August 21, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

County commission agrees on terms for city law enforcement by deputies

The terms of an intergovernmental agreement between Wilkes County and the City of Washington were unanimously approved by the Board of Commissioners at a total cost of $516,000 to the city for one year. More...

Wilkes Board of Education to tour W-W Elementary to see completed project

Members of the Wilkes County Board of Education will tour the remodeled Washington-Wilkes Elementary School next Tuesday to approve of the nearly complete eight-month construction project and authorize a final payment. More...

Grand Jury returns indictments in August session

A Washington teen who was just arrested for firing a gun into a crowd at The Pope Center last week was indicted by a Wilkes County Grand Jury for aggravated assault and pointing a gun at someone in May. More...

Letters to parole board needed to keep Dr. Dolly Hearn’s killer in prison for life

The Washington-Wilkes community will never forget the late Dr. Dolly Hearn, murdered in 1990 by her former boyfriend, Barton Corbin, who confessed to the crime in 2006 after he murdered his wife in 2004. More...

Bi-Lo donates to Washington-Wilkes Animal Shelter

Bi-Lo manager David Wildman, shelter director Gloria Wheatley, and Bi-Lo pricing coordinator Margie Burke show off a large load of dog and cat food that the supermarket donated last week to the Washi More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Blood supply is low

I n reference to recent comments on Dog Days, I received the following note from Jane Kuehn at the Deerlick Astronomy Village in Taliaferro County: “Dog Days of Summer.” Sirius (the Dog Star) rises mid-summer. More...

Opinions

My mama said we were descended from kings, but being a second son of a second son stinks

I was raised on my mother’s genealogy studies, hearing her spin wonderful stories of my long-dead ancestors both good and bad, noble and common, and I learned two important lessons that apply to all of us. More...

Book Review

The Starboard Sea

Jason Prosper, protagonist and narrator of The Starboard Sea, is charming and intelligent. More...

Another summer visit to England is like a homecoming for me

BRIDGE, England – Summer plans over the years usually mean that there is a need to pass through London which leads to a homecoming to this village which is roughly 65 miles east of one of the most lively and diverse cities in the world. More...

Worship

Jesus, the Messiah

When John the Baptist pronounced Jesus the Lamb of God, two of John’s followers who were with him on that day left John and followed after Jesus (John 1:36, 37). More...

Personalities

Jessica Lynn Walker to marry Steven Clark Redd on Sept. 27

Jennifer and Tom Aiken of Winterville and Page Walker of Rayle announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Lynn Walker, to Steven Clark Redd, son of Bettye Redd of Augusta and the late Richard Redd of Thomson. More...

New Beginnings

Ryker Crayton Cannon Terah and Joshua Cannon of Port Wentworth announce the birth of their son, Ryker Crayton, born Monday, August 4, at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah. Ryker weighed 8 lbs. 13 ozs. and was 21 ½ inches long. More...

Katherine Burney Pollock, William Robert Marshall exchange marriage vows Saturday, July 19 in Macon

Katherine Burney Pollock and William Robert Marshall of Macon exchanged wedding vows in a sacred ceremony Saturday, July 19, at six-thirty o’clock in the evening at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Macon. Rev. More...

Wilkes man wanted in domestic assault arrested by GSP SWAT team on Sunday

A Wilkes County man is in jail charged with assaulting his girlfriend by running her off the road Sunday, then fleeing from deputies and refusing to surrender for hours as lawmen from several jurisdictions surrounded his Greensboro Road home. More...

Third Shiloh will install Dr. Hunter as new moderator

The Third Shiloh Association will celebrate its new moderator, Rev. Dr. Reginald A. Hunter, with an installation banquet on Saturday, August 30, at the Third Shiloh’s Reverend G.L. Avery Center beginning at 6 p.m. More...

Elderly driver loses control on Robert Toombs

An elderly Washington woman was alert and talking to rescuers after a three-car wreck on East Robert Toombs Avenue Monday afternoon. The driver, Alice Green, told rescuers her brakes locked up. More...

It’s a Devil of a band fundraiser

With football season upon us, Red Devils aren’t very popular here in Tiger Country. More...

Auction is set for delinquent taxes Tuesday, Sept. 2

An auction for delinquent property taxes from the years 2012 and 2013 may see as many as 30 properties on the block at the Wilkes County courthouse on Tuesday, September 2. More...

News

Where is in the world The News-Reporter ...

... in the first eastern national park

... in the first eastern national park More...

Church of the Mediator to offer film series, discussion during fall

“No one knows how many ‘unchurched’ people there are in ­Wilkes and Taliaferro Counties, but everyone suspects their numbers are growing,” said Loree Reed, of the Episcopal Church of the Mediator. More...

Where in the World is The News-Reporter ...

Granade experiences culture during exchange trip to China

Standing on part of the Great Wall of China, Jay Granade shows the News-Reporter he took along on his student exchange trip recently. This News-Reporter is about 7,181 miles from home. More...

Sports

Disappointing start at Hart is wake up call for Tigers in second pre-season scrimmage

A not-so-good showing by the Washington-Wilkes Tigers in their second pre-season scrimmage last Friday at Hart County could work out to be just what the doctor ordered but it wasn’t very pleasant at the time. More...

2014-15 guide is now available for sportsmen in print, online

The 2014-2015 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is now available online and in print, according to the Georgia DNR’s Wildlife Resources Division. More...

Hunter education classes will be offered at library this fall

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division is offering hunter education classes in Wilkes County. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Flint Hill Baptist Church will be celebrating their 137th anniversary on the first Sunday, September 7, at 11:45 a.m. . More...