April 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Poss reports on arrests and incidents in the city

An activity report for the Lincolnton Police Department was issued recently by Gene Poss, interim chief. More...

DUIs top list of arrests reported by sheriff’s office

Several arrests were made recently by deputies with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. The arrests listed here are taken from information provided by local law enforcement officials, and no arrests were omitted. More...

Supporting the fight against cancer

Selling hotdogs with all of the trimmings to raise funds for the Lincoln County American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay for Life are (l-r) Brenda Danner-McGahee, Floydean Goldman, and Mamie Lou Tate. More...

Potential jurors named for April Term of superior court

The Lincoln County Superior Court will hear criminal cases when the court’s April Term begins Monday, April 21, at the Lincoln County Courthouse. Chief Judge Roger W. Dunaway, Jr. is set to preside over the proceedings. More...

News

Congress approves cash for local land conservation

In recent weeks, Congress has passed legislation to provide hundreds of millions of dollars for American landowners who agree to certain conservation measures for their land. Each county in Georgia has land which may be eligible for these programs. More...

Kemp reminds Georgians to register to vote by April 21

Secretary of State Brian Kemp wants to remind Georgians they must be registered to vote by April 21st in order to participate in the May 20th Primary Election. More...

Now is the time to plan for your Memorial Day vacation

Memorial Day, deemed the “unofficial start of summer,” is only 8 weeks away. Typically, more than 40 million Americans travel during the three-day weekend. More...

Opinions

Whose Song Was It?

Feuding writers & dueling banjos

Though I think of myself as a blue-collar writer, I read the New York Times each morning. The Times’ writers employ sparkling vocabularies and I often come across a new and marvelous word. More...

Obituaries

Nathaniel G. Ashmore

Mr. Nathaniel G. Ashmore, 88, of Ashmore-Barden Road, entered into rest on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at his residence. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1 at Jones Chapel. More...

Leon Copsey

After a very fulfilling and wonderful life, Leon Copsey, 82 years young, joined his departed loved ones in Heaven on Thursday, April 10, 2014. Leon was born November 26, 1931, son of the late Mildred Copsey Cooper. 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...

County makes poor showing in foundation’s health rankings

The news for Lincoln County is both good and bad, according to the fifth annual “County Health Rankings and Roadmaps” report, released by the Robert Wood Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. More...

Community invited to observe Good Friday at Mulberry C.M.E.

Mulberry C.M.E. Church will host its 12th annual ecumenical service for the community on Good Friday (April 18), beginning at 7 p.m. More...

New children’s books

Mary Linda Maner (pictured), director of the Greater Clark’s Hill Regional Library System, is surrounded by the new children’s books recently received by the Lincoln County Library. More...

First Assembly to host workshop on The Art of Marriage May 2 & 3

First Assembly of God will present “The Art of Marriage: Getting to the Heart of God’s Design” on Friday and Saturday, May 2 and 3. The deadline to register for the sixsession video event is Sunday, April 20. More...

Seven Last Words of Jesus will be featured in service at First Baptist

An ecumenical service, featuring “The Seven Last Words of Jesus,” will be held at First Baptist Church on Friday, April 18, beginning at 7 p.m. More...

Sheriff’s office purchases new truck with inmate housing funds

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office recently put its first Ford F-150 Police Interceptor pickup into service. Built specifically for law enforcement, the truck was purchased with funds generated by the county’s inmate housing program. More...

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Dear Hearts and Gentle People

Restless legs

I’m up at 1:45 a.m. trying off and on to go to sleep. I’ll lie down and “it” will begin again. I can’t be still. The bed is swaying before my very eyes. More...

Foul balls and autographs

Baseballs best

One of many happy moments in a baseball fan’s life is catching or retrieving a foul ball off the bat of a big league hitter. More...

People

What a catch!

Mike and Michael Arrington landed eight catfish early Sunday morning on Clarks Hill Lake. The largest two weighed 54 and 51 pounds a total of 202 pounds for the catch! More...

Leathersville News

l Hilda Cliatt visited on Tuesday afternoon. Erin Cooper brought lunch on Thursday. We enjoyed our lunch and her visit. l Lisa, Chuck and Jordan Mahaffey visited with us on Saturday. More...

Emily Bass accepts membership into scholars society

Emily Behrens Bass of Lincolnton, has accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS). More...