April 19, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Businessman sues sheriff over civil rights violation

A civil lawsuit has been filed against Lincoln County Sheriff Gerald Lawson in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia by Ernie Guthrie, also of Lincoln County. The $1. More...

Secretary of State sets qualifying dates for special election

The dates for qualifying for the Special Election to fill the 10th District Congressional seat vacated by the passing of Charlie Norwood have been set by Karen Handel, Georgia's secretary of state. More...

Local VT student escapes harm in college shootings

The tragedy that occurred at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, Monday, April 16, struck home. More...

Campbell recognized by Army

Larry Campbell (second from right), athletic director and head football coach at LCHS, was recently presented with an award in recognition of his participation in the 2007 United States Army All-America Bowl held in San Antonio, Texas. More...

Once upon a time...

The theme of the LCHS Junior-Senior Prom, held Saturday, April 14, was "Happily Ever After." In keeping with the theme, the Junior Class Prom Committee did a superb job of transforming the school into a fairy tale castle with kings, queens, knig More...

News

Meet Tom Poland

An Afternoon with an author, sponsored by Lincoln County Friends of the Library, will be held Sunday afternoon, April 29, 2 p.m. at the library. More...

Mystery weekend

Mistletoe State Park will have a fun-filled murder mystery weekend April 20-22, beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday with the murderer being revealed at Sunday's breakfast. Cost is $99 per person and registration is limited to 25. More...

Benefit plate sale

A benefit barbecue pork plate sale will be held for Greg and Beth Keener on Sat., April 21. Plates will cost $6 each and may be picked up at Faith Temple from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. More...

People

On their way to the prom

Arriving by horse drawn carriage to "Lincoln Castle" Saturday night were Robert Biles, senior and Amy Dandron, junior. Their driver for the evening was Jim McGee. More...

Kristen Amanda Bannister to wed Jeffrey Andrew Crenshaw June 9

Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Guthrie and Mr. Billy J. Bannister, Jr., are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen Amanda Bannister, to Jeffrey Andrew Crenshaw, son of Mr. and Mrs. Winn Crenshaw. More...

Roberson and Callaway entertained at shower

Engaged couple Toni Roberson and Tom Callaway were entertained at a lawn and garden shower on Saturday evening, April 7, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Bailey, aunt and uncle of the bride-elect, of Washington. Joining Mr. and Mrs. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Bingo April 27 Bingo will be played at The Lincoln Center, 160 May Ave., on Fri., April 27 at 7 p.m. Hot dogs, chips, and drinks will be available along with prizes. All proceeds will benefit the Lincoln County Relay for Life Survivor Dinner. More...

Sheriff to travel to Israel for law enforcement exchange

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners voted to accept a grant that will allow Sheriff Gerald Lawson to visit Israel in conjunction with the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange (GILEE) program. More...

Writing scores at LCMS top CSRA RESA and state results

The average scores for LCMS students on the Georgia Grade 8 Writing Assessment were higher than those in the 12-county area served by CSRA RESA (Regional Educational Service Agency) and the state as a whole. More...

Volunteers needed to take part in cleanup initiative

Lincoln County and the City of Lincolnton are sponsoring the "Great American Cleanup" on Saturday, April 21. The event is being held in conjunction with the Keep America Beautiful initiative. More...

Damaging winds

High winds blew the steeple off of St. Luke Baptist Church on Metasville Road just prior to the second worship service on Sunday, April 15. "We thought it was thunder - it happened so fast," stated Marvene Zellars, a member of the church. More...

Clerk announces potential jurors for criminal trial week

The Lincoln County Superior Court will hear civil cases beginning Tuesday, April 24, at the Lincoln County Courthouse. Judge Harold A. Hinesley will preside over the proceedings. More...

Editorial Page

With all of today's talk about school shootings and other heinous crimes I feel a little guilty about the topic of this week's Dear Hearts. Not guilty enough, however, to come up with another one at this late date. More...

Eating the new American way

How we eat may influence our chances for getting cancer. The National Institute for Cancer Research (NICR) recommends that Americans modify their eating habits to lower their cancer risk by filling their dinner plates in a new way. More...

Notes from the State Senate

Much has happened over the past two weeks in the Georgia legislature. Last week, both the Senate and the House took a week-long recess for spring break, giving everyone a chance to spend time with their families and prepare for the end of session. More...

Obituaries

William H. "Bill" Dorn

Mr. William Henry "Bill" Dorn, 74, of Plum Branch, S.C., entered into rest Wednesday, April 11, 2007 at Heartland Hospice in Augusta, Ga. A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 13, at Plum Branch Baptist Church with Revs. More...

William "Bill" Niemann

William 'Bill' E. Niemann, MSgt., USAF, retired, entered into rest on April 5, 2007. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 10, at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Gale Seibert officiating. More...

Worship

Fifth Sun. singing

There will be a fifth Sunday night singing at Loco Baptist Church April 29 at 6 p.m. Refreshments will follow. More...

Concert at MCCHC

The Sammy Glaze Family will be in concert at Martins Crossroads Congregational Holiness Church on Wed., May 9 at 7 p.m. Martins Crossroads is located at the corner of Hwy. 220 and Double Branches Road. More...

Gospel night May 2

The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce will present the 13th Annual Southern Gospel Night Wed., May 2, 7 p.m. at Elijah Clark State Park. More...