February 7, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Reading keeps the dream alive

Lucille Lawrence, a local AmeriCorp volunteer, helps students at Washington-Wilkes Primary School select books during their recent Reading Is Fundamental distribution day. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

'Voice of (some other) Tigers' to be honored

If you are a sports fan - especially baseball - the place to be on Friday, February 15, is the Pope Center on Lexington Avenue. More...

Opinions

Both viewpoints hit the mark

A letter to the editor in this newspaper a couple of weeks ago used some pretty strong adjectives to describe the impressions left on the author by his regular visits to Washington. More...

Moderate

I heard a political strategist saying that the Democratic party needs to nominate a moderate candidate. In other words, one that rides the middle of the road; not too much to the left or right; all things done in moderation. More...

Book Review

Ghosting By JENNY ERDAL

She called him "Tiger," and he called her "Beloved." Theirs was not a romantic relationship, however; she was his "ghost writer." Jenny Erdal has written an account of the years she spent writing letters, articles, non-fiction books, even novels, More...

Obituaries

Hilda S. Smith

Funeral services for Hilda S. Smith, 86, formerly of Tignall, were held Saturday, February 2, 2008, at the Independence United Methodist Church, Tignall, with Rev. Rich Seibert officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. More...

Eddie Chapman

Funeral services for Eddie (Dick) Chapman, 77, Detroit, Michigan, were held Saturday, January 19, 2008, at the True Love Missionary Baptist Church in Detroit with Pastor J. Leonard Jones officiating. He died Monday, January 14. More...

Mary Kean Hernandez

A funeral mass for Mary Kean Hernandez will be held at St. Patrick's Church, Milford, Penn., Saturday, February 2, 2008, at 11 a.m. Mrs. Hermandez died at the home of her daughter, Theresa O'Hara, on January 30. Mrs. More...

Personalities

Washington Personal Mention

Mrs. Edward Pope was in Alpharetta Wednesday and Thursday visiting John Cook, J.C., Natalie, and Amelia. She joined the family Wednesday night at a birthday gathering at Macaroni Grill in celebration of Amelia's 10th birthday. More...

Tiffany Leigh Oliver to wed David Grady Cole on June 21

Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Neil Oliver of LaGrange announce the engagement of their daughter, Tiffany Leigh, to David Grady Cole of Westminster, Md., son of Dr. and Mrs. Victor Grady Cole of Raleigh, N.C. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. More...

Mrs. Wilda Smith Boatwright honored on ninetieth birthday

Mrs. More...

Black churches in Wilkes reflectlong history, work by African Americans

(Editor's note: February is Black History Month and as has become the annual custom of The News- Reporter, we welcome the weekly articles of Rev. Ed Anderson who has so graciously agreed to supply them. More...

Wilkes voters choose Obama, Huckabee in Super Tuesday presidential preference

A strong turnout of Wilkes County voters echoed their fellow Georgians on Super Tuesday by showing a strong preference for Democratic Senator Barack Obama, with nearly equal support between Republicans Governor Mike Huckabee and Senator John McCain More...

History, pageantry to fill Washington with 'Revolutionary Days' set for this weekend

Washington and Wilkes County will be full of Revolutionary Warera drama and pageantry starting Friday morning and continuing through Saturday and Sunday as participants celebrate "Revolutionary Days" in memory of the Battle of Kettle Creek here in More...

News

Crago is tops on USS Kearsarge

Nicholas Crago (center), currently serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Kearsarge out of Norfolk,Virginia, was recently named Sailor of the Year and was presented with a plaque by Commanding OfficerCaptain James Gregorski (right). More...

USS Georgia flag will make official stop here today at 3

The official Georgia flag that will be displayed on board the USS Georgia - the only active duty Navy ship that's homeported in its namesake state - will arrive in Wilkes County today as part of the flag's 159-county tour. More...

Updates club on hospital status

Marvin Goldman, administrator of Wills Memorial Hospital, was the guest speaker at the Washington Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, February 5. More...

Letters

Show spring visitors what a quality town Washington really is

TO THE EDITOR: Last week's letter to the editor [published in the January 24 edition] that pointed out Washington's flaws made me wince. But after thinking about it, I realized the points were correct. The truth often hurts. Let's face it. More...

Sports

Gilland, still undefeated, wins tourney; five other Tigers medal in Savannah

Tyson Gilland continues undefeated on the mats and most recently won his weight class at the Coastal Georgia Classic at Savannah-Groves High School. More...

With one regular game left, Tigers could finish in first place in 8A-AA

Going into the final two games of the season, Region 8A-AA standings are still up for grabs among the six teams - well, at least the top three spots are and depending on what they do, the Washington-Wilkes Tigers could end up anywhere from first p More...

Harwell event at Pope Center will honor 'Voice of the Tigers'

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When his hometown of Washington honors Ernie Harwell next week, attendees will be treated to an afternoon of baseball fun and excitement based on Harwell's lifetime of achievement. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Lyonsville Baptist Church will have Bible study every Saturday evening at 6:30 p.m. . Nine-year-old Jazmine Johnson will be the speaker for the black history program at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Rayle, on Sunday, More...