January 16, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Washington to be kickoff city for BRAG multi-city bicycle ride returning in June

After a four-year absence, the popular Bike Ride Across Georgia (BRAG) will return to Washington Wilkes in June.  “Washington has been chosen as the starting point for the 2014 BRAG,” said Tourism Director Erin Pollock. More...

13-year-old cancer patient needs prayers, community’s help

The Washington-Wilkes community is coming together to help the family of a 13-year-old girl who was diagnosed with cancer on Christmas Eve, and the family is asking for prayer and financial help.  More...

Fire claims Bartram Trace home

There was nobody home Friday night when this home in the 1500 block of Bartram Trace Road caught fire and burned. A call came in to Wilkes 911 at 9:30 p.m. More...

Truck driver uninjured in North Wilkes wreck

Georgia State Patrol Trooper Will Grier measures the distance a tractor-trailer went after leaving Highway 17 north of the Norman community Tuesday morning. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

What was the old school called?

Rev. Bill Boyd, retired minister of the Episcopal Church of the Mediator, knows exactly the first thing he will do the next time he goes out-of-town and stays in a hotel.  More...

Opinions

One-way trip to planet Mars got personal as active-duty Navy journalist is selected

Last May I told you about the Mars One project, an ambitious plan to send volunteer colonists on a one-way mission to the planet Mars by 2023, and I promised I’d keep you updated as the project went on. More...

Book Review

Flora

The time is 1945, a time vividly woven into the story of Flora. World War II is winding down, but not over yet. Helen has recently been to a movie starring Gene Tierney, and a polio outbreak has crippled Helen’s best friend.  More...

Football, UGA made former Gov. Carl Sanders the man he is now

A TLANTA – Every day, former governor Carl Sanders goes to the office--the law firm Troutman Sanders, which he built into one of the top law firms in the country.  More...

Obituaries

Robert S. Callaway

Graveside services for Robert S. Callaway, 62, of Washington, were held Sunday, January 12, at 3 p.m. in Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Albert Huyck officiating. More...

Martha Lee McCranie

Martha Lee McCranie, M.D., 92, of Augusta, loving wife of 57 years to the late E. James McCranie, entered into rest Thursday, January 9.  More...

Helen Reid

Funeral services for Helen “Bess” Reid, 18, of Evans, were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 12, at Trinity on the Hill UMC with Rev. Dr. Mike Cash and Rev. Charlie Stakely officiating. Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Park. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Carat Cupcake Event will be held at Tena’s Fine Diamonds and Jewelry from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, January 30. Tickets are on sale for $5.00 each.  .  More...

BREAKING NEWS! - Free Access

Statement from the Mayor of the City of Washington

Update on Odor in the City of Washington’s Water System More...

Two county alcohol questions approved for November’s general election ballot

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners voted to include two alcohol-related questions on the ballot in the next general election set for November. More...

City water odors, Eskew retirement occupy Washington council meeting

Problems with city water, the retirement of the city administrator, and the swearing in of councilmen took priority at Monday night’s January meeting of the Washington city council.  More...

Contact City Hall if water odors continue this week

City workers have spent the last few days flushing water lines to clear the smelly but safe water that had accumulated after citizens throughout the community reported noticing a strong chlorine-type odor within their homes when using water.  More...

Seventh annual Miss Wilkes Pageant set for Saturday, February 22, at W-WCHS

Registration is now open for the seventh annual Miss Wilkes County Pageant, set for Saturday, February 22. More...

Car club supports local organizations

The Memory Lane Cruisers car club donated $2,800 to several Washington-Wilkes community organizations during their first meeting of the new year. More...

Wilkes Salvation Army kettle drive raises more than $8,500 this year

The Salvation Army kettle drive was once again a success, having raised more than $8,500 with the help of more than 180 bellringers over the holiday season from Thanksgiving through the New Year.  More...

News

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

... in service to the troops

  Tech. Sgt. Lisa Safrit had this photo taken with her News-Reporter on her current deployment to Manas Transient Center in Kyrgyz Republic, Kyrgyzstan. The base serves as a transient base for all U.S. More...

Kiwanis Talent Showcase set for March 28; time to sign up

The 32nd annual Kiwanis Art and Talent Showcase will be held on Friday, March 28, at 7 p.m. in the Washington-Wilkes Elementary School cafeteria. The art entry deadline is March 18 at 10 a.m. More...

Beta Sigma Phi awards scholarship

Kohen Newsome, a University of Georgia freshman, received the second installment of his $1,000 scholarship from the three local Beta Sigma Phi organizations. More...

Sports

Tigers win two of three; will face Jefferson, Lincoln this weekend

The Washington-Wilkes Tigers won two of three games during the past week, beating Riverside Military Academy and Glascock County while losing to region powerhouse Greene County.  The loss at Greene was frustrating to Head Coach Don Keiser becaus More...

Middle school wrestlers take third at Peach State tourney in Monroe

The Washington-Wilkes Middle School Wrestling team had a very good outing at the Peach State Wrestling Tournament last Saturday, January 10, in Monroe. More...

Regulations guide ready for anglers in print and online

Anglers can find the new 2014 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide online and in print, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.  More...

Worship

The blindness of those found along God’s chosen path of grace

The people of Jerusalem, God’s chosen people, were unaware that Jesus was the fulfillment of prophecy. Their leaders felt their dominance thr eatened by Him and closed their hearts against his gospel. More...

Personalities

Woman’s Club continues theme of Celebrating Women in Washington

Judy Anderson presented the program at the meeting of the Washington Woman’s Club Monday, January 13, at the clubhouse on North Alexander Avenue.  More...

WMH Auxiliary members make plans for upcoming fundraisers

The upcoming Carat Cupcake Event was the main topic of business as the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary held its winter meeting Tuesday morning, January 7, in the Nash Library.  More...

Brooke Hardigree guest of honor at Christmas shower

Brooke Hardigree, bride-elect of Josh Saggus, was entertained at a Christmas shower on Sunday afternoon, December 1, at the home of Tracy McAvoy. Co-hostesses with Mrs. More...