September 8, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

With fall in the air, events both big and small are planned

This week’s first taste of cool weather tells us that fall is just around the corner, and all the big events of the season are coming up soon.  More...

Georgia Southern student injured in Sunday morning wreck

Wilkes EMS and Washington Rescue personnel help treat and secure Luis Alberto Aponte III, 19, after he was ejected from his SUV Sunday morning on the Lexington Road near Barnett Angus Farms. More...

Funeral home will honor all law enforcement with display of blue lights through September

Washington’s Hopkins Funeral Home will be lit up in blue lights in honor of, and in support of, local law enforcement.  “We’re doing this to show our support of our local law enforcement, not only for the protection they provid More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Stained glass windows are beautiful

As most of us know by now, having been reminded by family and friends, we should behave ourselves when we go out of town because it’s almost for sure that we will meet someone who knows about Washington Wilkes and many of its people. More...

Opinions

I was sold on having a career in the U.S. Navy by being served unlimited cold chocolate milk

A fellow former sailor once asked me why I chose to join the Navy rather than one of the other fine armed forces. After thinking about it, I realized it came down to chocolate milk and cool hair.  More...

Book Review

A Tough Little Patch of History

The title comes from a journalist’s reference to the home of Margaret Mitchell after it was spared from destruction by fire. More...

I can’t get enough of Charleston, and especially McClellanville

McCLELLANVILLE, S.C. – A brief sojourn into South Carolina’s low country offers much. If you should make a list, you begin with hospitality, charm, and history. You’ll find that everywhere. More...

Worship

The downfall of Mankind

Because Adam and Eve listened to the devil and ate of the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden, we are all born with the desire of the flesh to commit sin against God, ourselves, our fel low humans, and the world where we live our lives.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 8, at the ­Wilkes County courthouse. A work session in the chairman’s office will be held immediately prior beginning at 4:30 p.m.  .  More...

Renovation begins to transform unused prison to juvenile facilty

The first steps in the transformation of the former Georgia Pre-Release Center just south of Washington have begun with the erection of new fencing, a process that will lead eventually to the facility’s opening by the Department of Juvenile Jus More...

Officials study storm’s passage but saw no danger to students

As the remnants of Hurricane Hermine slowly worked its way up toward the Central Savannah River Area, Wilkes County officials were watching carefully to judge the storm’s possible effects on our area, they said, especially the effects on childr More...

New W-W display welcomes visitors

A new display featuring the historic sights of Washington-Wilkes went up over Labor Day weekend in the Interstate 20 Augusta/South Carolina Welcome Center. More...

Dumpsters moved from airport

The six community dumpsters formerly located near the runway of the Washington-Wilkes Airport on Highway 78 at Newtown Road have been relocated due to FAA requirements.  More...

News

Blood donors urgently needed

Kevin Belanger (right), CEO of Shepeard Community Blood Center in Augusta, explained that he believes “the lines have crossed” and there is now more demand for blood than there is in supp More...

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

... advance look at fall scenery

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Watson-Brown seeking teens to fill spots on Junior Board

Teenagers, philanthropy, and historic preservation – What?!  The Watson-Brown Foundation is looking for high school students interested in preserving history and helping the communities of the CSRA by serving on its Junior Board. More...

Sports

Tigers fall 0-7, will face Jefferson next

The W-W Tigers suffered a disappointing loss 0-10 to AAAA West Hall last Friday when the defense seemed to have made considerable improvement while the offense struggled again with exchanges and execution.  More...

Archery deer season opens this Saturday; kills must be reported on Ga. Game Check

Archers will get the first opportunity at bringing home a deer beginning this Saturday, September 10, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. More...

BASEBALL’S BEST

Shoebox or cigar box ... what’s in it?

“I knew my baseball career was over. In 1965 my baseball card came out with no picture.” – Bob Uecker, former Atlanta Braves Catcher More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Harry Cleveland Gordon   Paige and Daniel Gordon of Savannah announce the birth of their son, Harry Cleveland, on Thursday, September 1, at Candler Hospital in Savannah. Harry weighed 6 lbs. 14 ozs. and was 21 inches long. More...

Linda and Jim Griggs celebrate 50th wedding anniversary with Alaskan trip

Linda and Jim Griggs celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on a recent trip to Alaska. The couple was married August 28, 1966, in Cumming. More...

OLLI@UGA hosting membership tea next Friday, September 16

The Washington affiliate of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) @ UGA will begin its new season with a membership tea Friday, September 16, from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Parish House of the Episcopal Church of the Mediator.  More...