September 4, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

It’s raining ice water in county as fundraiser challenge spreads

There’s been an explosion – a cold, wet explosion – of people across Washington-Wilkes taking part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, a new fundraising effort to bring donations and awareness for the need of research toward a cure for More...

Sharon Road wreck is fatal

A truck rollover wreck on the Sharon Road just beyond the Wilkes/Taliaferro County line Wednesday afternoon took the life of the truck’s driver, authorities said. More...

Foxwood residents tour the city with fun-filled scavenger hunt

Residents of Foxwood Senior Village got to know Washington a little better last Friday as they followed clues on a scavenger hunt around the city.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Invading dogs are killing chickens

Until further notice, think carefully before you walk up or down Lexington Avenue from the Golden Pantry to the street that leads to the Wilkes County Stockyard and Palmer Equipment (Third Street). More...

Opinions

Islamic terrorist group ISIS should be uprooted so we won’t all have to fight them here at home

Earlier this morning, I went out and ripped an oak tree right out of the ground, roots and all.  It was easy, since the mighty oak was only knee-high, unlike the strong, deep-rooted trees around me. More...

Book Review

Unbroken

Laura Hillenbrand is the author of the popular Seabiscuit. Unbroken has also been on the best-seller list, but is a very different book. More...

Thanks to a Frenchman, we have crepe myrtle, camillia, and more

This is the time of the year to raise a toast to Andre Michaux. You may not think you know him, but you know about his influence on the landscape. More...

Obituaries

Rebecca Thornton Thomasson

Rebecca ( Becky) Thornton Thomasson, 70, of Tignall, passed away Sunday, August 31, at her home.  Born January 20, 1944, in Washington, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late Thomas P. and Nina Walker Thornton.  More...

Alvin H. Johnson

Memorial services for Alvin H. Johnson, 37, of Wilkes County, were held on Thursday, August 28, at 5 p.m. at the Loco Baptist Church. He entered into rest on Saturday, August 23, at GRU Medical Center in Augusta.  More...

Curtis E. Jones

Funeral services for Curtis E. Jones, 81, of Lincolnton, were held on Friday, August 29, at 3 p.m. at Jones Chapel with Rev. Paul C. Reviere officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

To help ensure that Barton Corbin, who confessed to the murder of Dr. Dolly Hearn in 1990, remains incarcerated, her parents, Dr. More...

Musical groups set to entertain at Mule Day festival October 11

More entertainment and more family fun than ever is in the works for the area’s biggest yearly celebration of Southern heritage. The 34th annual Mule Day Southern Heritage Festival is set for Saturday, October 11, at Callaway  More...

Hiking trails are being blazed for visitors to explore entire Kettle Creek battle site

On his fourth trip to the Kettle Creek Battlefield site, Walter Cook, PhD, spent a recent morning on the Summit Trail. More...

City Hall offers guidelines if tap water begins to show discoloration problem

The most frequent complaint from City of Washington water customers concerns discoloration of their water. There are many circumstances within and without the distribution system that can cause discoloration.  More...

Drug arrests up as deputies, troopers take over city police duties

Drug arrests in both the city and county have increased during the last month as Wilkes County Sheriff’s deputies have taken over the duties of the disbanded Washington Police Department.  More...

Get ready for any disasters during Preparedness Month

Wilkes County authorities are urging residents to take part in September’s Preparedness Month activities to be ready as individuals and families for any emergency that might come up.  More...

A big, big sunflower grows in Sandtown

Walker and Colby Thornton, ages 6 and 4, show off the giant sunflower that grew just off their porch in Sandtown. More...

News

Club members have their knowledge tested

Members of the Washington Rotary Club answered (or attempted to answer) such questions as: What is the only state name that has four consonants in a row? More...

Two Bible studies to be offered starting next month at FUMC

Two Bible studies are being offered at First United Methodist Church this fall. More...

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

... in the land of the Big Sky

  James and Sharon Smith took The News-Reporter on a trip to the Little Bighorn Battlefield in Montana and James took a moment to pause beside the 7th Cavalry Horse Cemetery marker. More...

Sports

Tigers beat Devils 36-10 but still have work to do

Beating Lincoln County in football is always cause for celebration no matter what the circumstances are and last Friday’s 36-10 win made a lot of Tiger fans really happy. As a season opener for Washington-Wilkes, it was very satisfying. More...

Game was never in doubt despite Lincoln’s early lead

There was never any doubt, really, that the Washington-Wilkes Tigers were going to beat Lincoln County this year. The Tigers are loaded with experienced and talented players and have already been recognized statewide with a No. More...

BASEBALL’S BEST

Voiselle went from Ninety Six to ‘96’

A small South Carolina town quietly tucked away a few miles from Greenwood, and the site of an early Revolutionary War skirmish, was the hometown of a future Major Leaguer who had the nickname of “Ole 96.” This one-time textile town saw o More...

Worship

Jesus cleanses the temple

In Jesus’ day on earth every Jew was expected to attend the Temple at Passover, and to bring both a money offering and an animal for sacrifice. More...

Personalities

Hanna Watson and Chandler Harris honored at His/Hers Shower Aug. 16

Engaged couple Hanna Watson and Chandler Harris were honored at a His and Hers Shower on Saturday evening, August 16, at the home of Lucie and Joe Wills in Thomson.  Co-hosts with the Wills were Robin Anne and Bob Wills of Augusta, Mary and John More...

Ruth Ann Pickens celebrates third birthday August 16

Ruth Ann Pickens, daughter of Dawn and Steven Pickens, celebrated her third birthday on Saturday, August 16, with a Dora theme party.  The celebration was held at the pool of her BeBe, Bobbie Ann Griffin.  The pool area was decorated with t More...

New Beginnings

Mary Katherine Pendley

Adrienne and Stuart Pendley of Atlanta announce the birth of their daughter, Mary Katherine, on Tuesday, August 5, at Northside Hospital in Atlanta. Mary Katherine weighed 7 lbs. 8 ozs. and was 20 inches long. More...