December 22, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Bill Doupé takes the oath of office as first new Toombs DA in 32 years

After enjoying 32 years of “consistent and dedicated” service from its current DA, the Toombs Judicial Circuit saw the swearing-in of a new District Attorney – Bill Doupé – who was honored at a ceremony held at the McDuffie Co More...

Newby and Lance serve 100 years, receive recognition from Lions Club

Two Washington Lions Club members were recognized for a century of service as members of Lions Club International by Second Vice District Governor Dede De’Marks of the Covington, Georgia, Lions Club who spoke at the local club meeting earlier t More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

How many service stations do you remember?

Three more days after this issue of The News-Reporter reaches you in the mail or in the street boxes or stores, it will be Christmas Day – the day we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the lord of our life.  More...

Opinions

Even grenades, bazookas, machine guns seem frivolous and childish this Christmas

This was always a worrisome time of year when I was a kid, and now it’s worrisome for a different reason. More...

Book Review

Vinegar Girl

Hogarth Publishing is bringing out modern versions of some of Shakespeare’s plays. Vinegar Girl is the third book in the project. More...

Not much talk about John Huey when the Bulldogs are on his mind

CHARLESTON, S.C. – There was nearly an impasse in my lunch conversation with John Huey, a Georgia graduate who rose to the lofty media position of Editor in-Chief of Time-Life. More...

Obituaries

Mable Moore Edwards

Funeral services for Mable Moore Edwards, 90, of Walnut Street were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, December 17, 2016, at the Hopkins Funeral Home Chapel. She died Wednesday, December 14, at Wills Memorial Hospital.  More...

Maggie Sherrer Buff

Funeral services for Maggie Sherrer Buff, 86, of Bartram Trace Road were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 18, 2016, at Hopkins Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Newsome officiating. She died Friday morning, December 16, at Wills Memorial Hospital.  More...

Joseph Alexander David lll

Graveside services for Joseph Alexander “Joe” David III, 74, of Cairo, formerly of Washington, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, December 23, 2016, at Resthaven Cemetery. Mr. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Heard’s Chapel Baptist Church youth will celebrate Black History on February 19, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. . Springfield Baptist Church will hold its Christmas services on Christmas Eve at 6 p.m. . More...

Blessings at Christmas time

This Sunday, Christmas Day, we will celebrate the birth of Jesus. Never mind the getting of gifts, the food, the parties, or even Santa Claus – and never mind our selves. Jesus taught us by story and example how to be the servant of all. More...

Wilkes schools ‘did very well’ on index; system discussing Telehealth possibilities

The hard work of students and teachers alike has paid off as the ­Wilkes County school system reported improvements on this year’s College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI), which was the highlight of discussion at the regular December More...

Toys for Tots mounting up for distribution

Bags and bags of new toys are accumulating as EMA Director Blake Thompson (left) and GSP Trooper Delston Branch prepare to distribute them to more than 170 deserving Wilkes County children this Chris More...

21st Century OST registration for second semester set Jan. 3

Slots are available for Wilkes County students in grades 5-12 in the Out-of-School Time (OST) program for the second semester of school, according to 21st Century Program Director Lillian R. Andrews-Booker.  More...

Reindeer cleared for landing by Ga. Dept. of Agriculture

Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary W. More...

News

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

... at the seat of Georgia’s government

The W-WMS Student Council, and The News-Reporter, enjoyed a day away from school on Friday, December 9, when they visited the Georgia State Capitol building to learn about state government. More...

Donors needed now for all blood types to meet constant need

As freezing temperatures and harsh weather grip much of the nation, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood or platelets to help meet the constant need for blood this winter.  More...

$50 gift card awarded

Cassie White, a junior at W-WCHS was awarded a $50 VISA gift card after being entered through the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Program by lead teacher LaVonda P. Tanner. More...

Sports

Wrestlers compete well in recent meets; teams traveling to Oglethorpe this week

The W-WCHS Tiger wrestling team had a busy week last week starting with a trip to Grovetown on December 13 for a trio dual meet. The Tigers finished the night with wins over Evans and Josey and their only loss was against Grovetown.   More...

Happenings at W-WPRD

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department will hos a breakfast meeting for basketball players and parents to discuss youth basketball this Saturday, December 17, at 9 a.m.Those interested are invited to come out and meet the new director, More...

Young folks can play supervised basketball during winter break

Young people of the community are invited to play basketball at the Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation gymnasium during the Wilkes County schools’ winter break now through Monday, January 2.  “This will be supervised basketball, More...

Worship

God’s greatest promise fulfilled

After Adam and Eve fell under the spell of Satan in the Garden of Eden, God made a pledge to mankind: He promised to provide a way of salvation from the bondage of sin. More...

Personalities

Laurel Bailey Echols to marry Joshua Daniel Sawyer May 20

Chris and Amy Echols of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Laurel Bailey, to Joshua Daniel Sawyer of Brewton, Alabama, son of Cyndi Baggett of Brewton and John Sawyer of Evergreen, Alabama.  More...

Woman's Club members treated to Christmas music at meeting

Members and guests of the Woman’s Club enjoyed a wonderful program of Christmas music at their meeting Monday, December 12, at the clubhouse.  More...

Hopkins home is scene of annual White Elephant party December 17

Rosemary Hopkins entertained a host of friends at her annual White Elephant party Saturday evening, December 17, at her home on East Robert Toombs Avenue.  More...