June 2, 2011 RSS feed / News

Mildred Peeler is new president of Superior Court Clerks’ Assoc.

Mildred Peeler, Superior Court Clerk of Wilkes County, was elected and installed as president of the Superior Court Clerks’ Association of Georgia for 2011-2012 at the 2011 mandatory continuing judicial education annual spring seminar.  More...

‘The Real Margaret Mitchell’ is topic of W-W Historical Foundation lunch

When we think of Margaret Mitchell, naturally the first thought is of Gone With The Wind. But what about who she really was; that family and close friends called her Peggy; or who was there when she was hit by the taxi? More...

Wilkes Relay for Life volunteers close 2011 with Relay wrap-up meeting Tuesday night

Volunteers for the recent 2011 Wilkes County Relay for Life will be gathering Tuesday night for their wrap-up meeting, expecting to celebrate a successful fund drive and passing out awards for volunteer and team participation. More...

Musician/author to entertain at library in two performances

The Mary Willis Library will continue its summertime activities during the next few weeks with several programs, including special performances, story time, afternoon movies, and more.  More...

Wild game supper at First Baptist is free; public invited

The Friendship Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church in Washington is inviting the public to its wild game supper on Saturday, June 4, from 6-8 p.m. More...

Food giveaway set Tuesday, June 7, at God’s Marketplace

God’s Marketplace is offering a food giveaway on Tuesday, June 7, at 9:30 a.m. for low-income families and/or elderly people residing in Wilkes County.  The first 150 people will be given one bag of food on a first-come-firstserved basis. More...

Free lunches to be available through DECAL this summer

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department (W-WPRD), in conjunction with the Wilkes County Community Partnership, will be sponsoring the Bright from the Start – DECAL Summer Food Service Program this summer.  More...

Community Impact Hero Award given to T.J. and Friends Found.

The T.J. and Friends Foundation, Inc. recently received the Community Impact Hero Award from the American Red Cross.  More...

W-WES announces honor roll, merit list for final nine weeks

Washington-Wilkes Elementary School students who were named to the honor roll and merit list for grades four and five for the final nine-week period are listed below. The list was supplied by Wanda Jenkins, principal.  FIFTH GRADE  More...

Watering lawns wisely insures benefit of healthy summer turf

Often forgotten are the environmental benefits of a healthy turf. Grass prevents soil erosion, filters rainwater, traps airborne dust and soot, and acts as a noise abatement. More...

Receives national membership certificate

Robert Marshall Jackson Jr. (right) received his national membership certificate at the May 19 meeting of the Washington-Wilkes Chapter Sons of the American Revolution from President Thomas Owen. More...

CLARIFICATION

The report on the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners meeting in the May 19 edition of The News- Reporter stated that the board “officially set the total county tax levy for 2011 following required hearings ...” It should have read &ldqu More...

Alabama town gets supplies donated in relief effort by Pole Branch Baptist

Pole Branch Missionary Baptist Church initiated a relief effort for tornado victims in Ringgold, but due to the fact that Ringgold is no longer accepting donations, the members took the supplies to Pisgah, Ala.   More...

Drug busts in local housing projects lead May law enforcement roundup

Neighborhood complaints about drug sales have resulted in two Wilkes County men being arrested and charged with selling drugs near housing authority neighborhoods.  In separate incidents, Derrick Sturgis, 29, and Robert McClendon Jr., 37, of Wil More...

Hit-and-run damages trailer full of snacks

Georgia State Patrol trooper Sgt. Paul Waller examines a utility trailer after it was damaged in a hit-and-run accident last week. More...

Time to look out for fawns, but leave them alone

Like these fawns born last year in Green’s Grove, the next generation of whitetail deer is arriving in wooded areas all over Wilkes County right now. More...

Secret orchid garden revealed in Saturday’s GPB broadcast

Get a sneak peek at a secret orchid garden and learn about container plants for shade on “Your Southern Garden” with Walter Reeves June 4 at noon and 6:30 p.m. on Georgia Public Broadcasting.  More...

Washington Rotary presents awards at annual cookout

The First United Methodist Church of Washington was the recipient of the Community Service Award given by the Rotary Club of Washington at its annual cookout and recognition program held last Thursday, May 26, at the home of Joey and Polly Fievet. More...

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‘Juneteenth’ slated for Third Shiloh on June 17 at 7:30

The CSRA Ministerial Alliance will sponsor a “Juneteenth Celebration” Friday, June 17, 7:30 p.m., at the Third Shiloh Center.  The program will feature songs of praise, skits, recitations, and historical highlights about “Junet More...

Where in the world is The News-Reporter ...

... getting a peek at the pachyderms

Karen Stubbs took her copy of The News-Reporter on a safari to Botswana, Africa. Taking a boat trip on the Linyanti River, Stubbs was given the opportunity to observe elephants in their natural habitat (in background). More...

Fourth, fifth graders get top academic awards

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Hollander employees enjoy Appreciation Week in May

Employees of Tignall’s Hollander Home Fashion enjoyed the plant’s Employee Appreciation Week May 9 through 13.  More...

Annual Campmeeting June 4-12 slated for Fountain Campground

Fountain Campground will hold its annual Campmeeting on June 4-12.  More...

Tignall News

“Don’t Fry Day” was recognized last Friday, just in time for all those people who sunbathe on that first very warm holiday, Memorial Day. You thought I was going to tell you not to fry food, I’m sure. More...

Haiti mission trip topic of slide show presented by Butts

Gary Butts gave an interesting slide presentation Sunday night at the Tignall Baptist Church of his mission trip to Haiti.  Gary joined a group from Savannah on May 7 and went to Haiti to do a Bible School mission for the children in a certain a More...

Lundberg News

Attendance was low at Clifford’s Grove Baptist Church Sunday. Some were sick and others on vacation. Allie and Morgan sang a special during Sunday School hour. I was absent, too, so I missed it. More...