May 13, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

A rat rod draws a crowd

There was something magnetic about the old Studebaker pickup rat rod that drew men to stare under the hood, if it had a hood. More...

Southern Heritage Cooking Experience kicks off Saturday at Fitzpatrick Hotel

Honest to grits, what’s not to love?   Here’s your chance to watch a couple of award-winning chefs prepare delicious food for you and your friends to eat. More...

Kerry McAvoy announces run for Wilkes County Commission seat

Long-time factory owner Kerry McAvoy has announced his candidacy for the Wilkes County Commission District 3 seat.   More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Celeb cook will host culinary workshop

The Office Cat

By now everybody knows that Ernie Harwell, Washington- Wilkes native “who became a broadcast legend as the voice of the Detroit Tigers baseball team” died Tuesday, May 4. He was 92. More...

Opinions

On to the next ‘great adventure’

When Washington honored Ernie Harwell and welcomed him home on the occasion of his induction into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, we recognized his greatness and his lifetime of achievement in sports reporting and baseball broadcasting. More...

Mom told tales of her pioneer foremothers who lived, died, and killed for their children

My mother always told me that I descended from a long line of hard-working mothers who lived and died for their families. I’ll bet you did too, but my mama could tell some hair-raising true stories. More...

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Obituaries

Willie James Dunn

Funeral services for Willie James Dunn, 75, were held Thursday, May 6, 2010, at Young’s Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Walton and Rev. Kenneth Walker officiating. Interment was in City West Cemetery. More...

Estella Barnett Browner

Funeral services for Estella Barnett Browner, 69, were held Sunday, May 9, 2010, at New Springhill Baptist Church with Rev. Reginald A. Hunter officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

William Earnest Harwell

William Earnest (Ernie) Harwell, 92, died Tuesday, May 4, 2010, in his apartment at Fox Run Village and Retirement Center in the Detroit, Mich., suburb of Novi. A private family funeral service was planned for later. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Wilkes County Cattlemen's Association May meeting will be Tuesday, May 18, (note date change), at 7 p.m. at the McGill- Woodruff Ag Center. State Representative Tom McCall will be the speaker.  More...

Council votes to rename Pope Center ‘Burns-Pope’ in honor of present mayor

The Washington City Council voted Monday night to change the name of the former Edward B. Pope Community Center to The Burns- Pope Center in honor of the present mayor, Willie Burns.   More...

Public voices say new community center not needed with under-used Pope Center

The Washington City Council held a hearing Monday night to hear public opinions on the proposed building of a new community center on Whitehall Street to replace the Edward B. More...

Spring football scrimmage game is this Friday

The Washington-Wilkes Tigers 2010 edition will play the annual spring scrimmage game at Tiger Stadium this Friday beginning at 6 p.m. More...

2010 Wilkes Relay for Life surpasses fund-raising goal of $55,000

Last Friday night’s 2010 Wilkes County Relay for Life was a success, organizers say, with teams raising more than enough money to meet the goal for this year.   More...

Heads and hearts bowed in prayer

Rev. Gale Seibert opened in prayer, Rev. Jim Newsome sang “America the Beautiful,” and Rev. Glen Kohlhagen gave the message. More...

Clem Slaton is candidate for D4 Wilkes County Commission seat

Clem Slaton has announced his candidacy for the District 4 Wilkes County Commission seat.   More...

News

The News-Reporter ...

... training on the West Coast

Lisa Safrit wasted no time getting her News-Reporter to the San Diego Zoo in California where she visited, along with David Rogers and Rachel Jones of Charleston, S.C. More...

Donation to benefit adult education

Patricia Shell (left) and Rodney Jones (right) with United Insurance Company of America present Dr. Flora Tydings, president of Athens Technical College, with a $500 donation from their company to the Athens Technical College Foundation. More...

GSP investigates crashes, injuries in month of April

State Troopers from the Washington Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated seven traffic crashes during the month of April in Wilkes County.   Sergeant First Class Andrews said the traffic crashes resulted in 10 injuries. More...

Letters

Relay for Life says ‘Thanks’

TO THE EDITOR: Words cannot begin to express my gratitude for all the work and fun that went into this year’s Wilkes County Relay for Life. More...

Sports

Spring football sees 55 at practice; scrimmage game set Friday, 6 p.m.

To finish up two weeks of football spring practice, the Washington- Wilkes Tigers will hold a scrimmage game this Friday, May 14, at Tiger Stadium beginning at 6 p.m.   More...

‘V’ is for Victory!!

Staging a comeback series win after a loss in the opening game (2-4), the Washington-Wilkes Tigers beat Bacon County 4-0 in the second game of last Friday’s doubleheader and then prevailed again on Saturday, 3-2, to advance to the second round More...

Top sports fans will know the answers to this quiz

1. Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera set a career record in 2009 when Rivera saved a game won by Pettitte for the 58th time. Which duo had held the mark?   2. Who played more seasons for the Baltimore Orioles: Cal Ripken Jr. More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Mary Dorothy Lang Brown   More...

Belle Bradford celebrates fifth birthday April 16

Belle Bradford, daughter of Andy and Kristi Bradford, was five years old on Friday, April 16, and celebrated on several occasions.   On her birthday Belle celebrated with her friends at Miss Angie’s Daycare. More...

Shannon Nicole Cosby to wed Larry Mark Tench August 21

David and Betty Cosby of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannon Nicole, to Larry Mark Tench, son of Brian and Julie Tench, also of Washington. More...