December 29, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

McCormick, S.C., man killed Monday in Lincolnton Road rollover accident

A McCormick, S.C., man was killed Monday afternoon when his pickup truck left the Lincolnton Road and flipped several times.  Georgia State Patrol Trooper Brent Marxsen said that James Donnell Brown, 63, was heading east on Highway 378 in his re More...

Ruffin Flag helps the homebound at Christmas

Ruffin Flag President Soren Dresch (right), Joe Harris, director of Washington Area Faith in Action, and Rick LeBlanc (center) get food ready for the second annual outreach to the homebound residents More...

Wills Memorial Foundation thanks hospital dietary staff

The Wills Memorial Hospital Foundation presented Bi-Lo gift certificates recently to members of the hospital’s dietary staff in recognition of the meals prepared for the Foundation directors&rs More...

Social Security Administration says to think about your retirement early

With the new year, many people put together lists of goals and resolutions. The Social Security Administration is offering the following new year’s resolutions that you may find worth keeping.  More...

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Energetic toddler is always ‘on’

I rode to Macon one evening before Christmas with a threeyear old, her mother, and her grandmother. More...

Opinions

New Year’s resolutions are better made, kept when they look backward rather than forward

If there’s one thing this world doesn’t need right now, it’s another column about New Year’s resolutions. We make ‘em, we break ‘em, life goes on.  More...

Pirates of Barbary

By ADRIAN TINNISWOOD

Because of the activities of the Somali “pirates,” we are very aware of corsairs and captivity, as reflected in the subtitle of Pirates of Barbary. More...

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Worship

Members of Adult Bible Searchers Class enjoy Christmas tea Dec. 15

Members of the Adult Bible Searchers Class at First Baptist Church held a Christmas tea on Thursday afternoon, December 15. More...

Man’s journey to God’s promise for mankind

God sent Jesus to redeem us from our sins and restore our fellowship with Him. What is our part in the restoration process? Read Matthew 2:1- 12 and see what we have to do.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Wilkes Transit and the Roy L. Burns Senior Center will be closed December 26 through January 2. The center will re-open January 3.  .  More...

A World of Best Wishes at the New Year

Whether you look at this occasion as an end or a beginning, we hope that all the days to come bring you lots of health, prosperity, and glad tidings, too. Happy New Year and many thanks to all our good friends everywhere.   More...

School board discusses possible options for Tiger sports teams to leave the GSHA

With the Tiger sports teams facing reclassification to AA, the Washington Wilkes Comprehensive High School principal and athletic director told the Wilkes County school board that they, along with many other Georgia schools, are looking at options th More...

Public hearings are set on proposed county property tax increase

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioner has scheduled three public hearings on the proposed tax increase for the 2011 tax year.  The commissioners tentatively adopted a millage rate which will require an increase in property taxes by 8.67 percen More...

Headlines chronicle year’s events

January 6, 2011 – Salvation Army Kettle Drive successful, but hard times mean more needs ... Community leaders, STAR Student to be honored at Chamber dinner ... Teen survives texting wreck ... More...

Use the hospital’s new front door on Hospital Drive for all services

Wills Memorial Hospital is encouraging the public to begin using the new front entrance on Hospital Drive to get to all patient care areas.  More...

Wilkes Coyote Club to hold tournament January 6 to reduce predatory population

In its ongoing effort to stop coyotes from killing cats, dogs, deer and livestock all over Wilkes County, the Wilkes Coyote Club is holding a tournament next weekend.  More...

News

SAR enjoys Christmas music

The Washington-Wilkes Chapter Sons of the American Revolution celebrated Christmas with an outstanding musical presentation on December 15. Carol L. More...

Be careful and remember the law when celebrating with fireworks

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph T. Hudgens and the Georgia State Fire Marshal urge parents to protect their children (and themselves) from the dangers of fireworks during the New Year’s holiday.  More...

History comes alive at museum

  For some Wilkes County children on Christmas break, history came to life on a visit to the Washington Historical Museum. More...

Letters

Many were helpful during Christmas at Callaway

TO THE EDITOR:   Christmas 2011 at Callaway Plantation.  More...

Obituaries

Carrie Belle Beckworth Broome

Graveside services for Carrie Belle Beckworth Broome, 89, of Washington, were held Saturday, December 17, 2011, in the Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Richard Broom officiating. More...

Gladys Flourney Zellars

Funeral services for Gladys Flourney Zellars, 89, of Washington were held Thursday, December 22, 2011, at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Lacy officiating. Interment was at Zoah Church Cemetery. More...

Alzie Mae Sherrer Steaple

Funeral services for Alzie Mae Sherrer Steaple, 84, were held Monday, December 19, 2011, at New Springhill Baptist Church, Philomath, with Rev. Reginald A. Hunter officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Personalities

Jason Chapman receives master’s degree in Ag Leadership Dec. 16

Jason Steven Chapman graduated from the University of Georgia with a graduate degree from the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CAES) on Friday, December 16, at 1 p.m. More...

Presbyterian Circle 3 meets for Christmas Luncheon December 19

Circle 3 of Washington Presbyterian Church Women met at noon on Monday, Dec 19, at the home of Nita Latimer for the circle’s annual Christmas Luncheon.  The delicious luncheon was enjoyed by the six members present, Jackie Gale, Mary Harri More...

Jenny Maria Echols and Jason Grant Standard exchange wedding vows Saturday, November 19

Jenny Maria Echols and Jason Grant Standard, both of Washington, exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful double-ring ceremony Saturday, November 19, at five o’clock in the afternoon at Rehoboth Baptist Church in Washington. Rev. More...