November 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Bank employees encouraged to shop local for Wills Memorial

F&M Bank is sponsoring a downtown shopping week in support of local merchants and Wills Memorial Hospital. More...

Seniors sign up for energy assistance

The Pope Center was packed Monday morning as some 218 Washington-Wilkes seniors applied for only 200 spots in the City of Washington/CSRA EOA program to provide assistance for qualifying seniors 65 o More...

Fall foliage hits its peak

In an explosion of bright fall color, this maple tree between the F&M Bank and Ingles Supermarket in Washington glowed in the afternoon sunlight last weekend, one of many dramatic trees around Wa More...

Washington-Wilkes families line up to sign up for official Toys for Tots

Crowds of parents lined up Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon to sign up their children to receive a Christmas toy from the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program this year. More...

Get tickets by Friday for annual breakfast with the legislators

This Friday, November 21, is the deadline to make reservations for the December 4 Wilkes County Legislative Breakfast, an annual event that gives local residents an opportunity to hear from and speak to members of Wilkes County’s legislative de More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Early deadlines for next week

A ccording to a report by the Associated Press, the average price of gasoline will be less than $3.00 a gallon in 2015 (which is fast approaching). More...

Opinions

Watch out for scary pseudo-scientific ‘news’ stories written and published to fool unwary folks like us

I ’ve written recently about how people are getting fooled every day about fake news stories that are masquerading as real, and fooling an awful lot of people with their believable but totally made-up stories. More...

Book Review

Under Magnolia

Many of us know Frances Mayes as the author of the popular book Under the Tuscan Sun. Published in 1996, it tells of her adventures buying and renovating a villa in Italy. A successful memoir, it became an equally popular film in 2003. More...

Hunting ringneck pheasant in South Dakota is a glorious experience

PIERRE, S. D. – When it comes to the avian world, there are birds so beautiful they leave you in awe when they take flight. The sheer beauty overwhelms. One of the reasons to become a fan of the St. Louis baseball team is the nickname. More...

Obituaries

William Forrest Grant Jr.

Funeral services for William “Bill” Forrest Grant Jr., 58, were held Monday, November 17, at 11 a.m. at Elberton First Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Mark Owens and Rev. Matthew Davis. More...

Worship

Jesus, the miracle worker

Toward evening on the day of the feeding of the five thousand, Jesus’ disciples boarded a vessel to take them to Capernaum on the opposite side of the Sea of Galilee. Jesus had remained on the mountain to be alone with his Heavenly Father. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Candlelight Shopping on The Square will be held on Tuesday, November 25, in downtown Washington. . More...

FOOTBALL SEASON ENDS FOR TIGERS

Brooks County tops W-W 21-14 in second round

See video highlights of the game by Richard Crabbe by clicking on the "Tiger Football Videos" link at the top of this page.  More...

Aggravated assaults get Gladmon 20-year sentence in state prison

A Wilkes County man was sentenced to 20 years in prison after a Superior Court jury found him guilty of several charges stemming from a February assault on his wife and other family members. More...

All four Wilkes County schools will dismiss at noon Friday to allow travel to Brooks Co.

All four Washington-Wilkes schools will dismiss at noon Friday to allow participants and families to travel some 245 miles south for the Tiger football playoff game in Brooks County, members of the Wilkes County Board of Education decided Monday afte More...

Commission meeting unusually brief

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners could have almost not met at all when the members gathered for their regular monthly meeting last Thursday. More...

Candlelight Shopping, Snow on Square set for Tuesday

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Washington-Wilkes as the first Candlelight Shopping and Snow on The Square events kick off the shopping season Tuesday evening, November 25, from 6-9 p.m. More...

Hearing set for Washington city budget next Tues.

The City of Washington will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, November 25, at 3 p.m. in the council chambers of City Hall to receive citizen input on the 2015 proposed annual budget. More...

Misleading letters offer insurance for home water lines - Free Access

Washington City Administrator Sherri Bailey has issued a notice of caution to city water customers who might receive mail solicitation for insurance on their water lines. More...

Kettle Creek group thanks schools for efforts

Kettle Creek Battlefield Association Chairman Dr. More...

News

‘The Marvelous Wonderettes’ will feature music of 50s, 60s

The year is 1958, and Springfield High School is gearing up for its senior prom. More...

Episcopal Bazaar and Luncheon set for Dec. 6, 10:30

On Saturday, December 6, the Episcopal Church of the Mediator will offer its annual Bazaar and Luncheon in the Parish House. The Country Kitchen will open at 10:30 a.m. with lunch following at 11:30. More...

Where in the world is The News-Reporter

... cruising on ‘Ol’ Man River’

David and Linda Chesnut took the lower Mississippi River Cruise on board the “Queen of the Mississippi” and traveled from New Orleans to Vicksburg and back with The News-Reporter along fo More...

Letters

Conference will surely bring forth good fruit

TO THE EDITOR: The Georgia Christian Unity Conference of last week end is now history. The ministry team has returned to their respective congregations and The Pope Center is clean and ready for the next function More...

Sports

WASHINGTON-WILKES TIGER BAND MEMBER of the WEEK

Yamille Adams

Instrument: Tenor Sax/ Alto Sax Class: Eighth Grade Hobbies: Praise dancing, singing, listening to music, reading Favorite Subject: Math More...

WASHINGTON-WILKES TIGER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

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Brittain is All-Region; Thornton and Booker get 2nd team honors

Three Washington-Wilkes Lady Tiger softball players have been chosen for All-Region recognition for their play during the 2014 season. Jada Brittian was selected as first team outfielder. More...

Personalities

Sabrina Annette Dodgen weds Jonathan Richard Doss Oct. 22

Sabrina Annette Dodgen of Washington and Jonathan Richard Doss of Dearing exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful double-ring ceremony Wednesday, October 22, at four o’clock in the afternoon at the home of the bride’s grandmother, Ann Chafi More...

New Beginnings

William Thomas Bunch III Joseph Parks Bunch Erin and TJ Bunch of Carlton announce the birth of twin sons, William Thomas III and Joseph Parks, on Wednesday, November 5, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens. Will weighed 4 lbs. 5 ozs. More...

Frances Wheelis WOM members meet Nov. 3 at home of Kay Nelms

The Frances Wheelis Women on Mission of First Baptist Church met at the home of Kay and Pug Nelms Monday evening, November 3. Melanie Wells, facilitator, opened the meeting and everyone read the WMU Watchword. Susan Pope led an opening prayer. More...