March 12, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Kickoff to be held for Silver Lining Foundation Sat.

A kickoff for the Silver Lining Foundation is being held Saturday, March 14, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Newberry Missionary Baptist Church on Double Branches Road. More...

System honors members of board of education

The members of the Lincoln County Board of Education, along with their 1,100 counterparts throughout the state, are in the spotlight March 9-13, which has been designated as "School Board Appreciation Week" in Georgia. More...

LWREA offers honorarium to LCHS seniors

High school seniors may apply for an honorarium sponsored by the Lincoln Wilkes Retired Educators Association (LWREA). Students who submit an application must be planning to attend a college or vocational school for the 2009-2010 academic year. More...

Marker will be placed at the site of first black HS

A marker will be placed at the site of the Lincolnton Colored High School, located next to First Baptist Church, during a special ceremony set for Saturday, March 14, at 12 noon. More...

News

Public hearing scheduled on Georgia Conservation Tax Credit Program

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has scheduled a public hearing to solicit comment on proposed amendments to rules for the Georgia Conservation Tax Credit Program. The hearing is set for 5:30-6:30 p.m. More...

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...

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...

Opinions

Get the facts straight

TO THE EDITOR While scanning over Johnnie and Linda Burns' full page ad placed in your paper two weeks ago, I was amazed to learn that Burns' had announced as a part of the "Real Truth," that my wife, Meg Burg, resigned her position as Lincoln Co More...

In favor of new school

TO THE EDITOR I would like to speak in favor of the new school currently under construction. I admit to having somewhat selfish reason in that I have two boys, Benjamin in elementary and Nicholas in middle school. More...

South Lincoln Co. needs resources

TO THE EDITOR I read the brilliant and clear, "What's Wrong Here?" letter written by J.B. Mathew with interest. Why was the "Simply Beyond Us" unsigned editorial run on your front page? More...

Obituaries

Frank Blackburn

Mr. Frank Blackburn, 75, of Metasville Road, Washington, Ga., entered into rest Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at University Hospital Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 7 at Rehoboth Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Rayner and Dr. More...

Virginia May Curley

Mrs. Virginia May Curley, 81, of Augusta, entered into rest March 6, 2009. Graveside services were held at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, March 9 at Hillcrest Memorial Park with Revs. Phil May and Dan Brown officiating. More...

Hubert Bostic Lindsey

Mr. Hubert Bostic "Jew" Lindsey, Sr, 90 of Elm Street, entered into rest Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at McDuffie County Hospital, Thomson, Ga. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 6, at Morningside Baptist Church with Revs. More...

BOE saves $400,000 by making personnel cuts

The Lincoln County Board of Education made some tough budget cuts for FY 2010 at its regular meeting held Tuesday, March 3, at the board office on Metasville Road. More...

Tankersley exhibits champion Simmental at state steer show

Dalton Tankersley exhibited the grand champion Simmental steer at the 2009 Georgia Junior National Livestock Show held recently at the Georgia Fairgrounds in Perry. More...

Loco VFD receives grant for needed equipment

The Loco Volunteer Fire Department has been notified that it will receive $65,268 from the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. More...

ASU honors Andrews, Harris

Kashade Andrews and Donnell Harris, both students at LCHS, were honored at the annual African-American High School Scholar Recognition Program held Thursday, February 26, at Augusta State University. 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...

Editorial Page

Dear Hearts and Gentle People

Will Rogers once said; "Income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf." Be that as it may, it's time again to ante up with the government and pay our taxes. More...

Political Cartoon

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Across The Savannah

An Endangered Species: Common Sense

"Back in my day, we did things right." We've all heard that saying. Tried-and-proven ways more often than not are best because, well, they're tried and proven and grounded in common sense. Bailing out banks and insurance companies? More...

People

Leathersville News

.. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Abel visited William and Lee Bentley Monday afternoon. .. Lindy Chalker visited in the William Bentley home Tuesday morning. Wayne Bentley visited Tuesday afternoon. .. More...

Pinewood Derby participants

The Royal Ranger group of First Assembly of God sponsored the annual Pinewood Derby and breakfast on Saturday, March 7th. There were 42 kids who entered a car in the derby. More...

Griffin visits childcare center

Dr. Griffin, Ms. Paige Reed, Ms. Cindy Turner and Ms. Heather Broome came out to visit the children at Barbara's Family Childcare February 4, 2009. Dr. 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...