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Lamppost dedicated in Gartrell’s memory

One of the few remaining lampposts in downtown Washington was dedicated in memory of Henry “Pete” Gartrell last Friday morning in a brief ceremony on the corner outside the offices of the W-W Chamber of Commerce, where Gartrell was servin More...

Chamber members exhibit their wares

At one of the featured events of “Chamber Week,” members of the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce created imaginative and delectable displays to show off what they have to offer for s More...

Kemp is first-time exhibitor for upcoming 37th Mule Day

Teresa R. Kemp, a fifth-generation quilter, abolitionist, and historian will be bringing part of her Underground Railroad Quilts Collection to the 37th annual Mule Day festival at Callaway Plantation set for Saturday, October 14.  More...

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A Sunday drive into the past

Used to be customary for folks to take Sunday drives. I don’t think people today tend to do that as much as the older folks did but they should. It’s enjoyable and revealing. More...

Do you send your grass out to be mowed; put your Christianity on full porch display?

Two good ol’ boys were sitting on the front porch lazily passing the day when a big truck hauling sod passed by.  “I’m gonna do that if I ever get rich,” one said.  “Do what?” his buddy asked.  &ldqu More...

Book Review

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

I was an English major. My closest encounter with astronomy or physics was to learn which star constellation was which. However, I have seen Neil deGrasse Tyson on TV and understood (for the moment) what he was talking about. More...

Obituaries

Olga Marie Everett

Funeral Services for Olga Marie Everett, 85, of Biloxi, Mississippi, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 16, 2017 in the McDonald Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Harold Manning officiating. More...

Carolyn Brown

Funeral services for Carolyn “Cadillac” Brown, 63, were conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 7, 2017, at Cherry Grove Baptist Church. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

William Marks Towles 111

A memorial service for William Marks “Will” Towles III, 40, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 24, 2017, at Friendship Presbyterian Church with Rev. Tara W. Bulger officiating. He died Thursday, September 21, 2017.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The First Baptist Church of Washington will host the fifth annual Jason Chapman 5K Run/ Walk on Saturday, October 14, beginning at 8 a.m. Register in the church office or online at fbcwashingtonga.org.  .  More...

Special pre-game ceremony planned

The 1955 W-W Tigers, specifically Fred Young, and other Tigers of the 1050's will be honored just prior to this Friday’s football game between arch rivals Washington-Wilkes and the Lincoln County Red Devils. More...

New insurance plan for employees could save the city almost $250,000

Washington City Council members approved a change in its health insurance plan for employees which promises to save the city almost $250,000 in costs for the coming insurance year which will begin on November 1.  More...

Enrollment growth continues through five straight semesters at Athens Tech

Athens Technical College (ATC), for the fifth consecutive semester, has seen an enrollment increase. According to the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) data center, ATC experienced growth when comparing fall 2016 and fall 2017. More...

Jason Chapman 5k will host fifth running at FBC

The fifth annual Jason Chapman 5k run/walk event will be held Saturday, October 4, beginning at 8 a.m. The First Baptist Church of Washington is the sponsor and the start/ finish line will be on Robert Toombs Avenue in front of the church.  More...

News

First GRSP student from Africa describes country to Rotarians

Aaron Bezuidenhout, the Washington Rotary Club’s GRSP (Georgia Rotary Student Program) student, presented the first of his programs to the local club, raising its meager awareness of Zimbabwe immensely.  More...

CORRECTION

In the September 14 News-Reporter story headlined “Emergency agencies in several counties join forces to send supplies to rescuers,” it was incorrectly reported that Jefferson County was a participant in that effort.  More...

Quilt to be awarded at Tignall festival

This is the beautiful quilt that will be given away at the “I’d Rather Be In Tignall” Fall Festival on Saturday, November 11. More...

Sports

Turnovers, penalties plague Tigers, need correction

Just seven shy of 400 yards of total offense, no punts, and 19 first downs and you win the football game – right? Nope, not this time. More...

Notice to Tiger Stadium reserved ticket holders

At Friday night football games, please have your ticket ready when entering the reserved section. More...

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We must live our lives by faith

The most important part of our lives is this: coming to the place that we see ourselves to be sinners in need of a Saviour who can change our hearts, minds, and beliefs about who we are, where we are going, and what we must do.  More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Joshua Craig Lampe

Danielle and Jared Lampe of Honolulu, Hawaii, formerly of Washington, announce the birth of their son, Joshua Craig, on Monday, August 28, at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu. Joshua weighed 7 lbs. 12 ozs. and was 21.75 inches long. More...

Addie Armour enjoys Mermaid Lagoon party for sixth birthday

Addie Elizabeth Armour, daughter of Audra and Justin Armour, celebrated her sixth birthday with a “Mermaid Lagoon” theme party on Saturday, September 9, by the pool at the home of her great-uncle and aunt, Lyn and Debra Armour.  Addi More...

Young at Heart members enjoy fellowship at home of Dot Huff

Dot Huff entertained members of the Young at Heart of First United Methodist Church at her home on Sims Street on Thursday evening, September 21.  More...