April 7, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Wilkes Relay for Life sets security policy to ensure safety for May 6-7 cancer fundraiser

Security guidelines for the upcoming 2011 Wilkes County Relay for Life will be in place to ensure the safety of all participants in the event, organizers said this week.  The Wilkes Relay will be held on Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7, at Wash More...

Town hall meeting will address drug issues prior to W-W prom

To help make students aware of the dangers of underage drinking, alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, a town hall meeting is set for next Thursday, April 14, at 7 p.m. at the Pope Center.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Tour Day was a good day

The Office Cat

There hasn’t been an announcement or estimate of the number of people attending the Saturday Tour of Homes, but regardless of the attendance, it was a good day with lots of sunshine and blooming things, and the people who came were very complim More...

Opinions

Those on whom we depend

Please accept our apologies for this somewhat abbreviated edition of The News-Reporter this week. More...

If April 4th is so-called Tax Freedom Day, how come it feels like I’m being robbed?

We hard-working taxpayers in Georgia had a day to celebrate this weekend. In Georgia, April 4 is Tax Freedom Day.  Oh boy, let’s party.  More...

Mrs. Adams in Winter By MICHAEL O’BRIEN

Book Review

Probably Abigail Adams, wife of our second president, comes first to mind when we read “Mrs. Adams.” This Mrs. Adams is her daughter-in-law, wife of John Quincy Adams. More...

Worship

Rev. Henderson is recipient of Outstanding Educator Award

Rev. Charles Henderson, pastor of New Saints C.M.E. More...

Death isn’t easy but attentiveness to changing needs can be helpful

Death is never easy. It is natural and it is inevitable, but it is still painful for us to say goodbye to someone we love. Every life is a gift, and the close bonds we have formed are a blessing. More...

The unsinkable power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Read Mark 6:45-52. Right before this passage of scripture Jesus had taken a few fish and loaves of bread and fed five thousand men plus women and children, a miracle the likes of which never before had been seen. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Washington-Wilkes Food Pantry on Jackson Street will be closed the month of March. It will reopen in April.  .  Young's Chapel Baptist Church will have its annual family and friends day on Sunday, April 17, 2:30 p.m. Rev. More...

Large turnout for Hollander fair shows need for employment here

Nearly 130 Wilkes County jobseekers turned out early Saturday to apply for as many as 15 factory jobs in Tignall, a situation that reflects both high unemployment and hopeful signs of recovery in manufacturing jobs.  More...

Saturday’s perfect weather sees good ’11 Spring Tour of Homes

Perfect spring weather greeted more than 200 visitors to Washington over the weekend for the annual Spring Tour of Homes.  “The weather was absolutely perfect,” said Carol Jackson, Tour chairman. More...

News

Phi Beta Kappa inducts W-W graduates

Jessica Watson (left) and Molly Newsome were inducted into the Alpha of Georgia chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at the University of Georgia on Thursday, March 31, in the University Chapel. More...

Young Georgia Authors chosen

Students at Washington-Wilkes Primary School recently participated in the Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition. More...

‘Your Southern Garden’ back on the air with new episodes

“Your Southern Garden” with Walter Reeves, a regional educational television show, has started its 2011 season, just in time to get Southern gardeners geared up and ready for spring planting.  More...

Obituaries

Dr. Alphonso William Hilliard

Graveside services for Dr. Alphonso William Hilliard, 86, of Washington were held Saturday, April 2, 2011, at Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. G.L. Avery officiating. He died Monday, March 28, at his home.  More...

Shirley Adams Davis

Funeral services for Shirley Adams Davis, 73, of Rayle, were held Tuesday, April 5, 2011. Graveside services were held Wednesday, April 6, at New Hope Cemetery, in Robbinsville, N.C. She died Saturday, April 2.  Mrs. More...

Edwin Kenneth Mann

Graveside services for Edwin Kenneth Mann, 72, of Stoney Ridge Road, Washington, were held Monday, April 4, 2011, at Phillips Mill Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Robert Rayner officiating. More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Audrey Ryan Stephens   Matt and Megan Stephens of Bishop announce the birth of their daughter, Audrey Ryan, on Saturday, March 19, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens. Audrey weighed 8 lbs. 2 ozs. and was 21 inches long. More...

Loudelle Johnson honored at 90th birthday celebration

Loudelle Johnson was honored on the occasion of her 90th birthday at a surprise celebration hosted by her nieces and nephews on Sunday, April 3.  The party took place in Mrs. Johnson’s room at Wills Memorial Hospital.  More...

Caitlin Morgan Crook to wed Robert Edward Johnson June 4

Mr. and Mrs. William Christopher Crook of Brunswick announce the engagement of their daughter, Caitlin Morgan, to Robert Edward Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Lloyd Johnson III of Washington.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. More...