July 20, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Next free concert on The Square set

The popular smooth jazz group John Dunn and the Jazzman Band will provide a couple of hours of quality music and entertainment for the July edition of the Downtown Washington Summer Concert series on More...

W-W season tickets available for pickup on Sat. and Thurs.

Tiger football season tickets will be available for pickup on The Square this Saturday, July 22, from 10 a.m.-noon and on Thursday, July 27, from 6-8 p.m. upon receipt of full payment.  More...

Of her job as an EMT, Kayla Teasley says, ‘It just clicked ... that’s what I want to do’

“It makes you feel human,” Kayla Teasley said. “You know, when you’re going into someone’s home, and no one picks up the house before you arrive, they’re vulnerable, and you see them at their worst.”  More...

Happenings at W-WPRD

REGISTER FOR FOOTBALL AND SOCCER   Football and Soccer Registration is ongoing at the W-WPRD office Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Fridays, 8 a.m.-noon.  Football is for boys ages 5-12 and the registration fee is $50.  Soccer is f More...

Special Sections

Opinions

What if you could talk to anyone living or dead ... who would it be

Bubba was doing well in his job interview until the human resources manager, wanting to learn something of his personality, asked an off-the-wall question.  “If you could have a conversation with someone, living or dead, who would it be?&r More...

ACROSS THE SAVANNAH

Back from that sunny Georgia beach

As I reported last week, my Lincoln County family and I vacationed at Tybee Island for a week in perfect beach weather. When we packed up to leave Saturday morning, great memories left with us. More...

‘Helpings are ample, the food is hot, and the service is timely’

DALLAS – Perhaps not Chicago or Detroit. Minneapolis or Seattle, and certainly not New York City – would you likely find a place like Bubba’s on the edge of an exclusive neighborhood like Highland Park in Dallas.  More...

Worship

Old vs. new; imperfection vs. perfection

God’s first covenant with Israel in the Old Testament had certain ordinances to be carried out in a physical sanctuary. More...

Personalities

Anna Leestma guest of honor at baby shower held on July 8

Anna Goolsby Leestma of Dayton, Ohio, was guest of honor at a baby shower on Saturday, July 8, at the home of Lynn and Burt Goolsby on Columbus Granade Road. Co-hostesses with Mrs. Goolsby were Lindsey Rogers and Mallory Goolsby.  Mrs. More...

Heather, Kheled Bentley feted at Jack and Jill Shower July 9

Heather and Kheled Bentley of Washington were entertained at a Jack and Jill Shower on Sunday afternoon, July 9, in the Mary Callaway Burton Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church hosted by Peggy and Kevin Bentley, also of Washington.  An Under More...

Rev. Roy Cates honored at 80th birthday celebration

Rev. More...

County gets low rate on SPLOST bond; result of fiscal responsibility, condition

The financing of Wilkes County’s $2 million Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) general obligation bond is expected to take place today, July 20, after the Board of Commissioners passed a resolution last week to accept terms from Re More...

Young people say, ‘Hands Off’ when it comes to drugs

Four young students (holding sign, l-r) Anaijah Robinson, Ganajah Graves, Kiwanis Curry, and Kentavious Starks, along with SAP Assistant Shanalie Chambers (left) and SAP Facilitator Roxeann Cobb (right) made a brief presentation at last Thursday&rsqu More...

Board keeps millage rate the same at 16.75 for ’18

The Wilkes County Board of Education voted for tentative approval of this year’s millage rate, which was recommend to remain at 16.75 mills by Superintendent Dr. Rosemary Caddell.  More...

District 6 Champs finish third in state

The District 6 Champion Washington-Wilkes Little League 9-11-year-old All-Stars finished in third place in the state after a grueling run of four games in Cartersville July 8-11. More...

Rock Eagle schedules Back-to-School Bash with poolside movie

Before your family gets started back with the hustle and bustle of a busy school year, Rock Eagle 4-H Center invites you to make a splash at its “Back to School Bash” which includes fun, games, and a “Dive-in Movie” at the poo More...

News

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

... staying tough in the annual classic

Cindy Russell took The News-Reporter with her when she completed her 15th consecutive Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta on July 4 – David has completed 11 consecutive races. More...

Mary Willis Summer Reading program to conclude July 25

The Summer Reading Program at the Mary Willis Library is coming to a close, but the fun isn’t over just yet.  More...

Red Cross issues emergency call for blood, platelet donors to give

The American Red Cross is facing a critical blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for eligible blood and platelet donors of all blood types to give now and help save lives. More...

Sports

BASEBALL’S BEST

Braves pitcher holds the record

“A lot of people have remembered me just for the grand slams and not that I won 24 games one year. More...

Obituaries

James Lee Tallent

Funeral services for James Lee Tallent, 71, of Quaker Springs Road in Washington were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Hyde’s Chapel Baptist Church in Conyers, Georgia. Burial followed in the church cemetery. More...

James Philip Thompson

James Philip Thompson, a native of Washington, died at his home in New York City, at the age of 85. Following private services, he was interred at Resthaven Cemetery.  More...

Ernest Barrington Ward Jr.

Funeral services for Ernest Barrington Ward Jr., 64, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 22, 2017, at Shiloh United Methodist Church, 5970 Cobbham Road, in Appling, Georgia, with Rev. Shirley Suarez and Rev. Mary Edith Kirkland officiating. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Columnist Kip Burke and The Office Cat are both on hiatus for health reasons and may resume at a later date.  .  More...