January 7, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Need help to pay heating bills? Sign up Jan. 14 at Pope Center

It’s time once again for senior ­Wilkes County citizens who need help with their heating bills to line up for the limited assistance available.  Seniors 65 and older may apply for energy assistance at 8 a.m. More...

Some News-Reporter stories last year received thousands of hits on Facebook

Looking back at the year just past, it’s fascinating to see what grabbed our readers’ attention the most, both in the paper and online. More...

Expanded walking tours to show off new finds at Kettle Creek battlefield

This year’s Revolutionary Days observance of the 1779 Battle of Kettle Creek is expanding to meet the growing interest of members of the service. More...

A good dam time was had by all

A bunch of dam officials determined that recent rains necessitated opening all of the Thurmond Dam gates to the delight of a lot of dam visitors looking for a glimpse at a dam show not seen since the dam release in 1998. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Back to the grindstone

The Office Cat

The holidays for 2015 are history and the new year has arrived, so it’s time to get our noses to the grindstone again and get on with our jobs and life. More...

Opinions

No matter what the weather does or doesn’t, we really shouldn’t complain, but we still do

I ran the air conditioner on Christmas Eve. God help me, I have to admit it; it was just a little too warm and humid, inside the house and out, after days of rain and warm winds, then more rain.  I complained, I fought it, but I gave in.  More...

Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography

Book Review

Reviewed by PEGGY BARNETT You don’t have to be a fan of the “Little House” books to enjoy Pioneer Girl. However, it is fun to read about how Wilder turned real incidents from her life into stories about the fictional family. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Patricia Ann Stewart

Graveside services for Patricia Ann Stewart, 63, of Greene Point Nursing Home, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 3, at the Jennings Baptist Church Cemetery in Crawfordville. More...

Worship

Jesus takes leave of Peter

On the night before the Crucifixion of his Lord, Peter had bragged that he would always be faithful to Jesus, even to the point of laying down his own life. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Cherry Grove Baptist Church will celebrate its 76th Usher Board anniversary on January 24, at 3 p.m. The guest speaker will be Rev. R. Lockhart. . The Wilkes County Sunday School Union will convene at Mulberry Baptist Church January 29-31. More...

Chris Sims sought in New Year’s shooting

Authorities are looking for a young Wilkes County man in connection with a shooting early New Year’s Day at a night club off Whitehall Street.  Christopher Sims, 25, of Washington, is being sought, Sheriff Mark Moore said, in connection wi More...

Schools are back in session in spite of flood’s damages

Sorry kids, Christmas break is over and the buses are coming.  Despite flood damage to roads throughout Wilkes County, school bus routes and pickup points are not changing this week as schools start back.  “Wilkes County schools will More...

Headlines of second half of 2015 were tragic, happy

During 2015, The News-Reporter covered the happenings in Wilkes County with stories and pictures of events ranging from charitable fundraisers to tourism to government affairs to law enforcement and even murder. More...

‘I just feel it’s time to be going,’ says Tyler on retiring after 41 years of serving people

Surrounded by friends and co-workers, Wilkes County Administrator David Tyler said goodbye last week during a reception honoring his 41-plus years of service to the people of Wilkes County. More...

News

Teens attend Healthy Schools Leadership Summit

Six young people and one adult leader from Wilkes County participated in the 2015 Healthy Schools Leadership Summit last month at the Wilkes County Family Connection Communities In Schools Jump Start facility in Washington.  More...

W-WSAR presents awards at annual meeting in December

The annual Christmas and award meeting for the Washington ­Wilkes Chapter Sons of the American Revolution was held just prior to the holidays on December 17. President Tom Owen led the meeting and presided over the annual award presentations. More...

James gets Booker scholarship award to attend Ga. Southern

Brannon James has been named the recipient of a bonus certificate for the Reese J. Booker Scholarship this year, valued at $500. He will be attending Georgia Southern University this month majoring in Biology. More...

Sports

Tiger wrestlers win individually and as a team in recent matches

During holiday wrestling action, Hunter Brock won two tournament championships and Chris Doubilet won another in their respective weight classes. More...

Williams and Laguines to play in Border Bowl III

Two Washington-Wilkes Tiger senior football players have been selected to play in the third annual Border Bowl sponsored by The Augusta Chronicle and WJBF Sports.  More...

Lady Tigers win two in a row

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger girls basketball team was 4-6 for the season going into Tuesday’s game at Oglethorpe County but was riding a twogame winning streak having beaten Lincoln County 52-4 More...

Personalities

Anne Griffin Patterson to wed Thomas Edward Tafel in June

Dr. and Mrs. Steven Griffin Patterson of Orangeburg, S.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Anne Griffin, to Thomas Edward Tafel of Columbia, S.C., son of Mr. and Mrs. John Gorman Clarkson III, also of Columbia, and Mr. and Mrs. More...

DAR honors three veterans at recent Christmas meeting

Kettle Creek Chapter NSDAR honored three veterans of the Washington Wilkes Chapter Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) as DAR members attended the recent Christmas and award meeting of the W-W Chapter SAR.  Kettle Creek Chapter Regent Jane Owe More...

Melanie, Tom Wells entertain at brunch on New Year’s Day

Melanie and Tom Wells entertained friends at their annual New Year’s Day Brunch at their home on South Jefferson Street Friday, January 1.  Everyone took their favorite brunch foods to add to the Wells’ bounty of delicious country ha More...