May 7, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

National Day of Prayer observance set for today at noon on The Square

Wilkes Ministers United will lead a National Day of Prayer program on The Square in downtown Washington today, May 7, at noon. Psalm 33:22 provides the inspiration for the 58th National Day of Prayer. The theme of the event is "Prayer . . . More...

Smith Dairy: Helping close the city-country knowledge gap

Even after 19 years of dairy farming, Jeff Smith is surprised at how little people know about how fresh milk goes from cow to grocery store, and he's using his farm to help bridge that gap with information. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Could we get the canopy back?

A nn and Barry Rogers came to Washington-Wilkes on April 14, 14 years ago, about a year after they were married. They founded Otter Creek Gardens on the Tignall Road and in November will have been operating the business for 10 years. More...

Opinions

In the South, Mother's Day rosebuds tell the story of life's good times and bad

One of my earliest memories is picking red and white rosebuds with my father early in the morning on Mother's Day. More...

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Book Review

The Lost City of Z By DAVID GRANN

The subtitle is "A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon." That kind of gets your attention, doesn't it? The tale does not disappoint. More...

Obituaries

Sybil Burt Vaughn

Funeral services for Sybil Burt Vaughn, 89, of Rayle were held Thursday, April 30, 2009, in Burt's United Methodist Church with Rev. Teresa Coleman and Rev. Donnie Berry officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Annie John Jones

Funeral services for Annie John "A.J." Jones, 85, of Washington were held Sunday, May 3, 2009, at New Salem Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. R.L. Reynolds officiating. He died Tuesday, April 28. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Helen T. Turner

Funeral services for Helen T. Turner, 52, were held Saturday, May 2, 2009, at the New Salem Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. R.L. Reynolds officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The quarterly Wilkes County Community Blood Drive sponsored by the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary in conjunction with the Shepeard Community Blood Center will be held Thursday, May 21, 2-7 p.m. More...

Meeting will measure interest in funding of fireworks show

The Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce is holding a meeting Tuesday, May 12, at 5 p.m. at the Chamber office to measure the interest among the public and civic groups in funding fireworks for an Independence Day celebration. More...

This year's Wilkes Relay for Life sees success as proceeds exceed $50k goal

In what has become one of the largest fund-raising efforts in the county, the 2009 Wilkes County Relay for Life reached its goal of raising $50,000 to fight cancer as teams all over the county raised money for the event. More...

Washington honored as Tree City

For the 24th year, Washington has been named a Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation to honor its commitment to community forestry. More...

News

Knitters begin second class at GMI

A second knitting class has begun in the Sewing Center at God's Marketplace under the direction of instructor Laura Toburen and assistant instructor Tanya Fair.. More...

Top students at W-WCHS will be recognized during 2009 'Honors Day' Friday

Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School will recognize students at its annual Honors Day program on Friday, May 8, at 9 a.m. in the high school gymnasium. More...

W-WMS names students of the month

Washington-Wilkes Middle School Students of the Month are (front, l-r) Amy McAvoy, Austin Denard, (back) Jordan Hall, Sharkeia Wright, Ryan Colvard, andJustin Cronic. Two students are chosen from each grade level for this honor. More...

Letters

Appreciates news in hometown paper

TO THE EDITOR: I would like to let you know how much I appreciate The News-Reporter since I have moved to Tennessee. Leaving was so hard. It is so interesting to keep up with my friends and the great City of Washington, Georgia. More...

Sports

Tigers to host Bryan Redskins in first round of playoffs Friday

This Friday, May 8, the Washington Wilkes Tiger baseball team will host the Bryan County Redskins (6-8, 14-11) in round one of the Georgia state playoffs. More...

Alumni basketball game in new gym will expand to include women's game

Tiger basketball fans ready for the annual Alumni Basketball Game are in for a triple treat this year. More...

State bound Tigers getting ready

Dexter Norman (top, left) and Eric Scott (top, right) were already going to compete in the state Class A track meet this week in Jefferson. More...

Personalities

Coes place memorial brick at WMH

Dr. Stan Coe and Dr. Elizabeth Coe placed a brick in memory of his parents, Stan and Peggy Coe at the entrance to Wills Memorial Hospital. For more information on the memorial brick program, contact Pat Niemann at 706-678-9272. More...

Personal Mention

l Bill and Teresa Bishop were in Rockmart Saturday to visit Jimmy, Stephanie, Neely and Brennah Collum and to attend Neely's T-ball game. More...

Family members gather to celebrate spring birthdays

Mattie Walter of Washington was honored on her 62nd birthday at a surprise celebration Saturday, May 2, at her home. Her birthday was April 30. Hosts for the celebration were her sister and brother-in-law, Bessie and Raymond Porter of Washington. More...