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Breakfast starts out Chamber Week

Members of the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce are using a week-long series of events to encourage local businesses and organizations to become active parts of the chamber and the business comm More...

Out-of-town clothes collection boxes almost never benefit Wilkes Co. folks

Another old-clothes donation drop box has appeared in Washington, but none of the charities trying to collect local residents’ old clothes are benefitting folks here in Wilkes County.  More...

4-H team gets shotgun donation

Justin Armour, 4-H Shotgun Team coach, accepts a donation on behalf of the Wilkes County 4-H Shotgun Team from Dave Larson, who generously contributed a Tri-Star 12-gauge camouflage pump-action shotg More...

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The Office Cat

Still looking for ‘live’ news

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivered a speech this past week, remembering the 71st anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in Japan and urging countries with a call for leaders of nations with nuclear weapons to get rid of them and to More...

Opinions

Staring at meteor-filled skies each August is my reminder of the eternal, ageless, timeless

This is one of those times for me to take a deep breath and look at my world from a different point of view.  It’s true, I usually get into an otherworldly frame of mind with the return of the Perseid meteor shower this week, reminding me More...

Book Review

Cotton Tenants

Cotton Tenants began as an assignment by Fortune magazine in 1936. James Agee was a journalist, screenwriter, film critic, and poet.  More...

UGA cartoonist Jack Davis:‘Just a little something for Georgia’

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Obituaries

Barbara Bailey Henderson

Funeral services for Barbara Bailey Henderson, 86, of Washington, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 9, at the Washington First Baptist Church with Rev. Albert Huyck and Rev. Kevin Madden officiating. More...

Richard C. Mills

Richard C. Mills, 72, of Ladson, S.C., peacefully passed away at his home in the arms of his loving wife, Brenda “Moochie” Mills on July 14, 2016, when he went to be with the Heavenly Father.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Send notifications of community events for this column and for the W-W Chamber of Commerce calendar of events to news@wilkespublishing.com and washingtonwilkesevents@gmail.com or drop them off at The News-­Reporter office, 116 W. More...

Washington gets a ‘clean’ audit report; capital investments up, costs are down

The City of Washington was half a million dollars better off at the beginning of 2016 than it was at the beginning of 2015 and its assets exceeded its liabilities by nearly $17 million. More...

Summer camp ends at Booker Center

For the last month, scores of Washington-Wilkes kids have enjoyed activities for their minds and sustenance for their bodies during the annual summer camp organized by the Wilkes County 21st Century More...

School system keeps property taxes at 16.75 millage rate for nine years

In a meeting last week, the Wilkes County Board of Education gave tentative approval to the FY17 school millage rate, keeping the property tax rate at the same 16.75 mills it has had for nine years.  More...

New ladder truck gets first workout as truck’s long reach helps plant fire

The Washington Fire Department has now used the department’s 100- foot ladder truck in an actual fire last week in an industrial setting.  More...

Where in the world is The News-Reporter...

... completing their tour of the lower 48

The Suggses have returned from another summer trip with the grandchildren and The News-Reporter this year completing their tour of all 48 states. More...

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Where in the world is The News-Reporter...

... in the Lone Star State capital

  On the most recent of his travels, Bobby Cleveland took The News-Reporter to the Civil War Memorial at the state capitol of Texas. More...

Savannah River lakes reach drought level, caution urged

The three reservoirs on the Savannah River operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers entered the first drought level last week when the pool elevation at Clark’s Hill (Thurmond) Lake dipped below 326 feet above mean sea level (ft-msl). More...

231st homecoming celebration is this Sun. at Phillips Mill

Phillips Mill Baptist Church will celebrate its 231st homecoming on Sunday, August 14, during the morning worship service. Immediately after the service, a meal will be served in the fellowship hall.  More...

Sports

BASEBALL’S BEST

Who will win the pennant races?

“Just give me 25 guys on the last year of their contract; I’ll win a pennant every year.” – Sparky Anderson, Hall of Fame Cincinnati Reds former manager.   More...

New Georgia hunting regulations guide now available online and in print for 2016-2017

Beginning this month, the 2016- 2017 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is available online and in print, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division has announced.  More...

Washington-Wilkes Tigers 2016 girls softball schedule

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Worship

Spiritual life works for good

Our spiritual life that God gives to us when we believe in Jesus and accept Him to be our Saviour makes it possible for our physical life to be good for us in our daily lives.  Paul says “we come to know that all things work together for g More...

Personalities

Linda and Leon Aycock honored at 50th wedding anniversary barbecue

Linda and Leon Aycock of Tignall were honored with a 50th wedding anniversary barbecue on Saturday, July 23, at Mallorysville Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Tignall.  The meal was hosted and prepared by their children and grandchildren, Canda More...

Alexa Ann Cathcart to marry Daniel Newsome November 12

Alexa Ann Cathcart and Daniel Jumper Newsome of Decatur, together with their families, announce their engagement.  The bride-elect is the daughter of Lauren Cathcart of Plymouth, Massachusetts, and David and Janna Cathcart of Covington. More...

Haley Ward, Jacob Thornton honored at couples shower

Engaged couple Haley Ward of Athens and Jacob Thornton of Siloam were guests of honor at a lawn and garden couples shower on Saturday, July 16, at New Bethel United Methodist Church in Elberton.  More...