October 6, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Star gazers spend a week in dark skies at astronomy camp

A group of more than 100 people spent last week in a field just beyond the Wilkes County line near Raytown, attracted from all over the southeast for one reason: it’s very, very dark at night. More...

Christmas ‘Parade of Lights’ set for Saturday evening, Dec. 10

Organizers are planning Washington’s annual Christmas parade to be bigger and better than ever.  “We’re planning a big Parade of Lights,” said Jenny Clarke, executive director of the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce. More...

Historic characters prepare for cemetery appearances

Cast members for “Resthaven Revisted” examine vintage clothing as they prepare their costumes for the original outdoor drama sponsored by the Washington Little Theater Company and the Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation which will be More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Pink flags are reminders

A ll of the pink flags around The Square and up and down Robert Toombs Avenue in downtown are to remind us that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  More...

Opinions

Considering men and their whiskers: beards a source of both pride, pain

There are few relationships more intimate than that of a man with his facial hair, and most guys agree it’s one of life’s burdens, while at the same time being a point of pride. More...

Political Cartoon

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Book Review

State of Wonder By ANN PATCHETT

Dr. Marina Singh is a pharmaceutical researcher. Her father was a graduate student from India, but she was reared by her mother in Minnesota, and she loves the cold climate.  More...

Obituaries

Albert Young

Graveside services for Albert Young, 90, of Washington were held Monday, October 3, 2011, in Rehoboth Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Steve Rayner officiating. He died September 30 in Wills Memorial Hospital, Washington. More...

Walter Marion Echols

Graveside services for Walter Marion Echols, 85, of Washington, were held Sunday, October 2, 2011, at Washington-Wilkes Memorial Gardens, Washington, with Dr. Bob Nash officiating. He died Thursday, September 29, at his home.  More...

William A. Johnson

Funeral services for William A. Johnson, 66, of Washington were held Friday, September 30, 2011, at Phillips Mill Baptist Church with Rev. Jamie Callaway officiating. Interment was in Washington-Wilkes Memorial Gardens. He died September 27.  More...

Personalities

Herbert, LaVerne Smith celebrate 60th wedding anniversary Oct. 3

Herbert and LaVerne Smith of Happy Hollow Road in Washington celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary, Monday, October 3.  The Smiths were married October 3, l951, at the home of his parents in Lithonia.  More...

Jenny Echols entertained at bridal shower, brunch

Jenny Echols, bride-elect of Jason Standard of Washington, was entertained at a brunch and miscellaneous bridal shower Saturday, September 10, in the fellowship hall of Rehoboth Baptist Church.  Hostesses for the festivities were the ladies of R More...

Brittney Leigh Edwards to wed Bernard Jason Callaway Dec. 10

Benjie and Donna Edwards of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittney Leigh, to Bernard Jason Callaway, son of Ricky and Penny Callaway of Washington.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Gene and Gail Lindsey of Union P More...

Weather expected to be perfect for Saturday’s Mule Day festival

More than ever before, Saturday’s Mule Day Southern Heritage Festival will be a full day of historic activities, demonstrations, and fun designed to appeal to all ages and backgrounds.  And the weather is going to be perfect.  More...

Homecoming activities lead up to parade, pep rally, ball game

Students and staff at Washington- Wilkes Comprehensive High School are busy this week with activities leading up to Homecoming this Friday.  More...

Wilkes Animal Shelter holds open house to show off ‘a tremendous new facility’

More than 150 visitors wandered through the newly rebuilt Wilkes County Animal Shelter Sunday afternoon at an open house for the new facility as Director Gloria Wheatley showed off the new facility to everyone who came.  More...

Law enforcement roundup sees arrests for drug sales, property theft, and DUI

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

‘Young Eagles’ flights for kids return Oct. 8 at W-W airport

Wilkes County kids will once again feel the joy of flight as volunteer pilots come to Washington- Wilkes Airport this Saturday. More...

Paving the way for the future of Wills

  Wesley and Eliza Pope place a brick at the new entrance of Wills Memorial Hospital in honor of their grandparents, Edward and Susan Pope. More...

News

Advance tickets now on sale

The popular annual Rotary Pancake Supper will be held on Friday, October 14, at the Washington-Wilkes Elementary School cafeteria beginning at 5 p.m. and tickets are now available. More...

Lights On set for October 20

The Wilkes County After-school Achiever’s Program is working hard to get ready for the Thursday, October 20, Lights On After-school program on The Square in Washington. More...

Report cards due October 12; Beta Club is selling ‘Boo-grams’

It seems this school year is flying by. The end of the nine-weeks is here and W-WMS students have been taking nine-weeks exams all week. Please look for report cards to go home with students on October 12. More...

Sports

Champs! Third straight region crown

Lady Tigers beat GMC for third 7-A title

On Wednesday, September 27, the Washington-Wilkes Lady Tigers beat GMC 8-2 to claim their third straight Region 7A championship. More...

Tigers take step backward in 38-14 loss to Wilkinson

Two steps forward and one step back.  More...

Region 7-A

SCHEDULES and SCORES

W.-WILKES 3-2 6 Thomson 53 19 Holy Inn. 37 33 Commerce 0 27 Oconee Co. 14 38 Wilkinson 14 10/7 Hancock 10/14 Lincoln 10/21 @ Warren 10/27 @ Aquinas 11/4 @ Twiggs   More...

Worship

County-wide music concert will feature all male voices

The County-wide Gospel Musical Male Concert is scheduled to be held on The Square in downtown Washington on Saturday, October 15, at 6 p.m.  More...

The covenant relationship between God and Man in the Gospel of Jesus

Read Mark 12:1-12. Jesus is telling a parable – a teaching story – about the way the Israelites rejected Him when he came as Messiah, and about the way the church today is failing to bring the world’s lost sinners back to God.  More...

FBC Bible Searchers class enjoys fellowship Friday, September 23

The Adult Bible Searchers of First Baptist Church enjoyed a class fellowship Friday evening, September 23, in the Mary Callaway Burton Fellowship Hall.  Members and guests dined on an assortment covered dish party foods and enjoyed several board More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The New Ford Baptist Church will have Men and Women’s Day on Sunday, October 23, 11:15 a.m.  .  The Sunday School Union Bible Bowl will meet at Mark’s Tabernacle Baptist Church, 1 p.m., October 29.  .  More...