November 27, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Fourth-graders host parents, grandparents for Thanksgiving

Washington-Wilkes Elementary School’s cafeteria was filled last Thursday with the parents and grandparents of fourth-grade students as the school hosted its annual Thanksgiving luncheon. More...

Washington GSP troopers to be on patrol to look out for holiday DUIs, seat belt use

Washington-based Georgia State Patrol troopers are anticipating a busy Thanksgiving holiday travel period and will be out in force to keep the streets and roads of Wilkes County safe. More...

Wilkes Salvation Army starts annual fund drive, but more volunteers needed to be bell-ringers

Bell-ringers are still urgently needed even as donations have started to fill the familiar red kettles to help the Wilkes County unit of the Salvation Army raise funds to meet the needs of struggling local families. More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Happy times hiking with Daddy

I t will soon be Thanksgiving Day and I hope everybody enjoys eating turkey and visiting with family and friends. We are well into the holiday season and I encourage you to read this issue of The News-Reporter to find about all the events coming up. More...

Opinions

Seeing Buffalo, New York buried in feet of snow reminds me of our fun, snowy winter in Syracuse

We may have had some cold weather last week – in fact 85 percent of the continental United States was below freezing – but nothing we’ve experienced could top what western New York state went through, and is still digging out from t More...

Book Review

The Lowland

Subhash and Udayan are brothers who grew up in Calcutta not long after Indian independence. Subhash is the steady brother, careful to do the right thing, to honor his parents and obey custom. More...

Trout fishing the Chattahoochee is a treat you don’t want to miss

HELEN – It was an invitation that could not be refused. Not long ago, Jimmy Harris had said with a smile you could sense over the phone: “You should come on up. More...

Obituaries

Peter John Olson

Funeral services for First Sergeant Peter John Olson, 67, U.S. Army retired, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 25, at New Hope Baptist Church with Rev. Tom Kalliokoski and Rev. Don Riddle officiating. More...

Personalities

Joy Miriam Thurman and Leroy Lamont Lannae III united in marriage October 18 at Epworth by the Sea

Joy Miriam Thurman and Leroy Lamont Lannae III, both of Calhoun, exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful ceremony Saturday, October 18, at five-thirty in the afternoon at Lovely Lane Chapel at Epworth by the Sea on Saint Simons Island. More...

New Beginnings

Hannah Grey Barrett   Rebecca and Zach Barrett of Monroe announce the birth of their daughter, Hannah Grey, on Tuesday, November 18, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens. Hannah Grey weighed 7 lbs. 9 ozs. More...

Elizabeth Ann Lindsey marries Michael Eric Niezen October 18

Elizabeth Ann Lindsey and Michael Eric Niezen of Augusta were united in marriage Saturday, October 18, at two o’clock in the afternoon at Hill and Hollow Farm, home of Bunny and Gene Gunby in Washington. More...

Wilkes Co. Relay for Life honored with regional awards

Wilkes County Relay for Life organizers met with Washington Wilkes Chamber of Commerce board members last week for the presentation of awards earned in the most recent fund-raising effort.  More...

Heavy rain, wind bring down branches

  On South Alexander Avenue Sunday night, neighbor Bel Mora took this photo of a fire caused by a fallen power line, one of several small, localized power outages across Washington-Wilkes Sunday due to heavy rain and wind. More...

Families sign up for Toys for Tots; distribution is changed to Dec. 23

Parents and children have lined up in Washington, Tignall, and Rayle to sign up some 200 children to receive a Christmas toy from the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program this year.  “We’ve had a good turnout,” said organ More...

Senior shoeboxes are still needed as deadline nears

Gift-filled shoeboxes are already coming in for Washington-Wilkes’ “Operation Love and Care in a Shoebox,” with the goal of personally presenting a Christmas gift box to every senior in every elder care facility in Wilkes County. More...

Snow and shopping events will continue throughout season

After Tuesday nights’ big kickoff of holiday events, Snow on The Square returns at 7 and 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 28, for Black Friday shopping, and then at 7 and 7:30 p.m. every Friday and Saturday night through December 20. More...

News

Sara Giles Moore Foundation donates $5,000 to Kettle Creek Battlefield Assn.

Frank McGaughey, representing the Sara Giles Moore Foundation, recently presented a $5,000 check to the board of directors of the Kettle Creek Battlefield Association. More...

Legislative breakfast to be held Dec. 4 at Third Shiloh Center

The annual Legislative Breakfast sponsored by the Washington-­Wilkes Chamber of Commerce and Family Connection and Communities in Schools of Wilkes County (FCCIS) will be held on Thursday, December 4, at 8 a.m. More...

Bounds, Barnett receive top honors from Cattlemen

Two long-time beef producers were recognized by the Wilkes County Cattlemen’s Association (WCCA) last week for their high quality and innovative practices in raising cattle for generations.  More...

Sports

Big plays by Brooks beat Tigers 14-21 in second round

Tiger football for 2014 came to an end last Friday night as Washington Wilkes came up short against the Trojans of Brooks County 14-21. More...

WASHINGTON-WILKES TIGER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

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Earning his spot at Georgia

A University of Georgia freshman with Wilkes County roots has had his football dreams come true and is now getting attention as a walk-on with the Bulldogs.  Christian Payne, son of Anita and Ronnie Payne, is the grandson of Pierce and Joyce Bar More...

Worship

Jesus, the bread of life

Jesus blessed five barley loaves and two small fish and fed five thousand people. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Tignall Christmas parade will be held Sunday, December 7, beginning at 3 p.m.  .  More...