April 11, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Second Saturdays’ will kick off with The Wizard of Oz April 13

Starting this weekend, on Saturday, the City of Washington will host “Second Saturday on The Square” occurring every second Saturday of the month through October.  More...

Easter Eggstravaganza slated for W-WPRD on April 13, 11-2

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department will host this year’s Easter Eggstravaganza from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. More...

Hice staff to visit three area counties two days in April

Congressman Jody Hice’s staff will host three “Mobile Office Hours” sessions for 10th District residents this month.  More...

Prevent child abuse this month

Washington Mayor Ames Barnett signed a proclamation approved by the City Council designating April as Child Abuse Prevention Month and presented a copy to representatives of Child Enrichment Inc., a part of the Child Advocacy Center which provides &l More...

Special Sections

Opinions

Beware of ‘Super Dog’ that leaps over tall fences in a single bound

My friend Bill Gori, who lives in the Adirondack Mountains not far from the Canadian border, sent along some funny classified ads the other day, including one that I could especially identify with. More...

Book Review

Blood Moon

Most of us know the tragic story of The Trail of Tears. John Sedgwick has given us a different, longer look at Native American history in Blood Moon. More...

If Delta can’t take me ... not sure I want to go

HAPEVILLE – Delta is my airline, I am proud to say. More...

Sports

BASEBALL’S BEST

Multi-sport Groat is world champion

“I was a better basketball player than I ever was a baseball player. Basketball was always my first love.” – Dick Groat   More...

Tiger Club golf tournament coming up; sign up now to play or sponsor a hole

The winter chill is gone and the dreary short days have given way to spring days which have trees and greens and fareways popping forth with new life. More...

Fishing forecasts for state waterways available

The fishing forecasts for 32 Georgia reservoirs and 18 rivers are newly updated for 2019 and available on the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) website. More...

Personalities

Woman’s Club members meet April 8, hear program on travel adventure

Terri Jones presented the program to members of the Washington Woman’s Club on Monday, April 8, at the clubhouse.  Mrs. More...

Yaikow speaks to Cornelia Johnson Circle April 2 about power of prayer

Amy Yaikow was guest speaker at the meeting of the Cornelia Johnson Circle Tuesday evening, April 2, in the fellowship hall of Washington First United Methodist Church.  Mrs. More...

Lucy Zellars guest of honor at surprise 80th birthday dinner

Mrs. More...

Arrests made in gun-related cases; four could have gang involvement

Four shootings and another gun-related incident have resulted in two injuries and four arrests in the City of Washington during the past week. More...

‘Biosludge’ dumping on tap for state regulation with new amendment

There may be at least some relief coming for the offensive dumping of what has been dubbed “biosludge” on land in Wilkes County as well as other nearby counties and lands across the state.  More...

Delay of home construction frustrating to homeowners, but city promises a fix

The City of Washington has apologized and promised that four houses on Norman Street which were originally part of a Community Home Investment Program (CHIP) grant construction project will still be built, “one way or another,” even as th More...

Marable awarded The Hill Award for exemplary service

Wilkes County native Amanda “Mandy” Burgess Marable, was among eight University of Georgia faculty and staff honored last week for exemplary service to the state. More...

Kelly Miller Circus will perform shows here Sun., May 19

The circus is coming to town!  So says the Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department which will host the Kelly Miller Circus at 2 and 4:30 p.m.on Sunday, May 19.  Adult tickets are $15 and Children tickets are $10.  More...

News

Grave marking ceremony set for Ansley

Preparations are being made for the grave marking ceremony for Revolutionary War Patriot Thomas Ansley and last Saturday, April 7, members of the Washington-Wilkes SAR Chapter, William Few SAR Chapter, Kettle Creek DAR Chapter, and Patriots of Libert More...

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

... cruising the ports of Spain

Linda and Gene Anthony recently returned from a trip to Spain and the amazing volcanic Canary Islands. They enjoyed a few days in the beautiful, historic city of Barcelona before cruising the Mediterranean. More...

Junior, senior 4-H members compete at Northeast DPA

Twenty- one Wilkes County 4-H’ers returned from the Northeast District Project Achievement competition with honors in their project areas. More...

Letters

Letters to the Editor

Best foot forward makes city special, magical

TO THE EDITOR:   More...

Obituaries

George Augustus Turpin

Funeral services for George Augustus “Gus” Turpin, 84, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2019, at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church with Rev. Ginny Best and Rev. Richard Broom officiating. The pianist was Russ Goldman. Mr. More...

Selina Bungard Hopkins

A memorial service for Selina Bungard Hopkins, 83, of Lundberg Road in Washington, was held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at the Hopkins Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kevin Madden officiating. More...

Worship

The revelation to John continues

As we move into chapter 15 of The Revelation of John, we begin to see victorious movement taking place in mankind’s life on Earth. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Wilkes Ministers United will sponsor a sunrise service at 7 a.m. Sunday, April 21, on The Square. Breakfast will be served at First United Methodist Church.  .  The Washington Downtown Development Authority will meet at 8:30 a.m. More...

Kitty Bits

Kitty Bits

What to do with 55 gallons of ink?

The weather was beautiful Saturday for the Tour of Homes and it appeared to be a great success. The Artist Market, the Little Theater’s vignettes on The Square, and The Callaway Roots Music Festival made for a spectacular day and evening. More...