August 27, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Power outage set for downtown Sunday morning from 6:30 to 9:30

There will be a three-hour power outage Sunday morning in downtown Washington, the City of Washington announced. More...

Fall is packed with family events from Rayle Ramble to Tignall Fest

This autumn in Washington-Wilkes will have more fun family events than ever, Tourism Director Ashley Barnett said. "There's something for everybody, for local people and visitors alike." The first fall event upcoming is an old favorite. More...

Qualifying starts Monday morning for November city council election

Qualifying for the City of Washington General Municipal Election on November 3 will begin this coming Monday, August 31. More...

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Sylvia's going to be on the radio - and tv

A part of the City of Washington will be without electrical power for about three hours Sunday morning, August 30, so that city workers can do some needed chores to the system. Time set is for 6:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. More...

Opinions

Hike in minimum wage reveals big difference in hard workers, slackers

The increase in the minimum wage has seen at least one unintended effect on folks who are paid $7.25 an hour - s ome o them are getting fired. But thadoesn'taffect workers who know the secret. More...

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Book Review

Healthy and Fit After Fifty

Youth isn't just for the young any more. As life expectancy increases with medical and scientific advances, people are re-evaluating what it means to grow old. More...

Obituaries

Lena Mabel Chafin West

Graveside services for Lena Mabel Chafin West, 97, of Stoney Ridge Road, Washington, were held Sunday, August 23, 2009, at Phillips Mill Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Robert Rayner officiating. More...

Lexie Mae Hargrove

Graveside family services for Lexie Mae Hargrove, 92, of Washington were held Tuesday, August 25, 2009, at Green Fork Baptist Cemetery in Perkins, Ga. She died Saturday, August 22, at the Heritage Health Care in Washington. Mrs. More...

Roy Lee Burns

Funeral services for CW2 (Ret.) Roy Lee Burns, 75, of Washington will be held Thursday, August 27, 2009, at the Mt. Nebo Baptist Church. He died Thursday, August 23. Mr. Burns was a native of Wilkes County and the son of the late Robert L. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The bereavement support group sponsored by Wills Memorial Hos pita l, wi th Re Kohlhagen as facilitator, will meet September 9, 1 p.m., in the hospital library. For more information call 706-678-7511. . More...

Rental of school facilities considered in Wilkes Board of Education workshop

The Wilkes County Board of Education held a workshop Monday night to discuss the rental and use of school facilities, partly in response to local groups already requesting to use the new school for events. More...

Getting ready for the Fall Cruise-In

On Saturday, September 12, crowds of admirers will again swarm around scores of beautiful machines from 6-9 p.m. at the Fall Cruise-In on The Square. More...

W-WCHS parents can now check kids' grades and attendance online

Parents of students at Washington Wilkes Comprehensive High School don't have to wait until report cards arrive to check their children's grades and attendance - they can check them on the internet. More...

BRAG riders choose Washington as their favorite stop of 2009 ride

Participants in June's Bike Ride Across Georgia (BRAG) have voted Washington and Wilkes County their favorite stop of the 2009 ride. More...

Music video shot at Washington Presbyterian

Melanie Hart, Canadian Christian singer and songwriter, sings the last line of her song, "Good Jesus," as Nashville Grammy-nominated music producer and film director Dave Moody and crew shoot video Friday evening at the Washington Presbyterian Church More...

News

Coming concerts announced

"Skeet" Willingham Jr. (right) told members of the Washington Rotary Club about the W-W Historical Foundation's upcoming concert series which will feature several internationally renowned musicians on four occasions during the next 12 months. More...

Blood drive today at 1st Methodist fellowship hall, 2-7

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

... on the shores of Lake Michigan

Washington attorney Michael Horgan took his News-Reporter to the annual Irish Fest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, at the Summerfest grounds on Lake Michigan. He was visiting family for that and for the last weekend of the Wisconsin State Fair. More...

Sports

Echols places fifth in Teens on the Green qualifyer in Conyers

Graham Echols placed fifth in the Tenth Annual Teens on the Green World Championship Qualifier held at Cherokee Run Golf Club in Conyers on July 31. More...

Fall hunting will begin September 5 with opening of dove season in Ga.

Hunters statewide can celebrate the beginning of dove season at noon Saturday, September 5. More...

Top sports fans will know the answers to this quiz

1. Who was the last player to lead the American League in hits, runs and total bases for a season? 2. For each of three seasons (1991-93), Atlanta Braves pitcher Tom Glavine shared the National League lead for victories with another pitcher. More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Savannah Grace Laager Jennifer McCarty of Washington and Chris Laager of Lincolnton announce the birth of their daughter, Savannah Grace Laager, on Tuesday, August 18, at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. Savannah weighed 5 lbs. 11 ozs. More...

Summer Garrison will present program at next Tea and Learn

The Wills Memorial Hospital Tea and Learn will feature guest speaker Summer Garrison of Augusta at its program Tuesday, September 8, at 2:30 p.m. in the hospital café. More...

Edward and Cynthia Bolton celebrate 25th anniversary

Edward and Cynthia Bolton Moore of Rayle celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Saturday, August 22, with a renewing of their wedding vows at the home of their uncle, Pastor Frank Moore, on the Philomath Road in Rayle. More...