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Scammers posing as GDOT; don’t get caught in their lane

The Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) has received reports from citizens in the state indicating they have been called by an individual claiming to be a DOT employee who threatened to take action against their driver’s license if they More...

Month’s arrests made in Wilkes County include murder, drug, forgery charges

Murder, drug offenses related to methamphetamine, forgery, and aggravated assault were among the more serious charges filed in arrests made in Wilkes County during August and late July. More...

Rainey will seek re-election in District One

Incumbent Washington City Councilman Kimberly Rainey has qualified for re-election to her seat representing District One. She formally announces her candidacy with the following statement. “Greetings Citizens of District One! More...

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ACROSS THE SAVANNAH

Real barbecue is cooked over hickory coals

One day when you’re starving for traditional pit-cooked barbecue make the 58-mile drive to Jackie Hite’s BBQ just off Highway 23 in Leesville, South Carolina. More...

People hurl insults like water balloons but we should ignore, and have respect

A young bride-to-be was talking to her friend about her fiancé.  “He keeps telling everyone he’s going to marry the most beautiful girl in the world,” she said.  “What a shame,” her friend replied. More...

Book Review

The Age of Miracles

Ideas and stories that would once have been science fiction have become reality in our time. The kind of speculation that says, “What if?” has always been a favorite of novelists. More...

Obituaries

David Wynne Randall

Memorial services for David Wynne Randall, 82, of 118 Beaver Dam Road, were held on Monday, August 28, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Newtown Baptist Church in the Newtown Community with Rev. Terry Casper and Rev. Donnie Berry officiating. More...

Robert Travis Jackson

Funeral services for Robert Travis Jackson, 75, of 901 Spring Street were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 29, 2017, at First Baptist Church with Rev. Brian George officiating. Interment followed at the Sardis Baptist Church cemetery. More...

Sara McKee Combs

Funeral services for Sara McKee Combs, 73, of Winder were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, August 27, 2017, at Smyrna United Methodist Church with Rev. Richard Broome officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Worship

Faith begins with God, our Creator

We need to come to this chapter often and linger long that our spiritual faith in God will be birthed and become strong in all areas of our life. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Washington City Council will meet on Monday, September September 11, at The Pope Center beginning at 6 p.m. A work session will precede the meeting at 5:30 p.m. . More...

Setting the trend for the night

Tiger senior Terrell Turner returned a blocked Elbert County field goal and returned it nearly 75 yards (with a little blocking help from Gian Davis) to set up the W-W Tigers’ first touchdown i More...

GEFA loan funding will replace manholes for city’s service to industrial park area

The City of Washington has been awarded a $400,000 Georgia Fund loan by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) board of directors. More...

Beloved teacher remembered for lives touched over 18 years

Grieving and paying tribute to “a woman who was full of life and laughter,” all of Washington-Wilkes Middle School and much of Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School gathered for a memorial service honoring “our beloved Tabitha More...

Congressman Hice will visit Taliaferro for coffee today

On Thursday, August 31, Congressman Jody Hice will host “Coffee with Your Congressman” at the Taliaferro County Farm Bureau. Residents from Taliaferro County and the surrounding area are invited to stop by the event from 8-9 a.m. More...

Pitts announces candidacy for City Council

A newcomer to Washington politics, Lance A. Pitts, has qualified for election to a seat representing District Two. He formally announces his candidacy with the following statement.  “To the Citizens of the City of Washington:  More...

News

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

... seeing the sights, and old friends

Geila, Amanda, and Garvin Aycock, along with Charlie and Betsy Wagner and The News-Reporter were on the train from Venice to Rome. “We had spent three nights in Venice and were getting off the train in Orvieto to go to Geila’s villa. More...

Fall Cruise-In is set for September 9 on The Square, 5-8 p.m.

Visitors admire hot rods, classics, antiques and even tractors and motorcycles at the twice-a-year cruise-in and even more will be featured at the Memory Lane Cruisers Fall Cruise-In Saturday, Septem More...

CSRA unemployment rises again during July

The unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) region rose to 5.9 percent in July.  The rate is up two-tenths of a percentage point from 5.7 percent in June. In July 2016, the rate was 6.8 percent.  More...

Letters

To the Editor

Thanks for help in recent blood drive; next one is on Nov. 16

TO THE EDITOR:   More...

Sports

Tigers open season with impressive win over Elbert

It’s virtually impossible to choose the most exciting aspect of last Friday’s season opening win over the Elbert County Blue Devils. More...

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Personalities

Brandts enjoy 50th anniversary cruise; party set for September 24

Doug and Tina Brandt of Bentonville, Arkansas, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on September 24.  More...

Madeline Lee Reeves to marry Greg Callaway on October 21

Liz Spooner of Rayle and Donna and Lee Reeves of Millen announce the engagement of their daughter, Madeline Lee Reeves of Washington, to Greg Callaway, son of Tonya and Brian Callaway, also of Washington.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of More...

Kaitlin Elizabeth Haughey weds Nicholas Charles Carden August 5

Kaitlin Elizabeth Haughey and Nicholas Charles Carden of Naples, Florida, exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful double-ring ceremony on Saturday, August 5, at five o’clock in the afternoon at St. Luke’s Chapel in Charleston, S.C. More...