July 26, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

DOT shifts lanes on part of Hwy. 17; completion date just over a year away

On Tuesday, Reeves Construction Company shifted State Route (SR) 17/Washington Road/Thomson Road traffic onto newly constructed lanes from Smith Mill Road north to just south of Big Cedar Road.  More...

Theater institutes Show Sponsors beginning with ‘Mama Won’t Fly’

Local business owner Eric Archer said on several occasions he wanted to “do something” for the theater he and his family enjoy attending, and the theater board found a way to capitalize on this generous offer with the creation of a Show S More...

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Opinions

The odds of two serial killers in one car at the same time must be astronomical

I got a hoot out of a joke about an old fellow’s conversation with a hitchhiker he had picked up.  After getting settled into the passenger seat, the hitchhiker thanked the man for the ride, then asked, “but how do you know I’m More...

Book Review

Miller’s Valley

The narrator of Miller’s Valley is the engaging Mary Margaret Miller, who tells her story as she looks back on her life and the beloved place where she grew up. More...

Mona Brewer is as at home in her adopted state as she is at home

KENNEBUNK, Maine – When you are here, you are in the lap of Kennebunkport, the coastal enclave made famous by the Bushes, who are right classy folk according to the many who rubbed shoulders with 41 and 43 before, during, and after their halcyo More...

Sports

BASEBALL’S BEST

He got to pitch one inning as a Yankee

“The Cardinals had quite a few quality minor league pitchers at that time. Although I was only in one major league game, I loved playing ball. More...

Gordon St. courts have lights now; turn off upon exit

The City of Washington has recently gotten the lights working again at the Gordon Street tennis courts in order to allow the public to play at night.  At this time of year, evening tennis is not so hot and much more enjoyable without the blazing More...

Personalities

Don't Forget

The Wilkes County School System will conduct an on-site review and revision of the FY19 Consolidated LEA Improvement Plan on Tuesday, July 31, at 10 a.m. and at 3 p.m. at the Wilkes County Board of Education. More...

Becky and Karl Hughey honored on Golden Wedding Anniversary

Becky and Karl Hughey celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary at their home on Billy Lindsey Road on Saturday, July 7. More...

Alexa Newsome guest of honor at baby shower held on July 22

Alexa Newsome of Decatur was entertained at a baby shower on Sunday afternoon, July 22, given by Amy Jones and her daughter, Elsa, at their home on Woodley Drive in Atlanta.  For the occasion Mrs. More...

Ethics complaint against Cullars moves forward

Ethics charges against Washington City Councilman Nathaniel Cullars have been forwarded to the full council for dispensation following last Friday’s meeting of a three-member investigative panel found cause to do so. More...

PruittHealth Washington is ‘deficiency-free’ again

After setting a record for consecutive deficiency-free surveys and earning a five-star rating last year, PruittHealth Washington recently underwent a federal survey and was once again found to be def More...

Summer is almost done and we’re ready to go back

Ready for Back-to-School at Washington-Wilkes Elementary School are (front row, l-r) Athen Andrews, Leanna Bufford, Colton Bufford, Case Howard, Annabel Cox, Peyton Bohler, (back) Sarah Morris, Gavin More...

FFA officers get training

To kick off the new school year, Washington-Wilkes FFA officers (l-r) Shamaar Davis, Lola Hammond, Kylie Weaver, Anna Kate Hefner, Maddie Gunter, Emily Weaver, and Dixon Caddell attended COLT (Chapte More...

News

Young readers receive gifts

The Wilkes County Community Partnership Jumpstart program hosted the Mary Willis Library Bookmobile every Wednesday this summer. More...

FBLA makes high school better, new region vice president says

Morgan Huff was appointed Region 15 Vice President for Georgia Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) by Georgia FBLA Adviser Monty Rhodes at a training seminar held July 13-14 at Camp John Hope FFA-FCCLA Center in Fort Valley.  More...

Cloverleafs attend summer camp at Jekyll Island

Twenty-nine enthusiastic Wilkes County Cloverleaf 4-H’ers attended 4-H Summer Camp at the Jekyll Island 4-H Center on Jekyll Island for a fun-filled week of personal and educational growth with Garston Townsend as teen leader.  More...

Letters

To the Editor

WCCP in need of volunteers, mentors

TO THE EDITOR:   Please allow me to highlight information from the “Gang activity has impact; substance abuse prevalent” news article in The News-Reporter edition of July 12, 2018.  More...

Obituaries

Janis Florence Bailey

Funeral services for Janis Florence Bailey, of Northwood Road, were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 16, 2018, at the Beulah Baptist Church in Tignall with Rev. Kevin Steele officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Worship

John makes visit into heaven

John’s visit into Heaven begins to take place in front of the throne of God and John says to us, “And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.” (verse More...

Kitty Bits

Kitty Bits

Bell clapper thrown in cotton field

We’ve heard rumors of new eating establishments possibly opening in Washington – one in the old “Big Man” building across from the elementary school and another on the east side of the north by-pass, near the Wilhoit storage a More...