May 24, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Our dark skies make good viewing at astronomy village this weekend

It's really, really, dark just south of Wilkes County near Sharon and Raytown, and that's bringing astronomers and stargazers from all over the South this weekend to see the stars. More...

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We'll be closed for Memorial Day

School's out for the summer. So watch out for children on bikes, walking, and skating. .. More...

Opinions

You've made us all better

Tracy Moore was one of the Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School twelfth graders honored at the Senior Banquet last Thursday before Friday's graduation ceremony. More...

A tale of dismemberment

There was a call last week from a reader wanting to know what happened to the rest of the story about the Hospital Authority's financing proposal being turned down by the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners. More...

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Sports

Bengals finish with 9-0 record

In the W-WPRD soccer league for 9-11-year-olds, the Bengals closed out a perfect season with a 9-0 record with an average winning score of 6-1. The team played against two other W-W teams and four Oglethorpe County teams. More...

Wilkes 4-H'ers hit their marks in state B-B tourney

Wilkes County 4-H'ers competed at the Georgia 4-H Target Challenge Weekend in the state BB competition and hit the mark, finishing 24th out of 72 teams at the contest. More...

Tiger baseball to host annual camp May 29 to June 1

The W-W Tiger baseball coaching staff and players will hold their annual summer baseball camp beginning on Tuesday, May 29, and ending on Friday, June 1. The camp is for kids ages 6-13. More...

Worship

Church of Christ plans singing and giveaway June 2

Washington's Church of Christ will have special events during the first week of June. On June 2 at 11 a.m, at the Church of Christ on Lexington Avenue, produce will be given away to the elderly and the needy. More...

Baptist graduates honored at brunch; Bibles presented

The youth department of Tignall Baptist Church hosted a brunch to honor four high school graduates. The seniors honored were Charlton Ware, Kason Bradley, Trey McCants, and Steven Warren. Each of these graduates was presented a Bible. More...

Sardis Baptist sets annual Bible School June 10-15, 7-9 p.m.

Sardis Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School for children birth through the sixth grade June 10-15, 7-9 p.m. Do you want your kids to learn that true heroes are not made on the football field, basketball court, or baseball diamond? More...

Don't Forget

The Springfield Baptist Church Relay for Life Team will have a youth day event at the Booker Center Playground on Whitehall St., Saturday, May 26, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Spaghetti plates will be available for $6.00. More...

Wilkes schools cite improvement in latest rounds of CRCT testing

The Wilkes county Board of Education heard news of outstanding performance at Washington-Wilkes Primary School driven by dedicated teachers using the latest in scientific reading programs. W-WPS Principal Dr. More...

South Ga. wildfires send smoke our way; local Foresters manning fire's front lines

The definite haze and smell of smoke that hangs over Wilkes County this week is not coming from local fires, it's smoke from the largest wildfire in Georgia history, blowing north and west and covering most of the state. More...

Advance Auto Parts is hiring today

An open house Job Fair for the soon-to-be-completed Advance Auto Parts on East Robert Toombs Avenue is set for today, Thursday, May 24 at the Mary Willis Library from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. More...

News

Booker, Warthen memorial service this Sunday at 6

The Reese J. Booker Scholarship Committee will have its annual fund-raising memorial service for the late Reese J. Booker and Rosa Grant Warthen on Sunday, May 27. More...

Awards, certificates presented by W-WPS music program

Each year, awards are presented to children who have worked hard and set high goals in the music program at the Washington-Wilkes Primary School (W-WPS.) Music Teacher Ann Tiller stresses individual excellence. More...

Ann Rule to sign books at library event on June 8

The Friends of the Mary Willis Library will be hosts at a book-signing for well-known mystery writer Ann Rule at the library on Friday, June 8. More...

Letters

Mayor and council should represent all

TO THE EDITOR:

I always thought the responsibility of the mayor and city council was to protect the rights and wishes of the citizens of their city. More...

Base hospital decisions on facts, not misinformation

TO THE EDITOR:

In his letter that appeared in last week's edition, Joseph M. Riley applauded the county commissioners' decision not to agree to guarantee the bonds for the planned hospital project. Mr. More...

Wills specialty clinics benefit all Wilkes citizens, not MCG

TO THE EDITOR:

I feel compelled to respond to the letter in last week's News-Reporter which stated that Wills Memorial Hospital is "feathering the nest" of MCG. The readers should not be misinformed by that letter. More...

Obituaries

Daisy Huff Nash

Graveside services for Daisy Huff Nash, 101, of Crawfordville Rd., Philomath, were held Wednesday, May 23, 2007, at the Philomath Cemetery with Rev. Billy Tucker and Rev. Danny Holdredge officiating. More...

Louise McAvoy Hammock

Funeral services for Louise McAvoy Hammock, 93, of Hazlehurst, formerly of Washington, were held Sunday, May 20, 2007, at Hopkins Funeral Home in Washington with Rev. Albert W. Huyck Jr. officiating. More...

James Wallace Lewis

Funeral services for James Wallace Lewis, 78, of Washington Highway, Lincolnton, were held Saturday, May 19, 2007, at Hephzibah Baptist Church in Lincoln County with Rev. Allen Danner and Edward McCurry officiating. More...

Personalities

W-WMS Corner

Paramedic, RN loves what he does

On Monday, May 14, Bruce Bailey spoke to the eighth grade Career Connections classes regarding his profession in the medical field. More...

Vanessa Wilson feted at bridal shower on May 19

The Canoochee Baptist Church Social Hall in Canoochee was the scene of a miscellaneous shower-tea honoring Vanessa Wilson, brideelect of Clay Patrick of Guyton, Saturday, May 19. The ladies of Canoochee Baptist Church served as hostesses. More...

Personal Mention

Guests Friday of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Duggan and Thomas to celebrate daughter, Elizabeth's graduation from Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School were Katie Duggan; Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Dougherty, Tommy Dougherty, Camille and Kalen, and Mr. More...