October 1, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Shelter preparing to reopen Monday

In an effort to ensure the facility is clear of parvovirus, volunteers, including Vivian Fortson (below), at the Washington-Wilkes Animal Shelter, along with shelter operations manager Darren Altman, More...

Bust for molestation of 11-year-old leads roundup of Wilkes Co. arrests

More serious crimes including sex crimes, threats, and property crimes accounted for the bulk of law enforcement action during the last month. More...

Long-range plans explored for Optimists

Joe Harris spoke about the Kettle Creek Battlefield Association’s expansion plans at the regular meeting of the Washington Optimist Club on September 15 at Talk of the Town. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Moving out and moving in

This past week has been “Fruit Basket Turnover Week” with several homes in Washington changing owners. I have been writing for several weeks now that I would be moving from my home of 50 years on Lexington Avenue to the Rider house at More...

Opinions

‘Vote for two in District 2’ is the secret to casting ballots in municipal election

Early voting begins next Monday for Washington’s municipal election, and candidates have been talking with every voter in their district, hearing their concerns and asking for their votes. More...

Book Review

The Monopolists By MARY PILON

A favorite board game for many of us as children or adults (including, apparently Vladmir Putin, though Fidel Castro at one point ordered the Cuban sets destroyed), Monopoly has an interesting history, as revealed in Mary Pilon’s new book. More...

In today’s internet world, nothing is very private for long

The internet is no place to hide. This technological marvel never lets you off the hook once you click the “send” key. More...

Worship

Sardis Baptist sets revival services to be held Sun.-Tues.

Sardis Baptist Church of Rayle will hold revival services Sunday Tuesday, October 4-6. Sunday services will be conducted at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. More...

Simon Peter’s darkest hour

Simon Peter often served as spokesman for the Apostles. He always spoke boldly, and Jesus cautioned him about the dangers of being so forward. More...

Personalities

... in the Lone Star State

Bobby Cleveland’s and The News-Reporter’s travels continue at the State Fair of Texas during a recent business trip to Dallas. “Since Dallas is my wife, Elizabeth’s, hometown, she joined us,” Bobby related.  More...

New Beginnings

Danielle and Jared Lampe of Washington announce the birth of their son, Daniel Arlen, on Friday, September 18, at Trinity Hospital in Augusta. Daniel weighed 8 lbs. 2 ozs. More...

Lizzie Holmes guest of honor at baby shower September 21

A host of family and friends gathered at the home of India and Mercer Harris on West Robert Toombs Avenue Monday, September 21, for a baby “sprinkling” (shower) honoring Lizzie Newsome Holmes of Cookeville, Tennessee.  Hostesses for More...

Special sonar to be used in search for Cofer truck

Authorities are expected to return to Clarks Hill Lake this week to search underwater for the missing truck belonging to a Wilkes County man whose body was found nearly three months ago.  More...

No changes seen after Anthony purchase

Anthony Forest Products Company, whose Washington plant employs more than 40 workers, is being bought by a Canadian corporation, but no changes are expected at the Washington plant.  More...

Shopping, SquareCrows add to festival weekend

Next Saturday, October 10, won’t just be the 35th annual Mule Day Southern Heritage Festival – it will be an important preview of the Washington Christmas shopping season.  More...

Love Washington commits ‘acts of kindness’

A group was washing windshields on The Square, while Thomas Burris and others washed cars, all part of 18 diverse teams of people, totaling 150 strong, which fanned out across Washington-Wilkes Satur More...

Candidates in Washington elections state their background, qualifications

The candidacy announcements of three candidates for Washington City Council, two in District One and one in District Two, are presented here in alphabetical order.  Maceo Mahoney   More...

News

Blessing of the Animals is Saturday

Gail Boyd gets Felix, her nine-month-old mini Jerusalem donkey, ready for the Blessing of the Animals. Every year at this time, in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi, Rev. More...

Wilkes County, City of Washington receive close to $1 million for local improvements

Both Wilkes County and the City of Washington have received 2015 Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) which administers the program on behalf of the U.S. More...

Area blood supply takes a hit; O Negative, O Positive needed

The Shepeard Community Blood Center is asking blood donors who are O Negative or O Positive and eligible to donate, to give the gift of life as soon as possible.  More...

Sports

Tigers healing and studying as team prepares to ‘show up’ against Greene

“We’ve got to show up.”  More...

Yogi Berra was a Yankee legend

BASEBALL’S BEST

On Tuesday, September 22, I received some news that I could have done without hearing. One of my boyhood baseball idols passed away at the age of 90. More...

Jason Chapman 5k will host third running at FBC Oct. 17

The third annual Jason Chapman 5k run/walk event will be held Saturday, October 17, beginning at 8 a.m. The First Baptist Church of Washington is the sponsor and the start/finish line will be on Robert Toombs Avenue in front of the church.  More...

Obituaries

Aletha Burns Andrews

Services and interment for Aletha B. Andrews, 82, were held Sunday, September 20, at Black Rock A.M.E. Church in Tignall with Rev. P.D. Wilder officiating.  Mrs. Andrews was born February 17, 1933, to Albert Hope Burns and Irene B. More...

Mary Fleming Wynne

A public memorial service for Mary Fleming Wynne, 62, will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, October 3, at Tignall Baptist Church. Chris King and Andy Perryman will officiate. More...

Archie Melvin Brown

Graveside services for Archie Melvin Brown were held at 4 p.m. Sunday, September 27, at the Washington Wilkes Memorial Gardens with Rev. Thomas G. Hall officiating. He died Friday, September 25, 2015, at University Hospital in Augusta.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The “I’d Rather Be in Tignall” Fall Festival will be held Saturday, November 14, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the old school grounds in Tignall.  The Wilkes County Board of Education will meet at the board office on N. More...