July 3, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

City of Washington designated Certified City of Ethics by GMA

The City of Washington has now joined some 200 Georgia cities that are designated "Certified Cities of Ethics." City Councilmen Pamela Eaton, Nathaniel Cullars, Edward Pope Jr., Maceo Mahoney, and Ames Barnett were present to receive the designati More...

Washington mayor elected to GMA leadership position

Washington Mayor Willie Burns was elected to the board of directors for the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) during the association's annual meeting in Savannah June 24. Burns will serve as president of GMA's 7th District. More...

Eight candidates run for Probate Judge as Wilkes nonpartisan qualifying ends

Qualifying for nonpartisan offices ended Friday with a change in the District 3 Board of Education seat, and numerous candidates for probate judge. More...

Collection of historic bottles featured at historical museum

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 opened July 1 and will run through September 30. More...

Water use still restricted here to even-odd days as 'extreme' drought conditions return to N. Ga.

Local officials are reminding Washington and Wilkes County residents that the area has returned to extreme drought conditions and is still under Level 4 outdoor watering restrictions that only allow watering every other day from midnight to 10 a.m. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

A team of grandsons

I had my first Wilkes County tomato for 2008 this week! It was delicious! Kip Burke brought me one from his garden and then Billy Hopkins brought some from his garden. There are not many things more tasty than a Wilkes County tomato. . . . More...

Opinions

Zero Tolerance

You know, it seems like the world has turned upside down. Society wants us to be receptive and totally tolerant of sin -- any kind of sin, and God forbid if we say anything about it or take a stand against sin. More...

Political Cartoon

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Book Review

Amerigo

It has never seemed fair that, though Columbus was first, and other explorers went farther, it was Amerigo Vespucci who gave his name to the Americas. More...

Obituaries

Lizzie Taylor Arnold

Graveside services for Lizzie Taylor Arnold, 95, of Bogart were held Thursday, June 26, 2008, at Resthaven Cemetery, Washington, with Rev. Charles Jones and Rev. Amy Shorner Johnson officiating. She died Tuesday, June 24. Mrs. More...

Don't Forget

don't forget

Newtown Baptist Church will have homecoming on Sunday, August 3, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Andy Perryman, Georgia Baptist Association Missionary, as the speaker. Revival services will be held August 4-6, 7 p.m. each evening with Rev. More...

Washington-Wilkes work force academy gets state approval: 'This is our future...'

After years of work, the development of a Washington-Wilkes workforce academy has been approved by the state of Georgia to meet the pressing needs of the Wilkes County work force and employers. "This is our future," said team member Ed Geddings. More...

Registration opens July 11 for Miss Wilkes Co. Pageant set for Sept. 27 at Pope Ctr.

Registration will open July 11 for the Second Annual Miss Wilkes County Pageant, set for September 27, and this year the pageant will include little boys. More...

Fire hits Metasville barn full of hay

Fire fighters from all over Wilkes County turned out to fight a stubborn hay fire last Thursday evening on the Metasville Road near the Lincoln County line. More...

Amos Martin Invitational tournament set for July 5-6 on Country Club's course

The stage is set for some serious record setting in the 81st playing of the Amos Martin Invitational golf tournament set for this weekend, July 5-6 at the Washington-Wilkes Country Club. More...

Rotary leadership changes hands

Outgoing president of the Washington Rotary Club Paula Stevens reminded members of the meaning of being in Rotary in an inspirational farewell address before welcoming Joey Fievet as the new club president. More...

More than half a century of champions

Tournament winners and scores for the past 53 years, as compiled from The News-Reporter files, are: (Changed to 36 holes) (Scheduled 36, rain shortened) (27 holes, More...

News

Salvation Army sponsors campers

These 10 Washington-Wilkes students spent the week of June 23 at Camp Grandview in Jasper. More...

Choose the right primary to vote and confirm address is correct

Wilkes County voters need to be mindful of choosing the right primary in which to vote on July 15, said Wilkes County Supervisor of Elections Judge Jim Burton, More...

Contributions still needed for Fourth fireworks display

Contributions are still needed for tomorrow's spectacular Fourth of July Celebration here. More...

Sports

Local anglers have a chance to fish with pro J. Todd Tucker

Always wanted to get fishing tips from a pro? Well, here's your chance! Local fishermen have an opportunity to win a bass fishing trip with professional bass angler, J. Todd Tucker. More...

W-WPRD enforces policies concerning coaches and others

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department and its employees enforce its policies regarding all volunteer coaches, managers, and individual who provide services to the recreation department. More...

Kearney is certified to continue with basketball career at Tampa

Former Tiger standout Ashley C. Kearney has been notified of her certification to play NCAA Division I and Division II women's basketball based on her athletic potential and her 4.0 GPA at Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School. More...

Personalities

Mary Hannah Batrous, Donald Harold DeMore III exchange marriage vows May 31 at Abilene Baptist

Mary Hannah Batrous of Thomson and Donald Harold DeMore III of Wrens exchanged wedding vows in an impressive double-ring ceremony Saturday, May 31, at three-thirty o'clock in the afternoon at Abilene Baptist Church in Martinez. Rev. More...

Andrew Meech and Harper Smith enjoy Under the Sea party June 20

Harper Elizabeth Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Trey Smith, and Thomas Andrew Meech, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Meech, celebrated their second birthdays at an Under the Sea party on June 20 at Harper's home. More...

Reese Bailey celebrates third birthday June 13

William Reese Bailey, son of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Bailey of Washington, was three years old on June 13 and celebrated on two occasions. Rees e cel - ebrated on June 5 with his oldest brother, John David, who turned nine on that day. More...