March 22, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Top ten rising seniors recognized

The Kiwanis Club of Washington honored the top ten academic achievers in the Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School rising senior class with special recognition at the club’s regular weekl More...

Singers, dancers, more show off at annual Kiwanis Talent Showcase Fri.

Wilkes County students danced and sang in front of an enthusiastic audience at the annual student Art and Talent Showcase, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Washington last Friday evening and Malasia Matthews took top honors as the winner from grades More...

Special Sections

Opinions

Doctor delivers the bad news:‘You’re just plain lazy;’ no big words needed

During a medical checkup, a fellow told his doctor that he no longer felt like doing things around the house.  “Now, Doc, I can take it,” the fellow said. More...

Book Review

Grant

In the interests of full disclosure – I was born and grew up in Virginia. I was educated in the glories of the South and the heroism of Robert E. More...

Their Southern charm breaks down all social barriers

KEY LARGO, Fla.  More...

Obituaries

Margaret Katrina Smith Jones

Funeral services for Margaret Katrina Smith Jones, 91, formerly of Powder Springs, were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at the Hopkins Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Resthaven Cemetery. More...

Henry Kenneth Walker

Henry Kenneth (“Ken”) Walker, M.D., of Atlanta, Georgia, passed away Friday, February 23, 2018, after a sudden illness. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

All parents of school children are encouraged to attend a county wide stakeholders meeting at the Wilkes County Board of Education office on Tuesday, March 27, at either 10 a.m. or 4 p.m. More...

AD Alligood’s report outlines costs, praises supporters, notes progress

The Athletic Department report given by Coach Chad Alligood at the March 19 Board of Education meeting was a testament to the loyalty of the supporters of the Washington Wilkes Athletic Department, the schools, and Wilkes County.  More...

Full house enjoys showcase of talent

Young Saniya Harris performed Andra Day’s “Rise Up” in one of the top numbers at last Friday’s Kiwanis Talent Showcase where performers from kindergarten through high school d More...

Holy Week Schedule of Services

Lenten Lunches

Holy Week Services will be held Monday-Friday, March 26-30, at various churches throughout the City of Washington.  The services are set to begin at noon each day and each will feature a 30-minute devotional message followed by a light lunch.&nb More...

City of Washington will receive $612,000 for affordable housing

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has awarded more than $7.6 million in grants through the DCA 2018 Community HOME Investment Program (CHIP) to 15 local communities around the state. More...

News

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

...scoping out his future study hall

Jay Granade took his News-Reporter to the Somerset House in London during his spring break from The Westminster Schools in Atlanta where he will graduate in May. More...

Farmers, ranchers can now get FSA notices on their cell phones

The Wilkes County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Kyle Brown announced that farmers and ranchers in Georgia now can receive notifications from their county office through text messages on their cell phone.  More...

Benefit barbecue will help Murphys with expenses

A benefit barbecue and yard sale for Malik Murphy will be held on Saturday, April 7, at 222 W. Robert Toombs Avenue from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.  More...

Sports

Girls beat GMC and Lincoln; boys still struggling

The Washington-Wilkes girls and boys tennis teams continued in their pattern last week as the girls logged two wins and the boys came up short in both matches. More...

Girls are in top four of 10 at Hartness Invitational; Gates places first for boys

Washington-Wilkes Tiger track teams competed against 10 other teams in the John Scott Hartness Invitational track and field meet in Franklin County last Friday, March 15. More...

McAvoy, Harkins low scorers for golf teams at Commerce

The 2018 Washington-Wilkes Tiger golf season got underway last week as the Tiger golfers traveled to Commerce to play in a three-team match against Commerce and Lake Oconee Academy.  For the W-W boys, the low scorer was Tucker McAvoy, and for th More...

Worship

Jesus’ statement concerning John

Jesus’ fifth step on Earth after He resurrected from the dead is all-important because it involves a lengthy meeting with seven apostles, including Peter and John, two apostles who seemed to have a most important leadership role for Jesus with More...

Personalities

Reville presents program to garden club members on medicinal plants

Jenny Reville was guest speaker at the meeting of the Iris Garden Club on Tuesday, March 13, at the Robert Toombs House.  A local forester, Mrs. More...

Katelyn Lauren Hunter to marry Michael Lee Simmons April 28

Dave Hunter of Appling and Mr. and Mrs. Craig Carpenter of Marietta announce the engagement of their daughter, Katelyn Lauren Hunter, of Marietta to Michael Lee Simmons, son of Mrs. Debbie Simmons and the late Lee Simmons, also of Marietta.  More...

Brenton Bailey and Cameron Shook named DAR Good Citizens winners

Kettle Creek Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, honored the DAR Good Citizens Essay winners, Brenton Bailey of Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School and Cameron Shook of Oglethorpe County High School, at its meeting More...