April 27, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Incumbents, newcomer qualify for county seats in July primary election

Candidates for three county offices have qualified this week for upcoming elections. More...

Third annual Relay for Life set to go next Friday, May 5

We're almost there! The Relay for Life is just around the corner and we can't wait. We have teams working hard to raise money and committee members putting the finishing touches on all their plans. More...

Washington's Hillary Lindsey is up for 'Song of the Year'

Hillary Lindsey of WashingtonWilkes and Nashville, Tennessee, has been nominated to receive the 2006 Academy of Country Music's "Song of the Year" award for songwriters. More...

Regional library director feted by family, friends, associates

Friends, family, and colleagues came together Sunday afternoon to honor Celeste Stover on the occasion of her retirement as the regional library system director, a post she has held since 1988. More...

Honorarium offered to seniors

High school seniors may apply for an honorarium sponsored by the Lincoln-Wilkes Retired Educators Association (LWREA). More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Fitzpatrick Hotel, New York City style

B ruce and Tina Bailey and their daughters, Amanda More...

Opinions

Vox Pop

Hot weather is back and school will be out in just a few weeks but local kids still don't have a community swimming pool where they can cool off, learn to swim, and stay off the streets. Do you think the need for a pool is real? More...

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Book Review

Breaking Trail By ARLENE BLUM

"He believed there were several underlying reasons the climbing establishment had found me unacceptable. In addition to being a woman, I was Jewish, tall, outspoken, and I had a doctorate." More...

Obituaries

Lila Barrett Seymour

Funeral services for Lila Barrett Seymour, 86, of Tignall, were held Sunday, April 23, 2006, in the Mallorysville Baptist Church, Tignall, with Rev. Donnie Berry officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Maeoza Jones

Funeral services for Maeoza Jones, 84, were held Wednesday, April 19, 2006, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Washington. She died Thursday, April 13, at her home. More...

Walter B. Walker

Funeral services for Walter B. Walker, 83, were held Saturday, April 22, 2006, at City West Cemetery, Washington, with Rev. Dante Smith officiating. He died Sunday, April 16, in Wills Memorial Hospital. Interment was in City West Cemetery. More...

Worship

Clifford's Grove sets spring revival for Sun. through Weds.

Spring revival services will begin at Clifford's Grove Baptist Church, Lundberg, Sunday, April 30. More...

Only a Shell

The structure shown at right has stood empty for many years - only a shell awaiting inevitable destruction by man or nature. It's usefulness ceased long ago, and further maintenance is no longer practical. 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...

Wilkes Co. to observe National Day of Prayer next Thurs. on Square

The National Day of Prayer for Wilkes County will be held on Thursday, May 4, at noon on The Square in Downtown Washington. More...

Plans announced for new home to give second chance to teens

Washington Mayor Willie Burns announced last Thursday that some 25 people would be employed at a new home for teen mothers set to begin operations soon south of town on the Sharon Road. More...

Some voter cards haven't reached registered voters

Have you gotten your new voter card in the mail? More...

Amateur motocrossers race at Aonia this weekend

Once again, big-league amateur motocross racing will bring a crowd of visitors to Wilkes County this weekend as hundreds of amateur riders try to qualify for a spot in their sport's premier event in July. More...

W-WCHS to honor top students at Honors Day Tuesday, May 2

Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School will recognize top students in its annual Honors Day program next Tuesday, May 2, beginning at 10:50 a.m. in the high school gymnasium. More...

Singing at Day of Prayer

Evangelist Amethyst Wynn (left) and BryKesha Mills will provided inspiration in song next Thursday as Wilkes Ministers United host the Wilkes County observance of the National Day of Prayer. More...

JUMP kids, mentors learn about grammar

Participants in the JUMP (Juvenile Mentoring Program) took part in a JUMP Saturday event at Christ City of Prayer Church on Lincolnton Road. More...

News

Ga. 'Child Support Enforcement' changes name to show service

The Georgia Department of Human Resources Office of Child Support Enforcement has changed its name to the Office of Child Support Services (OCSS) to reflect the office's focus on customer service. Cindy Moss is OCSS Director. More...

'God Chose a Woman?'

Rev. Gale Seibert, pastor of Washington's First United Methodist Church, spoke to the members of the Kiwanis Club at their regular meeting on Tuesday, April 25. The title of her program was "God Chose a Woman?" Rev. More...

Bucky and Ducky find home thanks to Assistance Fund

Two puppies who came into the Washington-Wilkes Animal Shelter with their mother some time ago have found homes and there is a happy ending to the story. More...

Letters

Can we honor all our veterans?

TO THE EDITOR: Did we honor the veterans from the Revolutionary or Civil wars last Veterans Day? Maybe I missed it. 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...

Sports

Three Tiger losses make next games critical as W-W eyes playoff chances

It was a disappointing week of games for the Washington-Wilkes Tiger baseball team. In three outings, the boys failed to bring home a win and two of the games were region encounters. More...

Girls repeat as region 7-A champs; boys 2nd as both prepare for state

The W-W Tiger girls track team made it two in a row as they brought home the Region 7-A championship trophy earlier this week. More...

Optimists to host youth golf tournament for ages 10-18 Saturday at Country Club

The Optimist Club of Washington will sponsor its annual junior golf tournament Saturday, May 6, at the Washington-Wilkes Country Club. More...

Personalities

Mrs. Gaither entertained at baby shower in Buckhead

Sarah Jane Stover Gaither of Canton was entertained at a baby shower on Tuesday afternoon, April 18, given by the Private Banking Division, Buckhead Community Bank in Buckhead who included Donna Kain, Betty Bracewell, Jackie Watson, Charron Hope, Cec More...

Jennifer Yvonne Walton Jones weds Jerry Wayne Zimmerman April 15

Jennifer Yvonne Walton Jones and Jerry Wayne Zimmerman, both of Washington, exchanged wedding vows in an outdoor ceremony Saturday, April 15, at two o'clock in the afternoon at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Walton in Washington. More...

Sarah Jane Stover Gaither entertained at baby shower

The home of Kathy Lindsey on South Alexander Avenue was the scene of a baby shower honoring Sarah Jane Stover Gaither of Canton on Saturday afternoon, April 22. More...