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All Wilkes Vietnam KIAs now present in ‘Faces Never Forgotten’ war memorial

The News-Reporter’s efforts to help honor every Wilkes County serviceman killed in Vietnam has now located photographs for all four of the local servicemen listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and may help bring attention to one son of Wilk More...

Sleepy driver seriously injured in head-on wreck

Senior Trooper Mike Callaway examines the wreckage of a Ford Transit van after the van’s driver, Cody Gene Anderson of Dahlonega, apparently fell asleep and lost control of his vehicle last Thu More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Fina plans still unknown

Barry Echols, Wilkes County native living in Ballground, came one day last week to check on his property in Rayle. He took a break at noon to get lunch at Zaxby’s. More...

Opinions

Growing troubles in Israel and the Ukraine could mean big troubles for a weakened United States

Two big, world-changing events have happened in the last week or so, and we may have been too distracted by local events to have noticed them, much less considered how they could impact America’s future. More...

It’s time ... to stop the politicking

Last week’s defunding and elimination of the Washington Police Department by the mayor and District 2 councilmen was another lesson in how not to do things whether in local government or otherwise. More...

Book Review

Turn of Mind

Turn of Mind isn’t exactly a murder mystery. There is a murder, and there is much that is mysterious. More...

Obituaries

Hugh Palmer Warren

Funeral services for Hugh Palmer Warren, 84, of Washington, were held Thursday, July 17, at 2 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Gale Seibert and Rev. Thomas Hall officiating. More...

John Eugene Yochim Jr.

Graveside services for John Eugene Yochim Jr., 56, of Tignall, were held Sunday, July 20, at 2 p.m. in Tignall Baptist Cemetery with Rev. Roy Cates officiating. He passed away Friday, July 18, in St. Mary’s Hospice House in Watkinsville. More...

Norma Sherrer Kicklighter

Norma Sherrer Kicklighter, 81, of Greenville, South Carolina, widow of Jasper W. Kicklighter, passed away Tuesday, July 8. Born in Laurens County, South Carolina, Mrs. Kicklighter was the daughter of the late Garnett F. and Frances Combs Sherrer. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Rayle City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 5, at City Hall in Rayle. . The Mark’s Tabernacle Baptist Church annual revival will be held July 28-30 at 7:30 nightly. Everyone is invited. . More...

‘We’re going to keep the city covered,’ sheriff says

Despite some community concerns and media predictions of lawlessness after the Washington City Council voted to disband the Washington Police Department last Thursday, the transition to county and state law enforcement went smoothly last week and con More...

Even better test scores expected when retest results come out in final CCRPI

In an abbreviated July meeting, the Wilkes County Board of Education heard good reports on final testing scores and the approaching end of construction at the elementary school. More...

Vendor applications needed for Mule Day festival Oct. 11

Vendor applications are needed for the 34th annual Mule Day Southern Heritage Festival set for Saturday, October 11. Organizers on the board of the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce say food vendors and craft vendors are needed. More...

Few Wilkes voters turn out to vote in Tuesday’s runoff election to decide November candidates

Voters were scarce throughout Wilkes County as polls opened Tuesday for the July 22 primary runoff election. More...

News

W-W members win big at national FCCLA conference

Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) took more than 7,000 of its student leaders, members, and advisers from across the country to the Henry B. More...

Reagan nearly started a war with Russia

Forty-one-year Rotarian Joey Fievet (right) presented the second in his series of Presidential Trivia programs to the Washington Rotary Club last Thursday and relayed a number of interesting and amus More...

Career Center starts new year, offers help in obtaining a GED

The Washington-Wilkes Career Center’s adult education program has begun its new school year and is currently accepting new students. Classes are free to anyone who does not have a high school diploma. More...

Sports

BASEBALL’S BEST

It’s the year of the Braves in Cooperstown

One of the most exciting places on the planet for a baseball fan to be will be at the National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Cooperstown, N.Y., this Saturday, July 26. More...

Hunter education classes will be offered at library this fall

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division will begin offering hunter education classes in Wilkes County beginning in August. More...

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Worship

The church receives its power

Before Jesus ascended into Heaven, He instructed his disciples to stay in Jerusalem and wait for their baptism by the Holy Ghost (Acts 1:4,5). More...

Personalities

Cynthia Hardy and David Wideman to marry September 21 at Ebenezer

Mr. and Mrs. William Johnson of Harlem announce the engagement of their daughter, Cynthia J. Hardy, to David Wideman, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Wideman of Rayle. The bride-elect is a l987 graduate of Harlem High School in Harlem. More...

Preston Walters honored at fifth birthday celebration

Preston Walters, son of Lynsey Walters, celebrated his fifth birthday with a Ninja Turtle party July 12 at First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Preston’s birthday was July 15. The Ninja Turtle theme included the theme song. More...

New Beginnings

Ayden Christopher Eagle

Cathryn and Chris Eagle of Ponte Vedra, Fla., announce the birth of their son, Ayden Christopher, on Tuesday, July 8, at St. Vincent’s Hospital-Southside in Jacksonville, Fla. Ayden weighed 6 lbs. 11 ozs. and was 19½ inches long. More...