September 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Presbyterian Poplar gavel returns home

A historic gavel, carved from the historic Presbyterian Poplar, is donated to Washington Presbyterian Church Sunday. Donated by (at left) Dr. David E. More...

This year’s Christmas Parade of Lights needs entries, sponsors by November

Sponsors are needed for this year’s Washington-Wilkes Christmas Parade of Lights set for the big Christmas shopping event of Saturday, December 14. More...

Hearings set to hear public input for proposed property tax increase

Public hearings are scheduled this week and next to get Wilkes County residents’ input on the proposed two-mill increase in county property taxes. More...

Clothes donation boxes in local parking lots still don’t benefit any Wilkes County people

A year after an investigation by The News-Reporter into several drop boxes where Wilkes County citizens can donate their old clothes, many of the boxes are still there, full of donated clothes, but in general, they’re still not helping local pe More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Tubeless toilet paper is coming

That big crane you’ve been seeing at the Presbyterian Church is to do some restoration and clean-up to the steeple. … The Presbyterians had a special day Sunday when two visitors from the past came to the church. Two sons of Rev. More...

Opinions

It’s state fair time again all over the South, time for deep-fried delicious sin on a stick

News stories say ticket sales are down for the Georgia State Fair in Perry next week, and I think I know the reason why – they’re not advertising the right stuff. More...

Book Review

A Burnable Book

Full disclosure: Not only is this reviewer an Anglophile, she spent a little time in her youth reading about Chaucer and the Plantagenet kings of England. More...

Kroger supermarkets have 100,000 items for every want, need

Recently, I went to a Kroger grand opening, which came about because of my friendship with company president Bruce Lucia. More...

Obituaries

Simon Kelly Bridges

Graveside services for Simon Kelly Bridges, 86, of Washington, were held Friday, September 12, at 11 a.m. in Washington-Wilkes Memorial Gardens with Rev. Kevin Madden officiating. He passed away Wednesday, September 10, at Wills Memorial Hospital. More...

Personalities

Elizabeth Anne Lindsey to wed Michael Eric Niezen October 18

Patti and Ronny Lindsey of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Anne, of Augusta, to Michael Eric Niezen, also of Augusta, son of Jenny and John Niezen of Perth, Australia. More...

Auxiliary plans for new member tea

Ashley Barnett, Paula Suggs, and Susan D. More...

New Beginnings

Talbot Hopkins Marshall Emily Hopkins and Scott Marshall of Mechanicsville, Va., announce the birth of their son, Talbot Hopkins Marshall, on Sunday, August 31, at Memorial Regional Medical Center in Mechanicsville. Talbot weighed 7 lbs. 13.2 ozs. More...

County acts to help ISO ratings after fire insurance rules change

Another short meeting of the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners took care of routine business including a move forward in reestablishing higher-level fire insurance coverage for property owners in certain areas of the county. More...

Saving money theme of routine meeting of county’s ‘careful’ Board of Education

Routine business occupied the regular September meeting of the Wilkes County Board of Education Monday afternoon, but the theme of keeping expenditures down was apparent in the deliberations. More...

SquareCrows set to return to Washington; Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary in charge

The SquareCrows are coming back. The Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is taking on the annual SquareCrow scarecrow decorating contest this year, returning the whimsical decorations to Washington for the fall Christmas shopping season. More...

Rain dampens Fall Cruise-In

Raindrops sparkle on the hood of a 1955 Chevy Saturday night after rain put a damper on the crowds and cars coming out for the Memory Lane Cruisers’ Fall Cruise-In. More...

Fees waived at Corps of Engineer rec areas on National Public Lands Day Sat., Sept. 27

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District will waive day use fees at Corps-operated recreation areas in recognition of National Public Lands Day on September 27. More...

News

Buy doughnuts to help middle school FBLA

The Washington-Wilkes Middle School FBLA – including members D’Mytri Wiggs, Ryanna Mercier (top photo), Kyla Howington, and Kaylee Whisnant (bottom) – is raising money selling Krisp More...

Homecoming activities set for ‘Spirit Week’ starting Sept. 29

The crowning of the 2014 Washington Wilkes Comprehensive High School Homecoming Queen at the Greene County football game on October 3 will top off a week of activities sponsored by the student council. More...

Programs return/begin at God’s Marketplace in October

On Saturday, October 11th, the Saturday Sunday School program will begin again from 1-3 p.m. We will meet again at the God’s Marketplace building, 714 East Robert Toombs Avenue. Saturday Sunday School is open to all children ages 6 through 12. More...

Sports

Tigers’ sloppiness shows no improvement, W-W loses 7-14

Considering the old adage, “statistics are for losers,” it might make sense for last Friday night’s Tiger football clash against the Jefferson County Warriors. More...

BASEBALL’S BEST

Stadium is gone but the memories are priceless

Area baseball fans for years and years have traveled to Augusta to see whatever team happened to be playing professional baseball in the stadiums there. More...

Lady Tigers beat Lincoln and Greene; finish 2-2 in Greenbrier Invitational

The Washington-Wilkes Lady Tiger softball team won three games in a row last week before losing to Franklin County Friday night in the Greenbrier Invitational Tournament at Patriot Park. More...

Worship

Jesus, the love of God

Today’s passage is a continuation of the conversation in which Jesus was trying to introduce Nicodemus to the spiritual concept of being born again. Nicodemus didn’t grasp the idea until much later, after Jesus had died on the Cross. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Xi Delta Tau Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi, is sponsoring its third annual old-fashioned skating party, “Pedaling for Paws,” Friday, September 26, from 6-8 p.m. on The Square to benefit the Washington-Wilkes Animal Shelter. More...