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Dozens plan to ‘Love Washington’ next Saturday

On Saturday, September 16, a “Kindness Explosion” is coming to Washington. You can expect to see people all over town doing “acts of kindness.”  More...

Airport open house next Thursday will showcase facilities, operations

Next Thursday, September 14, from 6-8 p.m., the Washington-Wilkes Airport will be the site of an open house to which the public is invited. The whole event is designed to familiarize the public with the facilities and operations of the airport. More...

Armour will seek re-election in District Two

Incumbent Washington City Councilman Robert “PeeWee” Armour has qualified for re-election to his seat representing District Two. He formally announces her candidacy with the following statement.  “Dear Washingtonians,  More...

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ACROSS THE SAVANNAH

The South of old is still out there

I love stories about someone who finds a painting in an attic only to discover an old master’s work hides beneath the surface. Remove the top layer and there it is, a masterpiece. I write a lot of travel pieces. More...

Maybe some of those persnickety people just need a good dose of worm medicine

An old hunter had taken his tattered hound to the vet for a checkup. As they sat among the well-groomed house dogs waiting their turn in the exam room, a woman holding a poodle in her lap sneered at the old gentleman. More...

Book Review

The Ariadne Objective

We like stories about heroes – well, if they are our heroes. World War II has supplied many such stories. More...

Obituaries

Mary Alma Price Thurmond

Memorial services to celebrate the life of Mary Alma Price Thurmond, 73, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 9, 2017, at Tignall Baptist Church with Rev. Adam Denny officiating. More...

Donald A. Wheatley Jr.

A celebration of the life of Donald A. “Don” Wheatley Jr., 46, was held at 11 a.m. Friday, September 1, 2017, in Hillside Memorial Chapel of Clarkesville, Georgia, with Rev. Jamie Harvey officiating. More...

Dianne Lorraine DuBose

Funeral services for Dianne Lorraine DuBose were conducted Saturday, September 2, 2017, at 1 p.m. at Springfield Baptist Church. Interment followed in City West Cemetery. She died Sunday, August 27, 2017, at her residence.  More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Henry Daniel Marlatt

Taylor and Daniel Marlatt of Taylors, S.C., announce the birth of their son, Henry Daniel, on Thursday, August 31, at St. Frances Hospital in Greenville, S.C. Henry weighed 7 lbs. 14 ozs. More...

Jennifer Hendrix is recipient of 2017 Nettles-Dillard award

Jennifer Hendrix has been named as the recipient of the Woman’s Club Nettles-Dillard Scholarship for 2017 for her continuing education in the field of Medical Finance.  More...

Misty Odessa Johnson weds Daniel Joe Biles on August 5

Misty Odessa Johnson and Daniel Joe Biles of Lincolnton were united in marriage Saturday, August 5, at six o’clock in the afternoon at Lincolnton Historical Park in Lincolnton. Rev. More...

Local efforts help Texans who have ‘lost so much’

On August 29, a little more than a week ago, Amanda Dyson Robb issued a call for help because a new friend in Texas had reached out to her, having been directly affected by Hurricane Harvey. More...

First W-WPS 5K Color Run will raise playground funding

The Washington-Wilkes Primary School PTG will host its first-ever Tiger 5K Color Run this Saturday, September 9, in an effort to raise funds for a new playground.  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, Septe More...

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

... by land, air, and sea in Alaska and the Yukon

Al and Sharlene Zima showed The News-Reporter to their tour guide on their recent journey to the country’s 49th state. More...

Smyrna UMC will host revival Sun.-Wed.

Smyrna United Methodist Church will host its annual revival September 10-13 at 7 p.m. with guest pastor Rev. Calvin Ward.  More...

News

Rotary welcomes new member

Amethyst D. Wynn (center) was welcomed as a new member of the Washington Rotary Club following a brief induction ceremony conducted by club president Terry Boswell (right). More...

Sheriff tells of duties, responsibilities

Sheriff Mark More recounted his involvement with law enforcement for the Washington Rotary Club, stating that he started in the field in 1974. More...

Toombs House could reopen Sept. or Oct. following renovations

Renovations continue at the Robert Toombs House Historic Site with the second and third phases of renovations scheduled to begin during this first week of September.  Included are repairs to the entablature and porch, as well as the interior pla More...

Sports

Tigers sputter on offense, lose focus against Spartans

If the previous week’s solid win over Elbert County was something of a surprise, last Friday’s 20-0 loss to West Hall was even more of a surprise as the cohesive, determined, and no-penalty Tigers fell apart, lost focus, and got sloppy.&n More...

Stay on your side at football games; gates to be locked

W-W Tiger fans are going to find at least one big surprise at Tiger Stadium this Friday at the 2017 season opener. There won’t be any visiting between sides of the field once the game starts.  More...

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Worship

The meaning of ‘spiritual faith’

“Spiritual Faith” is the substance of everything that pertains to God. The opposite of that is world proof, which is all that pertains to mankind by his own endeavors.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Lincoln-Wilkes Retired Educators Association (LWREA) will meet Thursday, September 14, at 11 a.m. at the Mary Willis Library. All retired educators and friends of education are invited to support LWREA.  .  More...