November 8, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Gee’s Bend quilts and quilters a big hit at annual Fall ArtFest, local classrooms

The Washington-Wilkes arts community welcomed the Gee’s Bend quilters and other artists to the 2012 Fall ArtFest, filling The Square and the Fitzpatrick Hotel with artwork and taking artists and their works into local schools.  More...

WPD’s ‘Gifts for Children’ campaign needs info by Dec. 7

The Washington Police Department will again sponsor its annual “Gifts for Children” campaign this Christmas.  More...

Retired Navy chief Charles Henderson set to speak at Veterans’ Day worship service

On Sunday, November 11, the CSRA Ministerial Alliance of Wilkes County will host its annual Veterans Day Worship Service at the Third Shiloh Mission Center at 219 McLendon Street, at 4 p.m., with Rev Charles E. More...

Seniors celebrate Halloween at Burns Senior Center

A full house observed Halloween last Wednesday at the Roy L. More...

Schedule (and other) Notes

. In addition to being Senior Night, this Friday’s Tiger football game will also be Wilkes County Student Appreciation Night. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Lots to look ahead to

I especially appreciate those of you who called to give me information or tips for this column this week. The last two weeks have been very hard for me, and your help is appreciated. Now you know why I keep asking for you to call or email me. More...

Opinions

Northerners’ response to Hurricane Sandy shows good neighbors are the best relief

Regular readers of this column may have noticed that I chose not to weigh in on the presidential campaign. It seems like everybody wants to shove their opinion in your face, and I just wouldn’t do it. More...

Book Review

Wolf Hall

Thomas Cromwell is not exactly a household name today. In the 1540’s, though, Englishmen knew who he was, and many feared and hated him. More...

Afternoon at Keeneland, Kentucky, was rich experience

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The aging sycamore tree, standing sentry over the paddock at Keeneland race track, is a symbol of what horseracing has become to this part of the country—stately, magnetizing, and enduring.  More...

Obituaries

Owen Bernard Callaway

Graveside services for Owen Bernard Callaway, 84, of Rayle, were held Tuesday, November 6, at 4 p.m. at the Sardis Baptist Church cemetery in Rayle with Rev. Roy Cates and Rev. Jim Newsome officiating. More...

Claude Everette Burdette

Claude Everette “Roho” Burdette, 79, of Tignall, husband of the late Doris Holbert Willis Burdette, died Wednesday, October 31, at his residence.  Born in Anderson, South Carolina, on August 19, 1933, to the late Ira Franklin and Ma More...

Charles Douglas Pullen

A celebration of the life of Charles Douglas Pullen, 68, will be held at Clifford’s Grove Baptist Church on Sunday, November 11, at 3 p.m. The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall from 2 p.m. until the service. More...

Personalities

Jamie Nicole Land to marry Timothy Ronald Alderman

Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Land of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Jamie Nicole, of Statesboro, to Timothy Ronald Alderman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Alderman, also of Statesboro.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. More...

Will Lamar celebrates fifth birthday with pirate party Oct. 14

Will Lamar, son of Drew and Beth Lamar, celebrated his fifth birthday at a pirate party October 14. His birthday was October 23.  More...

W-W SAR encourages flag placement for Veterans Day

The Washington-Wilkes Sons of the American Revolution has been busy placing flags on the graves of Revolutionary War Soldiers in the four-county area in recognition of Veterans Day November 11.  Members, Don Thomas, president, and Thad Broome, r More...

Workshop will ask citizens what to do with old school

The public is invited to tour the old school property on Gordon Street next Wednesday afternoon as staff members from the CSRA Regional Commission conduct a design workshop with Washington city officials to generate ideas for the use of the site.&nbs More...

Property tax bills to go out November 12; delinquent tax sale will be held April 2013

Property tax bills are going out next week after both the school board and the county commission voted to make the digest official last Thursday, Wilkes County Tax Commissioner Mary Hubbard said, and the state approved the digest the following day.&n More...

Annual ‘I’d Rather Be in Tignall Festival’ has something special for all Saturday

Saturday’s 12th annual “I’d Rather be in Tignall” Festival with have something for all ages, with food, games, and many memories of old Tignall to share, organizers say.  More...

Fire Department takes first in SquareCrow promotion

Winners in the fall SquareCrows promotion were chosen during the Fall ArtFest this past weekend, and the efforts of the Washington Fire Department, Hendricks Florist, and Court Street Livery took top honors in the judging.  More...

Ariel Brown nominated for Governor’s Honors Program

The Wilkes County school system has nominated a student for the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program, a residential summer program for gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors.  More...

Deadline nearing for entries, sponsors for Dec. 8 Christmas Parade of Lights

With the November 17 entry deadline for the Christmas Parade of Lights just over a week away, entries and sponsors are beginning to come in.  Gold sponsors include Sim Dill Jr. More...

SAR hears of Kettle Creek master plan

Jason Hardin of the Central Savannah River Area Regional Commission office receives a certificate of appreciation from W-W SAR Vice President David D. Jenkins. More...

Worship service set at Third Shiloh Sunday

The CSRA Ministerial Alliance of Wilkes County will host its annual Veteran Day Worship Service on Sunday, November 11, at the Third Shiloh Mission Center beginning at 4 p.m.  Rev. Charles E. Henderson will be the speaker. More...

News

Wildlife Watch restoration continues

The local Iris Garden Club is consulting with Dexter Rhodes (above), master gardener and groundskeeper of the Watson-Brown Foundation, as plans are made for the further restoration of the Wildlife Wa More...

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...

W-WMS Corner

Red Ribbon Week was fun; basketball teams get started

At W-WMS, we constantly emphasize the importance of remaining drug free, and try to integrate drug-free education into the curriculum as much as possible. Last week, we observed Red Ribbon Week, which was sponsored by Communities in Schools. More...

Sports

Tigers smash Patriots 42-8; Senior Night is Friday

The Washington-Wilkes Tigers made quick business of the Oglethorpe Patriots last Friday night and in the process absolutely secured the No. 2 seed entering the state playoffs. More...

Over 100 compete in Optimists’ Hidden Gold Rush 5k race

Saturday’s Optimist Club 2012 Hidden Gold Rush and Run brought out more than 100 runners, adding to an already-full weekend in Washington.  More...

Young Guns finish second in tourney

The 11-and-under Young Guns baseball team finished their fall season in the Lights Out NIT tournament in Monroe on November 3-4 and took home a second place finish. More...

Worship

Episcopal Church of the Mediator calls Loree Reed

Reverend Loree Reed is the new Rector of the historic Episcopal Church of the Mediator in Washington. Rev. More...

Sometimes the best thing is not to ‘say,’ but to listen or let helpful actions speak

Last week I talked about what to say and a bit about what not to say to a person who is grieving. The first part of knowing what not to say involves trying to not identify with the grieving person’s pain; you do not know how they feel. More...

Decisions to be made on God’s chosen path of grace

John the Baptist said that, in order to walk God’s chosen path of grace, we first must repent of our sins. We who are confronted faceto face by our sins and are disturbed within our hearts have no trouble seeking out Jesus. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Wilkes County Relay for Life organization is looking for volunteers to become a part of the 2013 leadership team. Call Andi Van Airsdale of the American Cancer Society at 706-731-0152 for more information.   More...