January 26, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Memory Lane Cruisers award Cruise-In funds to local groups

At the meeting of the Memory Lane Cruisers on Tuesday, January 10, the club presented a total of $2500 to five Washington-Wilkes organizations. More...

Ga. ID cards will be available Feb. 3 at Wills Memorial Hospital parking lot

The identification cards that some voters may need to vote will be available next week. More...

‘From the Heart’ benefit to feature a taste of Washington-Wilkes food

An impressive fare that could be called More...

Local applications needed for state arts program funds

Applications are needed by the end of February for a state arts program which will make money available to local arts organizations to help put on concerts, performances, art projects, and arts festivals in Wilkes County. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

It pays to advertise in The News-Reporter R oss and Louise Maynard More...

Opinions

Wrestlers provide example for us all

The athletic program at Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School continues to take its influence beyond the venues of competition and into the spirits of its athletes, their fans, and now even those who just happened to be looking. More...

Government blackmail threatens Wilkes

This newspaper is caught in a dilemma which smells of government interference and oppression. More...

Vox Pop

According to news reports, Monday, January 23, was supposed to have been the gloomiest day of the year finding most people having already abandoned their New Year More...

Obituaries

Matilda Maxey Hull

Funeral services for Matilda Maxey Hull, 101, were held Thursday, January 12, 2006, at New Springhill Baptist Church, Philomath, with Rev. R.A. Hunter officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. She died January 5. More...

Ruby Hunt Hood

Ruby Hunt Hood Funeral services for Ruby Hunt Hood, 95, formerly of Cleveland, were held Wednesday, January 25, 2006, at Barrett Funeral Home in Cleveland. Burial was at the Mt. View Baptist Church Cemetery. More...

David Collum Horne

A Celebration of Life Service will be held for David Collum Horne, 54, Saturday, January 28, 2006, at 11 a.m., at the Smyrna United Methodist Church, Washington, with Rev. Kathy Lamon officiating. More...

Worship

Community service set for January 29 at Smyrna UMC

Rev. Kathy Lamon and the ministers of Washington Ministers United invite the community to participate in a community-wide ecumenical worship service to be held Sunday, January 29, at 7:30 p.m. at the historic Smyrna United Methodist Church. More...

Tignall Baptist plans events for Jan. 29, Feb. 4

The following are upcoming events at the Tignall Baptist Church. More...

Don't Forget

The Dial-A-Prayer Ministry is sponsored in the Wilkes County area by Beaverdam Baptist Church, Rayle. The toll-free telephone number to call to hear a different speaker each day is 1877-337-7785. More...

Crash kills Tignall man; DUI being investigated

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating whether or not alcohol played a role in a fatal wreck that took the life of a Tignall man Sunday afternoon. More...

Training to begin soon for local early response team

The next time a disaster like Hurricane Katrina strikes, wouldn More...

Vendors needed for festival

Vendors are needed now for the two-Saturday celebration of Black History month set for February. More...

Wilkes County Front Pasture Replacement Sale set for Feb. 3

It More...

Toombs House awarded funds from Watson-Brown

The Watson-Brown Foundation More...

Tells Kiwanians about GMA

Becky Taylor, manager of Research and Outreach Services for the Georgia Municipal Association (left) discussed the GMA, which represents 531 cities in Georgia, and explained that the organization More...

News

Pet of the week

Ink Spot needs a loving indoor home. He is a big cuddly cat. More...

Kinship care project set up to help with custody, other issues

In Richmond County and the surrounding rural communities, there are approximately 12,800 grandparent headed households. More...

Optimist Club hosts zone meeting

The Washington Optimist Club hosted the Georgia District Optimist International Zone 6 meeting on Tuesday, January 17, at the Jockey Club. Zone 6 consists of clubs from Washington, Hartwell, Winder, and Athens. More...

Letters

Citizens generous to Food Pantry

TO THE EDITOR: The compassionate and concerned citizens of Wilkes County have given generously to the Washington Food Pantry this past year. More...

Animal photo is distasteful

TO THE EDITOR: Recently in the Wilkes County News-Reporter More...

Sports

Cagers railroaded at Aquinas 77-63

In weekend basketball action, the Washington-Wilkes Tigers got a boost to their confidence level and a boost to their record as they easily rolled past both Taliaferro County and Georgia Military College in home games January 20 and 21. More...

Lady Tigers 2nd in 7-A with 8-1 record; to face top ranked Hancock Fri.

The W-WCHS Lady Tigers continue to fly high and now stand in command of second place in region 7-A with an impressive record of 8-1 after securing a 35-31 decision over Aquinas in Augusta Tuesday night. More...

Adult basketball league planned for commercial and civic teams

An adult basketball league is being formed by the WashingtonWilkes Parks and Recreation Department for commercial and civic, ladies and men More...

Personalities

Morgan Nicole McAvoy to wed Timothy Paul Echols on May 6

Mr. and Mrs. David McAvoy of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Morgan Nicole, to Timothy Paul Echols, also of Washington, son of Mr. and Mrs. Neill Echols of Crawfordville. More...

John Albert Curry honored at 86th birthday celebration

John Albert Curry gathered with his wife, family, relatives, friends and the Twin Oak Baptist Church congregation on Saturday, January 14, for a surprise celebration in honor of his 86th birthday Thursday, January 26. More...

Mr. and Mrs. Claude Vinson celebrate 72nd anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Claude Vinson celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary with family and friends at their home on West Liberty Street on Saturday, January 14. More...