November 24, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Soldiers lend a hand at Toombs House

On the neatly manicured lawn of the Robert Toombs House Historic Site, some 19 U.S. More...

Students in Washington-Wilkes schools collect over 3,500 cans for food pantry

Students in Washington-Wilkes schools have collected more than 3,500 cans of food to donate to God’s Marketplace food pantry in time to help make holiday meals – and everyday living – a little better for their neighbors who are in n More...

2011 Christmas Tour of Homes to feature Granade cabin, the oldest home in Wilkes

For the first time ever, the oldest home in Wilkes County will be one of the historic Washington-Wilkes homes open for the annual Christmas Tour and Dinner December 9-10, a weekend filled with holiday activities.  More...

‘Shoeboxes of Love’ for seniors still needs community’s help

Shoeboxes for Wilkes County seniors are starting to accumulate with just three more weeks to go.  “This is always a nervous time,” said organizer Margie Burke, “but thanks to all the church groups, individuals, and organization More...

A tree grows in the bricks

Brick mason Calvin Callaway rebuilds the back wall on an old North Jefferson Street building last week, having had to cut away a 20-foottall tree growing in between the three layers of brick in the o More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Can you pronounce ‘shillelagh’

These next few days will be the “calm before the storm.” Thanksgiving Day will be a time of fun with families and friends, eating turkey and all the things reminiscent of Thanksgiving Day dinner. More...

Opinions

Thanksgiving just goes with football even when Yankees curse The Bear

Thanksgiving is always connected heart and soul with football, especially if you’re from the South, so if you’ll indulge me, I’ll reminisce.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Cognitive Surplus

By CLAY SHIRKY

With all the gloom about failing memories and lack of intellectual activity, it is startling to see a book called Cognitive Surplus. One would assume that we had a deficit. More...

Obituaries

Peggy Joyce Ware

Funeral services for Peggy Joyce Ware of Boyd Road, Tignall, were held Friday November 18, 2011, at the Independence United Methodist Church, Tignall. Interment was in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington. More...

Louis Eugene Johnson

Funeral services for Louis Eugene Johnson, 70, of Washington were held Saturday, November 19, 2011, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with Rev. James McIver officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Charles Crumbley

A memorial service for Charles Crumbley, of Lincolnton was held Saturday, November 19, 2011, in the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel, Lincolnton, with Rev. Terry Bonds officiating. More...

Personalities

April Smith Wheatley honored at baby shower November 12

April Smith Wheatley was honored with a baby shower on Saturday afternoon, November 12, at the home of Don and Tricia Bridges on Newtown Road. Hostesses with Mrs. Bridges were Kristin Stevens, Andie Bridges and Donna Hardy.  Mrs. More...

Emily Jean Martin and James Blanchard Norman exchange marriage vows on Saturday, October 22

Emily Jean Martin of Washington and James Blanchard Norman of Lincolnton exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful double-ring ceremony Saturday, October 22, at half past five o’clock in the evening at Hephzibah Baptist Church in Lincolnton. Rev. More...

New Beginnings

Rylee Savannah Dobbs   Josh and Julie Dobbs of Washington announce the birth of their daughter, Rylee Savannah, on Thursday, November 3, at Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens. Rylee weighed 6 lbs. 5 ozs. and was 20 inches long.  More...

State lawmakers expected to push T-SPLOST at Legislative Breakfast

Can people in Washington-Wilkes expect good news or bad news from next year’s Georgia legislative session? More...

Excitement building for new Christmas Parade of Lights

Organizers for Washington’s 2011 Christmas Parade of Lights, set for Saturday, December 10, are getting ready for the biggest Christmas parade in years.  More...

Holiday predictions say it’s going to snow each Friday night thru Dec.

After the kickoff Tuesday night of downtown Washington’s Snowing on The Square, the weatherman is predicting snow to return to The Square every Friday night in December.  More...

Angel Tree angels are ready for sponsors

Admiring the angels on the Angel Tree, (l-r) Alice Lindsey, Lisa Isham, and Shelley Warrenfells get ready for the annual community Angel Tree program as angels became available for sponsors November More...

Hundreds line up for energy assistance

Some 250 people lined up Thursday morning at the Third Shiloh Center to get help paying their utility bills, prompting City of Washington event organizers to get crowd control help from Washington Po More...

Toombs House Christmas celebration to include direct descendant of Toombs

A descendant of General Robert Toombs will be among the historic re-enactors entertaining company Saturday, December 10, at the Robert Toombs House Historic Site in Washington.  “Toombs Lewis of Watkinsville, a direct descendant of the Gen More...

Deadline approaches for applications for grazing, livestock loss assistance

Eligible ranchers and livestock producers who had livestock losses or grazing losses during the 2011 crop year are reminded that the deadline for applying for benefits under the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) and the Emergency Assistance for More...

News

Fourth-grade inventors exhibit products made in DELTA class

Students in the fourth grade DELTA class at Washington-Wilkes Elementary School hosted an “Invention Convention” for their parents and grandparents on November 4. More...

Annual Episcopal bazaar, luncheon set for Sat., Dec. 3

The Episcopal Church of the Mediator will have its annual Bazaar and Luncheon in the Parish House on Saturday, December 3.  The Country Kitchen will open at 10:30 a.m., with lunch following at 11:30.  More...

Benefits of Scouting are numerous

Anand Suthar (left), District Executive for the Georgia-Carolina Council of the Boy Scouts of America, has been involved in scouting since he was four years old and told the Washington Rotary Club of More...

Letters

Kindness reflects Washington’s hometown feel

TO THE EDITOR:   My husband and I have spent time in Washington, Georgia, for the past several years. We have always enjoyed the friendly people and the hometown feel.  More...

Sports

Washington-Wilkes Tiger Boys and Girls

2011-2012 Basketball Schedule

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Josh Dorminy is on All-District team at Shorter University

Josh Dorminy, an offensive lineman at Shorter University in Rome, Georgia, was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Capital One Academic All- District Football team. More...

Georgia Class A 2011 Playoff Brackets

Nov. 11-12 Nov. 18-19 Nov. 25-26 Dec. 2-3 Dec. 10 Savannah Christian at the Sav. Chr. More...

Worship

God’s timeclock of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Genesis 2:1-2 says, “Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. More...

Pre-K kids at First Baptist Church hear pastor’s telling of Bible story

On the first Wednesday of each month, the Washington First Baptist Church Pre-K has “chapel” in the church sanctuary during which the pupils spend time in special Bible learning. More...

‘Inspirations’ to perform at Pope Center Saturday

“The Inspirations,” a well-known group of singers in the Southern Gospel Music field, will appear in concert at the Pope Conference Center, 48 Lexington Avenue, Washington, on Saturday, November 26, at 7 p.m.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Space is available in the 7 p.m. Yoga class at the Church of the Mediator’s Parish House. The class meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday evenings. Instead of a fee, participants are asked to bring donations for the Stephens House Food Pantry. More...