January 14, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Job applicants needed for short-term jobs with 2010 U.S. Census

More testing is set for next week at the Mary Willis Library as the U.S. Census Bureau is still looking for short-term employees for the 2010 Census. More...

Log truck loses trailer, load

A Wilkes County truck driver escaped injury Friday morning when his trailer loaded with pine trees, broke loose and rolled over on the Danburg Road. More...

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The Office Cat

Nationwide search yields four glasses

Dr. Elizabeth (Lizzie Newsome) Holmes found herself in the role of a Good Samaritan last Thursday night. This was the night when snow and freezing rain were predicted for our area, making it hazardous to be traveling. More...

Opinions

New epidemic of child sacrifice in Africa makes the year 2010 seem meaningless

Well, it’s the year 2010. What happened to our dreams?   More...

Book Review

Home By MARILYNNE ROBINSON

Over 20 years ago, Marilynne Robinson published Housekeeping to good sales and some acclaim. In 2004 came her novel Gilead, which won the Pulitzer Prize. Now she has written a sort of companion to Gilead, which she titles Home. More...

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Obituaries

Rosa Nell Wheeler Veazey

Funeral services for Rosa Nell Wheeler Veazey, 96, of Crawfordville were held Monday, January 11, 2010, at Powelton Baptist Church near Sparta with Rev. Jeff Bishop officiating. Interment was in the Powelton Cemetery. More...

Emmett Moore Taylor

A memorial service for Emmett Moore “Mitch” Taylor, 22, of Union Point, was held Thursday, January 7, 2010, at the First United Methodist Church in Greensboro with Rev. Timothy Moore Taylor officiating. More...

John Veazey Wynne Jr.

Funeral services for John Veazey Wynne Jr., 92, of Crawfordville, were held Friday, January 8, 2010, at the Powelton Baptist Church with Rev. Jeff Bishop and Rev. James Dotson officiating. Burial was in the Powelton Cemetery. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Lions Club will have a chicken barbecue on Saturday, January 30, at the Lions Club building on Spring Street. Tickets are available from any Lions Club member or by calling Mary Hubbard or Lisa Drake at 706- 678-2422.  More...

Celebration events planned for weekend

This coming weekend will see several events, including an annual breakfast and parade, in observance of the life of the late Martin Luther King Jr.   More...

Wilkes teen is recovering from injuries sustained in fatal crash

A Wilkes County middle school student is recovering at the Doctors Hospital Burn Center in Augusta from injuries he sustained in a New Year’s Eve accident that killed two men in Greene County.   More...

Revolutionary Days celebration to mark 231st anniversary of Kettle Creek battle

This year’s Revolutionary Days events in Washington, set for February 12-14, will be bigger and better than ever, organizers say, including for the first time a special reenactment of the Battle of Kettle Creek.   More...

News

Kiwanis hears Harris on SAR

Dr. Joe Harris spoke at the Washington Kiwanis Club’s meeting Tuesday, speaking on the purposes of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) and the local chapter in particular. More...

... in service to country

LTC John Gentry enjoys getting an occasional copy of The News-Reporter at Camp Phoenix in Kabul, Afghanistan, to help keep him in touch with home. More...

Salvation Army’s Kettle funds top $10,000 for second time

For the second time in history, the Wilkes County Unit of the Salvation Army has received over $10,000 in Christmas Kettle funds. Total donations amounted to $10,073.41, second only to last year’s total of $10,668. More...

Letters

Renovation should embrace preservation

TO THE EDITOR:   Change can be a very good thing, but certain kinds of change can be damaging, especially for a place like Washington.   More...

WMH Auxiliary thanks community for loving support

TO THE EDITOR:   On behalf of the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, I would like to thank the community for supporting our third annual Tree of Love Ceremony – especially those who purchased lights in memory or in honor of loved ones. More...

Sports

Wilkes students named to UGA’s fall dean’s list

Four Washington-Wilkes students have been named to the dean’s list at the University of Georgia for the fall semester, according to a news release from the university.   More...

Three Tiger teammates play in major bowl games in 2009

It may have never before happened that three members of the same Washington-Wilkes Tiger football team played in Division IA bowl games in the same year. Casey Nickels, Gary Wilburn, and Kelmetrus Wylie did it in 2009. More...

Tigers 2-1 for the past week as region competition begins

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger boys basketball team went 2-1 in the past week’s games and boosted their season record into the winners column at 7-6.   More...

Personalities

Burke speaks to Woman’s Club on Wilkes County Relay for Life

Margie Burke was guest speaker at the meeting of the Woman’s Club Monday, January 11, at the clubhouse.   More...

Rebecca Lynne Phillips to wed Casey Allan Norton on April 3

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Phillips of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Lynne, of Conyers, to Casey Allan Norton of Covington, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sammy Norton of Conyers.   More...

Charlie Jones receives diploma from Augusta Tech on Jan. 8

Charlie Jones received his diploma in Golf Course Management from Augusta Technical College in Augusta during commencement exercises Friday evening, January 8, at James Brown Arena in Augusta. More...