July 19, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Broun's upset of Whitehead not confirmed until recount

Wilkes County and all of U.S. Congressional District 10 is waiting for the results of this week's recount to see if Dr. More...

Booker Center's Summer Day Camp winds down with 175 kids learning, having fun for seven weeks

Some 175 youth have had a full summer during their 7-week Summer Day Camp held at the Reese Booker Youth Center. More...

Washington-Wilkes named finalist in 'Top 10 Places to Retire in Ga.'

Washington and Wilkes County have been named a finalist in "The 10 Best Places to Retire in Georgia," publisher Rick Duke announced at Tuesday's meeting of the Washington Kiwanis Club. More...

Wilkes roads, streets to be closed occasionally in support of filmproduction this week and next

Parts of Washington and Wilkes County again become a movie location this week and next, and as before, drivers will be slightly inconvenienced with road and street closings as filming for "Deception" starts today and runs through July 31. More...

Miss Wilkes County Pageant entry papers available Mon.

Entry paperwork for Miss Wilkes County, and Little Miss Wilkes County will be released Monday and may be picked up at the Chamber of Commerce, The News-Reporter, Talk of the Town, Bee Southern, Sophie's, and Tena's Jewelry and Gifts. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Winning the kudzu war

Do you, or someone you know, look like a famous person, celebrity or cartoon character? If you do then you are wanted for the Washington Little Theater production, "The Washington Follies," being presented October 5, 6, 7. More...

Opinions

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Identity theft

Several years ago, but it seems like yesterday, the headlines read, "Timothy McVeigh shows no emotion as family members of the victims recall the Oklahoma City bombing of the federal building. More...

Book Review

Georgia's Amazing Coast

Natural Wonders from Alligators to Zoeas By DAVID BRYANT And GEORGE DAVIDSON Illustrated by Charlotte Ingram The University of Georgia Press Athens and London Do you know . . . what is "frizzled" about a frizzle chicken? . . . More...

Worship

Bethel United Methodist sets revival services for Sunday

Bethel United Methodist Church, 3684 Scull Shoals Road, Washington, will have revival services beginning Sunday, July 22, at 7 p.m., and continuing through Wednesday, July 25. Rev. Ken Deitle of St. More...

Porters to host Jubilee Program

Evangelists Bessie and Raymond Porter will host a "Holy Ghost Filled Jubilee Program" Saturday, July 28, at 6 p.m., at the McGill-Woodruff Agriculture Center, Washington. There is no charge for admission and refreshments will be served. More...

Personalities

Lauren McAvoy named to spring Dean's List at Athens Technical

Lauren McAvoy of Washington- Wilkes has been named to the dean's list for the spring quarter at Athens Technical College. More...

Amanda Dyson earns degree with honors at Troy Univ. in Augusta

Lani Amanda Dyson of Washington has graduated summa cum laude from Troy University's Augusta site. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice with a minor in Business Administration. She is the daughter of Ann and George Dyson Jr. More...

Armour brothers earn awards at national junior heifer show

Jackson and Ethan Armour, sons of Denise and Tracy Armour of Rayle, received awards at the 2007 American Junior Chianina Association (AJCA) National Junior Heifer Show (NJHS) held June 30 in Bowling Green, Ky. More...

Kettle Creek awarded Preserve America grant for battlefield site study

The Kettle Creek Battleground in Wilkes County has received a Preserve America grant for the first-ever archaeological study of the Revolutionary War site. Last week Mrs. More...

County OKs agreement to fund factory ready to employ 30 Wilkes workers now

To help a new industry "get up and running," the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners approved an intergovernmental agreement that would provide $1.2 million in immediate funding to Callaway Farms for an operation that promises 30 new jobs immediat More...

GBI looking into drowning death of 5-year-old boy in local pond

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into the tragic drowning death of a 5-year-old boy just outside Washington last week. More...

Lundberg News

Attendance was down quite a bit at Clifford's Grove Baptist Church Sunday. I guess people are on vacations and some still on the sick list. Rev. Martin preached a good message from the second chapter of Proverbs. More...

Archaeologists locate some 1,700 graves surveying, mapping School St. cemetery

An team of archaeologists, historians, and surveyors has completed a survey of the School Street cemetery, and has located some 1,700 burial sites, many unmarked, in the area. More...

Female 'The Odd Couple' is set for performances July 27-Aug. 4

The Washington Little Theater Company's summer play is the female version of The Odd Couple, often considered Neil Simon's funniest play. More...

Immunization fair set next week to meet new schools shot rules

With recent changes to Georgia's child immunization requirements, the Wilkes County Health Department is holding an immunization fair next week to help the public follow the new requirements, county health officials said this week. More...

News

'Back 2 School' fest set Sat., July 21 at Booker playground

A "Back 2 School Festival" will be held on Saturday, July 21, at the Reese J. Booker Playground on Whitehall Street in Washington. The activities will begin at 4 p.m.. More...

Huyck to speak at 224th Fishing Creek homecoming July 22

Fishing Creek Baptist Church will have its 224th homecoming service Sunday, July 22, at 11 a.m. The guest speaker will be Rev. Albert W. Huyck Jr. of Tignall. Following the worship service a barbecued pork and covered dish meal will be served. More...

Annual revival at Mark's Tabernacle set July 30-Aug. 3

Mark's Tabernacle Baptist Church, Lexington Avenue, Washington, will have its annual revival services July 30 through August 3. Services will begin at 7:30 p.m. each evening. There will be a different speaker each evening. Rev. More...

Letters

Thanks to and for Tommy Saggus

TO THE EDITOR: I want to recognize and thank Tommy Saggus for being, what I consider, a hometown hero. I grew up in Bayonne, New Jersey, and was actively involved in sports. The Police Athletic League (PAL) offered basketball and boxing. More...

Sports

W-W All-Stars beat West Point 10-4 to advance in state Little League playoffs

After winning the District 6 Championship, the Wilkes County Girls All-Star softball team went to Rockmart, Georgia, for the state tournament. More...

Wear a hat and sunscreen, don't wait until you're thirsty to beat the heat this summer

Those working, exercising or playing outdoors in the heat are at risk for heat-related injuries, ranging from heat cramps to heat exhaustion to heat stroke, which can be deadly. More...

Obituaries

Alberta Coleman

Graveside services for Alberta Coleman, 89, of Decatur were held Saturday, June 30, 2007, at the Thankful Baptist Church, Lincolnton, with Rev. George L. Edwards officiating. She died Monday, June 25. Mrs. More...

Joshua Campilii

A Mass of Christian Burial was held for Joshua Campilii, fiveyears old, Tuesday, July 17, 2007, at St. Mary's Church in Wappingers Falls, N.Y. He died Thursday, July 12, in Washington-Wilkes. Interment was in the St. Mary's Cemetery. More...

Henry M. Hopkins

Henry M. Hopkins of Athens died Monday, July 2, 2007, at his residence. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Lord and Stephens, East, Athens is in charge of arrangements. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Self-guided audio tours of Washington's historic Resthaven Cemetery are available at the Washington Historical Museum on East Robert Toombs Avenue. The price for the 30-minute tour is $5. More...