January 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Early voting ends Friday in runoff for Channell seat

Early voting ends Friday in the February 3 runoff election to fill the District 120 Georgia Assembly seat being vacated by Rep. Mickey Channell. More...

Elderly driver hits post office

Georgia State Patrol Trooper Will Grier investigates a crash last Wednesday afternoon after James Gilmore, 81, lost control of his car on Court Street in Washington, ran up the embankment adjacent to More...

Wills Memorial hosts Obamacare Navigator

Whitney Griggs, (at right) is a certified Health Insurance Navigator who will be in the business offices of Wills Memorial Hospital 8 a.m.-5 p.m. More...

Stand by for statewide tornado drill next Wednesday for weather week

Don’t let the recent weeks of mild, harmless weather fool you, disaster experts warn. Springtime can very easily see the return of severe thunderstorms, tornados, and even ice storms. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Last chance for diamonds

As we were reminded in a news story in The News- Reporter last week, we all need to be on the lookout for counterfeit $20 bills being circulated in Wilkes County. More...

Opinions

Popularity of beards may come and go, but we’ll always be hairy-scary to some

I had an interesting conversation the other day, and I thought it might be of interest to any man who wears a beard and all the women who admire him – or not. More...

Book Review

50 Children

No matter how often we learn about the terrible happenings in Nazi Germany, we are saddened and horrified. More...

The worst of winter is being sick and cold all season

The winter time is not so bad for most of us, but there are always feelings of empathy for those who work outdoors in the cold. More...

Obituaries

Beatrice Newsome Sherrer

Graveside services for Beatrice “Beechie” Newsome Sherrer, 89, of Washington, were held Thursday, January 22, at 11 a.m. in Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Kevin Madden and Rev. Jim Newsome officiating. More...

Jesse Lee Goldman Jr.

Graveside services for Jesse Lee “Peanut” Goldman Jr., 58, of Washington, were held Saturday, January 24, at 2 p.m. at Phillips Mill Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Norman Bell officiating. More...

Carol Clayton Combs

Funeral services for Carol Clayton Combs, 76, of Grovetown, were held Tuesday, January 27, at 4 p.m. in Phillips Mill Baptist Church with Rev. Dave Dillard officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Mr. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

“The Marvelous Wonderettes” will provide entertainment including a surprise skit at the annual meeting of the Washington Little Theater Company on Friday, January 30, at 7:30 p.m. at the Bolton Lunceford Playhouse. More...

City departments working together on in-house jobs to save taxpayers money

Washington city workers are now working together to tackle repair projects that have been on hold for years, solving problems without calling outside contractors and thereby saving money, city leaders say. More...

Horace Jordan to seek late wife’s board seat

Monday’s meeting of the Wilkes County Board of Education was the first meeting after the death of District 1 board member Dorothy Jordan, and not only was her memory honored, her husband, Horace, announced that he would follow her wishes and ru More...

Qualifying closes for open seat on Wilkes County school board

Candidate qualifying opened Monday for the March special election to fill the District 1 seat on the Wilkes County Board of Education, but so far only one person has shown interest in qualifying by press time Tuesday, Probate Judge Thomas Charping, W More...

January’s arrest roundup shows array of DUIs, drugged driving, and assaults

Minor drug arrests, assaults, and driving under the influence accounted for the bulk of law enforcement action during the month of January. More...

‘Big Easy Unleashed’ will feature Barnett’s dishes to benefit shelter

In its most ambitious fundraiser yet, the Washington-Wilkes Humane Shelter Association will host “The Big Easy Unleashed,” this weekend featuring a New Orleans buffet dinner catered by local celebrity chef Joe Barnett. More...

Car club donates to local groups

Members of the Memory Lane Cruisers car club met and presented checks to two organizations that are helping the Washington-Wilkes community. More...

News

Mission trip makes impact in Haiti

Tena Blakey (center) who recently returned from a mission trip to Haiti with Bethlehem Ministries, told the Washington Rotary Club about helping the people in Haiti with construction, farming, teachi More...

Rev. Turman is guest speaker for New Ford Baptist, Feb. 8

New Ford Baptist Church in the Danburg Community will hold its Black History Program on Sunday, February 8, at 3 p.m. Rev. L.V. Turman, pastor of Faith Christian Center, will be the guest preacher and his church will provide the music. More...

FBLA members receive medals at leadership conference

Washington Wilkes Middle School FBLA members attended the Regional Leadership Conference at Madison County High School January 22 and were awarded medals for jobs well done. More...

Sports

150 young athletes show their talents at high school’s W-W Recreation Day

The third annual Washington- Wilkes Recreation Day was held Saturday, January 17, at the Washington Wilkes Comprehensive High School gymnasium. More...

Tigers beat Redskins for Keiser’s 200th, then beat Red Devils in exciting game

The Washington-Wilkes Tigers delivered Head Coach Don Keiser’s 200th career win in impressive style by playing their best and most complete game of the season, beating the Social Circle Redskins 83-61 in Walton County last Friday. More...

W-WPRD soccer joins area league for players 7-17

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation soccer program for players 7-17 is entering a league to play against teams from Lincoln, Oglethorpe, and Greene counties for the fall 2015 season. More...

Worship

Jesus, the Forgiver

After the officers’ failed attempt to arrest Jesus, He went up onto the Mount of Olives. Early the next morning, He went back to the Temple, sat down with the people and began to teach them the Gospel ( John 7: 44, 8:1, 2). More...

Personalities

First Methodist youth group enjoys ski trip at Winterplace in W. Virginia January 16-19

The youth group from First United Methodist Church, several parents and leaders enjoyed a trip to Winterplace Ski Resort in Ghent, W. Va., January 16-19. The group skied on Saturday and Sunday. More...

Tarin Alani Howard to marry Noah Wayne Madden on June 6

Christopher and Katheryn Bratz of Hudson, Florida, and Bob and Sue Mahood of Edisto, S. C., announce the engagement of their daughter and granddaughter, Tarin Alani Howard, to Noah Wayne Madden, son of Kevin and Alicia Madden of Washington. More...

Case Howard celebrates first birthday Jan. 19

Eli Case Howard, son of Anna and Brandon Howard, was one year old Monday, January 19, and celebrated on two occasions. More...