December 8, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Non-compliance with sign ordinance prompts clarification from city official

In response to growing concern and some possible misunderstandings about the City of Washington’s nearly 20-year-old sign ordinance, City Administrator Sherri Bailey has issued the following statement.  More...

Britt Hammond takes oath of office as judge for Toombs Judicial Circuit

In a dignified and impressive ceremony on December 2, Thomas Brittan Hammond was sworn in as Judge of Superior Courts for the Toombs Judicial Circuit. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Parade won’t be rescheduled

Christmas is fast approaching. There are only 17 shopping days until Christmas and Santa Claus will be coming to town in just 18 more days. More...

Opinions

Now that’s just tacky, but the kids like it, as long as it’s in good taste

As Christmas lights have begun to appear on homes and businesses over the last week or so, it often reminds me that some 50 years ago, my dear mother felt that folks who outlined their eves, windows, and rooflines with lights made them look like &ldq More...

Book Review

Commonwealth

Commonwealth is about two, not well-blended families over a fifty-year period. It is also about relationships and forgiveness. At Franny Keating’s christening party, Bert Cousins crashes it, mainly to get away from his own noisy household. More...

Feeling sorry for those who don’t attend UGA, she drives a bus

Who among us would not enjoy lunch and conversation with a pretty Georgia coed who makes your day when she shares with you a sprinkling of her inner thoughts, which underscores that the younger generation may influence positive change in our world?&n More...

Obituaries

Ted Hansford

Funeral services for Ted Hansford, 62, of Stephens, Georgia, were held Friday, December 2, at 11 a.m. at Salem Baptist Church with Rev. Brett Mask officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. He died on November 29, 2016.  More...

Personalities

Sarah Quinn Hardy honored at first birthday celebrations

Sarah Quinn Hardy, daughter of Ashton and Gaynor Hardy of Rayle, celebrated her first birthday on Saturday, November 19.  On Friday, November 18, she celebrated at her grandmother, Alice Hardin’s home with all her daycare friends. More...

Washington Personal Mention

Lynn, Jeff, and Hope Fletcher of Mt. Airy visited the Friday after Thanksgiving with Georgia Fletcher. l  Linda and Keith Winn of Atlanta enjoyed a Thanksgiving visit with Patsy and Hollis Winn. More...

Abby Smith guest of honor at Christmas shower Dec. 3

Abby Smith, bride-elect of Blake Connell, was entertained at a Christmas shower Saturday, December 3, given by Gail Duggan, Denise Armour, Jann McClearen Kelly, Darla Ward, and Amelia Wheatley at the Duggan home on South Alexander Avenue.  For t More...

Toombs House will present award-winning dramatization of Dickens’ Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens wrote “A Christmas Carol” in keeping with the Victorian tradition of telling scary stories at Christmas. More...

State and local leaders offer updates, address issues

A crowd of local citizens interested in the state of Washington-Wilkes locally and as it fits into regional, state, and even national scenes filled the Rev. G.L. More...

Interact members report on camp

Elexus Campbell (center) and Destiny Favors visited with the Washington Rotary Club to report on their experiences at RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) Camp last summer. More...

Twenty-grand given for anesthesia machine

Representing the Wills Memorial Hospital Foundation, Susan Duncan Pope (second from left) presents a check for $20,000 to Wills Memorial Hospital CEO Tracie Haughey to help with the purchase of a new More...

News

Fourth-graders learn all about astronomy on visit to Deerlick

Deerlick Astronomy Village hosted 120 fourth-grade students from the Washington-Wilkes Elementary School during November. More...

New video series available during Winter Weather Awareness Week

Georgia Power is highlighting Winter Weather Awareness Week December 5-9 during the company’s first-ever “Georgia Power Prepare- Athon!” In collaboration with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Georgia Emergency Managem More...

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

... seeing the sights in the Big Apple

Washington-Wilkes Middle School staff members took The News-Reporter on a special holiday trip when they enjoyed part of their Thanksgiving break in New York touring many sites of interest including More...

Sports

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Wrestling teams start off right with strong wins at Greenbrier

The Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School and Middle School Tigers started off their wrestling seasons last Thursday and Friday, December 1-2, and both teams did very well, according to Coach Tommy Saggus.  More...

Young folks can play supervised basketball during winter break

Young people of the community are invited to play basketball at the Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation gymnasium during the Wilkes County schools’ winter break from Monday, December 19 through Monday, January 2.  “This will be su More...

Worship

Important to say ‘Yes’ when God calls

God’s people should always be prepared to recognize and obey the will of God. When we live in such a state of preparedness for God’s call, we make ourselves open to his richest blessings.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Christ City of Prayer will hold its Pastoral 25th Christmas Dinner on Sunday, December 11, at 3 p.m. with guest speaker Pastor Eddie Moore of Rogers Tabernacle COGIC in Thomson. The public is invited. . More...