February 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

STARs Burriss and Keiser to be honored at Chamber breakfast

W-WCHS senior Thomas Burriss has been named the 2017 STAR Student for Wilkes County and he has chosen his AP Government teacher Don Keiser as his STAR Teacher.  The pair will be honored at the annual Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce STAR St More...

‘In God We Trust’ will be on council table after disagreement on action taken in Jan.

A difference of understanding over action taken at the January meeting of the Washington City Council resulted in further contention between the members concerning entryway signs and a previously unmentioned plaque for the front of the council’ More...

February Wilkes County Grand Jury returns indictments in over 30 cases

The February session of the ­Wilkes County Grand Jury returned indictments on some 32 individuals and issued no bills in seven cases. The following individuals were indicted. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

One-act plays coming up

Have you ever seen more beautiful weather than we have had this January and February, 2017? If we didn’t have the wind blowing so fiercely most of the time, it would be perfect. More...

Opinions

Dad saw the birth of radio, and of computers; my brother served his country with distinction

It’s been 40 years ago this week since my dad, Charles Clayton Burke died on St. Valentine’s Day, and 15 years since the day my big brother, Charles Clayton Burke Jr., died of pancreatic cancer after a long struggle. More...

Book Review

Best. State. Ever.

Dave Barry is funny – funny/ witty, not funny/peculiar. (At least I assume he is not funny/peculiar. More...

America’s most unique city is where waiters can make $100,000

NEW ORLEANS – The Crescent City literally drips with tradition and age – like Savannah and Charleston, but on a larger scale. More...

Obituaries

Sara Elizabeth Davis

Funeral services for Sara Elizabeth Davis, “Granny,” 109, will be held at the Washimgton Seventh Day Adventist Church on Sunday, February 19, at 11 a.m.  Granny was born on June 8, 1908, and passed away peacefully at home on February More...

Grace Eloise Moss Moone

Graveside services for Grace Eloise Moss Moone, 96, of Hapeville, Georgia, were held Friday, February 10, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Friendship Baptist Church in Tignall with Rev. Ficklen Guin officiating. She died peacefully on February 7, 2017.  More...

June Denard Baston

Memorial services for June Denard Baston, 74, of Cloverhurst Drive in Washington, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at the Washington First United Methodist Church with Rev. Thomas Hall officiating. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Trinity Baptist Church will celebrate its pastor, H. M. Easley’s anniversary on Sunday, March 5, at 11 a.m. with guest speaker Pastor George Edwards of Thankful Baptist Church. Dinner will be served.  .  More...

Breaking News - 2/21/2017 4:35 PM

Have you noticed any water out of place?

The City of Washington is suspicious that there is a water leak somewhere because of difficulties "keeping up with water." Anyone who notices water where it should not be is urged to call City Hall (706-678-3277) and report it.   More...

Chicken house moratorium extended; county gets set for solar farm inquiries

The moratorium on granting permits for chicken houses in Wilkes County is now extended in both time and scope. More...

Revolutionary Days celebrates 238th anniversary

The streets of Washington were once again converged upon by leather-clad militia men and formally dressed soldiers in celebration of the 238th anniversary of the Battle of Kettle Creek last weekend for the annual Revolutionary Days. More...

Former chief can’t get assistance even after serving 29 years

Former Chief of Police Mike Davis, who served the City of Washington for 12 years, is in current need of community support, as he is facing almost immediate expulsion from the care facility where he currently resides and receives treatment for his fr More...

News

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

... in the Caribbean Islands

The News-Reporter went with Silas Smith, Stacy Smith Woods, George Smith, and Fannie Mae Mahoney (all citizens of Rayle) on a cruise to St. Maarten and Puerto Rico. More...

Kiwanis Talent Showcase set for March 17 at W-WES at 7

The 35th annual Kiwanis Art and Talent Showcase will be held on Friday, March 17, at 7 p.m. in the Washington-Wilkes Elementary School cafeteria. The art entry deadline is March 7 at 10 a.m. More...

It’s showtime at the Washington Little Theater February 24-26

The Washington Little Theater will present two one-act plays the last weekend in February. More...

Sports

4-H B.B.Team competes in Elbert County Border Bash

Thirteen 4-H Project S.A.F.E. B.B. Team members participated in the Elbert County Border Bash practice match and was awarded the trophy for third place overall. More...

Doubilet, Brock, Rodriguez compete at state to end 2017 wrestling season

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger wrestlers competed in a traditional area tournament at GMC in Milledgeville late last month. The tournament was the first three stages to compete for an individual state championship, according to Coach Tommy Saggus. More...

Happenings at W-WPRD

Family Fun Day at the W-W Parks and Recreation Department will be held Saturday, February 25, at 10 a.m.  “We are planning a fun day with our basketball participants and their family members who are interested in playing a friendly game of More...

Worship

Jesus is the minister to all mankind

We who have accepted Jesus to be our Saviour must realize that He is the minister to the believer and the nonbeliever because He is the Saviour of the whole world even though the whole world has not yet accepted Him. More...

Personalities

Ellenor Marie Brown to marry Hunter Kelly Rogers on May 20

Cheryl and Glenn Brown of Genoa, Illinois, announce the engagement of their daughter, Ellenor Marie, to Hunter Kelly Rogers, son of Pauline and Adam Rogers, also of Genoa.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Barbara and Tom Janicak of Hamps More...

New Beginnings

Jaxson Banks Ware

Maegen and Blake Ware of Thomson announce the birth of their son, Jaxson Banks, on Tuesday, February 7, at Augusta University Medical Center in Augusta. Jaxson weighed 7 lbs. 13 ozs. and was 20 inches long. More...

Ladies of Reynolds Circle gather Feb. 7 for monthly meeting

The Reynolds Circle of Washington Presbyterian Church Women met on Tuesday afternoon, February 7, in the manse.  The hostess, Nita Latimer, served strawberries-in-the snow trifle with chocolate-covered cherries and cranberries, also, Russian tea More...