August 17, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Palmer pleads guilty here, will now face N.C. charges

Thomas Glenn Palmer Jr. pleaded guilty to all charges in exchange for sentencing, in the end, to 10 years confinement with no parole plus 10 years probation. More...

An eclipse for the ages seen in Washington May 28, 1900

As we make our plans for the solar eclipse on Monday the 21st, we should look back over a century when another eclipse directly brought Washington, Georgia, to the forefront of the scientific community. More...

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Opinions

Southern farmers are heroes of the soil

My lunches have been simple but delicious all summer. I’ve pretty much lived off tomato sandwiches. I grow my own tomatoes in the back yard. More...

If you try vanishing cream, please leave your clothes on; don’t dread the rapture

It was during a dinner party when the hosts’ two little children tiptoed into the dining room naked as jaybirds and walked quietly around the table. More...

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Sports

New Tigers get first taste of football at Hart County

It wasn’t a game. But if it had been a game, it would have played out just about as expected for a first encounter of the year between a hosting AAA team and a traveling Class A opponent. More...

Lady Tigers split weekend games in Chick-fil-A Classic; win 3 and lose 3

The Washington-Wilkes Lady Tiger softball team kept it even in the first six games of the season last week in tournament play.  More...

There is excitement in collecting

BASEBALL’S BEST

“We all collected baseball cards that came with bubble gum. You could never get the smell of bubble gum off your cards, but you kept your Yankees cards pristine.” ... More...

Personalities

64th annual Newsome reunion held August 12 at Ebenezer

The 64th annual reunion of the descendants of Joseph Thomas Newsome (1831 – 1897) and Susan Reynolds Newsome (1835 – 1915) was held on Saturday, August 12, at Ebenezer Baptist Church in the Aonia community.  More...

Edee Fortson enjoys My Little Pony sixth birthday celebration

Edee Fortson, daughter of Meghan and Adam Fortson, celebrated her sixth birthday on Saturday, August 5, with a My Little Pony party her home. More...

New Beginnings

Hadleigh Ann Bentley   Heather and Kheled Bentley of Washington announce the birth of their daughter, Hadleigh Ann, on Tuesday, August 8, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens. Hadleigh weighed 7 lbs. 11 ozs. and was 21 inches long. More...

City mourns ‘tough day’ but gets favorable report on annual audit

At the end of a day which began with a tragic murder, the Washington City Council remembered the victim, Frederick Cade, with a moment of silence and with special words offered as part of the prayer of invocation. More...

When you win it you gotta ‘put a ring on it’

Kiara Binns, Ta’aliya Booker, Tycoriah Danner, and Secoriah Danner received their state championship rings last Friday in the Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School media center where Prin More...

County accepts bids for paving of Broad, Big Cedar

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners adopted a revised version of the county’s drug policy, awarded contracts for the resurfacing of two roads, and heard various reports from around the county at its most recent regular meeting last Thursda More...

Tigers get first taste of action

DonDon Anthony and the 2017 Washington-Wilkes Tigers tuned up against the Hart County Bulldogs last Friday night in Hartwell and fans got a preview of what’s to come in this football season wit More...

... visiting an ancient citadel

Jay and Caroline Leslie took The News-Reporter along when they met their daughter, Nancy, in Milan, Italy, after she had spent five weeks as an au pair for two teenage girls in Milano Marittima, Ital More...

News

‘Be Kind to Humankind’ week seeks blood donations Aug. 24

The fourth week in August is “Be Kind To Humankind Week.” Established in 1988, “it is basically a week of reflection and kind thoughts of others to make this world a better place.” Of course, kindness is something many of us e More...

Don’t let the excitement eclipse viewing safety

On the afternoon of August 21, Wilkes County residentrs will have the opportunity to share in the experience of seeing the summer afternoon sky darken as the moon’s shadow covers the sun, and they are excited. More...

OSY participants learn about worksite protocol

The Wilkes County Community Partnership (WCCP) WIOA-ORBIT Program sponsored a Worksite Protocol Workshop last Friday at the Wilkes County courthouse for Out-of-School Youth participants. More...

Letters

Support of Tiger Band continues with donations from faithful supporters

The W-W Band Boosters have had a change in officers but not in serving our band leader, band students, and reaching the goal of purchasing new marching uniforms. More...

Obituaries

Marjorie Stowers Morrow

Memorial services for Marjorie Morrow, 95, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, August 18, at First United Methodist Church in Washington, with Rev. Thomas Hall and Mrs. Morrow’s cousin Rev. Phil Gaines officiating. More...

Johnny Shedd

Funeral services for Johnny Shedd, 87, of Walker Road in Rayle, Georgia, were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 11, 2017, at the County Line Baptist Church in Rayle with Rev. Jim Newsome and Rev. Allen Danner officiating. More...

Clifford Burke

A memorial service for Clifford “Kip” Burke, 63, of Washington, will be announced at a later date. He died Sunday, August 13, 2017, at home surrounded by his family and loved ones.  More...

Worship

God’s plan of salvation is finished

After Jesus died on the cross and then resurrected from the dead, God gave to those who will believe and repent of their sins in the name of Jesus Christ by the power of God’s Holy Spirit, eternal life when they die their physical death.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Wilkes County Board of Education will meet at the board office on N. Alexander Avenue on Monday, August 21, at 2 p.m.  .  Reeves Chapel Baptist Church will conduct its annual Revival Meeting services August 21-23. More...