January 5, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Driver suffers only minor injuries when truck overturns

A truck traveling north on Highway 17 ended up overturning in the ditch after hitting the right shoulder of the road, overcorrecting, and toppling over on the opposite side the road on Tuesday, Decem More...

Variety of charges filed in arrests made during month of December

A variety of charges ranging from criminal trespass and aggravated assault to speeding in a highway work zone composed the latest roundup of arrests in Wilkes County during November and December. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Paper still available on The Square

Here it is January 1, 2017 and time to start a new series of Cat items. There is not much live news this week, but it’s coming. l  More...

Opinions

Margie is supporting the weight of us all; please offer her love, a hug, and a prayer

This time last year I wrote to complain that it was so hot and rainy we had to run the air conditioning on Christmas Day, and the rain turned into flooding which wiped out roads across the county.  More...

Book Review

Hag-Seed

“Hag-seed” is an epithet used by Shakespeare instead of a curse word that might be more familiar to modern readers. More...

UGA artist gave of himself for the benefit of others

The flags in Cortona, Italy, were at half-staff last week where the citizens of a hilltop town in Tuscany mourned the passing of an American whom they considered their best friend.  More...

Worship

How to be saved spiritually

(Found in the book of Romans)   Our most important act in life is the first step we take toward spiritual salvation. More...

Personalities

Country cooking fundraiser to help with Wares’ costs

The Christian Service Organization of Fishing Creek Baptist Church will sponsor a country cooking supper on Saturday, January 28, from 6-8 p.m. with all proceeds going to Keith “Fat Baby” Ware. More...

OLLI@UGA will host registration coffee for new sessions January 13

The Washington Chapter of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Georgia (OLLI@ UGA) will introduce its plans for the new sessions at the Winter-Spring Registration Coffee on Friday, January 13, from 2-3:30 p.m. More...

Washington Personal Mention

Julia and Dennis Palmer enjoyed a Christmas Day “Pancake Brunch” at the home of Dona, Jeff, Raleigh, and Jake Hornung in Evans. More...

97-year-old pillar struck down at NASA entrance

A vehicle that appeared to have been traveling north and turned into the parking lot at the Wilkes County Board of Education property on North Alexander Avenue toppled and broke one of the two large brick pillars marking the entrance to the historic More...

Headlines during second half of ’16 show growth, judicial action, thrift

During 2016, The News-Reporter covered the happenings in Wilkes County with stories and pictures of events ranging from charitable fundraisers to tourism to government affairs to law enforcement and even a murder trial. More...

DOT preparing for winter storm

Responding to the potential for the season’s first significant winter weather event, Georgia DOT crews are pretreating all major interstates across middle, east, and north Georgia, spreading a brine mixture. More...

News

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

...enjoying a tropical holiday season

Dennis and Laurie Dehil rang in the New Year with The News-Reporter in St. Lucia in the Caribbean. Pictured above is a view of the town of Soufriere. More...

Tiger wrestlers split in matches, look ahead to area dual tourney

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger wrestling team got one win and one loss in a trio match at Oglethorpe County December 21. More...

New EMV chip cards protect your finances from hackers

Earlier this year, most major financial institutions put into place new debit and credit cards featuring EMV technology. According to the U.S. Payments Forum, 600 million of these cards with embedded chips have been issued to consumers.  More...

Letters

Schools should check responsibility

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Thanks for inspirational service

TO THE EDITOR:   On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I wish to extend congratulations and thanks to longtime Toombs Judicial Circuit Superior Court Chief Judge Roger W. Dunaway Jr. More...

Obituaries

Mary Ollie Willis

A home-going celebration for Mary Ollie Willis, 97, of Rayle will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2017, at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Rayle, at 2 p.m. Interment will be in the church cemetery. More...

Frances M. Kish

Funeral services and interment for Frances M. Kish, 97, will be held in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She died on January 1, 2017, at Wills Memorial Hospital.  More...

Martha Shedd Davis

Funeral services for Martha Shedd Davis, 79, were held Wednesday, December 28, 2016, at 11 a.m. at the Harvest Time Christian Center. She died Thursday evening, December 22, 2016, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Victory Baptist Church Bible Institute will begin its second year on Monday, January 9, at 7 p.m. There is no cost to attend. The three-year program covers all the books of the Bible as well as basic Bible doctrine.  .  More...