August 5, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Tignall truck-van wreck a near tragedy

A wreck between a semi and a minivan last Wednesday morning just north of Tignall sent several people to hospitals with minor injuries, but could have been far worse. More...

Wills Memorial Foundation helps with medical education

Christina Crookham, LPN, and Ginger Pounds receive checks from the the Wills Memorial Hospital Foundation to assist in their medical educations. More...

Pope Center hotel proposal expected to be finalized for city council consideration

The City of Washington’s Urban Redevelopment Authority is meeting this morning (Thursday, August 5) and members expect to be close to having a final proposal for a hotel at the Pope Center to present to the city council next week.   More...

Making plans for Mule Day

Organizers are already in the planning stage of October’s Mule Day Southern Heritage Festival, meeting at Callaway Plantation Monday to check out the growth of a stand of corn. More...

Enforcement firms up on new laws banning texting, teen cell use

Georgia State Patrol troopers are now enforcing the new Georgia laws that ban drivers of all ages from texting while driving, ban teen drivers from using cell phones while driving, and require seat belt use in pickups.   More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Dixie Swimmers are the best W

We’ve got rain! We have finally had two good rains – storms, actually – in the past week. The storm Wednesday of last week (July 28) brought a deluge of rain in some areas, and just light rain in others. More...

Opinions

University of Georgia ranked tops in nation; but reputation for party school is overrated

Rejoice and be proud, Bulldawg fans, the University of Georgia was named preseason Number 1 in a national poll Monday. More...

Political Cartoon

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Book Review

You Must Remember This is a heavy book -- not heavy intellectually, but physically, like a coffee-table book. It may not be “intellectual,” but in addition to being nostalgic and entertaining, it is informative. More...

Obituaries

Thomas Boyd Wiggins

Graveside services for Thomas Boyd Wiggins, 81, Sergeant Major United States Marine Corps (USMC) retired, were held Thursday, August 5, 2010, at the Beaufort National Cemetery, with full military honors. More...

William Jack Strother

A celebration of the life memorial service was held Sunday, August 1, 2010, for William Jack Strother, 73, of Washington, at the Ebenezer Baptist Church with Dr. Leonard Dupree and Rev. Albert W. Huyck Jr. officiating. More...

Clara Davis Murray

Funeral services for Clara Davis Murray, 69, were held Saturday, July 31, 2010, at Marks Tabernacle Baptist Church with Rev. G.L. Avery officiating. Interment was in the City West Cemetery, Washington. More...

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE! City Council, mayor approve Pope Center hotel plan - Free Access

The Washington City Council has voted to build a 61-room LaQuinta Inn adjacent to the Pope Center More...

Open houses welcome students, parents as 2010-2011 school year begins Friday

New s- The ha lls of al l four W ilkes County schools will ring with the sound of returning students Friday as some 1,750 children end their summer and begin the 2010-2011 school year.   More...

Enjoy art, music of John Mock on Sat., Aug. 21 at Retro

Drift away from the heat of summer to experience the ocean breezes of the Atlantic coastline when John Mock comes to Washington bringing his original music and art celebrating the sea.   More...

Dietitians on call help cancer patients with what to eat during their treatment

Wilkes County cancer patients in treatment now have a source to help them know what to eat while they’re in treatment.   More...

Vote Tuesday in 2010 runoff election to decide several statewide primary races

Early voting for next Tuesday’s August 10 statewide runoff has begun in Wilkes County, and voters are urged to turn out and vote Tuesday to select the Democratic and Republican candidates for Georgia governor and several other offices.   More...

Wilkes County Teachers of Year nominated at school meeting

Nominees for Teacher of the Year have been selected from each of the four Wilkes County Schools for the 2010-2011 school year, according to an announcement by the Wilkes County Board of Education.   More...

Lightning, fire damage Rayle house already gutted by fire in Feb. 2008

Lightning during a heavy thunderstorm Saturday night set fire to a burned-out home on Walker Road in Rayle soon after the storm dropped power lines onto a road nearby.   More...

Airport gets new rotating beacon

With the Wilkes County Airport’s ancient rotating beacon now on the ground, a crane operator lifts the new beacon into place on the tower, where it now shines into the night for aircraft. More...

News

Tig nall News

Don’t we miss those full service gas stations? We never knew what was under the hood of our vehicles. I still don’t know what’s under the hood! All I ever cared about watching was the gas gauge and the speedometer.  More...

RAYLE NEWS

Revival services will begin at Sardis Baptist Church Sunday, August 8, with Rev. Steve Rayner bringing the messages. The Sunday evening service will begin at 6 p.m. followed by an ice cream social. More...

Lundberg News

Homecoming will be held at Clifford’s Grove Baptist Church this Sunday, August 8. Services will begin with Sunday School at 10 a.m., and the worship service will follow at 11 o’clock. Guest speaker will be Rev. Donald Walton. More...

Letters

Answers needed before committing to hotel

TO THE EDITOR:   I read your article with great interest and found myself asking some questions that should be pursued in the interest of fair and accurate reporting. More...

Sports

Iron Man competition complete: Tigers ready for some football

As the opening of a new school year and a new football season get closer and closer, the Washington-Wilkes Tigers have already been hard at work training, conditioning, and working to make themselves the best they can be against their 2010 opponents More...

Wilkes soccer players get pro help from Silverbacks

Some 28 Wilkes County soccer players from the ages of five through 16 took part in last week’s Atlanta Silverbacks Soccer Camp at the Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department.   More...

Fall program registration continues for fall soccer, football

Registration has begun for several of the Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation’s fall programs. Signups are ongoing for fall soccer and football.   Registration for the fall soccer program begins at Parks & Rec. More...

Personalities

Where in the world is The News -Reporter...

... from 106° down south to the frozen north

The News-Reporter tagged along with Bill and Ann Chafin to the Columbia Ice Fields in the Canadian Rockies. Pictured with their beloved newspaper above are Bill Chafin, Angela, Virginia, and Ron Windley. More...

Where in the world is The News -Reporter...

... on a mission trip

The Washington First Uni ted Methodist Church’s first mission team to visit El Salvador pauses with The News-Reporter on the steps of a Mayan Temple outside of Ahuachapán, El Salvador. More...

Where in the world is The News -Reporter

... on The Hill

Molly Newsome keeps up with local news by reading her News-Reporter on the steps of the U.S. Capitol as her summer internship in the office of Rep. Jack Kingston comes to an end. More...