December 25, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Holiday partiers need to arrange for designated driver

Georgia State Troopers are cautioning anyone who will be hosting or attending a holiday party this year to plan ahead and make sure you have a designated driver. More...

The pipeline is here - watch the mud

Trucks laden with 36-inch steel pipe have been arriving for days in a lot off the Lincolnton Road, leaving a slippery trail of mud on the road, state troopers caution. More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Christmas baby page is 34 years old

This issue of The News-Reporter features our annual pages of Wilkes County babies (and some grandchildren) born during 2008. All the arrivals of the babies were announced in The News- Reporter when they were born. More...

Opinions

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Respect

The comedian, Rodney Dingerfield, used to say, "I get no respcet." Even though he was joking, how true that statement is in this day and time. More...

Book Review

Christmas Gift! By FERROL SAMS

Readers of Run with the Horsemen and The Whisper of the River will welcome this short account of Christmas days in Sams' youth. If you are not familiar with his writing, this book would be a good beginning. More...

Personalities

Andrews to be featured speaker at Booker Scholarship Program

The Reese J. Booker Scholarship Committee is having its annual Scholarship Program at the Marks Tabernacle Baptist Church at 6 p.m. on December 28. Minister Paula Andrews is scheduled to be the guest preacher. More...

New Beginnings

Colton Douglas Velazquez Federico and Jeannie Velazquez of Rayle announce the birth of their son, Colton Douglas, on Friday, November 28, at Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens. Colton weighed 7 lbs. 4 ozs. and was 20 ½ inches long. More...

W-W Garden Club meets December 11 at Waters home

The Washington-Wilkes Garden Club met in the home of Mark and Emilie Waters on East Robert Toombs Avenue on Thursday afternoon, December 11. More...

Road safety check points to watch for DUI, seatbelts throughout holiday period

Georgia State Patrol troopers from Washington's Post 17 will join Washington police and Wilkes County sheriff's deputies using sobriety checkpoints next week to watch for unbelted passengers and drivers who may have drunk too deeply of the season's More...

New Google Earth features allows visits to Washington-Wilkes from any computer

Now, from anywhere on earth, people can not only virtually fly over Washington-Wilkes using the internet portal Google Earth, they can zoom down to a street-level view of most streets, roads, buildings, and homes in the county. More...

Special reindeer flight granted OK from Georgia agriculture officials

Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin has granted a special 24-hour permit waiving the routine identification and other health requirements for nine flying reindeer slated to visit Georgia on the evening of December 24 and in the early mo More...

News

Pope, Pharr qualify for District Band playing sax, trumpet

Two Washington-Wilkes Band students have earned seats in the ninth and tenth grade District 10 Honor Band. John Pope has made first chair baritone saxophone; and Michael Pharr has made third chair trumpet in the band. More...

GLSP to offer free legal help for civil matters

The Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP) provides free legal help to low-income people with civil (noncriminal) legal problems. More...

Pet of the week

This beautiful red coonhound is a friendly and gentle dog. She is vaccinated and will be spayed. With her good temperament she would be a good companion pet as well as a hunting dog. She needs caring home. More...

Letters

Thanks for Christmas at Callaway

TO THE EDITOR: Christmas at Callaway 2008 was a big success with over 170 visitors. Thanks to the many people who made donations and volunteered tireless hours with a smile to make sure the guests got into the Christmas spirit. More...

Obituaries

Frederick Thomas Weidner

Funeral services for Frederick Thomas Weidner, 50, of Washington were held Tuesday, December 16, 2008, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Washington, with Father Chris Williamson officiating. Interment was in Washington-Wilkes Memorial Gardens. More...

VoHammie J. Johnson

Graveside services for VoHammie J. Johnson, 83, of Hendersonville, N.C., formerly of Spruce Pine, N.C., will be held at Resthaven Cemetery, Washington, at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 28, 2008. She died Saturday, December 13, following a brief illness. More...

Hattie Mae Wesley

Funeral services for Hattie Mae Wesley, 74, were held Wednesday, December 17, 2008, at Pauline Chapel Fire Baptized Holiness Church of God of the Americas with Rev. G.L. Avery officiating. Interment was in City West Cemetery, Washington. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Optimist Club of Washington is sponsoring an ATV raffle. Tickets are available for $5.00 each or five for $20 from any Optimist Club member, or at the main office and downtown office of Farmers and Merchants Bank, More...