August 16, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Everybody needs a bike helmet

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Washington police investigating late-night Whitehall shootings

The Washington Police Department is investigating two shootings that occurred early Saturday morning, August 4, near nightclubs on or near Whitehall Street.  More...

Wilkes Grand Jury returns indictments on some 40 cases during August session

The August session of the Wilkes County Grand Jury returned indictments on more than 40 individuals and issued no bills in 14 cases.  The following individuals were indicted. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Seems like too many snakes

Patricia Templeton, a fellow Red & Black staffer and college friend of our editor and publisher, is now the rector at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta.  More...

Opinions

Book Review

Losing Mum and Pup

By CHRISTOPHER BUCKLEY  Reviewed by  PEGGY BARNETT   More...

Bulldog Tim Chapman reminisces about Georgia football

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – At the Players Café, Tim Chapman, whose business success and Florida residency make good tax sense, was reminiscing about his time at Georgia. He was in a grateful mood, as he usually is.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Mattie Julia Williams

Funeral services for Mattie Julia “Doll” Williams, 92, of Washington, were held Thursday, August 9, at Twin Oak Baptist Church with interment at the church cemetery and a repast following in the church fellowship hall. More...

Lola Williams

Lola Williams, 87, of Athens, Georgia, died at the home of her son, Hamp Williams, on August 7. She was born November 25, 1924 in Crawfordville, Georgia to Lola Mae Callahan and Jack Hamilton Hubert.  More...

Herbert Lee Smith

Funeral services for Herbert Lee Smith, 84, of Washington were held Friday, August 10, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Washington, followed by a graveside service at Washington-Wilkes Memorial Gardens. More...

Personalities

Dr. Nussbaum discusses macular degeneration at Tea and Learn

Dr. Julian Nussbaum was the speaker at the Wills Memorial Hospital Tea and Learn on Wednesday, August 8.  Dr. More...

Retired CEO honored by foundation

Retired Wills Memorial Hospital CEO Marvin Goldman (right) was honored by the Wills Memorial Hospital Foundation for his years of service and commitment to the hospital at the Foundation meeting on W More...

Mays-Strickland family members gather for reunion on August 4

Sasanqua Knoll, home of Martha Mays Read on Spring Street, was the scene of the Mays-Strickland family reunion Saturday, August 4.  Co-hostesses for the gathering were Martha Read and her cousin, Virginia Strickland Holloway of Macon.  Fami More...

City leaders work to ensure recent city water problems less likely to happen again

In response to the recent problems with the city water system that cut water to most of Washington and required residents to boil their drinking water for several days recently, the Washington City Council Monday night heard of improvements to the ci More...

Property tax billing returns to normal cycle, Wilkes County commissioners are assured

Amid the various items of business on the agenda for the Board of Commissioners came one announcement that taxpayers in ­Wilkes County have been waiting on for a long time. More...

Dog fighting may be returning to Wilkes

There seems to be an increase in illegal dog fighting coming back to Wilkes County, and the problem will be the subject of a membership meeting of the Washington-Wilkes Humane Shelter Association at 6:30 p.m. More...

‘Pedaling for Paws’ helps supply W-W Animal Shelter needs

Kids rode bikes and scooters around The Square and participants filled a trailer with dog and cat food and other pet needs at the “Pedaling for Paws” event sponsored by the Xi Delta Tau c More...

‘The best shopping in Washington’

As Washington Farmers Market organizer Sandy LeGette weighs red potatoes Saturday morning, customer Dan Adams (at right) told why he shopped at the market. More...

News

Where in the world is The News-Reporter

... in northwest Pennsylvania

Tim Zello and his News-Reporter pause in front of the statue of George Washington in Waterford, Pennsylvania, near his hometown of Erie. More...

Civic club sees and hears of progress at Wills Memorial

At the new entrance area of Wills Memorial Hospital, CEO Jane Echols (left) gave her fellow Rotarians as tour of some of the just-completed areas of the hospitals reconstruction. More...

‘Messiah’ performance set for November 30; participants welcome

The Washington Little Theater Co. will sponsor a performance of Handel’s “Messiah” to be performed at the Pope Center on Friday, November 30. The choral work will be accompanied by piano and an ensemble of strings.  More...

Letters

Letters to the Editor

Too many missed Saturday’s historical experience

TO THE EDITOR: More...

Sports

Pre-season scrimmage at Aquinas Fri. could show Tigers ‘what we look like’

With nary a hint of fall in the air, the Washington-Wilkes Tigers will get started with football this Friday night anyway when they travel to Aquinas in Augusta for a pre-season scrimmage game against the Fighting Irish. More...

Lady Tigers split opening games, come home for games this week

The Washington-Wilkes Lady Tigers softball team split a pair of tournament games on Friday at Patriots Park to begin the 2012 season.  In the first game, the Tigers lost to Jefferson County by the score of 8-4. More...

Worship

Jesus gives special attention to a moment on God’s path of grace

As we walk God’s unique, chosen path of grace, our faith enables us to carry with us those who are in need. More...

Don’t make yourself too busy to grieve; the process requires us to stop running

Each of us needs to pay attention to the way our grief expresses itself in our bodies through tension, restlessness, cramps, and headaches. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Shepeard Community Blood Center will conduct a blood drive on Thursday, August 16, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Wills Memorial Hospital, and from 2-7 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the First United Methodist Church.   More...