April 21, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

City’s Planning & Zoning Commission agrees to variance for wedding venue

The City of Washington’s Planning and Zoning Commission has granted a conditional use variance permit for the proposed owners of the former Barnett home at 615 Spring Street to allow its use as not only a bed and breakfast inn but as a small we More...

Voting for May 24 big local election underway by mail, May 2 in person

Early voting by mail has already started for the May 24 General Primary/Special Election, and early voting in person is set to begin Monday, May 2, Wilkes County voter registrar Debbie Anderson said.  More...

Tiger Band washes cars to buy new uniforms

A dozen Washington-Wilkes Tiger Band members take hoses and sponges to a car Saturday morning at NAPA Auto Parts. More...

Groundbreaking set for May 5 for Church of the Purification

A groundbreaking ceremony will be held in May to mark the formal start of the restoration of Georgia’s first Catholic Church, which is badly in need of repairs.  Archbishop Wilton D. More...

Hay truck driver sustains back injury

Charles Thomas, 61, of Montezuma, Georgia, was injured when he was hauling a full dump truck of freshly cut hay Monday night along Newtown Road. More...

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The Office Cat

Something is always blooming

The Braves have finally won a game – two games in fact. They beat Miami Friday and Saturday. If they played Sunday I didn’t get to watch them. Maybe they can get going now.  More...

Opinions

Parents need to quit micromanaging kids’ lives and let them learn from their own bad choices

I’ve been reading some fascinating articles in Psychology Today and other publications about the state of mind of today’s children and teens, and how it’s very different from the way we were in the past. More...

Political Cartoon

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In his 80s, Bill Hale showed us what a octoagenarian could do

(Note: Loran Smith writes about a long-time friend who became an author in his octogenarian years.) More...

Obituaries

Jannie Mae Rusher Evans

Funeral services for Jannie Mae Rusher Evans, 65, were conducted Sunday, April 17, at 3 p.m. at Tree of Life Worship Center. Interment followed at Booker’s Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery. More...

Antonio Brittain

Graveside services for Antonio “Fish” Brittain, 38, were held Saturday, April 16, at noon at Rocky Mount Baptist Church. More...

William Hugh Lewis

Funeral services for William Hugh Lewis, 99, of Shelbyville, Tennessee, were held at 2 p.m., on Tuesday, April 19, at the Providence Baptist Church in Shady Dale, Georgia. Interment followed in Providence Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Cherry Grove Baptist Church will celebrate its annual Family and Friends Day on Sunday, May 1, at 11:30 a.m. More...

County will renegotiate cost of law enforcement

As the end of the first year without a City of Washington Police Department approaches, a renewal of the intergovernmental agreement between the city, the Sheriff’s Office, and the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners died for lack of a motion More...

Forum will introduce 19 hopefuls - Free Access

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. A total of 19 candidates More...

‘Tiger Circle’ may get rerouted if corner used by Ga. National Guard

The crowds going to Tiger Circle at Tiger Stadium may have to take a slightly different route in the future, the Wilkes County Board of Education heard in Monday’s meeting.  More...

‘Ghost-Out’ warns kids of prom night dangers

Before the students of Washington- Wilkes Comprehensive High School dress up for their big prom evening, they took some time Wednesday to take a somber look at one of the sad realities of high-school life: not every prom-goer survives the night.  More...

Wilkes County cancer survivors are invited to next Thursday’s big dinner

With a 2016 theme of “Hunting for a Cure,” the volunteers for the Wilkes County Relay for Life say they are “hunting down cancer survivors.”  More...

Forty years of service to Wills Memorial

Debra Hardy (third from left) was recognized in March for 40 years of dedicated service at Wills Memorial Hospital in the Radiology Department. More...

News

New archaeological exploration will help finalize trails and signs

Another archaeological exploration of the Kettle Creek Battlefield has confirmed and expanded on evidence of the battle found in previous archaeology work, and now that information is being used to finalize the trails and interpretive signs that will More...

Student Council’s Powder Puff game set Friday, April 29

Attention Tiger fans! Please come out to Tiger Stadium Friday, April 29, at 5 p.m. to see the Powder Puff Football game.  Watch the girls mix it up on the gridiron and the boys cheer them on from the sidelines. More...

FFA forestry team places in Career Development Event

The Washington-Wilkes FFA Forestry Team took fourth place in the Area 2 FFA Forestry Career Development Event at Whitehall Forest in Athens on April 12. More...

Sports

Quarterez Williams signs to play ball at Garden City Community College

Washington-Wilkes Tiger defensive lineman Quarterez “Two Cat” Williams has signed a letter of intent to play football at Garden City Community College in Garden City, Kansas.  More...

#42 opened many MLB opportunities

BASEBALL’S BEST

“I am not concerned with your liking or disliking me...all I ask is that you respect me as a human being.” – Jackie Robinson   More...

Personalities

Courtney Ludlow and Justin Guin united in marriage March 26 at Ebenezer Baptist

Courtney Ludlow of Niceville, Florida, and Justin Guin of Rayle exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful double-ring ceremony Saturday, March 26, at four o’clock in the afternoon at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Washington. Rev. More...

Kelli Tillman guest of honor at baby shower on April 16

Hummingbird Hill, home of Kay and Pug Nelms in Logan Woods, was the scene of a baby shower honoring Kelli Tillman of Washington on Saturday afternoon, April 16, given by Mrs. More...

New Beginnings

Sadie Lynn Canup Samantha and Van Canup of Washington announce the birth of their daughter, Sadie Lynn, on Sunday, April 10, at Trinity Hospital in Augusta. Sadie weighed 7 lbs. 9 ozs. and was 20 inches long. More...