December 1, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Tickets still available for Tuesday, Dec. 6, Legislative Breakfast

Next Tuesday, members of Wilkes County’s legislative delegation will be in Washington for the annual Wilkes County Legislative Breakfast to describe the General Assembly’s challenges in the upcoming year and answer questions from the publ More...

A Christmas Carol opens on stage this weekend

A large and talented cast of actors and crew members have been rehearsing for weeks to perfect this weekend’s Washington Little Theater production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. More...

Christmas tree care

It seems like every year Christmas decorations go up even earlier than they did the year before. More...

‘A Christmas Carol’ is a classic story of a man’s life, love, loss, and redemption

“Christmas, a humbug? Why, you don’t mean it, Uncle!”  More...

Elementary artists’ works will be on display

Young elementary school artists (l-r:) Peyton Moyer, Deondre Lester, Lacy Turner, Makenzie Gartrell, Makayla Gartrell, Laney Thornton, Precious Bolton, along with art teacher Melanie Stokes, show off More...

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The Office Cat

Internationals visit downtown

December is going to be an interesting, busy, and joyful month. Read on to find out some of the options this weekend.  .  More...

Opinions

Would it be wrong to toss the turkey for smoked pork ribs at Thanksgiving?

A m I being un-American to be a little tired of turkey at this point?  I’m sure I’m not the only person who, at some time this past weekend, stared at Thanksgiving’s dwindling turkey-based leftovers with less and less enthusias More...

The Hare with Amber Eyes

By EDMUND de WAAL

Edmund de Waal is a distinguished potter who is a Professor of Ceramics at the University of Westminster. In The Hare with Amber Eyes, he looks back at his family’s history. It is no ordinary family. More...

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Worship

Annual Episcopal bazaar, luncheon set for Sat., 11:30

The Episcopal Church Women of the Church of the Mediator will be serving their traditional luncheon Saturday, December 3, at 11:30 a.m. More...

Mulberry youth will present two dramas December 10, 6 p.m.

Mulberry Baptist Church’s Youth Drama Team will present two dramas – “The Best Gift” and “Heaven or Hell, the Choice is Yours” – on Saturday, December 10, at 6 p.m.  The dramas will be presented at the M More...

God’s alarm clock announces the fulfillment of the Gospel

In the beginning of time, God wound his clock and set the alarm to go off only when the Gospel is fulfilled. That clock has been running all these years and has already used up all the morning hours. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Dr. Stan Coe will direct five performances of “A Christmas Carol” at the Bolton Lunceford Playhouse in December. Performances are set for December 2-3 and 9-10, at 7:30 p.m. More...

BOE delays temporary millage rate; information on ’11 tax digest needed

The Wilkes County Board of Education delayed approving a temporary millage rate for vehicle tags and mobile homes in last Monday night’s regular meeting, agreeing that they need more information.  More...

Snow, drama,Tignall parade this weekend kick off big Washington-Wilkes Christmas

It's the first of December and more Christmas activities are beginning to pack the Washington-Wilkes events calendar. More...

Troopers, USMC team up for area’s official ‘Toys for Tots’ charity drive

Washington-based Georgia State Patrol troopers are working with a U.S. Marine Corps Reserve unit to hold the area’s official “Toys for Tots” collection for Wilkes County children.  More...

Wilkes Salvation Army still needs bell-ringers, more kettle donations

More than ever before, the Wilkes County unit of the Salvation Army needs local bell-ringers and donations this holiday season to help meet the ever-growing needs.  Last year, the charity helped 253 local individuals with the funds donated in th More...

Driving under the influence tops roundup of November’s arrests in Wilkes County

Drug sales, property crimes, and a high number of DUI arrests lead the roundup of November law enforcement activity in Wilkes County. The following arrest reports are provided by local law enforcement officials. More...

Tickets still available for next weekend’s Christmas Tour of Homes and Dinner

Tickets are still available for next weekend’s annual Christmas Tour and Dinner, part of an entire weekend filled with holiday activities.  More...

News

Local support appreciated

Louise McClearen received a Certificate of Appreciation for her support and volunteer time to the Washington-Wilkes Chapter Sons of the American Revolution. More...

Broun’s ‘Congress on the Square’ will send representatives Dec. 15

U.S. Representative Paul Broun has announced that he will hold “Congress on the Square” in two local communities. Members of Congressman Broun’s staff will set up mobile offices next month in both Wilkes and Lincoln counties.  More...

Eighth graders say Post’s story got it wrong

Pam Hall’s eighth-grade class at Washington-Wilkes Middle School took issue with the recent story in The Washington (D.C.) Post which reported on the mayoral election held in Washington, Georgi More...

Obituaries

Josephine Andrews Bird

Graveside services for Josephine Andrews Bird, 91, of Crawfordville were held Friday, November 25, 2011, in the Crawfordville Cemetery. She died Tuesday, November 22, 2011, at Athens Regional Hospital, Athens.  More...

Raymond Carter

Funeral services for Raymond Carter, 81, of the Metasville community in Wilkes County, were held Sunday, November 27, 2011, in Rehoboth Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Rayner officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Helen Irene Taylor Wood

Graveside services for Helen Irene Taylor Wood, 53, of Tignall were held Wednesday, November 16, 2011, in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington, with Rev. W.C. Bentley officiating. More...

Personalities

Jenny Reville entertained at baby shower October 29

Jenny Reville was entertained at a baby shower on Saturday, October 29, at the home of Niki Bailey on Poplar Drive. More...

Keely Stewart celebrates first birthday Nov. 19

Keely Stewart, daughter of Katie Stewart of Washington, celebrated her first birthday with a pink farm theme party at her home on Saturday, November 19.  Guests arrived at 3 p.m. More...

New Beginnings

Myla Marie Newberry Grif and Jessica Newberry of Washington announce the birth of their daughter, Myla Marie, on Tuesday, November 22, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens. Myla weighed 7lbs 8oz. and was 20” long. More...