October 11, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Community health fair to be held at First Assembly Sat.

The Lincoln County Health Fair will take place Saturday, October 13, from 9 a.m. until 12 noon in the Family Life Center at First Assembly of God on the Thomson Highway. The event is being sponsored by Lincoln County Family Connection. More...

Mountain holds hidden treasures

The Graves Mountain Rock Swap & Dig was a huge success, boasting over 2,000 visitors - twice the number that attended the last dig. From October 5-7, prospectors swarmed over the mountain looking for rutile, kyanite, and other minerals. More...

Scales for the country store

An antique, cast iron scale and weights were recently donated to the Lincoln County Historical Society by Ruby Pope (c) and Janet Smith (r) in memory of their father, John "Cufford" Martin. The scales will be used in the F.M. More...

Precariously perched

Pictured digging for iridescent minerals in the "upper pit" at Graves Mountain is Al Medlock of Vidalia. More...

News

Chamber Calendar

.. October 10 - Lincoln County School System Teacher In-Service Day. .. October 30 - Wills Memorial Hospital Community Wellness Program Halloween Safety Wilkes Primary and Elementary Schools 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. .. More...

Food for Thought

.. Watch portion size - McDonald's 42-oz drink = 3 1/2 cans of 12 oz soda. .. Know how many calories - McDonald's small fries = 210 calories; medium fries = 459 calories; supersize fries = 610 calories. .. More...

Leathersville News

By Mrs. William Bentley

.. Miss Alicia Bryant and Patrick Bryant visited their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Bryant, during the week. .. Mrs. Dudley Bryant visited Miss Marsha Mooney one day the past week. .. Rev. Deryl Odom visited Mr. and Mrs. More...

Sports

Hurricanes downgraded by power of Devils

The Devils proved Friday night that a hurricane could be stopped. The Devil-dominated game ended with a score of 41-0, continuing the Red Devils' perfect season. More...

Obituaries

Edgar Cooper

Mr. Edgar Cooper, 74, of Plantation Point Road, entered into rest on Monday, October 1, 2007 at University Hospital, Augusta, Ga. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, October 4 at First Assembly of God with Revs. More...

Carolyn Goff

Miss Carolyn Goff, 82, entered into rest on Thursday, October 4, 2007 at Lake Crossing Health Center in Appling, Ga. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 5 at Salem Baptist Church with Revs. Deryl Odom and Paul C. More...

Doris Ashmore Goolsby

Mrs. Doris Ashmore Goolsby, 88, beloved wife of the late Ralph Goolsby, entered into rest peacefully at the home of her son, Dempsey Goolsby in Marietta, Ga. on Tuesday, October 2, 2007. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. More...

Board announces TOTY; bonds sold for new school

The Lincoln County Teachers of the Year were announced at the regular meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Education held Tuesday, October 2. More...

Legion Post 194 to host annual fair Oct. 16-20

Celebrate fall while enjoying the games, rides, and food at the 55th Annual Lincoln County Fair, which starts Tuesday, October 16, and continues through Saturday, October 20. More...

Town hall meeting set to discuss issues effecting community

A meeting will be held on Thursday, October 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. More...

Jurors named for criminal trial week

The Lincoln County Superior Court will hear criminal cases beginning Monday, October 15, at the Lincoln County Courthouse. Judge Harold A. Hinesley is scheduled to preside over the proceedings. More...

A shot in the arm?

Approximately 400 flu vaccines were given during the mass influenza immunization drill held at the Lincoln County Health Department October 2-5. Brenda Goolsby, a nurse at the health department, is shown giving a flu shot to Wade Warner. More...

Interpress Studios will photograph kids at clubhouse

In keeping with the spirit of Christmas, area children will once again be featured in "Christmas Kids and Greetings," an annual supplement to The Lincoln Journal. More...

Opinions

Dear Hearts and Gentle People

The Oxford English Dictionary contains full entries for 171,476 words in current use, and 47,156 that are obsolete. Pretty impressive numbers. Words by themselves, however, are for the most part, useless. More...

O for a thousand tongues to sing...

TO THE EDITOR How precious are the sound of these words, yes, Praises to the King! Yet here in our wonderful community, the words that are being "sung" are words of gossip, lies and dung! More...

People

Roy and Mary Lou Guillebeau honored with 50th anniversary reception Sept. 16

Roy and Mary Lou Guillebeau were recently honored by their children at a reception in the ballroom at the Fitzpatrick Hotel in Washington, commemorating their 50 years of marriage. Roy Guillebeau and Mary Lou Banks were married in McCormick, S.C. More...

New Beginnings

Mr. and Mrs. Stacey Alan Bramlett are proud to announce the birth of their son, Brandon Levi, born Wednesday, September 19, 2007 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta. He weighed eight pounds, four ounces and was twenty and three-fourths inches long. More...

Girls just want to have fun!

These four Lincolnton ladies enjoyed "embracing their inner child" as they shoveled, picked and smashed rocks in search of rutile on Graves Mountain. Anne Sanders (facing the camera) actual found a piece of rutile. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Mobile mammography The University Mobile Mammography Unit will be at the Lincoln County Health Department Oct. 23 and Nov. 20. Screening mammograms for women age 40 and above are usually covered by private insurance and Medicare. More...