February 28, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Tour de Georgia local committee to meet Friday p.m. at City Hall

The local organizing committee for the Tour de Georgia event in April is holding a meeting Friday at 1 p.m. at City Hall. "The meeting Friday will be just our locals," said Washington-Wilkes chairman Ashley Barnett. More...

Tiger wrestlers compete in state tournament

Father/coach C.J. Gilland shows his exhuberance as W-W Tiger senior wrestler Tyson Gilland wrestles in the state finals held last weekend at the Gwinnett Civic Center. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Coyotes visit Downtown

You have probably already seen the advertisements in The News-Reporter for the grand opening of the NAPA Blackmon Auto Parts in Washington at 109 North Mercer St. That Blackmon is Bubba Blackmon ( Edward Harris Blackmon Jr. More...

Opinions

Politically incorrect

They were trying to put the cigarette companies out of business. I wanted them to launch just as powerful a campaign to put all the beer and liquor companies out of business. More...

Political Cartoon

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Book Review

The Daring Book for Girls By ANDREA BUCHANAN and MIRIAM PESKOWITZ

"The publisher and authors acknowledge the inspiration of The Dangerous Book for Boys for the concept and design for this book." In the opening pages, the authors also disclaim liability for injury or damages from activities contained in this b More...

Sports

Tyson Gilland is state runner-up, sets two school wrestling records

Tyson Gilland captured state runner-up honors to finish his senior season with a 71-1 record and a career total of 215 wins. Both of those marks are Washington- Wilkes Comprehensive High School wrestling records. More...

Tigers open with strong win over Elbert; Thomson is next

The W-W Tigers opened their baseball season with a powerful comeback after a shaky start against the Blue Devils of Elbert County on Monday. More...

Registration ends for Little League this Sat., March 1

Registration for the Washington- Wilkes Little League 2008 program runs through Saturday, March 1. The program is for boys and girls baseball and also includes girls softball. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Washington City Council will meet for a "work session" on Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at 5:45 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall. The regular monthly meeting of the Council will be held on Monday, March 10, at 6 p.m. More...

Council makes last-minute change; meeting is Tue. at 7

A fair amount of public interest is expected for the next meeting of the Washington City Council, which will be a work meeting next Tuesday at 7 p.m. at City Hall. More...

Area Junior Steer and Heifer Show to showcase efforts of local youth

Eight Wilkes County students will be participating, along with students from Lincoln, Oglethorpe, and Madison counties in the 54th Annual Washington Area Junior Steer and Heifer Show Saturday at the McGill-Woodruff Agricultural Center, Washington. More...

Oree Dee Willis: a lifetime filled with love of learning, teaching

Distinguished African American educator, Oree Dee Willis was born March 22, 1922, in Grady Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. Her parents, George Bennie Willis and Sarah Strickling Willis had moved from Wilkes County to Atlanta for a brief period. More...

News

Describes Tour de Georgia plans

Donnie Smith, of the Georgia State Patrol (right), told members of the Washington Rotary Club about the impact the Tour de Georgia bicycle race is expected to have on the city of Washington when is comes through this spring. More...

Bookmobile to be making rounds in Wilkes during Mar.

The Bartram Trail Regional Library Bookmobile will be making its rounds in Wilkes County on March 5 and March 19. More...

First seller

Matthew Huffman, a fifth grade student at Washington-Wilkes Elementary School, is the first fund-raiser of the year for the 2008 Relay for Life. Matthew turned in $105 which he raised selling baskets of candy. More...

Letters

Encouraging communication and cooperation'

TO THE EDITOR: The purpose of this letter is to provide information to you and the citizens of our community who are concerned about the conduct of city meetings. More...

Visitor inspired by weekend in Washington

TO THE EDITOR: I am writing this letter having just returned from the Winter Conference of GABEO in Washington- Wilkes. More...

Our local merchants support us, so we should all support them

TO THE EDITOR: Something happened recently that reminds me to shop locally as much as possible. More...

Obituaries

Howard J. Jordan

Funeral services for Howard J. Jordan, 93, of Tignall, will be held Thursday, February 28, 2008, at the Mallorysville Baptist Church, 2 p.m., with Rev. Donnie Berry and Rev. Roy Cates officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. More...

George Leonard Wheatley

Funeral services for George Leonard Wheatley, 85, of Metasville were held Sunday, February 24, 2008, at Rehoboth Baptist Church, Metasville, with Rev. Dale Fincher and Rev. Steve Rayner officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Kelvin Kuwann Thomas

Funeral services for Kelvin Kuwann Thomas, 29, were held Saturday, February 23, 2008, at the Springfield Baptist Church, Washington, with Pastor Norman Williams officiating. Rev. Charles Lacey was the eulogist. More...

Personalities

Bertha needs a home

Bertha has been a favorite at the Washington-Wilkes Animal Shelter. She arrived with her puppies, and is now spayed and vaccinated. She would love to have a loving home. She's a sweet dog. More...

Maney presents program at W-W Garden Club meeting

Wilbur Maney of Tignall presented a most interesting program at the Washington-Wilkes Garden Club meeting Thursday, February 14, at the North Wilkes Library in Tignall. Pat Mack, program chairman, introduced Mr. More...

Mary Ann Garrard honored at 70th birthday party

Mary Ann Garrard was honored on her 70th birthday at a surprise celebration Saturday, February 16, given by Ann Eubank and Teresa Plummer of Nashville, Tenn., and David and Debra Eubank of North Kingstown, R. More...