November 25, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Annual Legislative Breakfast Dec. 2 will host state, U.S. representatives

Make reservations now for next Thursday morning’s annual Wilkes County Legislative Breakfast set for December 2, at 8 a.m. at the Third Shiloh Mission Center in Washington.   More...

Salvation Army needs bell ringers, donations to meet growing needs

Even as shoppers at downtown Washington’s Candlelight Shopping event this week heard the familiar ringing bell, organizers say the sound is a call for help: the Salvation Army needs local bell-ringers and more donations this holiday season. More...

GSP predicts heavy travel, strong enforcement for holiday

Heavy travel is anticipated for the upcoming 102-hour Thanksgiving holiday travel period and the Georgia State Patrol is asking drivers to use caution as they travel. More...

A senior citizen’s Shoebox of Love may be his/her only Christmas gift

Sometimes it’s the only gift a senior gets at Christmas.   “We realized years ago that some of these residents don’t get anything, not even a visit, at Christmas,” said organizer Margie Burke. More...

Christmas parade set for Dec. 19, all entries are needed by Dec. 15

With a theme of “Home for Christmas,” the annual Washington- Wilkes Christmas Parade is set for Sunday, December 19, at 3 p.m.   Clubs, churches and other organizations are invited to enter floats, organizer Blake Thompson said. More...

Runoff election set Tuesday, Nov. 30 for two state judge races

A runoff election for two Georgia state court seats is set for next Tuesday, November 30. More...

Wilkes coming events now filling holiday schedule with activities

After the Downtown Development Authority’s annual Christmas Candlelight Shopping this week, Wilkes County’s holiday activities come in rapid fire. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

These are things I’m thankful for

The Office Cat

On several occasions this time of the year I have used a poem that I identified as being written by “my favorite fourth grader” when Miss Annie Sue Wynne was his teacher some 72 years ago. More...

Opinions

Who knew those sweet gum leaves hit the ground with a little ‘thap’?

I have to admit, I have a love-hate relationship with leaves, and it’s never as apparent to me as it is in November.   The autumn leaves here this year have been particularly bright and colorful. More...

The Doctor and the Diva

By ADRIENNE McDONNELL

If the title sounds like a romantic novel, that’s because it is. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Obituaries

James E. Bailey

A memorial service with full military honors was held for James. E. (Jimmy) Bailey, 59, Wednesday, November 24, 2010, at the Ebenezer Baptist Church, Aonia, with Rev. Albert W. Huyck Jr. officiating. More...

Marvin Wilson Partain

Marvin Wilson Partain, 65, of Athens, died November 14, 2010, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Athens.   Mr. Partain was a native of Wilkes County and the son of the late Woodrow and Louise Huff Partain. More...

Personalities

The News-Reporter ... in the birthplace of the Tango Ginny Broome were sure to take along a copy of The News-

Thad and Ginny Broome were sure to take along a copy of The News- Reporter when traveling to Argentina and Chile for a two week vacation celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. More...

Turner graduates from basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C.

Army National Guard Pvt. Dakota E. Turner has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.   More...

Trey Blackmon celebrates fourth birthday Nov. 15

Trey Blackmon, son of Bubba and Becky Blackmon, celebrated his fourth birthday on November 15.   Trey enjoyed a celebration several days before on Saturday, November 13, with his family and friends at his home. More...

Council will not appeal hotel court ruling, reviews $17.4 million city budget for 2011

The Washington City Council held a called meeting Monday night to vote against appealing the court’s decision not to certify a city-backed revenue bond, and to review a $17.4 million proposed city budget that includes a 2.5 percent electric ra More...

Wilkes Board of Education will go to court to request temporary tax digest for 2010

The ongoing delay in collecting property taxes is forcing the Wilkes County Board of Education to go to court to get a temporary tax digest for 2010 taxes.   More...

Christmas magic takes work

Led by Street Dept. More...

Primary school collects over 2,400 cans of food

Top collectors in the Washington-Wilkes Primary School annual food drive, including (l-r) Ke’ira Bess, Rhys Bowman, Patrick Hawes, Brandon Taylor, Trinity Glenn, Mary Katherine Mack, Ryan Hucke, More...

Bruce Bailey speaks on First Aid

Last week’s Wills Memorial Hospital Tea and Learn heard from Bruce Bailey on the subject of first aid. More...

Washington picked for state’s housing assistance program

The Georgia Initiative for Community Housing (GICH) has announced the selection of five Georgia communities – the cities of Auburn, Eatonton, Sylvania, and Washington, along with Berrien County – to participate in a threeyear program dev More...

Cade’s Home Cooking opens on The Square

Surrounded by family, friends, merchants, and Chamber of Commerce members, Malcolm Cade cuts the ceremonial ribbon on his and his wife Paulette’s new restaurant, Cade’s Home Cooking. More...

Man injured in overturned car

Wilkes County EMS and Washington Rescue worked to extricate a man injured in this Friday night crash on the Sharon Road south of Washington after the driver’s fingers were trapped under the roof More...

News

FBLA members, advisors attend Leadership Conference in Athens

Eight members of the Washington- Wilkes Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America attended the Georgia FBLA Fall Leadership Conference in Athens November 12-13. The conference included over 2,000 FBLA members from across the state. More...

Owen home is on Christmas Tour set Dec. 10-11

Featured on the 2010 Christmas Tour of Homes will be beautifully decorated homes open Friday evening, December 10. Nearby, The Square in downtown Washington will be alight with lights and falling snow (no matter what the weather.)   More...

Christmas at Callaway slated for Dec. 10; decorators needed

Christmas at Callaway Plantation will be held this year on Friday, December 10, from 4-8 p m. The Plantation is located five miles west of Washington on Highway 78 across from the Washington-Wilkes Airport.   More...

Sports

WRESTLING MEDAL WINNERS FROM THE PATRIOT CLASSIC

WRESTLING MEDAL WINNERS FROM THE PATRIOT CLASSIC held last weekend at Oglethorpe County High School were (l-r) Jack Martin, third place at 103 pounds; David Martin, second place at 189 pounds; and Den More...

James is Scholar Athlete of the Week for WJBF

Washington-Wilkes senior football player Milton James (center) was named a WJBF News Channel Six Scholar Athlete of the Week for the television station’s viewing area in the CSRA. More...

Time is short to register for youth basketball

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department (WWPRD)   is continuing registration D CO ER SPY NET.   COV R SP NET   for youth basketball for the rest of   More...

Worship

Daily tasks can help you face the holidays

During the holiday season each day can be harder than the last to face. The drudgery of another day, not knowing which way to turn can make the day feel like it is insurmountable. More...

The invitation of the Gospel message – (Mark 2:13-17)

The invitation of the gospel message is divided into three steps: the one who invites, the one who hears and the one who responds.   Let us look at the three steps that are taken when Jesus sends his invitation.   More...

Church of the Mediator to host Christmas luncheon on Dec. 4

The Episcopal Church of the Mediator Christmas luncheon will be held at the Parish House on Saturday, December 4, at 11:30 a.m. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The First United Methodist Church will have a Moravian Love Feast-Dinner on Wednesday, December 15, 5 p.m., followed by Christmas carols and dessert. Cost is $5.00.   ƒ   More...