December 21, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Washington Police Department’s ‘Gifts for Children’ set to help Santa make Christmas better for 250 kids

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News-Reporter.com website now receives more than 32,000 global visits each month

After being on the internet for only a year and a half, the News- Reporter.com website is reaching thousands of people every month More...

Chamber’s Tourism office has new phone number to go with new home, new name for tourism director

The new face at the Washington- Wilkes Chamber of Commerce has a new name and a new phone number to go with the Chamber More...

W-WCHS names month’s students

Students of the Month for December at Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School are (front row, l-r) Elaina Woods, family and consumer sciences; Jessica Echols, business information technology; Jillian Sapp, physical education; Brittany Gebing, En More...

Washington Square Cafe opens

Ed and Jackie Cook, surrounded by friends and Chamber of Commerce members, cut the ribbon Saturday morning on their new restaurant, the Washington Square Cafe on the east side of The Square. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Old oak planted in the 1940s

S usan Pope was shopping in Downtown Washington Fri day when she saw Beth Bunch, also doing some shopping. Beth had on flip-flops and a short sleeve shirt. Susan asked her if she didn More...

Opinions

Count ... jump ... hug ... strive ... some Christmas lessons learned

Christmas morning, 1983 ... 4 a.m. ... 4 degrees More...

A Looking Glass

Years ago most country folks called a mirror More...

Book Review

Christmas Gift

Readers of Run with the Horsemen and The Whisper of the River will welcome this short account of Christmas days in Sams More...

Obituaries

Hiram Stanley Hanson

A memorial service for Dr. Hiram Stanley Hanson, 83, of Statesboro will be held Thursday, December 21, 2006, in the chapel of Joiner- Anderson Funeral Home, Statesboro, with Dr. H. William Perry officiating. More...

George Lawrence Walker

Funeral services for George Lawrence Walker, 85, of Madison were held Saturday, December 16, 2006, at Beulah Baptist Church with Rev. Jamie Callaway and Dr. Perry Crowell officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery with military rites. More...

Don't Forget

The Reese J. Booker Scholarship Program will be held Sunday, December 24, 6 p.m., at Marks Tabernacle Baptist Church on Lexington Avenue. More...

Wills Memorial Hospital is accredited by national Joint Commission study

Wills Memorial Hospital is now nationally accredited. By demonstrating compliance with the Hospital Accreditation Program Joint Commission More...

Rev. Lamar Davenport passes

A memorial service for Rev. Lamar Davenport Jr., licensed funeral director and owner of Davenport McLendon Mortuary Inc. of Washington, will be held Friday, December 22, 2006. Rev. More...

Christmas Events

Christmas Eve this year is on Sunday, December 24. Most churches in the area are having regular Sunday morning services. More...

Funds presented for endoscope

The Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and the Wills Memorial Hospital Foundation presented checks to Marvin Goldman, hospital CEO, to be used to purchase an endoscope for the Outpatient Surgery Clinic. More...

Second Time Around llamas go to Nationals

Llamas like Lucky McStroud (above) from Vicky Moses More...

News

Make sure gift cards don’t have hidden fees

Gift cards have become popular options for the holiday season and other gift-giving times. But a University of Georgia financial expert warns gift card givers to read the fine print before buying and giving gift cards. More...

Seniors can get free legal help

Members of the staff of the Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP) will be in Wilkes County to meet with senior citizens wanting free legal help, on a first-come, firstserved basis. More...

Red Cross offers safety tips to revent holiday home fires

INCLUDE FIRE SAFETY ON YOUR WISH LIST

As the holiday season moves into full swing, the Augusta Chapter urges families to follow simple safety tips to keep the season merry and to prevent burnouts due to holiday fires. More...

Letters

Remembering the planting of the oak

TO THE EDITOR: Just to let you know that we look forward to getting our copy of The News-Reporter each week. Dee and I both devour it whenever it arrives here in the mail. More...

Scarboroughs express thanks for memorial and community

TO THE EDITOR: The dedication of the memorial bench on The Square in memory of our Phil on the Marine Corps More...

Sports

Hardin gets a 12-point buck

This mature 12-point buck was taken by Ken Hardin at a secret spot in Wilkes County last week, once again showing that there are big bucks in Wilkes County More...

Personalities

Wilkes Health Care residents visit with family and friends

Guests of Mrs. Mae Butler were Herbert and Fay Butler, Kenneth and Sara Nell Albea, and Sarah Davis. Charlie Williams More...

Students conduct canned food drive

Students at Washington-Wilkes Elementary School conducted their annual canned food drive to support the local food pantry. A total of 550 canned goods was collected by pre-kindergarten, fourth, and fifth grade students during the month of December. More...

FUMC Pre-K kids spread Christmas joy

The First United Methodist Preschool participated in the Angel Tree program sponsored by the church. More...