June 14, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Small town mayor produces podcasts and will feature Washington very soon

Last week the mayor of Ocilla, Georgia, spent a day in Washington but it wasn’t on city business, well, at least not exactly.  More...

Donation will help purchase instruments

The Marching Tiger Band of Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School received a charitable contribution of $5,000 from Novipax, LLC, a packaging solutions company. The check was presented at the W-WCHS 2018 commencement program.  More...

Special Sections

Opinions

A marriage benefit: you don’t have to finish all of your own sentences

I heard the other day about the fellow who joked he hadn’t spoken to his wife in 18 months.  “Why not?” his friend asked.  “Because I don’t like to interrupt her.”  I heard about another fellow who c More...

Book Review

Alternate Side

A good novel doesn’t have to be a thriller or adventure story to hold our attention. Anna Quindlen has published nine novels, in addition to successful non-fiction books and columns.  More...

Four trees are important parts of campus heritage

There are four trees in Athens, three on the University of Georgia campus, which are accompanied by interesting and fascinating vignettes.  More...

Obituaries

Alvina Marie Brown Martin

Funeral services for Alvina Marie Brown Martin, 90, were held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 31, 2018, at Harvest Time Christian Center with Rev. Terry Casper and Rev. Charles Wood officiating. More...

Cheryle Lynn McCarty Holsclaw

Interment for Cheryle Lynn McCarty Holsclaw, 71, of 185 S. Hulin Avenue in Tignall, took place at 11 a.m. Monday, June 4, 2018, at Wisteria Cemetery in Union Point, Georgia. She died on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at The Tignall House.  Ms. More...

Donald Gene Turner

Donald Gene Turner, 82, of Heflin, Alabama, formerly of Washington, Georgia, died Sunday, June 3, 2018, at his home.  Born on August 22, 1934, in Montgomery, Alabama, Mr. Turner was the son of the late Herbert E. and Mary Mooney Turner. 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.  .  More...

Kitty Bits

Kitty Bits

Kettle Creek featured at The Fox

We received an email from Debbie Hopkins Pittman who worked at The News-Reporter many years ago. “You recently asked about the white squirrels; well there are two living around my brother’s (Bill Hopkins) house.  More...

Cullars calls for mayor to resign, promises court action

Charging that Washington Mayor Ames Barnett no longer lives within the city limits, Councilman Nathaniel Cullars called for his resignation at Monday afternoon’s June City Council meeting and promised to challenge Barnett’s residency in t More...

Summer Concert Series continues; ‘a good place to build relationships’

Last Saturday night, June 9, the Oconee Rhythm Section Band entertained scores of people during the evening hours on The Square. More...

Summer Drama Camp productions on tap for Playhouse this weekend

For the past two weeks, 31 kids have been learning the ins and outs of theater production during the Washington Little Theater’s annual Youth Drama Camp.  “We had 14 juniors (grades 3-6) and 17 seniors (grades 7-12) attend this year, More...

News

W-WPS notes best writers

Washington-Wilkes Primary School 2017-2018 Young Georgia Authors Competition winners are Carleigh Miller for first grade, Avery Gaddy for second grade, Josephine Filipiak for kindergarten, and Kamryn More...

LWREA is ‘Unit of Distinction’ at state educators’ convention

The Lincoln-Wilkes Retired Educators Association (LWREA) received the Georgia Retired Educators Association’s (GREA) highest award, A Unit of Distinction, at the 60th annual convention of GREA held at the Macon Marriott City Center in Macon. More...

Friends donate leftover books to veterans

The Friends of the Mary Willis Library was “thrilled” at the generosity shown for its annual Wilsbary book sale this year. “We had a great sale, and still had many books remaining. More...

Sports

BASEBALL’S BEST

My only visit to ‘The House That Ruth Built’

“Baseball was, is, and always will be to me the best game in the world” – Babe Ruth   A few days ago I celebrated another birthday for which I am very grateful. More...

Kareema Wingfield is on Dean’s List at Georgia State

Kareema Wingfield of Washington was named to the Dean’s List at Georgia State University for the spring semester of 2018.  More...

Worship

To the angel in Philadelphia

We come to the time on Earth that the church in Philadelphia represents and speaks to. We are able to understand the function of the Church of Jesus Christ in the lives of mankind, as we live our lives on Earth.  More...

Personalities

Courtney O'Neal Gunter to marry Christopher Glenn Hobbs Dec. 15

Mr. and Mrs. Danny Gunter of Rayle announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney O’Neal of Jesup, to Christopher Glenn Hobbs of Savannah, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Hobbs of Dublin.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. More...

OLLI@UGA book club enjoys special tea-themed gathering

A cylinder-shaped leather tea canister from the early 1940s was a special highlight of the recent OLLI Book Club gathering.  Joanne Pollock explained, “My uncle who was with the General Electric Company in Shanghai, China, before Pearl Har More...

Paige McAvoy receives business admin. degree from UNG on May 5

Paige Chandler McAvoy graduated from the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega in commencement exercises Saturday, May 5, earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.  More...