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Public is invited to Miss Wilkes Pageants Saturday

The public is invited to see dozens of Wilkes County girls and boys compete in the fourth annual Miss Wilkes County Pageants Saturday in the Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School cafeteria, said pageant director Ashley Barnett.   More...

City units respond to power station fire

Fire fighters put out a transformer fire Saturday afternoon after City of Washington electric workers and MEAG workers secured power to a transformer feeding an industrial customer. More...

Southern Scratch sets new Chamber attendance record

Attracted by an impressive spread of home-grown and homemade foods by Kathryn Filipiak’s Southern Scratch Delights and Delectibles, a record crowd attended last week’s Fall After Hours event at the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce. More...

Greg Callaway gets scholarship

Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School graduate Greg Callaway is awarded the Bill McCarty Scholarship by Lisa Stevens, Chapter President of XI Zeta Delta of Beta Sigma Phi. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The time is right

The Office Cat

The renovation of the Wilkes County Courthouse is nearing completion. The numbers were placed on the clock face Monday and as of Monday night it was showing the correct time. More...

Opinions

Politicians’ and commentators’ hot air makes our so-called Fall hot as summer

If you believe the calendar, the earth passed through the autumnal equinox Wednesday, marking the end of summer. We should be seeing distinctly chillier mornings by now, and cooler days, not afternoon highs still in the 90s. More...

When Everything Changed By GAIL COLLINS

Book Review

Gail Collins has given her book a rather sweeping title. More...

Cartoon

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Obituaries

Shirley Sayer Roberson

Graveside services for Shirley Sayer Roberson, 73, of Roberson- Campbell Road, Tignall, were held Monday, September 20, 2010, at the Roberson Family Cemetery with Rev. Albert W. Huyck Jr. officiating. She died Friday, September 17, at her home. More...

Personalities

Whitney Bearse celebrates fifth birthday Sept. 16

Whitney Madison Bearse, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Bearse, was five years old on Thursday, September 16, and celebrated on several occasions.   More...

Shondra Lynn Mills engaged to Christopher Warren Taylor

Rickey and Shirley Mills of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Shondra Lynn, to Christopher Warren Taylor of Winterville, son of Linda Taylor of Winterville and Fred Cooper of Athens. More...

Shannon Nicole Cosby, Larry Mark Tench exchange vows August 21 at Hilton Head

Shannon Nicole Cosby and Larry Mark Tench of Washington exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful outdoor ceremony on Saturday, August 21, at seven-thirty o’clock in the evening on Driessen Beach in Hilton Head Island, S.C. Rev. More...

School food service heads respond to complaints about high school lunches

At Monday night’s regular September meeting of the Wilkes County Board of Education, members had questions concerning complaints about school lunches at the middle and high school.   More...

Group forms against hotel debt; will meet today at Third Shiloh

A citizens’ group has formed to fight the funding of a new hotel adjacent to the Pope Center, united in the feeling that City of Washington officials have been dismissive of the public’s concern about taking on such a debt.   More...

Washington Police, GBI investigating apparent suicide on Gordon St.

Washington Police and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are investigating the apparent suicide of a Crawfordville man Monday morning in a parking lot on Gordon Street.   Leon H. More...

URA hears report on Anderson cleanup; begins training for ‘complicated issues’

In a regular meeting of the city of Washington’s Urban Redevelopment Authority last Thursday morning, authority members heard a report on cost overruns for the Anderson service station project, and accepted a proposal for members to receive sp More...

Early voting for Nov. election begins this week for 45 days ending Friday, October 29

Wilkes County voters have started early voting for the November general election, beginning some 45 days prior to election day on November 2.   More...

Voters to decide on 5 amendments to Georgia Constitution in election

Voters in Wilkes County going to the polls this fall will face five proposed Georgia constitutional amendments and a proposed statewide referendum on the November 2 general election ballot.   More...

Taxidermist preserves Sumatran tiger skin for Zoo Atlanta

Washington’s master taxidermist Lloyd Johnson turns over the preserved skin of Jalal, a rare Sumatran tiger who died of old age recently at Zoo Atlanta, to Jesse Smith, a zoo exhibit interpreter More...

News

The News-Reporter ... overlooking the Mediterranean

Ed and Roberta George took The News-Reporter along for a 10-day tour of Spain and stopped in Barcelona for this picture with the Mediterranean Sea in the background. More...

Sponsors sought for MS150 bike ride

123 2-08 ABC PSC Ad 6x4 2/26 /Dr. B il l Ro binson (rig ht) spok e to t he Washington Kiwanas Club about Mutiple Sclerosis and the upcoming MS150 bicycle ride scheduled for October 2-3. More...

Theater planning Christmas musical in early December

Plans are being made for the Washington Little Theater Christmas musical show which will be at the Bolton Lunceford Playhouse on December 10, 11, and 12. More...

Sports

Close game decided on two plays; Tigers lose 41-34

TIGER QUARTERBACK TEVERRIUS JONES HAD HIS BEST GAME TO DATE He rushed for127 yards and almost 10 yards per carry, and he completed passes for 115 yards. More...

Field to be named for legendary coach; teams will be recognized

The official naming of the athletic field at Tiger Stadium in honor of the most distinguished man who coached there will take place during a special ceremony this Friday, September 24, just prior to the football game between the W-W Tigers and Ocone More...

Region 7-A SCHEDULES and SCORES

AQUINAS 4-0 35 Landmark 17 67 Telfair Co. 14 51 Social Circle 0 40 Hancock 14 9/24 @ Wilkinson 10/8 @ Twiggs 10/15 @ Jeff Davis 10/22 Lincoln Co. 10/29 @ W.-Wilkes 11/5 Warren Co. GLASCOCK 1-3 7 Warren Co. 40 22 Lady Mercy 52 50 Mt. More...

Worship

God’s Marketplace will re-open Sept. 28 for USDA distribution

God’s Marketplace Food Pantry will close Tuesday, September 21, and will re-open on Tuesday, September 28, at 9:30 a.m. for a USDA food distribution. The pantry will stay open until all of the food is distributed. More...

The Word Bible Study will meet for Tent Outreach this Saturday

The Word Bible Study Class will have its 14th annual Tent Outreach Service on Saturday, September 25, at 415 Lexington Avenue, Washington (the vacant lot across from Jackson Street entrance.) The service will begin at 11 a.m.   More...

Gospel singing set for this Saturday at Sardis Baptist

Sardis Baptist Church at Rayle will host a gospel singing Saturday, September 25, at the church.   More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Friends of the Mary Willis Library will meet at the library at 3 p.m. on Thursday, October 7.   ƒ   More...