August 2, 2012 RSS feed / News

W-WPS adds educators to its staff

Washington-Wilkes Primary School is proud to announce the addition of three new educators to its 2012-13 staff, according to principal Florence Sandifer. More...

W-WMS theme is ‘Encouraging and Inspiring Our Students to Succeed’

Washington Wilkes Middle School teachers are back at work expecting another successful school year as we work diligently to prepare our students to become successful and productive members of society. More...

Promotes T-SPLOST

Glee Smith (left) of the ConnectCSRA and the Georgia Transportation Alliance, spoke to the Washington Rotary Club at its regular Thursday lunch meeting and told members about the proposed T-SPLOST an More...

Eight-point health checklist can help make sure students are school-ready

Preparing your child for another school year requires more than new clothes and school supplies. You should also consider your child’s health needs, according to Dr. More...

Where in the world is The News-Reporter

... where the motto is “Sub Umbra Floreo”

Thad, Ginny, Ben, Kelley, and Guy Morgan Broome took their News- Reporter with them to Belize in Central America. More...

Clark’s Station sets homecoming services for August 12-15

Homecoming services will be held at Clark’s Station Baptist Church from Sunday, August 12, through Wednesday, August 15.  Speakers will include Dr. Al Wright on Sunday morning, Rev. Albert Huyck on Sunday evening, Rev. More...

Homecoming, revival set at Heard’s Chapel

Heard’s Chapel Baptist Church will have Homecoming Services on Sunday, August 5, at 11:30 a.m. Pastor Paul Hull will deliver the message.  Revival services will begin Monday, August 6, and run through Friday, August 10, at 7 p.m. nightly. More...

Top sports fans will know the answers to this quiz

1. Who was the last Yankees pitcher to record back-to-back 20-win seasons? 2. True or false: Nolan Ryan spent more seasons in the National League, but won more games in the American League. 3. More...

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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...

Lundberg News

We keep wishing the weather would get cooler, but it just stays so hot. I don’t have to go out very much, but I’m sorry for folks that have to work in the sun and for those who don’t have air conditioners.  More...

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

... at a world famous beach

  Fifi Sanders, Leona Dawkins, Gladys Andrews, and Cassandra Johnson traveled to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, along with a copy of The News- Reporter, for vacation. More...

Tignall News

Ann Tiller took a road trip throughGeorgia for a couple of meetingsFriday and asked me to come alongand be her chief navigator. Well…that is a joke! More...

‘Real Bread is Staff of Life’ is program set at 1st Methodist

Sue Becker of Alpharetta will present “Only Real Bread is the Staff of Life” at the First United Methodist Church from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 4. Breakfast refreshments will be served from 8:30-9 a.m.  More...

Sales tax holidays for ‘back to school’ set for August 10-11

With the school year quickly approaching, the Georgia Department of Revenue has announced that the “back to school” sales tax holiday weekend will be August 10-11. More...

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W-WPS ensuring success through “Well Checks”

W-WPS and Wilkes County schools understand the importance of continuous progress monitoring in assuring the success of every student. More...

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Bad news and good on car-tossed kittens

Washington-Wilkes Animal Shelter board member Bonnie Branch holds two kittens, now named Lilo and Stitch, who were thrown from a car last week. More...

Kennedy founder of Fresh Water Project in Zambia

A Wilkes County man is now working to bring clean water to the poorest areas of the African nation of Zambia.  More...

Tiger football is strong; Sat. is cutoff for sponsors

Having just completed a week of grueling football camp, the Washington-Wilkes Tigers and their coaches are in their best shape ever and are continuing to prepare for the 2012 football season which begins with a scrimmage game on August 17 at Aquinas. More...

New hunting guide available now both online and in print

The 2012-13 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is now available online and in print, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.  More...

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

... at one of the best zoos ever

The News-Reporter accompanied Greg Callaway and Madeline Reeves to Oceanside, California, for a week to visit Reeves’ sister, Mary Kate Dauler. More...

RAYLE NEWS

“If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.” – Thich Nhat Hanh  More...

Unemployment in CSRA up by more than one percent

The Georgia Department of Labor has announced that the preliminary unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) rose to 10.9 percent in June, up 1.1 percent from 9.8 percent in May. More...

Mary Willis Library closes summer club; 7,233 books read

Scruggs educated children andadults alike about the different kinds of snakes and their habitats.Following the show, children whohad read at least ten books werepresented with Vacation ReadingClub certificates and coupons fromMcDonald’s. More...