September 8, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Candidates enter races for Washington mayor, three city council seats

The ballots for the November 8 municipal elections in Washington and Tignall have been set.  At the end of qualifying last week, Washington City Councilman Ames M. Barnett and former Councilman Patricia D. More...

Children’s Theater lets school kids see storytellers in action

Getting ready for this week’s Washington Little Theater Company’s annual Children’s Theater production are (l-r) Phil Rothman, Nancy Farris, Paula Stevens, Cliff Hargrove, Kay Finne More...

Cruise-In set this Saturday on The Square

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

Devito Owens qualifies as candidate for District 1 city council position

Washington resident Devito Owens has announced his candidacy for the District 1 Washington City Council seat now held by Councilman Nathaniel Cullars.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

People from home are everywhere

Three Washington- Wilkes ladies had knee replacement surgery at the same time, same hospital, and with the same doctor doing the surgery last week. These ladies were Mildred Hackney, Karan Newsome, and Mary Ann Garrard. Dr. More...

Opinions

Kudzu bug could be a good thing – unless it mutates into a horror movie

One of my summertime pleasures is, as I drive down the streets to my home, to run over and crush the rapidly growing runners of kudzu that are always trying to take over the street.  More...

Book Review

Rebel Land

By Christopher de Bellaigue   More...

Copy editor Dan Kitchens would be appalled at today’s errors

A ny English teacher will tell you that good grammar comes from practicing good grammar. More...

Obituaries

Loudelle Wheatley Johnson

Funeral services for Loudelle Wheatley Johnson, 90, of Sandy Cross, were held Sunday, September 4, 2011, at Sandy Cross Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Davison officiating. Interment was in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington. More...

Mary Evelyn Wolfe Turner

Funeral services for Mary Evelyn Wolfe Turner, 86, of Tignall were held Tuesday, September 6, 2011, at the Fishing Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Roy Cates and Rev. Ficklen Guinn officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Frances S. Maher

A funeral mass for Frances S. Maher, 93, of Tignall and formerly of Sandy Springs, will be held Thursday, September 8, 2011, at 11 a.m. at the St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church, Sandy Springs. More...

Personalities

Cullars family gathers for reunion at The Pope Center on August 27

The Cullars family of the Aonia community met at The Pope Center on Saturday, August 27, for a family reunion.  More...

Emily Wilson honored at bridal shower and buffet on August 20

Emily Wilson, bride-elect of Tyler Bessinger of Elberton, was guest of honor at a miscellaneous shower and buffet on Saturday, August 20, at one o’clock in the afternoon at the home of Ricky and Kathy Lindsey on Alexander Avenue. More...

Maddens honored at 50th wedding anniversary reception August 27

Mr. and Mrs. More...

Wilkes in ‘extreme drought’ along with most of Georgia

Even with near misses from hurricanes and tropical storms recently, the ongoing drought in Wilkes County has moved the county from “severe drought” into the category of “extreme drought.”  More...

Ann Harrison chosen as Wills head nurse as part of hospital’s planned succession

Nurse and educator Ann Harrison, RN, has been selected to succeed Jane Echols as the Director of Nursing at Wills Memorial Hospital.  Since February, Echols has served as Chief Operating Officer for all clinical services, including nursing. More...

Voters in District 2 may vote for 2 of 3 council candidates

Some Washington District 2 voters don’t realize they can vote for their favorite two Washington city council candidates out of the three running.  That’s right, every District 2 voter can vote for two candidates for the two seats.&nb More...

Traditional Southern hands-on activities will entertain kids at Mule Day on Oct. 8

The list of kids’ activities for October’s Mule Day Southern Heritage Festival is filling up.  More...

Registration opens for Wilkes Co. advanced EMT training sessions

Registration for the Fall 2011 Advance Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) Training in Washington is now open.  For information and to register for the Monday/Thursday night class, contact Bruce Bailey at 706- 678-9283 or Blake Thompson at 706-6 More...

Firefighters put out fire in convenience store

A fire broke out last Friday afternoon at the Red Roof Mini Mart on Whitehall at Hospital Drive, but quick work by the Washington Fire Department extinguished the fire before it could cause further d More...

News

Bi-Lo collects, donates to God’s Marketplace

Missy Moncrief, customer service manager of the Washington Bi-Lo food store (left), presents Buddy Lindsey of God’s Marketplace Food Pantry with baskets of canned goods, baked goods, and other More...

County-wide music concert will feature all male voices

A county-wide male concert musical will be held on The Square in downtown Washington Saturday, October 15, beginning at 6 p.m.  Churches in Wilkes County and other counties that have male choruses or groups, quartets, or soloists are invited to More...

Wreaths placed at Eutaw Springs

Last Saturday, September 3, Don Ray Thomas and Pat Thomas (left) presented wreaths on behalf of the Washington-Wilkes Chapter SAR and the Kettle Creek NSDAR at the annual Eutaw Springs Battlefield ev More...

Sports

Tigers’ inconsistencies, mistakes lead to 37-19 loss

It’s hard to get a good indication of the abilities of two teams in a game such as the one between the Washington-Wilkes Tigers and the Holy Innocents Golden Bears last Friday night in Atlanta. More...

Middle School Lady Tigers go 2-2 in week’s games against 3 area teams

The Washington-Wilkes Middle School Lady Tigerssoftball team opened its 2011 season by clipping the wings of the Louisville Eagles 27-6 in a road game August 23.  More...

Players of the Week, game film featured on Monday nights

A new thrill for Washington-Wilkes Tiger fans has been instituted this year. More...

Worship

Tabor Baptist sets homecoming, revival for October 16-19

Tabor Baptist Church will have homecoming and revival services October 16-19.  The schedule includes the regular service times for Sunday morning with lunch following in the fellowship hall. Revival services will be at 7 p.m. More...

Presbyterians to host homecoming on Sept. 11

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

Smyrna Methodist plans anniversary celebration Sept. 18

Smyrna United Methodist Church on the Lincolnton Road will mark 225 years at its anniversary and homecoming celebration September 18 at the 11 a.m. worship service.  Former pastor, Rev. Calvin Ward of Danielsville, will be the guest speaker. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Washington-Wilkes Primary School Council will meet Monday, September 12, 12:15- 1:15 p.m.  .  The WORD Bible Study Class will begin its fall session Monday, September 19, 7 p.m., at 408B Lexington Avenue.  .  More...