December 22, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

W-WMS Beta Club organizes canned food drive

The Beta Club at Washington-Wilkes Middle School collected 1,927 food items early this month. The food will be donated to God’s Marketplace for distribution during the holiday season. More...

Local shopping sees seasonal boost with one weekend to go

Last-minute Christmas shoppers can still find gifts to buy without leaving town, as Washington merchants plan one more big snowy Friday night of markdowns before Christmas.  More...

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The Office Cat

Santa encourages early bedtime

The greatest story ever told is of the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ whose birthday we celebrate each year on December 25. More...

Opinions

Y’all pray for a real white Christmas here and end a half-century of disappointment

I t snowed in Washington on Christmas Day night last year, and if that can happen, it can happen again. Let this be our prayer, folks.  More...

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Monsoon

By ROBERT D. KAPLAN

“T he ‘Monsoon’ of which  More...

Worship

God’s greatest promise fulfilled

When Adam and Eve disobeyed God’s will and broke fellowship with Him in the Garden of Eden, He assured them that, although their sin would bring grave consequences for them and all their descendants, He would provide a means of salvation for al More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

New Ford Baptist Church will have Christmas Day Worship Service at 10 a.m. Sunday, December 25, rather than the normal 11:15 a.m. time. Plan on arriving early. . New Saints CME Church, Baltimore Road, will have a service on Christmas Day at 9 a.m. More...

Wilkes taxpayers will be allowed to pay taxes before end of 2011

Although the tax digest is not yet published and the millage rate not yet set, Wilkes County property owners may pay on their expected 2011 property taxes before the end of the calendar year if they like, Wilkes County Tax Commissioner Mary Hubbard s More...

Local churches plan holiday services celebrating Christmas and new year

After all the rushing and shopping of the Christmas season is done, local churches across Wilkes County are offering many opportunities to worship and take time to remember the reason for the season.  More...

Pilot International re-forming local chapter after hiatus; new members are invited to join

The volunteer service group Pilot International is re-forming the Washington-Wilkes chapter, and is welcoming new members to join.  Washington’s Pilot International chapter was active until just a few years ago, and now, with help from the More...

Christmas Tour attracts over 400 visitors during weekend filled with special events

Crowds filled Washington-Wilkes last weekend for the 2011 Christmas Tour of Homes, touring a selection of seasonally decorated homes and taking part in the weekend’s full slate of events.  More...

News

Special reindeer flight granted OK from Georgia agriculture officials

The Georgia Agriculture Commission has granted a special 24- hour permit for nine flying reindeer to visit Georgia on the evening of December 24 and in the early morning hours of December 25 and has received a certification from the applicant that th More...

W-WMS students of the month named

Washington-Wilkes Middle School Students of the Month are (front, l-r) Micailah Wells, Jose Olalde, Logan Moore, (back) Princess Springs, Walker Robinson, and Tiffany Smith. More...

November community blood drive nets total of 63 donors

The November Community Blood Drive sponsored by the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and Shepeard Community Blood Center received a total of 63 donations at its drives, according to a report from the Shepeard Community Blood Center.  Names of d More...

Obituaries

Richard Lee Whitener

Funeral services for Richard Lee Whitener, 70, of Wrightsboro Road, Thomson, were held Friday, December 16, 2011, at the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel in Thomson with Rev. Paul Reviere and Rev. Grant Cantrell officiating. More...

Personalities

Iris Garden Club celebrates at Christmas brunch December 13

Talk of the Town in Washington was the setting of the annual Iris Garden Club Christmas Brunch Tuesday, December 13.  President Jane Bundy greeted all the members and guest, Amelia Chafin, and offered the blessing. More...

Fitzpatrick celebrates grand re-opening

Fitzpatrick Hotel owners Christy and Mike Todd cut a ceremonial ribbon for the newly redecorated Washington hotel Tuesday, surrounded by Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce members and guests from More...

New Beginnings

Henry Rider Holmes   Lizzie and Justin Holmes of Macon announce the birth of their son, Henry Rider, on Thursday, December 15, at Coliseum Medical Centers in Macon. Rider weighed 7 lbs. 1 ½ ozs. and was 21 inches long.  More...