January 25, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Board gets chance to be ‘good stewards’ with tax funds coming in early and well

The Wilkes County Board of Education unanimously voted to invest some of the 2017 tax collection intake in an effort to “be good stewards” of the monies over which the entity has been given charge.  More...

Rev. Pitts will be featured preacher at New Ford’s Black History service

On Sunday, February 11, at 3 p. m., New Ford Baptist Church will have its annual Black History Program. Rev. Lance A. More...

First super blue moon lunar eclipse will appear after 150-year absence

Every once in a blue moon will you encounter extra special phenomena coasting through the night sky, and it just so happens that January 31 will showcase not only a spectacularly darkening lunar eclipse, but it will also be the canvas for that same d More...

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Kitty Bits

Striving to remain the ‘town with a heart’

The snow has come and gone! On Wednesday of last week we began the day watching the beautiful snow floating down and covering the landscape, but by afternoon it was melting under a brilliant blue sky. The roads never seemed to be a problem. More...

It figures that unused brains cost more; anybody out there need a transplant?

Someone sent along the old joke about the fellow who volunteered for the first-ever brain transplant. More...

Book Review

Glass Houses

Glass Houses is the 13th in a detective/murder mystery series featuring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. More...

Obituaries

Edith Howard Harper

A memorial service for Edith Howard Harper, 93, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 26, at Sardis Baptist Church in Rayle, Georgia. She was born April 22, 1924 and died January 18, 2018.  More...

Betty Saggus Hall

Graveside services for Betty Saggus Hall, 80, of Washington, were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 11, 2018, at the Rehoboth Baptist Church cemetery with Rev. Albert Huyck and Rev. Thomas Hall officiating. More...

Carol Bridges Burnam

Graveside services for Carol Bridges Burnam, 74, of Susan Lane in Washington, were held at 3 p.m.Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at the Phillips Mill Baptist Church cemetery with Rev. Mark Woods officiating. More...

Worship

God’s chosen path begins in Jesus

After God made His seventh step on His chosen path of grace for mankind, Jesus begins God’s journey for mankind. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners will meet at 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 8, at the ­Wilkes County courthouse. A work session in the chairman’s office will be held immediately prior beginning at 1 p.m.  .  More...

Four advance to state level in FBLA event competition

Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School’s chapter of Future Business Leaders of America came in third place overall at the Region 13 Leadership Conference competitions in Danielsville, Thursday, January 11. More...

Five local seats will be up for grabs in primary, non-partisan elections

Qualifying packets for the General Primary/Non-partisan Election slated for Tuesday, May 22, will be available for pickup at the Wilkes County Board of Elections and Voter Registration office beginning on Thursday, February 1. More...

What a difference a week makes!

Look out your window today and what you see is not at all the same as just one week ago when overnight temperatures dropped below 20 degrees and a more-than-light dusting of snow was enough to cancel More...

Form letter in support of WMH can be sent to state legislators

Recent pleas for financial assistance to help Wills Memorial Hospital make it through tough times have led to efforts on several fronts seeking to find solutions to the increasing problems face by Georgia’s rural hospitals.  More...

News

Beware of Bitcoin

Certified Financial Consultant Preston Sanders (right) explained (or tried to explain) Bitcoin to the Washington Rotary Club, saying that it is the topic about which he is asked the most. More...

Kindergarten registration set March 5-9 for five-year-olds

Washington-Wilkes Pri­mary School will hold kindergarten (fiveyear olds) registration for the 2018- 2019 school year Monday-Friday, March 5-9, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Registration will be held at the school. More...

Learning what’s important in the workforce

Eight young people participated in a workshop on “Life Skills for the Workforce,” sponsored by the Wilkes County Community Partnership WIOA-ORBIT Program for Out-of-School Youth (OSY), ag More...

Letters

We made it! Band uniforms are in production

TO THE EDITOR:   More...

Poland’s column about pet’s death gets commendation

TO THE EDITOR:   As a regular reader and subscriber of The News-Reporter, I would like to commend one of your writers, Tom Poland, for writing such an enjoyable column each week.  More...

Sports

Five games left on Tiger regular season schedule

Catching up on two weeks of action for the Washington-Wilkes Tiger boys (10-9) and girls (10-8) basketball teams shows both with winning records overall and both holding their own at 6-6 and 6-5 in Region 7, respectively.  More...

Little League sign-ups begin at Ashley Park

Springtime weather is creeping in this week and that means baseball season is getting closer and closer. More...

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Personalities

OLLI members hear program on effects of stress and health

Dr. Wyler Hecht of Oconee Healthcare in Watkinsville offered a two-hour course for Washington Affiliate, OLLI@UGA, members at the January 15 session.  More...

Shower and celebration honors Anna Stover, Nicholas Hafner

“Traveling from Miss to Mrs.” was the theme of the bridal shower and celebration honoring Anna Stover and Nicholas Hafner of Washington, D.C., on Saturday, January 13, at the home of Gail and Tom Duggan on South Alexander Avenue.  More...

Wilson speaks to local NSDAR on Meadow Garden in Augusta

Marjorie N. More...