December 27, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Historic hotel gets a touch up

Perched in the basket of a cherry-picker, hotel co-owner Mike Todd applies a coat of paint to the turret of the Fitzpatrick Hotel on The Square. More...

Santa gives out ‘Gifts for Children’

With the help of elves from the Washington Police Department, hundreds of children received gifts from Santa last week at the police department’s annual “Gifts for Children” event a More...

‘Shoeboxes of Love’ bring Christmas cheer

Residents Eva Bufford and Alvina Martin of Harper’s Personal Care home enjoy a visit from volunteers Tara, Henry, and Garston Townsend from Operation Love and Care in a Shoebox, along with foun More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Unto us a Son is given ...

Most of us are familiar with the prophecy concerning the birth of Jesus and of the many names that He is to be called – “Wonderful Counselor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. More...

Opinions

Operation Love in a Shoebox reaches out once again to seniors at Christmas time

I can tell Christmas is over – our dining room is no longer filled with piles of warm socks and bottles of skin lotion and other small gifts of comfort for Wilkes County seniors. More...

Book Review

Away

Lillian’s father has told her that she is “lucky” She thought that she might be until the dreadful night in Turov when her whole family is murdered. She manages to get her beloved fouryear old daughter Sophie out of the window. More...

My late mother was a part of ‘the Greatest Generation’

For years, I thought that my mother would become a Centenarian, but after 98 years and eight months, she recently succumbed to the ravages of old age.  More...

Worship

A touch for healing on God’s chosen path of grace

When Jesus and his disciples returned from their trip across the lake they had a warm reception because the people were anxious to see Him again. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

FarmersThe Bartram Trail Regional Library System will close at 12:30 p.m. on December 31 and reopen at 8:30 a.m. More...

Wilkes ag producers need to apply to get tax exempt farm purchases

It’s time for Wilkes County agricultural producers large and small to apply for a new sales tax exemption program that will allow them to pay no sales tax on most of the items they buy for use in agricultural production.  More...

Aonia Pass Motocross to fill up with big events in March, April

March and April will be a busy time for Aonia Pass Motocross Park, with big events bringing thousands of dirt bike and ATV racers – and extreme athletes -- to to take part in major events at the Wilkes County facility.  More...

Ad valorem taxes still not changed for car purchases

Buying a car in Georgia is a little different now, and Wilkes County tax commissioner Mary Hubbard says her office is hearing some confusion over the upcoming changes.  More...

FIRST SIX MONTHS OF 2012

Newspaper’s headlines chronicle year’s events

January 5, 2012 – New Washington mayor, councilmen to take office at Monday’s meeting ... Tax Commissioner issuing letters in place of January tag renewals ... Wilkes deputies make arrests in growing scrap metal theft cases ... More...

News

GADD provides library patrons with ability to download books

The Bartram Trail Library Systems has recently joined Georgia Download Destination Consortium (GADD) providing patrons with the opportunity to download audio books and eBooks from the collection shared by libraries across the state.  More...

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

... at the site of the World Trade Center

  Lisa Safrit and Kelly (Safrit) Ingram took a copy of The News-Reporter to Ground Zero in New York City. The photo was taken at the memorial of the south tower. This News- Reporter is 680 miles from home. More...

W-WPS students study ‘Christmas Around the World’

An enormous crowd of parents and spectators enjoyed the “Christmas Around the World” musical program at Washington-Wilkes Primary School earlier this month.  More...

Letters

Schools here are continually aware

TO THE EDITOR:   More...

Staff at Callaway is ‘gem of knowledge’

TO THE EDITOR:   This past Saturday we took our guests from Marietta, David and Danette Rhodes, to Callaway Plantation. Olivia Jackson gave us a tour of the plantation house along with some other visitors from a church in Douglasville.  More...

Obituaries

Tommy Brewer Johnson

Funeral services for Tommy Brewer Johnson, 70, of Elberton, were held Friday, December 21, at 2 p.m. in the Memorial Chapel of Berry Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Adams and Rev. Scott Mize officiating. More...

Joel Thomas Dove

Graveside funeral services for Joel Thomas Dove, 31, of Lincolnton were held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, December 20, in the Fain family cemetery on Fain Road, Tignall. More...

Personalities

Kettle Creek DAR members welcome special guests to meeting Dec. 17

The Kettle Creek Chapter National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, welcomed two special guests to the meeting Monday, December 17, at Poplar Corner on West Liberty Street.  Georgia State Regent NSDAR Virginia G. More...

Shepherds Sunday School class enjoys gathering at Pope home

Susan and Ed Pope III hosted a gathering of The Shepherds Sunday School class of First United Methodist Church at their home on Spring Street Sunday evening, December 16.  The house was beautifully decorated for the holidays with a focal point b More...

New Beginnings

Ava Leigh Coxwell   Jessica and Herchell Evans of Loganville announce the birth of their daughter, Ava Leigh, on Wednesday, December 19, at Emory Eastside Medical in Snellville. Ava Leigh weighed 6 lbs. 13 ozs. and was 19 ½ inches long.  More...