March 24, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Home invasion suspect is arrested after struggle with trooper, deputy

A young Washington man has been arrested after an apparent burglary/ home invasion early last Sunday in Washington neighborhood.  More...

Bidders pack Young Farmers equipment auction

At the Wilkes County Young Farmers Equipment Auction Saturday at the McGill-Woodruff Ag Center, auctioneers Eddie Christian and Leslie Smith keep the items selling to an overflow crowd. More...

Hospital is big winner at Casino Night fundraiser

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Special Sections

The Office Cat

Time to clean up for the Tour

The Office Cat

If you are getting your News- Reporter on Wednesday afternoon or Thursday morning, you can still attend the last two Lenten Luncheons during this Holy Week. More...

Opinions

This springtime Daylight Saving Time change is a big pain, no matter what scientists tell us

Spring forward” sounds so chipper and hopeful, doesn’t it? More...

The Cruel Country

Book Review

The “cruel country” is the state of mourning, according to Judith Ortiz Cofer. Cofer is a professor of English and Creative Writing Emerita at the University of Georgia. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Mabel Smith

Graveside services for Mabel Smith, 92, of N. Pope St. in Tignall, were held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 21, at the Tignall Independence United Methodist Church with Rev. Chris King and Rev. Clyde Davis officiating. More...

Nellie Ruth Binns Mills

Funeral services for Nellie Ruth Binns Mills were conducted Sunday, March 20, at 3 p.m. at Springfield Baptist Church in Washington. Interment was held at City West Cemetery. She entered into rest Tuesday, March 15, at her residence.  More...

Thomas Andrew Brown

Thomas Andrew Brown, 84, known as “Tommy Brown,” of Atlanta, entered into rest Saturday, March 12, at Halcyon Hospice.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners will meet at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, at the ­Wilkes County courthouse. A work session in the chairman’s office will be held immediately prior beginning at 1 p.m.  .  More...

Visiting educators amazed at how well-mannered Wilkes children are

A visit by educators from several surrounding school systems was designed to confirm the Wilkes County school system’s plans for upcoming facility improvements, which it did, but it also pointed out what other visitors have said: the behavior a More...

Spring Tour April 2 isn’t just old homes

The 2016 Washington-Wilkes Spring Tour of Homes set for next Saturday, April 2, promises to be unlike any previous tour, organizers say.  More...

New mural to be centerpiece of ‘Washington Walls’ festival

The Spring Tour of Homes weekend will overlap with a new mural festival set to be held Thursday, March 31, through Thursday, April More...

Down-payment assistance available to qualified homebuyers in the city

Down-payment assistance may be available to first-time home buyers who would like to purchase a home in the city of Washington.  More...

Reward offered in theft of cattle from stockyard

There are cattle rustlers right here in Washington-Wilkes, and the Wilkes County Cattlemen’s Association is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for a recent theft.  More...

News

Goals set for hospital’s growth

Registered Nurse Beth Hodges (left) and Wills Memorial Hospital CEO Tracie Haughey told the Washington Rotary Club about the ongoing turnaround at the hospital and emphasized that while it is “ More...

‘Shakespeare’s Garden in the South’ set at Toombs House on day of Tour

Robert Toombs Family and Friends will present a Garden Heritage program Saturday, April 2, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. More...

Colon cancer walk will honor Daniels, support Black Rock

The Daniels/Andrews family will host the second annual “Colon Cancer Walk” and barbecue plate sale this Saturday, March 26, in honor of Shirley  Mug” Daniels at Black Rock A.M.E Church in Tignall.  More...

Sports

Not just any old fish story

Mike Arrington, Josh Houck, and (not pictured) Cole Bentley caught 36 catfish last weekend in the Lincoln County area of Lake Thurmond. More...

Tiger tennis teams win and lose to Social Circle, rematch set this week; boys will face Riverside

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger tennis teams split with Social Circle last week as the boys cruised over the Redskins 4-1 while the girls came up short by the same margin at 1-4. More...

Jesup’s contributions are significant

BASEBALL’S BEST

Quote by Larry Fox...Baseball Digest 1963: “Rudolph’s fastball would have trouble chipping a Dresden china vase.”  This past week I had the opportunity to travel to south Georgia and speak at the Rotary and Kiwanis clubs in Jes More...

Personalities

Aubrey Elyse Davis to marry Leonard Brandon Hyde in May

Phoebe Davis of Tignall announces the engagement of her daughter, Aubrey Elyse, to Leonard Brandon Hyde of Sylva, N.C., son of Melissa Hyde Southers, also of Sylva.  The bride-elect is also daughter of the late Terry Steven Davis of Rayle. More...

Woman’s Club members hear update on plans for 2016 tour

The 2016 Spring Tour of Homes was the main topic of discussion at the meeting of the Washington Woman’s Club Monday, March 14, at the clubhouse.  More...

Pilot Club meets March 15; program on Soto presented

The Kettle Creek Pilot Club members and guests heard a program on Soto Assisted Living at the meeting Tuesday, March 15, at Talk of the Town.  More...