July 21, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Urban Redevelopment Authority hears reports on ongoing projects in the city

The City of Washington Urban Redevelopment Authority has agreed to look at putting out bids for the demolition of a long-abandoned service station and, in their meeting Tuesday, heard reports on the status of several ongoing projects.  More...

Tricky bypass turn claims trailer

Washington Police Lt. Robert Roca examines the wreckage of a construction trailer that overturned in transit last Thursday at the intersection of Sam McGill Parkway and the North Bypass below TPS. More...

Three arrested for trafficking meth after search reveals big drug stash

A Washington man on parole after meth convictions in 2007 has been arrested again and charged with felony trafficking in the deadly drug.  More...

Confederate spy Belle Boyd will be topic at next Civil War Round Table

Mosie Marlar, from Fountain Inn, S.C., will present “Belle Boyd, Confederate Spy” at the Washington Civil War Round Table meeting on Monday, July 25, at 6 p.m., at the Talk of the Town Café in the historic Fitzpatrick Hotel on The Square More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Two weeks until school starts?

The Farmers Market behind the Courthouse on the edge of Fort Washington Park had all kinds of fresh Wilkes County vegetables, baked goodies and Mexican items Saturday morning. More...

Opinions

Does Googling instead of remembering change what we store in our noggins?

A new study published in Science Magazine suggests that using internet search engines like Google has changed the way we use our brains.  Now that we can Google any information we might need, experiments showed that people made less effort to re More...

Book Review

A Passion for Nature

By DONALD WORSTER  A   Passion for Nature is “The  More...

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Obituaries

Christopher Lee McAvoy

Graveside services for Christopher Lee “Chris” McAvoy, 39, of Washington were held Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at Rehoboth Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Steve Rayner officiating. More...

Marie Ginn Smalley

Funeral services for Marie Ginn Smalley, 91, of 275 Humphrey Street, Lincolnton, were held Monday, June 18, 2011, at Lincolnton Baptist Church with Rev. Dan Rosser and Rev. Tom Smalley officiating. Interment was in the Lincolnton City Cemetery. More...

Susie Mae Daniels

Funeral services for Susie Mae Daniels, 86, were held Friday, July 15, 2011, at the New Springhill Baptist Church, Philomath, with Rev. Reginald A. Hunter officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Personalities

Denards inducted in W-W SAR

At the June 19 meeting of the Washington-Wilkes Chapter Sons of the American Revolution, David Denard and his three sons were inducted as new members. More...

Armours honored at couple’s cookout, baby shower July 10

Justin and Audra Armour were honored at a couple’s cookout and baby shower on Sunday, July 10, at the home of Jimmy and Elaine Wheatley. More...

Caroline Durham enjoys third birthday parties with family and friends

Caroline Bethea Durham, daughter of Jay and Lee Durham, celebrated her third birthday on several occasions beginning with a beach party at St. More...

County voting district reapportionment shows change for small number of voters

Although there are some slight changes directly affecting about 180 people in Wilkes County, the proposed reapportionment of county voting districts will leave most of the county unchanged and the four districts’ population percentages virtuall More...

Wilkes leaders to take part in July 28 Competitiveness Initiative meeting

State and local business leaders will meet at the Pope Center in Washington next Thursday, July 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to take part in a statewide live teleconference for Governor Nathan Deal’s new Georgia Competitiveness Initiative.  More...

Board of Education awards dugout contract, discusses timing of next SPLOST referendum

In Monday evening’s regular July meeting, the Wilkes County Board of Education awarded a contract to build dugouts for the high school’s new ball fields, and discussed the timing for putting the school SPLOST on the ballot.  More...

Need a job? Get a ‘foot in the door’ with Work Ready certificate

With more than 900 certified workers out of Wilkes County’s 4,400-member workforce, Washington Wilkes is a certified Georgia Work Ready community but there are still many workers who need the certification, organizers say, and the community nee More...

Tourism experts look at Pope Center in effort to attract more visitor events

A group of Georgia tourism officials visited Washington recently to help local officials evaluate and further develop the area’s tourism potential.  More...

W-W Historical Foundation to hear story of 12th Ga. Infantry August 7

The Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundations will welcome guest speaker Johnnie Pearson for its meeting Sunday, August 7, from 2:30 until 4:30 at the Robert Toombs House located at 216 E. Robert Toombs Avenue.  More...

News

President tells of Chamber news

Chamber of Commerce President Jenny Reville told members of the Washington Rotary Club that the Chamber is striving “to make a collective effort, within the whole community, to be pro-business. More...

David Porter is featured speaker for Fellowship Day at Pompey’s Chapel

Pompey’s Chapel Baptist Church will have its Fellowship Day program on Sunday, July 24, at 1:30 p.m. More...

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

... on a historical tour More...

Sports

Girls softball is added to Tiger broadcast list by WSGC radio station

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger football, basketball, and baseball games will continue to be broadcast on the radio and over the internet this coming school year and now, radio station WSGC has announced the addition of Lady Tiger Softball to the list, a More...

Youngest ever wins Amos Martin Invitational

At one point in the Saturday round, 18-year-old Graham Echols (at right) was seven under on the links at the Amos Martin Invitational Golf Tournament held July 2-3 at the Washington-Wilkes County Club. More...

Registration begins for youth football players ages 6-12

Registration for the Youth Football Program began at the Washington- Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department (W-WPRD) on July 1 and will end on Thursday, August 11. More...

Worship

‘His Last Days’ drama set for Tallulah Falls September 3- 4

The 28 annual presentation of His Last Days, Georgia’s only outdoor passion drama, will be held on Saturday and Sunday, September 3-4, at the Tallulah Falls Amphitheater in Tallulah Falls at 7 p.m. each evening.  More...

Lyonsville Baptist sets revival services August 29-Sept. 2

The Lyonsville Baptist Church will have revival services August 29 through September 2.  The services will be held at 7:30 p.m. each evening with Rev. Lance Pitts, pastor of Gibson Grove Baptist Church of Washington and Mt. More...

Allow others to help when you have lost a child

One point I have repeatedly made in these columns is that everyone who is grieving needs someone to talk to, no matter how much of an emotional supe rman or superwoman someone thinks that they are.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Mt. Carmel Baptist Church will have its annual revival services July 25-29 at 7:30 p.m. each evening. Rev. Tommy Burgess Jr. of Thomson will be the guest minister along with his church, New Vision Baptist Church. Rev. Charles Belton is pastor of Mt. More...