April 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Masters crowds fill Washington businesses showing the importance of tourism to area

Overflow crowds of visitors for the Masters golf tournament found in Washington a peaceful place to lay their heads away from jampacked Augusta last week. More...

Hundreds of visitors expected next week for AME Church regional Youth Summit

Hundreds of children, youth, and volunteers from all over the CSRA are expected to fill the Pope Center and W-W Parks and Recreation facilities on Friday and Saturday, April 25-26, for a Youth Summit of the Augusta Conference of the AME Church. More...

Local cancer survivors needed for annual Wilkes Relay dinner

With the 2014 Wilkes Relay for Life just two weeks away, Wilkes County cancer survivors are still needed to sign up for Thursday evening’s Survivors Dinner. More...

Family fun ride April 27 to benefit medically fragile Georgia children

Local motocross and ATV riders of all ages are expected to join riders from all over the state Sunday, April 27, for the annual off-road Family Fun Trail Ride at Aonia Pass Motocross Park. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Special offering benefits hospital

Rain reported for our rainy week included 1.75 inches in the Bellewood-Aonia area. I got three inches on Lexington Avenue and the Tyrone area got two inches. More...

Opinions

It’s time ... to assume the best, not the worst

A full-page color advertisement in this week’s edition of The News-Reporter would have implied that a local Wilkes County business might have been responsible for abuse and neglect resulting in injury and even death. More...

My family’s old stories of frontier life go back to a year before the Pilgrims

This week, there’s a Burke family anniversary worth observing, and although I’ve mentioned it before, it’s a story worth telling again. More...

Book Review

Anne Frank: The Biography

This biography of Anne Frank was first published 15 years ago. Melissa Muller has found new sources and material, expanding the book and adding information about the family’s arrest and subsequent fate. More...

Obituaries

James Coleman Turman

Funeral services for James Coleman Turman, 96, of Washington, will be held at noon Friday, April 18, at the Rev. G.L. Avery Third Shiloh Center. A viewing will be held Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at McLendon Funeral Home. More...

John Moreland Major

A memorial service for John Moreland Major, 87, of Rome, was held Wednesday, April 16, at 2:30 p.m. at West Rome United Methodist Church with Rev. Gary McWhorter and Rev. Les Connell officiating. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Pleasant Grove C.M.E Church will host Paine College in concert along with a Pew Rally on Saturday, April 26, at 2 p.m. Rev. Travis Morris of Cray Chapel C.M.E. Church of Albany, Georgia, will be the guest minister. The public is invited. . More...

Last Day to register is Monday, April 21

(correction to print edition)

This coming Monday is the deadline to register to vote in time to cast a ballot in the May 20 General Primary Election and the July 22 runoff, the Wilkes County voter registrar said, and voter registrations can now be done online. More...

City council will help Wills Memorial by providing power priced at low rate

After hearing a report from Wills Memorial Hospital CEO Jane Echols, the Washington City Council agreed to supply the hospital with electricity at cost to help lower expenses. More...

County sets short meeting record

With no business or projects left over unattended, and with no new business requiring action, the ­Wilkes County Board of Commissioners met and adjourned in record time at their regular meeting last week. More...

Downed power line causes small fire, outage

A still-hot power line arcs and sparks as Washington firefighters extinguish a small brush fire at the base of a power pole last Thursday evening after a 7,000-volt transmission line on North Alexand More...

Rayle EMC supports Wills Memorial

In appreciation for the contributions made by Wills Memorial Hospital to the people of Washington-Wilkes, Rayle EMC’s Tony Griffin gives a check for $1,500 to WMH Chief Financial Officer Tracy More...

Signs supporting Wills Memorial still available through end of April

Signs that express the community’s support for Wills Memorial Hospital are so popular that CEO Jane Echols says the signs will be available through April. More...

News

Sharon Shenanigans festiva1 will feature games, films, astronomy

The Sharon Shenanigans set for Saturday, April 26, will be a long day full of family fun, music, astronomy, and even a film festival. More...

Learn all about composting this Saturday at Rock Eagle

If you want to start composting but aren’t sure how, Rock Eagle’s “Saturday at the Rock” series will provide some answers this Saturday, April 19, in the program “Composting: From the Garbage to the Garden.” More...

Rotary’s ShelterBox provides first relief from disaster

What started as a centennial project for a Rotary Club in England has become a worldwide effort to provide immediate relief to people who have lost their homes and possessions due to natural and other disasters. More...

Sports

Young Tigers celebrate 11-1 season with scrimmage, cookout

The Washington-Wilkes Middle School baseball team finished its season with a win over Glascock affording the young Tigers an impressive 11-1 record for 2014. More...

W-W Tigers get a pair of wins in doubleheader with Greene

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger varsity baseball team racked up two victories last Tuesday, April 8, against the Greene County Tigers. Hunter Brock picked up his first high school win by pitching a complete game that ended by the mercy rule. More...

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Worship

Spreading the good news about the resurrection of Jesus

Who was the first person to spread the good news about the Resurrection? More...

Personalities

Amber Mishelle Ellis to wed Andrew Trey Kemp on June 7

Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Ellis of Cleveland announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber Mishelle, to Andrew Trey Kemp, son of Alan Kemp of Braselton and Mrs. Teresa Kemp of Washington. More...

Chief Glenn speaks to members of Washington Woman’s Club

Washington Police Department Chief of Police Theodosia Glenn was guest speaker at the meeting of the Washington Woman’s Club Monday, April 14, at the clubhouse. The program continued the theme “Celebrating the Women of Washington.” More...

Christ City of Prayer to host Jubilee on Saturday, May 17

The Christ City of Prayer Church will host a Holy Ghost-filled Jubilee at the church on Saturday evening, May 17, at 7 p.m. Guest gospel singers and quartets from the surrounding areas will present a program of worship through music. More...