January 11, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

City gets grant to preserve School St. cemetery; project to preserve history, draw heritage visitors

The City of Washington has received $19,625 in federal funds for the preservation of the School Street Cemetery, Mayor W.E. Burns announced this week. More...

Wilkes leaders hear economic outlook for Georgia, CSRA at Augusta meeting

With an eye on how the local, regional, and state economies will perform in 2007, Wilkes County leaders attended the Augusta Regional Economic Outlook luncheon last Friday in Augusta. More...

Small towns go back on the map after Perdue takes GDOT to task

Sandtown, Aonia, and Prather are back on the map of Wilkes County, thanks to the public uproar over their deletion - along with 485 other small Georgia towns - from the official state map. More...

Health care group recognizes Donna Hardy's 'can-do spirit'

The Georgia Association for Primary Health Care has recognized Wilkes County's Donna Hardy with its 2006 Community Service Award. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Spooks spook The Cat

M arvin Hudson, Washing ton-Wilkes' Major League Umpire, will be leading the instruction for the CSRA Baseball Umpires Camp on January 27 at Westside High School in Augusta. The camp is for both the experienced amateur umpire or beginning umpires. More...

Opinions

Book Review

Soul of the South

A person's soul is often under stood as the sum of various influences which shape his innermost being, which may be the product of one's mind, psyche, ego, belief, and spirit. More...

Vox Pop

Georgia legislators are expecting to take another look at whether the state should require photo IDs for voters during elections. More...

Sports

Wrestlers strong but several injured

While injuries continue to plague the Washington-Wilkes Tiger varsity wrestlers, their middle school counterparts are racking up win after win and are currently undefeated in the 2006-2007 season. More...

Tigers struggle in tourney, beat Lincoln Red Devils, host 3-game home stand

In holiday action on the basketball court, the Washington-Wilkes Tigers were less than hot at the Jackson County Christmas Tournament in Jefferson just after Christmas, but bounced back to beat the Red Devils of Lincoln County at their place last Sa More...

MLB umpires to host ump camp for experienced amateur officials

A CSRA baseball umpires camp, featuring Major League Baseball Umpires Marvin Hudson and Fieldin Culbreth, will be held Saturday, January 27, at Westside High School in Augusta. Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration is from 8 a.m. More...

Personalities

Are we warming up, or not?

Dr. Mark Waters, retired Navy captain and National Weather Service employee, was the guest speaker at the regular meeting of the Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, January 9. More...

W-WES names top students for third six weeks grading

Principal Wanda Jenkins of the Washington-Wilkes Elementary School has announced the names of fourth and fifth grade students who have been listed on the honor roll and merit list for the third six weeks grading period. More...

Designer introduces new line of plates

Rosemary Hopkins (right) took samples of her newly-marketed decorative plates to a recent meeting of the Washington Rotary Club and described the 16 different designs to members in attendance. More...

City Council members block effort to force street name change on Whitehall residents

The Washington City Council, meeting on its regular January meeting Monday night, made several reappointments, set qualification fees for this year's city election, and refused a proposal to force changes in street names without the residents' input More...

Yes, we're in living color!

Do not adjust your newspaper - The News-Reporter is actually being printed in color and the unseasonally blooming forsythia across the street provided a good subject to show it off. More...

W-W Chamber's Welcome Center now a Regional Visitor Information Center

The Welcome Center of the Washington Wilkes Chamber of Commerce has earned the long-awaited designation as an official Georgia Regional Visitor Information Center, Tourism Director Ashley Turner Barnett announced recently. More...

Flipped in the fog

Driving in fog and rain is hard enough, but doing it drunk was apparently too much for Ralph Clark, 59, of Tignall, who flipped his 1982 Chevrolet pickup on the Sandtown Road just before midnight Thursday. More...

Irish Travelers, phone scams now target Wilkes residents

Both Wilkes County Sheriff's Office and the Washington Police are warning of scam artists and thieves that are known to be targeting Wilkes County residents. More...

News

Bi-Lo and '06 Charity Classic give $1,000 to primary school

As a result of Bi-Lo's Charity Classic golf tournament, the grocery store chain's Washington store $1000 to Washington-Wilkes Primary School its 10 Days of Giving campaign. More...

GSP investigates Dec. accidents

State Troopers from the Washington Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated nine traffic crashes during the Month of December in Wilkes County. Sergeant First Class Derrick Durden said the traffic crashes resulted in six injuries. More...

UCAP sets annual prayer breakfast for Jan. 13, 8:30

The United Community Awareness Program (UCAP) will have its annual prayer breakfast on Saturday, January 13, at 8:30 a.m. The event will be held at the Third Shiloh Building, 219 McLendon Drive, Washington. More...

Letters

Veterans appreciate community support

TO THE EDITOR: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5899 and its Ladies Auxiliary would like to publicly thank many individuals in our community as well as business persons for their continued support of our efforts to complete our various projects. More...

Ceremony was touching, memorable

TO THE EDITOR: This is a thank you from my heart and I'm sure for many others who attended the memorial service this past December hosted by the staff of Hopkins Funeral Home and held at the First Baptist Church in Washington. More...

Obituaries

Calvin J. Wiggs Jr.

Funeral services for Calvin J. Wiggs Jr., 56, were held Thursday, January 4, 2007, at Springfield Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Lance A. Pitts officiating. Interment was in the Black Rock AME Church Cemetery, Tignall. More...

Thomas Jeffery Moore

Funeral services for Thomas Jeffery Moore, 42, of Crawfordville, were held Friday, January 5, 2007, at the Raytown United Methodist Church with Rev. Wade Palmer officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. He died January 3. Mr. More...

Worship

Moss begins service as rector of Church of the Mediator here

Rev. Dr. Denise Moss has begun service as the Rector of the yoked ministries of the Episcopal Church of the Mediator in Washington and St. Alban's in Elberton. She was ordained by Bishop J. Neil Alexander on January 6. Dr. More...

Sunday School Union convenes with Reeves Chapel Baptist

The Wilkes County Sunday School Union convened with the Reeves Chapel Baptist Church where Rev. Michael Gresham served as host pastor and Grady Norman as host superintendent. More...

Rev. Williams is guest speaker at Springfield Sun.

Rev. Marion F. Williams of Augusta will be the guest speaker for the Sunday, January 14, service at Springfield Baptist Church, Washington, at 3 p.m.. Rev. Williams is pastor of the Friendship Baptist Church in Augusta. He is a graduate of T.W. More...

Don't Forget

The toll free Dial-A-Prayer number is 1-877-337-7785. .. The United Community Awareness Program (UCAP) will have its annual prayer breakfast January 13, 8:30 a.m., at the Third Shiloh Building, 219 McLendon Drive. Tickets are $6. More...