July 5, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Grateful for a little time off

This edition of The News-Reporter was produced and printed on Thursday and Friday, June 28-29, in order that our employees in both Washington and Lincolnton might enjoy their traditional week-long vacation during the Fourth of July week.  More...

Chamber hosts ribbon cutting for new business

Glo Spa and Salon owner Janice Vandiver (front, with scissors) was joined by approximately 60 guests for the spa’s open house and ribbon cutting held last week on Tuesday, June 26, from 5-7 p.m More...

Local arrests during the past month see charges of drug manufacture, etc.

Drug charges, driving under the influence, and a variety of other charges were filed in arrests made in Wilkes County during June and late May. More...

Special Sections

Opinions

The most important question in life has nothing to do with whether a chair exists

The story is told about an eccentric philosophy professor who gave his students a rather bizarre final exam. More...

Book Review

Cuba Straits

Cuba Straits is a timely suspense story, set in the Florida Keys and Cuba, when tensions are beginning to be resolved, but when one does not want to be caught misbehaving by the Cuban government. More...

Georgia girl is in charge of development at Yale

NEW HAVEN, Conn. More...

Worship

John makes visit into heaven

Because God sees John worthy in Spirit, He allows John to make a visit to Heaven before he dies physically. More...

Personalities

Hanna Anslee Williford and Tyler Peyton McGill exchange marriage vows May 26 in Watkinsville

Hanna Anslee Williford of Watkinsville and Tyler Peyton McGill of Washington exchanged vows in a beautiful outdoor double-ring ceremony at Vintage Oaks Farm in Watkinsville on Saturday, May 26, at five o’clock in the afternoon. More...

Hank Wheatley enjoys Mickey Mouse themed second birthday party

Hank Wheatley, son of April and Jonathan Wheatley, celebrated his second birthday with a party at his home on Saturday, June 16. More...

Nettles-Dillard Scholarship applications now available

The Washington Woman’s Club administers yearly the Nettles-Dillard Scholarship to Wilkes County residents who are returning to continue their education after an interruption due to illness, need to work, family matters, etc.  More...

Springfield Baptist invites community to anniversary celebration this Sunday

The initial stirrings of conversation that led to the organization of the first African American Baptist church in Wilkes County began in May 1867. More...

Summer’s brutal heat is here: be careful out there

People in Wilkes County have, in the last few years, found that once summer is here, it’s here with a vengeance. It’s not unusual for the temperature to stay 90 degrees or hotter during the summer, for prolonged periods of time. More...

HRCGA documents 10 churches in Wilkes County

As people all grow older, they look for hobbies and interests that they never had time for earlier in life. Two older gentlemen who came to the area last week certainly had found something a bit different from coin collecting or bird watching. More...

AgGeorgia Farm Credit returns nearly $11 million

AgGeorgia Farm Credit has announced that over $10.89 million has been paid to its borrowers, with members receiving checks by the last week of June. More...

News

Old photo of the week

We don’t think the sheriff and his deputies were getting ready to distribute water on a hot day. It looks more like they were pouring moonshine down a drain. More...

Summer Reading program continues with various events

The Mary Willis Library Summer Reading Club will host a series of events this summer to kids of all ages.  On Thursday, July 5, at 2 p.m. More...

Only six of 46 species are venomous; no reason at all to fear the other 40

As spring fades into summer, the number of snake-related calls and emails to John Jensen go up. Most of those calls center on two questions: What species is this; and what do I do with it?  More...

Letters

To the Editor

Husband reads N-R from cover to cover

TO THE EDITOR:   I look forward to my News-Reporter each week. My husband who is not from there reads it from cover to cover.  Thanks for your great work.  MIRIAM (Johnson) McEVER Bonaire, Georgia   More...

Sports

91st playing of local classic will be held at Country Club this weekend

The 91st playing of what is now the Amos Martin Invitational golf tournament is set for this weekend, July 7-8, at the Washington-­Wilkes Country Club. More...

Tiger season tickets for 2018 season will 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...

WINGS project offers grants for right-of-way management

If you own or lease land with electrical transmission lines, you could receive cash grants and professional wildlife management advice to help Georgia ensure healthy wildlife populations.  The project is called WINGS (Wildlife Incentives for Non More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Springfield Baptist Church will celebrate its 150th Church Anniversary at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 8.  .  Mt. Carmel Baptist Church will celebrate its Family and Friends Day and Homecoming on Sunday, July 22, at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. More...

Kitty Bits

Kitty Bits

No bucket list for Loran

This email from Ruth Rogers, who describes herself as “an 81-plus-year-old nature lover,” brought a smile to our faces.  More...