August 23, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Memory Lane sets cruise-in two weeks from Saturday

Visitors admire hot rods, classics, antiques, and even tractors and motorcycles at the twice-a-year cruise-in and even more will be featured at the Memory Lane Cruisers Fall Cruise-In Saturday, Septe More...

Sandtown bridge to open tomorrow if weather allows

The Sandtown Road bridge in northeast Wilkes County is expected to be open to traffic this Friday, August 24, “if the weather holds up,” according to Kyle Collins of the Georgia DOT.  This will complete FY 16 Design Build Bridges Bat More...

Callaway and Gammon earn awards at FCCLA conference

Over the summer, two Washington Wilkes Comprehensive High School FCCLA members, Alaina Callaway and Kaci Gammon, received top awards in competitive STAR events at the organization’s National Leadership Conference.  More...

Special Sections

Opinions

If we live long enough, Rice Krispies won’t be the only things that snap, crackle, pop

My coon hunting buddy Barry Bishop sent me a tongue-in-cheek warning the other day about eating Rice Krispies.  Barry said they apparently store up in the body and the effects become very apparent when you get older.  More...

Book Review

Meanwhile There are Letters

This is a collection of the correspondence of writers Eudora Welty and Ross Macdonald. It is sad that personal letters seem to have been replaced by email and social media. More...

Anywhere there’s a farm, you will find a farmers market

I would bet my house (not really, it belongs to my wife) that you can go anywhere in the world and find a Farmer’s Market. More...

Obituaries

Mary Jane Long McAvoy

Funeral services for Mary Jane Long McAvoy, 79, of Quaker Spring Road in Washington were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, August 19, 2018, at Phillips Mill Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Rayner and Rev. Mark Woods officiating. More...

Gladys Wallace

Funeral services for Gladys Wallace, 87, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 9, 2018, at Cherry Grove Baptist Church in Washington. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Bobbie Ann Gartrell

Funeral services for Bobbie Ann Gartrell, 71, were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 9, 2018, at Springfield Baptist Church in Washington. Interment followed at Madedonia Baptist Church in Washington. More...

Personalities

Jesse Katherine Greener marries Neil Staten Bitting III on July 28

Jesse Katherine Greener and Neil Staten Bitting III of Atlanta exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful double-ring ceremony Saturday, July 28, at five o’clock in the afternoon at First Presbyterian Church in Athens. More...

Courtney Gunter guest of honor at bridal shower held August 19

Courtney Gunter of Rayle, brideelect of Chris Hobbs of Savannah, was honored at a miscellaneous shower Sunday afternoon, August 19, given by the ladies of Sardis Baptist Church in the church annex.  Miss Gunter was presented a corsage of fresh w More...

Catherine Flocker honored at 96th birthday celebration on August 18

Catherine Carey Flocker was honored on her 96th birthday at a family gathering at her home on Lexington Road Saturday, August 18. Her birthday was August 16.  Mrs. More...

Board creates position to provide for safety officer

The August meeting of the Wilkes County Board of Education was standing room only, quite a change from the usual handful of attendees. More...

Overheard threat on school puts two teens in custody

Concerns about the handling of last Tuesday’s incident at Washington Wilkes Comprehensive High School continue to be on the minds of parents in the community as the investigation into threats made by two students continues.  More...

New crosswalks, stop signs to be added on The Square

Five new crosswalks and four new stop signs will soon be installed on The Square in Washington, located on Court Street, East Square, and West Square, according to Main Street Director Elizabeth Elliott. More...

‘God’s mysterious ways’ bring Rachel Fleeman to First Methodist Church as Minister of Music

As of August 1, Rachel Fleeman became the new Minister of Music at Washington’s First United Methodist Church (WFUMC). She brings to the role a strong musical background in directing, teaching, and performance.  More...

News

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

... tracking some legends of NASCAR

Mamie Barnett and Roy Smith took The News-Reporter to Wilkesboro, N.C., where they joined a party of area residents for a “red carpet” preview of “North Carolina’s Moonshine H More...

Strong’s perseverance pays off with GED and ‘a great feeling’

Krystal Strong is a Wilkes County native who is a strong advocate for the Athens Technical College’s Adult Education program. More...

Backyard wildlife can be controlled

Wilkes County’s Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent Michael Foster told the Washington Rotary Club about managing backyard wildlife and that the challenge is finding a proper balance betwee More...

Sports

Tiger girls on winning track heading into region games

The W-W Lady Tiger softball team finished off last week 2-0 including a shutout of Elbert County on Tuesday and a 15-2 victory over Putnam on Thursday.  More...

National Hunting, Fishing Day offers free events around state

Each year, we celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day on the fourth Saturday of September. More...

Letters date back to the 1800s; club will assemble on August 31

Earning a letter for playing high school football has always been a signature achievement. More...

Worship

John continues visit into heaven

Jesus continues to reveal to John the opening of the seals of mankind’s lives. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 13, at the ­Wilkes County courthouse. A work session in the chairman’s office will be held immediately prior beginning at 5 p.m.   More...

Kitty Bits

Kitty Bits

Hoping for a cool Friday night

The biggest news for us this past week was the arrival of our third grandchild, a beautiful baby boy. Jumper Parks Newsome was born on Saturday and we are thrilled for our son and his wife, Daniel and Alexa Newsome. More...