August 30, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Convicted Wilkes burglars are sentenced to state prison time

Two Washington-Wilkes men pleaded guilty to charges of burglary in Wilkes County Superior Court and have been sentenced to prison terms.  More...

Wills Memorial staff to show off ‘regenerated’ hospital

After years of construction, Wills Memorial Hospital will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony soon to celebrate completion of the rebuilding project and host a health fair to introduce the new facility to the public.  More...

Driving under the influence most common in roundup of August Wilkes County arrests

Arrests for assault, burglary, and driving under the influence of alcohol led the roundup of August law enforcement action in Wilkes County. These arrest reports are provided by local law enforcement officials, and arrest does not imply guilt. More...

‘SquareCrows’ contest and promotion to expand all along Robert Toombs Ave.

The Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce has announced an expansion of its SquareCrow contest to promote “Shop Washington-Wilkes Day” in conjunction with Mule Day in October.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Try always to keep your mouth shut

Skeet Willingham’s newest book will be off the press within the next week and available to all of us.  More...

Opinions

Watching Neil Armstrong on the moon made me work to tell folks good stories

The death of Neil Armstrong this past weekend brought back strong memories for me. Like a lot of other Baby Boomers, the summer of 1969, when Armstrong walked on the moon, was a very big and scary year. More...

Book Review

Settled in the Wild

Nature writing is an art. Susan Hand Shetterly h as won awards and grants for her non-fiction writing, but the real test is in enabling the reader to care about the topic. More...

Forget email, texting: business best done on the phone

Who would have thought in 1876, when Alexander Graham Bell experienced his first telephone conversation with an associate, that 135 years later his invention would become the victim of such inadvertent, widespread disdain?  More...

Worship

First United Methodist offers four fall Bible studies

Time is short to sign up for a series of four Bible studies offered at First United Methodist Church this fall. The registration deadline is August 31. To participare, call the church office at 706-678-7116.  More...

Grieving the loss of a good friend is also for the loss of special times

Exactly what was your friend to you? The term friend covers a wide range of people: playmates and coworkers, neighbors and folks who are barely more than casual acquaintances. Popular wisdom advises to make a friend, you have to be a friend. More...

God’s chosen path of grace fulfills the old covenant for the new convenant

God gave his laws to his chosen people to help them build a nation where they could live in fellowship with Him and with each other. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Dr. Lester Johnston will speak on headache prevention at the Wills Memorial Hospital Lunch and Learn Wednesday, September 19, at noon in the Nash Library. Reservations required by calling 706-678-9272.  .  More...

Washington police make arrests, seize cocaine, marijuana, and guns

Officers of the Washington Police Department have made several drug arrests recently.  Washington police officer Tom Deverger arrested William Mason IV, 43, of Washington, on Wednesday, August 22, after a traffic stop revealed that Mason was in More...

Sponsorship spots offered for Mule Day

For the first time, the Washington- Wilkes Chamber of Commerce is offering sponsorships for its Mule Day Southern Heritage Festival to help draw visitors to spend money at Washington-Wilkes businesses.  More...

Ask the police chief anything at upcoming police-citizens forum

The Washington Police Department will be hosting a Law Enforcement Education Forum at the Pope Center Thursday, September 6, to give the public an opportunity to discuss its concerns about how the police perform their duties in the city.  More...

Convicted Wilkes drug dealers get long probation sentences

Neighborhood complaints about drug sales have resulted in a Wilkes County man’s conviction for selling drugs near housing authority neighborhoods.  More...

The Fall Cruise-In on The Square is this Saturday

Ross and Louise Maynard pose with their Ford Model T depot wagon, one of many old cars expected at the Memory Lane Cruisers Fall Cruise-In. More...

More patrons join WMH Foundation board

Angie Strother places a patron’s plaque on the Wills Memorial Foundation Patron Board, which is located in the new hospital entrance on Hospital Drive. More...

News

Students get help from 21st Century

Elizabeth Bohler and Lillian Andrews-Booker were on hand to conduct a very successful Wilkes County 21st CCLC Achievers “Welcome Back to School” Tailgate event at last Friday night’ More...

News-Reporter ad rates will rise for first time in six years

For the first time in over six years, there will be an increase in advertising rates for the print edition of The News-Reporter. The increase will take effect on September 1, 2012. February, 2006, was the last time rates were raised.  More...

Family Connection, CIS sets annual meeting for Sept. 27

Family Connection and Communities In Schools (CIS) of Wilkes County (formerly Wilkes County Community Partnership) will hold its Annual Meeting on Thursday, September 27, at 4 p.m. More...

Sports

Tigers slaughter Blue Flashes 48-0, will take 2 weeks to prepare for LC

It took just two minutes and 17 seconds for the Washington-Wilkes Tigers to establish their dominance both offensively and defensively over Calhoun Falls last Friday night. More...

Washington-Wilkes TIGER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

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Obituaries

Claude William Bolton

Graveside services for Claude William Bolton, 77, of Berkshire Drive, Washington, were held Monday, August 27, at 11 a.m. at the Washington-Wilkes Memorial Garden with Rev. Kevin Madden officiating. He died Saturday, August 25, at his home.  More...

Christine Allen Cosby

Graveside services for Christine “Chris” Allen Cosby, 74, of Washington, were held on Wednesday, August 29, at 11 a.m. at the Hephzibah Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Allen Danner and Rev. Joe Marsh officiating. More...

Ellen Mary Hopkins Valley

Ellen Mary Hopkins Valley, 63, of Sandy Cross Road, died Saturday, August 25, at her home.  Born in Darmstadt, Germany, she was raised and attended school in Wilkes County. More...

Personalities

Dafina Ife Shearry to marry Geoffrey Will-Morris Turner Ruth Ann Pickens guest of honor at first birthday party

Frankie and Coretha Shearry of Lake Park announce the engagement of their daughter, Dafina Ife (Fae), to Geoffrey Will-Morris Turner, son of George W. and Gloria C. Turner of Crawfordville.  More...

Marge and John Crouch honored at 50th anniversary reception

Marge and John Crouch of Washington celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary at a reception given by their son, Kenneth Crouch of Washington, and daughter, Sherry Sandlin of Dania, Fla., on Saturday, August 18, in the fellowship hall of Fishing Cr More...

Local DAR members enjoy field trip to Meadow Garden

Several members of the Kettle Creek Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution enjoyed a summer field trip to Augusta on Tuesday, August 21, where they visited Meadow Garden and Fisher House, the Veterans Family Home.  More...