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‘Golden Age of Georgia Trains’ will be living history topic Sat.

The Robert Toombs House historic site will come alive Saturday, celebrating General Robert Toombs 205th birthday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with a living history program entitled, “The Golden Age of Georgia Trains: 1868 to 1885.”  More...

Taylor retires from city service

Retiring City of Washington sanitation department worker Willie James Taylor is recognized with a plaque for his 14 years of service by Mayor Ames Barnett and City Administrator Sherri Bailey last we More...

Alzheimer’s signs topic of workshop July 9 in Thomson

A public workshop entitled “Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease” will be presented in partnership with the East Central Georgia/ Augusta Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, in Thomson at 11 a.m. More...

‘We Can From Within’ event promises to avoid divisive politics and politicians

More than 100 people who grew up in Washington-Wilkes – but have been away working for years – are coming back for a three-day event they say is designed to inspire people who still live in the community to work together and move beyond d More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Not much rain, lots of heat

Members of the Washington Presbyterian Church and friends have a busy and interesting event coming up July 11-12. More...

Opinions

There were many times we felt we were homeless during the years of Navy moves around the world

I don’t think I’ve ever written about all the times my family was homeless over the years, but summer brings them to mind.  More...

Book Review

Cuba Straits

Cuba Straits is a timely suspense story, set in the Florida Keys and Cuba, when tensions are beginning to be resolved, but when one does not want to be caught misbehaving by the Cuban government. More...

My father always gave thanks for the blessings in his life

Today is a reminder of years far in the past, when we sang “Faith of Our Fathers” from the Broadman Hymnal at the little country church in the northeast section of Johnson County in middle Georgia. Church was central to our lives.  More...

Worship

Jesus glorifies the spirit

John quotes Isaiah 53:1, “Lord, who hath believed our report? More...

Personalities

Baylie Bridges enjoys fifth birthday with flamingo pool party

Baylie Bridges, daughter of Andie and Marc Bridges, celebrated her fifth birthday at a pool party Saturday, May 23, at the home of her grandparents, Tricia and Don Bridges. More...

Bobby, Betty Anne West honored at 50th anniversary celebration

Bobby and Betty Anne West were entertained on the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary at a celebration Saturday, May 30, at Phillips Mill Baptist Church.  The celebration was given by their children, Bobby West, Julie Berry, and Tricia St More...

Woman’s Club now accepting applications for scholarship

The Washington Woman’s Club administers yearly the Nettles-Dillard Scholarship to Wilkes County residents who are returning to continue their education after an interruption due to illness, need to work, family matters, etc.  More...

Repaving of Robert Toombs Ave. delayed until at least Mon. July 6

The start of the repaving of the main street through Washington has been delayed until after the Independence Day holiday, a Georgia Department of Transportation manager said last week.  More...

Independence Day preparations set for fireworks Friday, parade Saturday

With just a week to go, decorations are going up and preparations are falling into place for the big Washington Wilkes Independence Day fireworks celebration Friday night and for the traditional July 4 patriotic parade Saturday morning.  More...

Saying goodbye to a beloved commissioner

The American flag at the Wilkes County courthouse flies at half-staff last week in memory of Commissioner Divenski Lee, who passed away last week suddenly of a heart attack at the age of 45. More...

Smartphone apps to make lawn care, turf management easier this summer

Summertime is synonymous with cooking outdoors, taking a dip in the pool and cranking up the lawn mower to begin the arduous task of caring for your home lawn. More...

Driver escapes serious injury as tree falls

Driver Roslind Kirk, of Washington, removes broken glass from her shoe after a tree fell on her Corvette last Thursday morning on Pembroke Drive south of town. More...

Rayle crash results in critical injuries

A young Washington-Wilkes woman is still in critical condition at Georgia Regents University Hospital after a crash Sunday morning. More...

News

Ceremonies at Fort Gordon honor Vietnam veterans Fri.

In May 2012, President Barack Obama signed a proclamation commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. More...

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

... where Truman and Hemingway hung out

Chris Wilson and his mom, Joan Wilson, took The News-Reporter when they joined family and friends for a bucket-list trip to Key West, Florida, earlier this month. More...

Brenda Nunnally to be ordained at Bethlehem Baptist

Evangelist Brenda Nunnally will be ordained during a special service this Sunday, June 28, at 2:30 p.m. at Bethlehem Baptist Church, where R.C. Lockhart is pastor. Rev. Willie J. More...

Letters

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Drops everything to read paper  TO THE EDITOR:   More...

Sports

Tigers go undefeated, win tournament

The Washington-Wilkes Little League Major League Tigers went an amazing 13-0 in their regular season and then went on to win first place in the end-of-season tournament in Oglethorpe County. More...

Basketball camp continues at W-WPRD gym

Attending the STARZ Basketball Camp for 8-10-year-olds were (front, l-r): Matthew Thomson, Markel Lagvins, Kaden Keiser, Ja’Isaac Harris, Kamari Acree, William Mullis, Isabel Garcia; (middle) B More...

BASEBALL’S BEST

Jackets contribute to major league rosters

When you think about Georgia Tech’s sports history, names like Bobby Dodd, Frank Broyles, Bill Fulcher, Pepper Rodgers, Bill Curry, and Bobby Ross come to mind. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

All municipal court dates originally scheduled for June 2015 have been re-scheduled for July 28, 2015, at 5 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Washington City Hall.  .  More...