November 1, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Use the change as a reminder to check your smoke alarms

Daylight Saving Time comes to an end this Sunday, November 4, and the community is reminded to fall back by one hour at 2 a.m.  At the close of DST, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging Georgians to change the batteries More...

Toburen noted for leadership with COAGE’s Zachert Award

For his local leadership, David Toburen of Washington was awarded the Dr. Virginia Zachert Award by the CSRA Coalition of Advocates for Aging (COAGE) at its recent annual meeting in Augusta. More...

Special Sections

Opinions

Preacher offers unexpected advice to a man with a cantankerous wife

You may have heard about the fellow who confided to the local preacher: “I’m absolutely convinced that my wife is going to poison me.”  The preacher was skeptical.  “I’m telling you, I’m certain she&rsquo More...

Book Review

The Library

Like many of us, Stuart Kells is a fan of libraries. As he says in the preface, he is a book collector and rare-book expert. In this book, he tells a history of libraries and book-making. More...

Can’t get enough of sharing my state with friends

VIDALIA – I am back here for the second time in a month of ups and downs. The Georgia football team lost to LSU and set tongues to wagging – business as usual. More...

Obituaries

Virginia Taylor Hinderlider

A memorial service for Virginia Taylor Hinderlider, 86, of Sharon Road NE, was held at noon Friday, October 26, 2018, at the Church of the Purification in Sharon with Father Vincent Sullivan in charge. More...

Debbie Brown Lindsey

Funeral services for Debbie Brown Lindsey, 67, of Washington, were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 25, 2018, at the First Baptist Church of Washington with Rev. Kevin Madden officiating. More...

Larry Hampton Roberson

A private ceremony for Larry Hampton Roberson, 86, of Roberson Campbell Road was held Tuesday, October 30, 2018, beside his wife, Shirley, at the Roberson family cemetery next to their home. More...

Personalities

Crabbe, Bennett attend Azalea District Meeting in Hartwell

Debbie Bennett and Elizabeth Crabbe, representing Washington’s Iris Garden Club, traveled to Hartwell Wednesday, October 24, for the annual Azalea District Meeting at Hart County’s new Ag Center.  The event was organized by Chairman More...

News-Reporter to publish annual ‘Christmas Tree Babies’ edition

On December 20, The News-Reporter will publish its 45th annual Christmas Tree Babies edition.  More...

Willingham to speak about Barclay at W-WHF meeting

Robert M. (Skeet) Willingham Jr. of Washington will be the speaker at the Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation quarterly dinner meeting Thursday, November 8, at 6 p.m. More...

Local, state offices to be decided in General Election next Tuesday

Wilkes County residents and voters across the country will head to the polls next Tuesday, November 6, to cast their ballots in the 2018 General Election which will elect Wilkes County’s District 4 member of the Board of Education, the chairman More...

Sending assistance across the state

Seminole Elementary School in Donaldsonville, Georgia, was one of the hardest hit places in Georgia when Hurricane Michael moved through. More...

Law enforcement officers make arrests during month

A variety of charges were filed in arrests made in Wilkes County during the past month. The listed arrests are taken from the limited information in arrest reports provided by local law enforcement officials, and no arrests are left out. More...

Donate now to Toys for Tots

Wilkes County EMA Director Blake Thompson, Firefighter Dan Wright, and Washington Fire Chief C.J. More...

News

Primary, elementary school kids need ornament-making supplies

The City of Washington is planning to put lights on its new tree in the center of The Square and has asked children in the community to create Christmas ornaments for its decoration.  More...

Photo exhibit featured at museum

A photo exhibit currently on display at the Washington Historical Museum will be the focus of a tour and talk by the collector on two Saturdays later this month.  More...

Troopers tell about cellphone restrictions

The Wilkes County JumpStart Program sponsored a Group Connections and Parent Networking session at the Family Resource Center that featured Georgia State Troopers Brent Marxsen (left) and Jimmy Chris More...

Sports

Tiger fall in Greene Co., host FPD Fri.

Even though there were some bright spots – like the first quarter – and a lot of hard playing by the Washington-Wilkes Tigers; and even though there were some pretty plays, good strong runs, and incredible receptions; and even though ther More...

Middle school boys get season started with win over TCS

In their first game of the 2018 season, the Washington-Wilkes Middle School boys basketball team beat Taliaferro County easily at 56-18. The boys played well both offensively and defensively. More...

Action picks up at Aonia Pass this weekend

The Atlanta Motorcycle Club is hosting its two-day “Halloween in the Dirt” event this weekend, November 2-3, at the Aonia Pass Motorsports venue.  More...

Worship

The revelation to John continues

“And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.” (verse 1) The world of mankind has never seen anything liken to this to happen on earth.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Jackson Chapel AME Church will hold its fall revival at 7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, November 6-8, with Rev. David Batts and New Life Bible Church, of Athens on Tuesday; Rev. Samuel Tompkins and Greater Bethel AME Church of Athens on Wednesday; and Rev. More...

Kitty Bits

Kitty Bits

Washington is heaven here on this earth

Remember that Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. this Sunday, November 4, so make sure to “fall back” before you go to bed Saturday night and enjoy the extra hour! More...