October 27, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Outdoor cemetery drama to revisit historic Resthaven’s most famous

This Saturday night, October 29, the outdoor cemetery drama “Resthaven Revisited” will be performed at Washington’s historic Resthaven Cemetery off Gordon Street.  More...

‘Tough Mudder’ challenge to bring thousands to Aonia Pass

Local planning is underway for what may be the largest event ever held at Aonia Pass Motocross Park: February’s Tough Mudder extreme obstacle run that is expected to draw more than 10,000 athletes to Washington-Wilkes for a weekend. More...

Tickets still available for roast of Blake Thompson Sat. Nov. 5

If Wilkes County Emergency Medical Service Director Blake Thompson has said or done anything foolish in his 38 years of service in EMS, it will be fodder for the speakers at a roast in his honor set for Saturday, November 5, at 6 p.m. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

‘This is it ... don’t get scared now’

I f you see lights moving around in Resthaven Cemetery Saturday night, don’t be alarmed. The ghosts are not arising early for Halloween. See below for the solution. . More...

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Political Cartoon

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Tough Mudder’s extreme challenge will test physical, mental toughness

A really great event is coming to Aonia Pass next February, and I wanted to tell everybody about it because it’s going to be a really big deal and will involve many local people.  More...

Book Review

Empire of Liberty By GORDON S. WOOD

Empire of Liberty is sub-titled “A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815.” It is part of The Oxford History of the United States, which certainly gives it a boost of prestige.  More...

Obituaries

Della Hilliard Murphy Ashmore

Funeral services for Della Hilliard Murphy Ashmore, 100, were held Saturday, October 22, 2011, at Hilliard Statioin Baptist Church with Rev. G.L. Avery officiating. The interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Welbon Avery Jr.

Funeral services for Welbon Avery Jr., 93, of Washington were held Saturday, October 22, 2011, at the White Rock Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. G.L. Avery officiating. He died October 15.  More...

Emily Sue Cofer

Funeral services for Emily Sue Cofer, 65, of Brunswick, were held Saturday, October 22, 2011, at Christian Renewal Church of Brunswick with Pastor Bill Ligon officiating. Interment was in Oglethorpe Memorial Gardens, St. Simons Island. More...

Personalities

Jenny Echols guest of honor at family shower October 1

Bride- elect Jenny Echols of Metasville was guest of honor at a family shower hosted by cousins, Annette Neal, Wendy Neal, Lynn Aycock, Leigh Aycock and Dianne Walton, all of Lincolnton, at the Neal home on Saturday, October 1.  More...

First Methodist members enjoy trip to North Georgia mountains

The Adult Ministries of First United Methodist Church sponsored a trip to the North Georgia mountains Thursday, October 19.  The wind and rainy day did not dampen the spirits of the travelers as they arrived in Ellijay at Burt’s Pumpkin Fa More...

Jayne Leyser honored at birthday dinner party at Rothman home

Jayne Leyser was honored on the occasion of her birthday at a seated dinner party at the home of hosts, her daughter, son-in-law and grandson, Maggie and Phil Rothman and Aaron Rothman, on Monday evening, October 17. More...

Wilkes County pilot Wootten York dies in small plane crash Saturday

Aviation authorities are investigating after a Wilkes County pilot died Saturday when his plane crashed in a wooded area near Rayle.  More...

First Saturday early voting sees more than 50 turn out

More than 50 voters turned out Saturday to cast their Washington municipal election ballots, marking the first time in the city’s history that voting has been conducted on the weekend.  More...

Scammers passing bogus checks; local businesses are theft targets

A new scam is making the round of Washington-Wilkes businesses, and one store manager wants to warn others.  Bi-Lo Washington manager David Wilder says that scammers will print payroll checks that resemble local businesses and try to pass them.& More...

Ford test drive event nets big contribution

  Washington Ford owner Ricky Lindsey presents a check for $4,340 to Washington-Wilkes Tiger Head Coach Robby Robinson, a donation earned by the athletic program through Ford’s Drive One 4 UR School program. More...

Bi-Lo Charities gives large donation to support Stephen’s House food pantry

A food pantry helping Wilkes County families get through hard times has been given a large donation by the Bi-Lo supermarket chain.  More...

News

W-WMS Students of the Month chosen

Washington-Wilkes Middle School Students of the Month are (front, l-r) John David Bailey, Bobby Heard, Zanila Booker, (back) Cole Howard, Ebony Tolbert, and Destiny Favors. More...

School bus drivers noted for dedicated service

There is a group of dedicated employees working for the Wilkes County School System who may go unrecognized and unappreciated. The bus drivers are a hard working bunch of people, dedicated to transporting children safely to and from school.  More...

Overnight field trip to Savannah in planning stages for 50 students

W-WMS is now in the second nine-weeks grading period. This second nine-weeks and first semester will end on December 16.  Several math teachers attended the Georgia Teachers of Mathematics Conference held recently at Rock Eagle.  More...

Sports

Tigers score more against Warren than all others combined

Warren County may be the worst 6-1 (now 6-2) team Coach Robby Robinson has seen but the Washington Wilkes Tigers are now without a doubt the best 4-4 team we’ve seen.  More...

Optimists to sponsor ‘Hidden Gold Rush’ 5K on November 5

The Washington Optimist Club is sponsoring its first “Historic Washington Hidden Gold Rush 5K Fun Walk and Run” set for November 5, 2011. More...

HOW TO GET THERE

. Take the Thomson Road (US-78/GA-10/GA-17) east toward Thomson for 19 miles and turn left onto Interstate 20 East. Go 24 miles and take the exit toward I-520 E (Bobby Jones Expressway). Keep right at the fork and merge onto I-520 E.  More...

Worship

The structure of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

(Mark 12: 28-34)

The Foundation of the gospel is God’s Son, our Savior. Without a foundation there can be no building. God gave us the Foundation when He sent Jesus into the world through Mary, a virgin woman, who conceived Jesus by the Holy Spirit of God. More...

Dr. G’Segner to speak at Ficklen Presbyterian service on November 6

Ficklen Presbyterian Church will have a special worship service followed by a pot-luck brunch on Sunday, November 6. The church is located at 4316 Sharon Road on Highway 47, Washington.  More...

Georgia Baptists will honor Beaverdam for 175 years of ministry

Beaverdam Baptist Church, Washington, has served Wilkes County and around the world through its ministries for 175 years, since March 18, 1836.  The Georgia Baptist Convention will recognize these years by presenting a plaque to the church at 3 More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Wilkes County Sunday School Union will convene with the Marks Tabernacle Baptist Church October 28- 30. Rev. LaRay Tillman will serve as host pastor and Albert Shank as host superintendent.  .  More...