July 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Apparent drowning of Blythe man is under investigation

The body of a Blythe, Georgia, man was found Friday, July 11, offshore, near the parking area at the end of Chamberlain’s Ferry Road. The victim was identified as Wayne Patrick Mravlja, 36. More...

Relaxing poolside

Enjoying chilling at the Jessie Gunby Aquatic Facility in the Curry Colvin Recreation Complex are (l-r) Jaylon Beard, 10; Mekhi Wade, 7; and Destiny Barksdale, 10. The pool is open from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. More...

News

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: I’m looking for some new ideas for boiled corn-on-the-cob. More...

Japanese beetles return to Georgia landscapes, gardens

With their metallic copper and blue-green bodies and bronze wings, Japanese beetles might be considered beautiful if not for the damage they cause. More...

Lake Crossing Health Center selected for ‘Top 5 Star Rated Nursing Home’

Lake Crossing Health Center was selected for the following honor, “Top 5 Star Rated Nursing Homes” in the April, 2014 issue of medicare. gov published by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. More...

People

Leathersville News

l Lisa, Chuck and Jordan Mahaffey came Saturday afternoon and carried us out for supper. l Alicia and Patrick Bryant visited their mother, Susan Bryant, during the week. l Marion Cliatt visited with friends on Wednesday in Appling, Ga. More...

Huguenot descendants will commemorate 250th anniv.

Huguenot descendants and other persons interested in French Huguenot history will gather at John de la Howe School in McCormick County on Sunday, August 3rd to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the arrival of the Huguenots at New Bordeaux in Augus More...

Kimber Ashton Kirkland and Steven William Hardy exchange vows June 14

Kimber Ashton Kirkland of Lincolnton and Steven William Hardy of Martinez were united in marriage in a beautiful outdoor ceremony on Saturday, June 14, at seven o’clock in the evening at Goodwin Manor in Greensboro. More...

Obituaries

Opal Widener Stevens Harcourt

Mrs. Opal Widener Stevens Harcourt, 92, wife of the late Hawthorne Harcourt entered into rest on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Select Specialty Hospital in Augusta, Ga. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. More...

Comer Elton Lawson

Elder Comer “Elton” Lawson, 81, of North Peachtree St., entered through the Gates of Heaven at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at his residence. A celebration of Rev. Lawson’s life was held at 11 a.m. More...

County renames portion of Hwy. 79 after T.W. Cullars

A resolution was adopted by the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners to rename a portion of Highway 79 the “Thomas Watson Cullars Memorial Highway.” The action was taken at the regular meeting of the commission held Thursday, July 10. More...

County hoping for high turn out in runoff election set for July 22

Lincoln County residents will be headed to the polls Tuesday, July 22, to cast their ballots in the Primary Election Runoff. According to Lilvender Bolton, elections director for Lincoln County, electors must vote the same party as in the primary. More...

Making reading magical

Keith Karnock, magician and ventriloquist from Athens, entertained children at the Summer Reading Program, held at the Lincoln County Library Friday, July 11. Today (Thursday), Ruby the Bunny will appear at the library at 2 p.m. More...

Beggs reflects back on year as third baseman for UGA

“It was crazy,” said Bethany Beggs. “When someone first came up and asked me for an autograph – it was weird. “When I was younger, I looked up to people who played ball at the college level. More...

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Dear Hearts and Gentle People

Tea for tooth!

Found out this past week that I am due a root canal! Oh Joy! My dentist, after he had x-rayed my aching tooth asked me, “Do you drink a lot of sweet tea?” I looked at him as if he had three heads. Oh course; I drink lots of sweet tea. More...

Opinions

Picking Blackberries

A Childhood Tradition

Last month I was on assignment in a remote place, the kind of place where you see trucks and tractors but few cars. Farm territory. I parked along a weedy, poorly maintained road and as I stepped from the car I saw a sight from childhood. More...

Atlanta native helps change the game

Baseballs best

In 1973, the American League adopted what is known in baseball as the designated hitter rule or the DH. More...

Sports

Softball camp July 26

Red Devil Softball Camp for rising first - eighth graders will be held Sat., July 26 at LCHS Softball Field from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., cost is $20, lunch will be provided. Registration will be 8:30 on Saturday before the camp. More...

Worship

Special womens program to be held July 19 at Tabernacle Baptist Church

The Deaconess Ministry of Tabernacle Baptist Church invites all deaconess, lady’s ministries, mothers and daughters to a program planned for you. The event will take place Saturday, July 19 from 10:00 a.m. 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...