July 4, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Weekends at Aonia Pass Motocross: practicing to move up in racing ranks

There are no big crowds at Aonia Pass Motocross Park on these summer weekends, but there are plenty of racers and bikes in action. More...

Industry contributes to fireworks fund

AFG USA’s Majlinda Garrison presents Wilkes County Tourism Director Erin Pollock with a contribution to help fund the Independence Day fireworks. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Paying tribute to troops

Because The News-Reporter office will be closed next week (July 1-5), this column is being written on Wednesday, June 26. Next week’s News- Reporter will be in the mail for delivery on Wednesday, July 3.  More...

Opinions

A good display of fine American flags should be done properly or not at all

We see a tremendous number of American flags this week and on other holidays, and it often reminds me of a source of genuine annoyance for some folks, including me. More...

Book Review

Lion of Liberty

Lion of Liberty: Patrick Henry and the Call to a New Nation   More...

‘Dear Old U-G-A’ is a book Bulldog grads will treasure

Books remain a staple of my life. I just can’t segue into Kindle technology. More...

Worship

The kingdom of God we find as we walk God’s chosen path of grace

Jesus said, “[The kingdom of God] is like a mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into his garden; and it grew, and waxed a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it” (verses 18, 19). More...

Personalities

Linda and Bill Smith honored at 50th anniversary celebration

Linda and Bill Smith celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary during a recent weekend visit in Greensboro, N.C., with Shirley and Jim Crowley.  The Smiths were married at East Athens Baptist Church in Athens on June 15, l963, by her uncle, Rev. More...

Personal Mention

Eleanor and Steve Blackmon returned home last Monday from a trip to Roxboro, N.C., where they attended the annual Wilkerson reunion. More...

Bennett will tell Cinderella tale at library July 9

Wendy Bennett will perform at the Mary Willis Library on Tuesday, July 9, at 10 a.m. as part of the 2013 Summer Reading program. Bennett is a singer/actress and storyteller.  More...

No furlough days for Wilkes teachers as Board of Education passes budget

Wilkes County teachers will have no furlough days this coming school year, according to a new budget passed by the Wilkes Board of Education last Wednesday, June 26.  More...

Tignall woman injured at stop for state road work

A Tignall woman was seriously injured last week as she sat waiting for a GDOT flagman on the Elberton Highway north of Tignall.  More...

DUIs, assaults lead roundup of recent Wilkes Co. arrests

Washington and Wilkes County authorities were busy with arrests for drug offenses, thefts, assaults, and a number of DUI arrests from the end of May through the month of June. More...

Annual Independence Day parade to be followed by program at park

The annual Independence Day walking parade will begn at 8:00 a.m. sharp on Thursday, July 4. Forming at Fort Washington Park (behind the Court House), the parade will wind through town and back to the park. More...

News

Departure of Masters tournament drives unemployment up in CSRA

The Georgia Department of Labor announced has that the unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) increased to 9.3 percent in May, up eight-tenths of a percentage point from 8.5 percent in April. More...

Area blood supply is very low; urgent call for donors issued

There is an urgent need for blood donors right now.  Shepeard Blood Center, the only contracted local blood provider for 21 area hospitals from Barnwell, S.C., to Baxley, Georgia, including Wills Memorial Hospital, needs blood donors to help mee More...

Lions plan chicken barbecue for Sat., July 13, at clubhouse

The Washington Lions Club will serve chicken barbecue dinners on Saturday, July 13, beginning at 11:30 a.m.  More...

Sports

86th Amos Martin Invitational set at W-W Country Club this weekend

The 86th playing of the Amos Martin Invitational golf tournament is set for this weekend, July 6-7, at the Washington-Wilkes Country Club. More...

Fishing tackle made available through Ga. loaner program

Whether you are planning to visit a Georgia State Park or Historic Site or you just happen to stop by one on a whim, be sure to “cast” away your worries by fishing – whether you have the fishing equipment or not.  More...

Sponsorship drive funds W-W Tigers’ total sports program

Washington-Wilkes Tiger athletics and the Tiger Club have kicked off a two-month-long campaign to jump start and benefit all W-WCHS athletes for the coming 2013-2014 school year and many years beyond.  More...

Obituaries

Verna Mae Hunter Nunn

Funeral services for Verna Mae Hunter Nunn, 94, were held Tuesday, June 25, at 2 p.m. at Callaway Funeral Home Chapel in Union Point with Rev. James Bowen officiating. Burial followed at the Crawfordville Baptist Church cemetery. More...

Barbara Anne Jones Akins

Funeral services for Barbara Anne Jones Akins, 80, were held Friday June 28, at 11 a.m. at the Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Randy Waters officiating, assisted by Elder Bill Durrence. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Vacation Bible School at Tignall Baptist Church will be held July 14-19 from 6-8:30 p.m. with commencement on Friday, July 19. All children ages three through sixth grade are welcome and there will be an adult class.  .  More...