December 20, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Board of Education commends W-WMS, considers new truck, gym soundproofing

The regular December meeting of the Wilkes County Board of Education started with Chairman Ricky Callaway giving a special welcome to John Mack, who was recently elected to fill the district four seat of the Wilkes County Board of Education. More...

Track Santa with NORAD all day this Christmas Eve

The North American Aerospace Defense Command is celebrating the 63rd Anniversary of tracking Santa’s yuletide journey.  The NORAD Tracks Santa website, www.noradsanta.org, which launched on December 1, features Santa’s North Pole vil More...

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Opinions

Imagine that: a smart sheepdog returns a farmer’s lost Bible in time for church

I heard a tale the other day about a devout farmer who had lost his favorite Bible while out plowing fields for his corn crop.  The next Sunday morning, as the farmer was walking out the door to go to church, an old sheepdog came strolling into More...

Book Review

A Long Way From Home

A Long Way from Home is an unusual novel. We seem to have patterns these days in contemporary fiction. (Girls on trains, in windows, gone) In Peter Carey’s latest, the plot that seems obvious at first takes off in several directions. More...

Center for Continuing Education has stood the test of time

Recently while enjoying a nice dinner at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education on the campus of the oldest chartered state university in the country, I overheard a nice young student extolling the virtues of two signature dishes at this UGA cam More...

Worship

God’s greatest promise fulfilled

After Adam and Eve fell under the spell of Satan in the Garden of Eden, God made a pledge to mankind: He promised to provide a way of salvation from the bondage of sin. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Cherry Grove and Gibson Grove Baptist Churches will hold a Watch Night Service on Monday, December 31, at 10 p.m. at the Third Shiloh Rev. G.L. Avery Center with guest speaker Pastor Frances Harper. Breakfast will be served.  .  More...

Kitty Bits

Kitty Bits

Reader from Scotland on a quest

This issue of The News-Reporter features our annual pages of Wilkes County babies (and some grandchildren, including one of our own) born during 2018. All the arrivals of the babies were announced in The News- Reporter when they were born.  More...

County updates disaster plan, reports 3-way stop installation

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners approved documentation which keeps the way clear for the county to continue to receive grant funding in the wake of disasters and emergency. More...

Best floats selected in annual Christmas Parade

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church’s float (above) depicting the Nativity of Jesus Christ was the top winner in last Sunday’s Christmas Parade of Lights in Washington. More...

Preserving America’s Battlefields Act passes U.S. House of Representatives

The Kettle Creek Battlefield has cleared another hurdle as it moves forward and gains momentum toward receiving federal funding for preservation and inclusion in the list of national parks.  More...

News

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

... cruising the rivers in Europe

Mike and Kibby Wofford, and The News-Reporter, were recently at St. Stephen’s Basilica in Budapest, Hungary, as part of a river cruise that took them from Budapest to Amsterdam. More...

Bible Institute to begin 4th year

The Victory Baptist Bible Institute will begin its fourth year in about a month at 6 p.m. on Monday, January 7, 2019. Also, the Institute’s first graduating class will finish just before Christmas, on December 23, 2018.  More...

Boyd to retire after 34 years as director; Hardy will replace

After 34 years of serving on the Board of Directors for The Washington Wilkes Holding Company, David E. Boyd of Newnan, Georgia, has been named Director Emeritus upon his decision to retire from the position. More...

Obituaries

Adelaide Wood Lindsey

Funeral services for Adelaide Wood Lindsey, 94, were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, December 15, 2018, at the Hopkins Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed at Resthaven Cemetery. She died on December 11, 2018.  More...

Celeste B. Smith

A memorial service for Celeste B. Smith, 90, of Albany, Georgia, was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at Porterfield Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Robert Greene and Jennifer Sherling officiating. More...

Joyce Robertson Leary

Funeral services for Joyce Robertson Leary, 83, of Sims Street in Washington were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 15, 2018, at the Hopkins Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chris Townsend and Rev. Kevin Madden officiating. More...

Personalities

Jarrett Fulton Keen receives masters degree from UGA on December 14

Jarrett Fulton Keen graduated from the University of Georgia Tull School of Accounting with a Masters in Accountancy in commencement exercises Friday, December 14, at Stegeman Coliseum.  Keen is the son of Rhonda and John Keen of Washington and More...

Annual White Elephant Party held at Hopkins home Dec. 14

The home of Rosemary Hopkins on East Robert Toombs Avenue was the scene of her annual White Elephant Party on Friday evening, December 14.  More...

Iris Garden Club gathers for Christmas luncheon Dec. 11

The Iris Garden Club celebrated the Christmas season at its December meeting and Christmas luncheon on Tuesday, December 11, at the Episcopal Parish House.  The ladies enjoyed a delicious luncheon by Tommy Davis of chicken and strawberry salad, More...