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County commission adopts SPLOST plan, approves appointments to county boards

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners adopted a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax 2011 Intergovernmental Agreement which provides for the calling of a sales tax referendum on the November 2, 2010, ballot and addresses the specified uses of t More...

Elegant guests celebrate the General’s 200th

It was an elegant group of guests, many from the Demosthenian Society and the Leoniadas Polk Memorial Society at the University of Georgia, who helped General Robert Toombs and friends celebrate his 200th birthday July 3. More...

GSP investigates accidents in June, 178 citations issued

State Troopers from the Washington Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated 13 traffic crashes during the month of June in Wilkes County. Sergeant First Class Andrews said the traffic crashes resulted in 14 injuries. More...

Fishing Creek will host homecoming on July 25, 11 a.m.

Fishing Creek Baptist Church will have homecoming Sunday, July 25, at 11 a.m.   The guest speaker will be Rev. Jerry Holcomb, former pastor. Special music will be presented by Sylvia Walker. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The cicadas won’t be back until 2011 U

Until Monday, (July 12), Sonny Johnson reported no rain in July, and said that he had not had any rain since June 29 when he recorded 1.8 inches. Monday, he got another .8 of an inch. That’s at Tyrone. . . . More...

Opinions

Rituals can help on the first anniversary of a loss

The first anniversary of a loss of a loved one is far harder to deal with than most people realize. More...

Political Cartoon

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Book Review Hell’s Broke Loose in Georgia Survival in a Civil War Regiment

Scott Walker is the pastor of the First Baptist Church in Waco, Texas. His great-great-grandfather was a member of the Fiftyseventh Georgia Infantry which is what this book is all about. More...

Obituaries

Ola Bell Hall

Funeral services for Ola Bell Hall, 88, were held Wednesday, July 7, 2010, at Springfield Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. G.L. Avery officiating. Interment was in City West Cemetery, Washington. She died July 2.   Mrs. More...

Catherine Louise Hessert

A memorial service for Catherine Louise Hessert, 78, of Washington, will be held Saturday, July 24, 2010, at the Episcopal Church of the Mediator at 11 a.m. More...

Walter Standridge

Graveside services for Walter “Bo” Standridge, 71, of Orchard Street, Washington, will be held Thursday, July 15, 2010, at 11 a.m. at the Washington-Wilkes Memorial Garden with Rev. Daniel Fernandez officiating. More...

Don't Forget

Don't forget

Sandy Cross Baptist Church will have revival services July 25-28, 7:30 p.m. with Rev. Colin Duncan as the speaker.   ƒ   More...

Contested commission seats lead Tuesday’s local primary elections

Wilkes County voters will have their say next Tuesday in local, state, and national races as they vote in the 2010 Republican and Democratic primary elections.   More...

Non-partisan candidates qualify for Nov. election

Two candidates each have qualified to run for two open Wilkes school board seats.   The election for the seats will be on the non-partisan ballot in November’s General Election.   More...

Hearings Thursday invite public opinions on city’s plans for hotel at Pope Center

Two public hearings today will give Washington citizens a chance to voice their opinions on the city’s plan to build a hotel at the Pope Center.   More...

Facebook argument turns into stabbing in Whitehall Thurs.

Two disagreements in the Whitehall comunity last weekend turned into stabbings, Washington Police said, including one that started over a woman’s Facebook post.   More...

Police arrest third suspect in June convenience store armed robbery

Washington Police officers have arrested a third armed robbery suspect in a June 28 convenience store robbery, after anonymous tips had led to the first two arrests in the crime.   More...

SheritaTurman wins first place in cosmetology competition

Sherita Turman won first place at the 2010 Bronner Brothers Boot Camp Competition held at the Sheraton/ Airport Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina. More...

Article

Summer usually means travel, somewhere. Whether it is the beach, mountains, or just a day-trip it is fun to hit the road and take along favorite travel foods. More...

News

Where in the world is The News -Reporter

  ... at the tip of the Baja peninsula Marc and Heather Hammond went on a graduation trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and took their News-Reporter along with them. More...

Two injured in Danburg hit-and-run

Wilkes EMS and Washington Fire and Rescue personnel extricate two injured drivers Sunday evening in an apparent hit-and-run. More...

Jackson wins Amos Martin Invitational

Washington-Wilkes Country Club President John Overstreet (right) congratulates 2011 tournament champion Casey Jackson at the close of holiday activities held at the club. More...

Letters

Where in the world is The News -Reporter

  ... on the river in Germany Maxine and Julian May took their News-Reporter with them on their cruise on the Rhine and Masel Rivers in Europe where they saw this church nestled between the mountains near Boppard, Germany. More...

Sports

Thanks to all who were involved

With the 2010 Washington-Wilkes Little League season ending, appreciation is in order for those who were involved with another successful Little League year. More...

Fall program registration set to begin at PRD next week

Registration is beginning next week for several of the Washington- Wilkes Parks and Recreation’s fall programs.   Signups begin Monday for Fall Soccer 2010, Football 2010, and Cheerleading 2010. More...

Justin Holmes joins Mercer Bears as hitting instructor, asst. coach

Justin Holmes, former assistant coach at the University of Georgia, has accepted a position as assistant coach on the Mercer University baseball staff as announced by head coach Craig Gibson last week.   More...

Personalities

Goolsby receives scholarship

Anna Goolsby (left) accepts the $1000 Beta Sigma Phi Scholarship from chapter member Dawn Pickens. More...

FBC Adult Bible Searchers Class gathers for holiday supper July 10

Bill and Teresa Bishop were hosts for the Adult Bible Searchers Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church July 4th holiday supper their home in Seven Oaks Saturday evening, July 10.   More...

Jacob Durham celebrates first birthday June 18

Jacob (Jake) Durham, son of Chad and Jennifer Durham, celebrated his first birthday on June 18.   For his birthday, Jake was treated to dinner. More...