January 18, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Quick work saves South Pecan home

Firefighters from Washington's Station 1 talk with a resident after saving a South Pecan Street home Saturday night. More...

Parade salutes Dr. King

Washington and Wilkes County paused Monday afternoon to hold a parade in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. More...

Turned earth reveals arrowheads

Maci Marxsen (center) shows off the prehistoric arrowheads she and her sister Maggie found under the guidance of Floyd Higgins, President of Wildlife Action's Fishing Creek Chapter. More...

Callaway, UGA bulls listed in sire report from Angus group

Blake W. Callaway, of Rayle, and the University of Georgia farm near Rayle each own one bull listed in the 2007 Spring Sire Evaluation Report published by the American Angus Association in Saint Joseph, Missouri. More...

Preserve Georgia' license plates available from county tag office

The Historic Preservation Division (HPD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced the availability of a new specialty tag for historic preservation. More...

Special Sections

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The Office Cat

Martha Stewart is in for a treat!

It's official! Our National Cookoff Champion Chef Joe Barnett will be appearing on Martha Stewart's television show early in February. More...

Opinions

Church should ask for guidance

TO THE EDITOR: Should the "Church" of Jesus Christ be silent? I'm new to the Washington area and feel somewhat unqualified to speak on behalf of the people who have lived here for years. Therefore, let me share my personal concerns. More...

Hard work on tour appreciated

TO THE EDITOR: On behalf of the Washington- Wilkes Historical Foundation, we would like to thank all the gracious participants for their time and efforts in making this year's Christmas dinner and Tour the best ever. More...

New residents find hospitality in WIlkes County

TO THE EDITOR: I just wanted to say thank you for entertaining me every week. My husband John and I are new to Tignall, and I look forward to reading The News-Reporter. We lived in the Florida Keys prior to our move. More...

Obituaries

Paul Smith

Funeral services for Paul Smith, 99, were held Sunday, January 14, 2007, at New Ford Baptist Church, Danburg, with Rev. Albert Rucker Jr. officiating. He died Monday, January 8, at Wills Memorial Hospital, Washington. Mr. More...

James Bruce Bolden

A memorial service will be held for James Bruce Bolden, 65, of Tignall on Saturday, January 27, 2007, at 2 p.m. in the Fishing Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Roy D. Cates officiating. He died January 13 at his residence. Mr. More...

Bessie Louise Small

Funeral services for Bessie Louise Small, 58, of Washington were held Tuesday, January 16, 2007, at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, Metasville Road, Washington, with Rev. Charles Lacey officiating. She died Friday, January 12, at Wills Memorial Hospital. More...

Personalities

Students of the Month chosen at high school

December Students of the Month at Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School were (front row, l-r) Lanisia Wylie, English; Deborah Wylie, social studies; Jenny Echols, science; Lindsey Guin, Spanish; Ciara Smith, math; Bonnie Roth, math; Tanethgia More...

Logan Warrenfells celebrates ninth birthday Dec. 23

Logan Warrenfells, son of Jeff and Shelley Warrenfells of Washington, celebrated his ninth birthday on December 23. Logan first celebrated with a party at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Israel in Leesburg, Ala., on December 16. More...

New Beginnings

Amelia Hope Johnson Rich and Sarah Johnson of Athens announce the birth of their daughter, Amelia Hope, on Tuesday, December 26, at St. Mary's Hospital in Athens. She weighed 7 lbs. 6 ozs. and is 19 inches long. More...

Report puts hospital's contribution to county economy at $11.2 million

While the value of medical care, emergency treatment, and other health-related services is obvious in a rural community with a local hospital, sometimes the value of the hospital's total contribution gets overlooked. More...

Equipment failure causes power outage, affects Washington, much of Wilkes Co.

Equipment failure caused a power outage Tuesday that put all of Washington and large parts of Wilkes County in the dark for some two hours, bringing business to a halt and slowing traffic in town. More...

County commissioners tour two new firetrucks; new fire equipment puts county 'in good shape'

An unusually short meeting of the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners was characterized by reports of various groups and departments of various groups and departments while almost no official action was taken. More...

Wilkes Board of Education salutes first nationally certified counselor

In Tuesday's meeting of the Wilkes County board of Education, two schools announced honors, the system's first nationally certified counselor was honored, and a principal announced his retirement after 34 years of service. More...

Wilkes Relay For Life holds kickoff party with 2007 theme 'Cancer is NO Vacation'

The 2007 Relay For Life-Washington Wilkes held a rousing kickoff party recently at the McGill- Woodruff Ag center. More...

Civil War collector, equipment expert to speak at CWRT

A leading collector and authority on Civil War equipment, Beverly M. "Bo" DuBose III, will speak to the Washington Civil War Round Table meeting Monday night at The Fitzpatrick Hotel. More...

The Square welcomes King Day parade

The Tiger Marching Band played Monday's Martin Luther King Day parade into The Square as community leaders waved from convertibles. More...

News

Diabetic education meeting will begin monthly learning

A Diabetic education meeting will be held at the Wills Memorial Hospital library at 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 25. The meeting will focus on the learning needs of all persons with diabetes in the community. More...

State librarian visits civic club

Deputy State Librarian David Singleton was the guest speaker at the regular meeting of the Washington Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, January 16, when he discussed the public library system in Georgia, noting that the state was the first in nation to provi More...

Barry McAvoy ordained at Fishing Creek on Dec. 24

Barry McAvoy received his certificate of license to preach the gospel during the worship service at Fishing Creek Baptist Church on Sunday, December 24. The certificate stated that "God has called Barry D. More...

Sports

Wrestlers beat Metter, lose in tourney, now preparing for state meet in Macon

Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School Tiger wrestlers took their first match at the Area 2- AA Team Tournament last weekend with a strong, 57-18, win over Metter, but later lost to Area Champion and tournament host Toombs County. More...

Registration for 2007 Little League begins Feb. 5

Registration for the Washington-Wilkes Little League 2007 program will begin Monday, February 5, and continue through Saturday, February 24. The program is for boys and girls baseball and also includes girls softball. More...

W-WCHS GIRLS B-TEAM BASKETBALL TEAM

members are (front row, l-r) Brushunda Brittain, Rhonda Turner, Shaquenda Gartrell, Crystal Milton, Wanda Turner, (back row) Coach Jackson Calhoun, Shadricka Walton, Tynisha Walton, Ricola Patterson, Rachel Yearwood, Nikki Freeman, Yakira Banks, an More...

Worship

What shall I give?

The Bible says to be a cheerful giver. Right off we want to jump the gun and think it's all referring to money. There are more ways to give than with money; more ways that are more priceless. More...

George to serve as pastor at Carter's Grove Baptist

Carter's Grove Baptist Church on Highway 22 between Philomath and Crawfordville in Taliaferro County (near Highway 22 and Highway 44 crossing), has called Brian George of Washington- Wilkes as new pastor. More...

Don't Forget

The toll free Dial-A-Prayer number is 1-877-337-7785. .. Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Deacon Board will had its annual program January 21, 4 p.m., with Rev. R.L. Reynolds of New Salem Baptist Church as the guest speaker. .. Dr. More...