April 14, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Community enjoys revitalized School St. Park

A crowd of children and adults from all over Washington came out Saturday for a free community cookout and basketball skills challenge at the newly renovated School Street Park after community leaders working with the City of Washington to help to re More...

Alleged robber will face justice here before answering to murder charge

Despite the fact that alleged Tignall armed robber Thomas G. More...

WMHF buys new ventilation machine

Demetria Jacobs, Daphen Hull, and Lois Graham, of the Wills Memorial Hospital Respiratory Care Department, show off the new BiPap machine that the Wills Memorial Foundation purchased during Hospital More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Postage stamp price goes DOWN?

The Office Cat

It seems that winter has come back to Washington-Wilkes for the past few days. It has been really cold, but would be less of a problem if the wind didn’t blow so much. But I’m not complaining. More...

Opinions

No matter what the Navy’s new job titles are, there are fewer and fewer sailors for our ships

The U.S. More...

Book Review

A Full Life By JIMMY CARTER

Former President Jimmy Carter, as he says in A Full Life, “Reflections at Ninety,” has indeed lived not only a long life, but also one full of accomplishments and adventures.  More...

Iced tea and lemonade make up the famous ‘Arnold Palmer’

AUGUSTA – Earlier in the week, when I first arrived at the Augusta National Golf Club for the playing of the 2016 Masters, I went to the outside bar adjacent to the clubhouse and ordered an “Arnold Palmer.” More...

Personalities

Kettle Creek Pilot Club hosting ‘Share Pilot’ event on April 19

The Kettle Creek Pilot Club is hosting a Share Pilot event on Tuesday, April 19, at 6 p.m. More...

Robert Willingham to lead a walking tour at OLLI meeting

The Washington affiliate of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at University of Georgia will offer an interesting program for its meeting, Monday, April 18, as Robert (Skeet) Willingham will lead “A Walking Tour of Washington’s Hist More...

Dr. Richard Horner to present cancer program for WMH

Wills Memorial Hospital will offer the program, Understanding Cancer, on Tuesday, April 19, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the hospital cafeteria.  Dr. More...

Park renewal cooperation lauded; Barnett responds to accusations

Monday night’s meeting of the Washington City Council focused largely on the cooperation between the city and the people of the community that resulted in a renewed School Street Park, but was again troubled by an undercurrent of accusation by More...

Forum will introduce 19 hopefuls

All, except one, candidates for local and state offices up for election this year have agreed to participate in a forum later this month sponsored by the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce and The News-Reporter. More...

Three hurt as large tree falls on top of Williams St. home

A Washington man and two children were injured Saturday afternoon when a strong gust of wind blew a tree down on a home on Williams Street.  More...

Astronomy village welcomes visitors to see the heavens in truly dark skies

Amateur astronomers and dedicated star-gazers welcomed visitors to get a close-up look at the moon, planets, stars, and galaxies Saturday evening at the Deerlick Astronomy Village near Raytown.  More...

News

W-WCHS prom set next Friday to have ‘Arabian Nights’ theme

It’s prom time again! It is a time for young people to don their finest attire and transform into princesses or princes to enjoy an enchanting evening.  More...

Rotary auction open to public will benefit local many projects

This spring’s Washington Rotary Club Auction could be the biggest and best ever with repeats of popular past items and more new items as each club member is charged with coming up with their own special offering.  In both silent and live a More...

Allstate plans rate increase; insurance dept. to investigate

Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens has issued a consumer alert to inform Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company policyholders that the insurer has filed an overall statewide automobile rate increase of 25 percent that will be impl More...

Sports

0-5 but not giving up on the Braves

BASEBALL’S BEST

“Baseball is like a poker game. More...

Washington Optimist 5K set on historical course April 30

On Saturday, April 30, the fifth annual Washington Optimist 5K will kick off at 8:15 a.m. at the Wilkes County courthouse. Previous races have attracted more than 100 runners from all over the state.  More...

Tiger Club golf tourney is planned for May 14 at W-W Country Club

It’s that time of the year to tee the White Ball up! The Washington Wilkes Tiger Club is putting on its annual golf tournament on Saturday, May 14, at 1 p.m. The Calcutta will be held Friday, May 13, starting at 7 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Sara Elizabeth Albea Edwards

Graveside services for Sara Elizabeth Albea Edwards, 86, formerly of Newtown Road, were held Thursday, April 7, at Washington- Wilkes Memorial Gardens with Rev. Lester Jenkins officiating. More...

Charles L. Smith

A memorial service for Charles L. (Peter) Smith, of Washington, was held at Davenport-McLendon Mortuary, Inc. in the T.A. McLendon Chapel on Saturday, April 2, at 11 a.m., with Reverend Danté Smith officiating. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Washington First United Methodist Men’s Group will hold a barbecue chicken dinner on Saturday, April 16, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in Wesley Hall. The cost is $8 per plate, eat in or carry out.  .  More...