November 5, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Property tax bills delayed further following confusion over digest ads

A mix-up in communication between Wilkes County leaders and the Georgia Department of Revenue will delay for a further two weeks the mailing of 2015 property tax bills to Wilkes County property owners.  More...

Christmas is coming as events planned to lure shoppers, visitors here

The Christmas season will soon be in full swing across Washington-Wilkes with holiday events designed to bring back the feelings of Christmas past – and bring Christmas shoppers to Washington.  More...

Shoeboxes of love for Wilkes seniors kicks off 11th year of Christmas cheer

It’s time for the 11th annual Washington-Wilkes “Operation Love and Care in a Shoebox,” and volunteers will soon begin to collect Christmas gift boxes with the goal of personally presenting one to every senior in every elder care fa More...

Seniors celebrate Halloween with costume contest

Cynthia Derricott’s outstanding witch costume (at right) took top honors, while Reba Brown, disguised as a heifer, took second place, and Alma Burley of Crawfordville took third in the costume More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

What if you spell it backwards?

The Office Cat

A sure sign that Fall is here or waiting just around the corner is two trees that seem to show their colors before any of the other trees. More...

Opinions

It’s time ... to get on with business

The convincing and resounding re-election of Ames Barnett as mayor of Washington strikes a resonant chord of affirmation that there has been too much divisive and deliberate discord – yes, even hate – around the council table. More...

Political Cartoon

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I’m not the only one who gets messed up when we turn the clocks back in the fall

Well, it’s happened again. I’ve heard that some folks missed making the time change Sunday, and showed up an hour early for church. More...

Sports

Tigers beat Oglethorpe; Union game will set playoff berth

A different team of Tigers showed up at Oglethorpe County last Friday night as Washington-Wilkes took the win over the Patriots 35-7 and earned a chance at a second-place region finish. Still, it took them most of the first quarter to arrive.  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...

Region 8-AA 2015

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Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The graduating class of 1971 will have a class meeting on Saturday, November 14, at 2 p.m. at the Mary Willis Library. For more information, contact Lawrence Stokes at 706-339-7504. . More...

Special ceremony will be held on The Square next Wednesday

At 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 11, the Washington-Wilkes community will come together for a solemn observance of Veterans Day on The Square. More...

Wills Memorial CEO Jane Echols resigns to return to ‘first love’ Augusta burn unit

Wills Memorial Hospital Chief Executive Officer Jane Echols is resigning from the hospital to return to her first love – caring for patients at a premier burn center.  Effective November 27, Echols said, she is leaving the hospital to go b More...

Swarms of superheroes, princesses trick-or-treat all over city

The spooky streets of Washington came alive with hundreds of costumed candy-grabbers for Halloween trick-or-treating Saturday night. More...

Wills Memorial Hospital lab awarded national accreditation for excellence

The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Wills Memorial Hospital’s Lab based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs.  More...

Applications for official Marines Toys for Tots available to deliver Christmas joy to local kids

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News

Washington receives an award for creative promotion of GICH goals

The City of Washington has been presented the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing (GICH) award for Community Outreach and Engagement.  More...

Susie Johnson will be guest speaker at NAACP banquet

The annual Wilkes County NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, November   7, at the G. L. More...

When I grow up, I want to be a ...

As part of the Red Ribbon Week activities at Washington-Wilkes Primary School, all students participated in the Red Ribbon Drawing Contest. The students drew pictures of what they will be when they grow up and say “No!” to drugs. More...

Letters

Give to NASA on GAGIVESDAY

TO THE EDITOR:   A gift to NASA [The North Alexander School Association] is an investment in a montage of memories while opening the door to future generations. More...

Thanks for help on Jason Chapman 5k

TO THE EDITOR:   On behalf of the First Baptist Church of Washington, I would like to thank the Wilkes County EMS, Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office, the mayor and City Council, all of our volunteers, and sponsors for making the third annual More...

Obituaries

Avola Whitesell Callaway

A graveside service for Avola Whitesell Callaway, 89, was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 30, at the Turner Cemetery in Rayle with Rev. Thomas G. Hall officiating. She died peacefully at home on Sunday, October 25.  More...

Jaycelyn Wilkinson Armstrong

Funeral services for Jaycelyn Wilkinson Armstrong were held Wednesday, October 28, at Black Rock AME Church in Tignall. Interment was in East Lawn Cemetery in Athens. More...

Personalities

Suzanne Elizabeth Rode, Benjamin Lee Edwards Jr. exchange marriage vows on October 2 in Snellville

Suzanne Elizabeth Rode of Roswell and Benjamin Lee Edwards Jr. of Washington exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful double-ring ceremony Friday, October 2, at six-thirty in the evening at Vecoma at the Yellow River in Snellville. More...

Brett Walker Glenn guest of honor at baby shower held October 11

Brett Walker Glenn of Athens was honored at a baby shower on Sunday afternoon, October 11, at The Fitzpatrick Hotel Ballroom.  Hostesses for the occasion were Mrs. More...

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...