June 11, 2015 RSS feed / News

Harley makes generous donation for Kettle Creek Battlefield Park

Dwight Harley of Lincolnton has made a $30,000 challenge donation toward development of the Kettle Creek Battlefield Park. More...

Presbyterians will celebrate 225th anniversary July 11-12

The congregation of Washington Presbyterian Church will celebrate its 225th anniversary with an organ concert at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 11, and a special worship service on Sunday, July 12.  More...

New Springfield’s ‘Juneteenth’ slated for June 25, 11-3

Pastor Reginald A. Hunter and the New Springhill Baptist Church of Philomath will host their annual “Tailgate For Christ – Juneteenth Celebration” on Saturday, June 25, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the church.  More...

Gaming day, craft workshops, movies on tap for reading club

Last Tuesday, June 2, Andy Irwin performed at the library to a crowd of over 50 people. More...

Ancestral research ties Naval officer to Patriot in Revolution

Michael Henderson, retired Navy lieutenant commander and descendant of a French national who fought as a Patriot in the American Revolution, recently described this ancestral connection for the Washington Wilkes Chapter, SAR at its monthly meeting.&n More...

Sunday School Union convenes at Mount Carmel May 29-31

The Wilkes County Sunday School Union convened with Mount Carmel Baptist Church May 29-31 where Rev. Charles Belton served as host pastor and Enoch Booker Jr. served as host superintendent.  The session was opened by President Johnny Bankston. More...

Goat Show Team competes in Walton County on June 6

Wilkes County 4-H and FFA Market Goat Show Team members participated in the Walton County 15th annual Goat Master Show on Saturday, June 6. The show was host to 88 goats that competed in 12 weight classes. More...

RAYLE NEWS

We enjoyed having our Adriana with us in Rayle last week! Kelly and I took all of our girls to the lake on Friday, June 5. We had a picnic and the girls had a blast playing in the water. Kellbry dipped her toes in the water for the first time! More...

Kayley Roberson gets First Baptist’s Harris scholarship

Kayley Roberson, daughter of Rhonda and Tommy Roberson of Washington, has been awarded the Troupe M. Harris Jr. Fine Arts Scholarship for the academic year 2015-2016. The scholarship is administered by the First Baptist Church of Washington.  More...

Adam Hackney named to Mercer University’s Dean’s List for spring

Adam Hackney of Washington, a senior, was named to the Dean’s List of Mercer University’s College of Liberal Arts for the spring 2015 semester.  Inclusion on this list requires students to meet rigorous grade-point-average standards More...

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Junior 4-H members attend week of camp at Hampton

Three 4-H’ers from Wilkes County spent a week in June at the Georgia 4-H Junior Camp. The camp was held at the Fortson 4-H Center in Hampton.  More...

Sutton is Area Agency on Aging Volunteer of the Year for 2015

Clara Sutton of Washington has been presented the 2015 Clara West Volunteer of the Year Award by the CSRA Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging. The crystal award plaque was inscribed with a quote from Edgar F. More...

Pilot Club to host CPR training course at McGill-Woodruff

The Kettle Creek Pilot Club is sponsoring a Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training course Thursday, June 18, from 6-9 p.m. More...

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Touch Movement contributes $1,000 to Cancer Relief Fund

The Touch Movement, Inc. hosted the “Shades of Hope” Cancer Awareness event on Saturday, May 16. More...

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

... visiting the ancients

Shown here with her News-Reporter at Ephesus, Turkey, Sarah Davis recently enjoyed a trip there and to Greece and the Greek islands. This News-Reporter is 5,741 miles from home. More...

Get Outdoors Day will offer free entry to recreation areas

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is teaming up with state and private agencies to host the inaugural National Get Outdoors (GO) Day at five Clarks Hill Lake recreation areas June 13.  More...

Where in the world is The News-Reporter

... on a mission trip to Central America

On May 23 a mission team from First Baptist Church of Thomson left for an eight-day trip to San Augustin de Blanco in the Agalta Valley of Honduras and took The News-Reporter along. While there, Dr. More...

Stokes and Jones complete training at USAF Joint Base

Air Force Airman 1st Class Nicholas M. Stokes and Airman 1st Class Lavorius Q. More...

Ga. College students on President’s, Dean’s Lists for 2015 spring semester

Kayley Roberson and Payton Burriss, both of Washington, have completed courses with exemplary marks and made the 2015 spring President’s List at Georgia College in Milledgeville.  Also, Kristin Lukich of Washington completed courses with e More...

Tignall News

If you don’t have room inside your car for your wallet, just carry it on the back bumper of your vehicle. More...

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1. San Andreas (PG-13) Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino 2. Pitch Perfect 2 (PG-13) Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson 3. Tomorrowland (PG) George Clooney, Britt Robertson 4. More...