January 24, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Home rehab committee meets with homeowners to help with RDC program loan pre-qualification

A public hearing and housing fair Tuesday evening brought out a crowd of some 60 homeowners interested in obtaining low-interest housing rehabilitation loans to fixup their homes. Anne S. More...

Washington police catch suspect after chase

Washington Police Lt. Joe Nelson photographs the white Lincoln that Jeffrey Leon Carter of Washington crashed after a chase early Sunday morning. Corporal Philliph Perkins was on patrol about 1:30 a.m. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

'Playmate' response overwhelming

D elaney Russell, a senior at Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School, will be finishing her senior year at High Wycombe High School in Maidenhead, England. Delaney was selected by Two Worlds United for the tri-semester study abroad program. More...

Opinions

A broken vow

As I grew up the old-timers would say, "It's better you never make a vow to God than to make one and break it." How casually we make vows to God and don't keep them. Marriage vows and vows of repentance are made and there are promises to God. More...

Book Review

Uncommon Carriers By JOHN McPHEE

John McPhee, a journalist and staff writer at The New Yorker, traveled extensively in ways that most of us do not experience. His latest book (he has published over 25) is about a few of those travels. More...

Vox Pop

About half of the nation's economists say that the country is headed for a recession. Almost three-fourths of consumers think we are already in a recession. What is your opinion? How have you been affected already? More...

Obituaries

Marie Walton Bradley

Funeral services for Marie Walton Bradley, 93, of Tignall, were held Friday, January 18, 2008, in the Tignall Baptist Church with Rev. Dale Fincher officiating. Interment was in the Tignall Cemetery. More...

Harold Leroy Higgins

Funeral services for Harold Leroy Higgins, 79, of Washington were held Friday, January 18, 2008, at the chapel of Meadows Funeral Home, Monroe. Interment was in Hill Haven Cemetery. He died Monday, January 14, 2008. Mr. More...

Jimmie Ledford Williams

Funeral services for Jimmie Ledford Williams, 77, of Crawfordville were held Tuesday, January 22, 2008, at the Crawfordville Baptist Church with Rev. John Autry officiating. Interment was in the Crawfordville Baptist Church Cemetery. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Wilkes County Board of Health will meet Friday, January 25, at 11 a.m., at the Health Department on Gordon St. . The Class of 1959 of WCTS will meet at the Mary Willis Library at 6 p.m. on January 24. More...

Board of Education considers changes in high school cell phone use penalties

The Wilkes County Board of Education met Tuesday night and considered a proposed calendar for next school year, discussed the high school's cell phone policy, and heard how the high school's Career, More...

Dr. Nadine Halliburton-Foster joins staff at MedLink here; WMH reception set Jan. 29

Dr. Nadine Halliburton-Foster has joined the staff at MedLink Washington, and in just her first few weeks on the job has seen more than 100 new patients. "I really like it here," she said. "There's so much to do here, and it's so family oriented. More...

WMH benefit gala to hear top singer who has a Washington connection

The Wills Memorial Hospital benefit gala on Saturday, February 2, will feature the big bands music of "The Usual Suspects," of Atlanta. More...

News

Tells of Mark Twain's life

Lisa Luken, wife of Kiwanian Karl Luken, was the guest speaker for the Washington Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, January 15. More...

Older adults and families urged to be careful while staying warm

As the cold winter season brings low temperatures, older adults and families look for ways to stay warm and cut heating costs. More...

Stephanie Bagwell is Piedmont College Dean's Scholar

Stephanie Bagwell of Washington has been named as a Dean's Scholar at Piedmont College after completing the recent fall semester with a perfect 4.0 grade point average. More...

Letters

Visitor points out problem first impressions

TO THE EDITOR: As a resident of Augusta, I visit Washington regularly to see friends. I read with interest about the City's upcoming events - the bike tour, tour of homes, and Ernie Harwell Day. More...

Landowner group is only voice against pipeline

TO THE EDITOR: Elba Express Pipeline (EEP) ROW agents are currently promising route changes in exchange for easement agreements. I doubt they will be able to keep ALL their promises. More...

Sports

Wrestlers sweep two, prepare for Redskin Rumble

Last Tuesday, January 15, at Jackson High School, the Washington- Wilkes Tiger Wrestlers swept their competitors in a runaway on one hand and a squeaker on the other. More...

That's Ernie Harwell, all right, and the other guy is Paul Carey

Yes, that's Washington native and famed Detroit Tigers announcer Ernie Harwell on the left but last week's News-Reporter was incorrect in its identificationof the other famous announcer on the right. More...

Waters to be inducted into N. Augusta Hall of Fame

Charlie Waters, a former Dallas Cowboys strong safety (1970-1982), three-time Pro Bowl player, veteran of two Super Bowl championships, and a former standout at Clemson University, will be inducted as part of the 2008 class to the North Augusta Sp More...

Personalities

Hendrix children gather for family reunion in Danburg

The Danburg country home of Mike and Patricia Lindsey of Kennesaw was the site of a recent postholiday reunion of the children of the late Grady E. and Agnes B. Hendrix. The Lindseys' country home is the restored residence of his grandparents. More...

Brock Hammond celebrates fourth birthday Jan. 12

Brock Hammond, son of Marc and Heather Hammond of Tignall, was four years old on January 12. Brock cel- ebrated with his friends at the First Baptist Church Pre-Kindergarten on the Wednesday before his birthday. More...

Five generations enjoy holidays

Five generations were present during the holidays at the Liberty Street home of Bruce and Tina Bailey and included (seated) great-greatgrandmother, Louise Bagwell of Washington, formerly of Elberton, holding Ava Madeline Hendry of Braselton; (standin More...