October 13, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Best crowd in years attends Mule Day; volunteer planning, hard work pay off

Spurred by a week of perfect autumn weather, record crowds attended Saturday’s Mule Day Southern Heritage Festival, packing Callaway Plantation in numbers that had not been seen in years.  More...

Early voting for Washington city election begins on Monday, Oct. 17, at courthouse

Early voting for Washington’s November 8 municipal election begins Monday, October 17, at the Wilkes County courthouse.  More...

In memory of wife and son

Randolph Lawrence places bricks in memory of his wife, Mary G. Lawrence, and his son, Larry E. Lawrence, at the new WMH main entrance on Hospital Drive. More...

Tignall Homemakers quilt goes on traveling display

The annual hand- made quilt stitched by the Tignall Homemakers Club will be on traveling display around Wilkes County prior to being given away at the annual “I’d Rather Be in Tignall” festival November 5.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Meals on Wheels still active

Kenneth Echols brought the most delicious little tomatoes to us here at The News- Reporter Monday morning. More...

Opinions

More and more, I’m convinced that black walnut trees aren’t my friends

For the last week, I’ve been hearing dull thuds from my back yard down by Three Mile Creek, and that tells me the fall harvest of nuts is falling from our towering black walnut tree. More...

Book Review

The Mind’s Eye By OLIVER SACKS

Oliver Sacks is a professor of neurology and psychiatry, and author of many books. After he started publishing case histories of interesting patients, he began to hear from people with similar problems and situations.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Mildred Carey Brown

A memorial service for Mildred Carey Brown, 98, of Cumming, formerly of Washington, will be held Saturday, October 15, 2011, at 11 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church of Washington with Rev. Gale Seibert officiating. More...

Evelyn Casteel Young

Funeral services for Evelyn Casteel Young, 91, of Washington were held Friday, September 23, 2011, at the Rehoboth Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Rayner officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Gwendolyn West Arrington

Graveside services for Gwendolyn West Arrington, 81, of Washington, will be held Thursday, October 13, 2011, at 11 a.m., in the Sharon United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Gerri Lancaster officiating. More...

Personalities

Mary Kate Reeves to marry Richard Trent Dauler May 12

Liz Henry Spooner of Rayle and Grady Lee and Donna Reeves of Millen announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Kate Reeves, to Corporal Richard Trent Dauler, USMC, son of Rex and Sandra Dauler of Greensboro.  The bride-elect is the granddau More...

Lindsey Brooke Stitt marries Bryan James Melton Sept. 10

Lindsey Brooke Stitt of Newnan and Bryan James Melton, also of Newnan and formerly of Washington, exchanged wedding vows in an impressive ceremony Saturday, September 10, at the First Baptist Church in Newnan. Rev. L. C. More...

Lizzie Newsome Holmes guest of honor at baby shower Oct. 8

Lizzie Newsome Holmes of Macon was entertained at a baby shower Saturday morning, October 8, in the Mary Callaway Burton Fellowship Hall of the First Baptist Church, Washington.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

For information on the countywide male concert musical on October 15, interested persons should contact Clara Sutton at 706-678-7636 or Toni Binns at 706-678-6507.  .  More...

City will observe Halloween on Sunday night, October 30

At the request of the Washington Police Department, the Washington City Council voted to ask citizens to observe Halloween on Sunday night, October 30, rather than the actual date the following night.  More...

Athens man arrested in Baltimore domestic kidnapping

Washington police officers arrested an Athens man Saturday night after he kidnapped a woman and three children at gunpoint in the Baltimore community.  Keshon B. More...

Wills Memorial entrance will move to new Hospital Drive side Monday

Starting Monday, the main entrance to Wills Memorial Hospital will move to the facility’s new entrance on Hospital Drive.  More...

Tiger lineman David Martin is honored with WJBF-TV’s Scholar-Athlete Award

Washington-Wilkes Tiger defensive end David Martin was honored last week as a Scholar-Athlete of the Week by Augusta’s WJBF-TV6.  More...

Local ‘Young Eagles’ get to fly at Kiwanis Club/EAA event Sat.

More than 65 kids and teens got a taste of flight Saturday at the Washington-Wilkes Airport as volunteer pilots took them to the air for Young Eagles flights.  Volunteering for the Experimental Aircraft Association, pilots Keith Donker and Terry More...

News

Pancake supper is this Friday

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

All male vocalists to appear in gospel concert October 15

The County-wide Gospel Musical Male Concert will be held Saturday, October 15, on The Square in downtown Washington, beginning at 6 p.m.  More...

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

... in the capitol of Puerto Rico

  Standing in the capitol of San Juan, Puerto Rico, with their News-Reporter are (front, l-r) Sandra Pope, Charles Pullen, Dianne Pullen, (second row) Pembroke Pope, Carolyn Harper, Debra Kennedy, (back row) Jimmy Harper, and B.C. Kennedy. More...

Letters

Tractor pull benefit was ‘remarkable’

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Thanks for successful Mule Day

TO THE EDITOR:   The Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the many people in Washington- Wilkes who helped make “Mule Day – Southern Heritage Festival” 2011 a great success this past weekend.  More...

Student council thanks community for homecoming

TO THE EDITOR:   Everyone in the county helped make homecoming week successful. Individuals, parents, faculty, businesses, friends, etc. all contributed to making the week fun for our students. More...

Sports

Inaugural shooting event will benefit families of fallen special ops soldiers

Shooters and field sports enthusiasts will have their first opportunity to participate in an ambitious fundraising contest later this month which will benefit the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) in providing college scholarship grants as More...

Top shooters win prizes

Winners of the Pioneer .22 Rifle Shoot sponsored by Wildlife Action Inc, Fishing Creek Chapter were (front row, l-r) Cohen Pate, Andrew Spooner, Mathew Huffman, Jordy Wilkinson, Brandon Leary, and Ma More...

Tigers never quit in dramatic overtime win over Hancock

It had been more than 30 years since the Hancock Central Bulldogs beat the Washington-Wilkes Tigers and last Friday night, at times, looked like it was finally going to happen again. But in the end, really the end, the Tigers never conceded. More...

Worship

Rev. Smith to speak in revival services at Bethel Oct. 23-26

Bethel United Methodist Church will have revival services October 23-26, at 7 p.m. each evening.  There will be a covered dish dinner on Sunday, October 23, at 5:30 p.m.  Rev. More...

The dual citizenship made possible by the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Christians belong to two worlds, the secular and the spiritual, and in today’s passage Jesus demonstrates that we are expected to fulfill the responsibilities of our earthly citizenship as well as the duties we have in our spiritual lives. More...

Presbyterian Circle 3 meets October 3 at home of Liz Reynolds

Circle 3 of the Washington Presbyterian Church Women met Monday, October 3, in the home of the hostess, Liz Reynolds.  Miss Reynolds served chocolate cake with ice cream and coffee as members and guests enjoyed a time of fellowship.  Presen More...