January 15, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

MLK birthday observance to be held at LCHS Jan. 18

The annual Lincoln County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Observance will take place Sunday, January 18, at 3 p.m. in the LCHS Auditorium. More...

Community Calendar

Board of elections meetings The regular meetings of the Lincoln County Board of Elections and Voter Registration will be held the fourth Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. More...

Scott crowned Miss Augusta

Amanda Scott, daughter of Russell and Ann Scott, was crowned "Miss Augusta" Saturday, January 10, at the Grover Maxwell Performing Arts Theater at Augusta State University. A senior at LCHS, Amanda is the youngest Miss Augusta ever. More...

News

USDA to conduct Farm and Ranch Irrigation Survey

Water is the source of life and the U.S. agricultural industry depends upon this precious resource to meet the world's growing need for food, feed, fiber and fuel. U.S. More...

Tree seedlings available to Georgians

The Georgia Forestry Commission is offering residents an inexpensive way to help the environment, reduce energy costs, beautify landscapes, and attract wildlife. Tree seedlings grown at the GFC Nursery provide these benefits and more. More...

USDA National Scholars Program applications now being accepted

USDA/1890 National Scholars Program applications are now being accepted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the 2009 academic school year. More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

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Concerned about county taxes

TO THE EDITOR With all the difficulties in our economy, there seems to be a growing consensus that now is not a good time to be raising taxes. Shortfalls in government tax revenue should be addressed in other ways. More...

Obituaries

H.J. "Jim" Turner Jr.

Mr. H.J. "Jim" Turner, Jr., beloved husband, father, and grandfather, entered into rest on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009 at Wilkes Health Care Center, Washington, Ga. He was 80 years old. Graveside services were held at 3:30 p.m. More...

Chairman paints bleak picture of county's financial future

Financial concerns topped the agenda at the regular meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners held Thursday, January 8. More...

John Berry will be special guest at chamber banquet on Jan. 27

The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual banquet on Thursday, January 27, at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria at LCHS. More...

BOC combines departments, hires Fleming

Personnel matters comprised the agenda at a called meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners held Tuesday, January 6, in the commissioners' chambers at the Lincoln County Courthouse. More...

Historic invitation

Welcome Mason is shown with his invitation (inset) to the inauguration of President-Elect Barack Obama, which he received Tuesday, January 13. More...

Bundle up; cold fronts are on the way

With temperatures expected to drop drastically over the weekend, Lincoln County residents are encouraged to make preparations now to weather the blast of Artic air. More...

Strong winds keep road department busy

Wind gusts of up to 50 mph and sustained winds at between 25 and 35 mph took their toll in Lincoln County Wednesday, January 7. Pictured is a truck that was hit by a tree as it traveled south on Highway 79. More...

Editorial Page

Dear Hearts and Gentle People

Well folks, here it is. The first installment of "Ask Mickie ~ 2009," compiled from the many letters that came to me last year. More...

Agriculture & Natural Resources

Country of origin labeling

Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) has been a hot topic for last couple of years. I know you are probably wondering why it is important and what it has to do with me. More...

Winter weather will be extreme

Georgians can expect a roller coaster winter with temperatures jumping between warm and extremely cold. The southeastern United States is currently in what is called a neutral phase of the El Niño - Southern Oscillation. More...

People

Elizabeth Joann McKinney to wed Brendon Lee Smith

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald L. McKinney are pleased to announce the engagement of Elizabeth Joann McKinney to Brendon Lee Smith. Elizabeth is the daughter of Gerald and the late Connie Lee McKinney and is a 2008 graduate of Lincoln County High School. More...

LUCY GRACE GOLDMAN BAILEY

Look what Santa brought us for Christmas! Jason T. and Erin Goldman Bailey of Lincolnton are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Lucy Grace Goldman Bailey, born December 24, 2008, 10:14 p.m. at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, Ga. More...

Remsen named to Dean's Honors List for fall quarter at UCLA

Sara Anne Remsen has been named to the Dean's Honors List at UCLA for Fall Quarter, 2008. To be noted as Dean's Honors a student must have a 3.75 or higher grade-point average in any one term with at least 12 graded units. More...