November 3, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Big festivals, fundraisers fill this weekend in Washington-Wilkes

Washington and Wilkes County have a full weekend of activities this Saturday and Sunday, with two annual festivals and two big charitable events on the schedule.  More...

Trunks of Treats draws big crowds of young and old

First Baptist Church member Susan Pope oversees kids trying the nail-driving challenge, one of the many games and attractions set up for Sunday night’s “Trunks of Treats” outreach o More...

Fireplace fire damages Aonia Road home in Saturday night blaze

A fire in a fireplace that got out of control gutted most of an Aonia Road home Saturday night, but the residents escaped without injuries.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Set your clocks back Sunday

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday morning, November 6, and regular old Eastern Standard Time takes over for a few months. More...

Opinions

A Halloween snowstorm is still cold even without ghoulies and ghosties

I found myself entertained this past weekend watching folks in the Northeast struggle through a gigantic snowstorm on Halloween, but at the same time feeling some compassion for those poor Yankees who have lost power for days. More...

Cleopatra

By STACY SCHIFF

“Among the most famous women to have lived, Cleopatra VII ruled Egypt for 22 years.” Stacy Schiff begins this sparkling biography with those words. More...

Sewanee’s University of the South is a haven in Tennessee

SEWANEE, Tenn. — The notion of higher education always brings about feelings of sentimental warmth. More...

Obituaries

Jessie Willis

Funeral services for Jessie Willis, 92, of Washington were held Sunday, October 30, 2011, at the Reeves Chapel Baptist Church, Washington, with Pastor Michael Gresham officiating. More...

Wootten Anderson York

A memorial service for Wootten Anderson York, United States Army Retired, 67, of Pecan Grove Road, Wilkes County, were held Friday, October 28, 2011, at Beggs Funeral Home, Lincolnton, with Rev. David Inglett officiating. More...

Mildred H. Bufford

Funeral services for Mildred H. Bufford of Delhi Road, Tignall, were held Saturday, October 29, 2011, at Tabor Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Reviere, Rev. David Brown, and Rev. Tommy Darracott officiating. More...

Personalities

Next Tea and Learn to focus on healthy eating, managing stress

Wills Memorial Hospital will host a Tea and Learn on Healthy Eating and Managing Stress, taught by Jane Echols, RN and Hospital Chief Operating Officer (COO).  The session will be held on Wednesday, November 16th, at 2:30 in the hospital cafeter More...

Cary Austin Sanders marries Ryan Christopher Hefty Oct. 1

The rolling meadows of Springtide Farm, home of Mr. and Mrs. Preston Sanders in Washington, was a beautiful setting for the marriage of their daughter, Cary Austin, to Ryan Christopher Hefty, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hefty Jr. More...

Katrina Barnhart Bufford weds Daniel James McNair on October 1

Katrina Barnhart Bufford and Daniel James McNair of Statesboro exchanged wedding vows in an outdoor double-ring ceremony Saturday, October 1, at five o’clock in the afternoon at Beaver Creek Plantation in Twin City. Rev. More...

Burglary suspect ‘lucky to be alive’ after being caught by homeowners

An Atlanta burglary suspect is in jail after surviving being caught by armed homeowners twice in one night, Sheriff Mark Moore said.  More...

Vandals knock over Resthaven markers; Washington Police seeking information

Washington police are investigating a disturbing case of vandalism in Resthaven Cemetery last week.  Vandals knocked over ten gravestones and monuments on Thursday evening, WPD Investigator Philliph Perkins said, and the damage could have been d More...

October roundup of arrests shows DUI, drugs, property crimes most common

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

Seniors get into Halloween spirit

It was a full house at the Roy L. Burns Senior Center as dozens of seniors celebrated Halloween Monday with fun, food, and games. More...

Public input needed for Norman Street CBDG grant money

The City of Washington wants public input on what to do with grant money awarded to repair and replace homes on North Norman Street.  More...

News

Little Theater to produce Dickens’ ‘Christmas Carol’

The Washington Little Theater Company will be performing Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” at the Bolton Lunceford Theater December 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m. and in a matinee also December 3 at 2:30 p.m. More...

Roadshow spending this week here seeking collectibles

“There was buried treasure in the backyard just waiting to be dug up and the family knew it. So one day the granddaughter decided to excavate what her grandmother, an escapee from an oppressive Russian tsarist rule, put in the dirt years ago. More...

Print donated for museum display

Members of the Washington-Wilkes Chapter Sons of the American Revolution donated a registered print of the famous “American Legend” of General George Washington kneeling in prayer at Vall More...

Sports

Tigers fall short to Fighting Irish, must win against Twiggs

It was another disappointing night for the Washington-Wilkes Tigers who have not put two consecutive wins together since the middle of September. More...

HOW TO GET THERE

. Take the Greensboro Road (GA-44) west toward Tyrone for about 12 miles and turn left onto Georgia Highway 22 toward Crawfordville. More...

Optimists to sponsor ‘Hidden Gold Rush’ 5K this Saturday

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

Worship

Everyone is invited to church on FBC ‘Connect Day’ Nov. 13

First Baptist Church of Washington is hosting “Connect Day” on Sunday, November 13. The day is also High Attendance Day for Sunday School and everyone is invited to attend the football-themed event. Services will be at 8:30 a.m. More...

The pride of man versus the pride of God in the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Jesus questioned the Pharisees publicly as to their beliefs about the Messiah. More...

Ficklen Presbyterian is planning special service with Dr. G’Segner

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...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The "I'd Rather Be In Tignall" Fall Festival is set for Saturday, November 5, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., in Tignall. There will be free admission, live entertainment, door prizes, bingo, pet parade, and lots of food.  .  More...