September 22, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Historic cemetery drama ‘Resthaven Revisited’ is set to bring local history to life

The Washington Little Theater Company and the Washington- Wilkes Historical Foundation have collaborated to develop an outdoor cemetery drama entitled “Resthaven Revisted.” Performed onsite at historic Resthaven Cemetery on Gordon Street, More...

Arts foundation funds school art programs

Debbie Wells, president of Washington Wilkes Arts Foundation, presents a check to Melanie Stokes, K-8 art teacher for Wilkes County schools, to fund the entire art program for the school system. More...

Sylvia Lee Walker gets regional recognition for her singing talents

Sylvia Lee Walker, Wilkes County’s 12-year-old country and gospel music singer, continues to participate in various shows and festivals, winning special recognition.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Beagle chases some squirrels

Gene and Joann Pollock were delayed in that monstrous traffic jam caused by a pile-up of cars on I-20 near Augusta Thursday night. More...

Opinions

Our long terrible summer has ended, and fall makes you feel good all over

A ll of a sudden fall is here and I approve with all my heart.  I can’t help being awed by the perfect timing of the seasons. More...

Moby Duck

By DONOVAN HOHN

Perhaps you have heard of the Great North Pacific Garbage Patch? Donovan Hohn, in his engaging prologue to Moby Duck, says that he had not when he began research for this book.  More...

There’s nothing like the joys of quail hunting in Thomasville

THOMASVILLE – A quick trip to this most hospitable of communities allowed for a visit with friends, which brought about recall of a different day and a treasured friendship.  More...

Sports

New confidence ignites Tigers to burn Commerce 33-0

How sweet it is!  “The Great One,” Jackie Gleason, made those words famous in the entertainment world but they were never more appropriate than they were as the Washington-Wilkes Tigers showed up and dominated Commerce to take their More...

Schedule notes

. The W-W Middle School Tiger football team beat Wrens last week 14-0 and will travel to Thomson for a game this Thursday, September 22.  . More...

HOW TO GET THERE

. Go to Athens via Highway 78 W and take Athens South Bypass ( US- 78 W/ GA- 10 Loop W/US-129 S/US-441 S) via the ramp by turning left just past the overpass. Go 3.6 miles and exit onto GA-15 S/US-129 S/US-441 S at the Timothy Road interchange.  More...

Personalities

Dr. Arora conducts monthly cardiology clinic at WMH’s Specialty Center

Dr. Vishal Arora is an interventional cardiologist and vascular medicine specialist at MCG. Dr. More...

Amy Marguerite Simpson weds Thomas Keeley Owen Sept. 10

Amy Marguerite Simpson of Clarence, Mo., and Thomas Keeley Owen of Fayetteville were united in marriage Saturday, September 10, in the historic setting of Hawkin Home in Webster Groves, Mo., near St. Louis. Rev. More...

Megan Jane Wheatley, Brandon Clark Compton exchange wedding vows Saturday, August 20

Megan Jane Wheatley and Brandon Clark Compton of Athens exchanged wedding vows Saturday, August 20, at five o’clock in the afternoon at St. James United Methodist Church in Athens. Rev. More...

PDA takes steps toward new Athens Tech site at academy

The Wilkes County Payroll Development Authority (PDA) has taken the first steps toward a new workforce development center housed at the old Wilkes Academy.  More...

Crafters still needed to display at Southern Heritage Festival

There are still spots available for crafters to display and sell at October’s Mule Day Southern Heritage Festival.  More...

Rayle brush fire grows to destroy trailer; caution urged during drought conditions

A mobile home and two sheds near Rayle were destroyed by fire last Wednesday when a trash fire apparently spread to the property next door.  More...

City offers rebates for energy-efficient home improvements

The City of Washington has agreed to pay rebates as much as $2,500 for qualified low-income homeowners to purchase energy-saving home appliances and other improvements.  More...

USDA disaster program can help some farms even if farmer doesn’t have disaster insurance

Wilkes County farmers and ranchers hard hit by the ongoing drought may have help available from a USDA disaster insurance program – even if they didn’t buy the crop insurance.  More...

News

Delivers program on ethics

Preston Sanders (left) told the Washington Rotary Club that a person’s ethical behavior is somehow connected to his wholeness and overall wellness. More...

Safari in Botswana to be topic for Friends of Library Oct. 13

Karen Stubbs will present a special pictorial program on her safari adventure in Botswana at the next The Friends of the Mary Willis Library meeting at the library on Thursday, October 13, at 3 p.m.  More...

CS Travel Association to meet at Callaway; Montgomery to speak

Members of the Classic South Travel Association will meet in Washington at 10 a.m. More...

Letters

City Council sets utility rates, not MEAG

TO THE EDITOR:   More...

The time is now if we hope to turn this ship around

TO THE EDITOR:   So another 9/11 has come and gone and now it’s been 10 years since the disaster of the twin towers. What have we learned? More...

Pope’s Chapel plans annual homecoming Sunday, October 2

Church pews are being polished and floors are being shined in preparation for Pope’s Chapel United Methodist Church’s 55th annual homecoming on Sunday, October 2.  More...

Obituaries

Georgia Ann Strother Saggus

Graveside services for Georgia Ann Strother Saggus, 75, of Washington were held Thursday, September 15, 2011, at the Rehoboth Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Albert Huyck and Rev. Steve Rayner officiating. More...

Hazel Arnett Kirkland

Funeral services for Hazel Arnett Kirkland, 87, of Lincolnton, Gerorgia, were held Thursday, September 15, at Loco Baptist CHurch with Rev. Ficklen Guin officiating. She died Tuesday, September 13. More...

Worship

Communication, patience, and prayer can help couples grieving a shared loss

For richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, that is tough to do.  Nowhere does it say that living the marriage vows will be easy. The hardest part is the communicating, especially when you are hurting and grieving.  More...

The expected fruit of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

The enemy of the gospel of Jesus Christ is our love for material possessions, a weakness that the devil puts into our hearts and minds. We are a part of the world we live in. More...

The ‘Word’ Bible class sets Outreach Tent Service Sat.

The “Word” Bible Study Class will hold its 15th annual Outreach Tent Service Saturday, September 24, at 11 a.m. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Washington-Wilkes High School Class of 1996 will have its 15-year reunion Saturday, September 24, at the Pope Center on Lexington Avenue. Contact Fulani Doughty at 706-678-2337 for more information.  .  More...