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www.News-Reporter.com has local news on internet...today!

The News-Reporter is now online! As of today, July 14, internet users in Wilkes County, across the country, and around the world can now access www.NewsReporter.com and read the latest happenings here as soon as the paper is published. More...

Dearly Departed opens Friday at The Playhouse

Dearly Departed, the Washington Little Theater's lighthearted summer offering, opens Friday night, July 15, at 8 p.m. More...

Special Sections

Opinions

Book Review

Conspirators By MICHAEL ANDRE BERNSTEIN

A novel set in 1913, with pro logue and epilogue in 1925, More...

Vox Pop

Movie box office revenue has been down from last year for 19 consecutive weeks. What do you think might be the reason for such a decline? And what do you think movie makers can do to attract more people to theaters?

“I think the decline is because there is so much violence and bad language, and I think if they made better movies without the foul language, which I know they can because it has been done More...

Sports

Girls win district championship, begin state tourney play on Sat.

The Washington-Wilkes Senior League Girls Softball All-Star team won the District 6 championship in Athens Tuesday, giving them a berth in the state tournament. More...

Tennis tournament slated for July 28-30

The W-WPRD is sponsoring a More...

Former Tiger coach Charlie Davidson inducted into GHSCA Hall of Fame

The winningest coach in Washington Wilkes Tiger history was inducted into the exclusive company of the Georgia High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame last month. More...

Worship

Lyonsville Baptist Church

A Different Perspective We are all familiar with the old saying, More...

Mayor urges civility around council table

In a brief but well-attended meeting of the Washington City Council, Mayor Willie Burns urged council members to set an example of personal conduct and civility around the council table, and put an end to personal rancor between council More...

All Wilkes schools make the grade on ’05 AYP report released Friday

Just a year after the Georgia Board of Education More...

Spectacular short circuit lights sky, leaves industrial customers in dark

A 110,000-volt short circuit and electrical fire in a MEAG substation south of Washington filled the night sky Tuesday with arcing blue, red, and green light that was seen all over the county, and left many of the industrial power customers w More...

News

Get close-up look at enforcement vehicle

Members of the Washington Kiwanis Club were treated to a detailed tour of a Washington Police Cruiser as part of a program presented by Police Chief Mike Davis. More...

New pocket guide available helps identify 135 tree types

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Justin Armour earns business degree at Athens Technical Col.

Justin W. Armour has received an Associate of Applied Technology degree in General Business from Athens Technical College. Graduation was held on June 18. More...

Letters

Wills Memorial gets loyal Carolina customer

TO THE EDITOR: We are writing to you to thank the staff at Wills Memorial Hospital for the excellent care they gave our son Justin on July 5. More...

God Bless America’ is beautiful tribute

TO THE EDITOR: More...

Smaller farmers can bring back jobs, prosperity

TO THE EDITOR: We, the Family Farmer Organization, Inc., are a non-profit group of farmer-ranchers in Eastern Montana who want to continue farming. Below cost income and high bids for the land made this a problem. More...

Obituaries

Lillie B. Anderson

Funeral services for Lillie B. Anderson, 85, were held Sunday, July 10, 2005, at the Mulberry Missionary Baptist Church, Danburg, with Rev. Robert L. Crawford and Rev. Albert Rucker Jr. officiating. More...

Juliette Lamar Myerholtz

Funeral services for Juliette Lamar Myerholtz, 81, of Washington were held Tuesday, July 12, 2005, at Hopkins Funereal Home, Washington, with Rev. Nathan Palmer officiating. Burial was in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington. More...

Marvin Anderson

Funeral services for Marvin Anderson, 67, were held Monday, July 11, 2005, at McLendon Memorial Chapel, Washington, with Rev. Robert Crawford officiating. He died July 2. More...

Don't Forget

The August meeting of the Washington City Council will be held Monday, August 8, 7:30 p.m., at the Edward B. Pope Community Center on Lexington Avenue. More...