June 29, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Don’t let those blue lights ruin your holiday fun

While the night sky is lit up with fireworks, motorists in Washington Wilkes may find their rearview mirrors lit up with blue lights if they decide to drink and drive. More...

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Opinions

Nothing tougher than a mouse that chases cats; nothing braver than a Christian’s faith

Maybe you heard about the three mice that were sitting around boasting about how tough they were.  “Mousetraps?” Ha!” the first mouse said. More...

From butter churns to baseball bats

GUEST COLUMNIST

As you’d expect, she kept the old churn in the kitchen. I see it vividly, even now. I watched my Grandmother Poland churn butter, a memory that sure seems old-fashioned in this digital age. I have no idea who made that churn. More...

Book Review

Spain in Our Hearts

I f any of us know much about the Spanish Civil war, it’s because of Hemingway’s book For Whom the Bell Tolls and the movie starring Gary Cooper. More...

Obituaries

Hugh Dorsey Wilhite

Funeral services for Hugh Dorsey Wilhite, 79, of W. Church Street in Elberton were held on Sunday, June 25, at 2 o’clock in the Memorial Chapel of Berry Funeral Home with Pastor Frank Owen, Rev. More...

Eva Carol Taylor

A memorial service for Eva Carol Taylor, 71, of Augusta and formerly of Washington, will be held at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Washington, on Wednesday, July 5, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Lou Riker and Rev. Jim Newsome officiating. More...

Worship

We must believe in our salvation

We are told in the Gospel of Luke that God sent his angel, Gabriel, to Galilee to a virgin expoused to a man whose name was Joseph. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Columnist Kip Burke and The Office Cat are both on hiatus for health reasons and may resume at a later date. More...

Fireworks show set Monday

Thousands expected for annual celebration on The Square

The annual Freedom Fireworks Extravaganza is on go for Monday, July 3, on The Square in Washington with special activities set to begin around 5 p.m. and continue through the conclusion of the fireworks show shortly after dark.  More...

Yoga gets day of recognition with free fitness celebration

Washington’s yogis emerged in full-force last Wednesday for International Day of Yoga. More...

News

20th Independence Day parade to begin behind the courthouse

Get your red, white, and blue out and join the Independence Day parade on Tuesday, July 4. The parade will form at Fort Washington Park (behind the courthouse) and begin at 8 a.m. (it will be cool then). More...

CSRA unemployment climbs to 5.4 percent during month

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced today that the unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River Area region in May was 5.4 percent, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 5.1 percent in April. More...

Mount Carmel Baptist’s ‘Faith Run’ sees 74 attend Vacation Bible School

Mt. Carmel Baptist Church held its annual Vacation Bible School using the theme for the week, “The Faith Run – On Course with God.” The scripture theme was taken from Hebrews 12:1. More...

Sports

Annual Amos Martin Invitational set this weekend at Country Club

The 90th playing of what is now the Amos Martin Invitational golf tournament is set for this weekend, July 1-2, at the Washington-Wilkes Country Club. More...

TIGER Notes

As memories of the end of school fade away and the beginning of the new school year is still beyond the horizon, Washington-Wilkes Tigers, their coaches, and the Tiger Club continue to be busy staying in shape and keeping the athletic program in shap More...

More than 60 years of champions

Tournament winners and scores for the past 53 years, as compiled from The News-Reporter files, are: 1955 Richard Nix No score 1956 David Boyd 113 (27h.) 1957 Jon Martin 114 (27h.) 1958 Gene Beard no score 1959 No report 1960 Billy Williford 112 1961 More...

Personalities

Young men of FUMC enjoy camping trip to Helen

Washington First United Methodist Church young men and several fathers enjoyed a camping trip to Unicoi State Park in Helen June 13-15 where they had fun fishing, hiking, camping, cooking their food More...

Belle Williams Volunteer class members gather for luncheon

The Belle Williams Volunteer Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church enjoyed a luncheon and fellowship hosted by Roberta George at George home on Sherwood Drive Tuesday, June 20.  More...

Anna Claire Gunter graduates May 26 from Ga. Military

Anna Claire Gunter graduated cum laude from Georgia Military College in Milledgeville in commencement exercises on Friday, May 26.  More...