April 26, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Lewis and Clark Circus brings old-fashioned big top to Wilkes

Wilkes County children are getting free admission for a two-day visit to Washington by the Lewis and Clark Circus next week. More...

Wilkes County Community Partnership announces first annual campaign to raise support from citizens

Wilkes County Community Partnership (Family Connection and Communities in Schools) announces its first-ever annual campaign. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

No Sale at the Plantation

T oo Late to Say Goodbye is the title of a book which wellknown author Ann Rule has written about the murders of Washington Wilkes' Dolly Hearn and Jennifer Corbin. More...

Opinions

Who's Winning

We know who will win in the end. Go to the back of the good book and it tells you that. Satan is fighting a losing battle, yet for some strange reason he's still fighting. He's a die hard! But let me tell you the devil is winning for now. More...

Book Review

Reviewed by PEGGY BARNETT First published in 2005, The World Is Flat has been "updated and expanded." Since the subtitle is "A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century," and since Friedman's thesis is that the lightning-swift advances in te More...

Vox Pop

A citizen at this month's meeting of the Board of Commissioners said that unless we put our voices, opinions, and money together, Wilkes County is going down, down, down. How do you think Wilkes Countians need to get together for progress? More...

Obituaries

John Ralph Smith

Graveside services for John Ralph Smith, 97, of Harper Road, Rayle, were held Saturday, April 21, 2007, at the Palmetto Christian Church Cemetery with James Bowen officiating. He died Wednesday, April 18, at the St. Mary's Hospice House in Bogart. More...

Edward Lanier Evans

Edward Lanier Evans, 69, of Washington, died April 8, 2007, in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Augusta. No memorial service is planned at this time. Mr. More...

Kimberly Anastacia Lewis Norman

Funeral services for Kimberly Anastacia Lewis Norman, 34, of Washington were held Saturday, April 21, 2007, at Springfield Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. G.L. Avery officiating. Interment was in City West Cemetery, Washington. More...

Preparations in place for Wilkes Relay for Life; 25 local teams hope to raise $35,000 for cancer

With the 2007 Wilkes County Relay for Life just a little over a week away, organizers say they're in good shape to make or exceed their goals for the annual fund raiser, and groups all over the county are making last-minute preparations for the May More...

Young entrepreneurs quench thirsts

Selling lemonade by the roadside is a time-honored way of earning summer money, as (l-r) Ashlyn Harris, 8, Samantha Thornton, Stephanie Adams, and Stephen Adams, all 10, have been finding out this week. More...

Amateur motocrossers to fill Aonia Pass this weekend

Once again, big-league amateur motocross racing will bring crowds of visitors to Wilkes County this weekend, as hundreds of amateur riders try to qualify for a spot in their sport's premier event in July. More...

News

DOL will provide summer jobs for young people

State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond has announced that the Georgia Department of Labor will provide $30,000 for summer jobs for young people ages 14 through 21 in the East Central Georgia area. Wilkes County is included in the program. More...

Pet of the week

This beautiful affectionate, longhaired black and white cat would be a joy for a cat-lover to have. He's neutered and ready for that special home. Please "fix" your pets. One female cat and her offspring can produce 420,000 cats in seven years. More...

Lewis Family Bluegrass Festival set for next weekend

The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce is once again hosting Southern Gospel Night in conjunction with the 20th Annual Lewis Family Homecoming and Bluegrass Festival set for May 3-5 at Elijah Clark State Park. More...

Letters

Merit should be basis for hiring

TO THE EDITOR: I have decided to do something totally out of character for me and write a letter to the editor. More...

Sports

Sub-region champ Tigers start tourney for 2007 Region 8-AA championship

As this edition of The News-Reporter hit the streets, the Washington Wilkes Tigers were playing in the first round of the Region 8-AA tournament to determine seedings for entry into the state playoffs beginning next month. More...

Tyrekus Bowman earns All-American honors at Augusta State Univ.

Augusta State's Tyrekus "AJ" Bowman, a former W-W Tiger standout, has been named an NABC All-American, according to a recent announcement from the National Association of Basketball Coaches. More...

Buc cindermen win at region, qualify for state meet

Members of the Briarwood Academy Track Team will be participating in the state track meet to be held in Albany April 26-28. The region track meet was held Thursday, April 19, at Gatewood School in Eatonton. More...

Personalities

Bridal brunch, shower honors Vanessa Wilson on Sat., Apr. 7

A bridal brunch and shower honored Vanessa Wilson, bride-elect of Clay Patrick of Guyton, on Saturday, April 7, in the fellowship hall of Mallorysville Baptist Church in Tignall. More...

Teri Daniel Atchison to wed Keith Rodney Beasley June 9

Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Atchison of Crawfordville announce the engagement of their daughter, Teri Daniel, to Keith Rodney Beasley, son of Mr. and Mrs. K. Ray Beasley of Statesboro. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. More...

Lauren Denard entertained at miscellaneous shower

Lauren Denard, bride-elect of David Bridges, was entertained at a miscellaneous bridal shower on Sunday, April 22, at the Washington Chapel. Hostesses for the occasion were Mrs. Jack Bentley Jr. and Mrs. Alan Poss. More...