January 31, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Wilkes voters can cast presidential ballots on Super Tuesday but photo ID needed

Wilkes County voters can have their say on Super Tuesday as they vote in the February 5 Presidential Preference Primary. Polls will open Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. throughout Wilkes County. More...

Sharp curve catches another truck

Smokin' Joe Hurst of Lincolnton said his load of pine trees wasn't large, but it shifted Thursday afternoon as he turned the wicked corner from the Athens Highway coming onto Highway 17 just below the TPS truck stop, and that was enough to overturn t More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

'I Do' won't do, will do in May

Wilkes County will be represented at the Super Bowl Sunday in Glendale, Arizona. I know of one Wilkes County citizen who will be there. Pie Wilkinson will be going to see her grandson, Gerris Wilkinson, play for the New York Giants. More...

Opinions

Unnoticed miracles

There's so much doctors can do and they are miracles from God, too. There is so much we can do for ourselves and God expects us to do them. That's why He gave us that ability and power. God can work miracles with those who have cancer. More...

Book Review

Pets in America By KATHERINE C. GRIER

If you have a family pet, you are part of an estimated 60 percent of Americans who do. Katherine Grier does not focus on our contemporary pet-keeping, except to comment on how many of us own (or are owned by) pets. More...

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Obituaries

Grace Adair Hendry

Graveside services for Grace Adair Hendry, 93, of Washington were held Thursday, January 24, 2008, at Resthaven Cemetery, Washington. She died Monday, January 21, in Washington. Miss Hendry was born in Augusta. More...

William Allen Thurmond Jr.

Funeral services for William Allen Thurmond Jr., 88, of Washington were held Friday, January 25, 2008, at Hopkins Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Edwards officiating. Interment was in Resthaven Cemetery. He died January 23. Mr. More...

Ernest Stich

Dr. Ernest Stich, 87, of Rayle, died January 25, 2008, in Wills Memorial Hospital. The family received friends at Hopkins Funeral Home Sunday evening, January 27. Dr. More...

Volunteers needed to meet Wednesday p.m. for vital Tour de Georgia planning session

Washington is gearing up for the Tour de Georgia, and volunteers are needed to meet next Wednesday afternoon for an important planning session. More...

Wilkes Co. Relay for Life holds 2008 kickoff party with theme Kicking Cancer with Comedy'

The 2008 Relay for Life - Washington Wilkes held a rousing kick off party at the Episcopal Church of the Mediator Parish Hall last Tuesday. With a theme of "Kicking Cancer with Comedy," all attendees were invited to come in costume. More...

Report was confusing; Dr. Kirk is not retiring

Dr. David T. Kirk is not retiring. At least not in the foreseeable future. A report in last week's issue of this newspaper made it sound otherwise and for that, The News-Reporter apologizes. More...

News

Healthy eating makes healthy living

Glenda Dunn, a certified nursing assistant for Northeast Georgia Cancer Care in Athens, was the guest speaker for the Washington Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, January 29. More...

Musicians play in UGA Band Fest

John Pope and Christina Albertson participated in the University of Georgia January Band Fest last weekend and earned spots in the bands. Students from all over Georgia are selected to participate in the Fest. More...

Community blood drive is set for Feb. 21 at FUMC, 2-7 p.m.

The next community blood drive sponsored by the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary with Shepeard Community Blood Center will be held on Thursday, February 21, in the fellowship hall of the First United Methodist Church, Washington. More...

Letters

Reports of retirement 'greatly exaggerated'

TO THE EDITOR: To paraphrase Mark Twain, "the reports of my retirement are greatly exaggerated." I understand that none of the uproar in the community with my patients was caused by me and that Mr. More...

Tragedy will be settled ASAP; other concerns under tourism

TO THE EDITOR: I am writing in reference to last week's pseudo fact-filled letter concerning our "diamond in the rough" community. More...

Sports

Wrestlers compete in Redskin Rumble; Gilland wins class; Lovvorn takes third

The Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School Tiger wrestling team competed in the 14-team individual Redskin Ramble tournament Saturday, January 26, at Social Circle High School that included 5A and 4A powers Newton County, Alcovy, Rockdale Coun More...

With wins to the season end, Tigers could be tops 8A-AA

A two-game skid left the Washington Wilkes Tiger boys in third place in region standings before they bounced back with a win over Putnam on Friday. More...

Little League registration begins February 7

Registration for the Washington- Wilkes Little League 2008 program will begin on Thursday, February 7, and run through Sat., March 4. The program is for boys and girls baseball and also includes girls softball. More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Nathan Raj Arora Dr. and Mrs. Vishal Arora of Evans announce the birth of their son, Nathan Raj, on Thursday, January 24, at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. Nathan weighed 7 lbs. 12 ozs. and was 21 inches long. More...

Frederick Quinn II receives crown at Paine College

Frederick Quinn II of Washington was crowned Mr. More...

Amanda McAvoy honored at bridal shower on Jan. 22

Bride-elect Amanda McAvoy was guest of honor at a shower on Tuesday, January 22, at Warren Baptist Church in Augusta given by the staff and ministers of the church. Festivities were held in the church's break room. More...