January 3, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

GFC changes the limits for issuance of burn permits

The Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) announced recently that it has enhanced its burn permit system. More...

News

Menacing mice move indoors to escape the cold

As temperatures begin to drop, Georgia's climate finally resembles what some call winter. It's enough to drive people indoors to stay warm, and some unwanted guests, too. More...

Christmas tree recycling program ends January 8

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Thurmond Lake will accept real Christmas trees through January 8, 2008. The Christmas trees can be dropped off at Riverside Middle School on Fury's Ferry Road in Evans, Georgia. More...

USDA issues disaster payments for crop, livestock and feed losses

Acting Agriculture Secretary Chuck Conner announced that USDA will begin issuing payments today to tens of thousands of farmers and ranchers across the country who suffered losses because of natural disasters. More...

Sports

Meetings to be held regarding dove season structure

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) will hold eight public meetings across the state in January to provide the public an opportunity to comment specifically on the current dove season structure as it More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

GED/Adult classes Augusta Technical College and Lincoln County Family Connection are offering GED/Adult Literacy classes on Mon., Tues., and Thurs. from 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Wed., from 8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. More...

Justice reports on arrests and incidents for police department

An activity report for the Lincolnton Police Department was issued recently by Chief Jim Justice. According to the chief, the following arrests were made in the city: .. Andrew Brown, 31, of Lincolnton, charged with simple battery. More...

Partridge to perform with Augusta Symphony Jan. 12

The Augusta Symphony, under the direction of Donald Portnoy, will present "Diva on the Rise," featuring Lincoln County native Leah Partridge. The "Masterworks Concert" is set to take place Saturday, January 12, at 7:30 p.m. More...

Year in Review recaps second half of 2007

JULY 5 - The county adopts a spending resolution which will allow it to continue operating under the current budget until a tentative FY 2008 budget is adopted on July 12...The annual "Thunder Over Thurmond" fireworks extravaganza will light up t More...

Editorial Page

Tax season opens on time

The Internal Revenue Service announces that the upcoming tax season is expected to start on time for everyone except certain taxpayers potentially affected by the late enactment of the Alternative Minimum Tax "patch." Following extensive work in r More...

Opinions

Warm reception To the Editor

TO THE EDITOR I would like to take this opportunity to tell you, from the viewpoint of a resident of St. Petersburg, Florida, what a fine relationship and warm reception we received from your Sheriff Gerald S. Lawson. More...

People

Jones graduates from Marine Corps at Parris Island

Pvt. Sabrina Jones graduated from the Marine Corps Base at Parris Island in Beaufort, S.C. on Friday, December 7. She attended bootcamp at Parris Island for 13 weeks of training. Pvt. More...

Obituaries

Vicky Tucker

Vicky Henderson Tucker, 64, of Greenwood, S.C., entered into rest Wednesday, December 26, 2007 at her home. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 29 at Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. More...

Walter O. Wideman

Mr. Walter O. Wideman, 83, of 4850 Hwy. 378 West entered into rest on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at Self Regional Medical Center, Greenwood, S.C. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. More...