October 16, 2014 RSS feed / News

Country Cooking supper set Oct. 18 at Fishing Creek

The Christian Service Organization will sponsor a country cooking supper at Fishing Creek Baptist Church, Saturday, October 18. The supper will be served from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and cost will be $8.00 for eat-in or take-out. More...

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

... in the Land of Enchantment

Glen and Glenda Kohlhagen took The News-Reporter on a trip to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta last week. They didn’t report whether they rode in a balloon. More...

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High school students assist with festival parking chores

Members of the Washington-­Wilkes Comprehensive High School FBLA and students from the Entrepreneurship class had the opportunity to help again with parking at this year’s annual Mule Day Southern Heritage Festival. More...

Tabor Baptist plans homecoming, revival for October 19-22

Tabor Baptist Church will hold homecoming and revival services October 19-22 beginning Sunday at 10:30 a.m. with singing by Randy and LaVada Lankford of Ellaville, Georgia, and the worship service at 11:15 a.m. More...

Where in the world is The News-Reporter

... at an old stomping ground

Washington attorney Michael Horgan, The News-Reporter, and friends attended the Notre Dame-Michigan football game earlier this season. More...

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RAYLE NEWS

Editor’s note: The big news this week in Rayle is that little Kellbry Cordelia Armour arrived last Wednesday, October 8. We offer our heartfelt congratulations to the Armour family. More...

District governor visits local club

Rotary District Governor Bill Strickland made his official visit to the Washington Rotary Club last Thursday and spent an extra hour with club directors attending to all things Rotary. More...

Early voting begins; Wilkes registrar warns voters to take care when requesting ballots

Early voting for the November 4 General Election started Monday, but the county’s voter registrar is warning potential voters that some absentee ballot requests are exposing people to possible identity fraud. More...

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

... at the Flavian Amphitheatre

Elizabeth Simmons Cummins, Donna Jones Raye, Julie Simmons Olmstead, Charlotte Pope Simmons, Taylor Simmons Oellerich, Sandra Hall Pope, and The News-Reporter “had a fantastic time” on a More...

Mortgage payment assistance offered by HomeSafe is no cost to applicant

If you or someone you know is having difficulty paying a mortgage due to unemployment (layoff, job closure) under-employment (hours reduced, changed job at lesser pay), or other financial hardships such as a medical situation, the death of a spouse, More...

Kiwanis membership spans three generations

Will Souther (center) joined his uncle, Kevin Madden (left), and grandfather Wayne Madden as the newest member of the Washington Kiwanis Club, making him a third-generation member of the 94-year-old More...

Optimists celebrate 25 years of service to Wilkes County

The Optimist Club of Washington, Georgia has been serving the youth of Washington and Wilkes County for over 25 years. More...

Music, preaching ministry of The Akins will be featured at First Baptist revival

Fall revival services will be held at First Baptist Church of Washington October 19-22 and will feature the music and preaching ministry of The Akins. More...

Xi Delta Tau donates to Shelter

Washington-Wilkes Humane Shelter Board Member Mary Elizabeth Burdette (right) accepts a check for $400 from Beth Lamar, treasurer, Xi Delta Tau chapter, Beta Sigma Phi, to be used for caring for the More...

No women will be allowed in beauty pageant Oct. 25

The Xi Zeta Delta chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will host another Womanless Beauty Pageant on Saturday, October 25, at 7 p.m. at Washington Wilkes Elementary School cafeteria. Proceeds from the event will help fund the Bill ­McCarty Scholarship. More...

Nat Greene Academy’s Fall Carnival set for this Saturday, 4-7 p.m.

Nathanael Greene Academy in Siloam will host a Fall Carnival Saturday, October 18, from 4-7 p.m. at the Academy. More...

Washington Personal Mention

Arriving Wednesday for several days visit with Eleanor and Steve Blackmon were Mary Jo and Phillip Hall of Pleasant Grove, Idaho. The Halls “found” the Blackmons 16 years ago and have kept in touch. More...

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1. Gone Girl (R) Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike2. Annabelle (R) Ward Horton,Annabelle Wallis3. The Equalizer (R) Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas4. The Boxtrolls (PG) animated5. The Maze Runner (PG-13) DylanO’Brien, Kaya Scodelario6. More...

Tignall News

Those of you who, like me, are not dog people may understand, but how do you get a dog to go outside when she doesn’t want to? I had to take Kay Tyler’s dog, Dixie, out Sunday afternoon and she was refusing to go out. More...

Bolton to retire after 41 years of distinguished service

Warden Willie Bolton has announced his retirement from the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government effective December 1 after 41 years of service. More...

Happy Birthday Noah Webster!

Third graders at W-W Primary School received their new Webster-Merriam dictionaries Tuesday morning this week, thanks to the annual program sponsored by the Washington Kiwanis Club. More...

4-H’ers partner with Faith in Action

“Everyone should take pride in helping and sharing with others and Wilkes County 4-H’ers are always willing to help out,” Wilkes County 4-H Agent Audra Armour said. More...