October 2, 2014 RSS feed / News

Offering blessings in return

Lucy Barnett, age four, hopes to bring her pony to the Blessing of the Animals ceremony at the Church of the Mediator this Saturday, October 4. The ceremony, which begins at 10 a.m. More...

Mt. Zion revival begins this Sunday

Mt. Zion United Methodist Church will hold revival services Sunday-Wednesday, October 5-8, at 7 p.m. Rev Kathy Lamon, a former pastor, will be the speaker. More...

Elbert SAR to honor Revolutionary War patriots October 11

Two Revolutionary War Patriots will be honored for their bravery and service by the Samuel Elbert Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution at a gravesite service on Saturday, October 11. More...

It’s time ... to start a turnaround

An area real estate agent a couple of weeks ago was trying to close a deal with a client in Texas for a piece of property in neighboring Lincoln County but the price was a little too high. More...

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Bill McCarty scholarship presented

The Xi Zeta Delta Chapter of Gamma Tau has presented Mattlyn Droll with the Bill McCarty Scholarship. Mattlyn is attending the Savannah College of Art and Design. More...

Rock Swap and Dig at Graves Mtn. will last for three days this weekend

The biannual Graves Mountain Rock Swap and Dig is set to begin this Friday, October 3, and continue through Sunday, October 5. More...

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RAYLE NEWS

Justin, Nichole, and Kayleigh Dooley hosted family dinner night at their home on Sunday, September 21. More...

Nonie Yochim has surprise birthday party in Athens

Wow! There were not many people left in Tignall Saturday night. They were in Athens at Cherokee Stables helping Nonie Yochim celebrate her big birthday. 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...

New 4-H team participates in Area Forestry Field Day contest

Four Wilkes County 4-H’ers participated in the Area Forestry Field Day judging contest in Dahlonega, Georgia. Forestry Field Day is a competitive judging contest in which 4-H’ers learn about one of Georgia’s most valuable resources. More...

W-WMS Corner

Homecoming offers many activities

This week at W-WMS was very exciting and eventful! Through the urgings of the Student Council, students and staff showed their school spirit by participating in homecoming activities. More...

FOR NATIONAL NEWSPAPER WEEK

Community newspapers continue to be alive

What do you care most about in life? Most of us would put family at, or near, the top of such a list. Friends would be there. So would our jobs or businesses, our livelihoods. Our homes. Maybe our pets. Our hobbies and pastimes. More...

Goat team competes at UGA, prepares for state show

Wilkes County 4-H and FFA Market Goat Show Team members are counting down their show dates as they prepare for the state show this weekend in Perry, Georgia. More...

New Thomson Y will open in 2016

Kim Looby (left) and Bill Coleman told members of the Washington Rotary Club all about relocation and expansion plans for the Thomson YMCA which are expected to be complete by January 2016. More...

Top Ten Movies

1. The Maze Runner (PG-13) DylanO’Brien, Kaya Scodelario2. A Walk Among the Tombstones(R) Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens3. This Is Where I Leave You (R)Jason Bateman, Tina Fey4. No Good Deed (PG-13) Taraji P.Henson, Idris Elba5. More...

Tignall News

In The Augusta Chronicle and in the Columbia County section there was an old photo in the County History section a couple of months ago of two ladies beside a car that was probably (according to my uncle) a 1940 Buick on a ferry. More...