August 28, 2014 RSS feed / News

Church of the Mediator to offer film series, discussion during fall

“No one knows how many ‘unchurched’ people there are in ¬≠Wilkes and Taliaferro Counties, but everyone suspects their numbers are growing,” said Loree Reed, of the Episcopal Church of the Mediator. More...

Federal grant will provide fresh fruit, veggies for schools

Washington-Wilkes Primary School and Washington-Wilkes Elementary School have both been awarded the USDA’s federally funded Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Grant. More...

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

... playing the links in North Carolina

Isabella and Gracie Sanders, daughters of Jennifer and Sonny Sanders of Washington-Wilkes, took The News-Reporter when attended a junior golf camp at River Run Country Club in Davidson, North Carolina, last week. More...

Recycling helps fund youth programs

Kiwanians Bill Smith (left) and Jimmy Reynolds load donated paper into a trailer Saturday as part of the club’s ongoing paper recycling drive. More...

NRCS workshop set at MW Library on September 9

The Athens Land Trust will host a Wilkes County NRCS Workshop on Tuesday, September 9 at the Mary Willis Library from 6-7:30 p.m. More...

Graham Echols is club champ

At the end of regular play, Graham Echols and Casey Jackson were tied at 73 for the Washington-Wilkes Country Club Championship. In the playoff, Echols won on the first hole. More...

4-H donates supplies, food to animal shelter

Wilkes County 4-H members collected pet food and accessory items for a community service project over the course of the summer after having been asked to bring in items that could be donated to the W More...

RAYLE NEWS

The Kettle Creek Pilot Club met on Tuesday, August 19 at Talk of the Town. Special guest Ileane Slocum was present to get acquainted with the membership and discuss the upcoming Pilot year. More...

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To my dearest wife Lynda,

I want to wish you a Happy 50th Anniversary! I can't imagine spending the last half century with anyone else. I love you dearly and look forward to what the next half century brings us. Love, Johnny

Johnny Gresham, son of Johnson and Sara Gresham, and Lynda Johnson, daughter of James and Mabel Johnson, first met in 1948 when they were five years old at the First Baptist Church in Washington, Georgia. More...

Two Bible studies to be offered starting next month at FUMC

Two Bible studies are being offered at First United Methodist Church this fall. “We welcome anyone in the community who would like to participate in one of these studies to join us,” Pastor Thomas Hall said. More...

CSRA unemployment increases to 9.3 percent in month of July

The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) increased to 9.3 percent in July, up six-tenths of a percentage point from 8.7 percent in June. More...

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Third Shiloh will install Dr. Hunter as new moderator

The Third Shiloh Association will celebrate its new moderator, Rev. Dr. Reginald A. Hunter, with an installation banquet on Saturday, August 30, at the Third Shiloh’s Reverend G.L. Avery Center beginning at 6 p.m. More...

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Saving box tops for W-WPS can raise thousands this year

Did you know that you or your business can easily help earn money for Washington-Wilkes Primary School? More...

Show Goat Team has success in Perry

The Wilkes County Show Goat Team traveled to Perry, Georgia, to participate in the Georgia Young Farmers Goat Show and brought home several prizes. More...

Hunters should apply online now for quota hunt

Hunters wishing to apply for a chance at a deer quota hunt need to get online soon. An online quota application must be filed before midnight September 1, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. More...

Tignall News

Last week I extended an invitation to the zoo at Augusta Mall. This week I encourage everyone to go toward Elberton from Tignall to see the huge field of sunflowers on the left side of Highway 17. It is beautiful! More...

Lundberg News

I keep thinking it can’t get any hotter, but it does. 100 degrees is just too hot, and we still need rain. . Rev. and Mrs. Barry McAvoy visited Scott and Janet Blaine Thursday and Saturday. More...

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1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles(PG-13) Megan Fox, Will Arnett2. Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13)Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel3. Let’s Be Cops (R) Jake Johnson,Damon Wayans Jr.4. The Expendables 3 (PG-13) Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham5. More...