September 29, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

First report of numbers reveals high readership for newspaper

As popular as The News-Reporter is in its print edition More...

Final hearings set; county and BOE to finalize tax rates in meetings today

The last of three public hearings for Wilkes County citizens to express their concerns over proposed tax increases will be held today. More...

Local law enforcement officers arrest violators on variety of charges in Sept.

Driving while intoxicated, drug possession, and driving without a license again were the most frequent reasons for arrest in Wilkes County for the month of September. More...

WLT to present ‘Smoke on the Mountain’ in five performances beginning Oct. 13

The musical comedy, More...

Seniors invited to update seminar on ‘Medicare D’

Seniors are invited to an update on the Federal Prescription Drug Program More...

Rotary Club hears about Adopt-a-Stream

Ginny King (left) and Dr. Frank Carl (right) of Savannah River Keepers spoke to a recent meeting of the Washington Rotary Club about the Adopta Stream program and how a civic group can become certified for the program. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Our Major League umpire, Marvin Hudson, will be umpiring in the first round of playoffs for the National League Division Championship More...

Opinions

Your newspaper: a forum for community discussions

Bond issues and rezonings. Sewer projects and street repairs. Housing projects and redevelopment. Elections and recalls. More...

Vox Pop

Governor Sonny Perdue has been applauded and criticized for his call to close schools earlier this week in an effort to conserve fuel. Do you think the closings were justified? Was it worth it for the inconveniences caused? More...

Book Review

The World of Christopher Marlowe

By DAVID RIGGS Reviewed by PEGGY BARNETT Christopher Marlowe was born on the threshold of More...

Obituaries

Lucy Thurmond Coley

Funeral services for Lucy Thurmond Coley, 94, were held Monday, September 26, 2005, at Hopkins Funeral Home, Washington, with Rev. Dale Fincher officiating. Interment was in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Greer, S.C. More...

Mildred Hardy Collins

Graveside services for Mildred Hardy Collins, 71, of Tignall, will be held Thursday, September 29, 2005, in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Clayton Sanders and Rev. Lawrence Griffith officiating. More...

King William Dye

Funeral services for King William Dye, 89, of Crawfordville were held Monday, September 26, 2005, at the Crawfordville Presbyterian Church with Rev. Myron Ivey officiating. More...

Personalities

Dawn Renee Griffin and Steven Robert Pickens united in marriage August 27 at Wisteria Hall

Dawn Renee Griffin and Steven Robert Pickens of Washington were united in marriage in a beautiful double-ring ceremony in the garden of Wistera Hall in Washington Saturday, August 27, at six o More...

Cynthia Ann Niemann to marry James Randall Long on October 8

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Niemann of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Cynthia Ann, to James Randall Long of Greenville, S.C., son of Mrs. Rosemary Gray and the late James Long, also of Greenville, S.C. More...

Elisha Rhodes entertained at bridal luncheon on Saturday, September 17

Elisha Meiere Rhodes, bride-elect of William F. Delaney III of Franklin, Tenn., was entertained at a bridal luncheon on Saturday, September 17, in the fellowship hall of the First United Methodist Church in Washington. More...

25th annual Mule Day set for October 8 will be full of activity and entertainment

Mule Day still has room for a few good mules. More...

Residents can still have input on plan for widening Hwy. 17

Wilkes County residents had the opportunity to learn more about the Georgia Department of Transportation More...

Relay committee seeking volunteers for 2006

Plans are already underway for next spring More...

W-W Interact Club helps with hurricane relief

The Washington-Wilkes Interact Club was the first local group to begin raising funds and gathering cleaning supplies for victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. At last week More...

And then there were three...

Washington Police officer Johnny Crookham narrowly escaped injury early Monday morning when his patrol car struck a whitetail buck on the North Bypass. More...

W-WCHS seminar to help parents evaluate student achievement

Parents will have an opportunity to see what level of achievement their teenagers are showing in their classes and if it reflects their level of capability. More...

Kowalski to be guest speaker at Presbyterian Fall Services

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News

Speaks about economic opportunity

David Jenkins, Wilkes County More...

Wendy’s and W-WPS to promote good study with reward program

In an effort to promote and reward the early development of good study habits, Wendy More...

Lions Club sets chicken barbecue for Sat., Oct. 1st

The Lions Club will have chicken barbecue available to the public on Saturday, October 1. More...

Letters

Thanks from Mississippi

TO THE EDITOR: A word of thank you from the people of Waveland, Mississippi: More...

Sports

Tiger cross country teams run well, host meets

On Wednesday, September 21 the W-W Tiger cross country teams hosted a five-team meet that included Hart County, Thomson, Taliaferro County, and Georgia Military. There were 44 runners in the boys More...

Barnett hurls no-hitter, goes 4-for-4 in 14-0 win

Many baseball pitchers wait their entire careers to throw a no-hitter only to end up frustrated. D.J. Barnett already has a leg up on them. More...

Speed will be a factor again as Tigers travel to Hancock

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Worship

Tabor Baptist Church planning homecoming, revival services

Tabor Baptist Church, 1319 Delhi Road, Tignall, is planning homecoming and a series of revival services during October. More...

Linney will present sacred music in worship service at 1st Baptist

Dr. Lloyd Linney, Associate Professor of Music at Stetson University in DeLand, Fla., will present a worship service of sacred music at the First Baptist Church, Wa s h i n g t o n , Sunday evening, October 2, at 7 p.m. More...

Mt. Zion Methodist revival services set for October 2-5

The congregation of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and Pastor Rev. Kathy Lamon have invited the community join them for revival services to be held Sunday through Wednesday evenings, October 2-5, at 7:30 p.m. More...

Don't Forget

The Class of 1961 will meet Saturday, October 1, 1 p.m., at the Mary Willis Library. More...