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Freedom Fireworks Extravaganza was work of many hands

It takes a lot of heart and soul for a community to put on events as big as the Independence Day Freedom Fireworks Extravaganza Sunday night, and this year it took even more people to put on an even bigger show.  More...

A Tiger letter jacket returns home

Old-time Tiger Bill Clary holds his 1942 Washington-Wilkes Tiger football letter jacket that he donated to the North Alexander School Association’s Tom Nash Memory Room at the school, which is More...

Rock Eagle 4-H Center invites all to come to ‘Back-to-School Bash’

Before your family gets started back with the hustle and bustle of a busy school year, Rock Eagle 4-H Center invites you to make a splash at its Back to School Bash.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Still looking for Miss Julia

Volunteer firefighters are needed in Wilkes County. If anyone is interested, you should contact the fire department at 706-678-7113. Candidates must be 18 years of age and have good moral character. More...

Opinions

I’ve visited 30+ countries all around the world but Pacific island of Yap was the most exotic

A recent conversation about traveling all over the world reminded me of one of the most exotic places I’ve ever visited: the tiny island of Yap in the South Pacific. More...

Book Review

Our Man in Charleston

Maybe because of our unsettled times and fears, a number of books are being published about historical secret agents and espionage. More...

’41 UGA football manager Erle Cocke had the heart of a lion

DAWSON – Hanging out within earshot of the remarkable Dan Magill, Georgia historian and Bulldog promoter for decades, brought about an illuminating exposure to his wit and wisdom and also his countless affiliations with those who had a bent for More...

Obituaries

Johanna L. Crago

A memorial service for Johanna L. Crago, 56, of El Cajon, California, is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, July 16, at First Baptist Church. She passed away Thursday, June 23, at Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, California.  More...

Worship

Through faith we receive spiritual life

Because of the fierce battle we fight with sin every day of our lives, Paul seeks to show us the way to be victorious over sin in our lives.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Mount Nebo Baptist Church will celebrate its 145th church anniversary on July 24 at 11 a.m. The guest speaker will be Rev. Dr. Johnny Lewis of Greene County.  .  More...

Wills Memorial Hospital earns Joint Commission accreditation

Wills Memorial Hospital announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards, which reflects an organization’s commitmen More...

’16 Wilkes Relay is very close to achieving fundraising goals

The 2016 Wilkes County Relay for Life has nearly reached the goal set for this year, organizers announced.  “Our Wilkes County Relay for Life was a wonderful success,” community manager Julie Jay said. More...

Driving under the influence arrests are big in latest roundup of Wilkes County action

Minor violence, driving under the influence, and license woes lead off the most recent roundup of law enforcement activities. More...

Summer songwriters retreat this weekend gives writers chances to perfect their craft

A summer songwriters retreat with three well-known songwriters is planned in Washington the weekend of July 8-10.  More...

Early voting for July 26 runoff starts but only for those few voters eligible

Even as early voting in the July 26 runoff election started Tuesday, there is still some confusion about exactly which Wilkes County voters are allowed to take part in it.  More...

News

Three get academic honors for spring at Ga. Southern

Lauren Chafin and Brannon James of Washington are among 1,340 students at Georgia Southern University recently recognized for excellence in academics on the 2016 Spring Semester President’s List.  To be eligible for the President’s L More...

Valedictorian Tyler Jones receives Kiwanis Club’s annual scholarship

Tyler Jones received one of two annual scholarship grants from the Washington Kiwanis Club. More...

Delayed Enlistment Program allows four to finish school

Jada Brittian, Octavius Cofer, Johnathan Davidson, and Gabriel Mills have joined the United States Army under the Delayed Enlistment Program. More...

Letters

Support for uniforms appreciated

TO THE EDITOR:   The W-W Band Boosters are appreciative of the donations being made to help the Tiger Band purchase new uniforms. We began fundraising in July of 2013 and so far have collected a total of $3,800 in donations.  More...

Sports

W-WPRD hosts first week of Starz Basketball Camp

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Starz Basketball Camp was well-organized for the 6-and-7-year-olds. More...

Annual tourney set July 9-10; Echols could be first to win 5

The 89th playing of what is now the Amos Martin Invitational golf tournament is set for the weekend of July 9-10, at the Washington-Wilkes Country Club. More...

More than 60 years of champions

Tournament winners and scores for the past 53 years, as compiled from The News-Reporter files, are:   More...

Personalities

McNeese is homecoming speaker for Victory Baptist on August 7

Victory Baptist Church will hold its annual homecoming on Sunday, August 7, with Dr. Clay McNeese as guest speaker.  More...

Summer Food Service to provide free meals for kids during July

Meals will be provided to children free of charge thanks to the Bright From the Start – DECAL Summer Food Service program sponsored by the W-W Parks and Recreation Department (W-WPRD) and Family Connection and Communities in Schools of Wilkes C More...

Jennifer Louise Hardy, Michael Joseph Casella united in marriage on June 5 at Surfside Beach

Jennifer Louise Hardy and Michael Joseph Casella of Evans were united in marriage in a beautiful outdoor double-ring ceremony Sunday, June 5, at nine o’clock in the morning at Surfside Beach, S.C. More...