October 22, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Middle school math teacher is chosen as Wilkes County’s Teacher of the Year

Middle school math teacher Laurie Dehil has been chosen as the Wilkes County Teacher of the Year for 2017.  More...

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The Office Cat

Rotary Pancake Supper is coming

The Office Cat

Robin Booker has told me of still another tale about running into somebody from Washington-Wilkes while traveling out-of-town. More...

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Three Tester brothers tragically lie buried in France

NEW VICTORY, Tenn. – This unincorporated community reflects easy living in the rolling hills of East Tennessee where there are green pastures, a lively creek, and a landscape dotted with modest houses with harvest scenes already in place. More...

Obituaries

Margaret Rousey Connor

Graveside services for Margaret Rousey Connor, 88, of Washington, were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 17, at Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Albert Huyck and Rev. Kevin Madden officiating. More...

O’Neil Saxon Adams

A memorial service for O’Neil Saxon Adams, 81, of Tignall, was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, October 17, at Beulah Baptist Church with Joe Coots Jr. and Joe Coots III officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Robert Len Quarles

Funeral services for Robert Len Quarles, 62, of Lincolnton were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 20, at First Assembly of God with Rev. Lanis Lewis and Rev. Terry Bonds officiating. Interment followed in St. Paul United Methodist Church cemetery. More...

Personalities

News-Reporter to publish annual ‘Christmas Tree Babies’ edition

On December 24, The News-Reporter will publish its 42nd annual Christmas Tree Babies edition.  More...

Lindseys honored at 50th wedding anniversary celebration Sept. 26

Alice and Buddy Lindsey of Washington were honored on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary at a celebration Saturday afternoon, September 26, given by their children, Jane and Glen Echols of Tignall, Lisa and Ken Isham of Washington, and La More...

New Beginnings

Lizzie and Justin Holmes of Cookeville, Tennessee, announce the birth of their daughter, Vera Louise, on Thursday, October 15, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville. Vera weighed 5 lbs. 5 ozs. and was 17 inches long. More...

Homecoming Queen crowned

Cheered on by family and friends, Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School senior Kareema Wingfield was crowned Homecoming Queen 2015 during Friday night’s football game against Social Circl More...

PDA,Wills Memorial agree on cash-flow property deal

The Washington-Wilkes Payroll Development Authority (PDA) has agreed to sign a final intergovernmental agreement that will form a joint venture between itself, the City of Washington, and Wilkes County to provide financial support to Wills Memorial H More...

Property taxes to be set in Thursday meetings

The proposed 2015 property tax rates for the city, county, and school system will be set in meetings this week.  More...

City to honor Wilkes recipients of Purple Hearts this Saturday

The City of Washington will honor some 27 Washington-­Wilkes Purple Heart recipients in a ceremony set for 11 a.m. Saturday, October 24, on The Square.  More...

News

‘Lights On Afterschool Day’ proclaimed for OST program

Last Thursday, October 15, Washington Mayor Ames Barnett officially recognized the Wilkes County Schools Out-of-School Time (OST) Afterschool program at Washington Wilkes Elementary School with a proclamation declaring “Lights on Afterschool Da More...

Desperate need for O Negative blood prompts call for donors

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

Scurry tells SAR of Tomochichi and others during 1700s in Ga.

“Tomochichi was the Native American father of Georgia,” said Steven Scurry, recent speaker for the Washington-Wilkes Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, at their monthly meeting. More...

Sports

Tigers beat Redskins, will face unbeaten Rabun Friday

The Washington-Wilkes Tigers and the Rabun County Wildcats are the only remaining teams unbeaten in Region 8AA. They meet this Friday night at Rabun County. More...

Registration open now for W-WPRD’s youth basketball

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting sign-ups for its Youth Basketball for both boys and girls ages 6-12.  Registration is held at the W-WPRD office at 22 Lexington Avenue in Washington Mondays Thursdays from 8 More...

Hoping for an epic World Series battle

BASEBALL’S BEST

The 112th World Series is scheduled to start on Tuesday, October 27, and if it goes past four games it will move into the first part of November.  More...

Worship

Jesus bears mankind’s punishment

The day of crucifixion had arrived. It is only with the help of the Holy Spirit that we can understand the events of that day. It was the culmination of the purpose for which Jesus had left Heaven and come to live among men.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Tignall City Council will meet at City Hall in Tignall on Wednesday, November 11, at 5 p.m. . Pleasant Grove C.M.E. Church will hold its annual Grand Harvest Celebration on Sunday, October 25, at 3 p.m. The guest minister will be Rev. Dr. More...