December 15, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Council renews package store license, but with conditions

The City of Washington held the annual hearings for renewal of distilled spirits pouring licenses and package licenses Monday night prior to the regular city council meeting. More...

Supervisor Janet Norman earns top award at Tignall’s Hollander Home Fashions plant

Janet Norman, Quality Supervisor at Hollander Home Fashion’s Tignall location, was named the LEO Award winner for 2011.  Norman recently traveled to the corporate office in Boca Raton, Florida, where she attended a celebration in her honor More...

Sorority donates for cancer equipment

To help in the fight against cancer in Wilkes County, the Eta Omicron Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi sorority recently made a $3,500 donation to Wills Memorial Hospital. More...

Saturday’s new Parade of Lights is a big hit, brings Christmas shopping crowds to town

Washington’s first-ever Christmas Parade of Lights came off Saturday with a large turnout and rave reviews as it coincided with both the Christmas Tour of Homes and the second Candlelight Shopping and Snowing on The Square events.  More...

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The Office Cat

Lunch at a pharmacy!?

I think that the Christmas Parade of Lights last Saturday night is the most spectacular event I have ever seen in Wilkes County. More...

Opinions

New Parade of Lights should become a well-loved Christmastime tradition

Saturday night’s big Parade of Lights was absolutely one of the neatest community events I’ve seen in a long time, and if you’re one of the handful of people in Wilkes County who wasn’t either in the parade or watching it, you More...

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Fire Season

By PHILLIP CONNORS

Ten years ago, Phillip Connors, a writer and editor in New York City, quit his job after deciding that he wanted to spend his summers in New Mexico’s Gila Wilderness. He became a fire tower watcher.  More...

Obituaries

Noah David Derrick

Memorial services celebrating the life of Noah David Derrick, 82, of Tignall will be held Saturday, December 17, 2011, at 2 p.m., at Independence United Methodist Church, Tignall, with Rev. Ben Walker and Rev. Kathy Morris officiating. More...

Colleen Willis Lett

Funeral services for Colleen Willis Lett, 78, were held Saturday, December 10, 2011, at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Rayle, with Rev. Charles E. Dean officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Gloria Gartrell Walton

Funeral services for Gloria Gartrell Walton, 60, were held Thursday, December 8, 2011, at Pole Branch Missionary Baptist Church, Tignall, with Rev. Nathaniel Kendrick officiating. Interment was in Black Rock AME Church Cemetery. More...

Personalities

Cornelia Johnson Circle meets for annual Christmas dinner

The Cornelia Johnson Circle of First United Methodist Church met at Southern Elegance on West Robert Toombs for its annual Christmas dinner on Tuesday evening, December 6.  More...

Sissy Murray shares holiday tips at WMH Tea and Learn

Sissy Murray, Wills Memorial Hospital Food Service Director, presented a most interesting and entertaining program at the WMH Tea and Learn Wednesday, December 7, in the hospital cafeteria.  Before moving to Washington, Mrs. More...

Hannah Grace Moon honored at fourth birthday party Nov. 19

Hannah Grace Moon, daughter of Karmen and John Moon, celebrated her fourth birthday with a party at her home on Saturday, November 19. More...

Apparent vandalism at site of Kettle Creek battle called ‘desecration’ of memorial

The Revolutionary War battlefield at Kettle Creek has been vandalized by an apparent artifact hunter over the weekend, and the Sons of the American Revolution say the vandalism is the same as desecrating Arlington Cemetery.  More...

County tax billing moving closer to returning to regular schedule

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners reported that the Tax Commissioner is seeking approval from the Georgia Department of Revenue for a temporary collection order which would allow Wilkes County taxpayers to pay their estimated property taxes be More...

Soup and Chili luncheon raises Relay for Life funds

Christmas Tour of Homes visitors and local residents alike flocked to the Washington Woman’s Club Saturday for the Soup and Chili Luncheon put on by organizers of the 2012 Wilkes County Relay f More...

Bi-Lo supermarket is celebrating ‘12 Days of Christmas’ this week

From now until Christmas Eve, Washington’s Bi-Lo Supermarket is celebrating the Twelve Days of Christmas with community performances, giveaways, and visits from Santa.  More...

Drug task force rounds up alleged dealers; undercover buys made over last two years

A multi-jurisdictional drug task force made a series of arrests Monday morning in and around Washington, putting nine individuals behind bars for selling marijuana or cocaine.  More...

Christmas shoe boxes for seniors close to another successful year

With the deadline approaching on Monday, it looks like the effort to give a Christmas gift shoe box to every senior in every elder care facility in Wilkes County will be successful again this year.  More...

News

Recognized for patriotism

Ricky Lindsey, owner, and Washington Ford, have been awarded a Sons of the American Revolution “Flag Certificate” by the Washington-Wilkes Chapter SAR. More...

W-W Future Business Leaders attend Georgia conference with 2,000 others

Nine members of the Washington- Wilkes Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America attended the Georgia FBLA Fall Leadership Conference in Athens last month. The conference was host to over 2,000 FBLA members from across the state of Georgia.  More...

Grant and donation to library will provide $1,350 in children’s books

The Mary Willis Library has been awarded a “Books for Children” grant from the Libri Foundation. More...

Sports

Mickens and Hackney will play as All-Stars in first CSRA Senior Bowl

Two Washington-Wilkes Tigers will be playing football one more time this Saturday as they participate in the inaugural CSRA Senior Bowl All- Star Game. More...

Lady Tigers stand at 3-2 in season’s early going

Five games into the 2011-2012 season and still warming up on non-region opponents, the Washington-Wilkes Lady Tiger basketball team is off to a good start with a record of 3-2.  More...

W-W All-Stars play in Arthur Green Football Classic

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department All- Star Team participated in the Arthur Green Football Classic hosted in Thomson on November 19 and 20.  There were two teams that participated in the tournament – the 10-year-olds an More...

Worship

Man’s place in God’s plan

Adam and Eve – man and woman – whom God loved and had created in his own image, disobeyed his will and, in their shame, hid from fellowship with Him. More...

‘God is With Us’ music program set at First Baptist December 18

The Senior Choir of the First Baptist Church of Washington will present “God Is With Us, a Festival of Carols and Classics” by Tom Fettke, on Sunday evening, December 18, at 6:30 p.m.  The program will be directed by Patricia B. More...

Booker Scholarship program set Dec. 25 at Mark’s Tabernacle

The Reese J. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Carter's Grove Baptist Church will present a Christmas play, "Jesus, the Light of the World," with a cast of 30 Biblical characters, custom-made decorative costumes, special music, singing and dancing. More...