October 17, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Sergeant First Class Waller returns here as new GSP post commander

Washington’s Georgia State Patrol Post 25 has a new post commander who’s not new at all: former assistant post commander Sergeant Paul Waller has returned as a sergeant first class to take command of the post.  More...

Linda Chesnut honored at Capitol for life achievements in the arts

Linda Crowe Chesnut of Washington and Decatur has been honored by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal for her achievements in the arts in the state capitol.  More...

Southern heritage, family fun draws thousands to 33rd annual Mule Day

Thousands of Southern history fans filled Callaway Plantation Saturday to get a hands-on day of family fun at the 33rd annual Mule Day Southern Heritage Festival.  More...

Record number of kids come out for Parks and Rec fall season

Peewee quarterback Porter Barnett runs for daylight with a herd of teammates and opponents in pursuit during a recent Monday night game at the Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation field. More...

Tax rates set, county digest done, so property tax bills due out soon

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners and the Wilkes County Board of Education have set their final tax property rates in meetings last Thursday, October 10, after the county held three public hearings prior to the vote.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Busy weekend shaping up

Eighty-one boys and girls age eight to seventeen years old had the thrill of their life Saturday when they were given free airplane rides sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Washington. More...

Opinions

Watching Slow TV on ‘My Back Porch’ channel is better than loud, fast-paced cable programs

I notice I’ve been yelling at the television this week, partly because really good college football teams keep playing really badly, and partly because the news coverage of our so-called leaders is even more frustrating.  More...

Book Review

Flight Behavior

Dellarobia was off to a clandestine rendezvous, not stopped by the fact that it would ruin her marriage and her future, tempted by the young man who admired her. She was stopped, though, by the brilliant sight from the mountain she had climbed. More...

Cashiers, N.C., is a country crossroads with a down-home feel

CASHIERS, N. C. – The facts about Cashiers include that this rustic mountain settlement is a census-designated place, an unincorporated village with a population of 157. Folks here aim to keep it that way.  More...

Worship

God’s chosen path of grace leads us through the mankind

In his ministry on earth Jesus came into contact with all kinds of people. He came to heal and help all of them, and to bring them the good news of salvation. More...

Personalities

Amanda Dyson, Sid Robb married September 14 at Court St. Livery

Amanda Dyson and Philip Sidney Robb Jr. of Crawfordville were united in marriage Saturday, September 14, at six o’clock in the evening at The Court Street Livery in Washington. Rev. More...

Brooke Hardigree, Josh Saggus honored at engagement party

Brooke Hardigree and Josh Saggus were honored with an engagement party at the home of Amy and Will Long on Saturday, September 14.  As guests arrived, they were invited to sign the mat around an engagement picture of the couple.  More...

Virginia Elizabeth Wallace marries Ronald Chadwick Cantrell Sept. 13

Virginia Elizabeth Wallace of Washington became the bride of Ronald Chadwick Cantrell of Sandy Springs in the presence of family and close friends in a ceremony Friday, September 13, at three o’clock in the afternoon at the Woman’s Club i More...

Commissioners approve tax rate hike; hear from local Obamacare navigator

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners almost unanimously approved the proposed tax levy for 2013 at its regular meeting last Thursday. District 2 Commissioner Divenski Lee was the lone dissenting vote.  More...

Mobile homes, real estate to be auctioned in sale Nov. 5 for overdue property taxes

More than 65 Wilkes County mobile homes and properties are now being advertised for sale on the courthouse steps in November because of delinquent property taxes due for prior years.  More...

Washington gets good audit report, is in ‘pretty good financial position’

In its regular October meeting Monday night, the Washington City Council heard a good report from the city’s auditing firm and council members agreed to find about $10,500 to trim from the city budget to avoid raising city property taxes.  More...

Mule Day crowds go shopping on The Square

The second Shop Washington-Wilkes Day Saturday saw downtown Washington filled with shoppers, merchants said. More...

SquareCrows bring in shoppers

F&M Bank’s display of a farmer, a merchant, and a ghost took third-place honors in this year’s SquareCrow competition, designed by the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce to bring i More...

Advance voting has begun for Nov. 5 municipal election

Advance voting for the November 5 Municipal Election started Monday, and Washington voters are already casting ballots in three city council races and two Sunday alcohol sales resolutions.  “They’re starting to trickle in,” Wil More...

News

Judge to present program for teens and parents about laws

A Columbia County judge will be warning both parents and teens about laws that affect them at a nuts-andbolts seminar scheduled here next week. “Teenage Years 101” is a seminar series that was created by and will be presented by J. More...

Advance tickets now on sale

The popular annual Rotary Pancake Supper will be held this Friday, October 18, at the Washington-Wilkes Elementary School cafeteria beginning at 5 p.m. and tickets are now available. More...

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

... on an island in Lake Erie

  Tim and Connie Zello took The News-Reporter along for their usual leisurely drive to Erie, Pennsylvania to visit relatives but spent three days in various parts of Ohio. More...

Letters

Lots of people made Mule Day the best ever

TO THE EDITOR:   More...

Thanks to all for support of ‘Resthaven’

TO THE EDITOR:   The Washington Little Theater Company, Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation and the Kettle Creek Pilot Club wish to acknowledge and extend our gratitude to all who attended our living history benefit production October 5. More...

Sports

‘This is the region championship game’ – Robinson - Free Access

The biggest game of the year has to take a back seat ... again. Early in September, the Lincoln County game was huge for the Washington-Wilkes Tigers. More...

Tigers make easy work of Greene but give up nearly 240 passing yards

The Washington-Wilkes Tigers made easy work of the Greene County Tigers 56-16 last Friday night and it was a good thing for Greene County that they had a kicker.  More...

BASEBALL’S BEST

All-American Girls Professional Baseball League

During WWII, Philip K. Wrigley, owner of the Chicago Cubs, came up with an idea that became very popular. The chewing gum company magnate founded the AAGPBL as noted in the title of this article. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Heard’s Chapel Baptist Church will host its Ushers Anniversary on Sunday, October 20, at 3 p.m. Pastor Robert Crawford and the Mt. Zion and Mulberry churches will be in charge of the service.  .  More...