November 15, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioners handle routine items, award contract for Harris Road water

A relatively uneventful meeting of the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners was over in barely more than 15 minutes as the members handled a handful of duties and heard reports from those in attendance.  More...

Candlelight Shopping, Snowing on Square to kick off Thanksgiving-Christmas events

A full schedule of holiday events around Washington-Wilkes will kick off Thanksgiving week with the first Candlelight Christmas Shopping and Snowing on The Square event.  More...

Saturday is deadline to enter December 8 W-W annual Christmas Parade of Lights

Time is getting short to enter the annual Christmas Parade of Lights.  The entry deadline is Saturday, November 17, and now is the time for everyone to enter and for sponsors to come forward, said organizer Pete Gartrell.  More...

Salvation Army needs bell-ringers to help meet needs of local people

More than ever before, the Wilkes unit of the Salvation Army needs local bell-ringers and donations this holiday season to help meet ever-growing needs of people in Washington-Wilkes.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Pep rally is today at 6

The big news this week is that we have five big weeks of activities coming up in Washington-Wilkes. l  More...

Opinions

Please don’t call all us veterans ‘heroes,’ it devalues the sacrifices of true heroes

Over the last few Veterans’ Days, I’ve noticed a growing trend that disturbs most veterans, including me: the tendency for the word “hero” to become interchangeable with “veteran.” In fact, some well-meaning people More...

Book Review

Blue Highways Revisited

I n 1982 William Least Heat- Moon published Blue Highways. It was the story of his journey across America, and “blue highway” became a symbol of a free and restless American spirit.  More...

Fly fishing on the Chattahoochee is charming, humbling

HELEN – You remember your first banana split? More than likely, you couldn’t wait to order another one. All good things in life, the ones you truly enjoy, you clamor for an encore. Experience again and again.  More...

Obituaries

Mary Belle Sams

Memorial services for Mary Belle Sams, 94, were held Saturday, November 10, at 1 p.m. at T.A. McLendon Chapel. More...

Joseph Kennebrew

Funeral services for Joseph Kennebrew, 66, were held Friday, November 9, at 2:30 p.m. at New Springhill Baptist Church in Philomath with Rev. Dr. R.A. Hunter officiating. More...

Mary Bernice Combs McAvoy

Funeral services for Mary Bernice Combs McAvoy, 90, of Washington, will be today, Thursday, November 15, at 11 a.m. in Hopkins Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Chapman officiating. Interment will follow in Resthaven Cemetery. More...

Personalities

Courtney Daye McFarlin to wed James Taylor Lott on June 15

Mr. and Mrs. George Timothy McFarlin of Alpharetta announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Daye, to James Taylor Lott of Atlanta, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Lott of Roswell.  More...

News-Reporter to publish annual ‘Christmas Tree Babies’ edition

On December 20, The News- Reporter will publish its 39th annual Christmas Tree Babies edition.  More...

Kellie A. Peele and Daniel G. Moore to marry in ceremony December 15

Jerry and Karen Peele of Eastman announce the engagement of their daughter, Kellie A., to Daniel G. More...

City’s proposed property tax mill rate to be held unchanged at 2009 millage

At Monday night’s regular meeting, the Washington City Council voted to advertise the city’s proposed property tax millage rate and set a hearing for the public to comment on the proposed tax rate.  More...

Archaeologists to research location of Carr’s Fort site along Beaverdam Creek

Archaeologists will be returning to Wilkes County early next year to explore a largely unknown Revolutionary War battlefield.  More...

Wills Memorial announces new guidelines for ER use

Under new guidelines, patients who use the Wills Memorial Hospital emergency room for routine, nonemergency medical needs should expect to wait while patients with real emergencies are treated, and all emergency room patients will be required to pay More...

Veterans gather on The Square for annual observance

Rev. Amethyst Wynn (right) prays for military veterans and servicemen everywhere, including retired Navy Chief Rev. More...

Silent auction event for animal shelter set for Sat. 5-8 p.m.

The Washington-Wilkes Humane Animal Shelter Association will hold a silent auction Saturday from 5-8 p.m. More...

The Washington Little Theater to present Handel’s Messiah

The Washington Little Theater Co. will present the Washington Chorale and Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra in Handel’s Messiah on Friday, November 30, 7:30 p.m., at the Pope Center. More...

News

KCBA receives $5,000 grant for battlefield development

The Kettle Creek Battlefield Association (KCBA), organized to assist in preservation and development of the battlefield site for educational and tourism purposes, has been awarded a $5,000 grant. More...

‘Oliver!’ auditions set to begin Nov. 19 for spring offering

Auditions for Oliver!, the musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ novel Oliver Twist, will be held Monday, November 19, and Monday, November 26, at 7:30 p.m. at the Bolton Lunceford Playhouse for all parts and chorus.  More...

Carters Grove names new fellowship hall for faithful member

During dedication ceremonies held November 4 at Carters Grove Baptist Church, the new fellowship hall was named for Grace M. Beazley.  Mrs. Beazley has dedicated her entire adult life to the church, a spokesman said. More...

Sports

Their offense, our defense – ‘something’s got to give,’ coach says

It’s all over and yet now it all begins. Except for the mysterious hiccup at Jefferson, the Washington- Wilkes Tigers have been dominant over every opponent they faced in 2012, even including the arch rival Lincoln County Red Devils. More...

Bowdon Red Devils

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Georgia Class AA 2012 Playoff Brackets

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Worship

Ebenezer Baptist will celebrate 225 years during services and fellowship this Sunday

Ebenezer Baptist Church will be celebrating 225 years of “service to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ” this Sunday, November 18.  More...

If you’re angry at God or ‘all prayed out;’ don’t worry, His strong love can take it

A loss can frequently raise questions about faith. A grieving person might question how a good and loving God could “let this happen,” even whether there is a God at all. More...

Be a sower of seed on God’s chosen path of grace

Jesus often told parables. A parable uses objects and events from the physical world to convey moral or spiritual messages. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The W-W Humane Shelter Association is sponsoring a silent auction and bake sale Saturday, November 17, 5-8 p.m. at the Lions Club.  .  More...