September 12, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Voter registration drive set for Saturday; voter, campaign event next Wednesday

Two important voter events are set for the coming week to prepare and inform Washington-Wilkes voters before the upcoming November election.  More...

Sumner’s aquaculture farm is producing organic Thai basil, tilapia

There’s a pioneering new small business growing on the Danburg Road in Wilkes County – and what they’re growing is organic herbs and fish to help meet the demand for locally grown natural foods.  More...

Kids enjoy annual Children’s Theater production

Children’s Theater cast members Paula Stevens, Sabrina Dodgen, Michael Bowen, and Nathan Bowen greet some of the 1,000 children who filled the Bolton Lunceford Playhouse last week as the Washington Little Theater Company presented its annual Ch More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Walnuts better after a good ‘washing’

Dr. Bill Branan has a beautiful Night Blooming Cereus blooming at his home on Poplar Drive. He says it blooms between 8 p.m. and midnight, then begins to subside. He has had as many as 25 blooms at one time. More...

Opinions

This year’s crazy weather causes an overlap between summer grass and autumn leaves

A s much as I love this transition time between the heat and humidity of summer and the cool, dry, football weather of fall, I have to admit I wasn’t thrilled to see the first leaves of autumn starting to fall this week.  More...

Book Review

Jerusalem

This is not a short book. How could it be?  More...

Memories of life in olden times live on in modern sayings

Cleaning out old files sometimes can be serendipitous. You find something you once thought important to keep but forgot where you filed it. More...

Obituaries

Georgia Rosalind Reese Talbert

Graveside services for Georgia Rosalind Reese Talbert, 88, of Washington, were held Friday, September 6, at 4 p.m. in Overbrook Cemetery in McCormick, South Carolina, with Rev. Kevin Madden officiating. More...

Grace Pollard Moore

Funeral services for Grace Pollard Moore, 92, of Bowdon, Georgia, were held at 3 p.m. on Monday, September 9, at Union Hill Baptist Church in Ranburne, Alabama. Rev. Curtiss Moore, Rev. Donald Moore, and Rev. Mark Williams officiated. More...

Jane Mann Moore

Funeral services for Jane Mann Moore, 69, of Hull, Georgia, were held Wednesday, September 4, at 11 a.m. at Raytown Baptist Church with Rev. Wade Palmer and Rev. Wayne Armour officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Personalities

Annual reunion of Newsome descendants held August 10

Descendants of Joseph Thomas Newsome (1831-1897) and Susan Reynolds Newsome (1835-1915) gathered for their 60th annual reunion on Saturday, August 10, at Ebenezer Baptist Church in the Aonia community. More...

Cynthia Inez Underwood to marry Robert Dickerson Mooney Sept. 21

Gary (Pete) and Vickie Underwood of Union Point announce the engagement of their daughter, Cynthia Inez Underwood, to Robert Dickerson Mooney, son of Robert and Cindy Mooney of Statesboro.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Frank More...

Zola Willis guest of honor at 96th birthday celebration

Zola Willis was honored on the occasion of her 96th birthday at a dinner and celebration Sunday evening, September 1, at her home in Tignall.  In addition to a delicious meal, the guest of honor was presented by Frank Jenkins and family a beauti More...

Washington City Council will now allow voters to decide on Sunday package sales

After having the Washington- Wilkes Chamber of Commerce director contact every business in Washington that sells liquor by the package, the Washington City Council Monday night voted to let the people of Washington vote on whether to allow those stor More...

Fall Cruise-In is Saturday evening

Tommy Lyons’ rare and beautiful 1924 Marmon was one of the hits of Memory Lane Cruisers’ Spring Cruise-In, and this Saturday the Fall Cruise- In will have an evening of old cars, food, an More...

Entries for homecoming parade needed at school office Oct. 10

The Student Council of Washington Wilkes Comprehensive High School is planning the school’s homecoming parade set for Thursday, October 17.  “The Student Council is inviting civic groups, businesses, Tiger fans, and others to join us More...

Collection boxes for clothes donations don’t help any needy people in Wilkes

There are several drop boxes where Wilkes County citizens can donate their old clothes, but do you know where those clothes go?  More...

Hands-on Southern heritage will be the focus of 33rd annual return of big Mule Day festival

Washington-Wilkes’ big annual celebration of Southern heritage is just a month away.  The 33rd annual Mule Day Southern Heritage Festival set for Saturday, October 12, will be bigger and better than ever, with hands-on farming history for More...

Spirits are returning to Resthaven

Preparation and rehearsals are underway for this year’s annual production of Resthaven Revisited to be presented on Saturday, October 5 from 5 to 8:30 p.m.  More...

News

EMS offers monthly training in the use of defibrillators

Wilkes County Emergency Medical Service’s Blake Thompson brought the Washington Kiwanis up to date on the use of automatic electronic defibrillators (AEDs) at last week’s meeting.  More...

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

... visiting the ‘Big Sky’

  Gail and David Hunter took their News-Reporter sightseeing to lots of places like Last Stand Hill in the Little Bighorn National Battlefield. More...

Community birthday calendars are fundraising project for Wilkes 4-H

Wouldn’t it be nice to have one calendar with the birthdays and anniversaries of everyone you know already on it? The annual Wilkes County 4-H community birthday calendar fundraiser is a great opportunity to make this happen. More...

Letters

Mail carriers could do more walking

TO THE EDITOR: When mailboxes started going up on the streets in Washington, and I knew that this requirement was only in committee for discussion and not fact More...

Sports

Tigers get second straight win over Red Devils, 28-14

It was a perfect night at Tiger Stadium for Washington-Wilkes football players, fans, and supporters. The home team beat archrival Lincoln County in what many have called the best game in years. More...

OBSERVATIONS FROM THE SIDELINES

It was a great night for W-W

After Friday night, how many Tiger fans will be changing their internet passwords to Lincoln2814 or Washington2andO? How many September babies will be named Deandre or Jalen? Or Robby?  More...

Middle school girls win two more

Last Tuesday, September 3, The Washington-Wilkes Middle School girls softball team was beating Louisville 16-2 in the bottom of the second inning when the game was called due to lightning. More...

Worship

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

In Luke, Chapter 15, Jesus tells three parables that teach spiritual lessons about individuals who are lost. Those lessons are really about everyone; all of us are lost at some point in life. More...

Presbyterian Fall Services offer study of Lord’s Prayer

The Washington Presbyterian Church will be holding Fall Services on September 29-30, and will be open for everyone to attend. The theme for this year is “The Lord’s Prayer.”  More...

Smyrna Methodist will host revival September 15-18

Smyrna United Methodist Church will have revival Sunday, September 15, through Wednesday, September 18, at 7 p.m. each evening. A covered dish dinner will be held at 6 p.m. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Carter’s Grove Baptist Church will hold its Fall Festival and Blue Jean Sunday on September 22 at 11 a.m. Sunday School will begin at 10 a.m. The public is invited to this free family event at 6080 Highway22. More...