September 29, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Southern Heritage Festival will have more than ever for visitors young and old

The list of old-fashioned activities for next Saturday’s Mule Day Southern Heritage Festival is filling up with more to do than ever before, organizers say.  More...

Voting is secret, says judge so you can vote without fear

The head of Wilkes County elections says that when you cast a vote in Wilkes County, nobody knows who you vote for. It’s kept totally secret and voters can vote without fear or intimidation. More...

It’s autumn at the Farmers Market

Fall vegetables and the last of summer’s produce brought shoppers to the Washington Farmers Market behind the Wilkes County courthouse Saturday morning. More...

Several cattle found shot in field, county authorities investigating

Wilkes County Sheriff’s investigators are looking into the shooting of several cattle in eastern Wilkes County over the weekend.  More...

Gresham gets scholarship for nursing

The Wills Memorial Hospital Foundation has awarded Letitia Gresham the Rhodes Scholarship to continue her pursuit of an RN degree at Piedmont Tech. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Wild dogs attack goats

Can you read about another squirrel tale ( tail)? W. C. and Cheryl Bentley on the Tignall Road have been plagued by squirrels since Spring. They got them out of their attic, and then W.C. More...

Opinions

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NEWS-REPORTER LETTERS POLICY:   The News-Reporter welcomes letters to the editor on matters of public affairs. More...

BMW’s new laser-powered headlights fuel a guy’s old James Bond fantasies

The mad scientists at German auto giant BMW have come up with an innovation that is bound to strike a James Bond response in many guys, young and old: computer-aimed laser headlights. Yeah, laser headlights. More...

Book Review

The Tenth Parallel By ELIZA GRISWOLD

The tenth parallel is the line of latitude 700 miles north of the equator. “In Africa, the space between the tenth parallel marks the end of the continent’s arid north and the beginning of sub-Saharan jungle.  More...

Obituaries

Hogan A. Wall Jr.

Graveside services for Hogan A. Wall Jr., 68, of Washington were held Saturday, September 24, 2011, in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington, with Rev. Steve Rayner officiating. He died September 22, 2011, at his home.  Mr. More...

Margaret Ann Smith Shirley

Margaret Ann Smith Shirley, 80, of San Diego, California, died Monday, September 12, 2011, in San Diego. A memorial service will be held at a later date.  More...

Mattie Sue Flint Hanson

Funeral services for Mattie Sue Flint Hanson, 71, were held Wednesday, September 28, 2011, at New Springhill Baptist Church, Philomath, with Rev. Reginald A. Hunter officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Addie Elizabeth Armour   Justin and Audra Armour of Rayle announce the birth of their daughter, Addie Elizabeth, on Tuesday, September 20, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens. Addie weighed 9 lbs. 8 ozs. and was 20 ¾ inches long.  More...

Rebekah Grimaud celebrates first birthday Sept. 9

Rebekah LeAnne Grimaud, daughter of Josh and Karla Grimaud, celebrated her first birthday on September 9.  Rebekah was treated to a birthday supper at La- Cabana on her birthday. More...

Sherika Norman to marry Timothy McLendon Jr. Oct. 1

Angela Norman of Tignall announces the engagement of her daughter, Sherika Ne’Shawnda Norman, to Timothy Lamar McLendon Jr., son of Timothy and Angela McLendon of Elberton.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Willie Ann Norman of Tign More...

Activities set all next week for Tiger Homecoming

Homecoming week at Washington Wilkes Comprehensive High School is packed with events and activities prior to the big game against Hancock next Friday, October 7. More...

Darrell Rogers takes the helm as new Chief of Washington Fire Department

The Washington Fire Department’s long-time Assistant Chief Darrell Rogers has been promoted to Chief after the recent death of Chief Alan Poss, who held the post for 30 years.  More...

Wilkes County man arrested, charged with growing pot

A Wilkes County man has been arrested and charged with growing marijuana after a raid last week of his Lexington Road home.  Wilkes County Sheriff Mark Moore said that a search of the home of Julian Kenneth “Ken” Hardin, 53, at 3937 More...

‘Young Eagle’ flights for kids to return next Saturday, Oct. 8, at W-W Airport

Wilkes County kids will once again feel the joy of flight as volunteer pilots come to the Washington- Wilkes airport in October.  More...

Wilkes County Animal Shelter to hold open house Sunday for new facilities

The newly rebuilt Wilkes County Animal Shelter will be open to the public Sunday, October 2, from 2-4 p.m., and Director Gloria Wheatley is excited to show off the new facility.  “It’s going to be a top-notch facility that the people More...

News

Advance tickets now on sale

The popular annual Rotary Pancake Supper will be held on Friday, October 14, at the Washington-Wilkes Elementary School cafeteria beginning at 5 p.m. and tickets are now available. More...

Recognized for generous giving

Washington Attorney Michael O. Horgan (left) was awarded his second “Paul Harris Fellow” pin by Rotary District 6910 Governor Bill St. More...

County-wide music concert will feature all male voices

A county-wide male concert musical will be held on The Square in downtown Washington Saturday, October 15, beginning at 6 p.m.  Churches in Wilkes County and other counties that have male choruses or groups, quartets, or soloists are invited to More...

Sports

Tigers ‘gut it out’ to win over Oconee County 27-14

After something of a stumbling start in the 2011 season’s first two games, the Washington-Wilkes Tigers are back on even ground at 2-2 following last Friday’s satisfying win over the AAA Oconee County Warriors, 27-14.  More...

Lady Tigers are playing for third championship

The Washington-Wilkes Lady Tiger softball team finished its region schedule going undefeated at 6-0. Last Tuesday, the Tigers beat Aqui- nas 14-0 and repeated the next day by beating Lincoln County’s Red Devils 14-1. More...

Pep rally Saturday to kick off W-WPRD 2011 football season

To kick off its 2011 youth football season, the Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a pep rally on The Square this Saturday, October 1.  Beginning at 11 a.m., those attending will celebrate the season and hear remarks More...

Worship

‘Hallowed Be Thy Name’ worship service for youth set at Third Shiloh Oct. 30

Transforming Life Ministries will sponsor its annual “Hallowed Be Thy Name” youth worship service on October 30 at 3 p.m. at the Third Shiloh Center.  Music, songs of praise, drama, dance, and poetry will be rendered. More...

Being ‘ready to die’ is easier to accept than when a loved one ‘wants to die’

As a hospice chaplain I often hear a patient say that he or she is ready to die, that he or she has made peace with his or her maker/ creator, and is ready for the trip home. More...

Mt. Zion Methodist sets revival services starting this Sunday

Mt. Zion United Methodist Church on Highway 80, three miles past the Washington-Wilkes golf course, will have revival services beginning Sunday, October 2, and continuing through Wednesday, October 5, at 7 p.m. each night.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

New Sutton Baptist Church will have its fourth annual women’s conference September 29-30, 7 p.m., and October 1, at 12 p.m.  .  More...