January 5, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Villagorda Legal Fund set up at local bank to help prevent W-W family’s deportation

Friends and supporters of the Villagorda family have set a legal defense fund for the family facing deportation back to the Philippines. More...

Tough Mudder extreme obstacle event has already attracted thousands to run here

Thousands of athletes have already signed up for February’s Tough Mudder extreme obstacle run that is expected to draw more than 10,000 participants to Washington- Wilkes for a weekend.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Subscription drive begins this month

Jane Garner of Washington- Wilkes was visiting her son, Steve Garner, in Statesboro during the holidays when she saw the following framed document on his office wall. More...

Opinions

Book Review

Liberty’s Exiles

When we used to study American history in school, the American Revolution was presented as fought by brave patriots against the dastardly British. More...

The thing I most dread about 2012 isn’t Mayan doom, it’s negative ads

There’s one thing I dread about 2012, and I’d be willing to bet you’re not exactly looking forward to it either.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Worship

How to be saved spiritually, according to the gospel of Jesus

Our most important act in life is the first step we take toward spiritual salvation. More...

Personalities

Little Theater’s annual meeting to be presented in three ‘acts’

The annual meeting of the Washington Little Theater Co. will feature three different parts this year. The meeting will be held Saturday, January 28, at 7 p.m., at the Bolton Lunceford Playhouse on North Alexander Avenue.  More...

Patricia Thomas gets SAR’s medal of appreciation from local chapter

Patricia F. Thomas was awarded the National Society Sons of the American Revolution Medal of Appreciation at the Washington-Wilkes SAR Chapter annual meeting in December 2011. More...

2012 Ag Forecast set in five cities Jan. 23 through 27

Agriculture is the food you eat, clothes you wear and the fuel that runs your life. From the local Georgia farm to the globally stocked supermarket, access to safe and affordable products is important. More...

New Washington mayor, councilmen to take office at Monday’s meeting

A new mayor and two new city councilmen will be sworn in at the beginning of the Washington City Council meeting next Monday night.  Mayor-elect Ames M. More...

Tax Commissioner issuing letters in place of January tag renewals

The Wilkes County Tax Commissioner is issuing temporary placards to vehicle owners whose tags need to be renewed before the county sets the mill rate later this month.  More...

Public hearings set Thursday for proposed Wilkes County property tax rate increase

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners has scheduled two public hearings this week and one next week prior to passing the proposed tax increase for the 2011 tax year.  The commissioners tentatively adopted a millage rate which will require an More...

Christmas Shoeboxes for seniors is a success

Margie Burke and Margaret Barnwell open a gift shoe box for a resident of Heritage Healthcare just before Christmas, just one of several stops the volunteer group made to distribute some 125 gift box More...

News

Casting call set for WLT production of ‘American Revolution’

The Washington Little Theater Company will hold a casting call for students, ages 8-18, from 4-5 p.m. More...

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

... shopping a long way from home

  Anna Stover took her News-Reporter Christmas shopping in the world famous “souks” (markets) in Marrakech, Morocco during the holidays. More...

World War II veteran recognized by W-W SAR in ‘Distinguished Service Certificate’ ceremony

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Letters

Seventh annual drive is successful again thanks to help of many

The seventh annual Shoeboxes of Love was such a success this year, all I can say is thank you! Once again the people of Washington- Wilkes have outdone themselves with their outpouring of love and care for our seniors.  More...

Obituaries

Annie Pearl Towns

Funeral services for Annie Pearl Towns, 77, were held Saturday, December 17, 2011, at the Flint Hill Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Larry Norman officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Bonnie Parker Bell

Funeral services for Bonnie Parker Bell, 63, were held Wednesday, December 28, 2011, at the Pole Branch Baptist Church, Tignall, with Leon’Ard Norman officiating. She died Saturday, December 17, at University Hospital, Augusta.  More...

Robert Douglas Standard

Robert Douglas Standard, 44, of 440 Hattie Sutton Road, Tignall, died Monday, December 26, 2011, at Wills Memorial Hospital in Washington.  Mr. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Washington Little Theater Co. annual meeting will feature three different parts. It will be held on Saturday, January 28, at The Bolton Lunceford Playhouse at 7 p.m., and features the annual meeting, the STARZ AWARDS, and the annual gala. More...