November 2, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

After renovation, Toombs house to re-open this month

After months of intensive renovations, the Robert Toombs House Historic Site will re-open the week of November 21, with the exception of Thanksgiving Day, November 23.  More...

Primary, elementary school kids need stuff for making ornaments

The City of Washington is planning to put lights on its new tree in the center of The Square and has asked children in the community to create Christmas ornaments for its decoration.  More...

Podcast featuring W-W Tiger athletes is feature of halftime show each week

Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School Business Communications class has been creating a weekly podcast, “Tiger Talk,” an interview with W-WCHS football players aired at halftime during the live broadcast of Tiger football on Washing More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Booker ’s Chapel Baptist Church will hold the 28th pastoral anniversary of Rev. Dante Smith on Sunday, November 5, at 2:30 p.m. with guest speaker Rev. James McIver of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church of Rayle. The public is invited. More...

Opinions

ACROSS THE SAVANNAH

A fondness for old gas pumps

Something about old gas pumps pleases me. I think of them as elder statesmen, as senior citizens left behind by the rush of time itself. When I see a proud old pump, its dispensing days behind it, I feel a surge of pride tinged by sadness. More...

Rewards and blessings abound for those who faithfully obey the voice of the Lord

As a father neared the gate to the ballpark with his son, it dawned on him that he didn’t have the tickets. “Run home son, and see if I left the tickets there,” the father said. More...

Book Review

Lincoln in the Bardo

Fiction is, of course, a madeup story. But Abraham Lincoln was a real person, and his son Willie really did die when he was only eleven years old. More...

Obituaries

William O. Boyd

Funeral services with full military honors celebrating the life of William O. Boyd, 93, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 4, 2017, at the Church of the Mediator in Washington. Visitation will be at the home at 210 E. More...

Grace Poss Paschall

Funeral services for Grace Poss Paschall, 76, of Demorest, Georgia, were held at 2 p.m. Friday, October 27, 2017, at Rehoboth Baptist Church with Rev. Wayne Wicker officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. More...

Edythe Hester McCall

Graveside services for Edythe Hester McCall, 88, of Washington will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 2, 2017, at Resthaven Cemetery with Pastor Mark Woods officiating. Visitation was held Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Hopkins Funeral Home. More...

Don't Forget

To the Editor

W-WHF enjoys huge success, again, with new Resthaven Revisited

TO THE EDITOR:   This year’s production of Resthaven Revisited was a huge success.  I would like to thank all the actors and extras for making this such a memorable night. More...

Tignall’s Platinum Sportswear gets deal to make Georgia Grown shirts

Georgia Grown’s new line of 100 percent cotton T-shirts was recently unveiled at the 40th annual Sunbelt Ag Expo by the Georgia Department of Agriculture. More...

It’s also a good time to remember to get smoke detectors in order

Daylight Saving Time comes to an end this Sunday, November 5, and the community is reminded to fall back by one hour at 2 a.m.  At the close of DST, Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging Georgians to change the b More...

City’s tax bills may have errors; call City Hall to get corrections

As residents and businesses in the City of Washington received their tax bills last week, some may have been surprised and others may be unaware of the possibility that the amounts of their bills could be wrong.  But not to worry, taxpayers can More...

Burglary, possession of marijuana, DUI head list of arrests this month

Burglary in the first and second degrees, and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute were among the charges filed in arrests made in Wilkes County during October and late September. More...

News

Mora, Chafin attend FCCLA Fall Leadership Rally in Perry

Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School Early Childhood Education teacher Lauren Chafin and student Lykah Mora attended the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Fall Leadership Rally in Perry, October 11.  “It was a More...

Bankston to speak at Veterans Day service on Nov. 11

New Ford Baptist Church and the CSRA Ministerial Alliance will sponsor their annual Veterans Day Worship Service at 7 p. m. on Saturday, November 11, at Third Shiloh’s G.L. Avery Center.  More...

Students learn about careers during Red Ribbon Week

Leading up to Red Ribbon Week, October 23-27, students at Washington Wilkes Primary School studied different careers in lab and Classroom Guidance. More...

Sports

Defense, special team step up to score three times at Warren

Rematch with Tattnall Square Friday is ‘huge’ game for W-W

As might have been expected, last Friday night’s football game at Warren County was a long way from a typical football game and even though the 37-6 win for the Tigers was quite satisfying, the path to that victory was a little weird.  More...

Competition Cheerleaders tops in Class A at Spirit Spectacular

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger Varsity Cheerleaders won first place in Class A and received their best scores of the season at the 2017 War Eagle Spirit Spectacular. More...

BASEBALL’S BEST

Game five was one for the ages

“A World Series trophy is something to behold” ... Willie Stargell, Hall of Fame player and two-time World Series winner. More...

Worship

Danger of no faith without Jesus

The Word of God says “Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterwards it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.” ( verse 11) Through the chasing o More...

Personalities

Sign up now for upcoming ‘Christmas Tree Babies’ edition of News-Reporter

On December 21, The News-Reporter will publish its 44th annual Christmas Tree Babies edition.  More...

Sydney Marie Davis engaged to wed Austin Lucas Hackney Oct. 12, 2019

Heather and Robert (Robby) Davis of Conyers announce the engagement of their daughter, Sydney Marie, to Austin Lucas Hackney, son of Shawn and Jeffrey Hackney of Washington.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Sheryl and Jerry Causey of Oxf More...

DeVos presents program at OLLI@UGA

Retired Army Captain Ed DeVos describes experiences of three fictional servicemen in World War II at the recent OLLI@UGA program. More...