October 8, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Senior center renamed for founding leader; the work Rev. Burns has done is speaking'

The Wilkes County Senior Center was renamed the "Roy L. Burns Sr. Senior Center" in a dedication ceremony Thursday afternoon attended by guests, family and friends, and civic, city, and county leaders. Rev. More...

Driver spins into creek at Oglethorpe County line

A young woman from Augusta lost control of her Honda on Highway 78 just east of the Oglethorpe County line Tuesday morning, spinning and hitting a guardrail before plunging down some 50 feet into Dry Fork Creek. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Toombs House open again

O leta and Marvin (Hoppy) McAvoy on the Greensboro Road had the misfortune of having their hay barn destroyed by fire Monday night of last week. But they also had a very fine experience that day. More...

Opinions

Family history hinges on historic events like hospital fleeing Battle of Chickamauga

The 146th anniversary of the Battle of Chickamauga occurred recently, and it was of special interest to me. More...

Book Review

Alphabet Juice By ROY BLOUNT JR.

A lphabet Juice is not fiction; it does not have a plot. More...

Cartoon

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Obituaries

Janie Hampton

Funeral services for Janie Hampton, 94, of Washington were held Saturday, October 3, 2009, at the Bethlehem Baptist Church on Big Cedar Road, Washington, with Rev. H.T. Butler, Eulogist. Interment was in the church cemetery. She died October 1. More...

Amy Sims

Funeral services for Amy Sims, 89, of Washington were held Saturday, October 3, 2009, at Cherry Grove Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Charles Belton officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

DeLeon Denard

Graveside services for DeLeon Denard, 79, of Orchard St., Washington were held Monday, October 5, 2009, at Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Roy Cates officiating. He died Saturday, October 3, in Wills Memorial Hospital, Washington. More...

Personalities

Hannah Wright guest of honor at surprise baby shower Sept. 12

Hannah Wright was guest of honor at a surprise baby shower at the home of Gail Stewart on Saturday, September 12. Hostesses for the happy occasion were Mrs. Wright's aunt, Angie Williams of Lexington, and cousin, Cody Paul of Carlton. More...

Gussie Hardy McAvoy honored at 95th birthday celebration

Gussie Hardy McAvoy of Washington was honored on the occasion of her 95th birthday at a family celebration at the home of Gayle and Willie Roberson on the Lincolnton Road. More...

Britany Christina Crews marries Daniel Justin Moore September 5

Britany Christina Crews of Crawfordville and Daniel Justin Moore of Tignall exchanged wedding vows Saturday, September 5, at six o'clock in the evening at Raytown Methodist Church in Crawfordville. Terry Casper of Washington officiated. More...

Robert Toombs House historic site opens under local control thanks to agreement

After nearly closing due to state funding shortfalls, the Robert Toombs House Historic Site is now open again, thanks to an agreement made between the state Department of Natural Resources and Washington and Wilkes County leaders. More...

Homecoming Queen crowned

Gracen Ware was crowned Homecoming Queen during halftime festivities of the W-W Tiger football game last Friday. More pictures of the queen and her court may be found on page 12A. More...

Memorial service set for today for Kiwanis leader J. Carlton Norris

Family and friends in Washington and Kiwanians statewide are mourning the loss Sunday night of J. Carlton Norris, the immediate past Governor of the Georgia District of Kiwanis International and a local community leader. More...

News

Early city voting starts Monday

Early voting for the November 3 Washington Municipal Election will begin next Monday, October 12. Wilkes County Probate Judge and Supervisor of Elections Thomas Charping said that qualified voters may vote from 8 a.m. More...

The News-Reporter ...

... in the Big Pineapple

123 2-0 8 ABC PS C Ad 6x 4 2/2 6/Jim and Randee Barr y t o ok th ei r News-Reporter to a luau in Honolulu while they were vacationing recently in Hawaii. This News-Reporter is 4,588 miles from home. More...

Danburg Baptist sets homecoming for Sunday, Oct. 11

Danburg Baptist Church will have homecoming Sunday, October 11. Pastor Ficklen Guin will bring the message during the 11 a.m. worship service. More...

Letters

Thanks for homecoming help

TO THE EDITOR: On behalf of W-WCHS and the W-WCHS Student Council, I would like to say thank you to everyone that helped make the 2009 homecoming parade and the homecoming activities at the game a success. More...

Support of sale is appreciated

TO THE EDITOR: As chairman of the St. Joseph's Church yard sale, I would like to thank The News-Reporter and Susan Pope for the wonderful coverage of our sale. It surely contributed to successful event. More...

Sports

Tiger defense shines against Hancock; W-W wins 28-6

Finally into the Region 7A schedule, the Washington-Wilkes Tigers started off right with a strong 28-6 win over the Hancock Central Bulldogs last Friday night. More...

Lady Tigers now 4-0 in region; playing for championship Wed.

As of the date of this newspaper, the Washington-Wilkes Lady Tiger softball team's seeding in the post-season has already been determined. More...

Middle school Tigers beat Glascock 31-6 at Tiger Stadium

The young Tigers of Washington- Wilkes Middle School added another victory to their 2009 season when they beat Glascock County 31-6 last Wednesday at Tiger Stadium. More...

Worship

Georgia Baptists to celebrate 225 years with special events

The Georgia Baptist Association, a group of more than 50 Baptist Church in Wilkes and surrounding counties, will celebrate its 225th year in existence with an eight-day schedule of special events, October 10-18. More...

Youth Worship set for Sat., Oct. 31 at Third Shiloh, 7 p.m.

Transforming Life Ministries will sponsor its annual "Hallowed Be Thy Name" Youth Worship Service on Saturday, October 31, 7 p.m., at the Third Shiloh Center. More...

Tabor Baptist revival set for October 18-21

Tabor Baptist Church will be having revival services Sunday- Wednesday, October 18-21. Sunday service will begin at 10:30 a.m. with singing from Cross Anchor. The worship service will follow at 11:15 led by Paul C. Reviere, pastor. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Wilkes County Board of Registrars will meet Thursday, October 8, 10 a.m., in Room 323, Wilkes County courthouse. More...