February 23, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Kiwanis art and talent show set for March 17 at W-WCHS

A popular event that has come to be much anticipated each spring and that contributes substantially to civic programs and cultural appreciation is set for next month. More...

Prison hiring brings full house

Dozens of hopefuls from all over Wilkes County and surrounding areas prepare to take a pre-employment test Tuesday morning for some 48 job openings announced recently for the new Wilkes Pre-release Center south of Washington. More...

Washington Lions set ‘Breakfast in Evening’ Friday night at Club

The Washington Lions Club will have a More...

Rural Development helps families achieve the home of their dreams

The mission of the USDA Rural Development Office is to provide safe, decent, and sanitary housing to residents throughout rural Georgia. More...

Diundra Doughty selected for D.C. youth leadership program

Diundra Doughty, one of the top students at Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School, has been chosen to take part in the National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C., in March. And local folks can help her make the trip. More...

Quinetta Cofer is DAR’s Good Citizen

Quinetta Cofer is presented with the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award by Kettle Creek chapter Regent Mrs. C.E. Pollock (right) and Miss Betty Slaton (left), the chapter More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Flags need to be replaced

If you have any patriotism at all, you know that the condition of More...

Opinions

Book Review

Team of Rivals

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Vox Pop

Aside from actually getting the job done, what is your most memorable

(With the regular pollster out of town, just for fun, News-Reporter part timers provided Vox Pop for this week.) More...

1970-2005: multi-ethnic students’ equal opportunity but unparalleled outcome

Don

Part III. 1970-71 Wilkes Children More...

Sports

Tiger boys are tops in state; overall program stands sixth in GADA Directors cup race

The Washington-Wilkes Tigers are at the top of their games and Athletic Director Russell Morgan has pointed out that, for the first time in his memory at least, the W-W athletic program is solidly placed in the top ten of the GADA Directors Cup stand More...

Lady Tigers’ great season ends as Social Circle wins 1st round

The fabulous turnaround season of the Washington-Wilkes Lady Tigers basketball team ended last Saturday when Social Circle rallied in the last quarter and ended up on top 54-63 in the first round of the Class A state playoffs. More...

Sickness costs Tigers dearly; 4 players limited in playoff action

It wasn More...

Don't Forget

Rehoboth Baptist Church, Metasville, will give a Ten Commandments plaque, etched in glass, to some lucky ticket holder on April 1. Donations are $5 each and tickets may be obtained from church members. All proceeds go to the Christian Life Center. More...

Landowners influence pipeline planning

Even before officials from the Southern Natural Gas Company hosted an open house here Wednesday night on the proposed Elba III natural gas pipeline, concerned Wilkes County property owners may have had an impact on the planning. More...

Volunteers needed for March emergency drill

Volunteers are needed to play the roles of patients for a large emergency preparedness drill set for Wilkes County early in March. More...

‘Love Letters’ comes to stage Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Love Letters will play this coming weekend at The Washington Little Theater Company Playhouse on North Alexander Avenue in Washington. Performances will be at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, February 24-25; and at 3 p.m. More...

PDA sets technology session for Tuesday night at library

With an eye toward harnessing the potential of innovation and technology, the Washington-Wilkes Payroll Development Authority and the University of Georgia More...

Young Wilkes leaders take part in state council

Members of the Wilkes County Abstinence Education Youth Council traveled to Atlanta recently to take part in the Fourth Annual State Youth Leadership Council. More...

Black Families Festival gets rain again

Despite the rainy, cold weather Saturday, vendors like Joann Coulthurse (left) of Joann More...

JUMP Kids visit police station

Students and mentors from JUMP mentoring program visited the Washington Police Department Friday and learned how to avoid danger and drugs from Officer Gene Norman. More...

News

Economic outlook discussed

W-W Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Donna Hardy gave members of the Washington Kiwanis Club an economic update of activities for the community at their regular Tuesday lunch meeting on February 21. More...

Kindergarten registration set for week of March 6 at W-WPS

Registration for the WashingtonWilkes Kindergarten (five-yearolds) 2006-2007 school year will be held during the week of March 610, daily from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at More...

Beginning Spanish to be taught again, deadline is March 3

The adult learning center has announced that another beginning Spanish class will be offered beginning next month. More...

Letters

Blessed because our paths crossed

TO THE EDITOR: I first heard of Elliott Poss during his high school football playing days. My brother-in-law, Herbert Powell, kept stats for the Washington-Wilkes Tigers while he and my sister, Marcene, lived in Washington. More...

Number of writers produced by Wilkes exceeds fair share

TO THE EDITOR: My good fortune was to marry a Wilkes County girl, Nona Caroline Quinn. One of her attributes is to always subscribe to your More...

Publicity helps make blood drive success

TO THE EDITOR: Thanks to your good publicity we had another successful blood drive on February 16. More...

Obituaries

Thomas Stewart Brown

Funeral services for Thomas Stewart Brown, 74, were held Tuesday, February 21, 2006, at Salem Baptist Church with Rev. Clayton Sanders and Rev. Dale Fincher officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. More...

Ruby Smith

Funeral services for Ruby Smith, 103, were held January 27, 2006, in Boston, Massachusetts, with Bishop Young officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Hyde Park, Massachusetts. She died January 20. More...

Maggie Mae Alexander

Funeral services for Maggie Mae Alexander, 90, were held Saturday, February 18, 2006, at Friendship Baptist Church, Crawfordville, with Rev. Harvey Peek officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. She died February 10 at her home. More...

Personalities

Cameron Bailey honored at second birthday celebrations

Cameron Bailey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Matt Bailey of Central, S.C., celebrated his second birthday on Saturday, February 18, with a party at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Roberts in Washington. C a m e r o n More...

Annual Duggan Scholarship Dinner held on February 13

More than 80 members and guests of the Woman More...

Dorothy Susan Crimi to marry Matthew Albert Laymon March 11

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Crimi of Huntsville, Ala., announce the engagement of their daughter, Dorothy Susan, to Matthew Albert (Matt) Laymon of Spokane, Wash., son Mr. and Mrs. Paul Laymon of Hixson, Tenn. More...