July 30, 2009 RSS feed / News

Encourages 'Financial Peace'

1232-08 A BC PSC Ad 6x4 2/ 26/Marsha l l Frost ( ri ght) presente d a program on Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University at the regular Thursday meeting of the Washington Rotary Club last week. More...

Be sure your purchases agree with the W-WCHS dress code

Georgia's Sales Tax Holiday is Thursday through Sunday, July 30-August 2. More...

State Patrol working with other states in 'Take Back Our Highways' program

State traffic enforcement officers in Georgia are working with their counterparts in four other southeastern states this week for a traffic safety campaign that targets traffic violations most commonly identified as contributing factors in fatal tr More...

Bookmobile's August schedule stated by Mary Willis Library

The Bartram Trail Regional Library August bookmobile schedule has been announced by the Mary Willis Library. More...

Kiwanis helps with North Wilkes renovation

Kat Dodson, chairman of the North Wilkes Museum and Archives restoration committee, receives a check for $200 to help with renovation from Louise Maynard, representing the Washington Kiwanis Club. More...

212th homecoming set for August 2 at County Line Baptist

County Line Baptist Church will host its 212th Homecoming Service on Sunday, August 2. The service will begin at 11 a.m. with Rev. Wayne Usry delivering the message and Dennis Higdon leading the singing. More...

Valerie Maddox is on Dean's List at Augusta Tech

Valerie Maddox is listed on the Dean's List at Augusta Technical College for the spring quarter. She also made the Dean's List for the winter quarter. She is studying Criminal Justice. More...

Deal Depot cuts ribbon at BiLo Plaza

Assisted by Washington Mayor Willie Burns, Deal Depot owners William and Nancy Loner of Bowman, Ga., cut the traditional ribbon on their new store in the BiLo Plaza, surrounded by Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce members and city councilmen. More...

The Dixie Swim Club debuts next Thurs. August 6 at Bolton Lunceford Playhouse

Beginning next Thursday, the Washington Little Theater will present four performances of The Dixie Swim Club, a story about a group of five very different women who met twenty-two years ago as members of their college swim team. More...

Honoring the memory of Joe Bennett

Surrounded by family at Wills Memorial Hospital, Debbie Bennett dedicates a brick in memory of her husband Joe. More...

W-WMS provides answers to FAQ, planning Open House to be held Aug. 6 from 2-4 p.m.

"Wow! This school is huge. These lockers are awesome!" These are some of the sentiments expressed by the upcoming sixth-grade class at Washington-Wilkes Middle School. More...

All drivers at new school complex urged to follow these traffic rules

A meeting was held July 23 at the new site of WWCHS and W-WMS and attended by school administrators along with all area public safety personnel. More...

354 children join, read 6,375 books in summer program

Tuesday, July 21, marked the last day of the Mary Willis Library's Vacation Reading Program. During the awards program, Steve Scruggs presented an audience of 118 children and adults a program about snakes. More...

House of Prayer's weekend revival set for August 7-9

Eagles Wings House of Prayer of Crawfordville will have a weekend of revival services on Friday and Saturday, August 7 and 8, at 7 p.m. Bishop Kevin Magness of Lula will be the guest minister. More...

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

... near the country's oldest city

The grandchildren of Alice and Buddy Lindsey and those of Jack and Vicki Harvey remembered to take The News-Reporter to the beach this year. Both families were vacationing in St. More...

Clark's Station sets homecoming, revival to begin on August 9

Homecoming will be held at Clark's Station Baptist Church Sunday, August 9, with Rev. Brian George as the guest speaker. The service will begin at 11:15 Sunday morning and lunch will be served afterwards. More...

Unemployment rate in CSRA rises in June to nearly 11 percent

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) has reported that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) rose to 10.8 percent in June, up 1.3 percentage points from a revised 9.5 percent in May. More...

Victory Baptist homecoming set August 2; revival to follow

Victory Baptist Church, 217 Newtown Road, Washington, will have homecoming on Sunday, August 2, Services will begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday School, followed by the homecoming worship service. More...

State's sales tax holiday will continue through August 2

Georgia House Bill 120 provides for a sales tax exemption from both state and local sales taxes for certain items purchased between 12:01 a.m. on July 30 and midnight August 2, 2009. More...

First Baptist will host barbecue Aug. 1 to benefit Nickels family

The First Baptist Church, Washington, is sponsoring the sale of barbecued chicken plates to benefit the family of Troy and Becki Nickels and their 13-year-old daughter Calli. More...

Driver caught DUI three times leads July roundup of Wilkes Co. arrests

A Washington man may have set a record for DUI arrests, earning him the lead-off spot in the July roundup of Wilkes County arrests. More...

W-W Chamber's Casino Night is 'great night' so group hopes to make it a regular 'big event'

The Casino Night sponsored by the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce was a big success Friday night at the Washington-Wilkes Country Club. "What a great night at the Country Club last Friday," said Ashley Barnett. More...

W-WPS is expecting academic excellence

Washington-Wilkes Primary School is gearing up for the 2009-10 school year and, as usual, is expecting academic excellence. W-WPS ended the 2008-09 school year with impressive CRCT results, according to Principal Florence Sandifer. More...

W-WPrimary School SUPPLY LISTS

Kindergarten l Book bag, regular size - small ones are not big enough for papers, jackets, and towels. (No rolling book bags please!) l Kindermat - (for use at naptime) l One (70 page) spiral bound composition notebook l One package No. More...

Students, parents invited to be part of W-WES T.E.A.M.

The hallways of Washington-Wilkes Elementary School are empty and quiet this week, but on Friday, August 7, things at W-WES will look and sound quite different as approximately 360 PreK, fourth-, and fifth-grade students return for the first day of More...

W-WCHS sets two Open House events to assist upperclassmen (Wed.) and freshmen (Thur.)

Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School has announced plans for two Open House nights set aside in order for students and parents to become familiar with the new campus. Upperclassmen and their parents will attend on Wednesday, August 5. More...