February 11, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Sprinkler, staff keep fire at Harper’s from becoming danger to residents

Quick work by staff members and a good sprinkler system kept an early-morning fire from becoming disastrous at a local personal care home, Washington Fire Chief C.J. Gilland said. More...

City, county properties could be auctioned for delinquent property taxes on March 1

Property owners have been coming in to the Wilkes County courthouse this week to pay their property taxes to prevent their properties from being sold for delinquent taxes. More...

ADA Woody Davis announces his run for district attorney

Long-time Chief Assistant District Attorney Durwood R. “Woody” Davis has announced his intention to stand for election as the District Attorney for the Toombs Judicial Circuit. More...

Candidates for local partisan and non-partisan races must qualify March 7-11 for primary vote on May 24

Candidates for Wilkes County offices will qualify March 7-11 for the May 24 partisan and non-partisan elections, the county’s Supervisor of Elections has announced. More...

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I have heard of lots of races, contests, etc., but this week is the first time I’ve heard of a crawling contest. More...

Opinions

New trails, bridges make a visit to the battlefield at Kettle Creek an eye-opening look at history

If you haven’t been out to the Kettle Creek battlefield area recently, I encourage you to visit this weekend. More...

Political Cartoon

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Lanier’s life was a fascinating combination of sadness, success

Your friends don’t always meet up with you with a biographical sketch in the vest pocket of their sport coat, but if you take the time to discourse with them about their past, you may find something illuminating and interesting, evidence that t More...

Personalities

Erin Leigh Limkemann to wed Russell Callaway Hart in May

Mrs. Karen Bradtmiller Limkemann of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Pete Limkemann of New Haven, Indiana, announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Leigh, of Long Creek, S.C., to Russell Callaway Hart, also of Long Creek, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Two-session series on Byzantine Art scheduled for OLLI meetings

The Washington affiliate of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Georgia will present a two-session series on Byzantine Art at the meetings February 15 and February 22 at the Episcopal Church of the Mediator Parish House at 2 p.m. More...

Caylum Berry celebrates first birthday Jan. 16

Caylum Berry, son of Erin and Brandon Berry, celebrated his first birthday on Saturday, January 16, with a party at his home. Caylum was a treated to a camo theme party. More...

Breaking News - 5:27 PM

Parking downtown will be blocked Friday - Free Access

Road crew will finish delayed striping

Brown's Asphalt will be here on Friday to do the parking lines on Robert Toombs Avenue downtown. More...

City council approves first steps toward first new firefighter bunkhouse in years

The Washington city council has taken the first step to update the living quarters at Washington Fire Department’s downtown station, agreeing to fund an engineering effort to estimate the cost of new quarters. More...

Super Tuesday’s big presidential primary voting is now underway through Feb. 26

Early voting in person is underway for the Georgia’s March 1 Super Tuesday Presidential Preference Primary election. More...

Gordon Street paving on hold for warmer weather

Repairs to the flood-damaged section of Gordon Street (below) are nearly complete, City Administrator Sherri Bailey said, but repaving the street, set for this week, has been delayed. More...

Lisa Dozier will run for Wilkes County Tax Commissioner

Lisa Dozier has announced her candidacy for election as Tax Commissioner for Wilkes County. More...

News

... chillin’ out at a cool celebration

Bobby and Elizabeth Cleveland took The News-Reporter to the 130th annual St. More...

Roseboro to speak at New Ford for Black History program Sun.

Rev. Gregory L Roseboro will the guest speaker at the New Ford Baptist Church Black History program this Sunday, Febr uary 14, beginning at 3 p. m. The church is located in the Danburg community. More...

Sunday School Union convenes at Mulberry Baptist Jan. 29-31

The Wilkes County Sunday School Union convened with Mulberry Baptist Church January 29-31 where Rev. Robert Crawford served as host pastor and Albert Rucker served as host superintendent. More...

Sports

Brock advances to complete at state tourney this weekend

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger Wrestling team took four wrestlers to the state sectionals at Greater Atlanta Christian last weekend and one emerged with a berth in the state tournament. More...

Laguines, Harris sign to play ball at Samford, Morgan St.

Surrounded by family and friends, two of the top W-W football Tigers signed National Letters of Intent last Wednesday to play college football next year. More...

Tiger baseball season is set to begin with slate of four games next week

2016 Washington-Wilkes Tiger baseball begins next Monday as the Tigers host the Fighting Irish of Aquinas at Tiger Field at 4 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Nellie Jayne Rhods Leyser

Mrs. Nellie Jayne Rhods Leyser, 94, formerly of E. Robert Toombs Avenue, died Thursday, February 4, at Lake Crossing Nursing Home in Columbia County. More...

James Turner Bryson Jr.

Graveside services for James Turner Bryson Jr., 68, of Washington were held at 11 a.m., Friday, February 5, at Resthaven Cemetery with the Reverend Loree Reed officiating. He entered into rest Monday, February 1. More...

Stevie Willis

Funeral services for Stevie Willis were held on Saturday, February 6, at 1 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Rayle. Interment followed at the church cemetery. He entered into rest January 30, at his residence in Rayle. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

New Ford Baptist Church, 402 Bradford Road in the Danburg community will conduct its annual Black History Program at 3 p. m. on February 14. The guest Speaker will be Rev. Gregory L. More...