July 28, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Final 2010 tax bills may finally be sent, but most land owners have paid taxes

The final bills from the final 2010 Wilkes County tax digest may be mailed next week, and Tax Commissioner Mary Hubbard hopes this will be the last of it.  “Unless they run into a problem between now and Friday, we’ll have the final More...

Prisoner catwalk removed for courthouse renovations

For decades, prisoners in Wilkes County walked between the old jail facilities and the courtroom in the Wilkes County courthouse via this barred steel catwalk. More...

New teachers ready for school

Twenty new teachers who will be teaching Wilkes County students this year met for orientation last week at the Wilkes Board of Education offices. Superintendent Dr. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Nothing to do about butchered bushes

Some of our people seem to think that the Nunset Boulevard play being presented at The Washington Little Theater Co. is a repeat of a Nunsense play in 1998-99. Not so! More...

Opinions

Spending cuts, tax increases required

To The Editor :   More...

Council should act to solve problem

TO THE EDITOR:  Why doesn’t the city council quit bickering and do something about the Comcast reception quality?  TOMMY BEARD   More...

Father of Mattel’s Hot Wheels toy cars left legacy for fun for millions of boys

A great American manufacturer passed away last week. More...

Obituaries

Erson J. Bufford

Funeral services for Erson J. Bufford, 92, of Delhi Road, Tignall, were held Sunday, July 24, 2011, at the Tabor Baptist Church, Tignall. Interment was in the church cemetery. He died Thursday, July 21, in Wills Memorial Hospital.   More...

Joe Thomas Summerlin

Funeral services for Joe Thomas (Jake) Summerlin of Washington, formerly of College Park, were held Sunday, July 24, 2011, at the Chapel of Parrott Funeral Home, Atlanta, with Rev. Don Angel officiating. More...

Anna Pearl Williamson

Funeral services for Anna Pearl Williamson, 77, of Washington, will be held Thursday, July 28, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Hopkins Funeral Home, Washington, with Rev. Robert Walton officiating. Interment will follow in Resthaven Cemetery. More...

Personalities

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

... getting some advanced summer learning

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New Beginnings

Jasilyn De’shawna Graves   Jameson Graves and Natasha Parks of Washington announce the birth of their daughter, Jasilyn De’shawna Graves, on Friday, July 8, at University Hospital in Augusta. Jasilyn weighed 7 lbs. 8 ozs. More...

Madison Wheatley enjoys Wizard of Oz birthday celebration

Madison Wheatley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Greg Wheatley, celebrated her fourth birthday with a Wizard of Oz party at her home on her birthday, June 24.  More...

Wills Memorial gets latest in cancer diagnostic tools

Wills Memorial Hospital has just acquired new equipment that will give doctors a much better ability to screen patients for cancer.  More...

State, regional leaders meet here Thursday

More than 100 state, regional, and local government and business leaders are meeting here Thursday, July 28, for a conference on Governor Nathan Deal’s new Georgia Competitiveness Initiative.  More...

Gospel Music Extravaganza will bring church choirs to Square Sat. evening

The Square in Washington will ring to the sounds of Gospel music Saturday evening as choirs and speakers from churches all over Wilkes County hold a Gospel Music Extravaganza beginning at 6 p.m.  Organizer Clara Sutton said that some 20 churches More...

All voter registration drives must get clearance from local, U.S. authorities

This November’s Washington municipal election is expected to generate a great deal of voter interest and get-out-the-vote efforts, but the Wilkes County Voter Registrar’s Office is cautioning residents about voter registration drives bein More...

Registration now open for annual Miss Wilkes County Pageant Oct. 1

Registration is now open for the fifth annual Miss Wilkes County Pageant, set for Saturday, October 1, at 6 p.m.  Entry applications are online at MissWilkesCountyPageant.com or may be picked up at the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce locat More...

News

Troop 22510 treated to tour, sleepover at Ga. Aquarium

Girl Scout Troop 22510 visited the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta for an informational, behind-the-scenes tour and an overnight stay on Saturday, July 9.  While there, the group was able to watch a dolphin show and a fourdimensional movie. More...

W-W Class of 2001 will have reunion at Livery on Aug. 6

The Washington-Wilkes High School class of 2001 will have its 10-year class reunion on Saturday, August 6, at the Court Street Livery from 7-11 p.m.  More...

Ministry’s success is triple the national average

Rev. More...

Letters

Ringgold, Catoosa County still need help

(Editor’s note: The following was sent to The News-Reporter by Washington Lion and former District Governor Olin Newby. More...

Sports

Tiger fans will have three chances to meet coaches, buy 2011 tickets

A series of three special events will afford Washington-Wilkes Tiger football fans the opportunity to meet the new coaching staff for 2011 as well as a number of Tiger football players. More...

9-10 Girls All-Stars win first game in tournament but lose next two

The Washington-Wilkes 2011 9-10-year-old Girls All-Stars softball team won its first game in tournament competition on July 2. More...

All-Stars play in tournament, thank contributors

Members of the Washington-Wilkes Little League Major League All-Stars who just finished their season at the annual tournament are (front row, l-r) Colton Bearse, Anthony Collins, Curt Gammon, Jaylan More...

Worship

Sardis Baptist sets revival services for Aug. 7-9 at 7 p.m.

Sardis Baptist Church, 431 Sardis Church Road, Rayle, will have revival services beginning Sunday, August 7, during the morning service at 11 a.m. Services will continue each evening through August 9 at 7 p.m.  More...

‘Fresh Encounter with God’ is community revival theme

Wilkes Ministers United invites all of the churches in Wilkes County to join together for “A Fresh Encounter with God.” This community-wide revival is scheduled for August 11- 13 at The Pope Center in Washington.  More...

Pleasant Grove CME to hold revival services August 3-5

Pleasant Grove CME Church will have its annual revival services August 3-5 at 7 p.m. each night.  Rev. Ian Spencer is pastor and has announced that there will be a different speaker each night. 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...