December 9, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Helping bring Toys for Tots to Wilkes

Georgia State Patrol troopers from Washington’s Post 17, including (l-r) Senior Trooper Delston Branch, Sgt. Paul Waller, Corp. J.M. Bloodworth, Senior Trooper R.L. More...

Board of Education awards contract to build new Tiger athletic facilities

In a called meeting last Thursday night, December 2, the Wilkes County Board of Education voted to award the contract to construct athletic fields at the new school facility. More...

State-mandated runoff election cost Wilkes County more than $20 a vote

The recent State of Georgia General Election runoff on November 30 involved only two statewide races but counties across the state, including Wilkes, were required to issue and mail ballots, open all of their polling places, and man them with worker More...

Civic, community leaders gather for annual Legislative Breakfast

A full house of civic and community leaders from Wilkes and Lincoln Counties gathered last Thursday morning, December 2, at the Third Shiloh Center for the 2010 Legislative Breakfast in Wash- ington, and for the third year heard sober budgetary news More...

Fire heavily damages Sharon Road home just weeks after nearby home burns down

Just three weeks after a fire destroyed a neighbor’s home, fire nearly claimed the Sharon Road home of 87-year-old Maeozie Wilson just a short distance away. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

What!? No possum!?

The Office Cat

A friend gave me the following words of wisdom by John Ruskin: “Sunshine is delicious; rain is refreshing; wind braces us up; snow is exhilarating. More...

Opinions

I finally figured out why Santa Claus never left me those hand grenades

This was always a worrisome time of year when I was a kid. The question that kept me awake those December nights was this: had Santa seen enough to realize how naughty I’d been, and therefore leave me with nothing but socks and underwear? More...

Cartoon

Full Story

For the Kingdom By M.L. LeGETTE

Book Review

Our young Washington-Wilkes author, Melissa LeGette, has published her second book. Her first, Unicorn Girl, was a fantasy. For the Kingdom is a young adult book, set in a mythical Medieval-style kingdom. More...

Obituaries

Charles Mayes

Funeral services for Charles Mayes, 67, of Washington, were held Sunday, December 5, 2010, at Heard’s Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Paul A. Hull officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Terra Denise Hall Graves

Funeral services for Terra Denise Hall Graves, 43, were held Saturday, December 4, 2010, at Jackson Chapel AME Church with Rev. Nathaniel Kendrick and Rev. Patricia D. Wilder officiating. Interment was in City West Cemetery. More...

Kylin Jackson

Funeral services for Kylin Jackson, two-month-old son of Thomas and Jasmine Huff Jackson III of Rayle, were held Saturday, December 4, 2010, in the T.A. McLendon Memorial Chapel of Davenport- McLendon Mortuary, Washington, with Rev. L. More...

Personalities

The News-Reporter ... on a Caribbean cruise

Charles and Mary Rhodes (left), along with Pierce and Joyce Barden, took their trusty News-Reporter on a seven day cruise to visit Cozumel, Belize, Costa Maya, and Roatan, Honduras, aboard the Carniva More...

Thad and Ginny Broome enjoy 50th anniversary celebrations

celebrated their 50th anniversary in the 2010 year in a series of celebrations that have lasted throughout the year. The couple was married on October 16, l960, at Carter’s Grove Baptist Church. More...

Nikki Morris guest of honor at baby shower December 4

Nikki Smith Morris of Martinez was entertained at a baby shower on Saturday, December 4, at The Clubhouse of Ansley Town Center Apartments in Evans. More...

Getting ready for a Toombs family Christmas

Historic re-enactors (l-r) Mary Kate Reeves, Madeline Reeves, and Jane Ellyn Hardy prepare for Saturday’s Toombs Family and Friends living history program called “Our Common Heritage: 1860 More...

City of Washington expected to pass $17.4 M budget after public hearing

Few citizens turned out for a public hearing Monday morning to comment on the City of Washington’s proposed $17.4 million annual budget for 2011. More...

Driver killed last Thursday in crash; alcohol suspected to be involved

A Washington man was killed in a crash Thursday afternoon near Rayle.   Reginald Davis, 50, of Bull Street in Washington, was pronounced dead at the scene, Georgia State Patrol Senior Trooper Brent Marxsen said.   More...

Children’s Chorus part of Little Theater’s Christmas show

Members of the Washington Little Theater Company’s Children’s Chorus who will be performing in the musical variety show, “It’s Christmas In Washington,” on December 10-12 are (front row, seated, l-r) Abbe Lin, Maggie Mar More...

Snow falling

Friday night will see a return of “Snow on the Square” as children and adults alike enjoy playing in the “snow” falling. More...

Shoeboxes for seniors deadline is next Tuesday

The deadline is Tuesday, Dec. 14 to help in the effort to give a Christmas gift shoe box to every senior in every elder care facility in Wilkes County.   More...

News

Writers noted for best essays

Seventh and Eighth grade winners of the Patriot’s Pen Contest were Troy Allen, first place; Cristan Chafin, second; and Brannon James, third. Brannon James also won first place in the district. More...

Sylvia Walker wins first place at DPA, sings at ‘Songfest’

Sixth grader Sylvia Lee Walker, daughter of Ed and Selena Walker, received first place at the 4-H District Project Achievement competition at Rock Eagle. She sang “Silent Night.”   More...

Booker scholarship program to be held at Dec. 26 at 6 p.m.

The Reese J. Booker Scholarship Program will be held at the Mark’s Tabernacle Baptist Church Sunday, December 26, at 6 p.m.   Rev. Willie L. Crew, son of Mrs. More...

Letters

$200,000 pool is expense requiring electric rate hike

TO THE EDITOR:   In the proposed city budget is $200,000.00 for a swimming pool. A swimming pool is a luxury not a necessary thing. The $200,000.00 will not cover the expense of operating and insurance, so it will be an on-going expense. More...

Sports

Tiger matmen place in tourney; home opener set next Tuesday

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger wrestling team competed in the 16- team King of the Mountains Tournament last weekend in Hiawasee.   More...

‘SEC Video Zone’ now featured in newspaper’s online edition

The News-Reporter is now featuring SEC Video Zone in its online version (www.news-reporter.com) to run official Southeastern Conference game highlights for all sports.   More...

Gunter is MVP at Nat Greene

Anna Claire Gunter was awarded Most Valuable Player for the Nathanael Greene Academy (NGA) JV softball team at the NGA sports banquet on Monday, November 29. Gunter is an eighth grade student and the daughter of Freddie and Jan Gunter. More...

Worship

Annual reminders of grief can be bearable if you reach out to others, count blessings

Most homes have a calendar hanging somewhere. It is usually centrally located so that everyone can write important events such as doctor appointments, special church functions, vacations, anniversaries, birthdays, etc., on it. More...

God’s Marketplace thanks supporters for contributions

God’s Marketplace would like to thank the schools and others who have so graciously given food, clothes and household items to its ministries. More...

The Freedom of the Gospel

(Mark 2:23-3:5)

God gave his laws to Moses so people could build a nation in which godly people could live with one another in peace, but over the years the Pharisees interpreted and nitpicked the laws to the point that they became burdensome to the people rather t 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...