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Church volunteers offer gift wrapping, hot coffee on Square

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Applications coming in for children to get Toys for Tots Christmas gifts

Applications for children to receive gifts from the official U.S. More...

The view from above

A drone’s-eye view of the Tignall Fall Festival shows people enjoying the day’s musical entertainment. For more on the festival, see page 12. More...

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Watch out for acorns

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The Backpacks for Appalachian Children project being conducted by the Georgia Baptist Association is nearing its deadline of receiving donations before leaving on December 4 to deliver the backpacks to the area. More...

Opinions

The terrorist attack in Paris won’t be the last, but ISIS won’t find Americans so easy to kill

As we mourn with the French over the terrorist attacks on innocent people in Paris, I hope that attack, now claimed by ISIS, will not soon leave us, nor will the cruel nature of the cold-hearted slaughter of unarmed people be forgotten. More...

Good Hope, Georgia, is Rural America at its very best

GOOD HOPE – Rural America is still out there, but it is changing as often as the weather forecast. Young people clamor to get off the farm. Little farms and little farmers are disappearing. More...

Jesus’ appearance to Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene had great love for Jesus and faith in Him, and she was granted the privilege of being the first person to see Him after He arose from the dead. When she first met Jesus she was possessed with seven devils (Luke 8: 2). More...

Personalities

December 1 deadline approaching for annual Christmas Babies issue

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

FBC Silver Streaks enjoy dinner outing to Yesterday Café

The Silver Streaks of First Baptist Church enjoyed a dinner outing to the Yesterday Café in Greensboro on Saturday, November 14.  More...

Kettle Creek DAR members celebrate American Indian month at meeting

The Kettle Creek Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution celebrated the month of November as American Indian month at its meeting Monday, November 16, at the Woman’s Club.  More...

Breaking News - 11/18/2015 11:12 AM

DEPUTY FIRED FOR DOING VIDEO ON DUTY - Free Access

Wilkes County part-time Deputy Jim McClain was terminated Tuesday for appearing in a pro-drug rap video while he was on duty and in uniform, Sheriff Mark Moore said. More...

Holiday Season

Next Tuesday night will see the kickoff of Washington’s Christmas shopping season with an old-fashioned Christmas tree lighting and snowfall designed to bring back the feelings of Christmas past – and lure Christmas shoppers to Washington More...

Plans approved to build new Tiger tennis, ballfield facility

After softball players had complained for years of having to change clothes in their cars, plans for the new Tiger athletic field scor ing tower were approved Monday after the Wilkes County Board of Education reviewed plans for the 2,800-square foot, More...

Mailing of property ’15 tax bills expected not later than Dec. 4

Property tax bills for Wilkes County landowners should be going out on or before December 4 after the county’s tax digest was published a second time and both the Wilkes County Board of Education and the Wilkes County Commission have met Thursd More...

Sales tax income down for September; Burton will be legislative coordinator

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners spent just over five minutes handling a few items of housekeeping-type business at its regular monthly meeting last Thursday, November 12.  More...

Oldest war veterans saluted at ceremony

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News

Humane Shelter Assoc. to hold silent auction, bake sale Nov. 21

In its ongoing effort to meet the needs of dogs and cats in the local animal shelter, the Washington-­Wilkes Humane Shelter Association is holding a silent auction and bake sale Saturday, November 21, from 5-7 p.m. at the Washington Lions Club.  More...

Lights on Afterschool holds celebration

Nathan Schultz, program manager for the Georgia Department of Education 21st Century Program (left) visited Washington-Wilkes Primary School for a celebration of the importance of after-school progra More...

Optimists begin annual sale

Washington Optimist Club members will soon be selling the popular Fraser fir Christmas trees which are grown in the Cashiers, N.C., area. More...

Sports

Turnovers and mistakes plague Tigers in 14- 41 playoff loss

Turnovers and special team mistakes led either directly or indirectly to four touchdowns for Manchester in the first half last weekend as the Blue Devils cruised to a 41-14 win over Washington-Wilkes in the first round of state playoffs.  More...

Georgia Class AA 2015 Playoff Brackets

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Binns, Jackson, Booker, Martin get All-Region softball honors

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger girls softball team has had four players recognized by Region 8AA for their outstanding play this year.  Sophomore Kiara Binns was selected All-Region first team as an outfielder. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Candlelight Shopping on The Square along with Snow on The Square will be held in downtown Washington on Tuesday, November 24, 6-9 p.m. . The annual Christmas Parade of Lights will be held on Saturday, December 12, beginning at Tiger   More...