December 3, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Talk to legislators today at annual update breakfast

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 today, December 3, at 8 a.m. at the Third Shiloh Rev. G.L. More...

Live radio show will be ‘broadcast’ on Little Theater’s stage this weekend

This weekend, the Washington Little Theater Company will present “It’s a Wonderful Life – Live Radio-stage Play,” at the Bolton Lunceford Playhouse Friday, December 4, and Saturday, December 5 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee Sund More...

Ringing in the season of giving

Adding to the Christmas spirit on The Square Tuesday night, Candlelight shoppers donated to the annual Salvation Army kettle drive as volunteer Peggy White rang the bell. More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Two shillelaghs in town

The long-awaited arrival of the magic of Christmas arrived on The Square early Monday morning last week when Mayor Ames Barnett delivered the 28-ft. Frazier fir tree from North Carolina.  More...

Opinions

Local folks have been conspiring for years to make our city a Christmas destination

I’m pretty sure it’s a conspiracy. More...

Book Review

The Children Act

Best-selling and award-winning author Ian McEwan has written a compelling story set in contemporary London. Fiona Maye is a 59-year-old judge. She presides over the family division of the court and is widely respected for intelligence and fairness. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Louise Lokey Williams

Funeral services for Louise Lokey Williams, 90, of Washington, were held at 2 p.m., Friday, November 27, at First United Methodist Church, Washington, with Rev. Albert Huyck and Rev. Thomas Hall officiating. Interment followed in Resthaven Cemetery. More...

Dorothy Anna Shook Norman

A memorial service for Dorothy Anna Shook Norman, 75, formerly of Washington, was held at 5 p.m. Sunday, November 29, at Hopkins Funeral Home with Rev. Ficklen Guin officiating. More...

Della Mae Smith-Evans

Funeral services for Della Mae Smith-Evans were conducted Saturday, November 21, at 1 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Crawfordville. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

“River’s Edge” will present a Christmas concert on December 13 at Tignall Baptist Church beginning at 11 a.m. . Bethlehem Baptist Church invites the public to participate in its Literary Competition Christmas   More...

No utility rate increases seen for 2016 in proposed $20.7 million city budget

The City of Washington’s annual budget continues to shrink gradually as city leaders find new ways to provide services without raising utility prices or property taxes.  The city’s $20.7 million tentative budget for 2016 is now avail More...

Downtown packed for shopping, snowing, Christmas tree lighting

Downtown Washington was packed for last Tuesday night’s big kickoff of holiday events as crowds filled The Square for Candlelight Shopping, and merchants were more than pleased at the crowds of shoppers not only Tuesday night, but the whole wee More...

UGA extension service has new faces to help serve Wilkes County residents

Washington-Wilkes residents have recently been seeing new faces and hearing new voices on the phone as they interact with the Wilkes County office of the University of Georgia Extension Service.  More...

Deadline is coming for entering floats in Parade of Lights

There is still a little time for groups and churches to enter next Saturday’s annual Christmas Parade of Lights, which will feature the oldest car in Wilkes County – an 1893 Duryea driven by Larry Nobles.  More...

Aggravated assaults, DUIs top November arrests

Assaults and DUIs accounted for the bulk of law enforcement action during the last month. The listed arrests are taken from the limited information in arrest reports provided by local law enforcement officials, and no arrests are left out. More...

News

Former teachers donate food items

Each year the Lincoln-Wilkes Retired Educators Association sponsors two canned-good drives, one at Thanksgiving and one at Christmas, in which members donate to the God’s Marketplace Food Pantr More...

Episcopal luncheon, Country Kitchen set this Saturday beginning at 10:30

The Episcopal Church Women of the Church of the Mediator will be serving their traditional luncheon on Saturday, December 5, at 11:30 a.m. at the Parish House. More...

‘Critter Christmas’ slated for Dec. 5 at Woman’s Club

The Washington Woman’s Club is sponsoring a “Critter Christmas” on Saturday, December 5, at the Woman’s Club from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.  All donated items will benefit the Washington-Wilkes Animal Shelter.  Volunteers will More...

Sports

Tiger Hall of Famer hits career coaching milestone with 200+ wins in DeKalb

There is now more reason for W-W Tiger fans to remember former Tiger quarterback and coach Ron Gartrell, a member of the Washington-Wilkes Tiger Hall of Fame. More...

Number 10 in the line of Bulldog mascots, Uga X speaks

SAVANNAH – Last week was an exciting week, knowing that I was going to become the official mascot at the University of Georgia. More...

Basketball Schedule

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Worship

Jesus’ appears to Thomas

Faith is both a gift and something that we must work to achieve. This passage speaks to all of us. It is a mortal instinct to believe only the things that we can see with our own eyes. More...

Personalities

... on a Caribbean getaway

Orzell Porter, Mary Smith, and Nuzette Jenkins took The News-Reporter on a recent visit to Falmouth, the chief town and capital of the parish of Trelawny in Jamaica. It is situated on Jamaica’s north coast 18 miles east of Montego Bay. More...

Virginia Ann Cash and Wesley Ryan Shelton exchange vows October 31 at Fitzpatrick Hotel

Virginia Ann Cash of Washington and Wesley Ryan Shelton of Crawford exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful double-ring ceremony Saturday, October 31, at The Fitzpatrick Hotel in Washington. Judge Thomas Charping of Washington officiated.  More...

Local families, friends enjoy Thanksgiving celebrations

Arriving Monday for a Thanksgiving holiday visit with their family, Roberta and Ed George, were Lauran, Tony, Audrey, and Hudson George of Franklin, Tennessee. More...