April 12, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Replica of Vietnam Veterans Memorial to visit; volunteers needed

As the time grows closer to the arrival of the “The Wall That Heals,” there continues to be a need for more volunteers from the local community.  More...

State Parks offer affordable outings close by

With spring in full bloom, Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites offer many ways for families to enjoy the outdoors on a budget. More...

Wilsbary Sale will be held May 5 at Mary Willis Library

The Friends of the Mary Willis Library have announced that the next Wilsbary Book, Plant, and Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the library. More...

Ribbon-cutting held for new Urgent MD facility here

Though it has already been open for several weeks, the ceremonial ribbon-cutting for Washington’s office of Urgent MD was held at its location on Gordon Street across from Wills Memorial Hospit More...

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Opinions

Sniffing a coon hunter’s toes is not the best way to see where he lives

I heard a joke the other day about a surly game warden who walked up to a coon hunter as he sat on his tailgate listening to his hounds.  More...

Book Review

It’s certainly possible that some of us do not want to know any more about Ernest Hemingway. Many probably studied about him in high school English since he has long been known as one of America’s pre-eminent writers. More...

Simpson could top a million-dollar act with his priceless talent

I n the sixties, during troublesome times, William A. (Bill) Simpson was the versatile Public Relations Director for the University of Georgia. The University was not flush with money, and segregation prevailed across the state.  More...

Obituaries

Eva Mae Durham

Funeral services for Eva Mae Durham were held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7, in the sanctuary of the Elizabeth First Baptist Church in Abbeville, Georgia, with the pastor, Rev. Michael Acree, officiating. More...

Maeozie Wilson

Funeral services for Maeozie Wilson, 94, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 31, 2018, at Booker’s Chapel Baptist Church. Interment followed at City West Cemetery. More...

John Lee Hill

Funeral services for John Lee Hill, 60, were held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 30, 2018, at Mark’s Tabernacle Baptist Church. Interment followed at City West Cemetery. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The annual Region 6 EMS banquet will be hosted by the Wilkes County EMS at The Pope Center on Monday, April 16, beginning at 6 p.m.  .  Tree of Life Worship Center holds Bible study every Tuesday at 7 p.m. More...

Breaking News - 4/11/2018 1:43 PM

Community garden is a go - Free Access

Those in attendance at a called meeting Wednesday voted unanimously to proceed with the community garden. More...

Council balks at community garden; utility carryover balance reinstated - Free Access

Efforts by Washington Mayor Ames Barnett, City Administrator Sherri Bailey, and others to create and implement a “community garden” were nixed by four councilmen who voted against moving forward with the project. More...

Landscape shaping up at W-W schools complex

If you’ve ridden by the Washington-Wilkes Middle School and W-W Comprehensive High School complex during the past week, you have probably noticed a lot of improvements on the grounds. More...

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

... at a Roman temple commissioned by Marcus Agrippa

While celebrating the marriage of Anna Stover with her family in Italy, Tom and Gail Duggan showed their News-Reporter the Pantheon in Rome. More...

Wilkes EMS to host Region 6 banquet at The Pope Center

The Wilkes County EMS is again holding the Region 6 EMS banquet this coming Monday, April 16. More...

Arwood is Pruitt’s No. 2 administrator

Candy Arwood, administrator at PruittHealth – Washington, has been ranked second among all (100+) administrators in the Pruitt organization. More...

News

Students write about school gardens

Maggie Marxsen (left) won first place in this year’s Washington-Wilkes Middle School Farm Bureau Essay Contest writing about “The Benefits of School Gardens.” Other winners were Mat More...

The Benefits of School Gardens

There are many benefits to growing a school garden. Many of these benefits come with having fresher and better food at lunch, a healthier lifestyle for the entire student body, and children learning more about growing fruits and vegetables. More...

Lions Club invites the service-minded to consider joining

The Washington Lions Club is taking applications for membership to the world’s largest service organization, Lions Clubs International. More...

Sports

Girls enter as top seed as tennis teams get set to begin area tourney

This Friday, April 13, the Washington-Wilkes Tiger tennis teams will begin post-season play in the Area Tournament at Lincoln County High School. More...

Tiger Club tournament this weekend at W-WCC has a limit of 54 golfers

The winter chill is gone and the dreary short days have given way to spring days which have trees and greens and fareways popping forth with new life. More...

Optimist Club sets date for 5K, opens Fun Run to adults, kids

The seventh annual Washington Optimist Club 5K on April 21 will have a new enhancement for those who wish to participate. More...

Worship

The revelation of Christ to us

The Revelation is the last message from God to us through Jesus Christ, God’s Son, who died on the Cross for us. Jesus shed His blood so we could be made clean from the filth of our sins commi t ted during our physical life on Earth. More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Daniel Gage Stephens   Katie and Scott Stephens of Evans announce the birth of their son, Daniel Gage, on Monday, March 26, at Augusta University Medical Center in Augusta. Gage weighed 8 lbs. 11 ozs. and was 21.5 inches long. More...

Wenner presents program at OLLI@UGA meeting March 26

Dr. David Wenner, retired University of Georgia geologist, described Saturn as a star in our solar system rotating around the sun at the Washington Affiliate, OLLI@ UGA, session Monday, March 26, at the Episcopal Parish House.  More...

Washington Personal Mention

Easter guests of Myra Blackmon and Tom Holland were his daughter and sons, Kimberly Bolton, Trevor and Zachary, of Jacksonville, Florida. Eleanor and Steve Blackmon joined the family for Easter dinner. l  More...