October 11, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

We’re not in Kansas anymore,Toto

The Wizard of Oz comes to life in a group of well-made SquareCrows set up at the Mary Willis Library. More...

Whimsical, artistic, funny SquareCrows draw attention, shoppers to businesses

Visitors to nearly anywhere in Washington this weekend – and for the next month – will be greeted by dozens of whimsical, artistic, funny, and even slightly scary scarecrows, set in fall tableaux and decorated with signs, all part of the More...

Explore the night sky at astronomy village open house Oct. 19

The public is invited to explore the night sky at a special open house at the Deerlick Astronomy Village Friday night, October 19, from 6 to 11.  More...

Teachers compete for Teacher of the Year

The Washington-Wilkes Primary School’s Teacher of the Year, speechlanguage pathologist Beth Conard, is one of four Wilkes County teachers competing for the title of Wilkes County Teacher of the More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Mule Day traffic no longer a problem

I don’t like for this column to be just announcements. I like to call attention to some things going on in the community, just as a reminder. But this week the column is mostly announcements because I have not received any items from readers. More...

Opinions

A puppy once left at a Wilkes dumpster has given us thrills, spills, and much joy

Our shelter puppy, a big, goofy coonhound mix we call “E.S.,” has been with us for five fun months now and I thought you’d like an update on the Burke family’s adventures in adopting a puppy from the Washington- Wilkes Animal More...

Book Review

James Madison

Our fourth president has not gotten as much press recently as his predecessors. Historian and biographer Richard Brookhiser seeks to give him his “due” in this accessible, well-written book. More...

October is a wonderful month that should last longer

October should last longer. How nice it would be if it could be renewed. Make it endure, make those comfortable temperatures linger. Sweater weather. Leaves turning and throwing off inspirational scenes that we savor and keep.  More...

Obituaries

Willie Ollie Dunn

Funeral services for Willie Ollie Dunn, 80, were held Saturday, October 6, at New Springhill Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Reginald A. Hunter presiding. Interment followed with military honors in the church cemetery. More...

Tony Marcus Hammond

Funeral services for Tony Marcus Hammond, 69, of Tignall, were held Wednesday, October 10, at 5 p.m. in Mallorysville Baptist Church with Rev. Donnie Berry and Rev. Phil Campbell officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Ben Leigh Dyer

Ben Leigh Dyer, 65, of Mayfield, Kentucky, passed away Saturday, October 6, at his home after a lengthy illness.  The son of Ben and Barbara Dyer, formerly of Washington, he was a retired mortgage underwriter as well as a gifted writer and music More...

Personalities

Sandra Kathleen Ziegler to wed Jacob Richmond Turner Nov. 3

Kathi and David Ziegler of Roswell announce the engagement of their daughter, Sandra Kathleen, of Greensboro, N.C., to Jacob Richmond Turner, also of Greensboro, son of Pat and Willis Sherrer of Rayle and Connie and David Turner of Forsyth.  More...

Josephine Fite Filipiak celebrates first birthday with family and friends

Josephine Fite Filipiak, daughter of Kathryn and Reid Filipiak, celebrated her first birthday with several parties.  More...

‘Bucky Boo Boo’ and other beauties to compete in pageant on Saturday

Plans are being finalized for the Womanless Beauty Pageant scheduled for Saturday night, October 13, at 7 p.m. at the Washington-Wilkes Elementary School Cafeteria.  More...

Community is now working to restore water to Willisville homes where wells ran dry

Much of Willisville is out of water.  The Wilkes County neighborhood along Philomath Road out from Rayle is lined with neat cottages and carefully tended older homes -- homes of retirees from their 60s to their 90s -- and you’d never know More...

City council hears residents’ complaints over having to pay their high utility bills

During Monday night’s regular city council meeting, the Washington City Council discussed what to do about complaints of high electric bills and what to do with the old school site on Gordon Street.  More...

Parade, pep rally set for today as Homecoming events fill the week

Students at Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School are enjoying a week of special events leading up to the annual homecoming game against Greene County set for Friday.  More...

Kids can fly for free at airport Saturday; ‘Young Eagles’ give introductory flights

Dozens of kids and teens will get a taste of flight Saturday at the Washington-Wilkes Airport as volunteer pilots take them to the air for “Young Eagles” flights.  More...

Spirits speak in ‘Resthaven Revisited;’ historic local cemetery drama returns

If it’s Fall, somewhere the “spirits” will be rising. That’s what happened recently at Resthaven Cemetery as the Washington-Wilkes Little Theater reprised its production of “Resthaven Revisited.”  More...

News

Representative visits Rotary Club

State Representative Tom McCall told members of the Washington Rotary Club that the Georgia legislature did some “real good stuff” and some “real stupid stuff” during its 2012 More...

Early in-person voting begins Monday for general election

Early in-person voting for the November 6 general election begins Monday, October 15, at the Registrar’s office in Room 113 in the Wilkes County courthouse.  The period of in-person early voting runs through Friday, November 2, with Saturd More...

Director promotes library’s services

There are new, exciting programs coming to the Mary Willis Library this fall, says library director Lillie Crowe. Speaking last week to the Washington Kiwanis Club, Crowe described the new E-Book program the library is set to launch. More...

Letters

Letters To The Editor

Charter school amendment should be nixed

TO THE EDITOR:   Eleanor and I have always supported public schools because we believe education is the solution to many of society’s problems.  More...

Sports

Jefferson stuns Tigers 31-0; Greene game ‘big’ in many ways

There was nothing pretty and very little redeeming about it. The No. More...

W-W Middle School Tigers nearing end of 2012 season

MEMBERS OF THE WASHINGTON-WILKES MIDDLE SCHOOL TIGERS include Gabriel Mills (1), Quintavin Cullars (2), 3 Devin Owens (3), Gendashious Hogan (4), Kenneth Binns (6), Ethan Ramos (7), Zykier Hogan (8), Will Guin (10), Mardrez Jackson (11), Major Robins More...

Washington-Wilkes TIGER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

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Worship

Building a life on God’s chosen path of grace

As an individual goes along from day to day he is – consciously or not - constructing some kind of life. The obedient Christian deliberately builds his life on the solid foundation of the teachings of Jesus.  More...

First Methodist to host seminar for people experiencing divorce

DivorceCare, a special help seminar and support group for people experiencing divorce and separation, will be held on Sunday afternoons at First United Methodist Church beginning this Sunday, October 14, at 3:30 p.m.  More...

‘It’s been a year, why am I not better?’ grappling with meaning of life - Part 3

One of people’s favorite sayings, especially here in the south, is that “I will pray for you!” but after one year, so often they stop offering.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

New Saints C.M.E. Church will hold thenext Safety Net Advisory Program (SNAP) meeting on Saturday, October 20, at 11 a.m. More...