July 2, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Washington Mayor Willie Burns elected to GMA Bd. of Directors

Washington Mayor Willie Burns was elected to the Board of Directors for the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) during the association's annual meeting in Savannah June 23. Burns also serves as chairman of GMA's Public Safety Policy Committee. More...

Chamber members hear of stimulus help for businesses

Carrie Lokey, from the One-Stop Workforce Investment Center in Thomson, speaks to members of the Washington Wilkes Chamber of Commerce on the new Work Experience Program Tuesday evening at the Wilkes County courthouse. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Fireworks show is Friday, not Saturday

Saturday is the Fourth of July and I am reminded of a song made popular in the 1940s by Woody Guthrie. More...

Opinions

Intolerance of Southern accents seems to be the last acceptable prejudice for some folks

It's amazing how blind some people are to their own inborn prejudices, but I got a chance to open one or two women's eyes last Fourth of July. More...

Book Review

It has never seemed fair that, though Columbus was first, and other explorers went farther, it was Amerigo Vespucci who gave his name to the Americas. More...

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Obituaries

Mary Frances Drinkard Barnett

Graveside services for Mary Frances Drinkard Barnett, 95, of Spring Street, Washington, were held Friday, June 26, 2009, in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington, with Rev. Klay Aspinwall officiating. More...

Flora M. Eades

Funeral services for Flora M. Eades, 80, of Washington, were held Tuesday, June 9, 2009, at the Heard's Chapel Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. John Paul Hull, pastor, and Rev. G.L. Avery officiating. More...

Lizzie Dill White

Funeral services for Lizzie Dill White, 82, of Washington, will be held Thursday, July 2, 2009, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Charles Belton officiating. The interment will be in City West Cemetery. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The libraries in the Bartram Trail Regional Library system will be closed July 3, 4, and 5, and will reopen on Monday, July 6, at 8:30 a.m. More...

Deandre Stewart charged in accidental shooting of teammate during Athens basketball tourney

Deandre Stewart has been charged with felony possession of a weapon on school property in connection with the June 5 accidental shooting of Teverrius Jones at Cedar Shoals High School during a basketball camp tournament. More...

Registration beginning soon for third annual Miss Wilkes Pageant set for September 26

Registration forms will be available soon for the third Annual Miss Wilkes County Pageant, set for September 26 at the Pope Center. Now in its third year, pageant contestants from 12 months to six years of age will be competing at 11 a.m. More...

W-W Chamber's Small Business Breakfasts to help local small businesses grow, thrive

The Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce is holding the first in a series of breakfasts next Thursday to help Wilkes County businesses grow and thrive. More...

Two city councilmen announce their runs for November election

Two incumbent Washington city councilmen have already announced their candidacy for re-election in November. District 2 Councilman Pamela L.G. Eaton and District 1 Councilman Rev. G.L. More...

News

Hospital regeneration outlined

1232- 08 ABC PSC Ad 6x4 2/2 6/Wills Memori al Hosp ital Adm inistr ator Marvin Goldman (left) told members of the Washington Kiwanis Club about the hospital's planned "Regeneration Project" at their regular Tuesday lunch meeting on June 23. More...

Storyteller slated to entertain July 7 at library, 10 a.m.

Storyteller Jeanette Waddell will be entertaining at the Mary Willis Library on Tuesday, July 7, at 10 a.m. The library will also be continuing its Friday events with story time at 10 a.m. and the afternoon movie at 2 p.m. More...

Police, W-WPRD to sponsor bike rodeo for children 7-13

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department and the Washington Police Department will sponsor a bike rodeo July 7 on the track adjacent to the recreation center. More...

Letters

Team grateful for support, needs even more

TO THE EDITOR: I would once again like to thank the citizens of Washington and Wilkes County for their continued support of our youth. More...

Sports

Amos Martin Invitational set for July 4-5 at Country Club

The 82nd playing of the Amos Martin Invitational golf tournament is set for this weekend, July 4-5 at the Washington-Wilkes Country Club. More...

More than half a century of champions

Tournament winners and scores for the past 53 years, as compiled from The News-Reporter files, are: (Changed to 36 holes) (Scheduled 36, rain shortened) (27 holes, More...

Lady Tigers softball summer season will resume this month

The W-W Lady Tigers softball team suffered a 1-10 disappointment against Thomson last week but will have its chance at revenge when the summer season starts up again later this month. More...

Personalities

Lydia Brooke Lamar and Bruce Albert Strother exchange wedding vows on Saturday, June 6

Lydia Brooke Lamar of Washington and Bruce Albert Strother of Thomson exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful double-ring ceremony Saturday, June 6, at six o'clock in the evening at Union Baptist Church in Thomson. Rev. C. E. More...

Katherine Alicia McKellar marries James Deo Stewart

Katherine Alicia McKellar of Augusta and James Deo Stewart of North Augusta, S.C., were united in marriage on Saturday, June 13, at six o'clock in the evening at the Fitzpatrick Hotel Courtyard. More...

New Beginnings

Jacob Daniel Durham Mr. and Mrs. Chad Durham of Washington announce the birth of their son, Jacob Daniel, on Thursday, June 18, at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. Jake, as he will be called, weighed 6 lbs. 15 ozs. and was 19 inches long. More...