April 17, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

The Tiger gym rises in steel

Steel workers erect the skeleton of the Tiger gymnasium, the last building to rise of the new Washington-Wilkes High School and Middle School complex expected to be completed early next year. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Eagle is Robersons' pond-watcher

The Bolton Lunceford Playhouse (Washington Little Theater Company (WLTCo) has a first coming up. More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

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Vox Pop

Name a movie that makes you cry. Name the movie that makes you laugh the most. What is your all-time favorite movie? Why? More...

Book Review

How Brains Think

William Calvin is a theoretical neurophysiologist who has published 14 books. It seems presumptuous to read such a book as How Brains Think, let along "review" it! More...

Sports

Greene County Rodeo to be held this weekend

Following in the 45-year tradition of Greene County rodeo, real heartpumping, laugh-inducing action, along with delicious food is coming April 18-19 to the tenth annual Greene County Rodeo at the new covered arena in Greensboro on C. More...

Tiger girls honored for leadership

Tiger varsity girls basketball players who received awards at the team's annual banquet recently were (l-r) Yakira Banks, Hustle Award; Tynisha Walton, Horizon Award (B-team Most Valuable Player); Jaleesa Hampton, Most Valuable Player; Uniqua Freeman More...

Tiger Club golf tournament set for Country Club May 1

The annual Tiger Club golf tournament is barely more than two weeks away and the entry deadline is barely more than a week away. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Young's Chapel Baptist Church will have Family and Friends Day Sunday, April 20, 12 p.m. ƒ Flint Hill Baptist Church's pastor's aide will have a musical extravaganza Saturday, April 19, 3 p.m. More...

Don't Forget

Senior W-W Tiger basketball player Lucious Stewart will be playing in the CSRA boys All-Star basketball game this Saturday, April 19, at 8 p.m. in the Christenberry Fieldhouse at Augusta State University. More...

Don't Forget

Signup has begun for the Washington-Wi lke s Parks and Recreation Blue and Gold Basketball Camp to be held June 9-20 for ages 13-16; and May 26-June 5 for ages 8-12. For more information call 706-678-1454. More...

Council votes to become City of Ethics; pushes to return to committee meetings

The Washington City Council has voted to become a certified City of Ethics, but two of the councilmen who once pushed the ethics program voted against it. More...

Local Co-Op committee working to bring technical career academy to Wilkes County

If a group of Wilkes County leaders and concerned members of the community have their way, they will leverage a state program and lots of local effort to help create a technical career academy in Wilkes County to train workers for jobs. More...

Wilkes Co. commission hears mobile home, ATV complaints

Complaints that mobile homes have been and continue to be set up improperly in the Holliday Park area of the county and that "mud riders" keep some of the roads in a bad state of disrepair took up the biggest portion of the Wilkes County Board of C More...

News

Tour de Georgia to fill Washington with thousands

The Tour de Georgia is almost here. More...

New theater is a hit with state-of-the-art picture and sound

Retro Cinema & Books, Washington Wilkes' newest business, opened its doors to the public Friday, April 11. More...

4-H members earn reward trip to Fernbank Museum in Atlanta

Wilkes County 4-H'ers, who have competed in a competitive event earn Bulldog Bucks for every activity in which they participated in the previous year. When they have accumulated 10 Bulldog Bucks they earn a fun reward trip for their hard work. More...

Letters

'Accused, tried, and already convicted'

TO THE EDITOR: Recently, here in Washington, a tragic incident occurred. The incident I'm referring to is the accidental shooting of a 15-year-old by another his same age. Like everyone else, I too am disturbed. More...

Employed far away but able to keep up with online edition

TO THE EDITOR: I had forgotten about The News- Reporter being online. Someone sent me an email about the Derby Day Parade with the website listed. I read the whole newspaper tonight! More...

WMH yard sale for Relay goes on in spite of weather

TO THE EDITOR: Rain, shine, sleet, or snow, cancer patients have to deal with their disease 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Due to severe rain and storms, our family yard sale was postponed on April 5. More...

Obituaries

Rebecca Pope

Graveside services for Rebecca (Becky) Pope, 50, of Decatur were held Monday, April 14, 2008, at City West Cemetery with Rev. G.L. Avery officiating. She died Thursday, April 10, in Atlanta. More...

John T. Martin

Graveside services for John T. Martin, 69, of Lincolnton were held Tuesday, April 15, 2008, at Hephzibah Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Allen Danner officiating. He died Sunday, April 13, at his home. Mr. More...

Personalities

Angie Shedd Paul to marry Chad E. Williams on May 17

Angie Shedd Paul and Chad E. Williams, both of Lexington, announce their plans to marry. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Shedd of Rayle. Mr. Williams is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Williams of Lexington. More...

Lindsey Hitchcock entertained at bridesmaids' luncheon Apr. 12

April bride-elect Lindsey Hitchcock was entertained at a bridesmaids' luncheon Saturday, April 12, at Cateechee Country Club in Hartwell. Sheryl Calvert of Denver, Colo., was hostess for the occasion. More...

Ashley Guin Henderson guest of honor at baby shower March 15

Ashley Guin Henderson of Peoria, Ill., was guest of honor at a baby shower on Saturday afternoon, March 15, at the Danburg Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Hostesses for the occasion were the ladies of the church. In honor of the occasion Mrs. More...