November 21, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Wilkes Board of Education awards contract for a nicer, non-leaking new roof for W-WES

The Washington-Wilkes Elementary School will soon get a new roof that will not only stop water leaks but will greatly improve the appearance of the school after the Wilkes County Board of Education agreed to accept the low bid of a Lincolnton company More...

Reservations needed now for Dec. 5 Legislative Breakfast event

Reservations are needed by Friday, November 22, for the annual Wilkes County Legislative Breakfast set for Thursday, December 5.  Members of Wilkes County’s legislative delegation are expected to be in Washington to speak on the General As More...

Wilkes Salvation Army needs bell-ringers to meet growing requests from local folks

This holiday season as in years past, the Wilkes County unit of the Salvation Army needs local bellringers and donations to help meet ever-growing needs of struggling people in Washington-Wilkes.  More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Where were you at that moment?

Friday, November 22, 2013, marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of our President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas. More...

Opinions

President Kennedy’s assassination 50 years ago taught us sad lessons about the grownup world - Free Access

I t seems the whole nation is looking back this week at the assassination of President John F. Kennedy 50 years ago this week, and for most Baby Boomers like me, it was perhaps the first big, worldly tragedy that intruded on our innocent childhoods. More...

Book Review

Unsung Heroes of Wilkes County

I t is a great joy to read a book by one of our own. Judge Ed Anderson has become something of a hero himself by the research and writing he has done. More...

Reading Garden and Gun magazine has enriched my life

Don’t suppose there is a posthole diggers society, but if one should exist, Garden and Gun, my favorite magazine—and that would include Sports Illustrated, which I have been subscribing to since the sixties—would locate the person w More...

Obituaries

Watson Scott Haynes

Graveside services for Watson Scott Haynes, 72, of Lincolnton, will be held on Thursday, November 21, at 11 a.m. at Double Branches Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Keith Etheridge officiating. More...

Burnard Samuel Swann Jr.

A graveside memorial service with military honors for Burnard Samuel “Sammy” Swann Jr., 67, will be held Thursday, November 21, at 2 p.m. at Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Daniel Martin will officiate. More...

Personalities

Kirby Wilson and Corey Rhodes united in marriage October 19

Kirby Ashton Wilson of Tignall and Corey Allen Rhodes of Augusta exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful double-ring ceremony Saturday, October 19, at four o’clock in the afternoon at the farm of Valerie and Bobby Jackson in Tignall. Rev. More...

New Beginnings

Emma Faith Kelley   Jennifer and Jeremy Kelley of Gibson announce the birth of their daughter, Emma Faith, on Friday, November 15, at University Hospital in Augusta. Emma Faith weighed 7 lbs. 12 ozs. and was 21 inches long.  More...

Alexis Kathol enjoys first birthday party held on November 9

Alexis Noelle Kathol, daughter of Brian and Amanda McAvoy Kathol of Martinez, celebrated her first birthday with a party at the home of her grandparents, Sherri and Benji McAvoy, on Saturday, November 9. Her first birthday was November 7.  More...

New ordinance requires permit for logging or heavy equipment

Loggers in particular and any other heavy equipment users in Wilkes County are now required to obtain a permit and post a $1,000 bond before doing any work that would involve the crossing of county rights of way.  More...

School kids, merchants team up for shopping promotion

In a new effort to teach the community’s smallest citizens that even they can make a difference in their local economy, the Washington-Wilkes Primary School’s Parent-Teacher Group and downtown merchants are teaming up for a community fund More...

Tiger Stadium sports new look for playoffs

New logos graced Charlie Davidson Field at Tiger Stadium last week just in time for Friday night’s first game of the playoffs against Wesleyan. More...

Get discount tickets now for Christmas Tour of Homes

Time is running out for early discounted tickets for the annual Christmas Tour of Homes and Southern Dinner, set for Friday, December 13, and Saturday, December 14.  More...

W-WCHS FBLA attends Fall Leadership Conference

The first FBLA conference of the year was held in Athens November 13-14 and was attended by seven members of the W-WCHS chapter and their advisor.  More...

News

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

... touring in the southwest

Abdulla and Jacqueline Al-Azawi, with daughter and son-in-law Nadia and William (who took the picture) Kelman, took The News-Reporter on a 15-day motor trip which included this stop at Monument Valley, Arizona. More...

Silent auction, bake sale this Sat. will benefit W-W animal shelter

In their ongoing effort to meet the needs of dogs and cats in the local animal shelter, the Washington- Wilkes Humane Shelter Association is holding a silent auction and bake sale Saturday from 4-7 p.m. More...

Annual Episcopal bazaar, luncheon set December 7

The Episcopal Church of the Mediator will hold its annual Bazaar and Luncheon in the Parish House on Saturday, December 7. The Country Kitchen will open at 10:30 a.m. with lunch following at 11:30.  More...

Sports

Wolves no match for Tigers; Devils will be seeking revenge

It’s been seven weeks since the Washington-Wilkes Tigers have had to prepare for a really tough opponent. (That one was Jefferson.) Along the way, some of the others were thought to be tough but in the end proved to be no match for W-W. More...

Schedule (and other) Notes

. Washigton-Wilkes will remain in Class AA next year according to an announcement made on Monday of this week. Region 8-AA will remain largely the same except Jefferson will move up to AAA and Elbert County will probably take its place in AA.  More...

Georgia Class AA 2013 Playoff Brackets

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Worship

God’s chosen path of grace that leads to eternal life

In today’s passage, a “certain ruler” asked Jesus mankind’s ultimate question, “What shall I do to inherit eternal life?” (verse 18b). Each individual must explore that question at some point in life. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

On Saturday, December 7, The Episcopal Church of the Mediator’s annual Bazaar and Luncheon will be held in the Parish House. The Country Kitchen will open at 10:30 a.m. with lunch following at 11:30. More...