August 14, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

New school construction does not affect property taxes paid, Superintendent says

"It has come to my attention," she said, "that there is a growing belief in our community that the construction of our new school is causing an increase in property taxes in Wilkes County. More...

Here's where to go to shop in Washington

Downtown merchants, working with the Downtown Development Authority, the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Washington, now have new directional signs showing shoppers where to find stores, restaurants, and other attractions dow More...

New Washington record label debuts Adam Reddick CD at Farmers Market

The growing Washington music scene just took a couple of steps toward cool last week with the debut of the first CD put out by a new Washington-based label. That's correct, a new Washington, Georgia-based record label. More...

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You don't want to be a dead ringer

E mma Shepeard uses The News-Reporter classified section to place rental property advertisements. More...

Opinions

Hugging

What I've always liked about church is that we're like a family and families hug or should hug; unlike other facets of our lives. When we go to work, we don't walk up and hug the boss. More...

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Book Review

Georgia's Amazing Coast

Natural Wonders from Alligators to Zoeas By DAVID BRYANT And GEORGE DAVIDSON Illustrated by Charlotte Ingram The University of Georgia Press Athens and London Do you know . . . what is "frizzled" about a frizzle chicken? . . . More...

Obituaries

James Edward Beard

Funeral services for James Edward Beard, 73, of Thomson, previously of St. Helena Island, S.C., were held Saturday, August 9, 2008, at Phillips Mill Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Robert Rayner officiating. More...

Willie F. Jordan

Graveside services for Willie F. Jordan, 70, will be held Saturday, August 16, 2008, at City West Cemetery, Washington, with Rev. Dennis J. Quinn officiating. He died Wednesday, August 6, at Wellstar Community Hospice at Tranquility in Austell. More...

Terry Hawes

Funeral services for Terry "Cookie" Hawes, 54, were held Wednesday, August 13, 2008, at St. Luke Baptist Church, Lincolnton, with Rev. Alvin Rivers officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Personalities

Kristyn Norman is named USAA All-American

Kristyn Norman, a student at Washingiton-Wilkes Comprehensive High School, has been named an All-American Scholar by the United States Achievement Academy (USAA). She was nominated for this honor by Jennifer Atkinson, a teacher at the school. More...

Christin Leann Brown marries Shane Leonard Lamar July 19

Christin Leann Brown of Washington became the bride of Shane Leonard Lamar, also of Washington, in an outdoor ceremony Saturday, July 19, at six o'clock in the evening in the field at the game room of the bride's uncle and aunt, Charles and Melissa More...

Frances Wheelis WOM members meet Aug. 4 for annual salad supper

The Frances Wheelis Women on Mission of the First Baptist Church met Monday, August 4, in the home of Kay Nelms on Bryan Drive for their annual salad supper. Mrs. Nelms was assisted by Melanie Wells and Rosemary Hopkins. More...

Mark Moore's primary win in Wilkes Sheriff's race is certified by election official

On Friday, August 8, Supervisor of Elections Judge Jim Burton certified that Mark A. Moore is the winner in his bid to be the Democratic nominee for Sheriff of Wilkes County. "It was a hard campaign, and we got out and worked hard," Moore said. More...

Council votes to prohibit parking that causes downtown bottlenecks

In Monday night's regular August meeting, the Washington City Council voted to eliminate two downtown traffic bottlenecks by banning parking on parts of Spring and Court Streets starting September 1. More...

'Fun in the Sun' to fill Liberty St. Park with fun, food Sat.

Liberty Street Park will echo with the sounds of fun and the smell of good food Saturday as the Washington Wilkes Parks and Recreation holds "Fun in the Sun 2008." The free event starts at noon and runs through 4 p.m., with a Dads' Grill-Off, wate More...

Road to Recovery needs neighbors to help neighbors

Wilkes County people have another chance to help their neighbors in a time of need by driving them to medical treatments in Augusta, and volunteers will meet Friday afternoon to learn the details on what they can do. More...

Work Ready assessments set for Saturday morning at W-W Middle School

Wilkes County residents will have another chance to take the Work Ready assessment test next Saturday, August 23, at Washington- Wilkes Middle School. More...

Many events set for late summer, fall in Washington-Wilkes

Late summer and fall will be packed with activities, events, and celebrations in Washington-Wilkes, Tourism Director Ashley Barnett told the Monday night meeting of the Washington City Council. More...

News

Tour of Homes plans announced

Kiwanian Louise Maynard, chairman of the 2009 Spring Tour of Homes committee, was the guest speaker for the Washington Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, August 12. More...

Orientation can help parents know kids' routines

Parents! Are you tired of your teenagers coming home from high school and answering "What did you do today?" with a bored shrug and a firm "Nothing!"? More...

New approval clears the way for Retro Cinema to begin showing classics from 2 major studios

Retro Cinema & Books has announced the completion of a contractual approval to begin showing classic films from the two largest film libraries in Hollywood, 20th Century Fox and MGM. More...

Sports

W-WPRD announces upcoming activities, programs

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department (WWPRD) has announced the following activities and programs which will be coming up in the next few weeks. More...

Lady Tigers to open softball season Monday

The Washington-Wilkes Lady Tigers will begin their softball season Monday, August 18, at Thomson. They will host Elbert County on Tuesday and Oglethorpe County on Wednesday with both games starting at 5 p.m. at Ashley Park. More...

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2008 Girls Softball Schedule

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Worship

Theme of Aug. 23 tent service will stress 'Do good for evil'

The Word Bible Study Class Outreach Annual Tent Service will be held Saturday, August 23, at 415 Lexington Avenue, Washington. More...

Harvest Time Christian Center sets revival for August 17-20

Harvest Time Christian Center will have revival services August 17-20 with Rev. Phil Standridge, pastor of New Hope Baptist Tabernacle in Lilburn, as the guest evangelist. Revival services will begin Sunday with Sunday school at 10 a.m. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Wilkes County Senior Center will be having yard sale in August. Anyone wishing to donate items may bring them to the Center at 108 Marshall Street. More...