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Kids to gain basketball skills at School Street event Sat.

A free community cookout and basketball skills challenge will highlight Saturday’s activities at School Street Park from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. More...

See the Milky Way, tour observatory at astronomy village open house Sat.

If you’ve never seen the Milky Way stretching across the heavens, this weekend is your chance. Deerlick Astronomy Village will hold its annual spring open house this Saturday from 5-11 p.m.  More...

Wilkes County kids are all winners at Special Olympics event at Ft. Gordon

Surrounded by hundreds of cheering soldiers and fellow athletes, members of Wilkes County’s Special Olympics team all felt like winners as they competed in the 32nd annual Area 9 Special Olympics at Ft. More...

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Easter has come and gone; the 2016 Tour of Homes is history; the wind never ceases to blow; all the blooming things all over town are beautiful, comforting, and inspiring; the weatherman says we are in for more cold weather this weekend. l  More...

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Automotive history is made as buyers line up to purchase cars that won’t be built this year

If you’ve ever owned or driven a car, a pretty historic thing happened this past week. More...

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By JUDITH FLANDERS  Reviewed by PEGGY BARNETT   More...

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Recent tour visitors treated to spring brunch at Autry home

Lisa Autry entertained Tour of Homes guests, Kimberly Petersen of Cumming, Melissa Hamlett of Tucker, Nancy Kidd of Norcross, and Diane Folio of Lawrenceville, at a spring brunch at The Cedars Saturday, April 2.  More...

Children of First Baptist Pre-K enjoy Easter egg hunt, celebration

With great anticipation of meeting the Easter Bunny and gathering their baskets to hunt Easter eggs are the students in the First Baptist Church Pre-Kindergarten. More...

Young-at-Heart members visit Athens, State Botanical Gardens

The Young-at-Heart of First United Methodist Church and guests enjoyed a trip to the State Botanical Gardens in Athens Thursday, March 24. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD ARE THESE W-W MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS?

They’re at the White House with their copy of The News-Reporter on a special days-long field trip studying history and government, touring museums and memorials, and just having fun. More...

W-W middle schoolers have once-in-a-lifetime trip to Washington D.C.

Rainy weather and 36 degrees did not stop Washington-Wilkes Middle School students from spending four fabulous days in Washington, D.C. prior to spring break, March 31-April 3, in what many describe as a once-in-a-lifetime experience. More...

Homeowners happy to welcome spring tour visitors

Flawless spring weather and a variety of homes and other attractions welcomed crowds of visitors to the annual Spring Tour of Homes Saturday.  More...

Haugheys are Wills Memorial donors

In recognition of the ongoing need for Wills Memorial Hospital in the community, supporters Bob and Tracie Haughey add their names among the patrons of the Wills Memorial Hospital Foundation. More...

Disappearing campaign signs may be work of GDOT, others

As candidates’ campaign signs for the May 24 election have started to fill yards and street corners, there have been a few complaints about campaign signs disappearing – but it’s probably not a conspiracy.  The secret to why so More...

News

ADA enjoys his work here

Toombs Judicial Circuit Assistant District Attorney Bill Doupé (left) called Wilkes County “a warm and welcoming place to practice law” during his remarks to the Washington Rotary Club la More...

Newsome is part of VIDA team on medical mission in Nicaragua

Kohen Newsome, a rising senior at the University of Georgia, traveled to Nicaragua on a medical mission trip during his recent spring break. More...

Rev. Lloyd Gladmon will speak April 17 at New Saints CME

Rev. Lloyd Gladmon will be the guest speaker when New Saints CME Church celebrates its Family and Friends program on Sunday, April 17, beginning at 2:30 p.m.  More...

Sports

Baseball treasure is safely home

“I copied (Shoeless Joe) Jackson’s style because I thought he was the greatest hitter I had ever seen, the greatest natural hitter I ever saw. He’s the guy who made me a better hitter.” – Babe Ruth.   More...

Sign up now in fishing contest and ‘get out on the lake’ for a good time and prizes too

The hunt has begun for freshwater bass as Clarks Hill Partnership is holding a fishing competition April 1-June 30. Known as Fish Clarks Hill Lake, the competition will require competitors to upload all catches to Facebook. More...

Turkey hunters can log harvest using Outdoors GA mobile app

More than 2,500 hunters fortunate enough to have gotten a gobbler during the 2016 turkey hunting season have become familiar with the requirement to log their bird on their harvest record and report that effort (within 72 hours) to Georgia Game Check More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

A candidates forum featuring candidates for local political offices will be held at the Court Street Livery on Tuesday, April 26, beginning at 6 p.m. More...