November 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Annual Legislative Breakfast slated December 3 at Third Shiloh, 8 a.m.

The annual Legislative Breakfast sponsored by the Washington-­Wilkes Chamber of Commerce and Family Connection and Communities in Schools of Wilkes County (FCCIS) will be held on Thursday, December 3, at 8 a.m. at the Third Shiloh Reverend G.L. More...

School kids get an early taste of Thanksgiving

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More volunteers needed for Salvation Army’s annual local Kettle Drive throughout holidays

With the familiar kettle drive bell-ringers already starting next week, the Wilkes County unit of the Salvation Army needs more local bell-ringers and donations to help meet ever-growing needs of struggling people in Washington-Wilkes.  More...

Candidates, officers learn about Georgia campaign rules

In a training workshop organized by Wilkes County Voter Registrar Debbie Anderson and the Wilkes County Board of Registrars, dozens of candidates, public officials, local filing and qualifying office More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Time to be thankful

Mike Hardy assured me the big Christmas tree will be in place in time for the downtown shopping night Tuesday, and it will snow from 6 to 9 p.m., so we all need to be there for the magic of it and the fun. l  More...

Opinions

Thanksgiving and football went together until I talked football with some Yankees

Thanksgiving is always connected heart and soul with football, especially if you’re from the South, so if you don’t mind, I’ll reminisce a little.  More...

Book Review

Huck Finn’s America

Andrew Levy begins his book, “We think we know Huck Finn. More...

Thanksgiving and turkeys have an interesting history

The Thanksgiving holidays are always a sentimental and sobering time. There is goodwill attached to all activities, during which we show thoughtfulness and consideration to family and friends. Americans are more altruistic at Thanksgiving. More...

Obituaries

James C. Thornton

Graveside services for James C. “Buddy” Thornton, 94, of Wrightsboro Road in Washington, were held at 4 p.m. Sunday, November 22, at Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Kevin Madden and Rev. Albert Huyck officiating. More...

Cornelia Harris Johnson

Graveside services for Cornelia Harris Johnson, 92, of Washington, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 22, at Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Thomas Hall officiating. She died Friday, November 20, at her home.  More...

Emma Mae Lewis Tuttle

Graveside services for Emma Mae Lewis Tuttle, 75, of Washington, were held on Saturday, November 21, at 11 a.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Albert Huyck officiating. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Golden Harvest Food Bank’s Mobile Food Pantry distribution will be Thursday, December 3, at 3 p.m., at God’s Marketplace in Washington. Food will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. More...

Personal information on Wilkes voters accidentally released by state official

The names, Social Security numbers, and birthdates of every registered Wilkes County voter – along with 6 million other Georgia voters – have been accidentally released by the Georgia Secretary of State’s office to several political More...

‘Over the river and through the woods’ but keep your holiday travel safe, sober

With the Thanksgiving holiday upon us and the price of gas dropping, everybody in Wilkes County is likely to be burning up the roads here and out of town visiting family and friends, but troopers will be out in force, too, to keep roads safer.  More...

Deadline is coming for entering floats in Parade of Lights

The deadline for entries and sponsors is getting close for this year’s annual Christmas Parade of Lights, set for 7 p.m. Saturday, December 12, organizers say.  More...

Students make ornaments for big tree

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Shoeboxes starting to come in for 2015 drive for seniors

Organizations and individuals across Wilkes County are beginning to work on their Christmas gift boxes with the goal of personally presenting one to every senior in every elder care facility in Wilkes County.  More...

News

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...

Farm Bureau offers scholarships in ag-related degree programs

Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) is offering up to $65,000 in scholarships to Georgia students pursuing degrees related to agriculture, veterinary medicine, or family and consumer sciences. More...

Harrison Brothers inducted into Cattlemen Hall of Fame

A pair of brothers who grew up in agriculture and whose beef cattle farm is still in operation were honored with induction into the Wilkes County Cattlemen’s Association Hall of Fame at the group’s annual banquet last Thursday.  More...

Sports

Hoop's 2015

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Fulmer Lance named to Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame for ’16

Following its annual voting board process, the National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame has selected yet another fine group of five drivers and three contributors for its upcoming Class of 2016. 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...

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...

Rachel Vandergriff, Michael Pharr honored at engagement party

Rachel Vandergriff of Athens and Michael Pharr were honored at an engagement dinner and party on Saturday evening, November 14, hosted by the prospective bridegroom’s parents, Janet and Darren Pharr, at the home of Lynn and Lee Connell in Washi More...

Whitney Morgan Otawka marries Benjamin Lewis Wheatley Oct. 31

Whitney Morgan Otawka and Benjamin Lewis Wheatley of Cumberland Island exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful double-ring ceremony Saturday, October 31, at five o’clock in the afternoon at Casa Glenville in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. More...