August 16, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Prize watermelon grower

Roy Blackburn (pictured) and his father, Luther Blackburn, grew this 66-pound watermelon at their home off of the Elberton Highway. "It was good eatin' - real sweet," said Luther. More...

News

Handel launches photo ID website and toll-free number

Secretary of State Karen Handel today launched a website and toll-free hotline to provide information to voters about photo identification requirements for in-person voting beginning with the September 18 Special Elections. More...

Gardening Tips

BRIGHT COLORS Caladiums need generous amounts of water and fertilizer to continuously produce new leaves during the summer, say experts with the University of Georgia Extension Service. More...

News for Families & Consumers

Heat related illness tips

Heat Guidelines: .. Limit time outdoors if possible. Go outdoors during the coolest part of the day. Plan strenuous outdoor activity for early morning or late in the day. Stay in the shade if possible when going outdoors. .. More...

People

Mandi Leigh Keown to wed Rees B. Carroll Oct. 19

Mr. Jack Wilmoth Keown and Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Wayne Deal, of McCormick, South Carolina, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Mandi Leigh Keown, to Rees Brophy Carroll, son of Mr. More...

SPENCER LEE POSS

Ms. Kathy Poss is proud to announce the birth of her son, Spencer Lee Poss, born June 20, 2007 at Trinity Hospital in Augusta, Ga. He weighed eight pounds, four ounces and was twenty-one inches long. More...

Carani celebrates third birthday with two parties

All the children at Ms. Barbara's Family Daycare enjoyed helping Oakley Carani celebrate her third birthday with cupcakes, Cheetos, and milk. Afterward, Oakley opened her surprise gift from Ms. Barbara. More...

Too cool for words...

Traveling 25 mph behind a boat, The Lincoln Journal proved to be interesting reading for Lincoln County teenagers Brooke Arnold (l), Meg Ball, and Roger Boyle. More...

Board agrees to consider selling bonds for new school this year

The Lincoln County Board of Education has agreed to consider passing a bond resolution at its September meeting to enable Knox Wall, a division of Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc., to start selling bonds for the new school this calendar year. More...

Shirley Crook breaks mirror and hits jackpot the same day

Shirley Crook of Lincolnton recently shattered the superstition that breaking a mirror brings bad luck. More...

Editorial Page

Dear Hearts and Gentle People

I've heard him called many things....kindhearted, workaholic, good ole boy, behind-the-scenes man, and even angel-come-to-earth, but I'm quite certain the description he most appreciates is simply.... friend. More...

Political Cartoon

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Opinions

What's in a name?

TO THE EDITOR The opportunity to name a child is a blessing within itself. The overwhelming feeling of instant gratification when a proud parent realizes that this blessed human being is going to be labeled with a proper noun is euphoric. More...

Special thanks

TO THE EDITOR The Martin's Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department, along with all the responding departments and agencies, would like to thank Ernie Guthrie of Fast Times Convenience Store and Ron and Tara Johnson of Johnson Equipment for the donat More...

Obituaries

Sadie Goldman Lever

Ms. Sadie Goldman Lever of Augusta, Ga., entered into rest on August 3, 2007. Funeral services were held at Poteet Funeral Home, South Chapel, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 6. More...

Vivian Murphy Pounds

Mrs. Vivian Murphy Pounds, 77, of Augusta, Georgia entered into rest August 12, 2007 at Augusta Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. No services are planned. Mrs. Pounds was a member of First Southern Methodist Church of Augusta. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Mobile mammography The University Mobile Mammography Unit will be at the Lincoln County Health Department August 21 and Sept. 25. Screening mammograms for women age 40 and above are usually covered by private insurance and Medicare. More...