February 8, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Severe weather drills set for Wednesday, February 21

Wilkes County will take part in the statewide severe weather exercise February 21 to help prepare citizens to be ready for tornadoes and other severe weather as part of Severe Weather Awareness Week in Georgia. More...

'God-sent preacher and teacher of the Gospel of Christ'

Rev. Albert T. Zellars (1904-2004) UNSUNG HEROES OF WILKES COUNTY

Distinguished African American Baptist minister and educator, Rev. Albert Theodore Roosevelt Zellars was born August 8, 1904, in Lincoln County, Georgia, to George Pierce Zellars, a farmer, and Emma Louise Hawes Zellars, a homemaker. More...

Wilkes Relay for Life team captains invited to training course Feb. 20

The American Cancer Society has invited all Relay for Life team captains (returning captains, new captains and potential captains) to participate in the 2007 Team Captain University. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Martha unaccustomed to Joe's manners

An advertisement in this week's News-Reporter an nounces that Jason Cobb, M.D. will be the keynote speaker at the SNAP Recognition Event at New Saints CME Church Sunday. More...

Opinions

W-W students donate 50 units at HOSA/Shepeard blood drive

The Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) club sponsored a blood drive at the school on Tuesday, January 30. More...

Book Review

From Baghdad with Love

An appealing puppy, a brave Marine, danger for both - how could we ask for a better book topic? The cover picture alone will win you over. The First Battalion, Third Marines, were known as the Lava Dogs. More...

Vox Pop

A new bill before the Georgia House of Representatives would provide that only nine out of twelve jurors be required to issue the death penalty for offenders properly convicted in capital cases. More...

Obituaries

Helen Reynolds Hodgson

Funeral services for Helen Reynolds Hodgson, 94, of Washington were held Sunday, February 4, 2007, in the Washington Presbyterian Church with Rev. Charles Cook and Rev. Randy Hardy officiating. More...

Clarence Nolan Moore

Memorial services for Clarence Nolan Moore, 72, of Crawfordville were held Friday, February 2, 2007, in the Raytown Methodist Church with Rev. Wade Palmer officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Campbell

Funeral services for Bobby "B.C." Campbell, 61, were held Saturday, February 3, 2007, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Walton officiating. He died Friday, January 26, in Aiken, S.C. Mr. More...

Personalities

Gathering of Edwards, Lyle families set for March 16-18

The third annual cousins gathering of the Edwards and Lyle families will be held in Taliaferro County March 16-18. More...

Frances Wheelis Women on Mission group meets at Madden home Feb. 5

Nancy Madden was hostess for the meeting of the Frances Wheelis Women on Mission of the First Baptist Church at her home on Monday evening, February 5. Mrs. Madden presided and Gail Stewart offered the opening prayer. More...

Honor roll announced at W-WCHS

Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School seniors who made the honor roll for the second nine weeks are (front row, l-r) Lindley Hall, Krystle Kvalheim, James Cade, Joni Bruce, Diundra Doughty, Kelmetrus Wylie, (second row) Brantley Stevens, Molly More...

Chamber's Tourism Director meets with officials at capitol

"I talked with every legislator and state official I could to make sure that we in Washington-Wilkes get our share of jobs and dollars from Georgia's second-largest industry. More...

Life of President Jefferson Davis to be subject of one-man drama

A one-man play focused on the life of Confederate President Jefferson Davis will be presented at the Washington Little Theater on February 23, 24, and 25. More...

Not rocket science: Scott Lewis reveals 'secret' to 126-pound weight loss

Washington's Scott Lewis is ready to reveal the big secret behind his recent 126-pound weight loss. "Everybody asks me, so I'll tell you. The secret is…now I eat less and exercise more. It's not rocket science. More...

This is Georgia wild shrimp, ma'am

Washington's Joe Barnett shows decorating diva Martha Stewart how he cooks his award-winning Cajun shrimp and grits on her daily television show, seen nationally Tuesday. More...

News

Roberts and Bolton selected for 'People-to-People' program

Kelley Roberts and Rashad Bolton, students at Washington Wilkes High School, have been accepted into the educational travel program People to People Student Ambassador Program. More...

Many parents attend open house; book fair will continue through Fri.

The weather provided the students and faculty of W-WMS an extra day off on Thursday, February 1; however, the cold weather has not put a freeze on learning. More...

Washington songwriter Hillary Lindsey up for two GRAMMY awards Sun. night

"GRAMMY Sunday"" February 11 is Hillary Lindsey's big day. Her song, "Jesus Take the Wheel," written by Lindsey along with Gordie Sampson and Brett James, received nominations in two GRAMMY categories. More...

Letters

Focal point needs another look

TO THE EDITOR: I am writing this to protest the new, revitalized town square. The process began in November of 2006. A description of the proposed landscape design to replace the old and dying oak tree was published. More...

Sports

Wrestlers look ahead to individual, state tournaments

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger wrestling team finished its regular 2007 season with four strong wins and closed out the year with a dual meet record of 19-15. More...

Bowman is Peach Belt Conference Player of the Week for the 3rd time

Continuing his domination on the basketball court, Augusta State University's Tyrekus Bowman last week was the first Jaguar ever to be named Player of the Week for the Peach Belt Conference three times in one season. More...

Registration for Little League begins Feb. 5 at Ashley Park

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

Worship

One-Eyed Monster

Years ago even before it got as bad as it is now, an evan gelist called television "the one-eyed monster." It gets worse as time goes along time goes along because of the i n s a t i a b l e greed and man's depravity to desire more and more immoral More...

Don't Forget

The toll free Dial-A-Prayer number is 1-877-337-7785. .. Mulberry Baptist Church will have its annual black history program Sunday, February 11, 4 p.m. .. More...