October 2, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

More mules, more music, more activities will highlight Southern Heritage Festival

With preparations nearly complete, this year’s Mule Day Southern Heritage Festival, set for Saturday, October 11, will have more mules, music, and activities than ever, organizers with the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce say. More...

Deputies, drug task force, probation make drug arrests

Wilkes County deputies, state probation and parole officers, along with members of the Piedmont Northern MANS Drug Task Force, conducted drug raids all over Washington-­Wilkes last week, arresting six individuals on drug-related charges. More...

Relay for Life fundraising begins this weekend

Fundraising for the 2015 Wilkes County Relay for Life, set for April 17, begins this weekend. “Preparations for next spring’s Wilkes Relay are really building up steam,” organizer Margie Burke said. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Gas prices are going to drop

Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School homecoming activities are in full swing this week and promise to be lots of fun. The ever popular homecoming parade will get underway Thursday afternoon beginning at 6 p.m. More...

Opinions

Are our youngest children suffering injuries from parents being distracted by their smartphones?

Why are young children having more accidents lately? More...

Book Review

Claire of the Sea Light

The title might suggest a fantasy or mystical setting, but Claire of the Sea Light is set in a very realistic, contemporary Haiti. Danticat was born in Port-au- Prince and lives now in New York, a successful novelist and short-story writer. More...

Historic Colorado is now the vibrant home of great fly-fishing

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. – Big-time skiing began here in one of the most fascinating of states. More...

Obituaries

Richard Clyde Broome

A memorial service for Richard Clyde Broome, 55, of Washington, was held Friday, September 26, at 7 p.m. at the Washington Presbyterian Church with Rev. Roy Cates officiating. He died Tuesday, September 23, at his home. More...

Dorothy Mae Bryson Couch

A graveside service for Dorothy Mae Bryson Couch, of Tignall, was held Thursday, September 25, at 11 a.m. at Tignall Baptist Cemetery. She passed away Tuesday, September 23, in Wills Memorial Hospital. More...

Deborah Elaine Mays

Funeral services for Deborah Elaine “Willie” Mays were conducted Sunday, September 28, at 2 p.m. at Pole Branch Missionary Baptist Church in Tignall. More...

Personalities

Sonya Adams and Travis Jones to wed on Saturday, October 25

Sonya Adams of Washington and Travis Jones of Rayle announce their plans to marry. The bride-elect is the daughter of Jessie Mae Binns of Washington and the late Fred Lee Acree of Augusta. More...

Ali Denard Dyson and Albert Mencken Dudley united in marriage on September 6 in Athens

Ali Denard Dyson and Albert Mencken Dudley, both of Athens, were united in marriage in a beautiful double-ring ceremony Saturday, September 6, at five o’clock in the evening. More...

WMH Auxiliary holds Membership Tea on Tuesday, September 23 at Barnett home

The Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary gathered at the home of Ashley and Ames Barnett on Court Street for its annual Membership Tea Tuesday afternoon, September 23. More...

Police toy fund hearing raises more questions, reset Oct. 30

In a Superior Court hearing Monday, the former chief of the Washington police department, through her attorney, still refused to turn over money the department raised to provide Christmas gifts to underprivileged children, while her attorney insisted More...

ADA Doupé to plead local DUI case before Georgia Supreme Court

A Wilkes County DUI case will be argued before the Georgia Supreme Court Monday, October 6, and the results could impact other cases around the state, said Toombs Judicial Circuit Senior Assistant District Attorney Bill Doupé, who will present the pr More...

SquareCrows are popping up in Washington

Breckyn Hudson arranges the SquareCrow display she designed for Washington Dance Academy, the first of many entries in this year’s SquareCrow scarecrow decorating contest. More...

Historic cemetery drama ‘Resthaven Revisited’ set for Saturday, October 18

Advance tickets will go on sale this Friday, October 3, for this year’s production of the unique cemetery production “Resthaven Revisited,” scheduled for Saturday, October 18. More...

Burglary, theft charges predominate Sept. roundup of law enforcement

Authorities have made arrests in a number of burglary and theft cases, leading off the roundup of Wilkes County arrests for the month of September. More...

Voter registration deadline is Oct. 6 for Nov. 4 election

Monday, October 6 is the deadline to register to vote in the November 4 General Election, when Georgians will cast their ballots for offices of governor, senator, and representatives, and for one race in Wilkes County. More...

News

No women will appear here for beauty pageant Oct. 25

The Xi Zeta Delta chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will host another Womanless Beauty Pageant on Saturday, October 25, at 7 p.m. at Washington Wilkes Elementary School cafeteria. Proceeds from the event will help fund the Bill ­McCarty Scholarship. More...

CSRA unemployment drops slightly during month of Aug.

The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) region in August was 9.1 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 9.2 percent in July. More...

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

... in the Sooner State

Steve Dobbs and Sherri Bowers, and their News-Reporter, just returned from two weeks spent roaming around Texas – where Steve grew up – and New Mexico. More...

Letters

Help promote sportsmanship

TO OUR PARENTS, FANS, AND SUPPORTERS: I would like to say thank you for your support of our youth sports program here at W-WPRD. We hold a strong tradition and a long-standing history of successful and competitive sports here in Washington-­Wilkes More...

Sports

Tigers will host Greene for 2014 homecoming

The Washington-Wilkes Tigers’ open date last Friday left the team behind as the region part of the 2014 season gets started. More...

Jason Chapman 5k set for October 18 will run through historic Washington

The First Baptist Church of Washington will sponsor the second annual Jason Chapman 5k on Saturday, October 18. The event is named in memory of an extraordinary young man who passed away on September 18, 2012, as the result of a tragic car accident. More...

Happenings at W-WPRD

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department football and soccer leagues have games starting this week at follows: YOUTH FOOTBALL Thursday, October 2 – Greene Co. vs. W-W Wildcats (10-12) at 6 p.m. More...

Worship

Jesus, the soul winner

In Jesus’ day, most Jews would travel miles out of their way to avoid going through Samaria and coming into contact with wha t they regarded as a mongrelized part of their race. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Carter’s Grove Baptist Church will host Evangelist Samuel Brewer from Atlanta on Sunday, October 5, at 11 a.m. Rev. Brewer will be praying for the sick. Lunch will be served after the morning service. . More...