March 5, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Corps halts outflow at Thurmond due to rain

Due to abundant rains in the Upper Savannah River Basin, including significant rainfall in the Stevens Creek sub-basin immediately below Thurmond Dam, the United States Army Corps of Engineers stopped all outflows from the dam for nearly 48 hours b More...

Subscription drive underway to help keep pool open

As part of the "Coming Together to Save Our Pool" initiative, The Lincoln Journal will hold a subscription drive beginning Friday, March 6, and continuing through Thursday, April 16. More...

Exchange students discuss life at home and abroad

Lincolnton and LCHS are playing host to a record number of exchange students this year: four hail from Germany, two from Sweden, and one each from South Korea and Hong Kong. More...

Little League registration continues through March 21

Registration to play Lincoln County Little League Baseball is currently underway at four convenient locations: Farmers & Merchants Bank, Goldman & Wengrow's, Cliatt Crossing, and the Lincoln County Water Department. More...

News

Spaghetti supper to benefit Roberts family March 20

Lincolnton United Methodist Church is sponsoring a spaghetti supper to benefit Eddie and Amy Roberts on Friday, March 20 in the fellowship hall from 4:30 - 7 p.m. Dinners will be $6 per plate and will be available for dining in or take out. More...

Seniors may apply for honorarium from LWREA

High school seniors may apply for an honorarium sponsored by the Lincoln Wilkes Retired Educators Association (LWREA). More...

Ribbon cutting for new owners

The Lincolnton - Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting on February 9 for Soulful Provisions dba The Coop. Anthony and Jennifer Barber have reopened The Coop located at Cliatt's Crossing. More...

Opinions

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TO THE EDITOR

County comprised of truly great people

TO THE EDITOR On Saturday morning, our home was indirectly hit by lightning. At first, we thought it was contained to just some electrical damage, but quickly realized that there was also a propane leak. More...

The power of prayer

TO THE EDITOR Mr. Travis Reid, Mulberry A.M.E., was chosen to give the benediction at the Board of Commissioners' Low Water meeting on February 17th at the courthouse because he knows the Lord, he knows the lake and he knows the people. More...

Obituaries

Frances T. Banks

Mrs. Frances Teasley Banks, 96, wife of the late E. Roy Banks formerly of Bethany Church Road, entered into rest Friday, February 27, 2009 at Lake Crossing Health Care near Appling, Ga. Funeral Services were held at 3 p.m. More...

Vergie Lou Jones

Mrs. Vergie Lou Andrews Jones, 79, of Thomson Hwy., entered into rest Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009 at Heritage Health Care of Wilkes, Washington, Ga. Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. More...

Richard Benjamin Myers

Mr. Richard Benjamin Myers, 31, of American Ave., entered into rest in Lexington, S.C. on Saturday, February 28, 2009. Funeral service were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at First Assembly of God in Lincolnton with Rev. More...

Rising lake levels discussed; mayor reports on budget

The impact of the recent rains on Clark's Hill Lake was under discussion at the regular meeting of the Lincolnton City Council held Monday, March 1. More...

C.J. Goldman exhibits grand champion steer in Washington

Without a doubt, Lincoln County was a force to be reckoned with at the 55th Annual Washington Area Steer and Heifer Show held Saturday, March 1, at the McGill-Woodruff Agricultural Center in Washington. C.J. More...

Set clocks ahead and check smoke detector batteries

Local residents are reminded to set their clocks ahead one hour when Daylight Saving Time (DST) resumes at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 8. Georgians are also urged by Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John W. More...

Reception held for Burke

Alana Burke (pictured), executive director of the Lincoln County Development Authority, was the guest of honor at a reception held Friday, February 27, at the Welcome Center. More...

CSRA EOA to give away food at Lincoln Center

A mass food distribution, sponsored by the CSRA Economic Opportunity Authority, Inc., will be held Friday, March 6, at the Lincoln County Senior Citizens Center, located in The Lincoln Center on May Avenue. The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. More...

Editorial Page

Dear Hearts and Gentle People

Where else but Lincoln County could there be tornado warnings, thunderstorm warnings, flooding, snow, and freeze warnings….all in one day! More...

Across The Savannah

It's a Small World

Growing up, children see the world as an immense, far-flung place. I know I did. Even on a local level, the world loomed big. Augusta seemed like it was 100 miles away, and Atlanta? That seemed like a transcontinental trip. More...

News for Families & Consumers

The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension

Daylight Saving Time begins the second Sunday of March each year. In 2009 it will occur on March 8. Many of us will struggle to adjust to the time change and have some sleep loss. More...

People

New officers selected during Colonial Dames meeting Feb. 21

The Fort James Chapter of Colonial Dames XVII Century met at the Groves-May House in Lincolnton on Saturday, February 21 with 13 members and three invitees present. More...

Leathersville News

By Mrs. William Bentley

.. Alicia Bryant visited in the William Bentley home Tuesday morning. .. Rev. Deryl Odom visited Irene Bailey one day the past week. .. Franklin and Brenda Bowick, and William and Lee Bentley were supper guests together Saturday night. More...

Walker and Morey to exchange vows in ceremony June 6

Mr. and Mrs. Gene Walker of Thomson announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Elizabeth Walker, to Joshua Timothy Morey, son of Mr. Joe Morey and Ms. Robin Morey of Thomson. More...

Community Calendar

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...