomson

The debut of the 2011 Washington Wilkes Tigers and new Head Coach Robby Robinson’s coaching staff was a disaster. More...

Coach praises fans for attendance and preparations Friday

The brightest spots at Tiger Stadium last Friday night were in the crowd and in the stadium itself and Head Coach Robby Robinson was delighted at the show of support both at the game and in the preparations that had been made all summer long.  More...

HOW TO GET THERE

. THROUGH ATHENS, take Highway 316 to I- 85 South. Merge onto I-285 West and go 8.9 miles to exit 24, Riverside Drive. Turn right onto Riverside Drive NW and then take the first left onto Heards Ferry Road. More...

Personalities

Dr. Groves conducts otolaryngology clinic at WMH’s Specialty Center

Dr. Michael Groves is the newest addition to the medical staff at the Wills Memorial Hospital Specialty Center. Dr. Groves completed his undergraduate studies at Harvard and then went on to study Otolaryngology at the University of Michigan. More...

New Beginnings

Eleanor Holliday Bentley  Will and Kimberly Bentley of Rayle announce the birth of their daughter, Eleanor Holliday, on Saturday, August 20, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens. Ellie Day, as she will be called, weighed 7 lbs. 10 ozs. More...

Personal Mention

Mike and Pam Reese of Evans, Staten and Cindy Reese Bitting and Libby Bitting of Augusta, Neil Bitting of Athens, and Gene and Joanne Pollock gathered at the home of Betty Reese Saturday for a birthday luncheon honoring both Betty Reese and Pam Reese More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Lyonsville Baptist Church will have revival services August 29 through September 2, 7:30 p.m. The speaker will be Rev. Lance Pitts, pastor of Gibson Grove Baptist Church in Washington and Mt. Calvary in Greensboro.  .  More...