September 11, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

City Council discussing lower electric rate for city’s largest industrial power customer

The Washington City Council began discussions Monday night on a request by the city’s largest industrial electric customer to lower the rates they pay for electricity.  More...

Pre-dawn Sunday fire damages home but resident escapes without injuries

Washington firefighters responded to an early-morning fire Sunday at a home just off Lexington Avenue west of the city.  More...

Box tops will net cash for Primary School

Student at Washington-Wilkes Primary School collected over 3,000 box tops during August. That will bring in over $300 to the school later this year according to PTG president Amy Johnston. More...

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

... at a famous Old West site

  During a recent business trip to Phoenix, Arizona, Bobby and Elizabeth Cleveland took The News-Reporter on a detour south to Tombstone to the site of the infamous gunfight at O.K. Corral. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

New business on The Square

On a recent evening about 10:30 p.m., sisters Mary Burt and Ruth Rogers, were in Mary’s backyard on Sheraton Drive with flashlight and camera, viewing one of nature’s wonders. More...

Opinions

If you’ve ever thought of adopting a furry friend, choose your shelter dog now, before it’s too late

I ’ve written a few times about the two dogs we adopted two years ago, about the unexpected impact they’ve had on our family, and how they wiggled and licked their ways into our hearts no matter how much we resisted.  More...

Book Review

My Story

Our friend and neighbor, Kathryn Anderson, has written an absorbing account of how she came to be a missionary in South Korea. More...

Cecelia Seiler is the ‘mother’ of all Georgia Bulldog mascots

Labor Day weekend, the opening of football season captured the nation’s interest. In Athens, home of the University of Georgia, Uga was in mourning. More...

Obituaries

Vivian Granade Wickersham

Graveside services for Vivian Granade Wickersham, 93, were held Thursday, September 4, at 2 p.m. in Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Thomas Hall officiating. She died Monday, September 1.  More...

Julia Nell Callaway Poss

A graveside service for Julia Nell Callaway Poss, 93, of Washington were held Wednesday, September 3, at 11 a.m. in Carter’s Grove Baptist Church cemetery with Rev. Kevin Madden officiating. More...

Helen Young Pierce

A memorial service for Helen Young Pierce, 84, of Washington, will be held on Friday, September 12, at 4 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Mediator on East Robert Toombs Avenue with the Reverend Loree Reed officiating. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The City of Washington’s Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) regular monthly meeting will be held Tuesday, September 16, at 4 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.  .  More...

No tax increase for school system: board holds the line for seven years

For the seventh year running, the Wilkes County Board of Education has held the line against any increase in school property taxes for this year.  More...

Fall Cruise-In set to rock The Square Saturday

Crowds are expected again for the Memory Lane Cruisers’ Fall Cruise-In, set for this Saturday evening, September 13. More...

Health department announces changes in family planning cost

Federal funding for family planning and women’s services has been cut for patients using those services at the Wilkes County Department of Health. More...

Animal shelter now in critical need of dog, puppy adoptions, foster care

The Washington Wilkes Animal Shelter has reached a critical level of need, and may ultimately have to euthanize some of their charges due to overcrowding.  More...

Teens arrested in high school thefts after student caught stealing key ring

Two 17-year-old students and a juvenile have been arrested and charged in a series of thefts that has plagued Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School.  More...

Store’s manager arrested for theft after investigation

The manager of a Washington furniture store has been arrested and charged with embezzling more than $30,000 from the store he was running.  More...

News

Achieves Toastmaster milestone

Barbara Riccuiti (center) receives the Toastmasters Competent Communicator Award from Kathryn Anderson (left) and club president Paige Boutwell. More...

Georgians reminded to register to vote in Nov. General Election

Secretary of State Brian Kemp wants to remind Georgians they must be registered to vote by October 6 in order to participate in the November 4 General Election. This leaves less than one month before the deadline.  More...

Participants will learn to sketch at next ‘Saturday at the Rock’

“Sketching Nature” will be the program for the September installment of Saturday at the Rock set for September 20 at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center near Eatonton.  More...

Sports

Tigers play ‘ugly’ against Warriors; competition is about to get ‘stiffer’

As good as the Washington-­Wilkes Tigers are supposed to be on the football field this year, it was not apparent on the field last Friday night when the Wilkinson County Warriors produced more total offense than W-W while their defense kept a check o More...

BASEBALL’S BEST

Dale Murphy is an all-time favorite

A few days ago a car dealership down in Evans held an open house and the celebrity draw for the day was former Atlanta Braves player Dale Murphy. And draw he did, in a most overwhelming fashion, I am told. More...

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Worship

Jesus and the new birth

A certain Pharisee by the name of Nicodemus, having witnessed the miracles of Jesus and realized that Jesus possessed power that could come only from God, approached Jesus secretly to see if he could learn more (verses 1-2). More...

Personalities

Hanna Meredith Watson to marry Benjamin Chandler Harris Oct. 25

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Smith of Appling announce the engagement of their daughter, Hanna Meredith Watson, to Benjamin Chandler Harris of Augusta, son of Mr. and Mrs. Troupe Mercer Harris III of Washington and Mrs. More...

DAR announces observance of Constitution Week Sept. 17-23

Washington Mayor Ames Barnett signed the annual Constitution Week Proclamation with the Kettle Creek Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution announcing the observance of Constitution Week September 17-23  More...

New Beginnings

Caroline Johannes Bridges   Lauren and David Bridges of Washington announce the birth of their daughter, Caroline Johannes, on Wednesday, August 27, at University Hospital in Augusta. Caroline weighed 8 lbs. 7 ozs. and was 20 inches long. More...