May 22, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

High scores, more snacks, teacher bonuses make up good news at BoE meeting

The Monday meeting of the ­Wilkes County Board of Education had good news for parents, students, and teachers.  More...

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

... at the music scene ‘down under’

  Joey Cleveland took his copy of The News-Reporter along to pose in front of the Opera House in Sydney, Australia. More...

New local council of businesses to focus attention on hospitality

A new council made up of Washington Wilkes business owners in the restaurant, lodging, and hospitality field has been formed to spread the word to visitors and local people alike about local businesses and events.  More...

DUIs, seat belts will be GSP focus for Memorial Day holiday weekend

The Memorial Day weekend is expected to see heavy traffic on Wilkes County roads, and that means the Georgia State Patrol will be out in force.  “Georgia State Troopers from Post 17 Washington are preparing for the upcoming Memorial Day we More...

City finance director chosen as top candidate for administrator

The City of Washington’s finance director, Sherri Bailey, has been chosen as the final candidate for the position of city administrator.  By a unanimous vote of the five present Washington city councilmen last week, she was chosen as the t More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Don’t try to catch my rabbits

There has been a recent search on for the words and music to the Washington High School Alma Mater. I have a copy but the music will require a little adjustment.  More...

Opinions

Let the notes of ‘Taps’ echo in our hearts in memory of all fallen military warriors

I hope you’ll all forgive me, but I’m going to repeat a column I wrote for Memorial Day a few years ago. What I said seemed to touch a nerve, and folks have told me it was worth repeating, so here goes:  More...

Book Review

The General: Charles De Gaulle and the France He Saved

Charles De Gaulle was not the most lovable character that one might read about this year. He was arrogant and egocentric, but he came to symbolize French resistance during World War II, at least to the people who were not directly involved.  More...

Svetlana is Athens’ expert on Eastern European wines

My friend Svetlana is a friendly sort, and, although there is plenty of good humor in her smile, she is not prone to outbursts of laughter. My guess is that she would be a good neighbor, mainly because she would leave you alone.  More...

Obituaries

Sara Marion Combs Poss

Funeral services for Sara Marion Combs Poss, 80, of Rayle, were held Saturday, May 17, at 11 a.m. at Carter’s Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Glenn Hendley and Rev. Jimmy Chapman officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

James Turner Braxton Jr.

Funeral services for James Turner Braxton Jr., 74, of Washington, were held Friday, May 16, at 11 a.m. at Clifford’s Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Barry McAvoy and Rev. James Bowen officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Beverly Moore-Lewis

Funeral services for Beverly Moore-Lewis were held on Saturday, May 17, at 2 p.m. at Springfield Baptist Church. She passed away Monday, May 5, at University Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. More...

Personalities

Whitney Elizabeth Pharr weds Rusty Gene Marschner April 27

Whitney Elizabeth Pharr and Corporal Rusty Gene Marschner of New Bloomfield, Pa., exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful garden ceremony Sunday, April 27, at the Battlefield Bed and Breakfast in Gettysburg, Pa. Rev. More...

Sheena Kopecky honored at bridal luncheon May 17

Sheena Kopecky was entertained at a bridesmaids luncheon given by Avola Callaway, Jackie Gale, Barbara Hearn, and Joanne Pollock at the Washington Jockey Club Saturday, May 17.  Miss Kopecky, whose marriage to Bruce Ware of Tignall will be an ev More...

Mr. and Mrs. Terry Alvin Vinson celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. More...

Highway dedicated to the memory of long-time leader Rev. G.L Avery

The newly designated “Rev. G.L. More...

Voters approve county-wide sales of alcoholic beverages on Sunday

See statewide voting details at http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/GA/51345/130416/en/summary.html

With only a 19.5 percent turnout, Wilkes County voters approved the county-wide sale of alcohol by the drink and Sunday package sales Tuesday as they voted in the General Primary Election, and in the only contested local primary, chose to keep incumb More...

Wills Memorial cafeteria celebrates perfect health score

Celebrating a perfect score on their most recent health department inspection are Wills Memorial Hospital cafeteria workers (front, l-r) Dorothy Cullars, Lois Wright, Inez Lewis, Mary Gladmon, (rear) More...

Farm Safety Camp to be held next Thursday at Ag Center

The annual Wilkes/Lincoln Farm Safety Camp will be held Thursday, May 29, from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the McGill-Woodruff Agriculture Center in Washington. Registration will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m.  More...

Local residents celebrate Nursing Home Week

Residents of Heritage Health Care of Wilkes (now renamed PruittHealth Washington) enjoyed a chilly luau last Friday in observance of National Nursing Home Week. More...

Wilkes Emergency Medical Services to celebrate 40 years of saving lives

This week marks the 40th anniversary of EMS across our nation as well as the 40th anniversary of EMS services in Wilkes County. This year’s theme is “Dedicated for Life.”  More...

Art contest winners named

The winners for this year’s Wilkes County Farm Bureau Art Contest include (l-r) second place Elexus Campbell and third place Europe Wylie. More...

News

Study group finds rare specimens on trip to Kettle Creek Battlefield

Botanists and guests of the Georgia Botanical Club, seeking a variety of uncommon plants in a small area, visited the Kettle Creek Battlefield site on May 10. More...

‘Fizz, Boom, Read!’ is library’s theme for summer readers

Readers of all ages will explore science-related topics this summer as the Mary Willis Library presents “Fizz, Boom, Read!” during its annual summer reading program.  More...

THE ACADEMIC CORNER

Reaching the goal line at W-WCHS

Students and staff members at W-WCHS are working hard to reach the goal line marking the end of the 2013-2014 school year! With only days left, there is so much to do and very little time in which to do it all. More...

Letters

To the Editor

WM Hospital thanks the community for months-long effort

TO THE EDITOR:   As hospital month winds down, I would like to thank the community of Washington for uniting in support of Wills Memorial Hospital and helping us to raise over $46,700 for a new cardiac monitoring system!  More...

Sports

Marlyse Sifre is first soccer athlete to sign for continued play in college

For the first time ever, a Washington-Wilkes Tiger soccer standout has been signed to play soccer in college next year.  More...

BASEBALL’S BEST

Lousy teams had great players

Baseball is a game that has a history of many ironies and the 1905 Augusta Tourists team of the South Atlantic League could well be put in that category. More...

Winners announced in Tiger Club’s ’14 Hall of Fame Golf Tournament

The team of Charlie Jones, Victor Bailey, and Chuck Berry finished in first place at last weekend’s Washington-Wilkes Tiger Club Hall of Fame Golf Tournament. The 45-player event was held in honor of W-W Hall of Famer Steve Blackmon Jr. More...

Worship

Who was present on the last day of Jesus’ walk on God’s path

All the world’s sinners were represented at the Crucufixion, in the form of the two guilty men being crucified alongside Christ. (“And there were also two other, malefactors, led with him to be put to death.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Washington VFW Post 5899 will have its monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 27, at 6 p.m.  .  More...