August 21, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Workshop set to help potential homeowners Saturday, August 30

A free educational workshop will be held on Saturday, August 30, at the Church of Christ located at 58 Lexington Ave. in Washington, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Tonight's the night!

Even though it still feels like summertime, the temperatures are sweltering, and it just doesn't seem like it ought to be football season yet, the Washington-Wilkes Tigers will play their 2009 preseason jamboree tonight at Tiger Stadium against th More...

Wilkes Grand Jury returns indictments for August

The Wilkes County Grand Jury has returned the following indictments for the August 2008 term of the Wilkes County Superior Court. Horace Wheeler - rape, aggravated child molestation, statutory rape. More...

Historic glass bottle collection 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 last month and will run through September 30. More...

Local campaigns underway for November's General Election

Campaigns for two hotly contested Wilkes County offices are ramping up as candidates for Sheriff and for Probate Judge reach out to voters prior to the November general election. 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...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Eliana is News-Reporter grandchild

Priscilla Maxwell has been gathering and writing the Tyrone news for 50 years. She seldom misses getting her news to us on time, even if it's a hardship. More...

Opinions

Where do we go when we die?

Where do we go when we die? You will actually answer that question for yourself. Have you truly, sincerely repented and accepted Jesus into your heart? Also, we judge ourselves by the deeds done in this body. More...

Book Review

1776 By DAVID McCULLOUGH

Although we talk about honoring our "Founding Fathers," and consider George Washington our First Hero, most of us do not realize how close we came to losing the early fight for freedom before it was fully launched. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Mildred Mansfield McAvoy

Graveside services for Mildred Mansfield McAvoy, 90, will be held Thursday, August 21, 2008, in Resthaven Cemetery with Michael Moore officiating. She died Monday, August 18, in Habersham Medical Center. Mrs. More...

Myrtice Lee Harrison

Funeral services for Myrtice Lee Harrison, 84, of Tignall, formerly of Monroe, were held Saturday, August 16, 2008, at the Chapel of Meadows Funeral Home in Monroe with Rev. Don Malcom officiating. Interment was in Hill Haven Cemetery. More...

Willie Lee Samuel

Graveside services for Willie Lee Samuel, 83, were held Sunday, August 17, 2008, at Gibson Grove Baptist Church, Washington, with Pastor Joseph Williams officiating. He died August 12 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. Mr. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Pompey's Chapel Baptist Church will have homecoming Sunday, August 24, 11:30 a.m. Dinner will be served. More...

2009's sixth graders won't be left out of new high/middle school complex

The Wilkes County Board of Education has decided to find a place for next year's sixth-graders in the new school complex, ending months of concerns that state funding cutbacks would leave them out. More...

Wilkes Co. Joint Comprehensive Plan finalized, sent to RDC, state for review

After almost a year of work and numerous meetings, the Wilkes County Joint Comprehensive Plan that has been developed up to this point is ready and will be transmitted to the Regional Development Center (RDC) and on to the state for review. More...

Property owners must strictly observe deadlines to appeal tax assessments

Wilkes County taxpayers are reminded that deadlines for appealing tax assessments will be strictly observed and every effort should be made to meticulously file appeals according to prescribed guidelines. More...

Augusta driver flips on Athens Highway

Georgia State Patrol Trooper Alex Starling interviews witnesses Sunday afternoon after a rollover accident on Highway 78 west of Rayle near Chafin-Echols Road. More...

News-Reporter in error: it's not Mickey

An unfortunate mistake in last week's front page story about the public meeting concerning Wilkes County tax appraisals has caused some confusion as to the identity of one of the principal speakers. More...

Entries coming in for Sept. 27 Miss Wilkes County pageant

Interest is growing for the upcoming Second Annual Miss Wilkes County Pageant, set for September 27 at the Pope Center, said Ashley Barnett, who is co-directing the event with Ed Franklin. More...

Dr. Mark Waters to reveal plans to assassinate Jefferson Davis

Dr. Mark Waters will present "The Union Attempt to Assassinate President Jefferson Davis" to the Washington Civil War Round Table meeting on Monday evening, August 25, at 6 p.m. at The Jockey Club restaurant on The Square. More...

Insurance agency holds ribbon cutting

Insurance agency holds ribbon cutting Surrounded by fellow merchants and Chamber of Commerce members, LeAnne M. Mathews cuts the traditional ribbon opening the Johnson/Jones Insurance Services office on East Robert Toombs Avenue. More...

News

New doctor introduces herself

Dr. Nadine Halliburton-Foster, and young Davony, were guests at the Washington Rotary Club's regular meeting on Thursday, August 14. Having been in Washington for only a few months, Dr. More...

Community blood drive now set for Thursday, Sept. 4 at FUMC

The quarterly Washington-Wilkes Community Blood Drive sponsored by the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and the Shepeard Community Blood Center on Thursday August 7, had to be cancelled midway the drive because of a storm in the area. More...

Arts and crafts fair set for Labor Day in Crawfordvillle

The 22nd annual Taliaferro County Arts and Crafts Labor Day Fair will be held in Crawfordville Monday, Labor Day, September 1. Activities get underway at 9 a.m. and continue until 5 p.m. Admission is free. More...

Letters

Failure to notify property, business owners laughable

TO THE EDITOR: The last city council meeting has re-affirmed my beliefs that the majority of the sitting council members and our mayor have no vision of this city in coming years. I will explain. More...

Toole's teaching reasoned, balanced but misdirected

TO THE EDITOR: Here is my response to Gary Toole's article published in The News-Reporter, August 7, 2008: I respect Mr. Toole's right to his opinion. He is very reasoned and balanced in his theology. More...

Sports

Soccer signup extended; football registration continues

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. Fall Soccer The final deadline for registration has been extended to August 29. More...

Squirrel season is perfect for young, novice hunters

Whether still, stalk or squirrel dog hunting is your preference, the 2008 squirrel season is now in full swing. More...

Punt, Pass, and Kick competition set for Sept. 13 at stadium

The Optimist Club of Washington will sponsor the 2008 Punt, Pass, and Kick competition Saturday, September 13, at Tiger Stadium, beginning at 10 a.m. All boys and girls ages 8 to 15 are eligible to participate. More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Molly Jane Boyd Captain and Mrs. Edward P. Boyd of Colorado Springs, Colo., announce the birth of their daughter, Molly Jane, on Thursday, August 14, at Evans Army Medical Center in Fort Carson, Colo. Molly weighed 6 lbs. 2 ozs. More...

Tiffanie Holloway entertained at shower August 16

P ERSONALITIES! Tiffanie Holloway, bride-elect of Adam Standard, was entertained at a miscellaneous shower Saturday morning, August 16, at the Georgia Baptist Association Mission Center on North Jefferson Street. More...

P ERSONALITIES! Jennifer Christine Therrell to wed Dean Peter Mikolyski on Sept. 13

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Therrell of Peachtree City announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Christine, to Dean Peter Mikolyski, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marc McAvoy of Washington and Peter Mikolyski of Duarte, Calif. More...