September 6, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

City council, mayoral races set for Washington, Tignall, Rayle

Local city races in Washington, Tignall, and Rayle are now set for the ballot after qualifying concluded Friday. More...

Wills Memorial lab again awarded CAP certification

The Wills Memorial Hospital laboratory has been awarded accreditation by the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of a recent biennial inspection. More...

Wilkes County Superior Court hears felony waive jury cases in past week

The results of last week's felony waive jury trials in the Wilkes County Superior Court, Judge Roger W. Dunaway Jr. presiding, as compiled by Clerk of the Superior Court Mildred Peeler, are as follows: Jeffery S. More...

Hospital foundation awards scholarship

Christina Crookham, LPN, (center) was awarded the Rhodes Scholarship from the Wills Memorial Hospital Foundation to help her persue her nursing degree. More...

Oral living history narrative project lives on, now taken up by W-W Historical Foundation

The on-going project to capture the oral and living history of Washington and Wilkes County is now in the hands of the Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation. More...

Doing research with radar

Georgia Department of Transportation workers (l-r) Terri Lotti, Pam Johnson, and Jim Pomfret use groundpenetrating radar to map an area near the School Street cemetery. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Bats, bees banished by Buzzy, B-Gone

When John Horton began the renovation of the old building at the corner of Court Street and North Jefferson Street (across the street from the Rider House), it was discovered that it was inhabited by hundreds of bats. More...

Opinions

One-eyed Monster

Years ago even before it got as bad as it is now, this evangelist called television "the one-eyed monster." It gets worse as time goes along because of the insatiable greed and man's depravity to desire more and more immoral trash. Amen! More...

Political Cartoon

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Vox Pop

The Dow has lost almost 1,000 points in recent weeks. There are more houses on the market than in the past 16 years. And consumer confidencein the economy is low. What do you think is in store for the U.S. economy? More...

Sports

Tigers lose season opener to Warren County 33-13

Last Friday night the Washington- Wilkes Tigers started the 2007 regular season with a 33-13 loss to Warren County. The Tigers played well, but the lack of experienced players showed when matched up against the 14 seniors of Warrenton. More...

Southern Fried Football

Wow!!! College football fans who were fortunate enough to be among the 109,000 at the "Big House" in Ann Arbor, Michigan, witnessed the biggest upset in college football history last Saturday: Appalachian State 34 Michigan 32. More...

Lady Tigers beat Irish again, start region play this week

Last Tuesday, August 28, the W-W Lady Tigers traveled to Aquinas and beat up on the Irish again, 8-4. Cayla Gilland pitched a complete game to pick up her fourth win of the season. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Brinkley's Chapel Baptist Church will have revival services September 3-7, 7:30 p.m. each evening with Rev. Dante Smith as guest minister for the week. A homecoming service will be held Sunday, September 9, 2 p.m. More...

Getting shiny for the Cruise-In

Garston Townsend puts the last-minute elbow grease on his family's flivver, a Model A pickup, before Saturday's Fall Cruise-In on The Square. More...

W-W Elementary School preparing for VIP bus tour with big spruce-up, fix-up

Preparations are well underway for the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education state-wide bus tour which will come to tour Washington-Wilkes Elementary School on Tuesday, September 25. More...

Ed Franklin announces his run for City Council District 2 seat

Downtown merchant Ed Franklin has announced his candidacy for a District 2 seat on the Washington City Council. Having moved to Washington four years ago, he said, he is proud to call this great town home. More...

Open house set on Sept. 18 for Whitehall redevelopment plan

The City of Washington will hold a public open house to discuss the preparation of the Southwest Washington Redevelopment Plan to improve conditions in the blighted areas of the Whitehall area. The open house is scheduled for 6 p.m. More...

Labor Day traffic was far safer this year than last, GSP says

Traffic crashes across Georgia over the 78-hour Labor Day holiday travel period claimed the lives of 11 people, but Wilkes County was largely safe. More...

Tignall poultry house ordinance passed to regulate, not prohibit

In passing an ordinance sharply restricting commercial poultry houses within the city of Tignall recently, Mayor Richard Gammon says the intention was not to prohibit chicken operations from the city limits, but to regulate them. More...

American Cancer Society sets volunteer summit in Thomson

The local officeof the American Cancer Society will hold its 3rd Annual Volunteer Summit on September 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Washington Heights Baptist Church in Thomson. More...

Lunch & Learn hears urologist

Dr. Ronald W. Lewis, chief of urology at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, spoke to a recent Wills Memorial Hospital Lunch and Learn. He addressed a full house on the subject of diagnosing and treating recurrent urinary tract infections. More...

News

New ministry plans outlined

Tena Blakey (center) and David Toburen (right) of God's Marketplace, Inc., were the guest speakers at the regular meeting of the Washington Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, September 3. More...

Rotary Club gets pressroom demonstration

When Rotarian Roger Walker (left) requested a tour of The News-Reporter and said "we just want to see the machines," editor Sparky Newsome took him at his word and provided a down-and-dirty demonstration of how each week's edition of the newspaper More...

'Washington Follies' rehearsals underway for fall production

Rehearsals are underway for the Washington Little Theater Fall production, "The Washington Follies." Showcasing the talents of about 75 people from Washington and surrounding areas, the show will have singing, dancing, comedy, a "Personality Para More...

Letters

Letters to the Editor

Repeated thanks just not enough

Today I learned that there are truly some very honest people left in this world. One of them is here in Wilkes County. I live in McDuffie County and work at Wilkes Health Care Center. More...

Thanks! There's no place like home

TO THE EDITOR:

My name is Mattie Gartrell. I have lived in Washington-Wilkes all of my life. Recently, I spent several weeks in the hospital and even had to go to the nursing home while I continued my recovery. More...

Response to need opens eyes of Lisa Stroika family

Dear Friends,

Our family would like to thank each of you for the prayers, support, and visits this community has given us during our mother's illness. More...

Obituaries

Iris Albea Norman

Funeral services for Iris Albea Norman, 78, of Lincolnton were held Saturday, September 1, 2007, at the Hephzibah Baptist Church with Rev. Allen Danner and Rev. Paul Reviere officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Personalities

Dionne Lachelle Forbes weds Norman Cornelius Mills Jr.

Dionne Lachelle Forbes and Norman Cornelius Mills Jr. of Fayetteville, N.C., exchanged vows in an impressive double-ring ceremony Saturday, July 28, at two o'clock in the afternoon at Springfield Baptist Church in Washington. Rev. More...

Samantha Armour honored at lingerie shower August 18

Samantha Armour, bride-elect of Will Callaway, was guest of honor at a lingerie shower on Saturday, August 18, at the home of Debra Armour, given by Mrs. Armour, Stephanie Bowen and Joyce Bowen. More...

ChloƩ and Owen Roy celebrate birthdays with family, friends

Chloé and Owen Roy, daughter and son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack W.C. Roy, Jr. of Evans, celebrated their birthdays on numerous occasions. Chloé was seven years old on Augusta 29 and Owen's fourth birthday was August 28. More...