November 1, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

They’ve voted, have you?

JumpStart home parent educators Brittany Harrison and Shavarr Turner meet up with parent volunteer Mary Gladmon and JumpStart parents Janetta Norman and Shaquita Lockhart to cast their early vote in More...

‘I’d Rather Be in Tignall’ Festival Nov. 10 to celebrate North Wilkes for 12th year

Next Saturday, November 10, crowds will again flock to North Wilkes for the 12th annual “I’d Rather be in Tignall” Festival, a combination country festival and an area reunion popular with locals who have moved away.  The festi More...

Assaults, drunk driving are top offenses in October roundup of Wilkes Co. arrests

The following arrests in the October roundup of the latest law enforcement action in Wilkes County are taken from the limited information in arrest reports provided by local law enforcement officials, and no arrests are left out. More...

Entry deadline nears for groups, churches to enter Dec. 8 Christmas Parade of Lights

The November 17 deadline is rapidly approaching for entries for the Washington-Wilkes Christmas Parade of Lights set for December 8.  More...

Voting for the first time at 94

Standing before photos of her many grandchildren, Washington Manor resident Jeannette Ouzts says she is pleased that she cast her first ballot as a voter last week at the age of 94. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Don’t forget to set your clocks BACK

The wind is blowing “90-milesan hour” and the pecans are falling like heavy rain. More...

Opinions

Real ghosties scare off trick-or-treaters in the spooky woods of Green’s Grove Circle

A gain it’s time for the loneliest night of the year in our little hollow of Green’s Grove -- Halloween.  We’ve never gotten a single trickor treater, and I don’t much blame them. More...

Book Review

Below Stairs

Somehow, between Upstairs, Downstairs and Downton Abbey, the American public has become enamored of the life of the servant class in England in the early years of the 20th century. Below Stairs was first published in 1968.  More...

Greensboro’s visitors enjoy famous buttermilk cake

GREENSBORO – Recently, I did something different when I arrived in this laid back town, which was named for Nathanael Greene, the revolutionary war general who heroically defeated the British Sept. 8, 1781 in South Carolina. More...

Obituaries

James A. Hogan Shawn Demetric Doughty

Memorial services for James A. “Tony” Hogan, 64, will be held Saturday, November 3, at 1 p.m. at Mount Zion United Methodist Church in Washington. He died Friday, October 26, at his home.  More...

Annette Daniell Rowe

Funeral services for Annette Daniell Rowe, 90, were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 18, at Cadwell Baptist Church in Cadwell, Georgia, with interment following at Rentz Cemetery with Dr. Al Haywood officiating. She died Monday, October 15.  More...

James Edward Deason

Funeral services for James Edward “Jimmy” Deason, 77, of Lincolnton were held on Tuesday, October 30, at 3 p.m. at Lincolnton Baptist Church with Revs. Dan Rosser and Ficklen Guin officiating. More...

Personalities

Megan Alicia White to wed Mickey Joe Williamson Jr.

Duane and Debbie White of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Alicia, of Thomson to Mickey Joe Williamson Jr. More...

Ashley Tia Hanson marries Antwain Vanquez Bass Oct. 20

Ashley Tia Hanson and Antwain Vanquez Bass of Washington exchanged wedding vows in a lovely double-ring ceremony Saturday, October 20, at three o’clock in the afternoon at Called to Worship International Church in Thomson. Rev. More...

First Methodist students celebrate fall

Celebrating fall with their decorated pumpkins and colorful pumpkin pictures are First United Methodist Church Pre-Kindergarten students (standing from left) Danilyn Wright, Savannah Lager, Nathaniel More...

Heavy Wilkes turnout for early voting shows strong interest in 2012 election

A quarter of Wilkes County voters have already turned out to vote early for the November 6 presidential election, with more than 130 casting their ballots during early in-person voting at the courthouse Saturday.  More...

It’s time to check smoke alarms too

Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging Georgians to change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they change their clocks back to standard time this Sunday.  More...

Hurricane Sandy’s winds pass through Georgia, bringing down big trees and fanning brush fires

Wilkes County got a brush of weather from Hurricane Sandy as it passed to the east and northeast, bringing strong winds, fallen trees, and brush fires through the day Monday and into Tuesday.  More...

Mastering the art of the jack-o’-lantern

Wilkes 4-H members (l-r) Brittany Byrd, Evan Harper, and Mark Bryngelson get deep into carving pumpkins, making them into jack-o’-lanterns in a carving contest to see who can carve the scariest More...

Pulling for Cancer Relief Fund

Chuck Denard, his truck covered with pink cancer support pledges, takes a pull down the track to raise funds for the Wilkes County Cancer Relief Fund. More...

‘Operation Love in a Shoebox’ will bring Christmas joy for eighth year

For the eighth year, “Operation Love and Care in a Shoebox” will be collecting Christmas gift boxes with the goal of personally presenting one to every senior in every elder care facility in Wilkes County.  More...

News

Advance tickets now on sale

The popular annual Rotary Pancake Supper will be held on Friday, November 9, at the Washington-Wilkes Elementary School cafeteria beginning at 5 p.m. and tickets are now available. More...

Recreation fees to be waived during Veterans Day weekend

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District will waive REDday-use fees for veterans, active HOTand reserve component service DEALmembers, andBUYONE,their familiesGET at  ONE FREE.  More...

W-W’s Kohen Wolfe is member of Watson-Brown Junior Board

The Watson-Brown Foundation has announced members of its 2012-2013 Junior Board – Thomson Chapter. More...

Letters

To the Editor

FBC’s 5k race grateful for supporters

On behalf of The First Baptist Church of Washington, we would like to sincerely thank those who helped make The First Annual Jason Chapman 5K/1 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk such a huge success.  More...

Sports

Tigers prepare for Patriots to secure playoff berth

Sitting pretty at 7-1 overall and 5-1 in Region 8-AA, the Washington Wilkes Tigers are comfortably seated in second place and virtually assured of a finish in that position with the opportunity to host a playoff game. More...

Jackets celebrate season’s end

Members of the Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation flag football Yellow Jackets who enjoyed an end-of-season party at Pizza Hut included (front, l-r) Zion Porter, Bryson Porter, Drevioun Davis, (b More...

Region 8-AA Standings

Region Overall Record Record Jefferson 5-0 7-1 Washington-Wilkes 4-1 7-1 Rabun County 3-2 5-3 Greene County 3-2 3-5 Union County 2-3 5-3 More...

Worship

Jesus praises the forerunner of God’s chosen path of grace

John the Baptist was in prison, at the end of his ministry. When John’s disciples brought him word of the miracles Jesus was performing, it convinced him that Jesus was indeed the Messiah.  More...

Be caring, listening, and helpful when offering support to one who is grieving

A friend or a family member is grieving. A co-worker or neighbor has gone though the loss of a loved one. You wonder what you will say at the wake or the funeral, at work, when you see them in church or run into them at the supermarket. More...

Fall services will be held Nov. 11-13 at Washington Presbyterian Church

The Washington Presbyterian Church will hold fall services November 11-13, and will be open for the public to attend. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The annual Rotary Pancake Supper will be held Friday, November 9, 5-7:30 p.m., at the W-W Elementary School Cafeteria. Tickets are $7 and are available from members or at the door.  .  More...