September 20, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioners make appointments and hear monthly reports

It was a good thing the agenda was abbreviated for the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners last Thursday, September 13, because at least some of the members wanted to attend the rescheduled Tiger football game which started in Warrenton just 30 minu More...

‘Country Cuda’ makes return trip

Amos Martin was surprised when his “Country Cuda” arrived on The Square for the recent Memory Lane Cruisers’ Cruise-In. More...

Prizes awarded at Cruise-In

The top three winners in the Fall Cruise-In congratulated by Memory Lane Cruisers President George Brooks (top photo, left) were (l-r) John Smith of Greensboro and his 1954 Chevrolet COE pickup, Gera More...

Special Sections

Opinions

Even well-armed country boys need the protection and favor of the Lord

I heard the tale the other day about the patrolman who pulled over the country boy as he travelled through the big city..  As the country boy got his driver’s license from his wallet, the patrolman noticed his concealed carry permit.  More...

Book Review

Spoonbenders

The idea of the paranormal continues to fascinate many of us, well past the days when Uri Geller seemed to be bending spoons with his mind. More...

Countless luminaries hail from Cairo, Georgia

CAIRO – As it has been with most of Smalltown America lately, the seat of Grady County is nothing like it used to be. They no longer make syrup and pickles here which the W.B. More...

Obituaries

Waymon Ray Hall

Funeral services for Waymon Ray Hall, 72, of Steed Road in Washington were held at 3 p.m. Thursday, September 13, 2018, at Hephzibah Baptist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Elizabeth Bentley Pearson

Funeral services for Elizabeth “Brooke” Bentley Pearson, 40, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 15, 2018, in the chapel of Williams Funeral Home in Milledgeville, Georgia, with Rev. Adam Scott officiating. More...

Worship

The revelation to John continues

After the opening of the six seals by Jesus, the Lamb of God, we are given a conclusion to these activities. We are to open our spiritual mind and heart to a spiritual readiness for the end time on this Earth.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The 2018 edition of Resthaven Revisited is scheduled for Saturday, October 20, 6-9 p.m. Cost is $10 per person. For more information, call 706-678-5001.  .  More...

Kitty Bits

Kitty Bits

All roads lead to W-W

The Office Cat used to say that “all roads lead to Wilkes County,” meaning that it’s a small world and wherever you go you run into someone with a Washington Wilkes connection. More...

‘Budget billing’ could help businesses; solution for old man’s plight is elusive

Members of Washington’s retail business community and others gathered last Thursday to express concerns and look for answers to the struggles of mainly downtown merchants especially at this time of year. More...

Board promises answers for speakers, approves cleanup of old baseball field

It was once again standing room only at the Wilkes County Board of Education’s meeting Monday, September 17. Once the board had approved the agenda, Chairman Ricky Callaway welcomed the visitors. More...

There used to be 5,875 mules in Wilkes County

That was 100 years ago, and next month, mules of all kinds and kids from all over will eye each other when the 38th annual Mule Day Southern Heritage Festival is held at Callaway Plantation five mile More...

THEATER REVIEW

Amazing talent refreshing, encouraging in Washington Little Theater Showcase

To be able to go to the opera, listen to some traditional mountain music, catch a little Gordon Lightfoot and a John Denver sing-along, then watch this totally first class rock band, enjoy some fine tap-dancing and be enthralled by a mystical rap sin More...

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

... enjoying Scandanavian beauty

Linda and Gene Anthony, Sharon and Wayne Williamson, and The News-Reporter took a four-day trip to London followed by a nine-day cruise to the Norwegian fjords on the cruise ship Norwegian Jade. More...

News

Providing assistance to veterans

Alvin Banks (right), retired from the U.S. Army and now working for the Augusta Warrior Project, helps provide local resources and services to veterans and their families in the CSRA. More...

Celebrated for keeping things neat and clean

Last week, Wills Memorial Hospital celebrated National Housekeeping Week by recognizing “some of the unsung heroes of our hospital,” the housekeeping staff for “always keeping it ne More...

Grant’s and Lee’s ‘generaling’ will be contrasted at CWRT

Marine Lt. Col. Edward Shelor will present “The Overland Campaign in Virginia of 1864” to the Washington Civil War Round Table next Monday, September 24, at 6 p.m. at the Fitzpatrick Hotel.  More...

Sports

Tigers get season’s first victory with lots of offense at Warren

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger offense continued to show its strengths as it racked up more than twice as many yards as the Warren County Screaming Devils last Thursday (yes, Thursday) night in Warrenton. More...

2018 W-W TIGER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

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Lady Tigers will finish season this week with 3 road games

The Washington-Wilkes Lady Tiger softball team won two but lost one region game last week as they pummelled Putnam County and Glascock County but couldn’t handle Georgia Military College.  More...

Personalities

Family members celebrate promotion

(Top) Brigadier General Marcus S. More...

WMH Auxiliary will host fall tea and membership meeting

The Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Fall Tea and Membership meeting will be held Tuesday, September 25, at 4 p.m. More...

Betty Thornton honored at 90th birthday celebration

Mrs. Betty Thornton was honored on the occasion of her 90th birthday at a reception given by her children, Pat and Ellis Thornton of Washington and Beth and Charlie Brown of Augusta on Saturday afternoon, September 8. More...