June 30, 2016 RSS feed / 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...

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...

Patriotic concert planned at FUMC prior to fireworks

As a part of the Washington-­Wilkes Independence Day celebration, the First United Methodist Church of Washington will present a concert of patriotic music on Sunday evening, July 3, in conjunction with the annual fireworks display behind the courtho More...

Magician Karnok will present special show for MWL readers

The summer reading club at the Mary Willis Library continues into July with a special performance from Keith Karnok, a magician, on Tuesday, July 5, at 10 a.m. More...

Summer songwriters retreat set here weekend of July 8-10

A summer songwriters retreat with three well-known songwriters is planned in Washington the weekend of July 8-10. More...

Ft. Washington Park fills with Wednesday wheelers

A larger number of riders came out last week for the second Wednesday on Wheels, riding all manner of bikes and scooters through the blocked-off parking area at Ft. More...

Summer Food Service to provide free meals for kids during July

Meals will be provided to children free of charge thanks to the Bright From the Start – DECAL Summer Food Service program sponsored by the W-W Parks and Recreation Department (W-WPRD) and Family Connection and Communities in Schools of Wilkes C More...

Tignall News

Have you ever heard of snakes playing dead? I know for a fact that some do. I was out on my walk alone recently and as I was walking along, I spied a snake half way across the street and I was heading toward that spot. More...

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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...

19th Independence Day parade to begin behind the courthouse

Get your red, white, and blue out and join the Independence Day parade on Monday, July 4. The parade will form at Fort Washington Park (behind the courthouse) and begin at 8 a.m. (it will be cool then). More...

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Caution advised using fireworks on Fourth of July

“The safest way to enjoy fireworks, is to attend a public fireworks display,” Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said. More...

Early voting for July 26 primary runoff starts Tuesday, July 5, for those few eligible to vote

Early voting in the July 26 runoff election starts Tuesday after the Independence Day holiday, but only if you’re one of the Wilkes County voters allowed to take part in it. More...

DOT will suspend lane closures to ease holiday traffic troubles

To ease Fourth of July holiday weekend traffic congestion, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is suspending construction related lane closures on interstate and major state system highways beginning at 5 a.m. More...

May unemployment rate drops

The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) in May was 5.5 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 5.7 percent in April. The rate in May 2015 was 6.9 percent. More...

RAYLE NEWS

Peggy Higgins took her greatniece, Gracie Dill, to see Finding Dory on Saturday, June 18. . Lamar Berry drove J.W. and Bonnie Boatwright to Augusta on Tuesday, June 21 for an appointment with one of Bonnie’s doctors. More...

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1. Finding Dory (PG) animated 2. Central Intelligence (PG-13) Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart 3. The Conjuring 2 (R) Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson 4. Now You See Me 2 (PG-13) Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo 5. Warcraft (PG-13) Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton 6. More...