March 17, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Council hears about safety, impact of railroad cars along Whitehall St.

The railroad tank cars parked along Whitehall Street are as safe as they can be, the Washington City Council heard Monday night, and the railroad line is critical to industry and jobs in the city.  More...

All Wilkes roads now open after winter’s rains

Another short regular meeting of the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners was characterized by routine business but Chairman Sam Moore reported that all of the county’s roads are now finally open after December’s flooding rains and contin More...

Tests show repeaters help boost rural VFDs’ radio communications

An inexpensive solution may well have been found for the troublesome and sometimes ineffective radio communication systems used by Wilkes County’s rural fire departments.  New repeaters are expected to help solve a dangerous situation that More...

Doughnut sales help shelter’s cat house

Stephanie Chapman sells another box of Krispy Kreme doughnuts Saturday morning, part of a Friends of the Washington-Wilkes Animal Shelter fundraising drive to raise money to renovate the shelter&rsqu More...

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The Wounded Warrior Project has lost its way in spending too much on parties, conventions

The Wounded Warrior Project has for several years appeared to be the most successful charity raising money to help our veterans who’ve been wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. More...

The Road to Little Dribbling

Book Review

The Road to Little Dribbling is the kind of book that you want to read aloud to whoever is in the room with you. If no one else happens to be around, you might choose to write a review about it. Beware, however, of trying to imitate its style. More...

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Obituaries

Alfred Wynn

Home-going services for Alfred Wynn, 87, were held at noon on Saturday, March 12, at Springfield Baptist Church in Washington. The interment was at Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery in Hillman, Georgia.  More...

Shirley Hartsfield

A memorial service for Shirley Hartsfield, 64, of Atlanta, was held at Herschel Thornton Mortuary in Atlanta on Saturday, March 12, at 1 p.m. She entered into rest Tuesday, March 1, at Atlanta Medical Center.  More...

Kyle Lewis Standard

Graveside services for Kyle Lewis Standard, 18, of North Elijah Clark Drive in Washington, were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, at Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Thomas Hall officiating. He died Sunday morning in Jasper County.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The reward for information leading to an arrest on the vandalism done to the North Alexander School has been increased to $1,000. Anyone with information may call the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office at 706-678-2224. .  More...

Long-awaited construction starts for US78 widening, passing lanes

Get ready for two or three years of orange construction barrels along roads and highways in Wilkes County.  More...

Submit questions to ask candidates at April 26 forum

A candidate forum featuring all candidates for local and state offices will be held on Tuesday, April 26, at the Court Street Livery in Washington, sponsored by the Washington Wilkes Chamber of Commerce and The News-Reporter.  More...

Hunger Walk reminds of those in need

Concerned walkers take part in the fourth annual Hunger Walk in Washington Saturday “to draw attention to the needs of people all around us who are hungry, but cannot afford to feed their famil More...

Cut-off threats to businesses aren’t Ga. Power but a scam

At least two Washington businesses have received calls from scammers who say they are calling from Georgia Power and demanding immediate payment from the business or have their power disconnected.  More...

Contested races highlight May 24 local office vote

There will be several contested races in Wilkes County and two new faces on the Wilkes County Board of Education after candidates qualified last week for the May 24 partisan and non-partisan elections.  More...

News

Magistrate is ‘court of the people’

Associate Magistrate Judge Deborah Green explained to the Washington Rotary Club that the Magistrate Courts in the State of Georgia have been around since 1983 when they evolved from Justices of the More...

Urgent need for O-negative blood announced by Shepeard

Shepeard Community Blood Center is in urgent need of O-negative blood donors to donate blood as soon as possible. More...

Country cooking supper set Sat. at Fishing Creek

The Christian Service Organization will sponsor a country cooking supper at Fishing Creek Baptist Church, Saturday, March 19.  The supper will be served from 6-8 p.m. More...

Sports

Top Tigers receive awards, recognition at annual banquet

Congratulations were offered to a list of outstanding Tiger football players by Head Coach Jacob Kelley (center) at the annual W-W football awards banquet held last week. More...

Sets example for runners of all ages

On his own time, Tommy Saggus was the winner of his age group (45-54) and 25th overall out of some 350 runners in the eighth annual Springer Mountain Farms 5K held in Nashville, Tennessee, last Satur More...

Middle school track teams win at Greene County

The Washington-Wilkes Middle School track season got underway Saturday, March 5, at the Hart County Middle School. The young Tiger track team participated in an invitational relay meet with eight other schools.  More...

Personalities

Joe Washington of HGTV fame speaks at garden club meeting

Members of the Iris Garden Club and guests enjoyed a most interesting program and speaker at the meeting Tuesday, March 8, at the Historic Robert Toombs House.  Joe Washington, original host of “Ground Breakers,” the longest running More...

Annie Armstrong Easter Luncheon held on March 12 at First Baptist

The Mary Callaway Burton Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church was the scene of the Annie Armstrong Easter Luncheon Saturday, March 12.  More...

Chelsea Tamsi, Claire Korzekwa chosen as DAR essay winners

The Kettle Creek Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution met Sunday, March 13, at the Washington Woman’s Club to honor the Good Citizens Essay winners, Chelsea Tamsi from Washington Wilkes Comprehensive High School and Claire Korzekwa f More...