December 26, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Wilkes seniors get Christmas gifts delivered with love

Thanks to the people of Washington Wilkes, Christmas gift boxes were again delivered last week to every senior in every elder care facility in Wilkes County.  More...

First six months of 2013: newspaper’s headlines chronicle year’s events

January 3, 2013 – Tams sing in the New Year. …Historical Foundation acquires letter for Robert Toombs Site. … Yellow ribbon taken down for soldier returning from Afghanistan. More...

Snowing on The Square popular all season

Although children seemed to get the most enjoyment out of the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce Snowing on The Square events from Thanksgiving to Christmas, crowds of adults were spotted gatherin More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Sandtown UFOs are puzzling

When you receive this December 26 issue of The News-Reporter, Christmas Day will have come and gone and things are a bit less hectic than they have been with shopping and partying, and singing Christmas music, and all the busy things we do.  More...

Opinions

Why can’t the good Lord hear my prayers and give me one good snowy Christmas this year?

Two weeks ago, I noticed that more than three-quarters of the United States was covered with snow – but not Georgia. Why can’t we Southerners get a nice, snowy Christmas instead of the usual cold rain?  More...

Book Review

And the Mountains Echoed

Many readers know Khaled Hosseini from his bestselling The Kite Runner. His second book, A Thousand Splendid Suns, was also a bestseller. More...

Johnny Harris’ barbeque sauce is good on nearly everything

SAVANNAH – You can enjoy a taste of Georgia coastal living even if you hang out in Saskatchewan.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Wilkes County Board of Education regular meeting time changes beginning with the January meeting on Monday, January 27. The meeting time is now set at 2 p.m. each month. A schedule of all 2014 meetings may be found in this issue.  .  More...

Troopers to crack down on holiday drunk drivers

Georgia State Patrol troopers in Washington-Wilkes are reminding drivers to drive safe and sober through the Christmas and New Year holidays.  More...

Hunters must remember Ga. laws on transporting certain deer parts

Wilkes County hunters and other outdoorsmen who are concerned with the possible spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in deer and elk have asked local DNR conservation rangers to remind holiday hunters and travelers of the restrictions on moving ce More...

Major W-W intersections will get new signals, pedestrian upgrades

Four major intersections in Washington will be getting complete signal upgrades along with new pedestrian accommodations.  More...

W-W Christmas Parade of Lights was a big hit, even on Monday night

Despite being delayed two days because of rain, the 2013 Washington-Wilkes Christmas Parade of Lights still filled the night air with lights and filled downtown with happy crowds.  More...

News

C.J. Rogers wins chili cook-off

Tim Harris of Harris Custom Cycles awards the chili-pot trophy to chili cook-off winner C.J. More...

Corps of Engineers makes improvements in horseback riding trail at Bussey Point

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District has announced the completion of a $25,000 project to improve horseback riding at the Bussey Point trail and campground at Clarks Hill Lake in Lincoln County.  More...

Spirit boosters ride in parade

Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School’s 2013 Miss Tiger Marlyse Sifre had a special place in the Christmas Parade of Lights with the W-W Tiger mascot. More...

Obituaries

Kyleigh Elizabeth Benton

Funeral services for Kyleigh Elizabeth Benton, infant daughter of Andrew G. Benton and Gabrielle L. Benton, were held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 19, at New Town Baptist Church in Carlton, Georgia, with Rev. David Powell officiating. More...

Worship

Man’s journey to God’s promise for mankind

God sent Jesus to redeem us from our sins and restore our fellowship with Him. What is our part in the restoration process? Read Matthew 2:1-12 and see what we have to do.  More...

Personalities

Xi Zeta Delta chapter makes holiday visit to Harper’s Personal Care

Members of the Xi Zeta Delta chapter of Beta Sigma Phi and several of their children gather around the Christmas tree at Harper’s Personal Care as they sing carols and give out goody bags to th More...

Scholarly volleyball player receives All-American honors at Piedmont

Piedmont College volleyball player Kaitlin Norman has been named to the Capital One Academic All-American team after leading her Lady Lions to a program-record 28 wins in 2013 and a semifinal appearance in the USA South Athletic Conference Championsh More...

Frances Wheelis WOM group enjoys annual soup and sandwich meeting

The Frances Wheelis Women on Mission of First Baptist Church and several spouses gathered Tuesday evening, December 17, in the Mary Callaway Burton Fellowship Hall for its annual soup and sandwich fellowship and meeting.  Tom Wells offered the b More...