July 31, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Willinghham slated as guest speaker at History in the Park

Robert M. (Skeet) Willingham, Jr., Wilkes County author and historian, will be the guest speaker for the fifth installment in the 2014 “History in the Park” lecture series, hosted by the Lincoln County Historical Society. More...

Residents encouraged to take advantage of tax free holiday

In these tough economic times, Georgians will get a much-needed break on back-to-school purchases during the sales tax holiday, which begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 1, and continues until midnight on Saturday, August 2. More...

Gator takes the field

Marshall Colvin (r), local sales representative for Blanchard Equipment, prepares to hand over the keys to a new John Deere Gator to Head Football Coach Kevin Banks (l) and Vernon Wilson, team manager. More...

News

Recall of stone fruits and related made-in-store food

Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. More...

Ten free trees offered to new members in Aug.

Add color to your landscape yearround by joining the Arbor Day Foundation in August. More...

Consumers get answers from Ga. Department of Agriculture

Georgia Department of Agriculture, Gary W. Black, Commissioner, 19 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. SW, Atlanta, GA 30334, www.agr. georgia.gov. Find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter. Q: Should I shuck sweet corn before putting it in the refrigerator? More...

People

Cole celebrates first birthday with party at The Gathering Place

Lillian Reeves Cole, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Cole of Raleigh, N.C., celebrated her first birthday July 12 at The Gathering Place at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Raleigh. More...

Leathersville News

l Anne Wright came Tuesday and brought lunch. We enjoyed our lunch and her visit. l Elaine Timmerman came Wednesday and carried us out for lunch. We enjoyed her visit and our lunch. l Nobie Dean Hawes visited with us Friday morning. More...

Hinson and Reed to exchange vows in ceremony Oct. 18

Rev. and Mrs. Dave Hinson of Eatonton are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Lane, to Talmadge Bowers Reed III. Bo is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Talmadge Reed, Jr. and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dawkins and Mr. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Lions Club meeting The Lincolnton Lions Club meets at 5:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at The Lincoln County Library. Call Randall Edmunds at 706-359-1506 or Sharon Bryan at 706-359-1258for more information. AA meeting More...

Number of local teachers rank in the state’s top 25 on CRCT

“Overall, the results of the CRCT (Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests) were very positive,” said Benton Cunningham, director of teaching and learning for the local school system. More...

State, local officals to attend Campbell appreciation day

A special program is being held to celebrate “Larry Campbell Appreciation Day” Friday, August 1, at 8 p.m. at Buddy Bufford Field. More...

Running the drill

Javon Wynn brushes up on his footwork as he runs the “hurdles” during an all-sport mini-camp held July 22-25 at the Curry Colvin Recreation Complex. More...

Bridge concrete will be used as fish attractors

Concrete remnants from the demolition project at the site of the new Fortson-Dorn Bridge, spanning the Savannah River, will soon find a home as fish attractors at the bottom of Clark’s Hill Lake. More...

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Dear Hearts and Gentle People

Mama, how I loved her

I so hope the stars refuse to shine tonight in memory of a good, good, woman. I know the entire universe must feel some of the heart wrenching pain I am feeling now, for my mother has died. If it doesn’t it should. She deserves it. More...

Opinions

Wilderness Dispatch: Alien Beauty

Like being in Africa

Thursday afternoon, 3:30. The July sun bears down with no mercy. The humidity’s high and the terrain rough and remote. To the northwest a cloudbank promises relief but relief never comes. We drive on in no need of windshield wipers. More...

Sports

It might be the strangest game ever

Baseballs best

William L. “Bill” Veeck Jr. grew up in Chicago where he was at one time the president of the Chicago Cubs. More...

Obituaries

Rodney Gayle Roberson

Mr. Rodney Gayle Roberson, 55, of Bailey Road, entered into rest on Friday, July 25, 2014. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 27, at First Baptist Church of Washington with Rev. Albert H. Huyck and Rev. Kevin Madden officiating. More...