November 28, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Help light up hospital auxiliary’s ‘Tree of Love’ in loving memory

The Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will once again light its “Tree of Love” in memory of the late Bernadette Pope next week at the Hospital Drive entrance to the hospital.  More...

Many hands help Stephen’s House for Thanksgiving

Volunteers at Stephen’s House Food Pantry pack boxes of groceries to help nearly 300 people in some 130 ­Wilkes County families have a better Thanksgiving holiday. More...

Wilkes Relay for Life participants to meet Dec. 10 to decide next year’s time, place

An important organizing meeting for the Wilkes Relay for Life is set for 5:30 p.m. More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

We could always beat Lincolnton

Thanksgiving Day! Magic words for children in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. We got two whole days off from school to observe the special day. We drew turkeys, made paper turkeys, and ate turkey. More...

Opinions

People getting their first pair of eyeglasses are stunned by seeing the world in high definition

Sometimes I find conversations among people on the internet that absolutely blow my mind. One in particular, I thought, was worth sharing with you, because it hit close to home for me.  More...

Book Review

Bring Up the Bodies

Historical fiction, especially the Tudor period, is popular in films and television. Bring Up the Bodies, Hilary Mantel’s continuing story about Thomas Cromwell, has enough intrigue, danger, and bodies to satisfy the same fans. More...

One immigrant’s story of success in America is inspiring

DUBLIN, Ohio – Immigrant stories today often spawn antipathy for illegal entry and deal with politically related issues, making them unlike the charming and romantic tales of yesteryear when most of the immigration was from Europe, the aspirant More...

Obituaries

Gladys Cornelia Wall Callaway

Funeral services for Gladys Cornelia Wall Callaway, 99, od Elberton, were held Sunday, November 24, in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Elberton with the Rev. Gary Purvis officiating. Interment followed in Forest Hills Memorial Park. More...

Lucy Agnes Moon Freeman

Funeral services for Lucy Agnes Moon Freeman, 98, of Smyrna, Georgia, were held Wednesday, November 20 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Georgia Memorial Park in Marietta with Pastor Kent Hawkins officiating. She died Sunday, November 17.  More...

Personalities

Callaways celebrate 60th wedding anniversary with trip to mountains

Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Callaway of Rayle celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday, October 24.  The couple was married at Crawfordville Baptist Church by the pastor, Rev. More...

Farren Moore and Brandon Combs united in marriage on October 26

Farren Lynn Moore and Brandon Marcus Combs, both of Washington, were united in marriage Saturday, October 26, at three-thirty o’clock in the afternoon at Phillips Mill Baptist Church in Washington. Rev. More...

Woman’s Club members hear program about animal shelter

Gloria Wheatley was guest speaker at the meeting of the Washington Woman’s Club Monday, November 11, at the clubhouse.  More...

BREAKING NEWS! - Free Access

Huyck sworn in as mayor of Tignall

In a called meeting Tuesday, November 26, the Tignall City Council voted to accept the resignation of former Mayor Henry Brown, and then voted to appoint City Councilman Rev. Albert Huyck as mayor.  More...

Tignall mayor arrested, resigns after confrontation with realtor

Tignall Mayor Henry Brown has resigned his office after being arrested for aggravated assault stemming from an incident Saturday evening, November 16, in which he allegedly confronted a real estate agent and two clients who were viewing a home for sa More...

Herman Wheatley honored by cattlemen for lifelong environmental stewardship

A Wilkes County farm family has been honored at the 29th Annual Wilkes County Cattlemen’s Association Banquet held last Thursday.  More...

Christmas Parade of Lights lineup to start at Tiger Stadium this year

With the Christmas Parade of Lights just two weeks away, organizers are reminding all participants that this year the parade will run in the opposite direction from previous years.  More...

SAR honors veteran David Tyler

Wilkes County Administrator David L. Tyler was surprised last week with a Distinguished Service Certificate award from the Sons of the American Revolution. More...

McTeachers Night raises funds for Coach Allen White

Principal Mark Ward (right) and Wilkes County Teacher of the Year Amanda Sandifer were among the Washington-Wilkes principals, assistant principals, and teachers of the year who served the public last week at the annual ­McTeachers Night, raising som More...

News

Optimists begin annual sale

The Optimist Club of Washington begins its annual Christmas tree sale on Wednesday, November 27, at 9 a.m. at the Johnson Equipment rental lot across from McDonald’s. More...

Bray is promoted to principal at Gwinnett school

IV Bray was one of three assistant principals who received promotions last week as Gwinnett County Public Schools officials announced the newest principals in the district.  More...

PTG treats top sellers at W-WPS

The Washington-Wilkes Primary School PTG rewarded the top 13 students who raised the most money for the fall PTG fundraiser with a pizza party with local officials. More...

Sports

Tigers ‘never showed up’ in 13- 48 playoff loss to Bowdon

The Washington-Wilkes Tigers’ fabulous 2013 season came to an abrupt and embarrassing end last Friday night when the Bowdon Red Devils came to town with payback on their minds and exacted their revenge for the teams’ previous encounter. More...

OBSERVATIONS FROM THE SIDELINES

The buzz saw

Don’t monkey with the buzz saw.  A colorful New England idiom, popular in the final decades of the 19th and the early 20th centuries. More...

Georgia Class AA 2013 Playoff Brackets

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Worship

Evensong services on Sundays set at Church of the Mediator

During December the Episcopal Church of the Mediator will offer an Evensong service at 4:30 each Sunday afternoon.  More...

Types of blindness found along God’s chosen path of grace

Jesus had been travelling through Galilee and Samaria, using parables to teach the Gospel. Now He was headed toward Jerusalem and death by crucifixion. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is sponsoring the Tree of Love at the hospital. Everyone is encouraged to purchase a light or lights in honor or in memory of a loved one. Forms are available at the front desk. More...