June 26, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

International students get a taste of Americana

Students from the international training group at the Navy Supply Corps School in Athens visited Kerry McAvoy's treasure-filled shops and garages Tuesday afternoon, getting a look at the old cars, garage signs, tool collections, and other Americana More...

Antique bottle collection stars in new historical museum exhibit

The Washington Historical Museum is presenting a collection of historic bottles in its new exhibit, Checking Out the Past in Glass: The Collection of Bill Baab, Jr. The exhibit will run from July 1 through September 30. More...

Home-ownership Expo, Family Day set for Saturday 9 to 3 at the Pope Center

There's still room available at the upcoming Homeownership Expo and Family Day this Saturday, June 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Pope Conference Center. More...

Rod Canterbury is candidate for Wilkes Co. Probate Judge

Rod Canterbury has announced his candidacy for Wilkes County Probate Judge. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Feed a family of four for $10 a week

P aula Fitzgerald took Friday the 13th off from the Sandwich Shop in Downtown Washington to travel to Athens to attend "Football 101 for Women." The event is attended each year by approximately 400 DAWG fans (women only) and is designed to More...

Opinions

How can we make it worth it?

Ryan Burton writes: "Why is it that every other news paper out there is free to view online, but not the NEWSREPORTER. If you make the paper worth buying then we wouldn't mind spending the money." OUCH! More...

Author of Confusion

T he Word says that God is not the author of confusion. In other words, it was not part Tof His plan. The devil is the author of confusion. The more trouble he can stir up the better he likes it and especially if it is in the church. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Roy Lewis Palmer

A graveside memorial service for Roy Lewis Palmer, 67, of Rayle was held Tuesday, June 24, 2008, at the Hephzibah Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Allen Danner officiating. More...

Cynthia Elaine Binns

Funeral services for Cynthia Elaine Binns, 44, of Washington were held Saturday, June 21, 2008, at Springfield Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Norman Williams and Rev. Dennis J. Quinn officiating. More...

Sam Edward Mobley

Graveside services for Sam Edward Mobley of Chamberlain Ferry Rd., Lincolnton, were held Thursday, June 19, 2008, at Jones Chapel with Rev. Wade Palmer officiating. He died Tuesday, June 17, at his residence. Mr. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The descendants of Lawrence and Willie McAvoy will have a family reunion on Sunday, June 29, 1:30 p.m., at Bethel United Methodist Church on the Scull Shoals Road. (The location has been changed because of the heat. More...

Candidates qualify for nonpartisan offices on November 2008 ballot

Candidates for the nonpartisan offices on the ballot for the November election began qualifying at the Wilkes County Courthouse Monday morning, and more are expected by close of qualifying at noon Friday. More...

Bring out lawn chairs, blankets for 4th of July celebration here

The annual Washington-Wilkes 4th of July observance will start early and end late, with lots of fun, food, fireworks, and friends, said Tourism Director Ashley Barnett. More...

Local lawmen say $4 gas is what it took to slow down speeders in rural Georgia

It took $4 gas to do it, but it looks like Georgia's drivers are finally slowing down a bit - Georgia State Patrol troopers and local law officers have begun to notice that speeders just aren't speeding like they used to. More...

Thieves get more of a scrap than they expected

Three alleged scrap-metal thieves were arrested last Friday when a Wilkes County property owner came home and found the men on his property with a truck loaded with his scrap metal. More...

Contributions still needed for 4th of July; vendor spots available for celebration

Contributions are still needed for the spectacular 4th of July Celebration here, but some Wilkes County folks have already donated. More...

Watson-Brown grant to help replant Callaway Plantation fields

Erica Bettross, (front left ) president of the Watson-Brown Foundation junior board, presents a grant check to Callaway Plantation's Olivia Jackson recently as Michelle Zupan (back, left) Dave VanHart, and Chamber of Commerce Director Ashley Barnet More...

Old airport terminal gets new home

After years of serving as the oldest known airport terminal building, this 19th-century wood cabin has finally been moved from its honored spot on the flight line at Washington-Wilkes Airport. More...

News

Christmas Tour planning starts at foundation's Sunday meeting

The Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation will meet Sunday, June 29, to begin planning for the annual Christmas Tour of Homes. The meeting will be held at the Mary Willis Library at 3 p.m. This year the tour will be held on December 12 and 13. More...

Pet of the week

She is called Duffie , this young, affectionate, gentle dog. She would be an easy to care for good little companion. Call the Washington-Wilkes Animal Shelter at 706-678-CATS, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Visit at 358 Brown Drive. More...

Auditions set July 1 for WLTCo's next theater production

Auditions will be held for the Washington Little Theater's performance of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof on Tuesday, July 1, from 6-7 p.m. at the Church of the Mediator parish house directly behind the church. More...

Sports

Gilland signs to wrestle in college

Tyson Gilland (center), signed last week to continue his wrestling career at East Georgia College in Swainsboro under the direction of history professor and Head Wrestling Coach Reid Derr (back left). More...

Tiger baseball alumni will try to beat ¹08 W-W edition

The annual game between the alumni and the 2008 Tiger baseball team will take place on Friday, June 27, at 7 p.m. at the W-WCHS Tiger baseball field. All interested former players are asked to report by 6:30 on game day. More...

Cheerleading signup for basketball, football to run July 14-Aug. 31

Signup for the Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department 2008-2009 basketball and football cheerleading will begin July 14 and continue through August 31. The cheerleading program is for girls ages 5-12. More...

Worship

Phillips Mill Baptist holds successful VBS last week

Phillips Mill Baptist Church Vacation Bible School was very successful last week. There was an average of 42 in attendance. More...

Come Worship With Us

Baha'i Faith 116 S Elijah Clark Dr Washington, GA 30673 (706)678-4341 Beaverdam Baptist Church 857 Beaverdam Rd. More...

Personalities

Tommy and Sara Jackson honored at 50th Anniversary cookout May 25

Tommy and Sara Combs Jackson were honored on their 50th Wedding Anniversary at a cookout at the home of their grandchildren, Kevin and Lori Roth Tucker, in Washington Sunday, May 25. Their anniversary was May 24. More...

Washington Personal Mention

l Dennis and Julia Palmer were in Edgefield, S.C., Sunday to attend a visitation for their friend, Sam Crouch. Mr. Crouch will be remembered for starting the first Wild Turkey Federation Chapter in South Carolina. More...

Wilkes couples enjoy trip to D.C. with tour group

Three couples from Washington joined others from surrounding areas for a trip to Washington, D.C., with the Ionosphere Tour Group. More...