February 26, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Firefighters stop Water Street fire, explosion

Washington firefighters seek out hot spots in a garage and shed on Water Street at Grove Street Tuesday afternoon after a grass fire got inside the garage, burning contents and setting of an explosion heard blocks away. More...

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The Office Cat

Mary Wright Blue hits 104!

The storms that came through Washington-Wilkes and surrounding counties last Wednesday night (February 18) destroyed one home and played havoc with lots of other property in Wilkes County. More...

Opinions

An F4 tornado in Wilkes County is shocking, but reaction of victims, neighbors no surprise

It was shocking to realize that a rare and dangerous F4 tornado had cut through our county last Wednesday evening, and even more shocking to imagine a family, one of our own, coming out unhurt as their home was blown to bits. More...

Savannah's celebrity chef Paula Deen & sons say they don't take their success for granted

SAVANNAH - If you know anything about cooking, cookbooks, and the Food Network, chances are you know about Paula Deen. You may even know about her boys, Jamie and Bobby, who have become celebrities in their own right. More...

What am I gonna do?

I was visiting a nursing home and as my wife and I walked down the hallway greeting the residents, one lady was sitting in a chair outside her room. She was bowing her head over and over and repeating, "What am I gonna do? What am I gonna do? More...

Obituaries

Dora Mae Martin Patterson

Graveside services for Dora Mae Martin Patterson, 78, of Augusta were held Saturday, February 21, 2009, at Resthaven Cemetery, Washington, with Rev. Demetrice Porter officiating. She died Saturday, February 7, in the University Hospital, Augusta. More...

James Gerald Thompson

A celebration of the life of James (Jamie) Gerald Thompson, 38, of Augusta was held Friday, February 20, 2009, at the Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Augusta, with Rev. John Pinson officiating. Interment was in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington. More...

Personalities

Duggan Scholarship Dinner held on February 9 at Woman's Club

A near-capacity crowd was present for the annual John Duggan Memorial Scholarship Dinner Monday evening, February 9, at the Woman's Club on North Alexander Avenue. More...

Adult Bible Searchers class enjoys Valentine fellowship in Thomson

The Adult Bible Searchers of First Baptist Church enjoyed a Valentine fellowship on Saturday evening, February 14, at White Columns in Thomson. More...

Kaeleigh Fanning treated to Wizard of Oz birthday party

Kaeleigh Fanning, daughter of Greg and Marie Fanning, celebrated her fourth birthday on February 7 with a party at her home. Kaeleigh was treated to a Wizard of Oz party complete with The Emerald City Castle cake. More...

Wilkes Board of Education focusing efforts on completion, occupation of new schools

The needs of the new school complex as it nears completion occupied last week's Wilkes County Board of Education meeting for February, along with budget and personnel issues. More...

Public can help solve break-ins at rural volunteer fire stations

Wilkes County volunteer fire departments have seen a series of break-ins over the last few months, and Wilkes Sheriff Mark Moore and the fire chiefs are hoping the public can help solve the crimes and prevent further thefts. More...

The Maxxis General GNCC brings ATV, dirt bike races back to Aonia March 7-8

For the eighth straight year, Aonia Pass Motocross Park will welcome some 1,500 dirt bike and ATV crosscountry riders of all ages - and their families - for the season's first race weekend March 7 and 8. More...

Homeownership is topic of workshop Saturday at library

The next Keys to Homeownership free educational workshop will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mary Willis Library in Washington. More...

News

New sheriff addresses club

Wilkes County Sheriff Mark Moore (right) presented the program at the Optimist Club's monthly meeting February 10. He spoke about the budget, staffing, and some of the changes that have been made since he took office. More...

Retired educators association offers honoraria for HS seniors

High school seniors may apply for an honorarium sponsored by the Lincoln-Wilkes Retired Educators Association (LWREA). More...

Business, computer students tackle FBLA 'PEACH' projects

The W-WCHS Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) members and Business and Computer Science (BCS) students have been diligently working to complete the Georgia FBLA state project called the PEACH Project. More...

Letters

Overwhelmed by community's generosity

TO THE EDITOR: As most of you know, our home was destroyed by a tornado on Wednesday, February 18, 2009. We have been overwhelmed by so much generosity from this community. 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...

Sports

Tigers lead Elbert most of the game but fall two runs short in the seventh

Washington-Wilkes Tiger baseball got off to a less that spectacular start on Monday but it wasn't without promise as the nine built a lead over AAA Elbert County and held on until starting pitcher Drew Wilson handed the ball over to his reliever. More...

Washington-Wilkes Tigers 2009 varsity baseball schedule

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Soccer registration for spring continues through Saturday

Registration for the spring soccer program at the Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department began on February 1 and will continue through Saturday, February 28, for some five age groups of players 5-17 years old. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Old School Reunion will meet Saturday, February 28, 12 noon, at the Mary Willis Library, . Mt. Carmel Baptist Church will have a Sunday School workshop Saturday, February 28, from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. More...