September 8, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Mustangs new and old featured at Cruise-In

Getting ready for Saturday More...

Branham rides out the storm, escapes flooding, comes home

Native Wilkes Countian Kinzey Branham has ridden out hurricanes in New Orleans for the past 20 years. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Happy birthday Miss Clifford

The Office Cat

Miss Clifford Shank will be 100 years old on Monday, September 12, and was the guest of honor at a dinner at Ebenezer Baptist Church Sunday following the morning worship service. More...

Opinions

Vox Pop

Government agencies at all levels, particularly the federal level, have come under fire for apparent sluggishness in providing assistance and relief for Hurricane Katrina victims. Do you think response to the emergency has been adequate? More...

Being Dead is No Excuse

Book Review

By GAYDEN METCALFE and CHARLOTTE HAYS B eing Dead Is No Excuse More...

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Obituaries

Lucy Bufford Tanner

Funeral services for Lucy Bufford Tanner, 96, of Tignall were held Saturday, September 3, 2005, at Tabor Baptist Church, Tignall, with Rev. Paul Reviere and Rev. Dale Fincher officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Ella Willis

Funeral services for Ella Willis, 94, of Tignall were held Saturday, September 3, 2005, at Trinity Baptist Church, Tignall, with Rev. H.M. Easley officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. She died Friday, August 26. More...

Evelyn Louisa Demastes

Funeral services for Evelyn Louisa Demastes, 91, of Washington were held Saturday, September 3, 2005, at Hopkins Funeral Home, Washington, with Rev. Albert W. Huyck Jr. officiating. Burial was in the Washington-Wilkes Memorial Gardens. More...

Personalities

Chloé Helen Roy honored at ‘Barbie Princess’ party

Chlo More...

Walker descendants meet Aug. 21 for 85th annual family reunion

The descendants of Daniel Lumpkin Walker (l834-l879) and Margaret Elizabeth Stephenson Walker met at Fishing Creek Baptist Church on Sunday, August 21, for their 85th annual Walker Family Reunion. More...

Kayce Bufford and Eric Tyler exchange wedding vows Saturday, August 6 at First Baptist Church

Kayce Bufford and Eric Tyler of Washington were united in marriage in an impressive double-ring ceremony in the First Baptist Church in Washington Saturday, August 6, at six o More...

Proposed millage rate nixed by tax digest error

In a called meeting Tuesday night, the Wilkes County Board of Education discussed the tax digest and set a proposed millage rate, but an error in the tax digest will delay the publication of a proposed millage rate for at least a week. More...

Quality of people here make postmaster’s job easier

In the six months since Nancy Chapman took over as Postmaster for Wilkes County, she More...

Art Foundation plans presentation of ‘Connections’ show on Nov. 5-6

The Washington-Wilkes Foundation for the Arts will present the Washington Connections Premier Show and Sale of Original Art during the first weekend in November. More...

Perfect weather for Market Day

Just the hint of fall weather brought good crowds out to Saturday More...

Governor takes steps to reduce gas prices by exempting consumers from tax through Sept.

In light of the recent jump in gasoline prices, Governor Sonny Perdue has signed an executive order which mandates that Georgia consumers will be exempt from the state motor fuel tax through the end of this month. More...

News

Shelter meeting set for September 20, members needed

There are lots of good things happening at the Washington-Wilkes Humane Shelter. More...

Farrier rides out the storm while mother and son flee; recuperating here for now

Elizabeth Simmons Cummins was a guest of her dad, Bob Simmons, at the Tuesday meeting of the Kiwanis Club and told club members about her exit from her home in Folsom, Louisiana, before Hurricane Katrina arrived. More...

Bookmobile sets Sept. schedule for Wilkes County

The September schedule for the Bartram Trail Regional Library Bookmobile visits in Wilkes County has been provided by Jessie Shoemaker, a member of the library staff. More...

Letters

We can do a better job

TO THE EDITOR: I commend The News-Reporter on its commitment to publish a weekly column written by Arthur Danner for the purpose of generating discussion in and by Washington More...

Sports

High-flying Tigers take a tumble in loss to Hart

As good as the previous week More...

Tigers vs. Hart County

W-W HC First Downs 9 14 First Downs Rushing 3 10 Yards Rushing 27 233 Yards Passing 73 43 Passes 6-18-6 4-9-1 Total Yards 100 276 No. Penalties 3 6 Yds. Penalized 25 65 Fumbles/lost 3/0 1/1 Punts/avg. 3/27.0 1/35.0 Return yards 18 10 More...

Newton Rams struggling with turnovers, penalties; now 1-1

Much like the W-W Tigers, AAAAA Newton County is coming off a disappointing loss in a game plagued with turnovers. In last Friday More...

Worship

New Saints CME Church sets groundbreaking for Sept. 11

New Saints Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) Church, Baltimore Road, Washington, will have a groundbreaking service on Sunday, September 11, at 11 a.m. More...

Beulah Baptist sets revival services for September 11-14

Beulah Baptist Church, 6556 Elberton Highway, will have a series of revival services September 11-14. More...

Smyrna UMC plans homecoming, revival beginning Sept. 19

Rev. Kathy Lamon and the congregation of Smyrna United Methodist Church have invited the community join in celebrating the church More...

Don't Forget

The Lincoln-Wilkes Retired Educators Association will meet at the Home Caf More...