April 20, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Rep. Hice sees challenges, great things happening in economic development

During his visit to the Washington Rotary Club, Congressman Jody Hice updated members and guests on current political moves being made that would affect not only the state of Georgia, but the nation as a whole.  More...

W-WCHS prom set for this Saturday; Senior Walk is at 9

It’s time again for Washington Wilkes Comprehensive High School’s Senior-Junior Prom. This year the high school’s junior class will host “A Night with the Stars” at The Pope Center this Saturday, April 22. More...

Special Sections

Opinions

My family’s old stories of frontier life go back to a year before the Pilgrims

This week, there’s a Burke family anniversary worth observing, and although I’ve mentioned it before, it’s a story worth telling again.  On April 19, 1644, over 370 years ago, my first immigrant ancestor to these shores was kil More...

Book Review

El Paso

Historical novels can be so fascinating that they send us to do research, or they can be so prone to error that we do research to find out what really happened. More...

Athens appreciates Bill Simpson’s contributions

Father time has relegated William A. Simpson to a wheelchair, but his mental acuity and alertness, however, are as keen as ever. More...

Obituaries

Ashton Wilkes Andrews

Graveside services for Master Ashton Wilkes Andrews, 11, of Grant Drive, Washington, were held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at the St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery in Washington. More...

Osborn Ferrell

Funeral services for Osborn (Son) Ferrell, 84, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 16, 2017, at Pompey’s Chapel Baptist Church. More...

George R. Smith

Graveside services for George R. Smith, 74, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 20, 2017, at Resthaven Cemetery in Washington. The family will receive friends at the graveside beginning at 10 a.m. until the hour of the funeral. More...

Personalities

Stephanie Macchia speaks at Woman's Club meeting April 10

Stephanie Macchia presented a most interesting program to the Washington Woman’s Club Monday, April 10, at the clubhouse.  President Laura Toburen introduced Mrs. More...

Washington Personal Mention

Norris and Frances Ware attended church services at Sardis Baptist Church on Sunday going especially to see great-grandson Sawyer Callaway sing special music with the children of the church. Later they had lunch with Pam, Boyce, and Avery Hall. More...

Lorien and Josh Medeiros honored at baby shower on April 8 at FBS

Lorien and Josh Medeiros of Washington were guests of honor at a Jack and Jill baby shower on Saturday, April 8, hosted by her parents, Peggy and Kevin Bentley of Washington. More...

RYDC will offer 104 jobs; moratorium still in force

“There will be 104 jobs coming to this county,” the DJJ’s Harold Cooper told the Wilkes County Commissioners, and he estimated that would translate to something over $3 million in payroll.  More...

New scoring tower in final phase, will provide plenty of added space

The new scoring tower being constructed at the Washington-­Wilkes baseball and softball fields is in the final phase of completion. More...

WLT’s spring production set for five performances

On Monday and Thursday nights you can find the cast members of Southern Fried Funeral rehearsing, getting ready for the play’s May 5 debut at Washington’s Bolton Lunceford Playhouse.  More...

Swimming pool to open May 27

The Reese Booker Park swimming pool will open for the season on Saturday, May 27, from noon-5 p.m. and remain open daily except Mondays through July 30. More...

News

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

... cutting through the isthmus

Helen Holmes reports that The News-Reporter and “the Tignall Quad Squad” recently returned from a fabulous fun-filled 15-day cruise from San Francisco through the Panama Canal to Ft. More...

Troupe M. Harris Scholarship is now available for 2017-2018

The First Baptist Church of Washington invites any high school or college student who is a resident of Wilkes County and is majoring in or intends to major in the area of fine arts to apply for the Troupe M. Harris Jr. More...

Gammon will compete at national FCCLA event

Curt Gammon, competing in Career Investigation, placed first and will compete this summer at the National Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) STAR Events Competition in Nashville, Tennessee.  More...

Sports

Tigers will try to make some noise in playoffs

This week is a big week for the W-W Tiger baseball team but it didn’t get off to the start they wanted. More...

Girls are Area 4 champs after wins over Towns and Lincoln Red Devils

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger girls tennis team beat Towns County super quick and then battled for an eternity against the Red Devils of Lincoln County before winning the Class A Area 4 championship last week.  More...

BASEBALL’S BEST

Tebow draws crowd to Jackets opener

“ Man, I did love this game. I’d have played for food money. It was the game ... the sounds, the smells. Did you ever hold a ball or a glove to your face?” – Shoeless Joe Jackson from the movie Field of Dreams.   More...

Worship

Believe in the everlasting glory

In the Old Testament, God’s first chosen people were the Israelites, the descendants of Jacob. They went down into Egypt as the family of Jacob that numbered seventy people. They lived in Egypt for 430 years. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Deerlick Astronomy Village spring open house will be held from 7-11 p.m. on Friday, April 28.  .  More...