September 10, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Booker Park gets new basketball courts

Workers for Lannae Construction Coompany pour the last trucks of concrete for the new basketball courts at Reese J. Booker Park off Whitehall Street. The City of Washington and the Washington Kiwanis Club are working together to restore the courts. More...

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The Office Cat

'Minute-men' save house

The Farmers Market on the edge of Fort Washington Park behind the Wilkes County Courthouse was a great place to be Saturday morning. As advertised there was a big variety of things to buy and lots of samples. More...

Opinions

Italy's winding roads and loose rules make me want to return for a long drive

People have asked me of all the places I've been, some 30 countries and most states, what place calls me back? Where would I most like to return? I'd have to say Italy, and mostly for the driving. More...

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Book Review

The Prince of Frogtown By RICK BRAGG Rick Bragg, who has written about his family in two popular books, All Over but the Shoutin' and Ava's Man, has now dealt with his father. More...

Obituaries

Frances Carnation Baker

Funeral services for Frances Carnation Baker, 91, of Tignall were held Friday, September 4, 2009, at the Shady Grove Baptist Church, Tignall, with Pastor Ricky Lockhart officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. She died August 30. More...

Hattie Bell Acree

Funeral services for Hattie Bell Acree, 71, were held Wednesday, September 2, 2009, at Jackson Chapel AME Church, Washington, with Rev. Patricia Wilder, presiding; and Rev. Michelle C. Williams, eulogist. More...

Anne Latimer Folks

A memorial service for Anne Latimer Folks of Spanish Fort, Alabama, will be held Saturday, September 12, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the Washington Presbyterian Church with private graveside service beforehand. 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 October 14, 1 p.m., in the hospital library. For more information call 706-678-7511. . More...

Rarely seen homes to be featured in Georgia Trust Ramble Sept. 18

Some rarely-open homes will welcome The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation's annual Fall Ramble next weekend, September 18-19, as more than 200 visitors explore the best examples of Wilkes County's history and architecture. More...

Liberty Street home saved Friday morning by quick, expert Washington fire fighters

Quick work by the Washington Fire Department saved a West Liberty Street home after a grease fire broke out Friday morning. "The fire department did a terrific job saving that house," said the home's owner, Mercer Harris. More...

Cruise-In set for Saturday

The Memory Lane Cruisers will again pack The Square in Washington Saturday from 6-9 p.m. with scores of old cars and trucks for visitors to enjoy. The event is a fund-raiser for local causes. More...

News

Beekeeping explained

Danny Byrd (left) provided a very informative and entertaining program on beekeeping for the Washington Rotary Club at its regular meeting last week. More...

Rare art collection to be exhibited at Hickory Hill Sept. 19

"Southern Naturalists: Audubon in Context" is on its way to Thomas Watson's Hickory Hill home from the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections at the University of South Carolina Libraries. More...

... in the Wolverine State

Adam Rose, age 7, and Chris Rose, age 13, the great-grandsons of Mamie Wilkinson-Huff of Tignall, took their News-Reporter to the last Michigan State Fair. More...

Sports

Mistakes lead to Tigers' downfall against Thomson, 7-28

Going into the season's second game on the heels of a comfortable win over Banks County the week before, the Washington-Wilkes Tigers were full of hope, daring to think they could upset the AAA Thomson Buldogs. More...

SOUTHERN STYLE FOOTBALL

There were thrills aplenty across the Land of Cotton last weekend. Some of Dixie's best teams flexed their muscles while others disappointed the loyal fans and alumni. More...

Region 7-A SCHEDULES and SCORES

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Personalities

Andrea Lynn Rollandini to marry Colby Lamar Self on October 10

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Rollandini of Springfield, Va., announce the engagement of their daughter, Andrea Lynn, of Colorado Springs, Colo., to Colby Lamar Self of Tybee Island, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Self of Elberton. More...

Jennifer Alicia Clemmons, Michael David Smith exchange wedding vows on Saturday, August 8

Jennifer Alicia Clemmons and Michael David Smith of Washington exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful outdoor double-ring ceremony at the Jackson Homeplace in Tignall Saturday, August 8, at five o'clock in the afternoon. Rev. More...

Washington Personal Mention

Angie Hudson of Carey, N.C., visited Thursday through Saturday with Travis and Bettye Armour. lJoe and Dot Harris have returned from a trip to Wisconsin where they visited their son and family, George and Peggy Harris. More...