January 29, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Raising the Betsy Ross Flag over Washington

The Georgia Society SAR Color Guard, along with the Elijah Clarke Militia, filled The Square in Washington with pageantry Friday in observance of the 229th Anniversary of the founding of the city. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

We're going to miss seeing Pig

In addition to the ones mentioned in this column last week, several other people from Wilkes County attended the Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C. More...

Opinions

Washingtonians join others in celebrating inauguration, noting spirit of one America

More than two million people from all over the world were in Washington, D. C., on January 20, 2009, to witness and participate in the inauguration of President Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States. More...

Bigfoot

I was watching a program about the mythical character "Bigfoot." Some folks believe that he is real and if so, don't you think there is a Mrs. Bigfoot and some little Bigfoots running around too. More...

Book Review

Midnight at the Dragon Cafe By JUDY FONG BATES

The Dragon Cafe is the name of the small Chinese restaurant that Su-Jen's father established in Canada in the 1950s. Su-Jen and her mother had remained in China while Hing-Yun has gone ahead to earn money for their new life. More...

Obituaries

Julia Owens Johnson

Funeral services for Julia Owens Johnson, 90, were held Saturday, January 24, 2009, at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Rayle, with Pastor James McIver officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. She died Sunday, January 18. More...

Lloyd Scott Gladmon

Funeral services for Lloyd Scott "Pig" Gladmon, 61, of Washington were held Monday, January 26, 2009, at the First Baptist Church, Lincolnton, with Rev. Dennis Quinn officiating. Interment was in City West Cemetery, Washington. He died January 21. More...

Jeanette Curry Bell

Funeral services for Jeanette Curry Bell, 44, of Jamaica Queens, N.Y., were held Friday, January 23, 2009, at Paul Lane Funeral Home, Jamaica, N.Y., with Rev. Jacob Jenkins Jr. officiating. More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Aubree Danielle Collins Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Collins of Washington announce the birth of their daughter, Aubree Danielle, on Friday, January 9, at University Hospital in Augusta. Aubree weighed 8 lbs. and was 20 inches long. More...

Maggie Craycraft honored at fourth birthday celebration

Maggie Craycraft, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Craycraft, was four years old on January 14 and was treated to a party at her home on January 18. Maggie had a Tinkerbell cake served with ice cream, chips and dip, and Coke. More...

Shelby Glen Rhodes treated to Bob the Builder party Jan. 14

Shelby Glen Rhodes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Freddie Rhodes, Jr., celebrated his fourth birthday on Wednesday, January 14. Shelby Glen was treated to a party at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mr s . Fr eddi e Rhodes. More...

Testing tornado warnings part of weather readiness

Washington-Wilkes will take part in severe weather preparedness next week, including a statewide severe weather drill Wednesday that will test tornado sirens all over the county. More...

Dr. Rosemary W. Caddell signs contract to be Wilkes Superintendent of Schools

The Wilkes County Board of Education signed a two-year contract with Dr. Rosemary W. Caddell to become Superintendent in July, and is now narrowing the choice for Tiger athletic director to a single candidate. More...

Wilkes principals report year going well

All four Wilkes County school principals reported that the year is going very well at their respective schools as they gave credit to good staffs, good faculties, and good students. More...

Tiger coach search narrows down to 4, meeting set Feb. 5

The search is narrowing for an athletic director to replace Coach Russell Morgan, Wilkes Board of Education Chairman Ricky Callaway said. More...

News

FCA members attend concert at Winterjam '09 in Augusta

Eighteen members of the Washington Wilkes Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) attended Winterjam '09 last week at the James Brown Arena in Augusta. Toby Mac headlines the six-artist bill on the Christian tour. More...

Black history program slated for Mulberry on February 8, 3 p.m.

Mulberry Baptist Church will be having its Black history program on Sunday, February 8, at 3 p.m. The guest speaker will be David E. Danner, an attorney from Nashville, Tennessee. More...

Pet of the week

This calico cat is spayed and vaccinated. She needs a loving indoor home. Cats can live as long as 15 to 20 years. They need a litter box, a scratching post, and commercial cat food. They are charming with their soft fur and velvet paws. More...

Letters

Smart enough to know the real deal

TO THE EDITOR: On behalf of the [Wills Memorial Hospital] Foundation, thank you for all you do to support the hospital through the News-Reporter's positive articles. More...

Sports

Wrestlers host tri-meet, sweep Monticello, Lakeside

The Washington-Wilkes wrestling team competed last week in a home tri-meet and an individual tournament. On Tuesday, January 20, the Tigers swept a tri-meet defeating Monticello, 39-36, and Lakeside- Evans, 54-14. More...

W-W Tiger football players and cheerleaders receive awards at annual banquet

The 2008 W-WCHS Football and Competition Cheerleading Sports Banquet was held last Wednesday, January 21, in the school cafeteria. Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Russell Morgan welcomed athletes and guests. Mr. More...

Tyrece Ashmore named to All Area first offensive team

Tyrece Ashmore has been chosen as a first team member of the All Area football team. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Friends of the Mary Willis Library will meet Thursday, February 12, 3 p.m. at the library. . New Sutton Temple Baptist Church will celebrate the pastor's anniversary February 8, 3 p.m. Guest speaker will be Rev. G.L. More...