September 6, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

City of Washington takes steps to allow senior housing development to be built

The Washington City Council has voted to take the next steps to allow a private company to build a senior housing development in an undeveloped wooded area in Washington near the old high school complex on Gordon Street.  More...

More patrons join Wills Memorial Hospital Foundation board

Ed and Joan Geddings place a patron plaque on the Wills Memorial Foundation Patron Board, which is located in the new hospital entrance on Hospital Drive. More...

The sound of horsepower rocks the Fall Cruise-In

Spectators plug their ears as a 2,000-horsepower alcohol-powered funny car owned by Charlie Anderson and Mike George is fired up Saturday at the Memory Lane Cruisers Fall Cruise-In on The Square in W More...

Two historical military camps featured at 32nd annual Southern Heritage fest

There will be several new and improved aspects to the 32nd annual Mule Day Southern Heritage Festival set for Saturday, October 13, at Callaway Plantation.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Tiger history book available Sat.

A SquareCrows contest and promotion will get the Fall holiday season off to an early start to promote “Shop Washington-Wilkes Day” in conjunction with Mule Day in October. More...

Opinions

Chocolate is good for a man’s health unless he eats his wife’s secret stash

A s I sit here, savoring a chunk of dark chocolate with my coffee, I have to say, although I often mock medical researchers, some of them are actually heroes of modern medicine and geniuses in their own right.  More...

Book Review

Red Hook Road

Red Hook Road begins with a wedding. Somehow Ayelet Waldman, author of several novels, injects a sense of impending unpleasantness in what initially seems to be a lovely occasion.  More...

Marshall and Jane Butler have a ‘home on the range’

FORSYTH – In those formative years of the past, my imagination would always run rampant with the words of certain songs with which I became familiar by listening to the radio.  More...

Obituaries

Albert Wylie Jr.

Funeral services for Albert “June” Wylie Jr. were held Saturday, September 1 at 2 p.m. at Springfield Baptist Church with Pastor Patricia Wilder officiating. Interment followed at Mt. More...

Gertrude Maria Lampl Riley

Memorial services for Gertrude Maria Lampl Riley, 82, of Tignall, were held Thursday, September 6, at 6 p.m. in the memorial chapel at Berry Funeral Home in Elberton with Rev. Jimmy Chapman officiating. More...

Worship

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

It happens. You wake up in the morning and something feels wrong, your life feels somehow diminished, and your heart feels weighted down. Then it hits you, you have lost a loved one, maybe days or weeks before. More...

The men Jesus chose to walk God’s path of grace

Before Jesus chose his inner circle He felt a great need to consult his Heavenly Father. Luke 6:12 says, “ And i t came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.”  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Washington Lions Club will hold a chicken barbecue on Saturday, September 8, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Lions Club building on the Sharon Road. Call 706-678-2422 for tickets or contact any Lions Club member.  .  More...

Dog fighting is back in Wilkes County; animal control, cops can’t fight it alone

After a March 2009 police raid on a dog fighting operation in the Baltimore neighborhood of Washington largely put an end to dog fighting in Washington-Wilkes, it looks like the highly illegal practice might be on the comeback, and authorities need t More...

After retiring at 85, voter registrar has plans to go deep-sea fishing

At the age of 85, a freshly retired Gladys Reese has finally gone fishing after serving for nearly 30 years as the Wilkes County Voter Registrar.  More...

Community health fair, ribbon cutting is Sat. at new Wills Memorial

Wills Memorial Hospital will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday to celebrate completion of the hospital’s regeneration project and will host a health fair to introduce the new facility to the public.  More...

Several more Wilkes Co. criminal cases end in convictions during August session

In the most recent session of the Wilkes County Superior Court, several felony cases were dealt with by trial or guilty pleas in addition to the cases profiled in last week’s News- Reporter.  More...

Public can ask the police chief anything at police-citizens forum Thursday night

The Washington Police Department will be hosting a Law Enforcement Education Forum at the Pope Center at 6:30 tonight, Thursday, September 6, to give the public an opportunity to discuss its concerns about how the police perform their duties in the c More...

Richmond County woman escapes serious injury in crash

Medical personnel talk to a Richmond County woman seated in her car after the vehicle went off the right side of Highway 78 and hit a driveway culvert, causing the car to fly some 40 feet before comi More...

News

Announces publication of sports history

Skeet Willingham (left) gave the Washington Rotary Club a preview of his new book, From Terrors to Tigers: The Story of Wilkes County Football, which is due out this week. More...

Wilkes 4-H’er exhibits at Clemson show

Wilkes County 4-H’er Madison Gunter participated in the South Carolina Junior Beef Round-up held at Clemson University last month. More...

City’s virtues enumerated

The City of Washington is in “pretty good shape” compared with many parts of the country, City Administrator Mike Eskew (right) told the Washington Kiwanis Club last week.  More...

Letters

To the Editor

Schools serving healthy meals; take part

TO THE EDITOR:   I commend the Wilkes County schools for serving healthy meals. I hope Moms and Dads will encourage their children to participate.  Jo Rider Randal   More...

Sports

Middle school Tigers play hard, but lose in ’12 season opener

The Washington-Wilkes Middle School Tigers opened their 2012 season with the Elbert County Blue Devils at Tiger Stadium last Thursday, August 30, and played hard but came up short 14-30 against their eighth-grade-heavy opponent.  More...

Lincoln’s passing game impressive; defense is solid, W-W coach says

After a week off, and coming off two very impressive wins, the Washington Wilkes Tigers’ confidence is strong as they polish the final preparations for this Friday night’s war with the Lincoln County Red Devils.  More...

Schedule Notes

. The Washington-Wilkes Middle School Tigers play Wrens at home on Wednesday, September 5, beginning at 5 p.m. . More...

Personalities

Cassie Burton guest of honor at bridal brunch August 11

Cassie Burton, bride-elect of Barrett Ware, was feted at a bridal brunch on Saturday, August 11, at Mallorysville Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Tignall.  Hostesses for the occasion were ladies of the church.  Miss Burton was presented a More...

Proclamation designates week of Sept. 17 as Constitution Week

Mayor Ames M. Barnett presented the Kettle Creek Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution ( NSDAR) a proclamation designating the week of Sep- tember 17 as Constitution Week in Washington.  More...

Buzzy and Jo Randall honored at 60th wedding anniversary dinner

Buzzy and Jo Randall were honored on their 60th wedding anniversary at a family dinner at the Randall home on East Robert Toombs Avenue on Sunday, September 2.  Comer H. (Buzzy) Randall Jr. More...