November 17, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

City council tends to business in first post-election meeting

With the Washington municipal elections behind them, the Washington city council met in its regular November meeting Monday night and tended to largely routine business.  In attendance was Mayor Willie Burns, Councilmen Edward Pope Jr., Marion More...

City election results certified; little change in final vote totals

The election results for last week’s Washington municipal election have been certified by Wilkes County Supervisor of Elections Judge Thomas Charping.  More...

Honoring Wilkes County veterans

WWII veterans Evans “Duck” Moore (center) and Thomas Edwards (far right), along with Dr. William Branan, were honored Friday at the community Veterans Day observance on The Square. More...

Local Baptist effort expected to collect 940 gift shoe boxes

Local volunteers are determined to fill some 940 empty shoe boxes with school supplies, toys, hygiene items, and notes of encouragement for needy kids overseas as Washington Wilkes families participate in the world’s largest Christmas project o More...

Drunk driving stop finds more

Georgia State Patrol Troopers Patrick Brantley and Senior Trooper Steve Shelton, along with Washington police Lt. Benny Johnson examine a car suspected of being stolen Saturday on the North Bypass. More...

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The Office Cat

It’s going to snow on The Square

I t will be snowing on The Square on Tuesday, November 22, the first night for downtown candlelight shopping; and on Saturday, December 10, for another downtown shopping spree and the lighted Christmas parade. More...

Opinions

ALL ABOUT BOOKS – FINE, RARE, & COLLECTIBLE

Books on football can be good investments

Football is in the air. Especially with The University of Georgia Bulldogs who have virtually risen from the dead after losing their first two 2011 games to Boise State and South Carolina. More...

Not surprisingly, big-city reporters miss the point of our city election

I just couldn’t wait to see what the Washington Post had to say about Washington, Georgia, and I wasn’t surprised at what I read.  More...

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Sports

Tigers fall to Prince Avenue, will now begin ‘player development’

If you make the playoffs in high school football, you end your season in one of only two ways – you either win the state championship or you end on a loss. More...

W-W Little League sets fall meeting at Ashley Park Nov. 28

Washington-Wilkes Little League will be holding its annual fall meeting Monday, November 28, at 6 p.m., at the upstairs office at Ashley Park.  On the agenda for the evening will be the upcoming budget and election of new officers for the 2012 s More...

Registration open for youth basketball 2011-2012 season

Registration for the 2011-2012 season of youth basketball at the Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department has begun and will continue through November 18 for boys and girls ages 6-12.  Signups are limited to only 12 players per team so More...

Personalities

Bill Dunnaway honored at 87th birthday celebration

Bill Dunnaway was honored on his 87th birthday at a celebration and dinner Saturday evening, November 5, at Mt. Zion Methodist Church. More...

April Wheatley entertained at baby shower October 22

April Wheatley was guest of honor at a miscellaneous baby shower on Saturday afternoon, October 22, at the Newtown General Store. Hostesses for the shower were Terrie Smith, Macey Smith, and Megan Kennedy, all of Washington.  More...

Dylan Smith celebrates sixth birthday Oct. 18

Dylan Smith, son of Michael and Alicia Smith, was six years old on October 18 and celebrated on three occasions.  On October 15 Dylan was treated to birthday cake by his gr andmothe r, Ann Clemmons, at her home in Crawfordville.  More...

County approves temporary millage rate to allow for some county tax collections

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Thursday, November 10, and took care of business in near record time, dispensing tax relief, setting a temporary millage rate, and hearing various reports.  More...

Schools will be closed all next week

Students in Wilkes County schools will be out of school the entire week of Thanksgiving, thanks to a combination of the usual holiday break and two furlough days.  Superintendent Dr. More...

Wilkes Legislative Breakfast set for Tueday, Dec. 6, at Fitzpatrick

Make reservations now for the annual Wilkes County Legislative Breakfast set for Tuesday, December 6, at 8:30 a.m. at the Fitzpatrick Hotel in Washington.  More...

Teachers work for Ronald McDonald House

Clearly out of their element, Wilkes County school leaders bravely worked last week learning the complexities of taking a dinner order as part of the annual McTeachers Night led by Superintendent Dr. More...

Holiday season offers opportunities to reach out and help our neighbors

If one of your Christmas wishes is to do a little something to help your neighbors, you have plenty of opportunities in Wilkes County this year, some as soon as this week.  Local annual programs are providing gifts for hundreds of children and a More...

Salvation Army needs bell-ringers here to help meet local needs through year

More than ever before, the Wilkes unit of the Salvation Army needs local bell-ringers and donations this holiday season to help meet evergrowing needs.  Last year, the charity helped 253 local individuals with funds donated in the familiar red k More...

News

FBLA members attend Georgia Motivational Rally, state fair

Fifteen members of the Washington Wilkes Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) attended the Georgia FBLA Fall Motivational Rally and State Fair in Perry, Georgia.  More...

Mulberry youth will present two dramas December 10, 6 p.m.

Mulberry Baptist Church’s Youth Drama Team will present two dramas – “The Best Gift” and “Heaven or Hell, the Choice is Yours” – on Saturday, December 10, at 6 p.m.  The dramas will be presented at the M More...

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

... at the historic Lucknow Estate
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Letters

Community helped produce outdoor drama

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Optimists grateful for sponsors

TO THE EDITOR   The Optimist Club of Washington would like to officially thank the following sponsors for our First Annual 5k Hidden Gold Rush and Run. More...

Thanks offered for Cruise-In prizes

TO THE EDITOR:   A big thank you to all the businesses that donated door prizes for the Georgia Baptist Association’s Cruise-In for Hope in Tignall.  Thanks go to Kumback Cafe, Tignall Hardware, Bunch Tires, Hollander Home Fashion, Ti More...

Obituaries

Mary Wright Latimer Blue

Graveside services for Mary Wright Latimer Blue, 106, of Washington, will be held Thursday, November 17, 2011, in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington, at 3 p.m., with Rev. Albert W. Huyck Jr. and Rev. Kevin Madden officiating. More...

Barbara J. Bodway Morris

Barbara J. Bodway Morris, 61, of Rayle, died November 3, 2011, in Wills Memorial Hospital. No services are planned at this time.  Mrs. Morris was a native of Rochester, New York. More...

Glen Russell Gabriel

Funeral services for Glen Russell Gabriel, 37, of Lawrenceville, were held Saturday, November 12, 2011, at the chapel of Lord and Stephens West, with Rev. Russell Bruce officiating.  More...

Worship

Physical values versus spiritual values according to the Gospel

Which aspect of our lives do we consider most important? Most of us tend to think first of the physical. Physical concerns such as food, clothing, shelter, money and recreation claim most of our time and effort. More...

Rev. Joe Glaze honored for nine years of service at Pole Branch Baptist

Pole Branch Missionary Baptist Church honored its pastor, Rev. Joe L. Glaze, for nine years of faithful and dedicated service to the church on Sunday, November 13.  A spiritual devotion was led by deacons Anderson, Hamm and Partlow.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

White Rock Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual Harvest/ Pew Rally Sunday, November 20, 5 p.m., with Rev. Darryl Avery of Atlanta as the guest minister.   More...