August 28, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Wilkes gets one final blast from Fay as tropical storm brings funnel clouds

Tropical depression Faye brought much-needed rain to parched Wilkes County fields, but left only after flinging a nasty pair of funnel clouds Tuesday night that cut a swath of light to moderate damage across the county. More...

Free workshop set for Saturday

A free educational workshop will be held this Saturday afternoon at the Church of Christ located at 58 Lexington Avenue in Washington, from 1-5 p.m. More...

Appeals of Wilkes tax assessments must be received by September 8

Concerned property owners need to be mindful of the deadline to appeal their property assessments. All appeals must be in writing to the Wilkes County Board of Assessors and received by September 8. More...

'We'd never forget the Rayle Ramble on October 25,' as list of fall Wilkes County activities is packed full

No list of the jam-packed fall activities schedule in Wilkes County would be complete without mentioning the Rayle Ramble, the tourism director says. "We would never forget the Rayle Ramble October 25," Tourism Director Ashley Barnett said. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Hummer rescued, recuperating

D owntown Washington is having a Sidewalk Sale Labor Day weekend, Friday and Saturday, August 29-30, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. We're all invited to "Come see what is NEW in Downtown Washington! More...

Opinions

Reverent dress

I know times have changed and sometimes I think for the worst. I don't want to sound like an old fuddy-duddy, because I know styles change and we must accept change to a great extent. More...

Book Review

The World of Christopher Marlowe By DAVID RIGGS

"Christopher Marlowe was born on the threshold of modern theater, before the words playwright and dramatist had entered the English language." David Riggs is interested not only in Marlowe and his work, but also the environment that produced More...

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Obituaries

Willie Mae Randall

Funeral services for Willie Mae Randall, 73, of Washington were held Monday, August 25, 2008, at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. G.L. Avery and Rev. Charles Lacey officiating. Interment was in the City West Cemetery, Washington. More...

Christine Moore Hopkins

Funeral services for Christine Moore Hopkins, 92, of Palmetto, formerly of Washington, will be held Thursday, August 28, 2008, at 11 a.m., at the First Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Albert W. Huyck Jr. officiating. More...

Melvin Thomas

Funeral services for Melvin Thomas, 50, of Crawfordville were held Saturday, August 23, 2008, at New Salem Baptist Church with Rev. R.L. Reynolds officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. He died Tuesday, August 19, in Augusta. More...

Kickoff tomorrow!

Tigers will take on Banks Co. in season opener Friday at 7:30

The good news is - coming off last week's Jamboree with Greene County, coaches and fans are happy with the way the Tigers look as they prepare for tomorrow night's season opener against Banks County at 7:30 in Tiger Stadium. More...

Transformation of Rusher Street gets federal funding to put plan into action

After two years of talking, dreaming, and planning, the plan to transform Rusher Street into a model neighborhood of new owner-occupied homes has just been given a million-dollar go-ahead. More...

Details of 2009 Spring Tour of Homes show 3-day extravaganza of events

Details have already been firmed up for April's 2009 Washington- Wilkes Spring Tour of Homes, and organizers say the new three-day format will pack more homes, events, shopping, and spending into the weekend than ever before. More...

More primitive crafters needed at Mule Day Festival October 11

More primitive crafters are needed to bring an authentic air to Mule Day, said Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce Director Ashley Barnett. More...

Athens Highway sees 3-car crash

The early rains from Tropical Storm Fay may have contributed to this 3-car head-on crash on Highway 78 Friday afternoon. Georgia State Patrol Sgt. More...

Whitehall Playground needs generous donors to help replace outdated, unsafe equipment

In an effort to provide more and better facilities for the children of Washington, W-WPRD Director Pete Gartrell has embarked on a program to attract large donations for the purpose of refurbishing the Whitehall Playground. More...

News

Judge explains duties of office

The Honorable Jim Burton, Probate Judge for Wilkes County, was the guest speaker at the regular meeting of the Washington Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, August 26. 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...

'Hands Across the Border' to encourage safe travel during Labor Day weekend

The Georgia State Patrol and members of the Department of Public Safety's Motor Carrier Compliance Division will join their law enforcement counterparts in neighboring states this week to encourage safe travel during the upcoming Labor Day holiday More...

Letters

City needs vision, focus, global attitude

To the editor : In response to Bradley Barber's comments in last week's issue of The News-Reporter, I would like to say that it is indeed very hard to come in to Washington as an eager entrepreneur, only to be excluded from all planning and th More...

Concerned Citizens organization wants taxes fixed across the board

TO THE EDITOR: The (CCOWC) Concerned Citizens of Wilkes County, has asked that you give us equal space in your newspaper, thank you for this opportunity. During the citizen's tax meeting of 12 Aug 2008 Mr. More...

Sports

Tigers look 'pretty good' in jamboree; tie with Greene 7-7

Last Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. the Washington-Wilkes Tigers took on the Greene County Tigers in the 2008 football season jamboree. More...

Lady Tigers still looking for first win on softball diamond

It has been a rocky start for the Washington-Wilkes Lady Tigers softball team. More...

Tennis tournament to be held at Liberty St. Park Sept. 6-7

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a double elimination tennis tournament on September 6-7. The tournament will be held at the Liberty Street Park beginning at 4 p.m. More...

Personalities

Terah Young, Joshua Cannon entertained at shower Aug. 10

Engaged couple Terah Young and Joshua Cannon were honored at a miscellaneous bridal shower Sunday, August 10, in the fellowship hall of Beulah Baptist Church in Tignall. Hostesses for the occasion were great-aunt of the bride, Mrs. More...

Harrison, Dawson honored at shower on Sat., August 23

Nicki Harrison and Brian Dawson, whose wedding is planned for September 27, were honored at a couple's shower Saturday evening, August 23, at the home of Randy and Mable Tucker. More...

Nuhfers girls receive honors for swimming accomplishments

Hope Ashley and Summer Nuhfer, members of the Creekside Crocodiles Swim Team in the Greater Oconee Swim Association in Oconee County, have made the All- Star Swim Team and have placed in the district and state meets. More...