June 21, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Business representatives learn the importance of customer service

Good customer service is the key to any successful business. Providing an experience that creates satisfied customers and positive reviews to others ensures both new businesses and repeat customers.  More...

Practice now to be ready for Hands-Free Georgia

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is encouraging all drivers to start complying with the state’s Hands-Free Georgia Act before it takes effect on July 1, 2018.  More...

Special Sections

Opinions

Decision time: this mom offers her teenage son two options for dinner

A mother asked her teenage son if he’d like something for dinner. “What are my options?” he asked. “Yes or no,” his mother answered. More...

Book Review

The Knowledge

Faithful readers of Martha Grimes’ mystery novels know that her Richard Jury books’ titles are the names of pubs or bars that may figure in the story.  More...

Blanche’s humble hospitality led to comfortable life

SOUTH HAMPTON, N.Y. – This is really a great place to visit if you just didn’t have to get here. You can drive to South Hampton in two hours, but only if there is no traffic. More...

Obituaries

Alma Hall Price

Private services for Alma Hall Price, 91, of Mallorysville Road in Tignall were held and interment was in the Mallorysville Baptist Church cemetery. She passed away on Friday, June 8, 2018, at Green Point Health and Rehab.  More...

Eva Ann Griffin Burdette

Graveside services for Eva Ann Griffin Burdette, 78, of Greensboro Road in Washington were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 16, 2018, at Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Albert Huyck officiating. More...

Elizabeth Lindsey Sifford

Elizabeth Lindsey Sifford, 74, of Leesburg, Georgia, went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on June 11, 2018 after a long, difficult illness which she faced with great courage, grace, and her “trademark” sense of humor. More...

Personalities

Bobby Reville receives engineering degree from Georgia Southern Univ.

Robert F. More...

Jeffry Wert will tell CWRT about ‘Civil War’s finest cavalryman’

Nationally prominent Civil War speaker Jeffry D. More...

Yeti cooler raffle to raise funds for W-W Animal Shelter

The Washington-Wilkes Animal Shelter Association is sponsoring a raffle for a Yeti Roadie 20 cooler (20 qt.) valued at $199.99 to raise funds for the benefit of the shelter. More...

County clears the way for airport runway extension

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners has authorized approval of construction contracts to extend the Washington-Wilkes Municipal Airport runway from 4,000 to 5,000 feet, a milestone length that will open many opportunities for growth and revenue More...

Chairman calls for extra time for board, public to consider policies

At the last regular meeting of the Wilkes County Board of Education, Chairman Ricky Callaway stated he wanted to start tabling proposed policy changes for 30 days. More...

Now’s the time to bring your taxes home

You have to pay your taxes anyway, so why not make sure they benefit your own home town. You can do that right here in Wilkes County and here’s how.  More...

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

... celebrating across the pond

Jay Granade, The News-Reporter’s first-ever lifetime subscriber, is on the move again and took his latest copy of the paper on a special trip to Europe. More...

Historic Springfield Baptist planning celebration for its 150th anniversary

The Springfield Baptist Church will celebrate its 150th anniversary on Sunday, July 8, with a special worship service beginning at 2:30 p.m. at 312 Church Street in Washington. More...

News

Circus acts, movies, workshops on tap for MWL summer readers

The Mary Willis Library is currently hosting its Summer Reading Club consisting of various programs including story time on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and movies on Fridays at 2 p.m. for kids ages two and up. More...

Cemetery book is ready to pre-order; family plots sought

The Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation needs help.  The organization is compiling a comprehensive volume of all rural cemeteries in Wilkes County, not including those belonging to churches or the city. More...

Hackney and Holley are on Dean’s List

Austin Hackney and Ashlyn Holley of Washington completed courses with exemplary marks and made the Dean’s List for the 2018 spring semester at Georgia College in Milledgeville.  Georgia College is the state’s designated public libera More...

Letters

To the Editor

Cartoons make readers ‘uncomfortable’

TO THE EDITOR:   More...

Sports

BASEBALL’S BEST

The Great American Ball Park

“I can throw out any man alive” – Johnny Bench, Reds Hall Of Fame Catcher   On a recent trip to the Kentucky and Cincinnati areas, my wife and I spent a pleasurable morning visiting the Cincinnati Reds museum which is located a More...

Tiger season football tickets go on sale July 18

Season tickets for 2018 Tiger football will be available for purchase for current ticket holders July 18-August 3 from Susan Nunn at the Washington Wilkes Comprehensive High School front office for $60 each. More...

Full field expected for 91st playing of Martin tourney

The 91st playing of what is now the Amos Martin Invitational golf tournament is set for the weekend of July 7-8, at the Washington-­Wilkes Country Club. More...

Worship

To the angel in Laodicea

At this time we are going to examine the verses of scripture that speak about the church of the Laodiceans, the seventh church in the Revelation, which represents the end of the church age on earth as we know it.  God chose the Church Age of man More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The annual Freedom Fireworks Extravaganza is set for Tuesday, July 3, on The Square. Festivities begin at 5 p.m.  .  The Washington Independence Day Walking Parade will be held Wednesday, July 4, beginning at 8 a.m. behind the courthouse. More...

Kitty Bits

Kitty Bits

Mr. Sir returns to notoriety

Doug Abramson emailed Georgia’s agriculture commissioner, Gary Black, regarding the Kitty Bits historical information on mules that ran last week.  More...