November 29, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Operation Love and Care’ expands from shoeboxes to gift bags this year

More than 120 residents of senior housing are looking forward to being remembered by the annual Christmas shoebox giveaway, but if a Christmas shoebox isn’t convenient, a gift bag is perfectly fine for the annual “Operation Love and Care, More...

W-W students produce ‘Tiger Talk’

The Washington–Wilkes Comprehension High School Business Communications class produced “Tiger Talk,” a student-to-student interview of football players that aired on WLOV 95.3 radio during its broadcasts of Tiger football games.&nbs More...

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Opinions

All roar and no bite, Hollywood’s Leo the Lion seems to be harmless enough

Maybe you heard about the two rednecks who went on safari. More...

Book Review

Why Baseball Matters

“I became a passionate fan because my grandfather owned a bar and bowling alley in Harvey, Illinois, just south of Chicago.” Susan Jacoby watched the Cubs with Gramps and his customers, most of whom were men, in those summer afternoons.&n More...

Mountains lift spirits, no matter the weather

CASHIERS, N. C. More...

Obituaries

John William Creel

A small ceremony in memory of John William “Billy” Creel was held at the Washington Little Theater Playhouse where he acted in more than 14 plays. More...

Edwin Lewis Jennings Jr.

A memorial service for Edwin “Eddie” Lewis Jennings Jr., 54, of Athens, will be held at a later date. He died Friday, November 16, 2018.  More...

Worship

The revelation to John continues

God’s chosen angel gives to John and to us a warning concerning the two olive trees and candlesticks that describes the two witnesses that are being sent to Earth on a special mission for God to His first chosen people of the Old Tes tament now More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners will meet at 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 13, at the ­Wilkes County courthouse. A work session in the chairman’s office will be held immediately prior beginning at 1 p.m.  .  More...

Kitty Bits

Kitty Bits

Two ‘Wildcats’ discovered

The News-Reporter is part of a subscription exchange with other newspapers. Some of the newspapers are published nearby and some as far away as Missouri.  More...

Early voting turnout light so far; runoff will decide two state races

Democrat John Barrow and Republican Brad Raffensperger will face off December 4 in the race to become Georgia’s Secretary of State, with early voting continuing today through Friday, November 30.  Also on the ballot will be Republican Chuc More...

Toombs house to host Christmas program

The Robert Toombs House will welcome the public to its 2018 Christmas Program, “A Winter Rose in the South,” December 8, 2018. More...

Okefenokee tour gives W-WPS kids swamp knowledge

Thirty-eight third graders from Washington-Wilkes Primary School along with 13 chaperones enjoyed an overnight field trip to the Okefenokee Swamp in Waycross, Georgia, November 15-16.  More...

‘Annie’ opens this weekend at WLT for run of five shows at Playhouse

Preparations continue in a flurry of activity at the Bolton Lunceford Playhouse as an amazing cast of performers, both young and “chronologically advanced,” put final touches on the delightful musical “Annie.” It is a Christma More...

News

Nine W-W FBLA officers attend leadership conference in Athens

Officers of the Washington-­Wilkes Comprehensive School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) attended their Fall Leadership Conference, November 7-8 at the Classic Center in Athens. Nine students from W-WCHS attended the conference.  More...

Bellringers needed in Salvation Army annual kettle drive

A sign of the Christmas season was the Salvation Army’s red kettle and the bell-ringing of volunteers, beginning with downtown shopping just before Thanksgiving, and now continuing at Ingles and Bi-Lo through Christmas Eve.  More...

Optimists offer Christmas tree sale downtown near The Square

The Optimist Club of Washington has begun its annual sale of beautiful Frazier Fir Christmas trees and they are being sold just off The Square within the fenced lot located directly across from The Hot Box.  The number of Christmas trees is limi More...

Sports

Old photo of the week

A mere 50 years ago the Washington-Wilkes High School golf team won the state championship for Class B in Hawkinsville. More...

Happenings at W-WPRD

REGISTER FOR BOYS AND GIRLS BASKETBALL

Basketball for both boys and girls is ongoing at the Washington-­Wilkes Parks and Recreation office Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Fridays, 8 a.m.-noon through December 14.  Age groups include 5-7, 8-9, 10-12, and 13-15, and the registratio More...

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Personalities

Shannon Cosby Tench weds Brandon Clark on October 19

Shannon Cosby Tench of Washington and Brandon Clark of Rayle exchanged wedding vows in the presence of family and friends on Friday, October 19, at The Court Street Livery in Washington. More...

Krystle Kvalheim to marry Shane McCarthy on April 27

Konnie Kvalheim of Washington announces the engagement of her daughter, Krystle, of Savannah, to Shane McCarthy, son of Beth and Steve McCarthy, also of Savannah.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Shari Bryson of Iva, S.C., the late Dr. More...

Margaret Barnwell honored at 90th birthday celebration

Margaret Barnwell was surprised with a 90th birthday celebration Saturday, November 10, at the Judson Barnwell Annex of the Sanctuary Church of God.  Margie Burke was hostess for the occasion.  Mrs. More...