May 11, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Trail could bring up to $1 million to Wilkes County

The marker itself – though it is an impressive piece of art – wasn’t the big deal at its dedication ceremony on The Square last Saturday morning. More...

Shriners hospital people are ‘amazing’

Kevin Thornton, a member of the Shriners organization, presented a heartfelt program of support for the 22 Shriners hospitals and their work and care for children. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Never had a credit card

I saw my little eight-year-old friend, Athen Andrews, listed in a cutline for a picture in The News-Reporter but I couldn’t find him in the picture.  More...

Opinions

In the South, Mother’s Day rosebuds tell the story of life’s good times and bad

One of my earliest memories is picking red and white rosebuds with my father early in the morning on Mother’s Day.  More...

Book Review

Lab Girl

Lab Girl is hard to categorize. It’s a memoir, and it’s Jahren’s articulate plea that we notice and care about plant life, while convincing us that a life spent with science is a good life. More...

Hancock’s heroism has roots in his rural experiences

The life and times of John Hancock and most other post- World War II veterans were much like it was for many others of that era.  More...

Obituaries

John William Higginbotham

Graveside services for John William Higginbotham, 85, of Washington, were conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 7, 2017, at the Rehoboth Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends immediately following the service in the sanctuary of the church. More...

Carrie Julia Martin

Carrie Julia Martin, 75, entered into rest Friday, April 28, 2017, at Pruitt Healthcare of Wilkes. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, May 4, 2017, at noon at the Third Shiloh Baptist Mission Rev. G.L. Avery Center. More...

William H. Miller

Funeral services for William H. (Bill) Miller were held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 8, 2017, at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Washington with Father Stephen Lyness officiating. Burial followed at the St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery. More...

Personalities

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month theme is ‘I Can Wait’ in Wilkes Co.

The Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) – Continued Change Initiative, led by the Augusta Partnership for Children (APC), the Richmond County Family Connection, had its April meeting in Washington-­Wilkes on Friday, April 21, at the Church of the M More...

New Beginnings

Anna Kate Batrous

Jena and Joseph Batrous of Camak announce the birth of their daughter, Anna Kate, on Friday, April 14, at University Hospital in Augusta. Anna Kate weighed 6 lbs. 6 ozs. More...

Blood drive set for Thursday, May 18, 2-6 p.m. at FUMC

The Shepeard Community Blood Center will be hosting a blood drive in the Washington-Wilkes community on Thursday, May 18, from 2-6 p.m. More...

Council needs ‘solid numbers’ before it considers funding air conditioining

The question of funding assistance by the City of Washington to put an air conditioning system in the gymnasium at the Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department was given further consideration and council members seemed to indicate that &ldqu More...

Speakers will have rules to follow at meeting about chicken houses

A called meeting of the Wilkes County Planning Commission will be held on Tuesday, May 16, at 5:15 p.m. More...

Cruisers donate for fireworks; Cruise-In set for this Saturday on The Square

Last week, members of the Memory Lane Cruisers made a donation to the W-W Chamber of Commerce in support of the Freedom Fireworks Extravaganza for Independence Day. More...

Brick contribution remembers, honors loved ones

Jan Hodges and family place a brick on the Wills Memorial Hospital memorial walk in memory of Linda D. Parham and in honor of Sharae Parham Stephens. More...

News

Parham,Walton remembered with brick

In memory of Linda D. Parham and Virginia D. Walton, a brick has been placed on the Wills Memorial Hospital memorial walk by Braelyn Stephens, Samuel and Dorothy Walker, and Sharae Parham Stephens. More...

‘Glow Run’ this Fri. at W-WES to fund playground equipment

Washington-Wilkes Elementary School is organizing a “Glow Run” to raise funds for playground equipment at the school. The event will include a one-mile fun run at night, and a “glowing” contest before the run.  More...

Jenkins to be featured speaker at Hilliard Station anniversary

CSM (Retired) Samuel Edward Jenkins will be presenting the rich history of the Hilliard Station Baptist Church during the church’s 128th anniversary Sunday, May 21, at 11:45 a.m.  More...

Letters

To the Editor

O.A. Denard remembered for his love of Washington

TO THE EDITOR:   I was saddened to learn of the recent death of Mr. O.A. Denard. He was a Washington hero.  More...

Sports

Hogan, Jackson, Cullars sign with North Carolina Wesleyan

Three Washington-Wilkes Tigers are headed to play football at North Carolina Wesleyan College this fall, as Quendashious Hogan, Mardrez Jackson, and Quintavian Cullars signed with the college last week.  More...

BASEBALL’S BEST

Turn your radio on for baseball

“In radio, they say, nothing happens until the announcer says it happens.” – Ernie Harwell, Washington, Georgia, native and Baseball Hall of Fame announcer   More...

Get ready for some football!!

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger 2017 spring football game is set for Friday, May 19, at 7 p.m. at Tiger Stadium against the Putnam County Eagles. Admission is $5 plus a canned good. More...

Worship

Faith will finish our salvation of rest

Paul continues to talk about our rest that God wants us to have from the pain that sin brings into our lives. Sin brings pain to the spiritual, physical, and emotional parts of our lives, meaning every part of us.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School Honors Night will be held tonight, Thursday, May 11, at 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Outstanding students in all grades and areas will be recognized.  .  More...