November 16, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Community service Sunday at FUMC

A community Thanksgiving service will be held Sunday, November 19, at the First United Methodist Church. More...

City tends to routine matters; Boy Scout troop participates

In Monday night's regular November meeting of the Washington City Council, the city government tended to routine matters, covered some old ground, and gave Boy Scouts a civics lesson. More...

Annual 'Gifts for Children' drive starts; requests for needy children available

The Washington Police Department will again sponsor its annual "Gifts for Children" campaign this Christmas, and both toys and needy kids are needed. More...

Candlelight Shopping returns Tuesday night

Kick off your holiday season with Candlelight Shopping Tuesday night. More...

Annual Mayors' Motorcade needs donations, gifts, wrapping paper

The City of Washington will be doing its part to make the holiday season special for residents of the state's mental health and retardation hospitals, said Mayor Willie Burns. More...

Be an Angel for someone this year

"It's not too late to select an angel from the community Angel Tree at at First United Methodist Church." Denise Moore, (l) Director of Children's Ministries, and Rev. More...

Living history set for Toombs House Sat. , December 9

The Robert Toombs House State Historic Site's living history performers will present a delightful Christmas experience on Saturday, December 9, from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., at the Toombs House, More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Parking should be for shoppers

M arine Lance Cpl. Will iam Dyson has completed More...

Opinions

Book Review

The Places In Between

By January, 2002, Rory Stewart had already spent 16 More...

Time to Go

When God has a special call on your life and your min More...

Vox Pop

After last week's elections, the Democratic Party is now in control of both More...

Obituaries

Frederick Avery Corbett

Funeral services for Frederick Avery Corbett, 72, of Sardis Road, Rayle, were held Tuesday, November 14, 2006, at the County Line Baptist Church with Rev. Allen Danner and Rev. Wayne Usry officiating. More...

Glenn Ginn Hopkins

Funeral services for Mrs. Glenn Ginn Hopkins of Greensboro, N.C., were held Thursday, November 9, 2006, at Guilford Park Presbyterian Church. Burial was at Westminster Gardens. She died Monday, November 6, at Moses Cone Hospital. More...

J. Thomas Drinkard

Funeral services for J. Thomas "Tommy" Drinkard, 58, of Lincolnton, were held Saturday, November 11, 2006, at the Lincolnton United Methodist Church with Rev. Dave Hinson and Rev. John Rhodes officiating. More...

Don't Forget

Flu shots will be available at the Wilkes County Health Department More...

Jury still out; Smith facing rape charges in 2004 attack on beloved school teacher

At press time, a Wilkes County jury is deliberating whether to find Willie Smith guilty of attacking, robbing, and raping beloved 86- year-old retired teacher Francis Duke. More...

Tax assessment questions fill county commission's meeting

A small, frustrated, and sometimes volatile group of concerned citizens demanded some answers from the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners about tax assessments, tax bills, and tax personnel last Thursday, November 9, at the regular meeting of the b More...

Memorial dedicated to fallen Marine on Wilkes County courthouse lawn

Family, friends, fellow Marines, and scores of neighbors gathered in a solemn ceremony Friday morning to dedicate a memorial to Marine Lance Corporal Michael Philip Scarborough at the Wilkes County Court House. More...

Wilkes Teacher of the Year

Washington-Wilkes Primary School teacher Tiffani Andrews will be honored as Wilkes County's Teacher of the Year for 2008 at the regular meeting of the Wilkes County Board of Education Monday night.The system teacher of the year will go on to compete More...

Christmas Tour of Homes to include 9-10 homes

The Christmas Tour of Homes sponsored by the Washington Historical Foundation will be held in Washington Wilkes on Friday and Saturday, December 8 and 9. More...

Santa will be visiting Tuesday for Candlelight Shopping time

Santa will be on The Square in Downtown Washington during the Candlelight Shopping Tuesday evening, November 21. More...

News-Reporter now printed on 100% recycled newsprint

This News-Reporter might have been a News-Reporter More...

Legislators to address Chamber

The Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce and the Wilkes County Community Partnership invite citizens of Wilkes County to attend the 2006 Annual Legislative Breakfast Thursday, November 30 at 8 a.m. More...

News

Georgia TASC gourmet booth will feature Barnett delicacies

If you've ever wondered how good some of the dishes are that win local, state, and regional cooking contests, now is your chance to find out. More...

W-WMS Corner

Cookie dough arrives distribution begins; Beta Club members attending convention

Washington-Wilkes Middle School teachers and students are eagerly awaiting the upcoming Thanksgiving break. There will be no school November 22-26. Please enjoy the break with your families. More...

Bruce Bailey saluted for medical help which saved a young football player

Bruce Bailey is a Paramedic and a Nurse at Wills Memorial Hospital. His official title at the hospital is Performance Improvement Director. He also works part-time with the Wilkes County Emergency Medical Services (EMS). More...

Letters

Maybe some responsibility can be passed on

TO THE EDITOR: I agree with Pembroke Pope III. Why would anyone leave deer carcasses lying near our county More...

Sports

Tigers smash Fannin, head for state playoffs

Last Friday night the Washington- Wilkes Tigers won the 8AA region championship with an easy victory over the Fannin County Rebels by a score of 45-21. This is the first time Washington has been region champions since the 2000 season. More...

SOUTHERN FRIED FOOTBALL

2006 continues to be a season of change, not only in the South, but the entire Nation. Take last week as an example. More...

Youth basketball registration now underway at PRD

Registration for the Washington- Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department (W-WPRD) youth basketball program is being held Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Personalities

Native Americans teach students

Second graders at Washington-Wilkes Primary School wrapped up their unit about Native Americans on October 31 with a trip to Lake Olmstead in Augusta. More...

Washington's Liz Grant crowned Briarwood's Homecoming Queen

Liz Grant of Washington was crowned homecoming queen during halftime at Briarwood Academy's football game on November 2. More...

Personal Mention

Frances McLean of St. Simons Island and Dennis Haigler of Columbia, S.C., were guests last weekend of Lamont and Cathy Lannae. Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Wolter visited recently with Mr. and Mrs. Kim Moss in Senoia. Mr. and Mrs. More...