June 9, 2011 RSS feed / News

Rep. Broun honored by NTU with ‘Taxpayers’ Friend Award’

The National Taxpayers Union (NTU) recently honored U.S. Representative Paul Broun, M.D. with the “Taxpayers’ Friend Award” and recognized him as having one of the largest savings agendas in the U.S. House of Representatives. More...

Sunday School Union convenes with Young’s Chapel May 27-29

The Wilkes County Sunday School Union convened with Young’s Chapel Baptist Church on May 27-29 where Rev. Robert Walton served as host pastor and D.W. Dunn served as host superintendent.  More...

CSRA unemployment decreases slightly in April; 9.3% are jobless

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler has reported that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) decreased to 9.3 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 9.5 percent in March More...

Fight against drugs has new system

Wilkes County Sheriff Mark Moore (left) and Gary Hughes spoke of a new effective system of stopping the illegal sale of drugs in the City of Washington and throughout Wilkes County at the Washington More...

Awards for excellence presented at elementary school

The fifth grade students at Washington Wilkes Elementary School were honored at the end of school for academic acheivement and improvement. Instructional Coach Sherry Dubois welcomed students, teachers, and guests. More...

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

... on Little San Salvador Island

Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Willis Jr., Darlene Wilkinson, Mr. and Mrs. Jackie Graves, and Barbara Walton took a copy of The News-Reporter with them on a Carnival cruise to the Bahamas. More...

Mann to perform; gaming day set for Reading Program

The Vacation Reading Program continues at the Mary Willis Library next week with a performance by storyteller/actor Barry Stewart Mann on Tuesday, June 14, at 10 a.m.  More...

Rotary Club adopts Three Mile Creek

As part of the statewide citizens stream monitoring organization, Georgia Adopt-A-Stream, the Washington Rotary Club has adopted Three Mile Creek and will issue monthly reports of stream data to the community.  More...

Free lunches to be available through DECAL this summer

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department (W-WPRD), in conjunction with the Wilkes County Community Partnership, will be sponsoring the Bright from the Start – DECAL Summer Food Service Program this summer.  More...

‘Music in the Park’ continues Sat. with Southern Influence

The Taliaferro County Chamber of Commerce will continue its “Music in the Park” series with a performance by Southern Influence of Covington on Saturday, June 11, from 6-9 p.m. at Golucke Park in dowtown Crawfordville.  More...

Managing cattle during drought

I hope that by the time you read this article we will have gotten more rain. Hot dry weather is eliminating pasture and hay fields in most areas of Wilkes County. More...

Georgia State Patrol brings the HEAT with heavy summertime enforcement

The Georgia State Patrol is participating with law enforcement officers across the state for the annual “100 Days of Summer H.E.A.T.” campaign. More...

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

... on a bikers’ ride to Niagara Falls

  Jessie and Nancy Williamson took their News-Reporter on a motorcycle trip to Canada to visit Niagara Falls. More...