October 29, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Wilkes County and municipalities agree on Service Delivery Strategy document

After months of meetings, leaders from Wilkes County and the county's three municipalities have updated the county's Service Delivery Strategy, which determines how the various services and programs are funded and provided by the county and its mun More...

Next weekend's Fall ArtFest will bring new artists along with old favorites to Square

The list of artists who will be displaying and selling their work at the upcoming Fall ArtFest 2009 on November 7-8 is growing, with both returning favorites and new artists displaying their work. More...

Leadership changes at NASA; fund established

After several years of exemplary and effective leadership, Bill Bennett is stepping down as chairman of the North Alexander School Association (NASA) and its continuing efforts to raise funding for the building's restoration. More...

Thomson Highway accident injures three

Georgia State Patrol Trooper Patrick Brantley takes information from a McDuffie County driver after a threevehicle accident on the Thomson Highway at Upton Mills Monday night. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Set your clocks BACK Saturday night

The Office Cat

D aylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday morning. This is when we have more daylight in the morning and less in the evening. Right now, daylight arrives about 7:30 a.m., although there is a hint of light at 7:00. More...

Opinions

Wilkes County's woods are full of hunters, but many deer are hiding in city backyards

With all the deer hunters in the woods right now, I think I've found what they're looking for - I know where a bunch of the deer went. They're in my yard. More...

Book Review

Banquet at Delmonico's By BARRY WERTH

After the Civil War, having killed 620,000, America was seeking answers about who we were and what we were to become. More...

Cartoon

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Sports

Tigers fall short to Wilkinson, will face speedy Warren Friday

An opening drive that threatened but failed, and an improving but still struggling offense left the Washington Wilkes Tigers short of the win they needed to secure a hosting berth in post-season play. While the Tiger defense held No. More...

SOUTHERN STYLE FOOTBALL with CLAUDE CLEATS

The year was 1916. While a military holocaust was engulfing the continent of Europe, Coach John W. Heisman was putting together the beginnings of a powerful football squad at Georgia Tech. More...

Washington-Wilkes Middle School Basketball Schedule 2009

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Worship

Fall Services to begin Sunday at Presbyterian Church

The Washington Presbyterian Church will hold its annual Fall Services November 1-3 and they will be open to anyone who would like to attend. The theme for this year is hymnology, using the title "The Hymns We Love. More...

Eagles' Wings sets revival services to begin November 4

Eagles' Wings House of Prayer, Crawfordville, will have revival services beginning Wednesday, November 4, and continuing through Sunday, Nov. 8. The church is located in the American Legion building on Hwy. 278 in Crawfordville. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

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

SPECIAL ONLINE NEWS FLASH

Swine Flu vaccine to be available Thursday

Swine flu vaccines, both nasal and injections, will be available at no cost at the Wilkes County Health Department all day Thursday November 5, but there are restrictions on who can get the vaccination. More...

Set clocks back this weekend

Don't forget that overnight this Saturday is the time to change your clocks from daylight saving time back to standard time. Clocks should be set back one hour before Sunday morning. More...

Johnston honored as 'Provider of the Year'

Dr. Lester T. Johnston Jr. accepts the Georgia Association for Primary Health Care's "Provider of the Year" award at last week's GAPHC Annual Conference at the Ritz Carlton Hotel at Lake Oconee. More...

H1N1 flu vaccines will arrive soon, to be given out by strict guidelines

In response to the public's growing concern over the H1N1 flu, the Wilkes County Health Department has tentatively scheduled a clinic for November 5, but supplies of the flu mist have not reached the department, and when they do, there are strict g More...

Road to Recovery patients need volunteers for transportation

Volunteers are needed in Wilkes County to help cancer patients on their road to recovery. "The American Cancer Society has a wonderful program called Road to Recovery in Wilkes County" said Summer Garrison, American Cancer Society Staff Partner. More...

Jackson County driver hurt in rear-end collision

A Jackson County driver was injured Saturday morning when he failed to notice a Jeep Wrangler stopped to make a left turn from Highway 78 near Rayle onto Callaway Road. More...

News

Invites all to visit Morris Museum

Phyllis Giddens (left), Director of External Affairs and Fund-raising for the Morris Museum Of Art presented the program on Augusta museum to the Washington Kiwanis Club last Tuesday. More...

Joey Fievet elected vice president of Compliant Pharmacy Alliance

Local pharmacist Joey Fievet was elected vice president of Compliant Pharmacy Alliance (CPA) while attending the annual National Community Pharmacists Association meeting held last week in New Orleans. More...

School enjoying Red Ribbon Week; band members attend competition

October 26-29 is Red Ribbon Week at W-WMS where teachers talk to their kids about being drug free and everyone was encouraged to dress according to each day's theme. More...

Letters

Judge should give homeowner what he's due

TO THE EDITOR: I read with disgust the situation in which Rev. Norman finds himself concerning his property in the Rusher Street area. More...

Committee thanks many who helped with Rayle Ramble

To the Editor : We would like to take this opportunity to thank you, The News- Reporter, and all the citizens of Rayle, Washington-Wilkes, and surrounding areas for your support of the Rayle Ramble Fall Festival. More...

Children's Theatre production helps to keep art in education

TO THE EDITOR: Once again, the WLTCo's Children's Theatre enthralled our students (PreK-5th grade) with their annual production! This year's play was a rendition of the traditional story of Alladdin. More...

Obituaries

Joe Lewis Rucker

Funeral services for Joe Lewis Rucker, 62, of Washington were held Friday, October 23, 2009, at the Mulberry Baptist Church, Sandtown Road, Washington, with Rev. Robert Crawford and Rev. Andy Thornton officiating. Rev. Albert Rucker Jr. presided. More...

Johnnie Perlotte Jr.

Funeral services for Johnnie Perlotte Jr., 48, of Rayle, were held Saturday, October 24, 2009, at The Pope Center in Washington with Pastor A.J. Richardson officiating. Interment was in the Clifford Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Rayle. More...

Montine Edwards

A memorial service for Montine Edwards, 82, were held Thursday, October 22, 2009, at Beulah Baptist Church with Rev. Tim Edwards and Rev. Reese LeRoy officiating. She died Monday, October 19, in the University Hospital, Augusta. More...

Personalities

Angela Davis guest of honor at bridal shower and brunch

Angela Davis was honored at a miscellaneous shower and brunch on Saturday, October 10, at the home of Debbie Burton in Tignall. Hostesses for the occasion were Cassie Burton, Mindi Burton, Sherrye Denard and Brittany Gebing. Mrs. More...

Henry Townsend celebrates fourth birthday Oct. 23

Henry Townsend, son of Chris and Tara Townsend, was four years old on Friday, October 23. He celebrated the following morning at a Hot Wheels party in the Mary Callaway Burton Fellowship Hall of the First Baptist Church. More...

New Beginnings

Gage Shelton Wright

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wright of Rayle announce the birth of their son, Gage Shelton, on Thursday, October 22, at St. Mary's Hospital in Athens. Gage weighed 8 lbs. 9 ozs and was 20 ½ inches long. More...