October 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

With float-building underway, entries and sponsors needed for annual Parade of Lights

There are already more than a dozen groups building illuminated floats for this year’s annual Christmas Parade of Lights, set for Saturday, December 13, organizers say, and parade sponsors are needed by November 1. More...

Flag footballers close out fall season

With moves that could make him a Washington-Wilkes Tiger someday, 7-year-old Bulldog James Nichols fights for every inch in Monday night’s final game of the 2014 Washington-Wilkes Parks and Rec More...

Vintage racers on vintage bikes return Nov. 1

Legendary five-time-champion flat-track racer Dave Aldana leads the pack in vintage racing action from earlier this year. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Don’t forget to set clocks BACK

Friday is Halloween! Families and children are looking forward to Trick-or-Treating as always. More...

Opinions

Ghostly Confederate soldiers around Green’s Grove apparently don’t seem to mind us talking to them

I ’ve commented before over the years that on Halloween, it’s always been pretty dead in my neighborhood. Not a living soul comes trick-or-treating in the shady dark hollows of Green’s Grove. More...

Book Review

Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening

A lthough Mister Owita’s book is about gardening and its impact on the writer Carol Wall, it isn’t a guide. Instead, Mister Owita guides Wall not only in improving her yard, but also in her attitudes toward gardening and life. More...

Microbiologist is particular about where our food comes from

GRIFFIN – When Henry King Stanford was president of the University of Georgia, he had a standard greeting in every community where he spoke: “Welcome to the campus of the University of Georgia,” he would begin his remarks. More...

Obituaries

Sara Mims Wynne

A memorial service for Sara Mims Wynne, 94, of Washington, was held Saturday, October 25, at 3 p.m. in First United Methodist Church with Rev. Thomas Hall officiating. A private interment was held in Resthaven Cemetery. More...

Joseph Wayne Madden

Funeral services for Joseph Wayne Madden, 72, of Washington, were held Monday, October 27, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Washington with Rev. Kevin Madden officiating. Interment was held in Washington-Wilkes Memorial Gardens. More...

Carolyn Latimer Harvley

Carolyn Latimer Harvley, 100, a native of Metasville, passed away on Saturday, October 11, in Atlanta. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday morning, November 2, at 2 a.m. Clocks should be set BACK one hour. . More...

Tax bills delivered, due by Dec. 30

Property tax bills are being delivered to Wilkes County property owners now, with a due date at the end of the year. “They’ve got until December 30 to pay on time,” Wilkes County Tax Commissioner Mary Hubbard said. More...

Voters go to polls across Wilkes for Tuesday’s mid-term election

Polls across Wilkes County open at 7 a.m. Tuesday for the 2014 midterm election, and The News-Report- er has a sample ballot on page 15 of this issue to help you cast your vote. More...

Christmas season to be packed with events to keep locals, attract visitors to Wilkes Co.

Although there won’t be a Christmas Tour of Homes this year, the upcoming holiday season from Thanksgiving through Christmas will still be packed with events throughout Washington-Wilkes that will show off many of the area’s best attracti More...

Latest appeal by Dr. Dolly Hearn’s killer rejected, community still working to keep Corbin in for life

The man serving a life sentence for murdering a beloved Washington dental student has lost his latest appeal to escape the consequences of his crime. More...

Spooky times require grown-up attention

Frankenstein’s monster and his little ghoul buddy at the Mary Willis Library aren’t the only things that will be haunting the streets of Washington-Wilkes Halloween night. More...

News

NRCS streamlines application process; EQIP sign-up underway

A single sign up for the 2015 Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is underway and ends December 19, according to District Conservationist Jason Wheatley of the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). More...

FBLA volunteers help with breast cancer awareness

Last Saturday, several Washington Wilkes Comprehensive High School FBLA students volunteered to help serve at the Nancy C. Long Steak Dinner sponsored by Beta Sigma Phi. More...

Lions Club to offer chicken barbecue Sat., Nov. 1,11:30-1

The Washington Lions Club is cooking one of its famous chicken barbecues on Saturday, November 1. The menu includes one-half of a barbecued chicken, slaw, baked beans, tea, and bread. Extra cups of the delicious sauce will also be available. More...

Letters

Production’s fundraising benefits cemetery

TO THE EDITOR: This year’s production of Rest­haven Revisited was a huge success for the Resthaven Cemetery Fund. More...

Woman’s Club says thanks for dinner support

TO THE EDITOR: On behalf of the Washington Woman’s Club, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of the community who support our fundraising efforts, our most recent one being the spaghetti dinner, held Friday, October 3. More...

Jason Chapman 5K is success thanks to generous support

TO THE EDITOR: n behalf of the First Baptist Church of Washington, Georgia, we would like to thank all of our volunteers, Wilkes County Sheriff’s Department, Wilkes County EMS, the Washington City Council More...

Sports

Offensive woes doom Tigers in 7-22 loss to Wildcats

The roller coaster took another plunge last Friday when the Washington Wilkes Tigers failed to get their offense going and the Rabun County Wildcats all but clinched the Region 8AA championship, knocking W-W out of any chance at a No. More...

Washington Optimists to hold annual 5k race this Saturday

This Saturday, November 1, the fourth annual Washington Optimist 5K will kick off at 8:15 a.m. at the Wilkes County courthouse. Previous races have attracted more than 100 runners from all over the state. More...

BASEBALL’S BEST

Some great players missed the World Series

As I am writing this article the 2014 World Series is tied at two games each for the Royals and the Giants so next week we can report on the winner and the path that led to the championship. More...

Personalities

Abigail Amanda Aaron and Timothy Cameron Tribble united in marriage September 27 at Rolling M Ranch

Abigail Amanda Aaron of Tignall and Timothy Cameron Tribble of Harlem exchanged wedding vows in an outdoor double-ring ceremony Saturday, September 27, at five o’clock in the afternoon at Rolling M Ranch in Tignall. Rev. More...

New Beginnings

Alaina Judy Wright

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wright of Washington announce the birth of their daughter, Alaina Judy, on Friday, December 27, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens. Alaina weighed 7 lbs. 13 ozs. and was 20 ½ inches long. More...

Jessica Lynn Walker marries Steven Clark Redd Sept. 27

Jessica Lynn Walker and Steven Clark Redd of Winterville were united in marriage in a beautiful double-ring ceremony Saturday, September 27, at five-o’clock in the afternoon at Hull Baptist Church in Hull. Rev. Randy Crowe of Hull officiated. More...