October 19, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Mule Day offers plenty of variety

From old western gunslinging to the traditional pony ride, this year’s Mule Day Southern Heritage Festival was filled with family favorites and stunning new attractions, proving that this is on More...

Iris Garden Club hosts ‘No Child Left Inside’ at W-WPS

The Iris Garden Club, partnering with the administration and faculty of the W-W Primary School hosted “No Child Left Inside” early this month at the school’s Outdoor Classroom/Wildlife Watch. More...

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ACROSS THE SAVANNAH

‘Coyote journalism’ covers most anything

“Tom, you live like a coyote.” So said a woman commenting on my bachelor lifestyle. She’s right and her pronouncement set me to thinking. I practice journalism like a coyote, too. I scavenge for stories. More...

A redneck may know how to start a fire but sharing testimony can start something bigger

Perhaps you heard about the redneck who went to the insurance agent to get fire coverage for his home.  “Would you like flood insurance, too?” the agent asked.  “I reckon not,” he said. More...

Book Review

Swing Time

“It was the first day of my humiliation.” Swing Time opens with a Prologue and this first sentence. The unnamed narrator moves on then to gradually reveal why and by whom she was being humiliated. More...

Worship

Conquer life by faith in God

The Israelites of the Old Testament were God’s first chosen People. It took many years of conflict before they realized that, humanly, we cannot conquer life by our own determination.  More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Jailyn De’shayla Graves   More...

Vera Holmes enjoys birthday celebrations with family, friends

Vera Louise Holmes, daughter of Lizzie and Justin Holmes of Cookeville, Tennessee, was two years old on Sunday, October 15, and celebrated with family and friends on several occasions.  An early birthday celebration was held in Vera’s hono More...

Horner speaks on new cancer treatment approach

Dr. More...

Wilkes schools above state average; vocational diploma need discussed

As data for Georgia graduation rates was recently released, Wilkes County was ranked above the state average, as well as being noted for exceeding that of several schools within the CSRA, which was a featured topic of discussion at the board of educa More...

Historical videos for high schools to be developed using battlefield

The Georgia National Guard is sponsoring development of a series of historical videos for high school students which would illustrate unsung heroes, little known events, and the Army core values as well as those of Elijah Clarke whose leadership in t More...

Land donations provide places for two rural fire stations; ISO ratings will drop

Thanks to the generosity of two families, the rest of Wilkes County will soon enjoy the much lower ISO insurance ratings most residents currently have, according to an announcement made by Wilkes County Commission Chairman Sam Moore at last week&rsqu More...

Tickets available for year’s best pancakes

The popular annual Rotary Pancake Supper will be held Friday, October 20, at the Washington-Wilkes Elementary School cafeteria beginning at 5 p.m. and tickets are now available. More...

News

‘Resthaven Revisited’ will live again as new version is set for October 21

The next edition of Resthaven Revisited is scheduled for this Saturday, October 21, from 6-9 p.m. with something for everyone including history buffs, cemetery lovers, and those who like things just a little bit creepy.  More...

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

... remembering the battle, and the place

Bobby and Vivian Long stopped off at The Alamo with The News-Reporter in San Antonio Texas last week where they also toured the Famous Menger Hotel and Saloon near the Alamo, which was home to many e More...

Early voting in council election continues through November 3

Early voting began Monday, October 16, in the City of Washington election for three seats on the City Council.  While Tuesday, October 10, was the last day to register for this election, Wilkes County Voter Registrar Debbie Anderson reminds ever More...

Sports

Softball Tigers stage comeback to beat Charlton, and advance

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger girls softball team got off to a sour start last Friday in the first round of the state playoffs but bounced back in grand fashion immediately to send Charlton County packing. More...

W-W Tigers beat Hancock 43-32; Aquinas game this Friday is critical

As might have been expected after beating Lincoln County and going on the road to beat Greene County, the Washington-Wilkes Tigers came out a little flat at Hancock Central last Friday night, even though the team appeared sufficiently pumped in warm- More...

BASEBALL’S BEST

Pennant races exciting no matter who

“It is not how you start the season, it is how you finish. You don’t play to put up the numbers, but to try to get a chance to make the World Series.” – Albert Pujols, All-Star major league player.   More...

Don't Forget

Don't forget

The Lyonsvillle Baptist Church will celebrate its 142nd church anniversary on Sunday, October 22, at 2:30 p.m. with guest speaker Rev. Lance Pitts. The public is invited.  .  More...