June 6, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Fireworks donations coming in, only $2,500 needed for July 4th

Just a month out, it’s beginning to look like the community will raise enough money for this year’s big Washington-Wilkes Independence Day celebration.  More...

Early morning blaze heavily damages Tignall family’s home last Thursday

Tignall and Washington firefighters responded to an early-morning fire last week that heavily damaged a century-old home but did not injure any of the residents.  More...

Kids meet critters at library’s Vacation Reading Program

Amanda Wonn of Georgia Southern University’s Center for Wildlife Education holds a gopher tortoise for children to touch during Tuesday’s “Beneath the Surface” vacation readin More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

It’s a bird. It’s a plane ...

A n email from Agnes Salisbury in Superior, Montana, tells about finding an “original” copy of Tignall’s Famous Recipes. More...

Opinions

When weather threatens Wilkes, we need to listen up, take action

Compared to last week’s terrible tornado outbreak that killed more than 10 people in Oklahoma, we here in Washington Wilkes have been blessed to only get a near-miss by a possible tornado a few weeks ago.  More...

Book Review

Once Upon a Flock

You need to see this book, not just read about it! Lauren Scheuer is an artist as well as a writer, and the illustrations in Once Upon a Flock are wonderful. More...

LaGrange, Georgia, is a great place in which to spend time

LaGRANGE – Coming here allows for a respite at Lafayette Square, which brings one to conclude that LaGrange can lay claim to having the prettiest town square in Georgia—one that has history, tradition, and beauty. More...

Worship

We will find three groups of people along God’s chosen path of grace

Our acceptance of salvation implies a commitment to participate in the work of God’s kingdom. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Twin Oak Baptist Church 127th Church Anniversary will be celebrated Sunday, June 23, at 11:45 am. More...

Board of Education proposes $18 million budget

The Wilkes County Board of Education has passed a tentative budget for fiscal year 2014, which is advertised in this issue of The News-Reporter. More...

Tornado season needs response from every Wilkes County family

With tornadoes the No. More...

Firefighters come straight from training to battle Sharon Road mobile home fire

Firefighters from the Washington Fire Department responded to a fire in a mobile home on the Sharon Road Saturday morning but were unable to save the structure.  More...

Plum Creek Timber helps Wills Memorial Hospital

Grady Britt of Plum Creek Timber Company, along with Wills Memorial Hospital’s Norma Crew, Respiratory Care Manager Demetria Jacobs, and Jim McAvoy admire the new BiPAP ventilation machine that More...

News

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

... at a 14th-century tower house (with additions)

  Tom and Jane Owen, with their News-Reporter, visited the 14th century Cawdor Castle while participating in a Scottish hertitage research trip with the National Society organizations of the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution. More...

Special event at Toombs House set to celebrate 203rd birthday

Robert Toombs Family and Friends will celebrate Robert Toombs’ 203rd birthday with the program “Homespun: The Fabric of a Nation” at the Robert Toombs House on Saturday, June 29, from 10 a.m. More...

W-WPRD and WCCP will sponsor summer food service program

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department ­( W-WPRD), in conjunction with the Wilkes County Community Partnership, will be sponsoring the Bright from the Start – DECAL Summer Food Service Program this summer.  More...

Letters

‘What are you hoping to accomplish?’

TO THE EDITOR:   The following paragraph is from my Sunday school lesson dated March 10, 2013, based on the International Sunday School Lessons for Christian Teaching.  More...

Appreciation is expressed for restoration of water in Rayle

TO THE EDITOR: I would like to thank Brenda Willis for starting a petition in Rayle, Georgia, to get water back into our home. More...

Obituaries

Terry Alan Bridges

A memorial service for Terry Alan Bridges, 58, of Washington, was held Thursday, May 30, at 4 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church in Lexington. He died Sunday, May 26, at home.  More...

April Sherne Spence Harris

Funeral services for April Sherne Spence Harris were held Thursday, May 30, at Faith Christian Center with Rev. L.V. Turman officiating. The body was cremated. She died Tuesday, May 25, at Georgia Regents Medical Center in Augusta.  More...

Lloyd Douglas McLendon Jr.

Funeral services for Lloyd Douglas McLendon Jr. were held Friday, May 31, at Reeves Chapel Baptist Church with Pastor Michael Gresham presiding and Pastor Joe Glaze, eulogist. The interment was in the church cemetery with military honors. More...

Personalities

Brett Michele Walker and John Lee Glenn II exchange wedding vows Saturday, May 4

Brett Michele Walker of Rayle and John Lee Glenn II of St. Simons Island exchanged wedding vows in an impressive double-ring ceremony Saturday, May 4, at six o’clock in the evening at County Line Baptist Church in Rayle. Rev. More...

Elizabeth Kay Aycock to marry Bradley Jackson Bagwell Sept. 14

Sonji Kay Aycock of Martinez and Edward Alexander Aycock of Lincolnton announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Kay, of Martinez, to Bradley Jackson Bagwell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dwight David Bagwell, also of Martinez.  More...

Molly Leard Burgess to wed William Marks Towles III

Mr. and Mrs. Martin Hawse Burgess of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Molly Leard Burgess, to William Marks Towles III, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Marks Towles Jr. More...