August 6, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Augusta teens caught with marijuana after traffic stop for homemade license

Three Augusta teens were arrested last Wednesday night after Washington police stopped their car for having a homemade tag and then found over four ounces of marijuana hidden inside. More...

Resident bishop's visit will highlight century of worship at historic church

Washington's First United Methodist Church will celebrate 100 years of worship in its Spring Street home with a rare visit from the denomination's resident bishop on Sunday. "We are a historic church and have many firsts," said Rev. More...

Wilkes schools gain four new teachers

Four new teachers are joining the faculties of Washington-Wilkes schools for the 2009-2010 school year, including (l-r) Melanie Stokes,art teacher; Ansley Johnson, W-W Middle School science teacher; Brandon Cain, W-W Middle School math teacher; and L More...

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The Office Cat

School starts tomorrow

It's no secret! School starts for Wilkes County students Friday, August 7. More...

Opinions

The law of averages will come to haunt you if you drive while sending text messages

In California, a woman was recently sentenced to six years in prison for crashing her car into a line of stopped vehicles while she was text messaging. The crash incinerated another woman alive in her car. More...

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Book Review

The World of Christpopher Marlowe By DAVID RIGGS

Christopher Marlowe was born on the threshold of modern theater, before the words playwright and dramatist had entered the English language. More...

Obituaries

Mildred Nunn McAvoy

Funeral services for Mildred Nunn McAvoy, 89, of Washington, were held Monday, August 3, 2009, in the Phillips Mill Baptist Church, Wilkes County, with Rev. John King and Rev. Jamie Callaway officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Amelia Jones Wright

Funeral services for Amelia Jones Wright, 85, of Washington were held Saturday, August 1, 2009, at Springfield Baptist Church with Rev. G.L. Avery officiating. The interment was in City West Cemetery. More...

Robert J. Hudson

A memorial service for Robert J. Hudson, 75, of Marietta, was held Saturday, July 25, 2009, at the First Presbyterian Church Sanctuary in Marietta with Rev. Dr. Sam Henderson officiating. Burial was a private service. He died Tuesday, July 21. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Due to unexpected circumstances the Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department has moved its final sign-up day for youth football from August 25 to Tuesday, August 18. More...

New school year starts Friday; first time at new complex

Some 1,710 students will begin the 2009-2010 school year at four Wilkes County schools Friday, with middle and high school students coming to a new, state-of-the-art school complex, and all students attending schools that have met the state's incre More...

School property declared surplus, will be advertised for sale or lease

In a called meeting Monday night, the Wilkes County Board of Education declared the old school property on Gordon Street to be surplus and voted to advertise the property for sale or lease. More...

Georgia Trust's Fall Ramble plans return to tour Washington-Wilkes

The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation has announced that its members and friends will return to Washington September 18-19 to explore local history and architecture during the Trust's annual Fall Ramble. More...

Sheriff Gary Rogers passes away after extended illness

Retired Wilkes County Sheriff Gary A. Rogers, 57, passed away at his home Friday, July 31, after an extended battle with diabetes. More...

Stimulus forum set for Saturday

A community forum to give specific information on how the federal stimulus money is affecting Wilkes County is set for this Saturday, August 8, at The Pope Center in Washington. More...

News

Talks about illegal immigration

Gary Norman (right) provided an interesting and enlightening program on the nation's increasing problem with illegal immigrants to the Washington Rotary Club at its regular Thursday lunch meeting. More...

Where in the world is The News-Reporter

... at the country's oldest toy store

Alexis Giogia, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Bruce Giogia, and her News- Reporter were welcomed to the famous FAO Schwartz Toy Store in New York City by agenuine toy soldier. Alexis and her family spent 10 days in the "Big Apple. More...

Financial Peace classes slated to begin at FUMC August 9

The First United Methodist Church at 102 West Liberty Street, Washington, will be host to a 13-week program on financial planning for the future provided by Financial Peace University (FPU). The classes will begin Sunday, August 9, at 4 p.m. More...

Sports

Overall, individual champions named in Tigers' 2009 Iron Man competition

During two days of "friendly" competition last week, a number of Tigers showed their prowess in an "Iron Man" contest which tested their strength, skill, and abilities in several disciplines of weight-lifting and agility. More...

Washington-Wilkes Lady Tigers 2009 Varsity Softball Schedule

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Reserve seats still available for Tiger '09 football games

If you're worried that you missed the opportunity to claim your reserved seat season ticket for Washington Wilkes Tiger footbal games, then rest easy because Head Coach Lee Hutto has announced that they are still available. More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Peyton Elizabeth Bohler Adam and Elizabeth Bohler of Tignall announce the birth of their daughter, Peyton Elizabeth, on Wednesday, July 8, at Athens Regional Hospital in Athens. Peyton weighed 5 lbs. 15 ozs. and was 18 ¾ inches long. More...

Audra Chapman guest of honor at kitchen, linen shower Aug. 2

Audra Chapman, bride-elect of Justin Armour, was guest of honor at an outdoor kitchen and linen shower Sunday afternoon, August 2, at the home of Carol Souther on the Thomson Road. Hostesses for the occasion with Mrs. More...

Rebecca Blackmon Hooton weds Evan Jerome Stover Jr. on July 25

Rebecca Blackmon Hooton and Evan Jerome Stover Jr. More...