November 5, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Voters reject incumbents in District 1

Voters in Washington's District 1 have sent two incumbent city councilmen packing and, by a large margin, have chosen Marion Tutt Jr. and Kimberly Rainey as their new city councilmen. More...

Tiger girls claim region championship

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger Girls Cross Country team won the region championship at competition held in Taliaferro County last week. More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Autographs available at Tignall Festival

A movie has been made of author Ann Rule's book, Too Late to Say Goodbye, which is about Washington-Wilkes' Dolly Hearn. More...

Opinions

Don't take shopping money out of town because all our jobs may soon follow it

It's November now, and the Christmas season is near upon us. In our community, as it is all across America, thi s recession we're in means most folks are not going to be spending near as much this year. More...

Book Review

Chasing Icarus By GAVIN MORTIMER

In 1910 the age of aviation was just beginning. There was still a question about which form of flight would win. Dirigibles, balloons, and airplanes were popular with different groups. More...

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Obituaries

Mary Lou Bell Hall

Funeral services for Mary Lou "Nan" Bell Hall, 95, of Washington were held Saturday, October 31, 2009, at Brinkley Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. W.R. Ferrell officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Myrtis Bonner Seymour

Graveside services for Myrtis Bonner Seymour, 74, of Washington were held Friday, October 30, 2009, in the Mallorysville Baptist Church Cemetery, Tignall, with Rev. Donnie Berry officiating. More...

Willie Joe Fanning

Funeral services for Willie Joe Fanning, 64, of Washington were held Tuesday, November 3, 2009, at Twin Oak Baptist Church with Rev. Charlie Maddox officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery with military honors. More...

Personalities

Wendi Chafin Harper marries Brandon Keith Wolfe October 3

Wendi Chafin Harper of Tignall and Brandon Keith Wolfe of Philomath exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful double-ring ceremony Saturday, October 3, at two o'clock in the afternoon at Tignall Baptist Church in Tignall. Rev. More...

George Garrard celebrates 96th birthday on October 28

George Garrard celebrated his 96th birthday on Wednesday, October 28, at Washington Manor where he resides. Others present with Mr. More...

Katie Anderson, Chris Wilson united in marriage October 4

Katie Anderson and Chris Wilson, both of Statesboro, were united in marriage in a beautiful outdoor ceremony on Sunday, October 4, at one o'clock in the afternoon at Epworth by the Sea on St. Simons Island. Rev. More...

ArtFest designed especially for kids

This weekend's Fall ArtFest 2009 will fill The Square with art and artists displaying and selling their work, all designed to promote the arts in Wilkes County, especially for the children, said organizer Debbie Wells of the Washington-Wilkes Arts More...

flu vaccines now available in Wilkes; health department sets clinic today 8 to 8

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

Charles Jackson elected head of city's new urban authority

The City of Washington's Urban Redevelopment Authority held its organization meeting last Thursday morning at City Hall, electing officers and preparing to tackle its first redevelopment projects. More...

Wilkes Census gets grant to promote 2010 count

The Wilkes County Complete Count Committee still needs volunteers for a public awareness campaign aimed at getting the most complete local census count possible, and the committee has received a grant to help with that effort. More...

Road to Recovery to train on Tues.

Volunteers are needed in Wilkes County to help cancer patients on their road to recovery, and a training session is set for Tuesday, November 10, in Washington. More...

News

MedLink searching for doctors

MedLink CEO Steven Smith told members of the Washington Rotary Club that the Washington Office of MedLink is currently working to recruit up to two more doctors to complete its local medical staff. He also congratulated Dr. More...

Church security is subject of program at FBC on Nov. 10

As much as we may dislike thinking about the possibility of violations of our church security, it is necessary that we should be prepared to face such challenges in this time and culture. More...

W-WPS, Beta Sigma Phi join forces for breast cancer month

The month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and every year Washington-Wilkes Primary School joins Beta Sigma Phi to raise awareness and funds that are donated to breast cancer research. More...

Letters

State's requirements hurt students grades

TO THE EDITOR: I am writing to appeal to local parents on behalf of our children and public school system. More...

City's disparity in appraisals is wrong and 'should be illegal'

TO THE EDITOR: My husband and I are planning to move to Washington. I have been reading The News-Reporter to get a feel for the politics of the area. More...

Sports

Special teams beat Warren; Scott gets third 1,000-yard season

The Washington-Wilkes Tigers will finish in third place (barring some unforeseen tie-breaker ruling) for Region 7-A even if they lose to Aquinas this Friday night, and that third place finish means they will have to travel in the playoffs. More...

Cross Country girls, boys advance to state after region competition

The Washington-Wilkes Tigers girls Cross Country team took the top finish at the region meet last Wednesday, October 29, thus qualifying for the state meet. The boys team finished as region runner-up and will also advance to the state meet. More...

Smith makes All-Region team

Nathanael Greene Academy has announced that sophomore Abby Smith (second from left) has been named to the Region 1AA All-Region girls softball team along with senior Avery Smith and freshman Mattie Usry. 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...