October 16, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Council denies homeowner request concerning burned Liberty St. home

The Washington City Council held firm Monday night against a request to change a historic preservation commission ruling on a burned-out house in the city's historic district. More...

Market Days Street Fest, Rayle Ramble to bring music Oct. 25

Wilkes County will be swinging to the beat of music all over next Saturday, October 25, as the Market Days Street Festival fills downtown Washington with music and the annual Rayle Ramble brings topnotch country and gospel music to Rayle. More...

Mule Day is big success

More than 2,500 visitors, including one-year-old Brady Hammatt, attended the 28th annual Mule Day Southern Heritage Festival Saturday, Washington Wilkes Chamber of Commerce Director Ashley Barnett said. More...

'Fireman Tim' teaches Wilkes kids fire safety, and children bring home life-saving wisdom

For the seventh year now, Washington firefighter Lieutenant Tim Wright has been teaching fire safety to more than 700 primary, elementary, and private school children during October's Fire Safety Week, and the message is saving lives in Wilkes Coun More...

State mental health planning board sets public forum for Thurs., Oct. 21

The Region 2 Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Active Disease (MHDDAD) Planning Board Division of DHR will be holding a public forum on Tuesday, October 21 from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Mary Willis Library. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Top cat scans downtown scene

Yes, Arnold, there IS a cat on the roof of Pop-Lahr Possibilities (former Harper's 5&10) on The Square. Arnold Adams came by about three weeks ago and told me that there is a cat on the roof at Harper's and wanted to know if I had seen it. More...

Opinions

A Natural Process

Childbirth is a natural process just like the sun rising in the east and setting in the west. God does not jump-start the sun every day, but now He can intervene and stop the sun as He did in the Bible account. More...

Book Review

Down the Nile By ROSEMARY MAHONEY

Ten years ago Rosemary Mahoney began rowing. She began at first because she needed to ferry herself across the water to the small Maine island where she lived. More...

Vox Pop

"Reality shows" continue to become more and more popular on television. Which ones do you watch? What is your favorite? Why? Who is your favorite participant? More...

Obituaries

Willie D. Wilkinson

Funeral services for Willie D. Wilkinson, 90, of Tignall were held Thursday, October 16, 2008, at the Pole Branch Baptist Church with Rev. Joe Glaze officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

William Frank Hopkins

Graveside services for William Frank Hopkins, 89, of Washington were held Wednesday, October 15, 2008, in Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Sid Hopkins officiating. He died Sunday, October 12, in Wills Memorial Hospital. Mr. More...

Nancy Juanita Wilson

Funeral services for Nancy Juanita Wilson, 86, of Sylva, N.C., were held Saturday, October 11, 2008, at Melton Riddle Funeral Home, Sylva, N.C. She died Sunday, October 5, at Mountain Trace Nursing Center. More...

Personalities

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Echols honored at 50th anniversary reception Oct. 5

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Echols were honored on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary at a celebration Sunday afternoon, October 5, at the Bank of LaFayette, Community Center, Chairman's Ballroom in LaFayette. More...

Gammon and Coxwell attend board meeting of Delta Kappa Gamma

The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Psi State, for Key Women Educators, held its state executive board meeting on Saturday, September 27, Macon. More...

Washington Personal Mention

lPaula Stevens and sons, Douglas and Dalton Walker, enjoyed a weekend visit in Tullahoma, Tenn., with grandparents, Franklin and Marie Walker, and other relatives in the area. More...

Commissioners approve proposal to revalue residential properties, tracts under 30 acres

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioner voted unanimously to proceed with the revaluation of small parcels and residential properties in the county at a total cost of $165,625, but there is a contingency. More...

Pageant winners meet public at Mule Day

Winners of the Miss Wilkes County Pageant represented the pageant at Mule Day Saturday, their first public appearance after their crowning. More...

Young Eagles get their first flight Saturday

Evans pilot Keith Donker (left), with passenger Alyssa Holley and Kiwanian Bob Simmons, returned Saturday for the third year to give "Young Eagles" airplane flights to children and youth ages 8-17 at the Washington-Wilkes airport, giving 56 kids th More...

W-W Arts Foundation's Fall ArtFest to fill two days with juried art show, kids art projects on Nov. 8-9

At the urging of both the artists and the crowds, this year's Fall ArtFest will return to a two-day format on Saturday and Sunday, November 8 and 9, bringing both new and returning favorite artists. More...

Business travellers meet former President

These three ladies representing Tena's Jewelry and Gifts in Washington, Elberton and Hartwell were returning from their annual diamond-buying trip to Antwerp, Belgium, when they had a surprise on the flight home. More...

News

Informs about eye health

Dr. Dennis Marcus of Wilkes Eye Center was the guest speaker at the regular meeting of the Washington Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, October 14. Speaking on diseases of the eye, Dr. More...

Natural gas users can get help free through Extension Service

If you are a natural gas consumer in the Atlanta Gas Light service area, be sure to take advantage of a free service offered by the Wilkes County Cooperative Extension office. More...

GSP investigates crashes and issues citations in Sept.

State Troopers from the Washington Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated nine traffic crashes during the month of September in Wilkes County. Sergeant First Class Andrews said the traffic crashes resulted in three injuries. More...

Letters

Neighborhood vandalism is out of control

TO THE EDITOR: Vandalism in my neighborhood is out of control. My property has been damaged several times this year by juveniles. I have reported all these incidences to the Police Department. More...

Family knowledge trumps church gossip

TO THE EDITOR: I can offer you some "better, firsthand family knowledge" to counter your "good, third-hand church gossip." Latham Wright, my father, did not drink, zeroed his guns in Philomath, Ga., and would never have shot at his church's wea More...

Letters Policy

The News-Reporter welcomes letters to the editor on matters of public affairs. It is the policy of this newspaper to be available as a forum for any opinion or point of view concerning issues of general interest. More...

Sports

Lincoln Devils will host Tigers in renewal of a perfect rivalry

This Friday night on Lincolnton's Buddy Bufford Field, the Washington-Wilkes Tigers and the Lincoln County Red Devils will meet for the 71st time on the gridiron. More...

Lady Tigers head for sectional after runner-up finish in region

After going 8-0 in region play during the regular season, the Washington Wilkes Lady Tiger softball team came up one short and had to settle for runner-up in last week's region playoff game against the GMC Bulldogs. More...

W-WMS girls advance to league playoffs

The Washington-Wilkes Middle School Girls Softball team will play in the league playoffs against Putnam County this Saturday, October 18, at noon at Georgia Military College in Milledgeville. More...

Worship

Tabor Baptist Church sets revival services for October 19 through 22

Tabor Baptist Church is having its revival October 19-22. Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday morning with singing from "Mountain Joy" followed by the worship service at 11:15 a.m. There will be an evening service at 7 p.m. led by Rev. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

New Saints CME Church, 515 Baltimore Road, Washington, will hold an October SNAP meetings Saturday, October 18, at 10 a.m. ƒ The Nancy C. More...