September 3, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Public hearing set to consider grant to bring factory jobs here

A public hearing has been set to inform citizens of a potential economic development grant that could bring a number of industrial jobs to Washington. More...

Despite high number of school absentees, no H1N1 flu cases confirmed yet in Wilkes

Although no cases of H1N1 flu have been confirmed in Wilkes County, a variety of flu-like illnesses may have made as many as 10 percent of the students in Wilkes County schools sick last week, said the Wilkes County Health Department. More...

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The Office Cat

No 'www' when checking grades

Some residents in East Washington and outlying areas were awakened at 6 a.m. Sunday by a siren that resembled the siren used for a tornado warning. I got a call at 6:05 a.m. from Logan Woods asking if I had heard it and if I knew what it was. More...

Opinions

Decades of using a computer's mouse may have rewired my left-handed brain

I had to deal with a computer virus at home this weekend, and as I watched my security software find the demon and cast it out, I thought back over my years of using a computer at work and realized something. More...

Book Review

Old Filth By JANE GARDAM

Let's deal with the title first. This isn't pornography or waste management. "Old Filth" is the nickname bestowed on Sir Edward Feathers, a prominent member of the bar, because he is said to have invented the phrase "Failed In London. More...

Sunday was a day of rejoicing and a day of mourning

Last Sunday was a day of rejoicing, also a day of mourning. There was a christening in the morning and a gathering in the afternoon to say goodbye to an intimate friend. Sunrise for a life just beginning, sundown for another. More...

Obituaries

Irene Holtcamp Swann

Graveside services for Irene Holtcamp Swann, 86, of Watkinsville were held Sunday, August 30, 2009, at Resthaven Cemetery, Washington, with Rev. Donnie Berry officiating. She died Thursday, August 27, at St. Mary's Hospital, Athens. More...

Betty M. Casper

Funeral services for Betty M. Casper, 83, of Poway, California, were held August 28, 2009, at El Camino Memorial Park Chapel in San Diego, California. She died August 18. Mrs. More...

Dora Bell Wright

Funeral services for Dora Bell Wright, 77, of Campobello were held August 27, 2009, in the Chapel of Eggers Funeral Home, Boiling Springs, S.C. She died Monday, August 24. Interment was in Boiling Springs Memorial Gardens. Mrs. 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...

Children's Playhouse opens next week

The Wizard (Billy Creel) casts a spell over sleeping Aladdin (Scott Lewis) in rehearsals for the Washington Little Theater's The Children's Playhouse upcoming performances. More...

Fall ArtFest issues call for artists Nov. 7-8

The Washington-Wilkes Arts Foundation has issued a call for artists to exhibit their works at this year's Fall ArtFest set for November 7 and 8, bringing both new and returning favorite artists for the crowds of art lovers to meet. More...

Rusher Street showing sure signs of redevelopment work

Rusher Street is showing definite signs that the multi-year Southwest Washington Redevelopment Plan is moving forward, as the City of Washington has bought a highly visible corner lot at the intersection of Hospital Drive. More...

News

Springfield Baptist Bible Bowl team receives championship

A record number of Sunday School students participated in the most recent Bible Bowl competition which was conducted at Hilliard Station Baptist Church during the August 28-30 quarterly Wilkes County Sunday School Union. More...

GDOL reports CSRA unemployment rate rises to 11.1% in July

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) has reported that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) rose to 11.1 percent in July, up four-tenths of one percentage point from a revised 10.7 percent in June More...

... at a French hunting lodge?

Anna Stover took her News-Reporter to the Chambord Chateau in the Loire Valley near Blois, France. Chambord was used as a hunting lodge for Francis I and other kings of France. "Do you think they'd let my dad (Jerry Stover) hunt here?" Anna asks. More...

Letters

Community support makes volunteer work gratifying experience TO THE EDITOR:

We would like to thank Sparky and Mary Newsome for the outstanding publicity and posters which resulted in the huge success of the Learning in Retirement Open House last Tuesday. More...

Sports

Tigers beat Banks, must be mistake-free in Thomson

If there were any questions about how the Washington-Wilkes Tigers were going to perform under the direction of a new head coach and staff for the first time, some answers were provided last Friday night. More...

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SOUTHERN FRIED FOOTBALL

Welcome to the 2009 College Football season, fans! Toe meets leather tonight! Who are the darlings of Dixie as we eagerly anticipate the year's first action? For what it's worth, here is Old Claude's pre-season Dixie Dozen. 1. More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Jamya Aaliyah Gartrell Johnny and Patricia Gartrell of Washington announce the birth of their daughter, Jamya Aaliyah, on Wednesday, August 12, at Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens. Jamya weighed 6 lbs. 1 oz. More...

Hunter Locklair celebrates sixth birthday Aug. 22

Hunter Locklair, son of Joey and Margaret Anne Locklair, was six years old on Saturday, August 22, and was treated to several festivities. More...

Washington Personal Mention

Roy Norman of Atlanta visited during the weekend with his mother, Dottie Norman, and attended the memorial service for J.C. Boutwell in Lincolnton on Saturday.. lJohn and Kathy Overstreet have returned from a two-week trip to Michigan. More...