November 10, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Students get all Thanksgiving week off from school with furlough days

Students in Wilkes County schools have something else to be thankful for: they get the entire week of Thanksgiving out of school.  Superintendent Dr. More...

Musical event Sunday at First UMC is part of a ‘Stop the Meanness’ tour

The team of master musician Janet Clazzy and humorist and writer Jonathan Richard Cring will hold a “SpiriTed” concert Sunday, November 13, at 3 p.m. at Washington First United Methodist Church.  More...

Wilkes timber people hear from Kemp on forestry

Wilkes County master timber harvesters and foresters took part in a two-day forestry forum in White Plains October 18-19 hosted by Athens Technical College.  The yearly two-day forum hosts master timber harvesters and foresters from Wilkes, Elbe More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

‘Don’t forget to keep smiling’

Thinking of Veterans Day Friday, Lois Poss remembered a letter that her late husband, Richard Jones, had written to his family during World War II. More...

Opinions

We’re still ‘One Washington’

Eight years ago Willie E. More...

Some city leaders charge citizens have daily complaints about police profiling

Washington Mayor Willie Burns and two city councilmen have accused the Washington Police Department of using racial profiling in making traffic stops.  More...

Shoeboxes show how local folks are still open-hearted and open-handed

I t’s November, and pretty soon my dining room is going to start filling with warm socks and skin lotion and other small gifts of comfort for Wilkes County seniors. It’s time to fill the Shoeboxes of Love.  More...

Obituaries

Lettie Mae Mize Roberts

Funeral services for Lettie Mae Mize Roberts, 93, of Elberton Highway, Tignall, were held Friday, October 28, 2011, in the Holly Springs Baptist Church. She died Tuesday, October 25, at Cobb Memorial Hospital.  More...

Sara Combs Jackson

Funeral services for Sara Combs Jackson, 71, of Goldmine Road, were held Wednesday, November 9, 2011, at Bethel United Methodist Church with Rev. Richard Broom and Al George officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Linda H. Bales

Graveside services for Linda H. Bales, 67, of Oak Grove Road, Wilkes County, were held Friday, November 4, 2011, at Hephzibah Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Allen Danner and Rev. Steven Rayner officiating.  More...

Personalities

Britt Edwards and Jason Callaway honored at Trim the Tree shower

Engaged couple Britt Edwards and Jason Callaway were entertained at a Trim the Tree shower Saturday evening, October 15, at the V.F.W. More...

News-Reporter to publish annual ‘Christmas Tree Babies’ edition

On December 22, The News- Reporter will publish its 38th annual Christmas Tree Babies edition.  More...

Cornelia Johnson Circle meets November 1 at First Methodist

The Cornelia Johnson Circle met Tuesday, November 1, at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Hostesses for the evening were Becky Stover and Marcia Delany. More...

Community Angel Tree program expects to reach 150 children

Once again the community Angel Tree program is giving individuals and groups the opportunity to reach out and help needy Wilkes County children.  More...

Weekend’s ArtFest 2011 was most successful event yet for growing local arts foundation

Saturday and Sunday’s ArtFest 2011 was the biggest and best yet, said organizer Debbie Wells. “It was just fabulous. We had the most participating artists we’ve ever had, and they love coming to show in Washington.”  More...

Kids would ‘Rather Be in Tignall’

At Saturday’s “I’d Rather Be in Tignall” Festival, face painter Kat Dotson carefully applies paint to a girl’s cheek while her friends watch closely. More...

Washington reporters visit Washington

Mayor Willie Burns and the City of Washington hosted a reception for visiting Washington Post reporter Eli Saslow (second from right) and photographer Alexandra Garcia (left) at the Connely Gallery f More...

Some 75 runners kick off new race series as Optimists hold Hidden Gold Rush 5k

Runners from all over Georgia came to Washington Saturday for the inaugural Hidden Gold Rush 5k put on by the Washington Optimist Club.  “The race turned out really well,” said Optimist Peggy Anderson. More...

News

Little Theater to produce Dickens’ ‘Christmas Carol’

The Washington Little Theater Company will be performing Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” at the Bolton Lunceford Theater December 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m. and in a matinee also December 3 at 2:30 p.m. More...

Studies in CPR, safety, nutrition prepare students for employment

Students have had the opportunity to learn about CPR/First Aid, playground safety, and nutrition education for young children through hands-on learning experiences at Washington- Wilkes Comprehensive High School.  More...

W-WMS Corner

Eighth graders taking the ITBS; first school dance held on Oct. 26

W-WMS eighth-grade students have been taking the Iowa Test of Basic Skills. The first day of testing was November 7 and testing will end on November 11. Progress reports went home with students on November 9.  More...

Sports

Tigers to face Prince Avenue in first round of state playoffs

The season is over, let the new season begin. By beating the winless Twiggs County Cobras 60-0 last week, the Washington-Wilkes Tigers finished even-money for the regular season at 5-5, a small step up from the 4-6 finish in 2010. More...

Georgia Class A 2011 Playoff Brackets

In the first four rounds, the higher seeded team will host. If schools are the same seed, see GHSA Constitution, Football Section, for procedure. More...

HOW TO GET THERE

. Take Lexington Road (US 78W) toward Athens. In Athens, just past the Carmike Theaters, turn left onto the GA- 10 Loop S (US-129 S/US-29 S/ US-441 S/US-78 W)and go six miles to exit 1.  More...

Worship

Everyone is invited to church on FBC ‘Connect Day’ Nov. 13

First Baptist Church of Washington is hosting “Connect Day” on Sunday, November 13. The day is also High Attendance Day for Sunday School and everyone is invited to attend the football-themed event. Services will be at 8:30 a.m. More...

The way of giving according to the Gospel of Jesus Christ

(Mark 12: 41-44)

This passage is an object lesson in the spirit of giving. Throughout God’s Word we are taught that we should give of our worldly goods, talents, time and energy to further the work of God’s kingdom.  More...

Beaverdam Baptist celebrates 175 years of ministry

Beaverdam Baptist Church celebrated 175 years of ministry November 6, 2011. The church at 857 Beaverdam Road Washington, Georgia, was constituted March 18, 1836, and was recognized Sunday with a plaque from the Georgia Baptist Convention.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Pole Branch Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual pastor appreciation service on Sunday, November 13, 2 p.m. with Pastor Michael Routh of the Martin Chapel Baptist Church as the guest speaker.  .  More...