January 12, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Board of Education’s sale of property clears the way for two new businesses

The land deal which will allow for the construction and eventual operation of a KFC/Taco Bell combination on East Robert Toombs Avenue cleared its final hurdle when the Wilkes County Board of Education agreed to sell the last strip of property to Ron More...

Landowners set to meet Monday on pipeline plan

Landowners in eastern Wilkes County are gathering Monday evening to get more information about the natural gas pipeline that is planned to pass through their land. More...

2006-2007 Wilkes County Schools Calendar

Preplanning .......................... Mon-Thurs. ......... July 31-August 3 More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Tignall gets new correspondents

The recital to dedicate the renovation of the Kimball More...

Opinions

Book Review

Friends, Lovers, Chocolates By Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith has collected a bevy of fans with More...

Vox Pop

Last Friday, Hexcel announced that it will be closing its Washington plant between now and July 1. What do you think can be done to reverse the continuing decline of the industrial community in Wilkes County? What can individual citizens do to help? More...

1896-2005: From separate to equal school facilities to equal achievement

Don

1896-2005: from separate to equal school facilities to equal achievement More...

Sports

Tigers get post-season honors; Morgan is Coach of the Year

A number of post-season honors and selections have come to the Washington-Wilkes Tigers after their fantastic football season that led them to the Georgia Class A state final. But one of those honors in particular has gone largely unnoticed. More...

Wrestling team chalks strong wins against Greenbrier, Lakeside Tue.

The No. 3-ranked W-WCHS Wrestling teams had a three-way match with Greenbrier and Lakeside Tuesday, January 10, with Washington Wilkes defeating Greenbrier, 43-30; and Lakeside, 66-17. More...

W-WPRD basketball season is underway

Washington-Wilkes Parks & Recreation Youth Basketball is now underway with the following teams competing at three different age levels. Please refer to the accompanying schedule in More...

Worship

New Springhill sets conference Saturday at 9

The New Springhill Baptist Church at Philomath will sponsor a men More...

Jackson Chapel AME sets special events for January, February

During the next few weeks, Jackson Chapel AME Church, 318 Whitehall Street, Washington, will have several special programs to which the public is invited. More...

A Different Perspective

We are all familiar with the old saying, More...

Don't Forget

Washington Area Faith in Action and the First United Methodist Church will sponsor a public meeting on Medicare Part D, Rx insurance on Tuesday, January 24, 3:30 p.m., at the Pope Center on Lexington Avenue. More...

Pliant parent’s bankruptcy won’t affect local operations

The parent company of one of Wilkes County More...

New councilmen take office; Fleming replaces Kopecky; various appointments made

In Monday night More...

Organ dedication set for Sunday

Tom Granum sits at the console of the Kimball pipe organ in the Church of the Mediator, Washington, where he will present a recital Sunday afternoon, January 15. More...

A watched pot never boils, but...

Fire Chief Alan Poss discusses a small kitchen fire that damaged the Washington Housing Authority duplex in Tignall occupied by Currie Hawes, at left. The Friday afternoon blaze did some $6,000 in damage to the West Wooten Street housing unit. More...

News

Benefit to honor Mary Darby’s lifetime as volunteer

The love and energy that Mary Fortson Darby put into a lifetime of volunteer work will be honored on Saturday evening, February 11, at a More...

Branham wins WES Geographic Bee

Charlie Branham, a fourth grade student at Washington-Wilkes Elementary School, won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee. More...

W-WMS Corner

W-WMS working toward better scores; yearbooks still a bargain until Jan. 16

Wilkes County students returned to school January 3 after their twoweek Christmas break. Since their return, eighth-grade students have been practicing for the Georgia Middle Grades Writing Assessment which will be given January 18 and 19. More...

Letters

Thanks to ringers for 99 hours

TO THE EDITOR: Many of us in Wilkes County had a good 2005 Christmas season. This includes the Wilkes County Unit of the Salvation Army. Thus, many needy people will be helped. More...

Hospital should deliver babies

TO THE EDITOR: Am I the only one in this county to see injustice to this life, I do not think so! More...

Letters Policy

The News-Reporter welcomes letters to the editor on matters of public affairs. It is the policy of this newspaper to be available as a forum for any opinion or point of view concerning issues of general interest. More...

Obituaries

Clifford Elizabeth Shank

Funeral services for Miss Clifford Elizabeth Shank, 99, of Washington were held Tuesday, January 20, 2006, at the Ebenezer Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Albert W. Huyck Jr. officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. More...

Ethel Martin Harris

Funeral services for Rev. Ethel Martin Harris, 92, of Washington were held Sunday, January 8, 2006, at the Springfield Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Kimberly Leverett and Rev. Dennis Quinn officiating. More...

Mary Ellen Johnson

Funeral services for Mary Ellen Johnson, 90, of Rayle, were held Saturday, December 24, 2005, at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Rayle, with Rev. James McIver and Rev. Matthew Hardin officiating. More...

Personalities

Tanner and Taylor speak to Woman’s Club on January 9

Representatives from the Georgia Municipal Association were guest speakers at the meeting of the Woman More...

AARP members participate in ‘Valentines for Veterans’ project

Seventeen members of the Wilkes County Chapter AARP met at the Washington-Wilkes Senior Citizens Center on Monday afternoon, January 9, to create Valentines for veterans. More...

Wares to be honored at 50th anniversary reception on Jan. 14

Mr.andMrs.DonaldWare willbehonoredontheir50th weddinganniversaryatareception Saturday, January 14, from 2-4 p.m. at the TignallBaptistChurchFamily LifeCentergivenbytheir sonandfamily. More...