August 20, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Wills Memorial Hospital lab is awarded bi-annual creditation

The Wills Memorial Hospital laboratory has been awarded accreditation by the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of a recent bi-annual inspection. More...

Hart concert Sat. on The Square

A Washington musical favorite will return for a concert on The Square Saturday night and to make a music video Monday and Tuesday. More...

One injured in Lincolnton Road wreck

Georgia State Patrol Trooper Brent Marxsen and Wilkes 911 Director Jerry Hackney examine the wadded-up Ford Focus in which a Washington woman, Elizabeth Reid, was injured. More...

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The Office Cat

News-Reporter better than the Army

Our "Where in the World is The News-Reporter" feature has become quite popular and we have all kinds of people sending us photographs from all over the world. More...

Opinions

Being a teen during the summer of 1969 prepared Boomers for rough times now

Forty years after the wild summer of '69 seems, to folks my age, a good time to look back and consider what we've been through, what it taught us, and why we'll get through these rough times, too. More...

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Book Review

The City of Falling Angels By JOHN BERENDT

John Berendt is perhaps known to us because of his first book, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Like that book about Savannah and its characters, this new book is about a city. More...

Obituaries

Kevin Lee Shelton

Funeral services for Kevin Lee Shelton, 30, of Philomath Road, Rayle, were held Wednesday, August 19, 2009, at Rehoboth Baptist Church, Metasville, with Rev. Charles Russell Harper officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Roy Neal Johnson

Funeral services for Roy Neal Johnson, 89, of Atlanta Highway, Norwood, were held Sunday, August 16, 2009, at the Norwood Baptist Church with Rev. John Jenkins and Rev. Daniel Adkins officiating. Interment was in Scruggs Cemetery. More...

Derryl T. Brown

A private memorial service for Derryl T. Brown, 52, was held Monday, August 17, 2009, in Atlanta. He died Tuesday, August 11, at Southern Regional Medical Center in Riverdale. Mr. Brown was a native of Fulton County and the son of Miriam G. 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...

Wilkes Board of Education revises rules on searching bags for off-campus trips

The Wilkes County Board of Education, in its regular August meeting, passed a tentative procedure for searches of student bags on off-campus trips, discussed the increased number of bus riders, and discussed renting the new school's facilities to c More...

Commissioners take only 14 minutes but still get all county business done

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners updated the language in the county's timber tax ordinance, made a few appointments, and heard reports and comments from various departments and individuals last Thursday in one of the shortest regular meetin More...

Kevin Shelton killed in tragic ATV crash Saturday afternoon

A 30-year-old Rayle man was killed in an ATV crash on private property Saturday afternoon, according to the Georgia State Patrol. More...

Washington's F&M Bank opens new branch in Columbia County

At a time when the economic downturn is forcing many businesses to shrink, a local Washington/ Lincolnton bank is strong enough to expand beyond the rural areas that have been its home for 60 years. More...

News

Sheriff describes duties of office

Wilkes County Sheriff Mark Moore (right) spoke to members of the Washington Rotary Club at their regular meeting on Thursday, August 13, and told them about the specific duties and responsibilities of the Sheriff's Office. More...

Quarterly blood drive slated for Aug. 27 at First Methodist

The quarterly Washington-Wilkes Blood Drive sponsored by the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and Shepeard Community Blood Center will be held on Thursday August 27, in the fellowship hall of the First United Methodist Church. Hours are 2-7 p.m. More...

Calvin documentary to be shown Aug. 27 at Mary Willis Library

The Washington Presbyterian Church has received a new film documentary on "John Calvin -- His Life and Legacy." The church will sponsor the showing of the 60-minute documentary on Thursday, August 27, at the Mary Willis Library at 6:30 p.m. More...

Letters

Community involvement critical to PRC

TO THE EDITOR: On July 31, Wilkes Pre-Release Center held its fifth Family Day. Family Day is a time of fun, food, and fellowship for the children, spouses and parents of inmates. More...

Sports

Off to the races

Coach Don Keiser knows it's a touchdown as junior running back Robert McGill takes off around the left end during last Friday's open scrimmage at Tiger Stadium. More...

W-WPRD football to field three divisions; games to be played Thursdays, Mondays

Registration for youth football is coming to an end at the Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department (W-WPRD) on Lexington Avenue, Washington. The last day to sign up was August 18. The W-WPRD is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. More...

Fall baseball league a possibility for '09 if enough interest

For young athletes whose Little League seasons were just too short, and for those who are already missing baseball, there is a good possibility that fall baseball for players 8-11 years old will be organized for this year. More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Jackson Nicholas Poole Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Poole of Simpsonville, S.C., announce the birth of their son, Jackson Nicholas, on Tuesday, July 28, at St. Francis Women's Hospital in Greenville, S.C. Jackson weighed 9 lbs. 1 oz. and was 20 inches long. More...

Molly Brooke Dawson guest of honor at first birthday party

Molly Brooke Dawson, daughter of Myles and Brooke Dawson of Tignall, was one year old on Friday, July 24. Molly celebrated with family and friends on Saturday, July 25, with a cupcake theme party at the Tignall Baptist Church Family Life Center. More...

Vannie Spratlin-T.E.L. classes gather for luncheon August 14

The home of Betty Reese on South Jefferson was the scene of a Sunday school luncheon and fellowship for the members of the Vannie Spratlin- T.E.L. Sunday School classes Friday, August 14. Gail Craddock and Mrs. More...