November 29, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Tignall woman injured in Sunday morning wreck

Charged electrical wires still threaten a Volvo driven by Sherrye Denard Sunday morning after the vehicle left the Sandtown Road near Campbell Road and hit a power pole. More...

Fire extinguishers help stop Brightwood fire

Brightwood resident Elmore Norman (seated at left) escaped injury last week when a kitchen fire started in his apartment. More...

Washington,Tignall set hearings about property tax millage rates

The municipal governments of both Washington and Tignall have scheduled public hearings in advance of setting property tax millage rates.  The City of Washington will hold a hearing for the city’s proposed property tax millage rate at City More...

Float line-up, candy rules to be different for this year’s parade

The annual Washington-Wilkes Christmas Parade of Lights will be a little different this year, and participants need to be aware of the details of where to line up and where to disperse.  To improve safety in the afterdark conditions, candy will More...

Let it snow, let it snow, even if it’s faux snow

Crowds of shoppers and children of all ages enjoy last week’s Candlelight Shopping and Snowing on The Square. More...

Special Sections

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The Office Cat

Knitting inflation is 824%

I t’s after Thanksgiving and you can get yourself in the Christmas spirit by attending the Washington Little Theater Co.’s presentation of Handel’s Messiah, Friday night, November 30, 7:30 p.m., at the Pope Center on Lexington Avenu More...

Opinions

Southeastern Conference football shows awesome superiority of our college ball

Well, for the last two weekends, the Southeastern Conference has been showing college football teams from all over the country the vast superiority of SEC football. More...

Book Review

The Lifeboat

I n the Prologue to The Lifeboat, Charlotte Rogan introduces us to Grace Winter in a rainstorm. Because it reminds her of rain that she felt and welcomed when she was in a lifeboat, she stands out in the storm, to the consternation of her lawyers. More...

John and Irene Sale are true friends to all their animals

PINE MOUNTAIN – In the last fortnight, I found my way here to visit good friends, an aging couple who are not about to succumb to Father Time, at least not willingly.  More...

Obituaries

Edna Edwards Young

Funeral services for Edna Edwards Young, 97, were conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 25, at the Lower Long Cane Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church with Rev. Mike Horne officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. More...

Dollie Wiggins Mitchell

Funeral services for Dollie Wiggins Mitchell, 65, of Tignall were held Saturday, November 24, at 11 a.m. at Tignall Baptist Church with Pastor Terry Casper and Pastor Charles Wood officiating. More...

Bozzie Allen Jr.

Funeral services for Bozzie Allen Jr., 62, were held Saturday, November 24, at 1 p.m. at Greater Level Hill Baptist Church in Crawfordville with Rev. Samuel Duggan officiating. More...

Personalities

Waters family enjoys Thanksgiving celebration

Emilie and Mark Waters were hosts for the annual family Thanksgiving celebration at their home on East Robert Toombs on Thanksgiving Day.  Fall and Thanksgiving decorations were used throughout the house as well as on the dining tables, even the More...

Rebecca DeWeese entertained at bridesmaids luncheon Nov. 2

Rebecca DeWeese was entertained at a bridesmaids luncheon at the home of India and Mercer Harris on Friday, November 2. Cohostesses with Mrs. More...

New Beginnings

Mayson Michael Story   Alisha and Byron Story of Covington announce the birth of their son, Mayson Michael, on Saturday, November 17. He weighed 9 lbs. 15 ozs. More...

Wilkes schools have lost $7 million in state, federal funding since 2008

The regular November meeting of the Wilkes County Board of Education began with a sobering assessment from Superintendent Dr. Rosemary Caddell on some $7 million in funding the school system has lost since 2008.  More...

Shoppers help fill the Salvation Army red kettles

A Christmas shopper donates to the Salvation Army as Salvation Army bell ringing continues in Washington- Wilkes. More...

Wilkes agricultural producers can now apply for sales tax exemption program

Wilkes County agricultural producers large and small are now able to apply for a new sales tax exemption program that will allow them to pay no sales tax on most of the items they buy for use in agricultural production.  More...

Christmas Parade of Lights to feature 30+ floats, 100+ groups on Sat. Dec. 8

Santa Claus is coming to town, and he’ll be arriving with more than two dozen brightly lighted floats in the much-anticipated annual Washington Wilkes Christmas Parade of Lights on Saturday, December 8, beginning at 6 p.m.  More...

Talk to Wilkes County’s lawmakers at Legislative Breakfast next Friday

Members of Wilkes County’s legislative delegation will be in Washington December 7 for the annual Wilkes County Legislative Breakfast to speak on the General Assembly’s challenges in the upcoming year and to answer questions from the publ More...

Let Santa’s Elf Shoppers help with Christmas gifts

Grandparents and their grandchildren alike enjoyed Snowing on The Square during last week’s Candlelight Shopping, and this year Christmas shoppers of all ages will get help from Santa’s E More...

See ‘Tree of Love’ lit Friday at 5 p.m. at hospital

The Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will light its “Tree of Love” in memory of Bernadette Pope Friday, November 30, at 5 p.m. at the new entrance to the hospital.  More...

Re-enactors to bring Christmas Tour of Homes weekend to life

General Robert Toombs (center) and members of his family will greet Christmas Tour of Homes visitors to his home for the Christmas Tour of Homes’ Candlelight Tour Friday evening December 7. More...

News

Parents’ maturity still needed to fight internet crimes on kids

Parents often believe their children know more about computer technology than adults do. More...

Unemployment in October climbs to 9.8 percent in CSRA

The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the preliminary unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) rose to 9.8 percent in October, up five-tenths of a percentage point from 9.3 percent in September. More...

Wilkes 4-H’ers are tops in competition at Cloverleaf DPA held at Rock Eagle

Fourteen Wilkes County Cloverleaf 4-H-ers traveled to the Rock Eagle 4-H Center near Eatonton to participate in District Project Achievement. More...

Sports

Tigers fall to Calhoun 34-7, determined to ‘be better next year’

As the Calhoun Yellow Jackets continue their sweep toward a second consecutive state championship, they know their most recent opponent was much more than the score reflected. More...

W-WPRD offers guidelines for youth behavior

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department has issued the following statement concerning the controlling of behavior of players in youth sports.  More...

Barnett lands monster cat

Landing this big catfish took a lot of patience, said William Barnett, a local contractor who has caught fish nearly this big before. More...

Worship

Honoring Advent while grieving not easy but can offer promise of peace

For many, the great feast of Christmas is anticipated by the season of Advent. For those of you not familiar with the season of Advent, on the Christian calendar, Advent is celebrated the four Sundays leading up to Christmas.  More...

God’s chosen path of grace will still the storms of life

“Now it came to pass on a certain day, that he went into a ship with his disciples: and he said unto them, Let us go over unto the other side of the lake. And they launched forth” (verse 22). More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Heard’s Chapel Baptist Church will hold a watch-night service on December 31, 2012, beginning at 10:30 p.m. Breakfast will be served after the service. More...