June 12, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Stay tuned in to sources of severe weather alerts during Georgia’s most dangerous tornado season

Since tornadoes are by far the worst severe weather-related killer in Georgia, it’s critical that everyone in Wilkes County be able to get information about severe weather, Wilkes County Emergency Management Agency Director Blake said, and then More...

Little Theater’s drama camp to produce Disney’s Alice in Wonderland

A full house of 40 drama campers are spending this week and next preparing to perform the Disney musical Alice in Wonderland, with performances at the Washington Little Theater Company’s Bolton More...

50-50 raffle tickets available to support annual fireworks

With just three weeks to go, more money is still needed for the big fireworks display planned for the annual Washington-Wilkes Independence Day celebration.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

‘Jolly Rider Jingles’ uncovered

I ’ve got mail! More...

Opinions

Your weekly News-Reporter is much more now thanks to the immediate impact of social media

When is a small- town weekly newspaper no longer just a weekly paper?  It’s not a trick question. More...

Book Review

The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion

Someone who wrote Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café will not give us a novel filled with gloom and doom. Fannie Flagg doesn’t know gloom and doom. More...

The A&E Grill ought to be one of Habersham’s historical places

CLARKESVILLE – In Habersham County, there are 35 listings on the National Register of Historic Places. Twenty three of them are in Clarkesville.  More...

Obituaries

Estelle Johnson Thurmond

Graveside services for Estelle Johnson Thurmond, 92, of Washington, were held Sunday, June 8, at 3 p.m. at Danburg Baptist Church cemetery with Rev. Ellis Moore officiating. She passed away Friday, June 6, at her home.  More...

Gloria Ruth Thornton Hardy

Funeral services for Gloria Ruth Thornton Hardy, 78, of Washington, were held Saturday, June 7, at 11 a.m. at Phillips Mill Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Woods officiating. A committal service followed in the church cemetery. More...

Carlos A. Wynn

Funeral services for Carlos A. Wynn, 31, of Washington, were held Sunday, June 1, at 3 p.m. at the Pope Center. He passed away Tuesday, May 27.  More...

Personalities

Markina Shakima Murray, Delvecchio Da’Vinci Booker exchange marriage vows on May 10 at The Pope Center

Markina Shakima Murray and Delvecchio Da’Vinci Booker, both of Washington, were married in a double-ring ceremony Saturday, May 10, at three o’clock in the afternoon at The Pope Center in Washington. Rev. More...

Presbyterian Circle 3 members meet at Wheeler home June 2

Circle 3 of Washington Presbyterian Church Women met Monday afternoon, June 2, at the home of Anne Wheeler.  The hostess served a bacon wrap appetizer, chocolate dipped strawberries, prosciutto-wrapped cantaloupe, and a three-nut tart with coffe More...

Christian P. Payne receives degree from Prince Ave. Christian

Christian Pierce Payne was awarded his Honor Graduate with College Preparatory Diploma with Distinction from Prince Avenue Christian School in commencement exercises at Prince Avenue Baptist Church in Bogart Saturday, May 17.  Christian was one More...

UPDATE UPDATE - Free Access

City water to be shut off Sunday

            The City of Washington Water Department will be working on a broken fire hydrant on the Square on Sunday, June 22, beginning at 3 p.m. Unfortunately, a vast majority of the City will be without wate More...

Family loses 20-year-old in wreck near Tignall Fri.

Members of a Washington family are mourning the death of their 20-year-old daughter.  Elizabeth Casper, 20, died in a crash of the family’s SUV last Friday afternoon. More...

Washington man arrested in raid on back yard pot

Wilkes County Sheriff’s deputies teamed up with a regional drug task force and Washington police Friday to arrest a Washington man for growing marijuana in his back yard, Sheriff Mark Moore announced Tuesday.  More...

New Ga. boating laws on education, BUI will affect most boat users starting July 1

New Georgia boating laws are in effect that affect life jacket safety, minimum age limits for boat operators, and new standards for boating under the influence, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Law Enforcement Division. More...

Voting by mail for July 22 primary runoff election began this week, advance voting to begin June 30

Due to changes in the federal law, this year’s primary and the primary runoff elections are on dates very different from years past.  This year, the primary was set several weeks earlier, on May 20, and the runoff election is Tuesday, July More...

News

Superintendent reports on schools

Wilkes County Superintendent of Schools Dr. More...

Bristol Harden, Markel Cobb receive Warthen Scholarship

Bristol Harden and Markel Cobb are the recipients of Rosa Grant Warthen Scholarship certificates valued at $250 each presented by founder Clara Sutton.  Bristol is the daughter of Althea and Craig Harden. More...

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

... at the Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal

  Julia Palmer took The News-Reporter to the Notre-Dame Basilica in the historic district of Old Montreal, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Main construction on the church dates back to 1829 but the interior was not completed until 1879. More...

Letters

Coal plants are inefficient, getting tired

TO THE EDITOR:   There are those who would have us believe our electric bills will skyrocket simply because the EPA wants new regulations for coal plants. More...

Sports

All-Stars advance to second round, take district championship

The Washington-Wilkes Little League 7-8-year-old All-Stars won their first two games last weekend on their home field in Washington. More...

W-WPRD’s basketball camp extends to two weeks

The Starz basketball camp, hosted by the Washington Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department, began on June 3 for 26 kids ages 5-7 years old and was extended from one week to two weeks.  More...

BASEBALL’S BEST

World Series MVP has great losing effort

One of the nicest players ever to play in the Major Leagues made history for the Yankees in the 1960 World Series. Bobby Richardson of Sumter, S.C., was the Yanks second baseman and had a very productive series at bat and in the field. More...

Worship

Jesus’ first invitation after His resurrection

After the resurrection, Jesus issued the first invitation to enter upon God’s Path, using the revealing power of God’s Word. God always uses his Word to deliver the Gospel.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners will meet on Thursday, June 12, at 2 p.m. in the Wilkes County courthouse with a work session immediately prior in the chairman’s office beginning at 1 p.m.  .  More...