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Still working to keep hospital operating

Wills Memorial Hospital CEO Jane Echols told the Washington Rotary Club that despite a shortfall with the in-patient census, out-patient procedures are steady and a recent rise in swing beds could be More...

Three students receive Booker Scholarship certificates

Cherelle Wiggs, Brianna Martin, and Monica Adkins were the recipients of Reese J. Booker Scholarship Program certificates during services held at Mark’s Tabernacle Baptist Church on December 28. More...

21st Century and Upward Bound programs give out supplies, info

Free school supplies and information were distributed to parents during Recruitment Day for 21st Century Community Learning Center and Upward Bound Programs at the W-WCHS gymnasium. More...

Where in the world is The News-Reporter

... on the third largest of the Greater Antilles

Travelers Dennis and Laurie Dehil rang in the new year (with their Christmas edition of The News-Reporter) in Negril, Jamaica, where they paused for this picture at the world-famous Rick’s Cafe where the public is allowed to jump and dive off More...

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Dept. of Labor seeking to fill 60 technician jobs in Augusta

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) is conducting a virtual recruitment to help UNISYS fill 60 jobs for help-desk technicians at the company’s new facility in Augusta.  Unisys is a global information technology (IT) company that solves More...

Free tickets available to hear Navy Concert Band in Athens

The U.S. Navy Concert Band will perform at The Classic Center in Athens next month and tickets are available now, free, at the box office.  The Thursday, February 19, community concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in The Classic Center Theatre. More...

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Silver linings can be found in even the darkest clouds. Last week was full of little trials for our family, but today I am reminding myself that we are fortunate to have the resources needed to resolve little problems. Things can always be worse. More...

Top Ten Movies

1. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (PG-13) Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman 2. Into the Woods (PG) Anna Kendrick, Meryl Streep 3. Unbroken (PG-13) Jack O’Connell, Takamasa Ishihara 4. More...

Auditions for ‘Fiddler’ set for January 25-26 at Playhouse

Auditions for Fiddler on the Roof will be held at the Bolton Lunceford Playhouse Sunday afternoon, January 25, at 3 p.m. and Monday, January 26, at 7:30 p.m.  More...

Friends of Library plan membership meeting for Feb. 12

The Friends of the Mary Willis Library will hold their annual membership meeting on Thursday, February 12, at 3 p.m. in the meeting room of the library. The featured speaker will be G. More...

Cupcake fundraiser to provide money for hospital equipment

The Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is hosting another one of its popular Carat Cupcake fundraisers on Thursday, January 29, from 5-7 p.m. Tickets are $5 each and are available from Auxiliary members.  More...

Little Theater issues casting call for next ‘Revolutionary’ musical

In conjunction with Revolutionary Days next month, the Washington Little Theater will present The American Revolution: 1763-1789 and director Ginny King has issued a casting call for puppeteers and children of all ages and abilities.  More...

Free workshop will provide info for self-management of disease

Registration is now open for a free chronic disease self-management workshop to be held Thursday, January 22, at the Roy Burns Senior Center. Sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging, the workshop will begin at 9:30 a.m.  More...

Composting is good for reducing household waste, feeding plants

Resolve to live more sustainably in 2015 by creating a compost pile or bin to help reduce household waste.  More...

Radon can cause lung cancer; be sure to test your home for it

Your home may be filled with an invisible radioactive gas called radon.  Radon is a naturally occurring gas that comes from the decay of uranium found in most rocks and soil and ranks as the second-leading cause of lung cancer and is the leading More...

Tignall News

I think we are in the midst of winter now. I am ready to be in the midst of spring. What do we do when it is very, very cold and we are retired? We start acting very, very lazy. More...

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