August 12, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Single copies of News-Reporter to increase to 75 cents Sept. 2

Beginning with the September 2, 2010, edition of The News- Reporter, the single-copy price of the newspaper will increase to 75 cents.   More...

Dixie Swim Club’ ladies will return by popular demand all this weekend

What do an organization freak,   More...

Light Wilkes voter turnout shows Deal over Handel in tight GOP runoff race

Though the runoff race for the Republican gubernatorial nomination was still too close to call Wednesday morning, Wilkes County voters were clear in their preference for former Congressman Nathan Deal over Karen Handel. More...

City’s ongoing revitalization efforts gain certification by National Trust

Washington’s efforts to revitalize its commercial districts have achieved certification by the National Trust.   More...

Council discusses how to reverse choice of building contractor for Rusher homes

In addition to approving the long-discussed Pope Center hotel proposal at their regular August meeting Monday night, Mayor Willie Burns and the Washington City Council covered several other items, including discussing how to reverse the choice of a More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Cross-town coons invade friend’s garden

There has been quite a bit of interest in the beautiful fiberglass tree in the yard of a home on East Robert Toombs Avenue (the yellow brick home diagonally across the street from the Washington Historical Museum.) Not until this week have I been abl More...

Opinions

August is too early for back-to-school, but it is time to watch for shooting stars

August was always a hot but happy time of year for me growing up – still deep in summer, but with the end to freedom coming into sight. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Losing Mum and Pup

By CHRISTOPHER BUCKLEY Reviewed by PEGGY BARNETT   More...

Obituaries

HuLinda Gunby Baggett

Funeral services for HuLinda Gunby Baggett, 80, of Thomson were held Friday, August 6, 2010, at Beggs Funeral Home Chapel, Thomson, with Rev. Liza Marler and Rev. John Barnes officiating. Interment was in Westview Cemetery, Thomson. More...

Annette Pittman Nash

Funeral services for Annette Pittman Nash, 79, of Crawfordville Road, Philomath, former resident of Fayette County, were held Wednesday, August 11, 2010, at 11 a.m. at the Philomath Church. Interment will follow in the Philomath Cemetery. More...

Marion Jackson Newsome

A celebration of life was held for Marion Jackson Newsome, 71, of Washington, on Sunday, August 9, 2010, at Ebenezer Baptist Church with Rev. Wade Palmer and Rev. Albert W. Huyck Jr. officiating. More...

Don't Forget

Don't forget

Heard’s Chapel Baptist Church will celebrate the second anniversary of Pastor Paul Hull on the first Sunday in September, September 5, at 11:30 a.m. Rev. Barner Shorter and Lyonesville Baptist Church will be in sharge of services. More...

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE! Pilot of crashed plane identified

A pilot is dead after his private aircraft crashed in a wooded area west of Washington early Tuesday morning. More...

Mayor, city council vote to build hotel at Pope Center with $8.2 million guarantee

The Washington City Council has voted to build a 61-room LaQuinta Inn adjacent to the Pope Center, with the city – and the city’s residents – guaranteeing the $8.2 million debt required to build it.   More...

A little music at the Farmers Market

Eight-year-old Emmanuel Aburto practices his violin during a lull in Saturday morning’s Farmers Market in downtown Washington. More...

Workshop teaches Washington citizens how to cut power use, lower utility bills

Nearly 50 Washington citizens spent last Wednesday afternoon learning how to cut their utility bills by using less energy.   More...

‘Dine Out For Kids’ fundraiser to help local children August 19

For the fourth year, a local organization is conducting a “Dine Out For Kids” fund-raiser to help at-risk children in Wilkes County, and local diners can help by dining out Thursday, August 19, at participating restaurants.   More...

Hearings set for 3.31% increase in property taxes for school system

Stung by continuing shortfalls in state and federal funds, and having cut expenditures and staff to the bone, the Wilkes County Board of Education agreed Monday that it is going to have to raise property taxes to stay afloat.   More...

News

Foundation donates for arts in schools

Washington-Wilkes Arts Foundation President Debbie Wells hands art teacher Melanie Stokes a check for $1,000 to purchase supplies for the school system’s art classes. More...

Local 4-H’ers donate needed food items to animal shelter

A fun activity for all ages is helping out animals in need and Wilkes County 4-H members love to help our for the betterment of their community.   There is always a need at the local animal shelter for volunteering and caring. More...

Casting call dates set at Mark’s Tabernacle for ‘What Da Devil’

Casting call dates for a new live stage play, “What Da Devil,” written by Nathaniel Fanning, a playwright born and raised in Washington, will be August 16, 17, 23, and 24 at 6 p.m., and August 21 and 28 at 9 a.m. More...

Sports

Tiger football shaping up in summer heat; jamboree is next week

It’s just over a week until the 2010 Washington-Wilkes Tigers start action on the gridiron in their preseason jamboree game at Elberton. More...

Lady Tigers beat Harlem in jamboree, will start regular season this Friday

The Washington-Wilkes Lady Tigers gave fans an exciting preview of things to come as they trounced Harlem 7-2 in a jamboree game last Friday night at Harlem. More...

2010 Lady Tigers Softball Schedule

2010 Lady Tigers Softball Schedule Opponent Location Time August   6 Harlem (scrimmage) Away 6:00 13 Harlem Patriots Park 5:00 13 Johnson County Patriots Park 6:45 14 Lovett Patriots Park 9:00 14 Washington County Patriots Park 12:30 14 More...

Personalities

Where in the World is the News-Reporter . . .

Garston and Henry Townsend had their News-Reporter along as they enjoyed the toilet slide at the Kid Commons in Columbus, Indiana, with their cousins, Lily and Maddie Speedy and Avery Thomas. They were learning how things inside a house work. More...

Ashton Hardin entertained at bridesmaids’ luncheon

August bride-elect Ashton Hardin was entertained at a bridesmaids’ luncheon on Saturday, August 7, at the Washington Woman’s Club. More...

Lauren Lewis Garrard and David William Moore exchange marriage vows on Saturday, July 10

Lauren Lewis Garrard of Athens and David William Moore of Moultrie exchanged wedding vows in an impressive double-ring ceremony Saturday, July 10, at six-thirty o’clock in the evening at the First United Methodist Church in Athens. Rev. More...