October 31, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Called ‘a walking miracle,’ Coach Allen White is recovering

Weeks after Coach Allen White’s heart stopped and he fell over dead at school, some of the best doctors in Georgia still can’t figure what happened, and are calling him “a walking miracle.”  More...

Washington police, state troopers urge careful driving on Halloween, weekend - Free Access

In an effort to make the observance of Halloween in Washington- Wilkes as safe as possible, the Washington Police Department and the Georgia State Patrol are warning residents of dangers both on Halloween night and throughout a busy weekend. More...

Shelter dogs head for new forever homes

  Several dogs from the Washington-Wilkes Animal Shelter loaded up last week on their way to new homes in Connecticut, courtesy of Jim and Terry Rogers of Thomson, who transport some 700 dogs in their van each year. More...

It’s beginning to look a lot like …

  Henry Harris welcomes members of the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce to last week’s Chamber After Hours at Petal Pushers Christmas. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Set clocks BACK this weekend

Jesse and Evelyn Reville, daughters of David Reville, participated in the Nike Women’s Marathon in San Francisco, California, on October 2, running the 26.2 miles in five and a half hours. More...

Opinions

The struggles of government-run health care soon to become an even bigger horror show

I remember back in 2008 when newly elected President Barack Obama announced that his first priority, instead of putting Americans back to work, would be to “reform” health care by having the government take over a vast amount of the U.S. More...

Book Review

The Burgess Boys

The New York Times Book Review recently had in the “Bookends” column comments by two writers on the importance (or not) of “likeable” characters. What matters most to readers? Plot? Setting? Beautiful prose? More...

Georgia’s John Gibson was critical in the passing of the GI Bill

DOUGLAS, Ga. – Although cemeteries are often a vital resource for history, there probably are not many people who come this way to visit the gravesite of John S. Gibson, a onetime member of the U.S. House of Representatives. More...

Obituaries

Walter Fred Mays

Walter Fred Mays, 94, passed away on Monday, October 21, at Wills Memorial Hospital.  He was born on April 16, 1919, to the late Walter and Mattie Lou Mays. He joined Twin Oak Baptist Church at an early age. More...

Charles Davis Drinkard

Funeral services for Charles Davis Drinkard, 78, of Washington, were held Sunday, October 27, at 3 p.m. at the Washington First United Methodist Church with Rev. T. G. Hall, Rev. Gale Seibert, and Rich Seibert officiating. More...

Eleanor Nash Davis

Graveside services for Eleanor Nash Davis, 90, of Macon, were held Wednesday, October 30, at 2 p.m. at Riverside Cemetery Mausoleum in Macon with Rev. Robert Kerr officiating. She died Sunday, October 27.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Shepeard Community Center Blood Drive will be held Thursday, November 7, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Wills Memorial Hospital and 2-7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church.  .  More...

Kettle Creek battlefield group gets support from state SAR

The heads of Sons of the American Revolution chapters from all over the state of Georgia voted last weekend to donate $40,000 to the Kettle Creek Battlefield Association to help purchase land around the historically important Revolutionary War battle More...

Wilkes NAACP Awareness Banquet will feature Dr. James Washington Jr.

The Wilkes County branch of the NAACP will hold its annual Awareness Banquet Saturday, November 2, at 7 p.m. at the Third Shiloh Center on McLendon Drive in Washington.  More...

Vote Tuesday in municipal election for council, Sunday alcohol in city

Voting starts at 7 a.m. Tuesday, November 5, in the City of Washington Municipal Election, as Washington voters cast their ballots in three city council races and two Sunday alcohol sales resolutions.  More...

Taxidermist preserves Zoo Atlanta’s leopard for kids

Master taxidermist Lloyd Johnson presents Zoo Atlanta educator Stephanie Earhart with the preserved skin of the zoo’s snow leopard after the rare cat died earlier this year. More...

Popular events fill holiday calendar with Parade of Lights,Tour of Homes, ‘snow’

The upcoming holiday season from Thanksgiving through Christmas will be packed with events throughout Washington-Wilkes that will show off many of the area’s best attractions and give both local people and visitors more reasons to spend the sea More...

Mobile homes will sell for overdue taxes on courthouse steps Tue.

Dozens of Wilkes County mobile homes and other properties will be offered for sale on the courthouse steps next Tuesday, November 5, because of delinquent property taxes due for prior years. More...

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News

Mayor turns lights on in recognition of OST program

Just before the homecoming bonfire activities at Tiger Stadium on October 17, Washington Mayor Ames Barnett recognized the ­Wilkes County Schools Out-of-School Time (OST) after school program by “turning on the lights for after school” an More...

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

... on the job in the Centennial State

  Bobby Cleveland was on business at the Broadmoor Hotel and Resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado, accompanied by his wife, Elizabeth, and their latest edition of The News-Reporter. They also visited Pike’s Peak and Garden of the Gods. More...

Iris Garden Club gets kids outside for day of special learning activity

Most people have likely heard of the No Child Left Behind Education Act. Well, Washington-Wilkes Primary School observed a “No Child Left INSIDE Day” on October 16.  More...

Sports

‘No letdowns’ in final two games would lead Tigers to 10-0 season

The first time the Washington- Wilkes Tigers posted a 10-0 regular season was in 1972. More...

Head coach may get perfect season

Washington-Wilkes Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Robby Robinson told the Washington Rotary Club about the quality of his players and how they have worked hard at conditioning in order to & More...

Rifle presented in local chapter’s giveaway

Lee Fox (right) of Loganville, Georgia, won the Remington Model 770/.270 calibre rifle given away by the Wildlife Action Fishing Creek chapter. More...

Worship

God grants us a great privilege as we walk His chosen path of grace

Today we read the first of two parables that Jesus told about prayer. What is prayer? It is the privilege given to us by God to talk wit h Him. More...

Personalities

News-Reporter to publish annual ‘Christmas Tree Babies’ edition - Free Access

On December 19, The News- Reporter will publish its 40th annual Christmas Tree Babies edition. More...

Washington-Wilkes High School Class of 1968 gathers at Talk of the Town for 45th class reunion October 19

Members of Washington-Wilkes High School Class of l968, spouses, and guests celebrated their 45-year reunion Saturday evening, October 19, in festivities at Talk of the Town.  As members arrived in Downtown Washington, they were welcomed by a la More...

OLLI@UGA to study ‘Use of Money in Georgia’ November 4

“A Chronology of the Use of Money in Georgia” will be the subject of the Washington Chapter of OLLI @ UGA session on Monday, November 4, 2 p.m. at the Episcopal Parish House.  More...