October 7, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Artists with Wilkes County roots to be focus of Fall ArtFest Nov. 5-7

Local Washington-Wilkes artists will be the focus for the Fall ArtFest set for November 5, 6, and 7. More...

Wilkes deputies arrest three on drug distribution charges in Washington, Wilkes County

Ongoing drug investigations have resulted in more arrests in Washington and Wilkes County. More...

Nearly 200 ballots already cast in early Nov. election voting

Nearly 200 Wilkes County voters have already cast their ballots so far in early voting for the November general election. More...

Rep. Paul Broun honored by NFIB for support to small businesses

U.S. Representative Paul Broun recently received the “Guardian of Small Business Award” from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) for his support of small businesses in the 111th Congress. More...

In memory of Jack Newsome

Marilyn Newsome places a brick in the Wills Memorial Hospital entrance in memory of her husband Jack. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Second in beef calf production

The Office Cat

We have not had anyone to write the Tyrone Community News since Priscilla Maxwell had to give it up a couple of years ago because of health reasons. More...

Opinions

Younger generations aren’t dumb, they just haven’t learned enough

Are our kids on their way to becoming “The Dumbest Generation”? More...

Cartoon

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Spies of the Balkans By ALAN FURST

Book Review

Alan Furst is known for his dark suspense novels set in Europe during the early years of World War II. In Spies of the Balkans, Costa Zannis is a senior policeman in Salonika in northern Greece. More...

Sports

Lady Tigers region champs after strong win over GMC

The Washington-Wilkes Lady Tigers softball team has cruised to a second consecutive region championship with a 7-0 region record and an impressive 9-1 win over Georgia Military College to secure the title. More...

Tigers’ plague continues in 28-7 loss to Wilkinson

Too bad but it was a return to more of the same for the plagued Washington-Wilkes Tigers last Friday night at Wilkinson County. The Warriors put a 28-7 hurting on W-W even though less than 20 yards separated the two teams in total offense.   More...

Region 7-A Standings

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Worship

Danburg Baptist sets homecoming for Sunday, Oct. 10

Danburg Baptist Church will have its annual homecoming Sunday, October 10, at 10:15 a.m. Revival services will begin Monday, October 11, and continue through Wednesday, October 13, at 7 p.m.   More...

Annual Fall Festival at First Methodist set for October 23

The First United Methodist Church of Washington will have its annual Fall Festival on Saturday, October 23, from 3-5 p.m. More...

Pope’s Chapel has 54th homecoming on Sunday, Sept. 31

S unday was the 54th annual homecoming at Pope’s Chapel United Methodist Church with Shana Boyd Magruder welcoming everyone and speaking for the memorials for the deceased. 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...

CITY COUNCIL RESCHEDULES - Free Access

City wants to avoid possible conflict with hotel bond hearing

The regular October meeting of the Washington City Council has been rescheduled for Monday, October 18. More...

Hotel bond validation court hearing rescheduled for Monday at 9:30 a.m.

A bond validation hearing on the Pope Center hotel project set for last Friday has been delayed until Monday, October 11, at 9:30 a.m.   More...

‘We’re Number One!’ ... for two years running

Cayla Gilland, Gabby Lavender, and Lauren Harrison proclaim the Washington-Wilkes Lady Tigers softball team tops in Region 7-A after the girls beat Georgia Military College last Thursday successfully More...

‘I’d Rather Be in Tignall’ festival has become homecoming for past and present residents

The annual “I’d Rather Be in Tignall” Festival, set for Saturday, November 6, at the old Tignall school, has become a popular community reunion for present and former Tignall residents and newcomers alike.   More...

Leak causes Rover fire

Washington firefighters extinguish a stubborn fire under the hood of a Range Rover parked at a home on Spring Street Friday afternoon. More...

‘Reach for Recovery’ volunteers needed for new cancer patients

The Augusta chapter of the American Cancer Society is currently seeking volunteers for the Reach to Recovery program in Wilkes County.   More...

Voters face five amendments to Georgia constitution, one referendum on November General Election ballot

Voters in Wilkes County now going to the polls for early voting are facing five proposed Georgia constitutional amendments and a proposed statewide referendum on the November 2 general election ballot.   More...

Wills Memorial holds uniform sale

Employees of Wills Memorial Hospital and area medical offices shop last week’s uniform sale put on by a new company “We B Scrubbing” in Milledgeville. More...

Wilkes deputies make arrest in Logan Woods scrap metal theft

Wilkes County deputies have made another scrap-metal theft arrest after a shop was broken into in the Logan Woods neighborhood east of Washington.   More...

News

4-H and FFA Goat Show Team competes at Gwinnett Co. Fair

Wilkes County 4-H and FFA Market Goat Show Team members took home honors after competing in the Gwinnett County Fair Goat Show in Lawrenceville. This was their final show before the state competition.   More...

Pizza, doughnut fund-raisers ongoing; four athletes running cross country

Every Tuesday night in October, Washington-Wilkes Middle School will be having Pizza Hut nights from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. With a coupon available at the restaurant, Pizza Hut will donate 20 percent of your purchase price to our school. More...

The News-Reporter ... in the nation’s capitol

Dr. Greg McLeod and wife Debbie took their News-Reporter along when they went to Washington, D.C., to participate in a Tea Party rally. More...

Letters

Make an impact; we have a long way to go

TO THE EDITOR:   Lately, I read the local newsreporter, and I become disgruntled at some of the comments made in the Letter to the Editor. I realize that everything written is a matter of opinion, and I respect that. More...

‘Serious concerns’ create questions about city projects

TO THE EDITOR:   I have been observing the actions of some of our city councilmen and I have some serious concerns.   More...

Spectacular event at National Guard Armory appreciated

TO THE EDITOR:   I want to say thanks to everyone at the National Guard Armory for a spectacular fall festival.   A lot of work and planning had obviously gone into this event and it definitely paid off. More...

Obituaries

Frankie Annette Thornton Carter

Funeral services for Frankie Annette Thornton Carter, 73, of Metasville, were held Friday, October 1, 2010, at Rehoboth Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Rayner officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. She died September 28 at her home. More...

Mary Saggus Sisson

Funeral services for Mary Saggus Sisson, 80, of Swainsboro, formerly of Washington-Wilkes, were held Sunday, October 3, 2010, in the Chapel of Chapman Funeral Home, Swainssboro, with Rev. Ann Braswell officiating. More...

Bernice Brown Wood

Funeral services for Bernice Brown Wood, 74, of Lincolnton, were held Tuesday, October 5, 2010, at Loco Baptist Church in Lincolnton with Rev. Kenneth Jones officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Personalities

Danielle Thornton inducted into GSU honor society

Jamie Danielle Thornton was inducted into the Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro on Sunday, August 29.   More...

Ashley Geiser, Matthew Braxton to wed on Saturday, October 16

Ashley Geiser of Los Angeles, Calif., and Matthew Braxton of Washington announce their plans to marry.   More...

Shondra Mills entertained at bridal shower Sept. 18

Shondra Mills of Athens, brideelect of Chris Taylor of Winterville, was entertained at a miscellaneous shower on Saturday, September 18, given by family members at Twin Oak Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Washington. More...