August 6, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Qualifying to take place for three city seats

Qualifying for two seats on the Lincolnton City Council as well as the job of mayor will be held Monday, August 31, through Wednesday, September 2, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. each day at City Hall. More...

Citizens urged to fill out survey for widening of Thomson Hwy.

In an effort to improve the transportation route to I-20, the Lincoln County Development Authority will be mailing a survey to various local businesses and citizens. More...

Georgians continue to conserve water although restrictions have been lifted

Georgians have continued to conserve water, even with relaxed outdoor water use restrictions in place, according to the June 2009 water use data compiled by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD). More...

New technology office

Construction continues on the new information technology building, located behind the Lincoln County Board of Education office on Metasville Road. The columns serve to give continuity between the IT building and the board of education office. More...

News

Transplant candidates and recipients encouraged to attend conference

Members of the Augusta-area organ transplant community will gather at the Medical College of Georgia Alumni Center from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. More...

Water conservation initiatives sign-up period is now underway

Enrollment for the Agricultural Water Conservation Initiatives Program, also known as the ponds program, is going on right now. More...

Register now for Sept. ACT

Registration is now open for the September 12, 2009 ACT achievement test. Students who wish to take the college admission and placement exam must register before August 7, 2009. More...

Opinions

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No time for sour grapes!

TO THE EDITOR In response to a letter to the editor in the Lincoln Journal on July 23, 2009 entitled "How much time?" How much time did it take ex-county commissioner Chairman Walker Norman to start making campaign-like political statements again More...

Where's the relief!

TO THE EDITOR District 4 homeowners need to contact our County Commissioner, Rob Robinson, and let him know that it is not too late to vote against a county budget that will result in every Lincoln County homeowner paying approximately $200 more 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...

Taxpayers to bare brunt of cut in homestead exemption grant

In contrast to the taxable digest for 2008, which increased 6.2 percent, the 2009 digest shows a six-percent decrease. More...

City council signs contract with DOT for road paving

The Lincolnton City Council voted to execute a contract with the Georgia DOT in conjunction with the construction of the road in front of the new high school, located off of Metasville Road. More...

Future Red Devils take the field

The annual Lincoln County Youth Football Camp was held Monday through Wednesday, July 27-29, at the Curry Colvin Recreation Complex. More...

Poythress campaigns for governor

David Poythress (c), candidate for governor, met with members of the Lincoln County Democratic Party and other interested individuals at the Lincoln County Library on Thursday, July 30. More...

Load 'em up and move 'em out

Open houses will be held tonight (Thursday) at LCES, LCMS, and LCHS as students and teachers prepare for the new school year to get underway. The first day of school is scheduled to begin bright and early Friday, August 7. More...

Editorial Page

Dear Hearts and Gentle People

Patience has never been one of my virtues. I can't stand to wait. Christmas is especially hard on me since I want to give everyone their presents the minute I buy them…usually in August. And I hate to wait on other people. More...

Smart goals and the magic of compound interest

News for Families & Consumers

Most people think of budgeting as a dirty word. It is the punishment you get for overspending, much as dieting is the punishment you get for overeating. Rather than a punishment for past actions, your budget is really a plan for future spending. More...

Across The Savannah

Dog Days & Cicadas

Sirius, the heaven's brightest star had its conjunct with the sun July 4, and the Dog Days of August have had us in their crosshairs ever since. Ancients feared the hot, humid Dog Days. More...

People

Fifteen state road trip

While on an RV trip to Bar Harbor, Maine, Ernie and Renee Guthrie happened upon The Lincoln County Courthouse in Wiscasset, Maine. They were accompanied by George and Wendy Leverett as they traveled through 15 states and over 3100 miles. More...

Leathersville News

.. Mr. and Mrs. George Bailey of Elberton, Ga. and Mr. and Mrs. Leon Bailey of Livingston, Texas have been visitors of Irene Bailey. .. Mr. and Mrs. David Fizer returned back home to Indiana last week. Alan Fizer was out for the weekend. More...

Crystal Renee Meredith weds Jonathan Mark Wright March 14

Crystal Renee Meredith and Jonathan Mark Wright were united in marriage 4 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2009 at First Baptist Church in Waynesboro. Dr. G. Al Wright, Jr., father of the groom, and Rev. Brad Hambrick officiated. More...