June 28, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Drug task force arrests seven in Monday night raids

A drug task force executed search warrants across Washington and ­Wilkes County Monday night, arresting seven individuals.  More...

Sample ballots for July 31 now available on ‘My Voter’ page of state elections site

Sample ballots are now available for the July 31 General Primary election, with early voting set to begin Monday, July 9.  More...

Youth hear about bullying problem

Washington Police Lt. Robert Roca spoke to groups of Washington youth at a recent “Youth Against Bullying” workshop, part of the CIS Summer Camp. More...

Time to look out for fawns, but leave them alone

The next generation of whitetail deer are arriving in wooded areas all over Washington and Wilkes County right now. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

You may have already missed the deadline

While attending the recent reunion of the Washington High School Classes of the 1950s, Kathryn Green Lance told me several interesting things about her high school days here in the 1950s. More...

Opinions

Book Review

My Guy Barbaro

Edgar Prado, who wrote this book with John Eisenberg, is a top jockey. Before telling the tragic story of the wonderful horse Barbaro, he tells his own story. He was born in Lima, Peru, and lived with his parents, seven brothers, and three sisters. More...

Newnan's Redneck Gourmet is known for its selection of Dawgs

NEWNAN – On the way to Callaway Gardens, it was refreshing to organize lunch at the “Redneck Gourmet,” founded by the late Mike Smith and run by his widow Cile and her sons Casey and Chad. More...

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Obituaries

Annette Wingfield Callaway

Funeral services for Annette Wingfield Callaway, 86, of Rayle, were held on Monday, June 25, at 1 p.m. at Clifford Grove Baptist Church in Rayle with Rev. A.J. Richardson officiating. More...

Bobby Walter Marett

Funeral services for Bobby “Bob” Walter Marett, 65, of Washington, were held on Saturday, June 9, at 1 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Lavonia City Cemetery. More...

Personalities

Ester Solace Lipscomb to marry Carlton Norman Wheatley Oct. 13

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lipscomb of Dahlonega announce the engagement of their daughter, Ester Solace, to Carlton Norman Wheatley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Wheatley of Tiger.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. More...

Andrew Meech and Kaden Keiser honored at birthday pool party

Andrew Meech and Kaden Keiser celebrated their sixth birthdays together on June 20 with a pool party at the home of Andrew’s grandparents, Nancy and Mickey Sisson.  Andrew is the son of Katy and James Meech and Kaden is the son of Joni and More...

New Beginnings

William Banks Dawson

Nicki and Brian Dawson of Washington announce the birth of their son, William Banks, on Friday, June 8, at University Hospital in Augusta. Banks weighed 8 lbs. 2 ozs. and was 21 inches long.  More...

Leaders say approving the T-SPLOST is critical to area’s economic future

Local leaders are urging voters to approve the T-SPLOST initiative in the July 31 presidential primary election, saying that the transportation sales tax will be vital to the industrial prospects of Washington- Wilkes, and that the regional nature of More...

Happy Birthday, General Robert Toombs

Ceremonial cannon salutes will celebrate Toombs’ 202nd Birthday Saturday, June 30, from 10:30 until 4:30 at the Robert Toombs House Historic Site. More...

After 62 years of tradition,Wilkes County Stockyard changes hands

After 62 years, a Wilkes County institution is changing hands as the McGill family and Graydon Bobo have sold the Wilkes County Stockyard and Sale Barn to Lewis Robertson and Kenny Durden of Columbia County.   More...

It’s possible to maintain your green lawn even through hot, dry summer months

A beautiful lawn needs water. However, with another dry summer looming that water may be in short supply ? More...

Everything set for fireworks, food at Independence Day celebration

Preparations are nearly complete for next Tuesday’s big Independence Day celebration in downtown Washington, when thousands of people from Washington-Wilkes and surrounding counties flock to The Square to enjoy the annual fireworks display.&nbs More...

News

Karnok will bring magic act to library's summer program

Keith Karnok, a magician and ventriloquist, will perform at the Mary Willis Library on Tuesday, July 3, at 10 a.m. He is a professor at the University of Georgia and is the author of two children’s books.  More...

Blake Thompson is candidate for Wilkes County Coroner in 2012

l 58 years old and has been the EMS Director of Wilkes County  EMS for 21 years l Has served as the Deputy Coroner for 20 years (16 under Billy  More...

Athens Tech center offers adult courses four days each week

The Athens Technical College Wilkes County Adult Career Opportunity Center, located behind McDonald’s, offers GED preparation, COMPASS test preparation, and aid in job searching skills.  More...

Letters

Block party was a great event

To the Editor

TO THE EDITOR:   On behalf of the fireworks committee, the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce and the Welcome Center would like to thank everyone involved in organizing and hosting the Block Party/Street Dance on Friday, June 15. More...

Sports

85th Amos Martin Invitational set at Country Club course July 7-8

The 85th playing of the Amos Martin Invitational golf tournament is set for next weekend, July 7-8 at the Washington-Wilkes Country Club. More...

Schedule Notes

Members of the Washington- Wilkes Tiger football team will offer the community two opportunities to meet the players, buy season tickets for 2012, and participate in the annual corporate sponsorship drive.  More...

Sponsorship drive funds W-W Tigers’ training equipment

Washington-Wilkes Tiger athletics and the Tiger Club have kicked off a nearly two-month-long campaign to jump start and benefit all W-WCHS athletes for the coming 2012-2013 school year and many years beyond. More...

Worship

Jesus' moment to reveal God’s chosen path of grace

Every year Mary and Joseph obeyed Mosaic law by celebrating Passover in Jerusalem. Something occurred on the trip that they took when Jesus was twelve that marked an important milestone for the little family (verses 41- 42). More...

Look for former sources of comfort when dealing with successive losses

When you experience several losses in succession, your sense of who you are has changed as many times as the circumstances of your life have changed. More...

First Baptist to host ‘free store’ July 13-14 in fellowship hall

The First Baptist Church of Washington will host a free store for the community on Friday, July 13, from 4-8 p.m. and on Saturday, July 14, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. in the fellowship hall. A small hotdog lunch will be provided at no cost on Saturday.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The News-Reporter will be closed Monday-Friday, July 2-6, and will reopen at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 9.  .  More...