August 26, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Urban Redevelopment Authority proceeds with contracts to build Pope Center hotel

The City of Washington’s Urban Redevelopment Authority met last Thursday, August 19, to move forward with contracts with the developer, operator, and the hotel franchise to pave the way to building a 61-room hotel adjacent to the Pope Center. More...

Swainsboro leaders impressed with downtown Washington

Members of the Swainsboro, Georgia, Downtown Development Authority, Main Street program and city council met with their Washington counterparts recently and toured Washington’s downtown areas to get ideas and inspiration on how to improve thei More...

Carroll County driver injured in rollover crash

Wilkes County EMS, deputies, Washington Fire and Rescue personnel, and Georgia State Patrol troopers respond to this rollover crash on the Greensboro Highway Sunday afternoon. More...

Fievet Pharmacy joins WM patron wall

Joey and Polly Fievet, and their grandson Gray, add the name of Fievet Pharmacy to the list of patrons of the Wills Memorial Hospital Foundation. The patron level of support indicates donations of $1,000 or more. More...

‘Look Good’ session set for Sept. 14 at McDuffie hospital

The next “Look Good ... Feel Better” session for residents of Wilkes County will be held Tuesday, September 14, from 5-7 p.m. at the McDuffie Regional Medical Center in Thomson.   More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Almar photo has recognizable faces

The Office Cat

Lawrence Burton says he had a hankering for some barbecue last week and he headed for Washington Food Market. More...

Opinions

MP3-playing teens are now going deaf, but at least they’re not just ignoring us

A new study by the American Medical Association shows that teenagers have had a dramatic increase in hearing loss over the last 10 years. And we thought they were just ignoring us.   More...

Cartoon

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Feelers By BRIAN M. WIPRUD

Book Review

Morty Martinez, a likable character with somewhat questionable ethics, tells his story to Father Gomez, in a sortof confession and an explanation of the package that he is sending along. More...

Worship

New Sutton Temple hosting conference for women September 24-25

New Sutton Temple will be hosting a women’s conference entitled “I Love Me Better than That” Friday and Saturday, September 24-25.   Friday’s conference will be held at 7:30 p.m. More...

FUMC to sponsor ‘Well on Spring St.’ beginning Sept. 12

The First United Methodist Church of Washington will begin a new ministry in September. “The Well on Spring Street,” a new worship experience, will begin on September 12 at 9:45 a.m. in the fellowship hall of the church.   More...

Special message and music set for youth program this Sunday

The Fifth Sunday Youth Ministries will have a special program on Sunday, August 29, at the Dale Fincher Family Life Center at Tignall Baptist Church. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Booker’s Chapel Baptist Church will celebrate its usher board’s anniversary Sunday, September 12, 4 p.m. Guest minister will be Rev. Charles E.  More...

No bad eggs in local stores, grocers assure customers as salmonella recall expands

Wilkes County grocery stores are assuring customers that none of the millions of eggs recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination in Iowa have made it to their shelves. More...

Proposed property taxes cut up to 4.75%; hearings set for 3.28% school tax increase

After a delay in calculating the 2009 tax digest, the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners has announced the upcoming adoption of a millage rate that will decrease the property tax rate.   More...

Lincolnton metal thieves caught, arrested Monday

A pair of metal thieves was arrested by Wilkes County deputies Monday after witnesses saw two men taking industrial piping from a property on the Lincolnton Road. More...

Paper raises price first time in 15 years

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

‘Pushin’ Up Daisies’ film is using unique fund-raiser

In an effort to gain distribution of a film made in Washington and Crawfordville, filmmaker Patrick Franklin has announced a novel way to raise funds to get the film on DVD.   More...

News-Reporter.com improvements include breaking news, comments

When does a small-town weekly newspaper become a daily?   It’s not a trick question. More...

Piano donated in memory of Pope

The Robert Toombs House Historic Site is the new home of an 1834-vintage Chickering square grand piano. More...

News

Victims must understand their rights too

1232-08 ABC PSC Ad 6x4 2/2 6 /Sheli ta Shorty (ri ght ), a vic tim advo cate for the Toombs Circuit District Attorney’s office, told members of the Washington Rotary Club about how she works with the victims in cases being prosecuted in Wilkes, More...

News-Reporter will raise single-copy price to 75 cents on 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...

Fashion fund-raiser to benefit NASA on September 17

In memory of the late Bill Bennett, energetic and esteemed leader of the North Alexander School Association (NASA), an entertaining fund-raiser will be held for NASA on Friday, September 17, at the Woman’s Club. More...

Letters

Council’s decisions should be based on common sense

TO THE EDITOR:   More...

Maybe councilmen and mayor should provide hotel financing

TO THE EDITOR:   Even though I don’t live in Washington any more, I still care about what happens here.   More...

Sports

Hunting guide provides information on seasons, limits, licenses, WMAs

The 2010-2011 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is available online and in print according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division. More...

Obituaries

Charles Fredrick Brown

A celebration of life memorial service for Charles Fredrick (Freddy) Brown, 63, of Washington will be held Sunday, August 29, 2010, at 2 p.m. in the Smyrna United Methodist Church, followed by a jam session/ sing-along. Rev. Ted Miller and Rev. More...

Otis Chennault

Funeral services for Otis Chennault, 83, of Tignall were held Saturday, August 14, 2010, at the Thankful Baptist Church, Lincolnton, with Pastor George Edwards officiating and Pastor Henra Hosea Chennault bringing the eulogy. More...

Personalities

Brittney Elizabeth Brown weds Christopher Brian Dyson July 24

Brittney Elizabeth Brown and Christopher Brian Dyson of Thomson exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful double-ring ceremony Saturday, July 24, at six o’clock in the afternoon at Sacred Heart Cultural Center in Augusta. More...

Angela Wilgus and James Towns to marry April 30 at Holly Court

Angela Wilgus of Washington and James Towns of Union Point announce their plans to marry.   The bride-elect is the daughter of Phil and Vickie Wang of Washington.   She is employed by McDonald’s in Washington.   Mr. More...

Taurika Raneé Boateng-Johnson marries Henra Hosea Chennault

Taurika Raneé Boateng-Johnson of Knoxville, Tenn., and Rev. Henra Hosea Chennault of Wilkes County were united in marriage in an intimate ceremony Friday, July 2, at six-thirty o’clock in the evening at Park Avenue Baptist Church in Atlanta. More...