January 7, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Events, programs to mark MLK Day set for weekend of January 16-18

Several events, including an annual breakfast and parade, are planned this month across the county in observance of the life of the late Martin Luther King Jr.   More...

Cart raffle to benefit T.J. and Friends

Blake Thompson and Ricky Lindsey admire a monster cart that will be raffled off to benefit the T.J. and Friends cancer charity. “Sammy Scarborough bought it and had it modified and donated it to raffle,” Thompson said. More...

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The Office Cat

Celebrate the Fourth on the Second

Here it is just four days into the new year and the Washington Wilkes Chamber of Commerce is already getting calls about the date and time for the More...

Opinions

Snow in the South: will winter storms bring disappointment, dusting, or snowy deluge?

This week, snow lovers across the South are again standing on tip toes at our winterfrosted windows, waiting for the alleged snowfall that the weatherman has been flapping his gums about all week.   I’m a little skeptical. More...

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Book Review

The Canal Builders By JULIE GREENE

Americans tend to look on the Panama Canal as a marvelous achievement for our society, and to be uneasy that we turned it over to the Panama government. More...

Obituaries

Charlie T. Mariney

Funeral services for Charlie T. Mariney, 94, were held Tuesday, December 29, 2009, at McLendon Memorial Chapel in Washington with Minister James A. Thomas officiating. Interment was in Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Ga.   More...

Jerry Victor Tippins

Funeral services for Jerry Victor Tippins, 77, of Danburg Road, Washington, were held Tuesday, December 29, 2009, at Hopkins Funeral Home. Interment with full military honors followed at Resthaven Cemetery. More...

Sopphronnia Booker

Funeral services for Sopphronnia Booker, 92, of Washington were held Monday, December 29, 2009, at Cherry Grove Baptist Church, Washington, with Pastor Charles Belton officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.   More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Contributions to the Salvation Army may be sent to Dot Harris, 509 North Alexander Avenue, Washington 30673.   More...

Temporary tax bills are now in the mail, permanent 2009 digest ready May-June

Wilkes County is issuing temporary tax bills this week for the 2009 tax year, allowing Wilkes County property owners who desire to do so to pay all their property taxes before “the end of the year.”   More...

State AG’s office is considering Wilkes 2008 voting irregularities

State election officials say voting charges of impropriety in Wilkes County in 2008 have been forwarded to the Georgia Attorney General’s office for possible civil action.   More...

City will meet at The Pope Center to swear in new council members

The Washington City Council will hold its regular January meeting at The Pope Center next Monday night to handle the crowds expected for swearing in of two new council members and one incumbent. More...

Local newspaper’s headlines chronicle events of last six months of 2009

July 2, 2009 – Fireworks Friday to kick off Fourth of July weekend. . . . Deandre Stewart charged in accidental shooting of teammate during Athens basketball tourney. . . . More...

News

in service to the country

Joshua Cannon of Savannah keeps his News-Reporter close as a reminder of his stateside support while stationed in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, with the 3rd Infantry Division where he serves in a medevac un More...

Annual UCAP breakfast will celebrate King’s life Jan. 16

The annual celebration of the life of the late Martin Luther King Jr. More...

in Europe’s cultural centers

Early last month, Becky and Jerry Stover and Kermit Hocutt took their News-Reporter to visit Anna Stover, who currently lives in London, England. They stayed for five days in London and then took the train to Paris, France, for a few days. More...

Letters

‘Love and care’ makes hearts glad

TO THE EDITOR:   I just wanted to express my deepest thanks to everyone who participated in our Operation Love and Care in a Shoebox for all our seniors in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.   More...

Sports

Washington’s big league ump loves the game – even the boos, but Hudson better hurry if he’s going to throw Bobby Cox out

WASHINGTON – Marvin Hudson, soon to begin his eleventh year as a Big League umpire, lives less than three hours from Bobby Cox’s farm in Bartow County. Hudson knows the Braves’ mana ger well. More...

Tigers take third place in Evans tournament, resume play this week

The Washington-Wilkes Tigers went 2-1 at the Evans Invitational Christmas Christmas Tournament December 28-30 and emerged with a third place finish among a field of eight. More...

Worship

New Beginnings

William Reese Smith   Michael and Alicia Smith of Washington announce the birth of their son, William Reese, on Saturday, December 12, at MCG in Augusta. Reese weighed 4 lbs. 10 ozs. and was 17 ½ inches long.   More...

Personalities

Hayden Zumbro celebrates first birthday Nov. 26

P– Hayden Ashton Zumbro, daughter of David and Dee-Dee Zumbro of Lexington, celebrated her first birthday on November 26 at the home of her grandparents, David and Sandra Adams in Washington.   More...

Kathryn Williams Bussey to wed Reid Adam Filipiak on March 20

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Darwin Bussey of Columbus announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn Williams, of Warm Springs, to Reid Alan Filipiak, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roch Jay Filipiak of Washington. More...

Washington Personal Mention

Daisy Green enjoyed the holidays in Alpharetta with Frank and Rhonda Garson and their daughter, Paige Garson, who was home for the holidays from UGA in Athens. More...