December 13, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Salvation Army needs volunteers to step up for Christmas kettles

The Wilkes County Unit of Salvation Army is still in need of more volunteer bell-ringers. More...

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

... being thankful for family

Cynthia Derricott took her News-Reporter to visit family in Atlanta during the Thanksgiving holidays. She didn’t tell us all their names or where they were but it sure looks like they had a good time together and lots to be thankful for. More...

Cans collected for the local food pantry

During the month of November, Washington-Wilkes Primary School students participated in their annual canned food drive to help support the local Stephens House food pantry. More...

Special Sections

Opinions

True grit: David King climbed every mountain, but what mattered most was his heart and life

My longtime friend David King called the other day and told me an old joke about a proud Texan who was touring the Deep South with an equally proud Mississippi man.  More...

Book Review

The Woman Who Smashed Codes

There is something about codes that people like to explore. Back before we were overwhelmed with electronic devices, I remember passing notes in class. More...

Stinchcomb inducted into College Football Hall of Fame

NEW YORK – There are Parkview High school aficionados and University of Georgia luminaries all about New York this week as one of the most accomplished offensive linemen in Georgia Bulldog history was inducted into the College Football Hall of More...

Obituaries

Richard David Noggle

Funeral services for Richard David Noggle, 74, of 186 Bootleggers Lane in Washington were held at 2 p.m. Friday, December 7, 2018, at the Mallorysville Baptist Church with Rev. Barry McAvoy officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Cindy Russell Bounds

Funeral services for Cindy Russell Bounds, 66, of Spring Street in Washington were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at the Washington First Baptist Church. She died Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at her home.  More...

Worship

It is most important to say ‘yes’ to God when he calls us

God’s people should always be prepared to recognize and obey the will of God. When we live in such a state of preparedness for God’s call, we make ourselves open to his richest blessings.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Wilkes County Branch of the NAACP will hold its annual Emancipation Program on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, at noon at the Third Shiloh Rev. G.L. More...

Kitty Bits

Kitty Bits

We still have some free books

How many of the “Cheaper by the Dozen” cast members did you recognize in last week’s “Old Photo of the Week?” A couple have gone on to great success in the arts, specifically Carole Bufford and Joseph Baldwin. More...

Council approves $22 million budget including sweeping cuts, utility hike

The Washington City Council passed the city’s almost $22 million 2019 budget at Monday’s regular meeting. More...

New sign decades in the making goes up to direct visitors to town

Inspiration for a new sign east of Washington dates all the way back to 1990 when the need for signs was discussed at a Downtown Council meeting. More...

The Square will help bring visitors to The Square

Tracy Meehan, park ranger at Hickory Knob State Park in McCormick, S.C., has created a gingerbread village of attractions near the park that visitors can venture out to see. More...

4-H’ers make the best cookies

Cloverleaf 4-H’ers were invited to enter their best family cookie recipes in the 4-H Christmas Cookie Contest. Category winners received gift cards to McDonald’s and all participants received five Bulldog 4-H bucks. More...

Historic Rural Churches researcher is on the hunt for Jones Chapel info

I need your help! More...

News

.....tis the season for coughin’ and sneezin’ and hackin’ and wheezin’

The Washington-Wilkes Middle School is especially thankful to David Boiter (left) and Kimberly-Clark for donating 192 boxes of Kleenex to the school just in time for the cold and flu season. More...

CSRA adds to its labor force though unemployment rises

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said last week that the Central Savannah River Area gained employed residents and added to its labor force in October. At the same time, the 13-county area saw the unemployment rate increase. More...

Newly completed bridge allows road opening

Taliaferro County commuters now have Bethany Church Road back after completion of the North Fork Ogeechee River bridge replacement project last week. More...

Sports

Tigers receive region honors

A total of four Washington-Wilkes Tigers have been named to the 2018 Region 7A All-Region team. Coaches of Region 7A made the selections and also included two Tigers with Honorable Mention.  More...

Happenings at W-WPRD

REGISTER FOR BOYS AND GIRLS BASKETBALL

Basketball for both boys and girls is ongoing at the Washington-­Wilkes Parks and Recreation office Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Fridays, 8 a.m.-noon through December 14.  Age groups include 5-7, 8-9, 10-12, and 13-15, and the registratio More...

Top sports fans will know the answers to this quiz

1. Who was the first African American pitcher in the major leagues?  2. Name the last Texas Ranger before Neftali Feliz in 2010 to win the American League Rookie of the Year Award.  3. More...

Personalities

Woman’s Club members enjoy program of Christmas music

The Washington Woman’s Club celebrated Christmas at its meeting Monday, December 10, at the clubhouse as members and guests enjoyed a program of Christmas music and carols.  Rachel Fleeman, music director of the First United Methodist Chur More...

Ruth Rogers celebrates 84th birthday with supper club

In celebration of her 84th birthday, Ruth Rogers hosted her Tuesday night supper club for lunch on Sunday, December 2, at her home.  Following the meal the ladies enjoyed ice cream and cake baked as a gift by Betty Reese.  The group celebra More...

Liam Towles enjoys pirate theme party for fourth birthday

Liam Towles, son of Molly Towles and the late William Towles of Watkinsville, celebrated his fourth birthday with a pirate theme party on Sunday, December 2, at Pump It Up. His birthday was December 1.  More...