November 20, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Early voting has already started

Early voting for the December 2 General Election runoff started Monday, Chief Registrar Gladys Reese said, and will continue through Friday. Advance voting for the runoff will be Monday, November 24, through Wednesday, Novmber 26, 8 a.m. More...

Principals work at McDonalds for charity

Looking just a bit out of her element, Washington-Wilkes Primary School Principal Florence Sandifer (second from left) gets a little schooling from McDonald's employee Nicole Cade as W-WCHS Assistant Principal Mark Ward awaits an order. More...

Opportunities abound for neighbor to help neighbor over holidays

With the season of Thanksgiving and Christmas coming, neighbors who wish to help their neighbors have plenty of opportunities in Wilkes County this year. More...

Tour de Georgia cancelled for 2009, to return in 2010

The Tour de Georgia, which brought national attention to Washington Wilkes earlier this year, has canceled its 2009 race because of financial problems but plans to return in 2010. More...

Gettysburg battle is subject of Monday's Civil War Round Table

Col. Gary Kirk will present "The Battle of Gettysburg - Its Strategy and Execution" at the Washington Civil War Round Table meeting on Monday evening, November 24, at 6 p.m., at The Jockey Club on The Square in Washington. In June, 1863, Gen. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

No beauty until Julius drops

If you've heard that Julius Rousey is retiring and closing his barber shop, you heard wrong. More...

Opinions

Making no sense

They gave up the so-called war on drugs which was really just a front.They don't really want to stop drugs. It's big money for all. More...

Book Review

When I'm Sixty-four By TERESA GHILARDUCCI

Now that the 2008 elections are over, many U.S. citizens are concentrating, some in panic, all in concern, about the economy. One reason for some degree of panic is the threat of lost pensions. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Mary Bell Binns

Funeral services for Mary Bell Binns, 93, were held Saturday, November 15, 2008, at the Rocky Mount Baptist Church on Smyrna Church Road, Washington, with Rev. Roy Andrews officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. She died November 9. More...

Diane Bailey

Funeral services for Diane Bailey, 39, of Washington, were held Friday, November 14, 2008, in the Tignall Baptist Church with Rev. Stephen Rayner and Rev. Dale Fincher officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Personalities

SOCIETY NEWS POLICIES

The following policies for wedding write-ups, engagement announcements, birthdays, and other social articles have been in effect since September 1, 2003 and are strictly observed by The News- Reporter. More...

Braxton Blakey celebrates fourth birthday Oct. 28

Braxton Blakey, son of Jeff and Tena Blakey of Washington, was four years old on October 28, and celebrated his birthday with family and friends. Braxton's party was held at McDonald's on October 25. More...

Crystal Leigh Purdy to marry Andrew Jonathan Jackson May 30

Tim and Laura Purdy of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Crystal Leigh, to Andrew Jonathan Jackson, son of Mike and Debbie Jackson of Tignall. More...

County gets 'miracle' GDOT funding for striping, signage on county roads

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners awarded a contract which will upgrade a large portion of the county's roads in desperate need of striping and signs. More...

'Family Christmas' set Dec. 4-7

Rev. Mervin Oglethorpe, played by Brian Baldwin, speaks earnestly to June, played by Cindy Russell, in the upcoming "Sanders Family Christmas" set to play December 4, 5, 6, and 7 at the Bolton Lunceford Playhouse. Story on page 18. More...

Wilkes Board of Education recognizes food service heads as 'unsung heroes'

At Monday night's regular November meeting, the Wilkes County Board of Education recognized the unsung heroes of school food service, postponed action on the system's copier agreement, and delayed the purchase of school buses for another year. More...

Couple avoids injury in Highway 78 crash

A South Carolina couple was wearing their seat belts, troopers say, and avoided injury in this Highway 78 rollover accident last Thursday. More...

Tree of Love' to be sponsored by WMH Auxiliary

The Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will sponsor its second annual "Christmas Tree of Love" by receiving donations in memory of and in honor of loved ones to light the evergreen tree on the courthouse lawn. More...

'Sanders Family Christmas' comes to Lunceford Playhouse Dec. 4-7

The Sanders Family, last seen in "Smoke on the Mountain," will return to the Bolton Lunceford Playhouse December 4, 5, 6, and 7 in "Sanders Family Christmas." The time is December 1941, right after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and all the men of S More...

News

Bazaar, luncheon set for December 6 at Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church of the Mediator will once again be the scene for the Bazaar and Christmas Luncheon produced by the Women of the Church (and some of the men.) The event will be held on Saturday, December 6, with the Bazaar opening at 10:30 a.m More...

Native heritage to be celebrated Nov. 28-29 at Mary Willis Library

National Native American Heritage Month will be celebrated at the Mary Willis Library on Friday, November 28, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and Saturday, November 29, from 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. More...

Aging agency sets hearing, discussion on services offered

The CSRA Regional Development Center Area Agency on Aging (AAA) will be holding a public hearing on January 14 from 10:30 a.m.-noon at the Wilkes County Senior Center located at 109 Marshal Street in Washington. More...

Letters

LEEP efforts to block pipeline continue

TO THE EDITOR: LEEP would like to provide general update regarding the proposed construction of Elba Express Pipeline's (EEP) northern segment from Wrens, GA through Glascock, Warren, McDuffie, Wilkes, Elbert, and Hart Counties connecting to the T More...

Rotary Club thanks all for support of '08 pancake supper

TO THE EDITOR: The Washington Rotary Club's 44th annual pancake supper was a huge success. We served a record number and are grateful to everyone who purchased a ticket to the supper. More...

Sports

Tigers keep it close but fall short to Athens Academy 14-24

Last Friday the Washington-Wilkes Tigers traveled to Athens to take on the Athens Academy Spartans in the first round of the state playoffs, and in what would end up being the Tigers' last game of the 2008 season. More...

SOUTHERN FRIED FOOTBALL

This college season marks the 50th anniversary of the two-point conversion rule. Prior to 1958, collegiate teams could add only one point after scoring a touchdown by kicking, running, or passing from the two-yard line. More...

THE DIXIE DOZEN

The top 12 teams in the South this week area: 1. Alabama 2. Florida 3. Georgia 4. Maryland 5. Miami 6. LSU 7. Florida State 8. Georgia Tech 9. Ole Miss 10. Vanderbilt 11. North Carolina 12. Virginia Tech More...

Worship

Washington Presbyterian Church enjoys weekend of Fall Services

More than 80 people attended the Washington Presbyterian Church's Fall Services last week. The focus scripture was Luke 9:20 where Jesus asks, "Who is it that you say I am" of his disciples. Rev. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Iris Garden Club Holiday Brunch will be Tuesday, December 9, at 10 a.m., at Southern Elegance. Reservations must be made by November 28. Contact Cathy Stackhouse at 706-285-2363. More...