May 6, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Seniors walk on ‘A Starlit Night’

Seniors walk on ‘A Starlit Night’ Parents, friends, and family cheer for their favorite well-dressed seniors during Saturday night’s prom at Washington Wilkes Comprehensive High Scho More...

Commission candidate field set for 2010 county election

The candidate field is now set for this year’s elections for the Wilkes County Commission, with more than one candidate competing for each of two district seats and for the chairman’s seat.   More...

Local Census effort going door-to-door to count everyone

Some 50 U.S. Census workers hired from Wilkes County are fanning out across the county this week to count residents who did not return a census questionnaire.   More...

Joe Anderson announces run for Wilkes County Commission seat

Washington native Joseph Anderson, 54, has announced his candidacy for the District 3 seat on the Wilkes County Commission.   More...

Firefighters get second burn for training

Firefighters from all over Wilkes County got in a second week of hands-on training with a second controlled burn on a city-owned house on Rusher Street Monday night. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Tornadoes threaten this time of year

The long-awaited Relay for Life program has arrived and will be held Friday night and Saturday, May 7-8. It’s an all-night event and I’ve seen the schedule. Anybody who attends will be busy until 7 a.m. Saturday morning. More...

Opinions

Book Review

The Most They Ever Had

Rick Bragg, who cares about his people of Appalachia, has written a heart-breaking account of the life of the people who came to work in the cotton mills. More...

You don’t need a sign to find good food in Nunez, Ga.

NUNEZ – This small community of 137 in the southeast corner of Emanuel County is most often identified as the home of Rayonier Lumber Products and Hooks Grocery.   More...

Hurt from grief comes in many forms that can be managed with planning

When a person is grieving the loss of a loved one, they hurt in so many ways. There is pain of the body, mind, and soul, and each of these areas needs to be addressed for the person who is grieving to come to grips with their loss.   More...

Obituaries

Vera Hopkins Sale

Graveside services for Vera Hopkins Sale, 103, of Sandy Springs, were held Thursday, April 29, 2010, at the Arlington Memorial Park, 201 Mt. Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs. Her nephew, Rev. Sid Hopkins, officiated at the service. More...

Nell Cade Andrews Hill

Funeral services for Nell Cade Andrews Hill, 93, were held Sunday, May 2, 2010, at the Thankful Baptist Church, Lincolnton, with Pastor George Edwards officiating. She died April 27 at her home. Interment was in the church cemetery.   More...

Jack Meriwether Falkner

Graveside services for Jack Meriwether Falkner, 67, of Lincolnton Road, Washington, were held Sunday, May 2, 2010, at the Smyrna United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Jimmy Chapman officiating. More...

Personalities

Lisa Kaoma Stevens, Philip Ivan Mick exchange marriage vows on May 1

Lisa Kaoma Stevens of Washington and Philip Ivan Mick of Sharon were married in the presence of their families in a double-ring ceremony Saturday, May 1, at four o’clock in the afternoon at the bride’s home. More...

Society News Policies

The following policies for wedding write-ups, engagement announcements, birthdays, and other social articles are currently in effect and are strictly observed by The News- Reporter. More...

Courtney Anne Haughey to wed Thomas Thorne Brown on Aug. 7

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Haughey of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Anne, to Thomas Thorne Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. Phil Brown, also of Washington.   The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

National Day of Prayer

May 6

Wilkes County will observe the National Day of Prayer on The Square in Washington at noon today, Thursday, May 6, by praying for local, state, and national leaders. The public is invited.  More...

Concert series returns Saturday for an evening of beautiful music

This Saturday, May 8, at 8 p.m., the Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation Concert Series presents “An Evening with Davidson and Davis” at the Washington Little Theater Bolton Lunceford Playhouse on North Alexander Avenue. More...

Robert Toombs House cleared of big beehive, repairs to follow

Bee removal experts have uncovered and removed an extensive beehive high in the woodwork at the front of the Robert Toombs House Historic Site, and experts will be assessing the damage caused by the bees and by water intrusion, the site’s cura More...

Hearing will seek public’s input on need for community center

A public hearing is set for Monday evening, May 10, to hear from Washington citizens on the need for a community center for the city.   More...

Cruise-In to fill The Square Saturday

  Once again Saturday evening crowds will return to admire antiques, classics, hot rods, and more as the Memory Lane Cruisers hold their Spring Cruise-In on The Square. There’s a $10 registration to enter your car, and admission is free. More...

Kiwanians hear of blood drive

The Washington Kiwanis Club heard a report last week from Misty Harris (right) of the Shepeard Blood Center in Augusta, who was introduced by Debbie Jackson, program host for the day. More...

Fireworks preparation meeting is set for Tues., May 11, at Chamber

A meeting is set next Tuesday night to make preparations for an Independence Day fireworks celebration in downtown Washington.   The information meeting is set for Tuesday, May 11, at 5 p.m. More...

News

A new ‘twist’ in the law may help your mother

Mom has always been there to nurture and take care of you. Mother’s Day is the perfect time to give back and look out for her. More...

2010 Prom Queen and King crowned

The W-WCHS Class of 2010 elected Miss Haley Long as the 2010 Prom Queen and Mr. Tyrance “Booman” Ashmore as the 2010 Prom King. Haley is the daughter of Cory and Rhonda Dye. More...

Be a hero by donating blood at community drive May 20

“You probably never think of yourself as a hero, but you are a hero to the local patients whose lives depend on your blood donation,” said Mistie Harris, of the Shepeard Community Blood Center. More...

Letters

No holiday for cancer

TO THE EDITOR:   I wanted to take a minute to thank the wonderful people of Wilkes County for their help and support of the Washington-Wilkes Elementary School “Mini Relay,” which was held on April 28.   More...

Public’s patience appreciated during wait for tax notices

TO THE EDITOR:   As chairman of the Wilkes County Board of Assessors, I want to thank everyone for waiting for the notices to be mailed. More...

Sports

Tigers will host Bacon County in first round of playoffs Friday

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger baseball team finished its regular season with a strong 12-2 region record (15-9 overall) but it wasn’t good enough to claim sole ownership of Region 4A’s top spot. More...

Tiger track teams compete at region; 5 qualify for state

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger girls track team took second place in the region track meet and three individuals qualified for the state meet in four events. More...

Spring practice begins for Tigers; scrimmage game set for May 14

Washington-Wilkes Tiger football got its off-season short season started this week with a full load of fall hopefuls reporting for spring practice on Monday, May 3. More...

Worship

Come worship with us

Baha’i Faith 116 S Elijah Clark Dr Washington, GA 30673 (706)678-4341   Beaverdam Baptist Church 857 Beaverdam Rd. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Friends of the Mary Willis Library’s May Wilsbary’s Sale of books, plants, and food will be held Friday, May 7, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., on the lawn at the library.   ƒ   More...