March 6, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Washington departments help in Taliaferro County

Washington-Wilkes fire departments were called out to help fight a kitchen fire last Wednesday, February 26, in the Ben Lewis home on Sandy Cross Road in Taliaferro County. More...

Casino night Mar. 15, community health fair to celebrate hospital

It’s Wills Memorial Hospital Month in Washington-Wilkes, and events are planned including a casino night Saturday, March 15, a health fair for the public March 29, and all through March, yard signs will be available from Wills Memorial Hospital More...

Arrests in Washington-Wilkes climb back up to heavier level

After two months with fewer arrests than usual in Washington Wilkes, February saw police, deputies, and state troopers busy with assaults, an increase in serious drug arrests, and many charges of driving under the influence.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Set your clocks forward

I think we can declare this year (2014) “The Year of the Daffodil.” I don’t think I have ever seen so many blooming so prolifically as they are now. More...

Opinions

Situation in Ukraine gets much worse as history magnifies each angry action

A s I wrote in this column last week, the situation in Ukraine has gone from bad to worse, with Russian troops moving in to occupy Russian military bases in the Crimean peninsula, which sounds terrible and makes Vladimir Putin look evil. More...

Book Review

Absolute Monarchs

“After nearly two thousand years of existence, the Papacy is the oldest continuing absolute monarchy in the world.” John Julius Norwich (whose name sounds like a Pope!) states that as “an agnostic Protestant” he has no hidden More...

Crawford’s Felix the life-saving cat deserves a special treat

Crawford, Georgia, which is a little more than 14 miles east of Athens, has a population of just over 800, eleven churches, and one traffic light. Small Town, USA, personified.  More...

Obituaries

Mary Tucker Maxwell

Funeral services for Mary Tucker “Ma Mary” Maxwell, 92, of Elberton, were held on Friday, February 28, in the Memorial Chapel of Berry Funeral Home with the Rev. Raymond Scott and the Rev. Gary Purvis officiating. More...

Stephen Ray Bradshaw

Funeral services for Stephen Ray Bradshaw, 43, of Elberton, were held on Wednesday, February 26, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Wheeler Funeral Home with Pastor Lynn Head officiating. Interment followed at Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. More...

Personalities

Katherine Burney Pollock to wed William Robert Marshall July 19

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Eugene Pollock Jr. of Macon announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Burney, to William Robert Marshall, son of Mrs. More...

Plans finalized for community-wide women’s conference set for Pope Center March 21-22

Interested women of Washington and Wilkes County are busy finalizing plans for the community-wide Women’s Conference to be held Friday and Saturday, March 21-22 at The Pope Center.  More...

New Beginnings

Olivia Claire Brown   Mr. and Mrs. Thaddaeus Brooks Brown of Findlay, Ohio, announce the birth of their daughter, Olivia Claire, on Wednesday, February 12, at Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay. Olivia weighed 6 lbs. 6 ozs. More...

City, county delinquent property taxes will be recouped in upcoming auction

For the first time in more than 10 years, properties are scheduled to be auctioned to recoup delinquent City of Washington property taxes.  The city tax auction will be included among scores of properties all over Washington-Wilkes that are slat More...

Qualifying for May general primary election to end Friday at noon at Wilkes courthouse

Potential candidates for seats on the Wilkes Board of Commissioners and Board of Education have until Friday at noon to qualify for the May 20 General Primary Election.  More...

Son and father arrested for felony sexual abuse and child molestation

A Lincolnton Road father and son have been arrested for the sexual abuse and exploitation of a mentally disabled relative.  More...

Man guilty in animal cruelty case charged with aggravated assaults

A man on probation for cruelty to animals is in jail facing serious felony charges after he allegedly made a violent assault on members of his family.  More...

Sorority supports Wills Memorial rehab

Yvonne Albea, president of Xi Delta Tau of Beta Sigma Phi, presents Wills Memorial Hospital Director of Rehabilitation George Foster and CEO Jane Echols with a check for $1,000. More...

News

Chesnuts tell of humanitarian efforts

At last week’s meeting of the Washington Rotary Club, David and Linda Chesnut chronicled their 2003 trip to South America during which they worked with other Atlanta-area Rotary Club members to More...

‘Hunger Walk’ set for March 8 will raise funds for food banks

This Saturday, March 8, Washington residents from many different congregations and denominations will gather at the Parish House of the Episcopal Church of the Mediator before beginning a one-mile walk through the streets to “march against hung More...

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

... studying in the Holy Land

  With the ancient city of Jerusalem spread out behind him, Brian Bufford, son of Webb Bufford of Washington-Wilkes, is studying for 10 weeks at the Notre Dame Center in Jerusalem with Mundelein Seminary. More...

Letters

Governor’s refusal to support ACA is to blame

TO THE EDITOR:   There have been recent articles in The News-Reporter about the financial struggles at Wills Memorial Hospital. More...

Sports

Soccer teams get season started

Marisa Sifre gets a shot off during warmups before the Tiger girls beat Greene County last week 4-1 in the 2014 home opener at Tiger Stadium. More...

Girls, boys tennis teams blast Red Devils again; girls host Greene today

The W-W Tiger tennis teams posted a repeat performance of the smashing they delivered to the Red Devils of Lincoln County when, once again, the girls swept the contest and the boys won 4-1.  More...

Youth quail hunt to be held Mar. 8 at Rolling Rock

The sixth annual John Harvey Edwards/Frank Beckum Guided Youth Quail Hunt and Skeet Shoot will be held on Saturday, March 8, at Rolling Rock Shooting Preserve.  The event is sponsored by the Rolling Rock Hunting Preserve and the Fishing Creek Ch More...

Worship

God’s chosen path of grace leads to our salvation

When God sacrificed his Son to purchase the salvation of a sin-filled world, the gift involved more than just the physical body of Christ. Jesus’ deep suffering on the Cross was spiritual as well as physical.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Members of The Class of 1984 will meet Saturday, March 8, 1:00 p.m. at Mary Willis Library to start planning for the 30th Class Reunion.   The Tignall City Council will meet at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12.  .  More...