April 12, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Big turnout expected to view Senior Walk, highlight of Saturday night’s school prom

In a Wilkes County tradition, hundreds of parents and friends are expected to attend Saturday night’s annual Senior Walk, the highlight of the Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School prom set for 8 p.m.  More...

Relay for Life dedicated to Zella; donations sought to reach goals

The Wilkes County Relay for Life committee is calling for the people of Washington-Wilkes to start now to help reach Relay’s fund-raising goal as a way to honor a citizen who recently lost her battle with cancer. More...

... at a monument of the ancients

Adam Hardy, Ryan Pritchett, Andrea Hill, Zachary Hill, and Austin Hardy took their News-Reporter with them on a recent tour of the United Kingdom which included this stop in front of the prehistoric More...

Looking for ‘economical’ information

All first grade classes at Washington-Wilkes Primary School participated in a walking field trip to F&M Bank and Ingles Supermarket as part of their study about economics, saving and spending, pr More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

‘Is that Jesus knocking?’

I ’ve seen several people stomping those little black grasshoppers that hatch in clusters and I’ve had several calls telling me the little nuisances are early this year. So get out some insecticide or your stomping shoes.  .  More...

Opinions

Writing the news has one simple rule: we put the most important stuff first

Have you ever wondered why news stories are written the way they’re written, and why we rewrite many of the stories that are sent in to us? The answer is simple: out of respect for our readers, we put the most important information first.  More...

Book Review

Break Down

I t was not so very long ago that mystery/suspense novels were written by men, starring male detectives. Of course there was Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple, but she solved cases by intuition and insight, not action.  More...

If you gamble, you’re likely to spend a lot for little reward

I n case you haven’t heard, I did not win the lottery. Wasn’t much chance that I could become a lucky stiff since I didn’t purchase a ticket? In fact, I never have played the lottery. More...

Worship

Rev. Willis is speaker for 100 Men in Black program March 25th

Rev. Ben Kenneth Willis was the main speaker at the Third Shiloh Association’s 100 Men in Black program on Sunday, March 25.  Willis, a native of Wilkes County, is the pastor of Billups Grove Baptist Church in Athens. More...

Jesus’ first appearance after his resurrection according to the Gospel

“Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils” (verse 9). More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Rayle EMC Relay for Life Team will have a fundraiser for a $200 gas card. Tickets are $1.00 each or $5.00 for six. The tickets can be purchased at Rayle EMC or from any member of the Rayle EMC Team. The drawing will be held May 3. More...

City leaders choose local police veteran of 28 years to lead 16-officer city force

The City of Washington has chosen 28-year veteran Washington Police officer Theodosia Glenn as the city’s new Chief of Police.  More...

Theodosia Glenn takes oath of office as Washington’s new Chief of Police

The Washington City Council applauded Monday night as 28-year veteran police officer Theodosia Glenn was sworn in as Washington’s Chief of Police.  More...

Dept. of Revenue raid finds unlicensed alcohol sales here

Agents of the Georgia Department of Revenue raided the Lucky Day Café on Alabama Street on Friday, March 30, for selling distilled spirits without a license, and also caught a neighboring business selling beer without a license.  More...

Police forced to take action after feral dogs invade school yards

After trying every possible option to deal with a dangerous pack of feral dogs roaming city neighborhoods and schoolyards, the Washington Police Department was forced to kill three dogs last week.  More...

Candidates for local elections to qualify at Probate Court office May 23, 24, 25

Candidates for Wilkes County offices will qualify for both partisan and non-partisan elections from May 23 through 25, the county’s Supervisor of Elections has announced, and there are changes in which office is on which ballot this year.  More...

Funds needed now for Independence Day fireworks celebration

Plans are underway for the big Washington-Wilkes Independence Day celebration, and as always, funds are being raised to pay for a high-quality fireworks display.  The celebration is set for 6 p.m. More...

Head Start kids learn about Greece

During March, students at the Wilkes County Head Start Center, including (l-r) Antavious Sturges, Ma’Laysia Kendricks, and Letterio Hagan learned about the culture of Greece. More...

News

NASA’s annual meeting slated April 13 after tour of old school

The 2012 annual membership meeting for the North Alexander School Association (NASA) will be held Friday, April 13, at 5:30 p.m. at Merry Oaks, home of Gail Boyd and Ted Bush at 519 North Alexander Avenue. More...

Denard Automotive and Offroad continues family tradition of reliable service and repair

With the opening of Denard Automotive and Offroad early this year, Chuck and Michelle Denard and their sons Justin and Austin are carrying on the family tradition of reliable service and vehicle repair for the Washington-Wilkes community and beyond.& More...

McDuffie Health Fair to offer tests, screenings Sat.

The 35th annual McDuffie County Health Fair will be held on Saturday, April 14, at Thomson High School from 8a.m.-noon.  “The event will offer 18 tests and screenings and over 35 educational exhibits,” said Dot Cofer, organizer of th More...

Sports

Tigers split week’s games, now in fourth place

Last week the Washington-Wilkes Tiger baseball team split a pair of non-region games during spring break action.  More...

Tiger Club golf tournament set for May 4-5 at Country Club

A Washington-Wilkes Tiger Club Memorial Golf Tournament and Calcutta have been set for Friday and Saturday, May 4- 5, at the Washingon-Wilkes Country Club.  More...

T.J. and Friends golf tournament will be held on Fri., April 27

The fifth annual T.J. and Friends Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, April 27, at the Arrowhead Pointe Golf Club at Richard B. Russell State Park. Registration will be at 8 a.m. and shotgun at 9 a.m. More...

Obituaries

Juanita Rhodes Edwards Riley

Graveside services for Juanita Rhodes Edwards Riley, 89, of Washington, were held Monday, April 9, 2012, in Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Deni Moss officiating. She died Friday, April 6, at Heritage Health Care of Wilkes in Washington.  More...

Robert Allen Lamar

Graveside services for Robert Allen “Bobby” Lamar, 62, of Washington, were held Thursday, April 5, 2012, at the Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery, Rayle, with Rev. Jim Newsome officiating. More...

Mary Holcomb Callaway Thornton

Funeral services for Mary Holcomb Callaway Thornton, 85, of Washington were held Saturday, April 7, 2012, in Rehoboth Baptist Church with Rev. Wayne Wicker and Rev. Steve Rayner officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Personalities

Anna Nikole Smith to marry Brandon Scott Howard Oct. 14

Mike and Tanya Smith of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna Nikole, to Brandon Scott Howard, son of Jeff and Denise Johnson of Washington and Tony Howard of Rayle.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Thomas Jackson an More...

Chamber and tourism directors speak to Woman’s Club members

“Washington-Wilkes Chamber and Tourism” was the title of the program presented at the meeting of the Woman’s Club of Washington Monday, April 9, at the clubhouse.  Director of Tourism Erin Pollock and Chamber of Commerce Direct More...

FUMC Cornelia Johnson Circle hears report on tour luncheon

The Cornelia Johnson Circle of First United Methodist Church met on Tuesday, April 3, in the church fellowship hall.  Hostesses for the evening were Rose Bennett, Tracie Burriss, and June Durden.  Judy Thompson, president, greeted everyone More...