January 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

STAR student to be honored at chamber annual dinner

This year’s STAR student is following a family tradition, but academically, he’s marching to the beat of a different drummer.  More...

Cattlemen to host herd replacement sale Friday, Feb. 7, at Wilkes County Stockyard

The Wilkes County Cattlemen’s Association will host the tenth annual Front Pasture Herd Replacement Sale Friday, February 7, at 7 p.m. at the Wilkes County Stockyard. More...

Stephen’s House food ministry expands

Directors and supporters of Stephen’s House food ministry break ground on a new expansion of the annex to The Sanctuary. More...

Signs may keep trucks out of neighborhoods

A series of “No Trucks” signs erected by City of Washington workers from the South Bypass, along Baltimore Road, and at the intersection of South Alexander Avenue and Chapman Street, may More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

When did Little Suzie wake up?

This morning (Monday) as I started to open the door to let the Beagle out to the pen for his morning outing, a flock of hundreds of non-descript blackbirds flew up into the trees in my westside yard. More...

Opinions

Waiting for a Southern snowstorm recalls all the times snow wound up a no-show

Well, it’s that time of year. As I write this on Sunday evening, the National Weather Service has posted a winter storm warning for us all, predicting that there’s a good chance we’ll see snow by Tuesday night and Wednesday.  More...

Book Review

MaddAddam

MaddAddam is the third volume of Margaret Atwood’s trilogy which began with Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood. Readers of those novels will be happy (maybe the wrong word) to see how things have turned out.  More...

Passionate UGA alumnae keep close watch on recruiting

Those who read the sports pages are keenly aware that college football is a yearround exercise for most of those who can best be described as passionate fans. More...

Obituaries

Thomas Coryer Poss

Funeral services for Thomas Cor­yer Poss, 73, of Washington, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 25, at Phillips Mill Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Woods officiating. Interment followed at the Carter’s Grove Baptist Church cemetery. More...

James Chapman

James Chapman, 75, of Augusta, died on Monday, January 13, at University Hospital in Augusta after a period of heart and respiratory illness.  More...

James Otis Callaway

Funeral services for James Otis Callaway, 64, of Washington, were held Monday at 11 a.m. at Victory Baptist Church with Pastor Jimmy Chapman officiating. Interment followed in Resthaven Cemetery. He died Friday, January 24.  More...

Personalities

Rosemary Kendrick Harris to wed James Thomas Ward on May 17

Suzan Rhodes Harris of Thomson and Troupe Mercer Harris III of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Rosemary Kendrick Harris, of Greensboro to James Thomas Ward, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Sweet deal will again raise money for Wills Memorial

One thousand cupcakes have been baked, iced, and topped with the magic tissue in preparation for the Carat Cupcake Event to be held Thursday afternoon, January 30, from 5-7 p.m. More...

Sammi Petro and Ben Wills to marry May 31 at FUMC

Myron and Chris Petro of Dacula announce the engagement of their daughter, Sammi, to Ben Wills, son of Steve and Beth Wills of Gray.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mary Nice of Pennsylvania.  More...

Wills Memorial Hospital CEO ‘starting to worry’ over losses

After three straight years of significant losses, Wills Memorial Hospital is less than 50 days from running out of cash, CEO Jane Echols told the Washington Rotary Club last week.  More...

Tornado drills set next Wednesday part of severe weather preparation

Next week will see the return of Severe Weather Awareness Week, and Wilkes County medical facilities, schools, and public safety authorities will be taking part in the statewide tornado drill at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, February 5.  More...

Dry weather, high winds contribute to grass fires that keep VFDs busy

Dry conditions and high winds recently have combined to keep Wilkes County firefighters busy with at least four brush fires across the county.  More...

Wilkes Board of Education begins regular monthly meetings at 2 p.m.

In the first meeting of the year, the Wilkes County Board of Education met Monday afternoon at the new meeting time of 2 p.m., and tended to a few items of regular business.  More...

Winners in Miss Wilkes County Pageant will earn cash prizes at seventh annual event February 22

Contestants in this year’s Miss Wilkes County Pageant will be able to win cash awards, pageant director Ashley Barnett said, in addition to the crowns and sashes awarded to winners in past pageants.  More...

Puppet play, parade, and reenactments to help teach Revolutionary War to kids

More than ever before, this year’s Revolutionary Days observance February 7-9 will be aimed at teaching today’s children and families about the 1779 Battle of Kettle Creek.  More...

Tiger Band donation kicks off Relay for Life

A $530 donation raised by members of the W-WCHS Tiger Band marks the first donation for the 2014 Wilkes County Relay for Life. More...

News

Young Farmers recognize members, present scholarships

Scholarships and awards highlighted the the annual Family Appreciation Dinner held by the Wilkes County Young Farmers organization.  More...

Chamber’s mission endures more than a century

Lyndon Amis, executive director of the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce (right), was the guest speaker at the Washington Optimist Club’s January meeting at Talk of the Town. More...

Seven scholarships awarded to students in Booker’s memory

Seven college students have been awarded Reese J. Booker Scholarships valued at $200.00 each by the program’s administrator Clara Sutton.  More...

Letters

Putting the paper before the groceries!

TO THE EDITOR:   I am a life-long reader of The Reporter. I grew up in the Broad community out from Tignall. My aunt, Pearl Bufford, wrote the “Broad News” as I remember (I’ll be 82 in February).  More...

Sports

Tigers beat S.C., Union, and Warren; only five more games before playoffs

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger boys basketball team had a great week winning three out of three games all on the road boosting the season record to 13-7 going into this week’s games. More...

Lady Tigers win two of three, improve to 9-11 for the season

The Washington-Wilkes Lady Tiger basketball team, now 9-11 for the season, notched a couple of wins during the past week in three road games. First up, Social Circle was no match for the Tigers as W-W brought home the victory 52-20.  More...

Achievers sponsor back-to-school event

The Wilkes County 21st Century Achievers Out-of-School Time (OST) program sponsored a “Welcome Back-to-School” event in the lobby of the gym on Saturday, January 18. More...

Worship

The believer’s lease on God’s vineyard found on God’s chosen path of grace

Today’s passage begins with Christ’s parable of the vineyard. The planter represents God. The vineyard is God’s earthly kingdom. The husbandmen represent God’s chosen people and their religious leaders. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The W-WCHS fall sports award ceremony will be today, Thursday January 30, at 6:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria.  .  More...