June 30, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Don’t let those blue lights ruin your holiday fun

While the night sky is lit up with fireworks, motorists in Washington Wilkes may find their rearview mirrors lit up with blue lights if they decide to drink and drive. More...

City worker injured in Monday wreck

Washington Fire Rescue and Wilkes EMS personnel tend to city sanitation driver James Kendrick Monday morning after the Kubota trash hauler he was driving collided with a car in the 100 block of Tigna More...

No new rabies cases reported, but pet vaccinations necessary

No new cases of rabies have been found, the Wilkes County Health Department says, after a rabid wild fox was killed by a dog in the Tyrone community, but awareness of rabid animals has got people looking more closely at wild animals and checking thei More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Being ‘Granny’ made my day

I had two of my days made special last week. More...

Opinions

Having the freedom to get cool on a hot day makes putting up with summer’s heat easier

June seems to be the time of year when you get that first taste of how hot summer is going to be, and it always reminds me of how our own personal freedom of choice affects how much or little we feel about this heat. Does that sound crazy? More...

Book Review

A Bone from a Dry Sea

I f you are an adult who still hasn’t discovered the joys of young adult books, in spite of Harry Potter and The Hunger Games, let me recommend Peter Dickinson. More...

Pittsburgh gets me to ruminating about the history of booze

PITTSBURGH – You may have heard this song before. I like Pittsburgh and all that I know about this vibrant city, its three rivers, the Steelers, the Pirates, the Penguins, and Ft. More...

Obituaries

Mary Ann Bentley

Funeral services for Mary Ann Bentley, 86, of 186 Bootleggers Lane, were held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 27, at the Washington First Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Reviere officiating. More...

Agnes Mae Hester Smith

Memorial services for Mrs. Agnes Mae Hester Smith, 79, of Greensboro Road, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at Hopkins Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Woods officiating. Visitation was held Sunday at the funeral home. More...

Herbert W. Bailey Jr.

Funeral services for Herbert W. Bailey Jr., 58, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 25, at Rehoboth Baptist Church with Rev. Tom Kalliokoski and Mary Rose Stein officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Personalities

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Sims honored at 65th anniversary celebration

Earl and Elizabeth Benson Sims of Danburg were honored on the occasion of their 65th wedding anniversary with a celebration and service on Saturday afternoon, June 11, at The Retro on Spring Street in Washington. More...

Emily Anna Tanner to marry Gabriel Eugene Strother Oct. 22

Debra and Tracy Hardigree of Tignall announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Anna Tanner, to Gabriel Eugene Strother, son of Angie and Barry Strother of Washington. The bride-elect is also the daughter of the late Michael Tanner. More...

Ashley Ann Michael marries Sterling Patrick Oliver May 22

Ashley Ann Michael and Sterling Patrick Oliver of Lawrenceville were united in marriage in a beautiful double-ring ceremony in the historic Gwinnett County Courthouse in Lawrenceville Sunday, May 22, at five o’clock in the afternoon. Rev. More...

Overflow Square crowds should like bigger, better Freedom Fireworks show

The chance to ride a 90-foot-long zip line above West Robert Toombs Avenue may be the best indication that Sunday evening’s bigger than-ever Washington-­Wilkes Freedom Fireworks Extravaganza may be the most memorable celebration ever. More...

Grant will help City of Washington beautify our old, raggedy sidewalks

The News-Reporter has always reported on road and street projects commissioned in Washington-Wilkes by the Georgia Department of Transportation, but the latest project announced hits close to home – in fact, right at the front door. More...

Train lovers visit Robert Toombs House

  Surrounded by displays of model trains and railroad memorabilia, visitors enjoy a living history program, “The Golden Age of Georgia Trains,” at the Robert Toombs House Historic Site Saturday in observance of General Toombs’ More...

News

Outlines the coming Rotary year

Washington Rotary Club President-Elect Terry Boswell told the club of his goals and plans for the coming club year which begins in July. More...

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

... at an impromptu meeting of friends in The Last Frontier

Dennis and Fran Hopkins (with The News-Reporter, center) had planned a trip to Alaska for several months. More...

A.H. Stephens Park will host several events for Independence Day

On Saturday, July 2, A.H. Stephens State Park in Crawfordville will host several Independence Day events. The celebration will begin with a bicycle parade at 10 a.m. in the RV campground. More...

Letters

Much achieved in short time

TO THE EDITOR: Congratulations to the Washington Little Theater for another successful Summer Drama Camp. If you missed their performances the weekend of June 17-19, you missed a great show of talent. More...

Sports

All-Stars win District 6 championship

Winning came easy in games leading up to the championship encounter but the 9-10-year-old Washington-Wilkes Little League All-Stars proved their mettle in an impressive, dramatic, and inspiring come-from-behind victory over Elbert County last Thursda More...

Annual tourney set July 9-10; Echols could be first to win 5

The 89th playing of what is now the Amos Martin Invitational golf tournament is set for the weekend of July 9-10, at the Washington-Wilkes Country Club. More...

More than 60 years of champions

Tournament winners and scores for the past 53 years, as compiled from The News-Reporter files, are: More...

Worship

The fierce battle caused by sin

When we are born into this world as physical human beings, we are born with the nature to sin. We will eventually sin against God, ourselves, our fellow man, and the world that we live in. More...

Mt. Carmel Baptist hosts 60 during a week of Bible School

A total of 60 people attended as Mt. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Donations are being accepted for the Freedom Fireworks Extravaganza set for July 3 on and around The Square in Washington. More...