November 9, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

SALUTING Our Veterans

Special ceremony will be held on The Square this Friday

At 11 a.m. on Friday, November 10, the Washington-Wilkes community will come together for a solemn observance of Veterans Day on The Square. More...

After setting record in deficiency-free surveys, PruittHealth Washington earns five-star rating

PruittHealth – Washington has again been honored for “proving its commitment to an ongoing and concentrated focus on patient-centered quality service delivery.” The facility not only has three consecutive deficiency-free annual surv More...

Time to start planning, get tickets for Christmas Tour slated Dec. 8-9

Locals and visitors alike are once again invited to take a step back in time, and view a menagerie of antebellum, Victorian, and even turn-of-the-century-style homes, as the Christmas Tour of Homes is fast approaching in Washington.  Set for the More...

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ACROSS THE SAVANNAH

Saving Trinity: the decades astonish and steal

(Author’s Note: This three-part story portrays a church in danger of collapsing and the people who love it. France’s Gothic cathedrals inspired architect George Walker’s design for Abbeville’s Trinity Episcopal Church.  More...

A trip to the outhouse ends with a dip in the well: ask the king for help

The late woodsman Harvey Carr told about his city slicker friend who came to visit him one night at his home in the upper Adirondacks.  After a while, the city slicker needed to use the restroom. More...

Book Review

Blood in the Water

Blood in the Water is as harrowing as the title suggests. It is about “The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy.” Those of us of a “certain age” may remember it in a vague way as a few days of dread and fear.  More...

Obituaries

Wilda Myrtle Smith Boatwright

Funeral services for Wilda Myrtle Smith Boatwright, 99, of Rayle were held at 4 p.m. Saturday, November 4, 2017, at Sardis Baptist Church with Rev. James Bowen officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. More...

Collie Will Hurley

Funeral services for Collie Will Hurley were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 4, 2017, at Jackson Chapel A.M.E. Church. Interment followed in the Mount Pleasant A.M.E. Church cemetery in Washington. More...

Winnifred Rousey Gunter

A memorial service for Winnifred Rousey Gunter, 97, of Fort Valley, Georgia, was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 4, at The Church of Christ in Byron, Georgia. A private burial followed at Anderson National Cemetery. More...

Worship

The joy of faith at the end of life

When we come to our years of old age in our physical life, many changes take place. Some are physical and some are spiritual, but they are linked together as never before in our lives on this earth.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The new hours for the Stephen’s House Food Pantry are from 9 a.m.-noon on the third Saturday of each month.  .  The Flint Hill Baptist Church choirs of Robert Maddox will hold an appreciation of him on Sunday, December 3, at 11:45 a. More...

Tutt and Armour win easily but Cullars unseats Rainey

Voters in the Washington City Council election held Tuesday resoundingly endorsed two of three incumbents as both Marion Tutt and Robert “Peewee” Armour retained their seats easily. More...

Wills Memorial Hospital considers referendum for guidance in deciding tax increase question

Wills Memorial Hospital may soon ask the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners to call for a referendum which would ask voters whether they would support an additional three mills of tax to provide an annual subsidy of about $1 million for the hospita More...

City receives $4,800 grant for safety equipment

The Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) has announced that the City of Washington received a Safety Grant check in the amount of $4,800 to be used to purchase SCBA masks, rescue racks, life safety rope, prusik cords, carabiners, and prusik minding pu More...

Murder, manslaughter sentences pronounced in court proceedings

During a busy day of Superior Court proceedings last Friday, two cases were adjudicated and sentences pronounced, according to District Attorney Bill Doupé, as follows.  More...

‘I’d Rather Be in Tignall’ Fall Festival starts at 10 a.m. this coming Saturday

Those in the greater Wilkes County area and beyond are invited to attend the 17th annual “I’d Rather be in Tignall” Fall Festival slated for Saturday, November 11, beginning at 10 a.m. on the old school grounds.  More...

Air-conditioning for the Gray House is most recent W-WHF contribution

The Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation recently donated a new air conditioning unit to the Gray House at Callaway Plantation. More...

News

W-WSAR inducts Jason Echols under lineage to John Colley

Jason Echols was inducted in to the Washington-Wilkes Chapter Sons of the American Revolution at the organization’s meeting in October under his lineage to Revolutionary War Patriot John Colley. More...

Employment increases in CSRA; jobless rate down in September

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today the unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) fell in September as the number of employed residents increased and unemployment claims declined.  The September unemployment rate, 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...

Letters

Beautification efforts are continuing in 2nd phase at Tignall

TO THE EDITOR:   TIGNALL – that little town north of Washington.  If you have been following The News-Reporter for the last several months, you know how really proud we (the North Wilkes Steering Committee) are of our mural on the sid More...

Revive Coffeehouse won’t open this year due to circumstances

TO THE EDITOR: It has been our joy to open the Revive Coffeehouse on The Square during the holidays over the last two years More...

Sports

Tigers put it together in game 10, beat Tattnall 27-25

The Washington-Wilkes Tigers just kept fighting and “playing hard” throughout the entire game until it finally paid off at the end when they caused a fumble in the backfield to deny Tattnall Square a two-point conversion which would most More...

Things you need to know

FOOTBALL TICKETS   Tickets for this Friday night’s football game against Chattahoochee County are already on sale in the W-WCHS office during school hours and until noon on Friday. Ticket price is $8 each. More...

BASEBALL’S BEST

Hooray for World Champ Astros

“For me it was that you can dream big. I was born and reared on a farm in western Minnesota and dreamed of winning the World Series as a kid. It doesn’t matter where you come from or how you were raised. More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Jacob Allen Lawson   Morgan and Tim Lawson of Tignall announce the birth of their son, Jacob Allen, on Friday, September 15, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens. Jacob weighed 7 pounds, 12.2 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long. More...

Beta Club honors W-WMS janitors

The Washington-Wilkes Beta Club honored its janitors last week with a special treat for all their hard work in keeping Washington-Wilkes Middle School spotless. More...

OLLI and Silver Streaks members enjoy variety show, dinner in Elberton

Several members of the Silver Streaks of First Baptist Church and the OLLI@UGA enjoyed a trip to Elberton to a dinner-theater show at the Rock Gym on Saturday night, November 4.  More...