May 27, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Council meets in Evans steakhouse to review ongoing city projects

The Washington City Council met last Friday in an out-of-town retreat and reviewed the status of ongoing city projects and considered actions that might be taken at the next city council meeting.   More...

Board of Education holding workshops to examine school system budget cuts

The Wilkes County Board of Education is holding a series of budget workshops this week to fine-tune the system’s 2011 budget cuts.   More...

Big-time amateur motocross returns as Aonia welcomes racers June 11-13

Local restaurants, retailers, and food stores will be bracing the weekend of June 11-13 for the return of motocross families to Aonia Pass Motocross Park, an event that has consistently drawn several thousand people to the Wilkes County facility and More...

Seven retire from Wilkes school system

The Wilkes County school system honored seven retirees at a reception Tuesday in the cafeteria of Washington- Wilkes Middle and High Schools. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Class member wants 73rd-year reunion

The Office Cat

Have you ever heard of “two men and a truck?” How about “two men, a woman, and a forklift?” That’s what it took to save an abandoned puppy at More...

Opinions

Some forget Memorial Day’s true meaning but veterans remember their fallen friends

This probably comes as a shock to many residents of America, but Memorial Day is not designed to mark the day the pools open, nor does it exist to give us all a threeday weekend. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

The Lacuna By BARBARA KINGSOLVER

Book Review

The “lacuna” serves as both theme and symbol in Barbara Kingsolver’s book by that name. Harrison Shepherd meets one, an underwater cave, as a young boy in Mexico. More...

Obituaries

Bobby Booker

Funeral services for Bobby Booker, 87, of Washington were held Tuesday, May 18, 2010, in the chapel of McLendon Memorial Funeral Home, Washington, with Rev. George Booker III officiating. He died Monday, May 10.   More...

Frocie Sherrer Pope

Funeral services for Frocie Sherrer Pope, 86, of Washington, were held Wednesday, May 26, 2010, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Frank Sherrer officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Willie Frank Wingfield

Funeral services for Willie Frank Wingfield, 78, of Washington were held Saturday, May 22, 2010, at the Cherry Grove Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Henry T. Belton officiating. He died May 19 at Thomson Manor Health Center in Thomson. More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Boswell Talon Pullen   Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Boswell Pullen of Fort Worth, Tex., announce the birth of their son, Boswell Talon, on Wednesday, May 5, in Fort Worth. Talon weighed 6 lbs. 8 ozs. and was 19 ¾ inches long. More...

Thatcher Meech celebrates first birthday Apr. 22

Thatcher Meech, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Meech of Washington, celebrated his first birthday on Thursday, April 22, at his home.   Guests celebrating with Thatcher enjoyed hamburgers and hot dogs with all the trimmings. More...

Julia Rebecca Simmons to wed David Wayne Olmstead

Charlotte Pope Simmons and Robert Allan Simmons of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Julia Rebecca, of San Francisco, Calif., to David Wayne Olmstead, also of San Francisco, son of Mike and Joyce Olmstead of Tupelo, Miss.   More...

Movement toward hotel on pause as council reviews developer pick

The Washington Urban Redevelopment Authority voted to move forward with a hotel group to develop a complete proposal to build a hotel adjacent to the former Pope Center, but the Washington City Council seems to want another look at their choice. More...

More fireworks donations needed as plans develop for celebration

The grassroots effort to raise money for an Independence Day fireworks celebration in Washington is succeeding, organizer Ed Pope III says, but money is still needed.   More...

Police investigating city shooting as friends pray for Chris Hughes

Washington Police and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are looking into a tragic shooting early Saturday that has left a Washington man severely injured.   More...

Ministerial Alliance to host ‘Juneteenth’ event June 18-19

The CSRA Ministerial Alliance in Wilkes County will sponsor a “Juneteenth Celebration” for young people in Washington-Wilkes Youth on Friday, June 18, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, June 19, at 10 a.m. at the Third Shiloh Center.   More...

Community prays for Hughes’ recovery

At a Tuesday night prayer vigil for Chris Hughes, a crowd of friends sang and prayed for his recovery. Hughes’ friends have set up a fund for his family at F&M Bank. More...

Toombs House free to servicemen, will be open Memorial Day 9 to 5

The Robert Toombs House Historic Site will be open on Memorial Day this year, and will be offering free admission to military personnel and their families this summer.   More...

News

The News-Reporter ...

... at the Stars and Bars Convention

1232-08 ABC PSC Ad 6x4 2/26/1232-08 ABC PSC Ad 6x4 2/26/David Floyd (left) and David Denard showed off their News-Reporter at the Military Order of the Stars and Bars National Convention in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, May 1. More...

High school students earn while learning through CTAE, RESA

Twenty-two students at W-WCHS were able to earn while they learned during the 2009-2010 school year. Of these students, six were Youth Apprenticeship students. More...

Robert Brown finishes management training at McDonald’s Corp. HU

Robert Brown completed the comprehensive restaurant management curriculum offered by the Mc- Donald’s Corporation’s Hamburger University (HU), located in Oak Brook, Illinois.   More...

Letters

Name change was insulting and selfish

TO THE EDITOR:   My husband and I read the article regarding the name change of the Edward B. Pope Center to the Burns-Pope Center with disbelief and disappointment. More...

Will we be proud of Washington in 10 years?

TO THE EDITOR:   More...

City government out of control; citizens should contact council

TO THE EDITOR:   It’s just my opinion that our city government is totally out of control, with the several major projects they have on their agenda. More...

Sports

Tennis team members receive awards

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger tennis teams celebrated the end of their tennis season with a banquet on Tuesday, May 18, during which individual awards were presented and varsity letters were given to all member for their participation durinf the 2010 More...

Register for ‘Summer Fun Camp’ set for June 14-16

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department is accepting sign-ups for its first “Summer Fun Camp” at the Liberty Street Park. More...

W-WPRD to host bicycle rodeo June 26 for boys and girls 7-13

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department (WWPRD) will be hosting a bicycle rodeo at the recreation football field on June 26. The rodeo is sponsored by the W-WPRD and the Washington Police Department.   More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Young’s Chapel Baptist Church will celebrate its 126th anniversary Sunday, June 2, 12 noon. Dinner will be served.   ƒ   More...