March 30, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

This weekend's hot ticket: 'The 1940s Radio Hour'

"The 1940s Radio Hour," a musical filled with old, cherished songs, will open this weekend at The Playhouse on North Alexander Avenue. More...

'Market Days on The Square' looking for local folks, goods

With all the visitor traffic that seems to be coming to town each weekend, Washington First wants to grow Market Day on The Square - the first Saturday each month from May to October - into a bigger event this year. More...

Annual Festival of Music and Art set for end of April

The Washington-Wilkes Arts Foundation has lined up a full weekend of live music, original art, fine crafts, special events, and workshops that will run Friday through Sunday, April 28-30 on and all around The Square in Washington. More...

Dial-up internet access needs fix

Local service provider Nu-Z.net, in a message to their internet subscribers, has described how the phone number change makes it necessary to change one or two settings in Internet Explorer, the program most customers use to access the Internet. More...

JUMP kids visit Rehoboth Baptist

JUMP students, Girl Scouts, mentors, and volunteers enjoyed "a fun day" Saturday at the Rehoboth Baptist Church in Metasville. "The youth played basketball, kickball, dodge ball, and other fun outdoor games,"said JUMP coordinator Amethyst Wynn. More...

Little lost beagle

This small Beagle is believed to be lost. She is a sweet, well-caredfor little dog, but has no collar or identification. More...

Special Sections

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The Office Cat

Spring forward to 10-digit dialing

eggy Barnett told me a story this week that is reminiscent More...

Opinions

Vox Pop

Florida, LSU, UCLA, and George Mason are the Final Four in the NCAA basketball tournament for the national championship. Who do you think will advance to the finals? Who do you think will win it all? Why? What will be the score? More...

Don't Fuss ... Let's Discuss

2005-2014: Social, economic, and political survival depends on 'No Child Left Behind' The African-American Community Forum

There is another group of students that was not accounted for in last week%27s calculation of eligible graduating seniors. They are the dropout students before completing the standard four year period between the ninth and twelfth grade. More...

House of Representatives approves legislation to get tough on immigrants

On Thursday, the state House of Representatives voted 123-51 to adopt legislation that attempts to More...

Obituaries

Charlie Lee Anderson

Funeral services for Charlie Lee Anderson, 87, were held Saturday, March 25, 2006, at the Mulberry Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Robert L. Crawford and Rev. Herman Glaze officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. More...

David Latham Wright

Funeral services for David Latham Wright, 70, were held Saturday, March 25, 2006, at the First Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Albert W. Huyck Jr. officiating. More...

L.H. Randall

Funeral services for L.H. Randall, 70, were held Sunday, March 26, 2006, at Davenport-McLendon Mortuary Chapel, Washington, with Rev. Lance Pitts officiating. Interment was in City West Cemetery, Washington. He died March 20. 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. Rehoboth Baptist Church, Metasville, will give a Ten Comma

Women Who Want to Experience God, will be held at the First Baptist church, Washington, April 2022. The registration fee is $50.00. A $20.00 deposit is due by April 1. Call the church office at 6782912 for a detailed brochure. More...

THE NEWS-REPORTER - Washington, Georgia - March 30, 2006 PAGE 1A Everything's blooming, so it must be time for the Tour

Suddenly it seems that every dogwood tree and azalea bush has exploded into bloom, and in Washington, that can mean only one thing - we%27ve got a bunch of company coming this weekend. More...

Dial 706 before local calls starting Monday

Old habits die hard, and we%27ve been making our local phone calls the same way for decades. So it%27s More...

Change smoke alarm batteries this weekend with DST change

Washington Fire Chief Alan Poss, in conjunction with Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John W. More...

Music and testimony set for Court St. Livery Sat., April 15

A young woman who stirs hearts with her description of a visit to heaven, and a rocking praise band from Thomson will highlight a youth night that will touch hearts in a very non-church setting. More...

Choral drama set for April 9

The Senior Choir and Drama Team of the First Baptist Church, Washington, will present Theodore Dubois%27 "The Seven Last Words of Christ" during the evening worship service on Sunday, April 9, at 7 p.m. More...

M & AJ's Mini Mart opens

Members of the Jackson family look on as Gwen Jackson cuts the ribbon at the grand opening of M & AJ%27s Mini Mart on the Lexington Road recently. More...

Spiffing up for company

Double D Maintenance owner Dave Cooper (rear) and worker Ray Owens were hard at work spiffing up the former Wilkes Telephone property on North Alexander. More...

Washington Kiwanis gets kudos, 'Distinguished Club' at regionals

The Washington Kiwanis Club received a number of awards and distinctions at the annual Division 6 Rally in Thomson Monday, March 20, including the "Distinguished Club Award" for 2004-2005. More...

News

Primary school students celebrate music month, make their own instruments from home items

The children at WashingtonWilkes Primary School have been involved in many different aspects of the school music program in celebration of March as music month throughout the United States. More...

4-H Club participates in shows

Three members of the Wilkes County 4-H Club participated in two livestock shows recently. Lauren Chafin won first place in showmanship and first in her weight class at the University of Georgia Dairy Science Club Show in Athens. More...

Hillhouse, Andrews inducted as 'Women of Achievement;' students and others attend ceremony at Wesleyan College

Wilkes County%27s Sarah Porter Hillhouse and Eliza Frances (Fanny) Andrews now stand with Flannery O%27Connor, Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Ellen Axson Wilson, Margaret Mitchell Marsh, Nancy Hart, and other important women inducted into the Georgia Women of More...

Letters

Coverage helps with successful day

TO THE EDITOR: We cannot thank you and The News Reporter enough for you continual assistance with Little League. The article in last week%27s edition was outstanding. More...

Sports

Tigers getting into region schedule, will face Lincoln County on Friday

In baseball action for the Washington Wilkes Tigers during the past week and a half, the team beat McCormick, S.C., lost to Aquinas, and avenged an earlier loss by beating North Oconee last Saturday at Tiger Field. More...

Little League Day success; season will begin April 10

The weather was perfect and the teams could hardly contain themselves as the 2006 WashingtonWilkes Little League season got started with its annual parade and celebration last Saturday. More...

Top wrestlers receive awards at banquet

Washington-Wilkes Tiger wrestlers and mat girls received awards and recognition at the Wrestling Banquet held Sunday afternoon, March 26, at the W-WCHS cafeteria. More...

Personalities

Cullars completes LPN requirements, to take state exam

Petrina L. Cullars of Washington completed requirements for becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) March 3 at Augusta Technical College. She will take her state board examinations within the next month. More...

Matthew and Easton Smith attend pro tournament, meet celebrity

Matthew and Easton Smith attended the third round of The Players Championship golf tournament in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., March 25. More...

Washington Personal Mention

Weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Hunter were Mr. and Mrs. John Hunter, Sarah Grace and Tyler, of Statesboro. Mrs. Cecil Hunter joined the family on Saturday evening for dinner at the Red Lobster in Augusta in celebration of John Hunter and Mrs. More...