June 5, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Second city homicide in a week is definitely a murder, GBI says

A second Washington homicide in just one week has both the public and law enforcement looking for answers and asking the public for help.  More...

Kids learn about farm safety at annual camp

DNR Ranger Phillip Nelson demonstrates how to rescue someone from the water during the boat safety portion of last week’s annual Wilkes/Lincoln Farm Safety Camp at the McGill-Woodruff Agricultu More...

Don’t rescue ‘orphaned’ deer fawns, rangers say, mother deer will return

Georgia wildlife officials are seeing a large increase of people in Wilkes County “rescuing” deer fawns that seem to be orphaned.  More...

W-W drivers must watch for cyclists Sunday, Monday

Drivers in Washington-Wilkes need to be alert for bicycle riders Sunday and Monday as the sixday Bicycle Ride Across Georgia (BRAG) begins here, bringing an expected 800 cyclists of all ages onto local streets and roads.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Young students’ art displayed

A friend who knows that I like to include in this column any interesting items about Wilkes County people that appear in other publications.  More...

Opinions

Our city electric rates will skyrocket after EPA’s new anti-coal regs pass

I f you think your electricity bill is high now, just wait. This week, the Obama administration’s EPA is trying to place tight carbon pollution limits on all existing U.S. More...

Book Review

The Sleepwalkers

I n June, 1914, World War I began. More...

A visit to Normandy is a must for every American

Seventy years ago this week, we had survived the Normandy invasion, principally Omaha Beach. The Allies had triumphed the Nazis in the fiercest of landings on the shores of France’s beaches. More...

Obituaries

John Thomas Parks

Graveside services with military honors for U.S. Navy veteran John Thomas Parks, 93, were held Saturday May 31, at the City West Cemetery with Rev. Demetrice Porter officiating. More...

Sarah McClure Morgan

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Sarah McClure Morgan, 91, of Tignall, will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, June 7, at Clark Station Baptist Church in Tignall with Rev. Clayton Sanders and Rev. Roy Cates officiating. More...

Etheridge Milford Partridge

Funeral services for Etheridge Milford Partridge, 89, of Lincolnton, were held Thursday, May 29, at 2 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church with Rev. Paul C. Reviere officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Personalities

Teresa Bishop retires from FBC, honored at reception on June 1

Teresa Bishop was honored on the occasion of her retirement at a drop-in reception Sunday afternoon, June 1, in the Mary Callaway Burton Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church.  Mrs. More...

Jan Jackson Gunter marries Robert Kenneth Long May 25

Jan Jackson Gunter of Washington and Robert Kenneth Long of Tignall were united in marriage in a lovely ceremony Sunday, May 25, at noon at Tignall Baptist Church in Tignall. Rev. More...

Grace-Anna Slaton celebrates fourth birthday on May 8

Grace-Anna Frances Slaton, daughter of Hope and David Slaton of Tignall, celebrated her fourth birthday on May 8.  More...

Big party set on The Square Sun. for kick-off of BRAG bicycle ride

Downtown Washington will start filling up Sunday with local folks and hundreds of cyclists for a big party to mark the start of the annual Bicycle Ride Across Georgia (BRAG).  More...

Wilkes teachers, staff retire

Six educators and staffers retired last week at the end of the school year. With Dr. More...

Money still needed for annual fireworks; deposit deadline extended until June 10

Times are getting desperate this week to raise enough money for the big fireworks display planned for the annual Washington-Wilkes Independence Day celebration.  More...

Rhodes Scholarships awarded

The Wills Memorial Hospital Rhodes Scholarship Committee has awarded $750 each to several students for the 2014 school year, including (front) Amanda Echols, Eleese Matthews, Payton Burriss, Jesse Ec More...

Jenkins gets Housing Authority scholarship

Tyrell Jenkins shows off the $1,000 Georgia Association of Housing and Redevelopment Authorities scholarship awarded last week. More...

Firefighter Tim is back where he belongs

Surrounded by children at last week’s 4-H Farm Safety Camp, Washington Fire Department’s Lieutenant Tim Wright – known as “Firefighter Tim” to kids, returns to one of hi More...

News

‘Frozen’ and ‘Smurfs 2’ next to be shown at MW Library

The Mary Willis Library kicked off its Vacation Reading Club on Tuesday, May 27, with a performance by magician Chad Crews. More...

W-WPRD and FCCIS join forces to sponsor food service program

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department ­( W-WPRD), in conjunction with the Wilkes County Family Connection and Communities in Schools, will be sponsoring the Summer Food Service Program this summer beginning June 30.  More...

Former president speaks to club

GSP Trooper Donnie Smith, a former club president, spoke to members of the Washington Rotary Club and talked about a number of interesting topics including the Georgia State Patrol’s challenges More...

Letters

We have to expect more from our students

TO THE EDITOR:   I was so disappointed that this year – the first I can remember – retirees from the school system were not asked to say a few words at the county-wide meeting at the end of the school year. More...

Sports

Lady Athletics Celebrate the End of the Season

The W-W Minor League Athletics Girls softball team celebrated the end of the season with a cookout and volleyball game last Saturday, May 31. More...

An unbreakable record?

Baseball, like other sports, has its share of heroes and icons who rose from obscurity to notoriety and fame because of a once-in-a-lifetime performance that exhibited true greatness. More...

Rotary golf tournament to be held Sat., June 7 at W-W Country Club

The Washington Rotary Club Golf Tournament, which in years past was held at Thanksgiving, will begin a new spring tradition this year when it moves to warmer temperatures and more agreeable weather on Saturday, June 7.  “We plan on having More...

Worship

Jesus gives apostles their start on the path of grace

After the Crucifixion, Jesus’ body was “planted” in the grave. When He arose from the dead on the following Sunday, he became the first fruit to come forth from physical death. More...

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

... in India’s City of Palaces

  Tim Blackmon took his News-Reporter to Karnataka in southern India to see the Palace of Mysore (also known as the Amba Vilas Palace), a historical palace situated in the city of Mysore. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Brinkley Chapel Baptist Church will hold an anniversary service at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 8. Rev. F.D. Favors and the Springfield Baptist Church will be in charge of the service.  .  More...