July 21, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Tourism representatives get hands-on look at Washington

Tourism and Georgia Welcome Center professionals from all over the state visited last week for a close-up look at Washington, including seeing the new historical mural and getting a guided tour by lo More...

Newly placed city dumpsters to be part of new, improved trash pickup

New city trash dumpsters will soon be appearing around the city, part of a new system of trash collection, but they’re not for household use, the city administrator announced.  More...

Vendors, mules should sign up for 36th Mule Day October 8

Planning is already well underway for the 36th annual Mule Day Southern Heritage Festival set for Saturday, October 8, and the call for vendor applications has gone out.  More...

Radio Shack franchise to close, but News-Reporter continues

After some 30 years of service to the Wilkes County community, the Radio Shack portion of Wilkes Publishing Co. is closing, but the newspaper and the printing business will continue without change, owner Sparky Newsome said. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Hummingbirds are back

By now, I guess we all know that the oak tree that was planted on The Square a few weeks ago has died and been taken away. I don’t know yet what the plan for replacing it is. l  More...

Opinions

We may not realize the depth of our children’s fears about the ugliness and hate they see in today’s news

With all the terrorism attacks, attacks on police officers, and ugly political mud-slinging going on right now, I can’t help but wonder what our children are understanding – and misunderstanding – about their world today. More...

Book Review

I Am Malala

Malala is “the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban.” She tells her story in her own words, with the help of a professional writer. It is a moving and gripping story. She was shot in October, 2012.  More...

NFL quarterback’s Judi’s House comforts children in their grief

DENVER – If you follow the sports pages, then you know about Brian Griese, the winner of a national championship at Michigan and an NFL quarterback with a Super Bowl ring, but chances are you don’t know about his charity – perhaps t More...

Obituaries

Zola Jordan Willis

Funeral services for Zola Jordan Willis, 98, were conducted Sunday, July 17, at 2 p.m. at Pole Branch Missionary Baptist Church in Tignall. She entered into rest Wednesday, July 13. Interment was at the church cemetery.  More...

Norman Thompson Echols

Funeral services for Norman Thompson Echols, 77, were held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 15, at the Sardis Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Newsome, Dr. John Mark Carpenter, and Chip Keller officiating. More...

R.L. Johnson

Funeral services for R.L. Johnson, 76, were held Monday, July 18, at 1 p.m. at Living the Word Church of God. Interment followed at Crest Lawn Memorial Park in Atlanta. He entered into rest Sunday, July 10. More...

Personalities

Ashley Amanda Clay and Tanner Michael Smith united in marriage Saturday, June 18 in Macon

Ashley Amanda Clay and Tanner Michael Smith, both of Macon, were united in marriage Saturday, June 18, at six o’clock in the evening at Pierce Chapel at Wesleyan College in Macon. More...

New Beginnings

Emily Charlotte Johnson   Caitlin and Robert Johnson of Brooklet announce the birth of their daughter, Emily Charlotte, on Monday, July 4, at East Georgia Regional Hospital in Statesboro. Emily weighed 7 lbs. 8 ozs. More...

Jackie Gale guest of honor at 90th birthday luncheon

A luncheon to celebrate Jackie Gale’s 90th birthday was hosted by a group of her friends at Talk of the Town in Washington on Monday, July 11.  The festivities began with fellowship and a birthday toast to Mrs. Gale. More...

State funding to be used for road striping, paving on selected Wilkes roads

Wilkes County stands to receive a total of nearly $138,000 from two state agencies for road improvements and in reimbursements of costs spent investigating and cleaning the landfill.  More...

SPLOST sales tax renewal to be on November ballot

In its regular monthly meeting Monday afternoon, the Wilkes County Board of Education passed a resolution to place the renewal of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) on the ballot for the November election.  More...

Chamber Week will reach out to show value of membership

Using a week-long series of events and gatherings in August, the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce will be reaching out to encourage local businesses and organizations to become an active part of the chamber and the business community, thereby gr More...

Two injured in head-on wreck

Washington Fire Rescue and Wilkes EMS personnel transport Frederick A. More...

Costs to county badly out of whack in one-race runoff election Tuesday

Although there’s only one race in Tuesday’s runoff election, and many Wilkes County voters aren’t eligible to vote in it, polls will open across Wilkes County at 7 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, at great expense to the taxpayers.  More...

Boar’s Head is coming to Ingles; promo to benefit Wills Memorial

A special grand opening event at the Washington Ingles Supermarket will celebrate the addition of Boar’s Head meats to the store’s deli and the profits of the day will go to the support of Wills Memorial Hospital.  More...

Firefighters save Metasville Road home

Rayle Electric workers disconnect power to the home of Dennis and Lauri Dehil on Metasville Road Saturday afternoon after a fire started on the inside of the back wall, Assistant Fire Chief Greg Scot More...

News

Georgia law on burial grounds recognized by battlefield assoc.

A comprehensive search for burial sites of Revolutionary War soldiers in the Kettle Creek Battlefield will be undertaken within months. The DNR Historic Preservation Division requires that Georgia law be respected as new burial sites are discovered. More...

Fishing Creek sets 233rd homecoming this Sunday, 11 a.m.

Fishing Creek Baptist Church will have its 233rd homecoming service on Sunday, July 24, at 11 a.m.  Revival services will follow beginning on Monday, July 25, at 8 p.m. and continuing through Friday evening, July 29. Dr. More...

4-H members have more than fun during week-long camp at Wahsega

Thirty Cloverleaf 4-H’ers attended an exciting week of 4-H Summer Camp at Wahsega 4-H Center in Dahlonega. More...

Letters

Appreciates employees’ efforts

TO THE EDITOR:   I just read Sherri Bailey’s letter in yesterday’s “Reporter,” and I agree completely. More...

Sports

BASEBALL’S BEST

Who are your favorite baseball players?

Watching the just-past major league All-Star game a few days ago gives the average fan the opportunity in one game to see all the premier players at one event. More...

Tiger cheerleaders to host camp for kids

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Top sports fans will know the answers to this quiz

1. In 2015, Mike Trout and Prince Fielder became the ninth and 10th players to hit for the career cycle in the All-Star Game. Name four of the first eight to do it.  2. More...

Worship

We become spiritual when we believe

Our mind of the flesh is a carnal mind that is enmity against God and is not subject to the law of God. (verse 7) That is why we say man is born with the nature to sin. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Tignall City Council will meet at City Hall in Tignall on Wednesday, August 10, at 7 p.m.  .  Mount Nebo Baptist Church will celebrate its 145th church anniversary on July 24 at 11 a.m. The guest speaker will be Rev. Dr. More...