December 5, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Neighborhood complaints succeed; two arrested for alleged drug sales

As a result of complaints from neighbors in the Baltimore community, two Wilkes County men have been arrested and charged with felony possession of drugs with intent to distribute.  More...

Silent auction brings out crowds to help animal shelter

The Washington-Wilkes Humane Animal Shelter Association raised some $2,000 to meet the needs of dogs and cats in the local animal shelter in a silent auction and bake sale Saturday, November 22.  More...

Crowds turn out for annual Tignall Christmas Parade

Tiger Homecoming Queen Jemi Davis waves to friends and families lining the street to watch the annual Tignall Christmas parade Sunday afternoon. More...

Wilkes Relay for Life participants to meet 5:30 Tuesday, Dec. 10

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

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Only two more ‘announcement’ columns

The Downtown Candlelight Shopping Tuesday night before Thanksgiving has been declared a success in spite of the heavy rain that fell for a couple of days. More...

Opinions

Thanksgiving Day’s passage of Comet ISON leaves scientists wondering what happened

It’s a little hard to decide what to write about, with my head spinning from the weekend’s big football rivalries and everybody filled with Thanksgiving dinner and realizing that we’re already behind the curve on our Christmas shopp More...

Book Review

The Storytelling Animal

“W e are, as a species, addicted to story.  More...

The season before Christmas is like pre-game tailgating

When we reflect on Christmas, we think of the emphasis on shopping and the many exciting things associated with the holiday season. Early on, such as days like we are experiencing now, you can look out your window and see the leaves falling.  More...

Worship

God’s chosen path of grace gives us an opportunity to meet Jesus

Passing through Jericho, Jesus and the Apostles met a publican named Zacchaeus. More...

Third Shiloh Center named in memory of Rev. Avery

On Saturday, November 23, a standing room only congregation of members of churches in the Third Shiloh Missionary Association, and many others, gathered at the Moderator G. L. Avery Legacy Banquet to honor his memory and legacy. Rev. More...

Annual Episcopal bazaar and luncheon set for December 7

The Episcopal Church Women of the Church of the Mediator will be serving their traditional luncheon on Saturday, December 7, at 11:30 a.m. at the Parish House. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Carter’s Grove Baptist Church will welcome the public to its lifechanging presentation, “Jesus, The Light of the World” featuring 55 cast members, professional costumes, and the Jerusalem Dancers. More...

Candlelight Shopping event and Snowing on The Square begin the Christmas season

Last Tuesday night’s Candlelight Shopping event and Friday’s Snowing on The Square kicked off the big Christmas shopping season in Washington, and downtown merchants are hoping that more and more residents will continue to shop local thro More...

Tignall’s City Council appoints Albert Huyck as city’s new mayor

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...

Tennessee hunters busted for killing deer in Washington limits

A group of teens was caught shooting a deer in Washington Thanksgiving afternoon, and one teen and one adult are facing charges.  More...

Time to talk with Santa

Kids get some very important lap time with Santa during last week’s Candlelight Shopping event. More...

All 40 entries for Christmas Parade of Lights will line up and start off from Tiger Stadium

More than 40 entries are preparing for the upcoming Christmas Parade of Lights Saturday, December 14, and organizers hope everyone remembers that this year, the parade will start at Tiger Stadium and run in the opposite direction from previous years. More...

Tink’s donates to God’s Marketplace

Carissa Wade Smith, with her baby Cohen, presented some 200 pounds of pork and beef to Buddy Lindsey for the food pantry at God’s Marketplace. More...

News

Girls Club collects cans for food pantry

Girls Club members showed their dedication to community service by collecting canned goods and donating them to a local food pantry. “They understand that there are families in need of food and want to help, leader Catrena Smith said. More...

Hands On Washington plans public meeting Dec. 17, 6 p.m.

The officers of the recently developed Hands On Washington community-based non-profit organization, and the staff of the City of Washington’s Community Development and Housing Department will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, December 17, at 6 More...

Booker Scholarship program to be held at Mark’s Tabernacle

The Reese J. Booker Scholarship program will be held at Mark’s Tabernacle Baptist Church on Sunday, December 22, at 6 p.m. with Rev. More...

Obituaries

Annie Kate Strother

Funeral services for Annie Kate “Pete” Strother, 97, were held on Sunday, December 1, at 3 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church with Rev. Ficklen Guin officiating. Interment followed in the Smyrna United Methodist Church Cemetery. More...

Thomas A. Johnson

Graveside services for Thomas A. “Coot” Johnson, 91, of Quaker Springs Road, were held Monday, November 25, at 2 p.m. at Resthaven Cemetery with full military honors by a U.S. Army Burial Honors team. More...

Billy Joe Bannister

Funeral services with full military honors were held for Billy Joe Bannister, 76, at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 27, at Bethany United Methodist Church with Rev. Donnie Bannister and Rev. Thomas Moon officiating. More...

Personalities

Keely McKellar enjoys birthday celebrations with family, friends

Keely McKellar, daughter Katie McKellar of Washington, celebrated her third birthday a Peter Pan party at the Metasville Schoolhouse Saturday, November 16. More...

Annual family Thanksgiving celebration held at Waters home

Emilie and Mark Waters were hosts for the annual family Thanksgiving celebration at their home on East Robert Toombs on Thanksgiving Day, November 28.  More...

Lois Jones guest of honor at tea party November 24

Lois Jones was entertained at a tea party on Sunday afternoon, November 24, given by Gloria Rhodes at her home on East Robert Toombs Avenue.  This gathering of friends was to honor Mrs. More...