June 25, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Authority will host reception for Banks

Ashley Banks, the new executive director of the Lincoln County Development Authority, will be the guest of honor at a "Meet and Greet," which will take place from 3:30 until 5:30 p.m. More...

New addition to historical park

The newest addition to the Lincoln County Historical Park is a 75-year-old turpentine still from a family farm near Glenville, Georgia. The still weighs approximately 650 pounds and measures eight feet in diameter. More...

TJ & Friends Foundation to host annual Ride Against Cancer Sat.

The TJ & Friends Foundation, Inc. will host its Third Annual Ride Against Cancer on Saturday, June 27. Escorted by the Georgia State Patrol, motorcycles are scheduled to leave the Wal-Mart parking lot in Elberton at 9 a.m. sharp. More...

BOC withdraws plat for Charleston Bay subdivision

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners voted to withdraw the original plat of the 79.45-acre Charleston Bay subdivision, located off of Tabernacle Church Road, recorded in the Lincoln County clerk of court's office. More...

Winds snap telephone pole

Pictured is a telephone pole on Highway 378, hit by straight-lines winds during the early morning hours of Thursday, June 18. More...

News

Women's luncheon to be held at Tara Country Club July 8

The Savannah River Christian Women's Connection will hold its luncheon Wed., July 8, 12:30 - 2 p.m. at Tara Country Club. Cost is $13 per person. Lunch guest are encouraged to make, bake or bring anything apple for our bake sale. More...

DHR begins receiving public comments on WIC

The Georgia Department of Human Resources (DHR) is pleased to announce that the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) will hold its annual public comment beginning June 20. More...

Aycock wins at Junior Beef Futurity

Lincoln Co. 4-H'er attends 2009 Georgia Junior Beef Futurity on June 18 - 20 at the Georgia National Fair Grounds in Perry, Ga. Over two hundred steers and heifers from across the state were on hand for this event. Lincoln Co. More...

Obituaries

Joseph Earl Collier

Joseph "Earl" Collier, 85, entered into rest at VA in Augusta, Ga. on Monday night, June 15, 2009. Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. on June 18 at St. Paul Methodist Church in Plum Branch. More...

James Joseph Grochowski

Mr. James Joseph Grochowski, 66 of the Double Branches Community died Fri. , June 19, 2009 at his residence. A memorial service was held on Wednesday. June 24, 2009 at 11 a.m. at Beggs Funeral Home, Lincolnton with Rev. More...

James Allen Hilley Sr.

Mr. James Allen Hilley, Sr., 56, formerly of Lincolnton, entered into rest on Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at Heartland Hospice in Augusta, Ga. Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 20 at First Assembly of God in Augusta with Revs. More...

Public Notices

LEGALS

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC A petition for a variance request has been filed with the City Council requesting that property located on 317 S. Washington St. More...

Taxes expected to increase by .75 mills for Debt Service Fund

Depending on the tax digest, it appears as if there will be no millage rate increase for the General Fund portion of the FY 2010 Tentative Budget; whereas, an increase of .75 mills is being proposed for the budget's Debt Service Fund. More...

Winds topple trees throughout county

Straight-line winds, associated with thunderstorms, moved through Lincoln County on Thursday, June 18. The winds pulled up trees by the roots, which downed power lines, while lightning struck both lines and transformers. More...

Early deadline

In observance of Independence Day, The Lincoln Journal will close on Thursday, July 2, at 5 p.m. and remain closed through the week of July 6-10. More...

Back in the day...

Pictured is a portion of Main Street during what is believed to be the late 1940s or early 1950s. More...

Fees increase for background checks

The GCIC (Georgia Crime Information Center) is changing the fees for fingerprint-based criminal history information checks for employment, contractor, or licensing purposes. More...

Smith retires after driving 80 miles a day for 50 years

JoAnn Ware Smith of Lincolnton, Georgia, has traveled 80 miles roundtrip each day to work for 50 years. That's about a million miles. Some days she carpooled, but most of the time she drove her own car. She has been through six vehicles. More...

Editorial Page

Across The Savannah

Road Trip

Ever stop to think how much time you spend on the road. Statistics say the average American spends three hours a day in a car. Many of you keep the road to Augusta hot. I'm up and down I-20 a lot. It's like traveling across a desert. More...

People

Burton celebrates 85th birthday

Leslie Burton was feted by her family on her 85th birthday at Montereys Restaurant in Augusta. Pictured are Leslie, Erin McAvoy, Leslie McAvoy, Kerry McAvoy, Rees Carroll, Sydney Thornton, Paige McAvoy, Courtney Thornton, James McAvoy, More...

Leathersville News

By Mrs. William Bentley

.. Anne Wright, Haley and Grayson Dumpe visited William and Lee Bentley on Monday and were lunch guest in the home. .. Mr. and Mrs. David Fizer are still visiting in the Art Fizer home. They will be returning home on Tuesday. More...

Reed and Stevens to exchange vows in ceremony Sept. 19

Mr. and Mrs. Talmadge Bowers Reed, Jr. of Lincolnton, are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Haili Era Reed to Brandon McClendon Stevens, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Stevens, Sr. of North Augusta, S.C. More...

Worship

Moss, Johnson to perform at First Baptist Sunday

Two musical artists - pianist Peyson Moss and vocalist Jonathan Johnson - will present a concert at the First Baptist Church of Washington on Sunday, June 28, at 6 p.m. 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...