December 29, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

F&M Bank promotes five officers

At the December board meeting, the Farmers and Merchants Bank Board of Directors promoted five bank officers, pictured here with President and CEO Jack Harvey (standing second from left.) Standing from left, new Vice President Debbie Barnett; Harvey; More...

Church of Mediator to dedicate renovated pipe organ January 15

The Kimball pipe organ in the Church of the Mediator, Washington, has been restored and renovated by Spearman-Hawkinson Inc. of Charlotte, N.C., and will be dedicated in a special program Sunday afternoon, January 15. More...

A sweet treat for all of 2006

Lucky winner Joan Geddings (l) is the winner of the 2006 Dessert of the Month Raffle given by Beta Sigma Phi, Xi Delta Tau chapter represented by Lisa Stevens (r). Geddings will receive a homemade dessert once every month for all of 2006. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Happy New Year!

The Office Cat

While shopping at Lucky Jeans in the Green Hills Mall in Nashville, Tenn., the weekend before Christmas, More...

Opinions

Book Review

The City of Falling Angels By JOHN BERENDT

John Berendt is perhaps known to us because of his first book, More...

THE NEWS-REPORTER

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Vox Pop

What is your number one New Year

“To get my GED.” SCOTT SMITH More...

Obituaries

Van Allen Bufford

Graveside services for Van Allen Bufford, 76, of Tignall, were held Friday, December 23, 2005, in the Tignall Baptist Church Cemetery, Tignall, with Rev. Dale Fincher and Rev. Ray Brown officiating. More...

William Nelms Cofer Jr.

Funeral services for William Nelms (Billy) Cofer Jr., 71, of Washington, were held Thursday, December 22, 2005, at the First Baptist Church, Washington, with Dr. John M. Childers and Rev. Albert W. Huyck Jr. officiating. More...

Personalities

George Norman family enjoys an early Christmas celebration

The George Norman family enjoyed an early celebration of the Christmas season on Sunday, December 18, at the home of daughter, Anna Norman, on South Jefferson Street. More...

Iris Garden Club meets

Members of the Iris Garden Club met for their annual Christmas brunch at Watchmaker More...

Celeste Nash and Paul A. Epps to marry August 1

Mrs. Allene Nash of Washington announces the engagement of her daughter, Celeste, to Paul Alexandra Epps of Orlando, Fla., son of Jennifer Vickers of Orlando, Fla., and Norris Epps of Jacksonville, Fla. More...

Headlines of 2005 chronicle Wilkes people, events

A recounting of headlines from the first six months of 2005 paints in interesting picture of happenings in Wilkes County, its people, and organizations. Next week the summary will conclude with the second half of the year. More...

Simple things can fill you with the richest of all gifts

Season

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Ghosts of Christmas Past at the Robert Toombs House

Some folks say the spirit of Robert Toombs still resides at his home, now a museum, and some folks even report they More...

Rhodes Scholarship awarded at WMH

Christina Crookham, LPN, (center) was awarded the Wills Memorial Hospital Rhodes Scholarship by WMH administrator Marvin Goldman and Pat Niemann, Wills Memorial Hospital Foundation secretary. More...

Free legal help set for January 3 at local library

The Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP) provides free legal help to low-income people with civil (non-criminal) legal problems. More...

News

Kiwanians enjoy musical program

Brother and sister team Joseph and Laura Baldwin, along with Emilie Waters (second from left), presented a program of Christmas music to the Washington Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, December 20. More...

Homeowners must burn with care to prevent winter wildfires in Ga.

Autumn has come to a close, winter is setting in. The nights are getting frosty, and many homeowners are pulling out rakes and blowers to clean up leaves and yard debris. More...

Blankets offer outdoor plants little protection

Covering outdoor plants with blankets and plastic to protect them from the cold may make you feel better, but chances are it won More...

Letters

There were good men of Wilkes then

TO THE EDITOR: It was the early 50s when my grandmother, Mrs. M. A. Pope (Lola), whose home I live in, received a letter from attorneys in Los Angeles asking for information regarding her two daughters for a client of theirs, Robert Pope. The client More...

Thanks to all for prizes, tickets in Ag Center fund raising drive

TO THE EDITOR: I wanted to take the time during this holiday season to say thank you to two groups of individuals. More...

Sports

Real Tiger fan will be missed, but never forgotten

Things just won More...

Tiger basketball teams continue improvement as region games near

Tiger cagers added an important victory to their young season when they beat Elbert County 71-69 last week at home. More...

Worship

The Music Makers

Recent times have seen a new popularity in country music and gospel music throughout the country. Generally, these music forms are played and sung by those without formal training in the art who enjoy using the talents that God has given them. More...

Don't Forget

The W-WHS Class of 1973 meets every Sunday at 5 p.m. at the Lucky Day Caf More...