December 20, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Celebrating their first Christmas!

1. Cambree Marie Berry, daughter of Erin and Brandon Berry; 2. Lucy Elizabeth Bridges, daughter of Lauren and David Bridges; 3. Anna Leigh Bryngelson, daughter of Tammy and Mark Bryngelson; 4. More...

ORBIT leadership helps wrap Gifts for Children

ORBIT youth (from front left) Edward Davis, Brandon Wilkerson, Darius Jackson, (at rear) Dominique Jenkins, Tiare Tatum, and Jemi Davis help Officer Tashike Jennings wrap an endless number of gifts T More...

Gift drive for seniors delivers 120 Christmas shoeboxes this season

Thanks to dozens of supporters throughout the Washington-Wilkes community, Christmas gift boxes are being delivered this week to every senior in every elder care facility in Wilkes County – some 120 gift boxes in all.   More...

Santa comes to Wings ’n’Things

Six-year-old Ron Price talks bicycles with Santa last Saturday at Wings ’n’ Things’ second annual bike giveaway. More...

Snowing on Square expected to continue Fridays in December

Snowing on The Square will continue every Friday night in December, with snowfall guaranteed to fall on Washington’s square at 6, 7, and 8 p.m. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

For unto you is born this day ...

Jack Frost came by early Friday morning last week and covered us with a heavy blanket of frost. It was beautiful while it lasted but was gone pretty soon after good daylight. l  More...

Opinions

If you’re looking for a definition of ‘hero’ look no further than Sandy Hook school

We’ve all spent nearly a week now hearing about, talking about, praying about, and crying about the terrible death of 20 first-grade children at the hands of a deranged killer – the most recent, and most terrible deranged killer in a stri More...

Book Review

Canada

“First, I’ll tell about the robbery our parents committed. Then about the murders, which happened later.” It’s a tough reader who can resist an opening like that. More...

New York City: where people enjoy life on the streets

NEW YORK – You never tire of this exciting city—until the check comes. More...

Worship

The greatest promise of God fulfilled

After Adam and Eve fell under the spell of Satan in the Garden of Eden, God made a pledge to mankind: He promised to provide a way of salvation from the bondage of sin. More...

Personalities

Celebrating five generations

Alexis Noelle Kathol naps in the arms of her great-great-greataunt, Del McAvoy James during a generation picture. More...

Rider Holmes celebrates first birthday Dec. 15

Rider Holmes, son of Lizzie and Justin Holmes of Macon, celebrated his first birthday on Saturday, December 15, with a party at his home.  Rider was treated by his par ent s to a Mickey Mouse celebration.  The house was festive with an asso More...

Origins of eggnog, a holiday staple

The thick, spiced drink we know as eggnog has become synonymous with the holidays. It is so linked with the Christmas season that a person may be hard-pressed to find it sold in the supermarket any other time of the year. More...

Washington leaders still working on last few details of city budget

Only a handful of citizens took the opportunity to attend the City of Washington’s public hearing last Friday on the city’s 2013 budget, which contains an increase in electric rates to help recover part of the wholesale electricity cost i More...

Wilkes County schools have drilled, prepared for any intruder incidents

 At Monday night’s regular meeting of the Wilkes County Board of Education, board members and Superintendent Dr. More...

Celebrating their first Christmas!

18. Alexis Noelle Kathol, daughter of Amanda (McAvoy) and Brian Kathol; 19. Blake Tyler Lamar, son of Beth and Drew Lamar; 20. Kinsley Eden Leard, daughter of Laura and Jack Leard II; 21. More...

Commissioners hear of shortfall in UGA’s ag college next budget

County Extension Agent Frank Watson informed the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners that there is a statewide budget shortfall of $8.6 million in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ (CAES) Maintenance and Operations ne More...

Christmas is for giving to help others

Salvation Army volunteer bell-ringers (left) Helen Holmes and Carol Jackson welcome donations from the public Saturday at Bi-Lo supermarket. More...

Kids talk to Santa at Bi-Lo’s celebration

Eight-month-old Katie Mickens has her first visit with Santa Saturday at Bi-Lo’s “Twelve Days of Christmas” celebration. More...

Driver flees wreck Sunday morning then shows up in emergency room

Authorities responding to a Sunday morning crash on Courtground Road arrived on the scene to find a heavily damaged Volvo overturned in the road, but no driver, authorities said.  More...

News

W-WPS students study art, will switch to music in 2013

Washington-Wilkes Primary School students will be making the annual switching of gears in 2013, according to Principal Florence Sandifer.  More...

THE ACADEMIC CORNER

W-WMS students connect to the real world

W-WMS students have been busy this year connecting to the real world. More...

Washington Rotary Club adopts W-W Welcome Center Saturdays in November

Steve Albertson, Beth Bunch, Skeet Willingham, Terry Boswell, Ginny King, Michael Horgan, and Bill Amis, members of the Washington Rotary Club (pictured, l-r), recently volunteered on Saturdays at th More...

Letters

Great kids restore Christmas spirit

TO THE EDITOR:   Contrary to many students’ beliefs, most teachers DO have a life outside of school. My life these last few weeks has been so busy that I have yet to put up my Christmas tree. More...

Thanks for an unforgettable evening

TO THE EDITOR:   I would like to thank director Shirley Gunter and all of the participants for [the recent] wonderful presentation of Messiah, an oratorio by Handel.  This was my first visit to The Pope Center and I was favorably impressed More...

Obituaries

Marie M. Drinkard

Funeral services for Marie M. Drinkard, 75, of Washington, were held Saturday, December 15, at Pompeys Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Ella Busby officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery and a repast was held at the church. More...

Maebelle P. Browner

Funeral services for Maebelle P. Browner were held Saturday, December 15, at Flint Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Norman officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. She died Friday, December 7, at her residence.  More...

Prayer Walk slated for Dec. 26 is in memory of Newtown children

The public is invited to join a group of concerned Washingtonians Wednesday, December 26, at 6:30 p.m. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Bartram Trail Regional Library System will be closed December 24-26 and will reopen on Thursday, December 27 at 8:30 a.m. The library will also close at 12:30 p.m. on December 31 and reopen at 8:30 a.m. January 2.  .  More...