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See American history come alive Feb. 14 as 'Revolutionary Days' comes to Wilkes

The days of the American Revolution will come alive again next weekend as men, women, and children in Colonial attire, a parade of patriotic colors, and a day full of historic demonstrations celebrate the Revolutionary Days in Washington, and organ More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Beau predicts early spring

Monday was Groundhog Day. Punxsutawney Phil, the famous furry little weather prognosticator in Pennsylvania, saw his shadow when he came out of his burrow and predicted six more weeks of winter weather. . . . More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

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Book Review

Too Close to the Sun By CURTIS ROOSEVELT

Curtis Roosevelt is the oldest grandson of Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt. He has written this memoir of his years in the White House as a resident and guest when Franklin was president. More...

Vox Pop

Chief Justice John Roberts stumbled as he administered the oath of office to President Barack Obama at last week's Presidential Inauguration. Later, the President took the oath again in order to get the wording right. More...

Sports

Tigers beat Taliaferro Co. and GMC, face delay before post-season begins

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger basketball team took two out of three games during the past week's action but it won't be enough to elevate them out of third place in the sub-region as they head toward post-season play. More...

Wrestlers finish third at Oglethorpe's Patriot Classic for strongest show yet

Following some strong showings in tough action last week, the Washington-Wilkes Tiger wrestline team is preparing for its final home match of the year set for this Friday, February 6, against Social Circle and St. Francis. More...

Photos

BOYS B-TEAM BASKETBALL - (front row, l-r) Courtney Stripling, Gold Walton, Thomas Morgan, Jihad Ragge, Andrea Crane, (back) Coach Mario Gresham, Bobby Dill, Brian Hardigree, Ouen, Lequines, Cory Murray, Brandon Dill, and Coach Nick Stokes. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The public is invited to a free educational series, "Living with Diabetes," sponsored by Wills Memorial Hospital. The series will be held January 29, and February 5, 5-7 p.m., in the hospital's Nash Library. More...

Canadian lottery scam letter fails, but family wants to warn others

The letter that came to Myrna Fortson's Thomson Road home promised a small fortune: $125,000 from a Canadian lottery she knew she'd never entered. More...

New AD, head coach expected to be named at BOE meeting tonight

If all goes well, the Wilkes County Board of Education will approve the selection the next Tiger head football coach in a called meeting tonight. More...

Arrest for rape, child molestation leads January roundup of Wilkes Co. arrests

Washington Police have a Washington man in custody charged with rape and aggravated child molestation that the 14-year-old victim says happened last fall. More...

Children's author entertains at Wilkes schools

Children's author Ronda Friend (R. Friend) kept her audience spellbound at Washington-Wilkes Primary School Tuesday with stories from her "Down on Friendly Acres" series. More...

News

Hutto named new W-W athletic director

New head coach will begin work immediately

Lee Hutto has been named athletic director and head football coach at Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School for the 2009-10 season. In a called meeting of the Wilkes County Board More...

Rotary Club inducts new member

Thomas Charping (left) was inducted as a new member of the Washington Rotary Club during a brief ceremony held during the club's Thursday, January 29, lunch meeting. 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...

Letters

Pipeline will leave land useless, unsellable

TO THE EDITOR: We, along with many others in Glascock, Warren, McDuffie, Wilkes, Elbert, and Hart Counties, are impacted by the proposed Elba Express Pipeline (EEP) project. More...

Mayor grateful for support during trip to Washington

TO THE EDITOR: Barbara and I want to express our sincere thanks to the community for the support of our trip to Washington, DC, to attend the inauguration of our 44th president, Barack Obama. 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...

Obituaries

James Allen Jones

Funeral services for James Allen Jones, 66, of Hulin Avenue, Tignall, were held Sunday, February 1, 2009, at Pole Branch Baptist Church with Rev. Joe Glaze and Minister Stephanie Smith officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

JoAnne Wooten Slaton

Graveside services for JoAnne Wooten Slaton, 60, of Tignall, were held Monday, February 2, 2009, at Independence United Methodist Church Cemetery, Tignall, with Rev. Avery Lawrence officiating. More...

Clarence Leroy Ashmore

Funeral services for Clarence Leroy Ashmore, 64, of Tignall, were held Saturday, January 31, 2009, at the Pole Branch Missionary Baptist Church, Tignall, with Pastor Joe Glaze officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Jack Willard Bentley IV Will and Kimberly Bentley of Rayle announce the birth of their son, Jack Willard IV, on Sunday, January 25, at St. Mary's Hospital in Athens. J. W., as he will be called, weighed 9 lbs. 5 ozs. and was 21 inches long. More...

Sally Winifred Bowen to wed Jay Blair Reeder on May 9

The parents of Sally Winifred Bowen of Atlanta and Jay Blair Reeder of Smyrna announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mrs. Judy Williams Holman of Columbus and Henry H. Bowen of Washington. More...

Leah Jeanette Riordan and Dennis Gary Burt II exchange wedding vows on Saturday, January 3

Leah Jeanette Riordan and Dennis Gary Burt II, both of Washington, exchanged wedding vows in an impressive double-ring ceremony Saturday, January 3, at three o'clock in the afternoon at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Washington. Dr. More...