June 4, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Police secretary arrested on embezzlement charges

A Washington Police Department employee has been fired and arrested for alleged theft of traffic ticket proceeds, and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into how long the alleged embezzlement may have been going on and how much is missi More...

City, county leaders consider privatizing senior center

City and county leaders met Monday night to discuss the possibility of solving the problem of low participation at the Wilkes County Senior Center by privatizing the facility. More...

Drama Camp kids try a little improv

Bradley Barber helps summer drama campers work through a series of improvisational moments, part of Washington Little Theater's Summer Drama Camp '09. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Cheney and Tyler span 90 years

I rvin Cheney told me an interesting bit of news this week. Irvin says that in the last 90 years, Wilkes County has had only two County Clerk. Irvin's dad, the late Ben Irvin Cheney (B.I.), was named clerk in July 1919. More...

Opinions

Stimulatingly good news

There's good news ... and there's good news ... and there's good news. The good news is that the ailing, dilapidated, and unsound structure of Wills Memorial Hospital is going to be rebuilt. More...

Love at first sight really happened to me and I had no clue what a hoot it would be

When I was a young man, I really didn't believe there was any such thing as love at first sight - until it happened to me, 24 years ago this week. More...

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Obituaries

Henry Butler

Funeral services for Henry (Dick) Butler, 96, were held Saturday, May 30, 2009, at New Saints CME Church, Washington, with Dr. Charles Henderson officiating. Interment was in the New Hope CME Cemetery, Lincolnton Road, Washington. More...

Kathryn Taylor Clemmons

Funeral services for Kathryn Taylor Clemmons, 71, of Crawfordville, were held Sunday, May 31, 2009, in the Crawfordville Presbyterian Church with Rev. Todd Clifton officiating. Interment was in the Crawfordville Baptist Church Cemetery. More...

Leroy Hunt Jr.

Funeral services for Leroy Hunt Jr., 82, of Washington, were held Thursday, May 28, 2009, at Hopkins Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Rayner officiating. Interment was in the Rehoboth Baptist Church Cemetery at Metasville. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Springfield Baptist Church will have Vacation Bible School June 4-5, 5:00-8:00 p.m. . Samaria Temple COGIC will have Bible study every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. . More...

Bomb scare brings GBI to Tignall

Suspected explosives removed; area now safe

The bomb disposal squad from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was in Wilkes County Wednesday morning after an unrelated search turned up suspected explosive material in a pickup truck in Tignall. More...

Budget cuts force major cutback at Robert Toombs House museum

In an effort to deal with a 39 percent budget cut, Washington's Robert Toombs House State Historic Site will be closed all but one day a month, and a long-time interpretive ranger will lose her job. More...

Receives Rotary's top honor

Washington-Wilkes Tourism Director Ashley Barnett accepts the Washington Rotary Club's Community Service Award from Joey Fievet, club president, for her constant dedication to the promotion and growth of the community. More...

BOE finalizes construction loan, accepts bid for new field house

In a called meeting Monday, the Wilkes County Board of Education officially approved the terms of the $5 million construction loan and accepted a bid to build the Tiger field house at the new school complex. More...

News

Randall receives B.S. degree from Christian Brothers

Mark Andrew Randall of Southaven, Miss., graduated from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tenn., with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in Civil and Environmental Engineering. More...

Learning in Retirement session to offer information on topics

After an active spring, the local chapter of Learning in Retirement (LIR) will take a summer break with plans to resume programs in September. "Attendance has been better than anticipated," according to Joe Harris, president of the group. More...

Where in the world is The News-Reporter ...

... in the nation's capitol

Brent, Mandy, and Jack Durham Marable recently took a trip to Washington, D.C. and captured The News-Reporter on camera at the U.S. Capitol just before their tour at the visitors center. More...

Letters

Wants to see colored lights return for Christmas season

TO THE EDITOR: I am responding to an item in the Office Cat. I am interested in returning the Christmas light canopy to The Square for the Christmas season. More...

You can help state parks

TO THE EDITOR: Georgia is blessed with abundant natural beauty and a rich cultural heritage. More...

'Hospital excellent at what they do,' says thankful widow

TO THE EDITOR: I am writing to tell everyone how lucky we are to have Wills Memorial Hospital. My husband spent many days there. This year alone he was there three months out of five months. More...

Personalities

Jasmine Shelek Huff marries Thomas Jackson III on May 15

Jasmine Shelek Huff of Rayle and Thomas Jackson III of Washington were united in marriage in the presence of family and friends in a double-ring ceremony Friday, May 15, at two o'clock in the afternoon at the Wilkes County Courthouse in Washington More...

Abbie Nicole Berry to wed Bobby Joseph Pruitt Aug. 15

Donald and Kristine Berry of Rayle announce the engagement of their daughter, Abbie Nicole of Athens, to Bobby Joseph Pruitt of Gainesville, son of Michael and Teresa Ross and Bobby and Karen Pruitt, also of Gainesville. More...

Mr. and Mrs. Perry Morgan feted at 40th anniversary celebration

Mr. and Mrs. Perry Morgan were honored at their home on Saturday, May 23, at a surprise 40th wedding anniversary celebration. The couple's children planned and hosted the weekend's festivities. More...