September 18, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Candidates forum set at Retro Cinema on Friday, Sept. 26

A local merchant has taken a step outside the box by holding a forum for local candidates next Friday night, just prior to showing the first U.S. presidential debate on bigscreen television. More...

Wilkes Co. joins other systems in lawsuit demanding adequate state school funding

Faced with the reality of further upcoming cuts in state funding, the Wilkes County Board of Education voted Monday night to join many other school systems that are suing the state of Georgia for its failure to adequately fund schools. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Advertising market stretched to Atlanta

A "mystery" is solved. So many people have called to ask if we here at The News-Reporter know what the construction is on the former parking lot at the old Royal Manufacturing Company on Water Street. More...

Opinions

The best and worst of it

The first line of Charles Dickens' book, A Tale of Two Cities, reads like this, "It is the best of times and the worst of time." Oh how vividly that depicts the times we're living in. More...

Book Review

A Family Secret By ELIZA FRANCES ANDREWS

Eliza Frances Andrews, known more familiarly as Fanny Andrews, is one of our own. We know her best as the author of A Wartime Diary of a Georgia Girl. Many of us have listened to Charlotte Ford and Dr. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Huis Randall

Funeral services for Huis Randall, 77, of Washington were held Saturday, September 13, 2008, at Mark's Tabernacle Baptist Church with Rev. L. Dante Smith officiating. Interment was in City West Cemetery, Washington. More...

Kathryn Lynn Hilborn Padgett

Funeral services for Kathryn Lynn Hilborn Padgett, 64, of Redwood Lane, Wilkes County, were held Sunday, September 14, 2008, at Phillips Mill Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Robert Rayner officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. More...

Alice Ree Head

Funeral services for Alice Ree Head, 87, were held Saturday, September 13, 2008, at Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church, Atlanta, with Dr. R.L. White Jr. officiating. Interment was in Kennedy Memorial Cemetery. She died September 10. Mrs. More...

Personalities

Addison Renee Baston celebrates first birthday with family and friends

Addison Renee Baston, daughter of Jim and Heather Baston, celebrated her first birthday on Tuesday, September 9. More...

Melody Gartrell feted at 'Wishing Well Shower'

September bride-elect Melody Gartrell of Conyers was guest of honor at a "Wishing Well Shower" on Saturday, August 30, given by her aunt, Dorothy Ann Norman, at her home in Lincolnton. A prayer of unity was offered as the shower began. More...

Washington Personal Mention

lBarbara Wolter enjoyed several days last week in Vidalia with Bruce and Lynn Gioia and daughter, Alexis. The ladies also enjoyed a shopping trip to Savannah and on Friday visited Jarrett Truitt at Georgia Southern in Statesboro. More...

Property tax process, rural truck traffic get attention from Wilkes commission

"Official business" was a minor part of the regular monthly meeting of the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners as discussions concerning recent property tax assessments and continuing loud, heavy traffic on Bailey Road occupied most of the meeting More...

New 'Early Voting' starts Mon. for Nov. election; no-reason, in-person voting will begin at 8 a.m.

Thanks to a change in voting laws, Wilkes County voters will be able to cast their historic votes for President and Vice President as early as Monday. More...

Yes! You can split your vote

With voting starting Monday for the November presidential election, election officials and local candidates want everybody to know that it's legal and perfectly normal to "split your vote" on the ballot. More...

Get your Celebrity Waiters Dinner tickets

Cliff Cooper, Marcie Garrett, Vera Harper, and Dena Burgess rush to purchase tickets from Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Member Mandy Jackson for the upcoming Celebrity Waiters Dinner to be held October 2 at 7 p.m. in the W-WCHS Cafeteria. More...

News

State rep. reports to Kiwanis

District 116 State Representative Mickey Channell (left) was the guest speaker at the regular meeting of the Washington Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, September 16, when he gave members an update on Georgia legislative activities. More...

'Power of a Praying Wife' study to be offered beginning Oct. 1

The First Baptist Church will begin a seven-week study titled "The Power of a Praying Wife" by Stormie Omartian beginning October 1. More...

Pet of the week

This little mixed-breed female dog is spayed and vaccinated. She is an active little dog, easy to care for, and seems to prefer an adult owner. She needs a caring home. More...

Sports

W-WMS Corner

Mid-term progress reports issued; next ball game is against Thomson

Mid-term progress reports were sent home September 9. Students and parents who came to the open house on September 8 received their reports early. At the open house, parents voted for members of the Washington- Wilkes Middle School Council. More...

Tigers dominate Redskins, will battle Titans this Friday

Last weekend the Washington- Wilkes Tigers played the Social Circle Redskins in the first of six consecutive away games. The Tigers triumphed over the Redskins 18-7 after leading 18-0 at halftime. More...

Tournament honoring Nancy C. Long is set for Oct. 25 at W-WCC

Hosted by the Eta Omicron Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, the Nancy C. Long Golf Tournament - "Playing FORE the Cure" - will be held on Saturday, October 25, at noon at the Washington-Wilkes Country Club. More...

Worship

Springfield Baptist to begin Bible study starting Sept. 23 at 7

After a summer pause to attend various revival meetings, Springfield Baptist Church will begin its weekly Bible study program Tuesday, September 23, at 7 p.m. More...

Pre-K holds first chapel service

The First Baptist Church Pre-K had its first chapel service of the school year on September 7 in the Jesse Mercer Chapel. Kay Nelms told the story of Noah's Ark and the awesome powers of God. More...

Mallorysville plans homecoming for Sunday, Sept. 28

Homecoming at Mallorysville Baptist Church is set for Sunday, September 28, with a covered dish dinner after the worship service. Sunday School begins at 10 a.m. and the worship service at 11 a.m. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Beginning in September Heard's Chapel Baptist Church will have Bible study on the first and third Tuesdays at 6 p.m. More...