June 28, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Donations continue to mount up, but time is getting short

There are only a few days left to take advantage of the Georgia Heart Tax Credit program in 2018. More...

City’s updated animal ordinance tells citizens to ‘curb your dogs’

In the wake of an increasing number of complaints concerning animals inside the City of Washington, the City Council passed an updated version of its chapter on animals in the Code of Ordinances.  More...

Commissioners adopt FY 2019 budget: the same as last year

In a traditional called meeting held last Wednesday, June 20, the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners officially adopted the county’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget.  More...

Special Sections

Opinions

Worst case scenario: husband prepares for his wife to come back home again

I sometimes wonder if I’m just too easily amused, but I got a big kick out of the old joke about a fellow who showed up for work visibly upset.  His coworkers gathered around and asked what was wrong.  More...

Book Review

The Best Cook in the World

“She cooked for dead-broke uncles, hungover brothers, shade-tree mechanics, faith healers, dice shooters… She cooked for people she’d just as soon have poisoned, and for the loves of her life.” This is Rick Bragg’s moth More...

Bill has the right stuff for more than just joke telling

NEW YORK – Here last week at the Marriott Marquis, the Songwriters Hall of Fame inducted three artists with Georgia ties. More...

Obituaries

Paul Edward Nichols

A memorial mass for Paul Edward Nichols, 60, of Thomson Road in Washington will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, June 29, 2018, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Washington with Father Stephen Lyness as the celebrant. More...

Traci Wheatley Bussey

Funeral services for Traci Wheatley Bussey, 51, of Forest Lake Estates in Lincolnton were held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 25, 2018, at Rehoboth Baptist Church. Interment was held at Salem Baptist Church Cemetery. She died Friday, June 22, 2018.  More...

Pecola Chapman

Funeral services for Pecola Chapman were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 23, 2018, at Pole Branch Missionary Baptist Chruch in Tignall. Interment followed in the church cemetery. She died Monday night, June 18, 2018, at Wills Memorial Hospital.  More...

Personalities

Joanna Delany, Lawson Blanton married on June 2 in Columbia

Joanna Delany and Lawson Blanton were married on June 2, in Columbia, South Carolina in a private ceremony at home. They are planning a belated honeymoon in Japan.   Joanna is the daughter of Marcia and Jack Delany of Washington. More...

Erika Ryan Jefferson is sworn in as attorney in state of New York

Erika Ryan Jefferson graduated with a Juris Doctor Degree from Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University in Long Island, New York, and was officially sworn in as an Attorney to the New York State Bar on Wednesday, June 13.  More...

Local ladies enjoy 50th birthday celebration trip to Las Vegas

Shelley Warrenfells, Janet Pharr, and Lisa Isham spent four days in Las Vegas, June 9-12, to celebrate all three ladies turning 50 this year. They were picked up at the airport by limousine and taken to the beautiful Palazzo/Venetian Hotel.  More...

Fireworks Extravaganza set for Tuesday

The annual Freedom Fireworks Extravaganza is on go for Tuesday, July 3, on The Square in Washington with special activities set to begin around 6 p.m. and continue through the conclusion of the fireworks show at 9:30 p.m.  More...

Free medical, health screenings to be available here next month

For eight days next month, area residents will be able to take advantage of free medical and health screenings and exams thanks to a program called the East Central Georgia Medical Innovative Readiness Training.  More...

Chamber unveils new, comprehensive website

Now online and fully operational, the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce’s new website has been completely redesigned and includes more information, links, and user-friendly content than eve More...

Celebrate on Independence Day at walking parade in downtown

The 21st annual Washington Independence Day Walking Parade will be held Wednesday, July 4, beginning at 8 a.m. behind the Wilkes County courthouse.  More...

News

Summer Reading fun continues

Ventriloquist Cliff Patton entertained over 80 kids and parents last Tuesday at the Mary Willis Library as part of the Summer Reading Program.  More...

Be safe when enjoying fireworks to avoid fires and serious injuries

As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging residents to use extreme caution to avoid fires and severe injuries when using fireworks this Independence Day.  More...

Walk of Heroes memorial asks for help

The Walk of Heroes Veterans War Memorial for the State of Georgia is asking for the community’s help in honoring Georgia-erected memorials, streets, parks, etc.  More...

Letters

To the Editor

How intolerant has our society become?

TO THE EDITOR:   In response to last week’s letter of cancellation, I feel unutterable sorrow that a valued reader felt it necessary to cancel their subscription to The News-Reporter because the political cartoons made them feel “unc More...

Sports

BASEBALL’S BEST

Clark Calvin Griffith, player, manager, and team owner

“He was the greatest humanitarian who ever lived and a pillar of honesty. I never played for a better man.” – Bobo Newsome, major league pitcher, on Clark Griffith   More...

Tiger season football tickets go on sale July 18

Season tickets for 2018 Tiger football will be available for purchase for current ticket holders July 18-August 3 from Susan Nunn at the Washington Wilkes Comprehensive High School front office for $60 each. More...

A new license could get you a guided fishing trip

Picture this – you are drifting down the river in your kayak, casually paddling along. Nice, right? Know what would make it better? Adding in a fishing license for a great day of action-packed angling! Need extra incentive? More...

Worship

Conclusion on Earth, intro to Heaven

As we examine these verses, we learn about the ending of our physical life on Earth, and the beginning of our eternal life with Jesus in Heaven.  Jesus says to us, “ Behold, I stand at the door and knock: if any man hear my voice and open More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The annual Freedom Fireworks Extravaganza is set for Tuesday, July 3, on The Square. Festivities begin at 6 p.m.  .  The Washington Independence Day Walking Parade will be held Wednesday, July 4, beginning at 8 a.m. behind the courthouse. More...

Kitty Bits

Kitty Bits

New website makes us shine

We wish a happy Fourth of July to all of our readers! Please remember that The News-Reporter office will be closed all next week for our vacation. More...