February 9, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Foundation donates to Catholic cemetery

The Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation donated $3,000 to The Friends of St. Patricks cemetery at the foundation More...

A large number of participants are expected to be on hand for the celebration of the 227th anniversary of the Battle of Kettle Creek on Saturday, February 11. (See story and schedule on page 6A.) More...

Blood drive set for Thursday, Feb. 16 at Ed Pope Center

The quarterly Washington-Wilkes Community Blood Drive sponsored by the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and Shepeard Community Blood Center will be held on Thursday, February 16. More...

NBA Club at W-WPS encourages student to go to school every day

A new club has been started at Washington-Wilkes Primary School to encourage high attendance. The NBA Club More...

Washington celebrates National Arbor Day

Washington Mayor Willie E. Burns signs a proclamation declaring February 17 as Arbor Day, a worldwide salute to the value of trees. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

A serendipitous experience

S usan and Edward Pope III had a serendipitous experi More...

Opinions

Vox Pop

Valentine More...

THE NEWS-REPORTER

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Book Review

Spook

Mary Roach set out to gather any scientific evidence she More...

Sports

Top Tigers recognized at awards banquet

Over 200 people attended the Football and Cheerleading Sports Awards Banquet held last Thursday night at Washington-Wilkes High School where top competitors were recognized for their contributions to both the W-W Tiger football squad and the competit More...

Lady Tigers No. 2 in 7-A, could face Hancock Sat. for region championship

The cruisin More...

Expected win Wed. would put Tigers in playoffs

It was do or die for the Washington Wilkes Tiger basketball team when the boys traveled to Hancock Central for the first round of the Region 7-A tournament on Wednesday, February 15. More...

Don't Forget

An AARP Safe Driving Course will be held in the Conference Room of the First Baptist Church February 13 and 14, from 1 to 5 p.m. Persons interested can reduce their insurance premium by attending this class. More...

There’s still room at ‘From the Heart’ fund raiser

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Watchmaker’s recipe hits big time with inclusion in state publication

One of the signature dishes that have made Watchmaker More...

Broad River named top district by Ga. conservation leadership

The Broad River Soil and Water Conservation District was recently named District of the Year by the Georgia Association of Conservation District Supervisors during the 62nd Annual Meeting held at Chateau More...

Lions to offer evening breakfast Feb. 25

The Washington Lions Club will have a More...

Briarwood Academy to present ‘Camelot’ with Joseph Baldwin in lead as King Arthur

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Little Theater to open ‘Love Letters’ on stage February 24, 25, & 26

Love Letters, A. R. Gurney More...

Replacement sale packs a crowd at stockyard

The second annual Wilkes County Front Pasture Replacement Heifer Sale packed the Wilkes County Stockyard Friday night, as buyers and sellers came from all over the county and surrounding counties to find heifers to fill out their herds.The sale not o More...

News

Students participate in “Radio Highlights”

In celebration of Black History Month, Mrs. Alfredia Rucker More...

1st Sgt. Branch tells students about experiences in Iraq war

First Sergeant Delston Branch II spoke to fifth grade students at Washington-Wilkes Elementary School on Wednesday, January 31, and presented a PowerPoint slide show about his experiences in the Iraq war. Students in Mrs. Jimmie Drinkard More...

Dentist Visits PreK classes

Dr. Gregory Griffin visited each of the Pre-K classes at Washington-Wilkes Elementary School on Wednesday, February 1, in observance of Dental Health Month. More...

Letters

Cat facility nearly complete; come see!

TO THE EDITOR: We urge you to visit the Washington Wilkes Animal Shelter at 358 Brown Drive, Washington. More...

Obituaries

Arthur Wayne Garber

Graveside services for Arthur Wayne Garber, 87, of WashingtonWilkes, were held Saturday, February 4, 2006, at the WashingtonWilkes Memorial Garden with Rev. Dale Fincher and Peter Hoffmann officiating. He died Thursday, Feb. More...

Jane Louise Harris Wright

Funeral services for Jane Louise Harris Wright, 70, of Washington will be held Friday, February 10, 2006, at 2:00 p.m., at Ebenezer Baptist Church with Rev. Albert W. Huyck Jr. officiating. Interment will be at Smith More...

Sarah Johnson Linney

A memorial service for Sarah Johnson Linney, 89, of Augusta will be held Sunday, February 12, 2006, at 2 p.m., at the First Baptist Church in Augusta. The family will greet friends prior to the service from 1-2 p.m. in the narthex of the church. More...

Personalities

Rebecca Anne LaMantia to wed Kevin Michael Seibert

Dr. Anthony LaMantia and Mrs. Janine LaMantia of Freehold, N.J., announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Anne, to Kevin Michael Seibert, son of Lieutenant Colonel (ret.) Richard Seibert and Rev. Gale Seibert of Washington. More...

Beth Lannae, Russell Rainey honored at engagement party

The home of Mr. and Mrs. O.A. Denard was the scene of an engagement party honoring Beth Lannae and Russell Rainey Saturday evening, January 28. More...

Kristy Drake entertained at baby shower on Feb. 4

Kristy Drake of Athens was guest of honor at a baby shower Saturday morning, February 4, given by Angie Bentley, April Dyson, Margaret Mae Evans, Cindy Gillespie, Nancy Harper and Gail Scott of Washington-Wilkes and Linda McKinney of Lincolnton in th More...