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Paranormal investigators to seek local ghosts at Fitzpatrick Hotel during Jan. 19-21 meeting

Is it possible that someone may have checked in to The Fitzpatrick Hotel a hundred years ago - and never checked out? More...

Post 17 state police wrote 4,285 tickets, gave 4,675 warnings

During the past year, troopers based at Georgia State Patrol Post 17 in Washington, which covers the counties of Wilkes, Lincoln, Elbert, Oglethorpe, and Taliaferro, patrolled more than 250,000 miles, worked 286 accidents, and made 6,739 traffic sto More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Seems like more leaves this year

One of the national pastimes is complaining about the U.S. Postal Service. I'll have to admit that the post office in general nationwide has many problems and is notorious for its lack of service. More...

Opinions

Book Review

Blue Screen

Robert Parker is the author of over 50 books. Although his style is easy to recognize, it's not as though "if you've read one, you've read them all." He lives in Boston, and many of his novels take place there. More...

Anchored

In our front yard is a tree we planted several years ago and it has grown so slowly my wife said, "That tree is never going to amount to anything!" I thought, "I might better hide the axe or she just might cut it down. More...

Vox Pop

A new ordinance makes English the official language of Cherokee County, Georgia, and a bill has been introduced providing for English-only forms and documents across the entire state. More...

Worship

Rev. John McMillan to preach Sunday at Beaverdam Baptist

Rev. John McMillan, well-known minister who is active in the Georgia Baptist Association, will preach at Beaverdam Baptist Church Sunday, January 7. He has also served on several committees in the Georgia Association. Rev. More...

Brian George to be ordained at Fishing Creek Baptist Sun.

Brian George of Washington- Wilkes will ordained as a Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ Sunday afternoon, January 7, at the Fishing Creek Baptist Church in Wilkes County. More...

Tignall Baptist seniors will hear about health issues, long-term care

The senior adult program at the Tignall Baptist Church Tuesday, January 9, will feature information on long term care, Medicare supplements, and other related topics. The program will begin at 11:00 a.m. More...

Don't Forget

The toll free Dial-A-Prayer number is 1-877-337-7785. Flint Hill Baptist Church will celebrate its usher board anniversary Sunday, January 7, 11:45 a.m., during the morning worship service. More...

Relay for Life to kick off at Tuesday event

The Relay for Life of Wilkes County will hold its kickoff celebration Tuesday, January 9, leading up to the fourth annual Relay to be held here in May. More...

Headlines from second half of 2006 chronicle Wilkes events, people

The first six months of the year just past were chronicled in last week's edition of The News- Reporter. This week, the summary begins with the first week in July and includes highlights from the second half of 2006. More...

Child molestation arrest leads December roundup of law enforcement action

Washington Police officers arrested Jasmine Jamaul Davis, 17, of Harper Street in Washington last week and charged him with rape and aggravated child molestation. He was bound over to Superior Court. More...

News

Club enjoys game show program

Members of the Washington Rotary Club enjoyed playing "Name That Tune" during their regular meeting on December 21. More...

Georgia's CPAs give advice on getting money matters in order

It's the time of year for popping champagne corks, tossing confetti, and making New Year's resolutions. And many of those resolutions are likely to focus on better financial management. More...

Washington Little Theater Co. to hold annual meeting Jan. 9

The Washington Little Theater Company will hold its annual general board meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 9, 2007, at Holly Court Inn at 301 South Alexander Ave. The slate of officers for the 2007 season will be voted on at that time. More...

Sports

STRONGEST RUN

(The following story appeared in the December 25 edition of The Athens Banner-Herald in which its All- Northeast Georgia football selections were named. More...

Tigers named to Georgia's All-State, All-Northeast Georgia 2006 rosters

Even though the Washington- Wilkes Tigers didn't make it to the state championship game again in 2006, a good number of players received prestigious post-season honors on both the Atlanta Journal- Constitution's All-State team and the Athens Ba More...

Obituaries

Willie Robert King

Funeral services for Willie Robert King, 72, of Hickory Hill Dr., Washington, were held Thursday, December 28, 2006, at the Hilliard Station Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Dwight Foster officiating and Rev. Larry Norman, eulogist. More...

Personalities

Two Wilkes students make Dean's List at Augusta State Univ.

Abby Aaron and April Shelton of Washington-Wilkes have been named to the fall semester dean's list at Augusta State University. Both students are graduates of Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School. More...

Drawing winner

Dusty Turner (right) won a deerstand in a Coca-Cola giveaway at Gun's Mini Market in Warrenton recently. Turner, the son of Earl and Janice Leavenworth, was entered in the drawing by his grandfather, Gary Smith. More...

Toombs Site event successful, thanks expressed to vols

The Robert Toombs House State Historic Site had a very successful Christmas event called "75 years of Christmas Melodies" on Saturday December 9. The volunteers did a wonderful job participating in this event. More...