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Top citizens for October chosen at W-WPS

Washington-Wilkes Primary School has announced the “citizens”chosen for the month of October who were picked for “working hard” throughout the month. More...

W-WCHS National Honor Society inducts new members

Eighteen students from Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School were inducted as new members of the National Honor Society in a ceremony held at the school in October. More...

Aid sent to Seminole County

On October 10, 2018, Hurricane Michael crossed the Georgia/Florida line into Seminole County, Georgia. Once an evaluation of the damages were assessed, Seminole County became known as ground-zero for the state of Georgia. More...

Keeping the kitchen clean

Keeping your kitchen clean for food preparation this holiday season will help prevent the spread of bacteria. Dangerous bacteria can lurk around countertops, surface areas of your kitchen, and on both large and small appliances. More...

Happy Halloween at the W-WPRD

Halloween was a big deal at the Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department last week as scores of costumers gathered for free fun, food, and lots of games. From 6-9 p.m. More...

Griffin’s model train layout here featured on Piedmont Pilgrimage

The Piedmont Pilgrimage, a premier open house tour of some of the area’s outstanding model railroad layouts, will have a stop this Saturday at Hickory Creek Railroad (HCRR) in Washington.  John Griffin will open his layout at 319 N. More...

Tignall News

You’d probably “rather be in Tignall” on this Saturday, November 10, for our 18th annual fall festival. More...

School kids in need of materials to make Christmas ornaments

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...

THE TOOTH, THE WHOLE TOOTH, AND NOTHING BUT THE TOOTH

They call Oleg Skavych “Tug- Tooth.” The Ukrainian strongman earned the moniker by pulling a 21½ ton streetcar with his teeth, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. More...

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

... at a surprise reconnection

When Justin and Lizzie Holmes took The News-Reporter to the beautiful Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in Florida, they were reunited with Lizzie’s former classmate Kristopher Appling who h More...

CSRA unemployment down during month of September

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) gained employed residents and lowered its unemployment rate in September.  At the same time, the 13-county area saw its labor force and initial clai More...

FBLA members make parking easy at this year’s Mule Day

Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School Future Business Leaders of America and the Washington Wilkes Middle School FBLA chapter assisted in parking cars for Mule Day at Callaway Plantation, October 13.  More...

Greeson is ag student of the month

The announcement of Michael Greeson as student of the month was no surprise to Washington-Wilkes FFA members. “Michael’s dedication and hard work over the course of the semester has not gone unnoticed. More...

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Poland is awarded South Carolina’s top civilian honor

South Carolina author, editor, and speaker Tom Poland has received South Carolina’s highest civilian honor, t h e Order of the Palmetto.  First awarded in 1971 by Gov. John C. More...

Liberty Church trail to War Hill now cleared at Kettle Creek site

The Kettle Creek Battlefield woodland trail from the 1783 Liberty Church site to the War Hill Loop trail is now cleared for casual hiking. Flagged by Dr. More...

Students learn about pregnant cows

During October Wilkes County cattleman Shane Moore (below) and his family welcomed Shelby Key’s W-WCHS Animal Science class to their farm to learn about pregnancy checks. More...

RAYLE NEWS

Turner and Dackie Callaway spent Halloween in Roswell with their son, Matthew Blackwell and his family. More...

Young people learn about prevention at APC’s ‘Teen Maze’ during October

About 20 young people participated in the Augusta Partnership for Children’s (APC) “Teen Maze” during Children’s Week in October. More...

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Iris Garden Club is sponsoring contests for young writers, poets

The Iris Garden Club of Washingon is sponsoring several National Garden Club (NGC) youth contests for public, private, and home schooled students from Wilkes County. Detailed information for each contest can be obtained at the Robert Toombs House. More...