September 5, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Ranger Mark Patterson is named Ga. Ranger of the Year runner-up

Wilkes County’s DNR Ranger has been chosen as the runner-up in the statewide Ranger of the Year selection.  More...

Sentences handed down during Wilkes Superior Court sessions

In the most recent session of the Wilkes County Superior Court, several defendants pleaded guilty or were found guilty on charges ranging from theft to drug possession.  More...

Dist. 1 Councilman Marion Tutt Jr. announces run for a second term

Incumbent City Councilman Marion Tutt Jr. announced that he will launch his re-election campaign next month in District 1. More...

American Pest Control hosts Chamber After Hours

American Pest Control’s Buddy Bufford supervises the drawing of prize winners at last week’s Washington- Wilkes Chamber of Commerce After Hours reception. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Rotary auction has new twist

I ’m sure most of our readers have noticed the clouds of white insects just about anywhere you go in the outdoors. More...

Opinions

In my 10 years on the News-Reporter staff, I’ve done 3,600 stories and had a real blast

They say time flies when you’re having fun, and I can sure vouch for that. I suddenly realized that I’ve been working for the News-Reporter for 10 years now, and it seems to have gone by in a flash.  More...

Book Review

James Madison

Our fourth president has not gotten as much press recently as his predecessors. Historian and biographer Richard Brookhiser seeks to give him his “due” in this accessible, well-written book. More...

There’s nothing like a train ride to Prague, Czech Republic

PRAGUE, Czech Republic – A number of options are available to find your way here once arriving in Europe. Air travel—there are multiple connections from anywhere. You can also get here by car, of course. More...

Obituaries

Lula Matt Lumpkin Willis

Funeral services for Lula Matt Lumpkin Willis, 98, of Washington, were held at Twin Oak Baptist Church in Washington at 12 p.m. Monday, September 2. She departed this life peacefully on Wednesday, August 28.  More...

Gary Franklin Eubanks

A memorial service for Gary Franklin Eubanks, 68, of Marietta, was held Friday, August 30, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Marietta with Dr. Bill Ross officiating. More...

Marilyn Riemer Pasco

Funeral services for Marilyn Riemer Pasco, 84, were held Saturday, August 31, at 3 p.m. in Washington Presbyterian Church with Rev. Glen Kohlhagen officiating. Interment followed in Resthaven Cemetery. More...

Personalities

Hazel Russell honored at 90th birthday dinner and celebration

Hazel Russell was honored on the occasion her ninetieth birthday at a family dinner and celebration Friday evening, August 30, at The Washington Jockey Club.  More...

Farren Lynn Moore to marry Brandon Marcus Combs Oct. 26

Andy Moore of Crawfordville and Betty Northington of Greensboro announce the marriage of their daughter, Farren Lynn Moore, to Brandon Marcus Combs, son of Eddie Combs and Debbie Tanner, both of Washington.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter More...

First Methodist plans five-day mission event for Sept. 18-22

Under the leadership of Rev. More...

Seven candidates vie for three seats in Washington city council elections

The race for three seats on the Washington City Council got a lot more interesting with the last-minute qualification of candidates last week.  More...

FBI closes case on last week’s bank scare, says suspicious package was sent in error

The FBI has closed its investigation of the suspicious package sent to a Washington bank last week after finding no evidence of a crime or any criminal intent.  More...

Tignall VFD fights stubborn fire

Firefighters from the Tignall Volunteer Fire Department and other departments struggled with summer heat and a stubborn fire between two roofs of a mobile home in Tignall last week, but saved most of More...

Devito Owens his run for second challenge to earn District 1 seat

Devito Owens has announced his candidacy for a District 1 Washington City Council seat.  “I’m Devito Owens, 27-year-old native of the city of Washington and District 1. More...

Fall Cruise-In set for Saturday, Sept. 14

Cars like this 1965 Corvette owned by Lee Thaxton, with grandson Ethan Thaxton, and Tommy Thaxton’s 1934 Ford Street rod, will be part of the Memory Lane Cruisers Fall Cruise-In set for Saturda More...

News

Denard winning tradition continues

Once again, a son of Chuck and Michelle Denard has taken home the top prize of winning the local Tractor Driving Contest. More...

Rotary auction will offer exciting items on September 21

This fall’s Washington Rotary Club Autumn Auction may set a record for high-flying offerings for bidders to choose from.  The event will offer, in both silent and live auctions, items ranging from hot-air balloon rides for two and for four More...

Parents encouraged to attend meetings at W-WPS,W-WES

All parents are encouraged to attend the Annual Title I Parent meetings held at Washington- Wilkes Primary and Washington-Wilkes Elementary Schools later this month.  At these meetings, parents will be given information regarding the Parent Invo More...

Letters

Government’s ‘ugly nose’ sometimes welcome

TO THE EDITOR: I regret that I was unable to attend Congressman Broun’s coffee and questions. More...

Sports

Tigers brace for Lincoln after 58-0 slaughter in opener

The Washington-Wilkes Tigers scored the most points in recent memory when they shutout Calhoun Falls 58-0 last Friday night in South Carolina, but that’s not the big news for the team right now. More...

W-WMS girls softball opens with two wins over Glascock,Wrens

The Washington-Wilkes Middle School girls softball team got its season started last week with a convincing win over the Glascock Panthers.  In a game shortened to five innings because of the mercy rule, the young Lady Tigers won 12-4 in an offen More...

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Worship

The danger of self will versus God’s chosen path of grace

Parents are one hundred percent responsible for their children up to the age of accountability, around twelve or thirteen. At that point, most children start making some long term decisions. More...

Church of the Mediator’s ‘Alpha’ series to explore meaning of life

This fall, on Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m., the Episcopal Church of the Mediator in Washington will be offering a series of films and discussions designed to explore the meaning of life.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Classic South Quilt Guild will meet on Friday, September 27, at 2 p.m. in Wesley Hall in First United Methodist Church of Washington. The program will feature projects for Christmas giving. More...