February 11, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Classical trio set to ‘serenade’ music lovers in intimate setting

The trio of classical musicians behind the celebrated “Serenade” album will be performing in Washington on February 20 at the Bolton Lunceford Playhouse as part of the Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation Concert Series.   More...

Revolutionary Days to fill city with historic events, kids’ activities

More than ever before, this year’s Revolutionary Days observance this weekend will be aimed at connecting the 1779 battle with the hearts and minds of today’s children and families.   More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Busy weekend in store

The Office Cat

This weekend – February 12-14 – is going to be a busy weekend in Washington-Wilkes. I can’t begin to get all the activities in this column, but will give some idea of what is involved. . . . More...

Opinions

The Who’s Super Bowl halftime show: if they’re still buying, guys, keep selling

It was at halftime during the Super Bowl that I was realized I was getting a little too cynical in my middle years.   More...

Book Review

Outcasts United By WARREN ST. JOHN

Not far away, in Clarkston, Georgia, a heartwarming story has been taking place. Outcasts United is a true story about a refugee team in an American town. More...

Cartoon

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Sports

‘Tiger Baseball Day’ set, includes JV doubleheader

As winter begins to give way to spring, baseball fans will begin to hear to ping of aluminum bats at Tiger Field as the 2010 Washington-Wilkes Tiger baseball team starts gearing up for the new season. More...

‘Frustrating, crazy year’ leaves Tigers in 4th place forced to play Wilkinson

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger boys basketball team has one game to go in the regular season but it doesn’t matter in the region standings – that’s already been decided. More...

Big tackle signs with GMC

Akeimos Coleman, starting tackle for the 2009 Washington-Wilkes Tigers will continue his football career at Georgia Military College in Milledgeville and signed the papers to that effect Monday at the More...

Personalities

Ashton Marie Hardin to marry Joseph Gaynor Hardy Aug. 14

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Preston Hardin of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashton Marie, to Joseph Gaynor Hardy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Edward Hardy of Rayle.   The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. More...

Relay for Life team captains meet to plan 2010 fund-raising efforts

Plans are underway for the Wilkes County Relay for Life for cancer research, and team captains met last week to consider ways to help their teams raise funds for the Relay. More...

Dot Harris remembers going off to college, working, having fun

(Another memoir from the OLLI (formerly LIR) Memoir-writing Group comes from Dot Harris, who wrote about her early college days – things were certainly different in 1948!)   More...

BREAKING NEWS: Schools cleared

Wilkes schools cleared in statewide CRCT cheating scandal

Wilkes County schools have been completely cleared in a widespread cheating scandal revealed this week affecting the state’s 2009 Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests More...

City council authorizes attorney to write ‘strong-mayor’ changes

Washington City Council members voted to have the city attorney write up the “strong-mayor” changes they desire to have considered by the Georgia legislature, and heard a hotel proposal from a developer that sees potential in Washington. More...

SOMATA Group sees promise building in Washington, proposes pair of hotels

Developer Don French of the SOMATA Group LLC has brought two successful retail businesses to Washington in the last few years, and he sees far more potential in the city. More...

Wills Memorial Hospital granted 3-year renewal of accreditation

Wills Memorial Hospital has been notified by the Joint Commission that it has been granted renewed accreditation for a three-year period based on the results of a survey conducted last November.   More...

News

... skiing in the Appalachians

The First Baptist Church Youth took their News-Reporter along to enjoy a ski trip to Wolf Laurel, N.C., where it snowed all day long. More...

Kiwanis Talent Showcase set at W-WES March 11, 7 p.m.

The 28th Annual Kiwanis Art and Talent Showcase will be held March 11 at 7 p.m. at the Washington- Wilkes Elementary School.   The art entry deadline is March 5 at 10 a.m. and auditions for the talent show will be held March 9 at 6 p.m. More...

Fifth-grader Milton Turner is top speller – again

Milton Turner, a fifth grader, was declared the Wilkes County Spelling Bee winner after correcting the misspelled word “erudite” and then correctly spelling the word “herbivore.” Dorian Favors was named runner-up.   More...

Letters

Dr. Johnston will stay until April 1

To the Editor :   More...

Publication shows fair play; letter’s disagreement puzzling

TO THE EDITOR:   In a letter in last week’s paper, Ted Bush took exception to a phrase used in a news article and terms in an editorial that appeared in the January 28 edition. More...

Stated projections for city’s hotel are just hopes, wishes

TO THE EDITOR:   There may be confusion concerning recent references to felony convictions of hotel advisors. More...

Obituaries

Robert Cullars

Funeral services for Robert Cullars, 85, of Washington were held Friday, January 29, 2010, at the Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, Metasville Road, Washington, with Rev. Charles E. Lacy Jr. officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Carl W. Stewart Jr.

Funeral services for Carl W. Stewart Jr., 84, of Ashley Avenue, Washington, were held Sunday, February 7, 2010, at the Jennings Baptist Church in Taliaferro County with Rev. Wade Palmer officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Penny Ann Stone

Funeral services for Penny Ann “Tillie” Stone, 60, of Rayle were held Saturday, February 6, 2010, in the County Line Baptist Church with Rev. Wade Palmer officiating. Interment was in the Philomath Presbyterian Church Cemetery. More...

Worship

Bible Bowl teams evolve from dedicated SSU participants

It is imperative that every community, county, state and nation have deeply rooted institutions to remind its members of the values, traditions, precepts, and culture of that entity from generation to generation.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Area Sunday Schools will sponsor a Sunday School workshop at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Baltimore Road, Washington, Saturday, February 27, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Valerie Jackson of August will be the coordinator. Lunch will be served.   More...