June 11, 2009 RSS feed / News

Kiwanis scholarships awarded

Sheena Kopecky (center) and Graham Wolfe (right) were awarded the annual Kiwanis Club of Washington scholarships by club president Sherry Hudson at a recent meeting of the club. More...

Library activities offer laughs, magic and fun next week

Tommy Johns, Claudia the Hippo, and their band of puppets, including the notorious Roosevelt Rat will be blazing a trail of fun and creativity to the Mary Willis Library on Tuesday, June 16, at 10 a.m. The performance will be "The Reading Round UP. More...

Museum gets $5,000 grant from Watson-Brown

Last week, the Watson-Brown Foundation's Thomson Chapter of the Junior Board awarded $5,000 to the Washington Historical Museum for the purchase of new exhibition cases. More...

Women's workshop slated at Pole Branch will be held June 27

Pole Branch Baptist Church at 542 North Hulin Avenue, Tignall, will have a women's workshop June 27 at 10 a.m. More...

Gospel singing will benefit stroke victim Friday, 7 p.m.

A gospel singing to benefit Winford Floyd who has had a stroke will be held at the ABC Auction Barn, Crawfordville, Friday night, June 12, at 7 p.m. A free will offering will be taken with all the money going to help Mr. More...

B&B chef speaks to Kiwanians

Aaron Rothman, chef at the Holly Court Inn (center), was the guest speaker for the Kiwanis Club of Washington's regular Tuesday lunch meeting. More...

W-W Chamber of Commerce celebrates 31 new members

The Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce will hold a Chamber After-Hours at Wisteria Hall next Thursday June 18, celebrating this spring's successful membership drive that brought 31 new members to the Chamber. More...

Students, mentors celebrate their success at sponsored trip to Elijah Clark State Park

On Sunday, June 7, Dr. and Mrs. Oliver Myers sponsored an end-ofthe school-year celebration for the middle school graduation coach students. Dr. and Mrs. More...

Saturday's Washington Art Stroll to bring fun, varied arts and artists to downtown

The inaugural Washington Art Stroll Saturday will offer fun, different art forms, and artists demonstrating their unique crafts at each stop along the all-day stroll through downtown Washington. More...

Man survives Metasville Road crash

Washington Rescue personnel and Wilkes EMS and deputies help extricate Dale Wynn, 51, of Wilkes County from his wrecked car after he flipped the car avoiding a deer Monday night. More...

RAYLE NEWS

Sardis Baptist Church enjoyed a great service Sunday morning. The congregational singing was led by Joyce Fry with Pam Hall at the piano. Rev. More...

Tig nall News

There was a little too much excitement on our street last Wednesday with a bomb scare. The most exciting thing that ever happens on Church Street is black cats crossing our path (plenty of those). More...

Describes ministries at Pre-Release Center

Becky Hooton (right), Volunteer of the Year at the Wilkes Pre-Release Center, told members of the Washington Rotary Club about the Christian ministry programs held at the Center and in particular the 12-week "Experiencing God" program she leads. More...

Canning class set for beginners but availability limited

The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension will have a class on "Beginning Canning" on June 30 and July 7. The class is for anyone who would like to learn to preserve food at home. More...

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

... on the Great White Way!

Jerry Denard and Debbie Bennett took their granddaughters, Brandy Ray and Jessica Bennett, to New York City on a shopping/play trip. They are pictured above about to enter the theater see "Momma Mia. More...

Pet of the week

This handsome boxer/lab mix male dog is a brindle color. He is friendly and well-behaved. He is neutered and vaccinated and ready for a good home. Visit the Washington-Wilkes Animal Shelter at 358 Brown Drive. Hours are 3:30-5:30 p.m. More...

State Patrol Post issues report on traffic crashes and citations

State Troopers from the Washington Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated 14 traffic crashes during the month of May in Wilkes County. Sergeant First Class Andrews said the traffic crashes resulted in 11 injuries. More...

Wilkes Sunday School Union meets at Mulberry Baptist

The Wilkes County Sunday School Union convened with Mulberry Baptist Church where Rev. Robert Crawford served as host pastor and Fred Willis served as host superintendent. The session was opened by the vice-president, Johnny Bankston. More...

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Becky Hooton (right) was named Volunteer of the Year at the Wilkes Pre-Release Center's fifth annual awards ceremony. Superintendent Ricky Cobb presented the award. More...

Homeownership keys workshop to be held on Saturday, June 27

The next Keys to Homeownership free educational workshop will be held Saturday, June 27, from 1-5 p.m. at the Mary Willis Library in Washington. More...

Young Farmers Tractor Pull set Saturday at Aonia pull facility

The Wilkes County Young Farmers will hold their next Young Farmers Truck and Tractor Pull at their facility off Highway 78 at Big Cedar Road this Saturday, June 13. Complete information is available at TheWTTP.com, said organizer Eric Holton. More...

in the world is The News-Reporter ...

... in the City that Never Sleeps

Tena's Jewelry and Gifts employees Ricky Mercier, Krystal Wheatley, Gretchen Robb, and Donna Chafin recently too a trip to Las Vegas, Nevada. They are show above with the lights of "the strip behind them - and their News-Reporter in front. More...

Lundberg News

We were so thankful for the rain over the weekend. James' garden was beginning to dry up, but it is looking pretty good now. The deer have discovered it and ate some of the pea vines, so he had to hook up the electric fence. More...

Bowen preaches at Beaverdam for revival services

Beaverdam Baptist Church had a wonderful revival last week. Rev. James Bowen, pastor of the Siloam Baptist Church in Siloam, brought some powerful messages as guest speaker. More...