December 18, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Christmas Tour visitors, shoppers fill city to enjoy sights and sounds of holidays

Washington was filled with the Christmas spirit last weekend as hundreds of visitors came to town for the Christmas Tour of Homes, shopping, and other events. More...

Tignall native Pearl Gartrell dies at 120 in Jacksonville, Fla.

Pearl Gartrell, who was born in Tignall on April 1, 1888, passed away in Jacksonville, Fla., on November 23. She was 120 years old. Family members from this county who attended her funeral in Jacksonville were Barbara Gartrell Neal, Stella M. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

'No hats at the table'

The Pre-school Sunday School Department at First Baptist Church had its annual "Breakfast with Kermit" Sunday morning. More...

Opinions

Book Review

The Letters of Noel Coward By BARRY DAY, Editor

Noel Coward was an English playwright, composer, and actor. He began as a child actor at 12, and acted in his own plays, as well as many others. He wrote many plays, musical revues, a novel, his autobiography, and nearly 300 songs. More...

Sunday serenade

I was told that at some churches there are those who show up only on Sunday morning to sing and serenade their friends, family, and special guests and then don't show up until the next Sunday morning if it's convenient. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Ernestine Bradley Jones

Funeral services for Ernestine Bradley Jones, 69, of Tignall were held Sunday, December 14, 2008, in the Harvest Time Christian Center with Rev. Terry Casper officiating. Interment was in a family cemetery in Tignall. More...

James Mayo Dodson

A memorial service for James Mayo Dodson, 67, of Washington will be held Friday, December 19, 2008, at 11 a.m., at Hopkins Funeral Home. He died Sunday, December 14, at his home. Mr. More...

Jasper Johnson

Funeral services for Jasper Johnson, 63, of Metasville were held Friday, December 12, 2008, at Beulah Baptist Church with Rev. Terry Blackmon officiating. Interment was in the Washington Chapel Cemetery. More...

Personalities

Abigail Miller gets certified as CPC after passing exam

Abigail L. Miller received certification as a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) on November 15 af ter passing a medical coding exam given by the American Academy o f Professional Coders (AAPC). More...

Caroline Durham, Audrey Fowler baptized Sunday, November 30

Caroline Bethea Durham, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Durham of Washington, and Audrey Virginia Fowler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Maynards host 58th annual Christmas Open House Dec. 7

Ross and Louise Maynard greeted the holiday season on December 7 with their 58th annual Christmas Open House at their home on Euell Saggus Road in Danburg. The beautiful day brought a host of friends and family from Tampa, Fla. More...

Elba pipeline's demand for road access again denied by Wilkes Co. commission

A second attempt by representatives of the Elba Express Pipeline project to gain clearance to cross county roads was met with landowner opposition and the continued resolve by Wilkes County commissioners not to grant a permit for the crossings. More...

Wilkes Legislative Breakfast hears of painful budget cuts from area's representatives

"We may be short $2.5 billion in next year's budget," State Rep. Mickey Channell told Thursday's annual legislative breakfast, "And we've got to figure out where to make the cuts. There's going to be real pain in this process. More...

Annual 'Night of Lights' set for Sunday, December 21

Residents across the city are asked to light up the night Sunday, December 21, as the Iris Garden Club's annual "Night of Lights" returns this year. More...

News

Applications for assistance program accepted Dec. 18-19

Applications will be received on December 18 and 19 for anyone interested in participating in the Low Income Energy Assistance program in Wilkes County. The program is to assist in paying utility bills. More...

Pet of the week

This female Boxer is a very friendly and sweet dog. She is vaccinated and will be spayed. She should be a loyal companion for her owner. More...

Enrollment period extended for memory research project

The December enrollment period for the University of Georgia gerontology memory research project in Wilkes County has been extended. "We are pleased with the response from folks in Washington," said Dr., Young Sek Kim. More...

Letters

Thanks for the help during a tough year

TO THE EDITOR: The Washington-Wilkes Animal Shelter was built in 1989, and opened in 1990. We are approaching 20 years of trying to help the animals that come into our care. The year 2008 has been a hard year for everyone. More...

Successful Bazaar is now tradition of amazing fellowship

TO THE EDITOR: The Episcopal Church Women appreciate the support of our friends in the community and at The News- Reporter of our recent Bazaar and Luncheon. More...

Sports

Briarwood cheerleaders win state championship

Two Briarwood Academy juniors from Washington are members of the Briarwood cheerleading squad which landed the squad its first state championship in competition cheerleading at the GISA Class AA state competition cheerleading meet last Saturday at More...

Tigers bounce back with 85-75 win over Patriots after losing two previous

Still waiting for luck to swing their way, the Washington-Wilkes boys varsity basketball team lost both its weekend games before bouncing back to beat Oglethorpe at home on Tuesday. More...

Harper gets buck

Tripp Harper (right) killed this 10-point buck with a 15.5 inch spread in Wilkes County on November 26 while hunting with his brother, Clint. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Flint Hill Baptist Church will be having a 100 Women in Red program on Sunday, December 21, 3 p.m. All women in the CSRA are invited to help with the program. Evangelist Kathy Butler will be bringing the message. More...