December 14, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Truckload of toys delivered for JumpStart

The Wilkes County Community Partnership JumpStart Program received a truckload of toys for Christmas and a generous contribution from the Georgia Council of Deliberation - Athens Consistory No. More...

Main Street director is named to Ga. Downtown Assoc. post

Elizabeth Elliott, Main Street Director for the City of Washington has been elected to serve on the board of the Georgia Downtown Association (GDA) for 2018 and 2019.  More...

FBLA installs new officers for 2017-18 at W-WCHS

The Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School Future Business Leaders of America’s (FBLA) officers for the 2017-2018 school year were installed by chapter advisor and business education teacher Amy Harkins at a recent chapter meeting. More...

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ACROSS THE SAVANNAH

A Christmas tree adventure

Three Novembers ago my sisters and I were going through Mom’s things, and that meant a trip into the attic. There, Christmases past surrounded me, like that old Dickens’ Christmas Carol. More...

Don’t be upset if you spill the milk; God will give you a better pitcher

One of my favorite people in the world is Seymour Wattenbarger, a vibrant preacher of the gospel and a beloved director of missions for the Knox Association of Baptists in southeastern Kentucky. More...

Book Review

The Last Days of Night

Author Graham Moore has taken a real-life situation and real historic people and fashioned an exciting fiction thriller. So is it fiction? More...

Sports

W-WMS girls to play for league championship today

Today (Thursday, December 14) the Washington-Wilkes Middle School Tigers girls basketball team will play for their league championship at 4:30 p.m. More...

Middle school boys finish at 8-3

The Washington-Wilkes Middle School Tigers boys basketball team fell short to Warren County 54-67 in Monday’s playoff came to end their season at 8-3. More...

Tiger wrestlers finish third at Crosscreek, will finally come home for match on Tue.

The Washington-Wilkes Tigers wrestling team traveled to Crosscreek High School in Augusta on Saturday, December 9, to compete in a dual tournament. More...

Worship

Third step on God’s chosen path

How did this third step take place? “And it came to pass in those days that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.” (Luke 2:1)  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The last New Saints Baptist Church “Safety Net Advisory Program” (SNAP) meeting for 2017 is scheduled for Saturday, December 16, at 11 a.m., at Pizza Hut in Washington.  .  Purpose of Life Ministries will hold a Watch Night serv More...

Utility rates going up 2.5% as city approves ’18 budget

The City of Washington has approved a $22.9 million budget for 2018, only $2,531 more than the 2017 budget, but it comes at a cost to utility customers who will see a 2.5 percent increase in their bills beginning with January 2018 bills. More...

Winners some, winners all as parade delights thousands

The Washington Christmas Parade of Lights was deemed a success by onlookers of every age, who braved the biting cold to watch the menagerie of hand-crafted floats, big rigs, and neighboring faces mar More...

Where in the world is The News-Reporter

... 1,665 steps above the City of Lights

The News-Reporter travelled to Paris, France, in October when TieLeasha Jenkins-Holley, granddaughter of the late Eddie and Mildred Jenkins of Tignall, made it all the way to the top of the Eiffel To More...

New Life plans celebration

New Life Baptist Church will host a New Year’s Eve Celebration on Sunday, December 31, from 9 p.m. More...

News

W-WCHS FBLA members attend leadership conference in Athens

Ten members from Washington Wilkes Comprehensive High School Future Business Leaders of America attended the Georgia FBLA Fall Leadership Conference at the Classic Center in Athens last month. More...

Cub Scouts receive awards at year’s last meeting

Members of Washington’s Cub Scout Pack who participated in their final pack meeting of the year last week included (top, front row, l-r) Wyatt Kitchens, Kentray McCarty, Ethan Carter, Jayce Wea More...

Kitty Bits

Just for fun

A ccording to Wilkes County Voter Registrar and Audio Engineer/Announcer for the Wilkes County Parade of Lights Debbie Anderson, a lady from Savannah, Julie Barnes, says “Y’all really know how to do a parade right and make it fun for the More...

Letters

LETTERS to the EDITOR

Hospital needs ‘significant public support in order to survive’

TO THE EDITOR:   More...

Obituaries

Fred Lee Moss

Funeral services for Fred Lee Moss, 74, were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at Pole Branch Baptist Church in Tignall. Interment followed at the Trinity Baptist Church cemetery in Tignall. More...

Elizabeth Pope

Funeral services for Elizabeth Pope, 73, were conducted at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, December 9, at the Washington First Baptist Church. Interment was at the New Springhill Baptist Church cemetery in Philomath. More...

Charles Leonard Danner

Graveside services for Charles Leonard Danner, 53, of Sandtown Road, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 9, 2017, at the Fishing Creek Baptist Church cemetery with Rev. Barry McAvoy officiating. He died Thursday, December 7, 2017, at the St. More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Thomas Bryan (Tripp) Saggus III   Thomas Bryan (Tom) Saggus II and Grace Morgan of Washington announce the birth of their son, Thomas Bryan III, on Saturday, December 9, at Piedmont-Athens Regional in Athens. More...

Washington Personal Mention

Jackie and Abe Al-Azawi spent two weeks over Thanksgiving with their daughter and son-in-law, Nadia and Will Kelman, at their home in St. Augustine, Florida. The Kelmans prepared a lovely Thanksgiving meal for their parents and friends. More...

Cornelia Johnson Circle gathers December 5 for Christmas dinner

The Cornelia Johnson Circle of First United Methodist Church gathered in the fellowship hall for its annual Christmas dinner meeting on Tuesday evening, December 5.  More...