December 28, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

New Life plans celebration

New Life Baptist Church will host a New Year’s Eve Celebration on Sunday, December 31, from 9 p.m. More...

First Methodist invites community to New Year’s Eve Communion Service

The First United Methodist Church of Washington will hold a New Year’s Eve Communion Service on Sunday, December 31.  Pastor Thomas Hall and the congregation invite the entire community to the church’s main sanctuary between 5 and 7 More...

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Opinions

Improve how you spend

Once you know where the money is going it is time to act. Here are seven steps to help develop a plan for reining in spending that may be keeping you from reaching family goals. More...

ACROSS THE SAVANNAH

Myths swirl around candy canes

One treat I loved as a kid was candy canes on a Christmas tree. Striped red and white, they stood out against the green boughs and the menthol-like taste felt cool. Hey, maybe like a taste of snow. More...

Halfway through fall from skyscraper this optimist declares,‘so far so good’

A country boy known for his extreme optimism was touring New York City when he slipped and fell from the Empire State Building.  As he passed the 17th floor, someone standing on the balcony asked him: “How’s it going?”  &l More...

Obituaries

Nellie Mae Chafin Turpin

Funeral services for Nellie Mae Chafin Turpin, 91, of S. Jefferson Street in Washington were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Hopkins Funeral Home with Rev. Stephen Hughes officiating. More...

Barbara Anne Fain Andrews

Graveside services for Barbara Anne Fain Andrews, 75, were held at 3 p.m. Thursday, December 21, 2017, at the Fain family cemetery. She passed away at Select Specialty Hospital in Augusta, Georgia, on Tuesday, December 19.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Washington City Council will meet on Monday, January 8, at The Pope Center beginning at 3:30 p.m. A work session will precede the meeting at 3 p.m.   The Washington Downtown Development Authority will meet at 8:30 a.m. More...

City complies with a new state law providing insurance for firefighters

The Washington City Council has voted to participate in the Georgia Municipal Association-Georgia Interlocal Risk Management Agency (GMA-GIRMA) firefighters’ cancer benefit program. More...

FIRST SIX MONTHS

Past year’s event headlines chronicled

During 2017, The News-Reporter covered the happenings in Wilkes County with stories and pictures of events ranging from charitable fundraisers to tourism to government affairs to law enforcement and even criminal gang activity. More...

Watch Night services slated

Watch Night services are planned for New Year’s Eve at Purpose of Life Ministries at 7 p.m.; Gibson Grove Baptist Church, New Saints CME Church, and Thankful Baptist Church beginning at 10 p.m.; and at Black Rock AME Church beginning at 10:30 p More...

News

First Day Hike, Polar Plunge start new year at Elijah Clark

In anticipation for the new year a “First Day Hike and Polar Plunge” have been scheduled for Monday, January 1, from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at Elijah Clark State Park.  Join the park’s staff the first day of 2018 on a three-mile h More...

W-WCHS National Honor Society welcomes new members

Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School’s chapter of the National Honor Society held its 2017-18 new member induction ceremony on December 5. More...

Tignall News

I send wishes to everyone to have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Don’t eat too much fruit cake.  More...

Sports

Tiger cross country team celebrates at awards banquet

Award winners for the Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School Tiger cross country team included (top photo, l-r) Patrick Riordan, “Most Improved;” Brenton Bailey, “Team Captain& More...

Try baked wings for the big game

Sporting events provide great opportunities to gather with friends and family and enjoy some time together while watching a favorite sport or big game. More...

Worship

The world in spiritual blindness

As our world entered the twenty first century, we became overcome by spiritual blindness. This is when mankind is no longe r giving their spiritual side first place in their lives. Is this period caused by God or mankind? More...

Personalities

Lucky basket winner

Casey Jackson was the lucky winner of the Christmas basket raffle conducted by the Xi Zeta Delta chapter, Beta Sigma Phi, during the holiday season. More...

Washington Personal Mention

Carol Cartledge, Ellie Nicholson, Suzanne Norman, and Ruth Adams enjoyed lunch at Yesterday Café in Greensboro recently. l  Lairee Rodgers returned home last Monday after a weekend visit in Athens with her daughter, Michelle Ross.   More...

Xi Zeta Delta of Beta Sigma Phi enjoys Christmas party at McAvoys

The Xi Zeta Delta chapter of Beta Sigma Phi celebrated Christmas with its annual Christmas party at the home of Sherri and Benji McAvoy on the Wrightsboro Road Saturday evening, December 16.  The home was beautifully decorated for the Christmas More...