October 22, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Council votes to turn over four properties to court for condemnation proceedings

The Washington city council has voted to turn over for condemnation four properties to make way for the redevelopment of Rusher Street, using the eminent domain process to purchase the properties through the courts. More...

New Urban Redevelopment Authority sets inaugural meeting for October 29

The first meeting of the City of Washington's new Urban Redevelopment Authority is set for Thursday, October 29, at 10 a.m. in the City Council chambers in City Hall. More...

Turnout is light for Nov. 3 Washington municipal election

Turnout has been surprisingly low for early voting for the November 3 Washington Municipal Election. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Pancake supper is this Friday

An item in last week's report of the Wilkes County Commissioners says "The commissioners agreed to hire Carter Watkins and Associates of Monroe for a proposed architectural design contract for the renovation of the Wilkes County courthouse." More...

Opinions

University studies might fool some parents into thinking that spanking lowers kids' IQ

There have been two or three new university studies out recently that said spanking would lower a child's IQ, and if you're not discerning, you might fall for their combination of bad science and blind bias. More...

Book Review

Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure By MATTHEW ALGEO

In 1953, Harry Truman, quite recently president of the United States, decided to take a road trip from his home in Missouri to Washington, D.C. Matthew Algeo tells the story of this "adventure" in detail. More...

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Obituaries

Miriam Wilbourne Lanter

Funeral services for Miriam Wilbourne Lanter, 87, of Washington, were held Sunday, October 18, 2009, at the chapel of Georgia Memorial Park Funeral Home, Marietta. She died Friday, October 16. Mrs. More...

Gregory Allen Harris

Funeral services for Gregory Allen Harris, 38, of Colbert Grove Church Road, Colbert, were held Thursday, October 15, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Washington, with Rev. Gale Seibert, Rev. Bill Coady, and Rev. More...

Audrey Lemenager Lamie

A funeral Mass celebrating the life of Audrey Lemenager Lamie, 91, of Ashkum, Illinois, was held October 10, 2009, at the Ashkum Catholic Church of the Assumption. Interment was at St. John"s Catholic Cemetery in L'Erable, Ill. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Wilkes County Board of Assessors will hold its monthly meeting at 9 a.m. in Room 202, Wilkes County Courthouse, on Friday, October 23. More...

Recent heavy rain reveals leaks in roof of new W-W school gym

Members of the Wilkes County Board of Education, in their regular October meeting Monday night, were not pleased at Superintendent Dr. Rosemary W. Caddell's report on problems with the new $22 million school complex. More...

Three Rayle men killed in accident in Oglethorpe County early Thurs.

Three Rayle men were killed Thursday morning in a three-vehicle crash between Lexington and Crawford in Oglethorpe County. Johnny Perlotte Jr., 48; his son, Cordaro J. More...

Parents can check student grades on new school information system

The days of middle and high school students hiding their scholastic problems until report cards come out are gone, school officials say, and while parents love it, many students are less thrilled. More...

Budget cuts mean empty library shelves

State funding cutbacks have reduced the money available for new books by 60 percent, Bartram Trail Librarian Lillie Crowe said, as she looks at the selection of new books. More...

MeMe Wylie witnesses tragedy as UConn teammate murdered

Murder may have been the last thing that former Washington- Wilkes Tiger football standout Kelmetrus "MeMe" Wylie expected after he got a football scholarship to the University of Connecticut, but it happened. More...

Woman escapes serious injury in Highway 78 crash

A Hall County woman says an oncoming car forced her off the road on Highway 78 near Rayle last Friday. Her car left the roadway and traveled some 200 feet through fences and heavy underbrush before coming to a stop in the front yard of a home. More...

News

'The Greatest Generation' speaks

1232 -08 ABC PSC Ad 6x 4 2/2 6/Jack R hodes (se co nd from l eft), a Wo rld War II fighter pilot and prisoner of war, told members of the Washington Rotary Club about his experiences after being shot down over Germany in 1945. More...

Tiger Marching Band performs well Sat.; to compete again Nov. 7

The Washington-Wilkes Marching Tiger Band participated in the Collins Hill Eagles Nest Invitational competition Saturday and did well. It was cold and wet, with rain from time to time, but the students pulled through and performed well. More...

Veterans Day to be observed on Square Nov. 11, 11-11:30

Wilkes Ministers United will sponsor a Veterans Day Memorial Service on The Square in downtown Washington Wednesday, November 11, from 11:00 until 11:30 a.m. More...

Letters

Thanks offered for donation of papers

TO THE EDITOR: I would like to thank the wonderful people at The News-Reporter for donating their old papers to the Washington-Wilkes Animal Shelter. I started helping Miss Gloria [Wheatley] a few weeks ago. She has so much to do. More...

Sports

Supreme defensive battle turns against Tigers in overtime

The game was a classic. It lived up to its billling and its tradition. It was everything an arch rivalry ought to be. It was the quintessential "great game" that all sports fans crave. More...

SOUTHERN STYLE FOOTBALL with CLAUDE CLEATS

Urban Meyer's No. 1 Florida Gators survived a terrific scare from the Arkansas Razorbacks last Saturday. A few hours later No. 2 Alabama barely held off a determined upset bid by the Old Ball Coach's Gamecocks. More...

THE DIXIE DOZEN

The top 12 teams in the South this week area: 1. Florida 2. Alabama 3. Georgia Tech 4. Virginia Tech 5. Miami 6. LSU 7. Ole Miss 8. Auburn 9. Arkansas 10. South Carolina 11. Tennessee 12. Georgia More...

Personalities

Ashlyn Reese guest of honor at baby shower on October 18

Ashlyn Winfrey Reese of Evans was feted at a baby shower Sunday afternoon, October 18, at The Rider House on Court Street. More...

Abby Callaway honored at bridal shower Sept. 19

Abby Callaway, bride-elect of Christopher McGarr, was guest of honor at a family bridal shower on Saturday, September 19, at the home of the bride's grandmother, Shirley Noggle, in Crawfordville. More...

New Beginnings

Holden Jesse Blake Mr. and Mrs. Jay Blake of Atlanta announce the birth of their son, Holden Jesse, on Thursday, September 24, at Emory Healthcare Hospital in Atlanta. Holden weighed 7 lbs. 9 ozs. and was 18 ½ inches long. More...