September 3, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Urban legends and ghost stories needed for festival

"It was a dark and stormy night — the house sat silently on the hill, watching and waiting. The thunder and rain were merely background noise as the car loaded with Gap-clad teenagers squealed into the driveway. More...

Journal announces early deadline for Labor Day closing

The Lincoln Journal will be closed Monday, September 7, for Labor Day. The deadline for news and advertisements to appear in the September 10 issue of the paper is Friday, September 4, at 5 p.m. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday! More...

Journal asks residents to share thoughts on their career choices

With Labor Day around the corner, we decided it would be interesting to ask some of the hard-working residents of Lincoln County what kind of profession they would choose if they had it to do all over again or what kind of job they would want if th More...

Local law enforcement officers to crack down on impaired drivers

The 78-hour Labor Day holiday travel period begins Friday, September 4, at 6 p.m. and ends at midnight on Monday (Labor Day), September 7. More...

News

Ga. DOT seeks public comment on state transporation plan

The Georgia Department of Transportation invites the public to open houses to discuss the Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP). More...

Chamber and development authority gathering collection of ghost stories

Urban Legend: a local story of unknown origin involving incidents of the past that include supernatural elements and tend to be believed as true by the local community. These stories are generally passed on by word of mouth. More...

Handel joins NASS in declaring Sept. as National Voter Registration Month

Secretary of State Karen Handel today joined fellow members of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) in declaring September 2009 National Voter Registration Month. More...

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Praise for elected officials

TO THE EDITOR The Lincoln Journal published a letter from Walker Norman who had the superbity to demand a local property tax assessment freeze on July 23, 2009. More...

Obituaries

Berdie W. Crawford

Berdie W. Crawford, 88, widow of Charles W. Crawford, entered into rest on Monday, August 24, 2009 at Self Regional Healthcare, Greenwood, S.C. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, August 27 at Plum Branch Baptist Church. More...

Worship

Singers invited to make a joyful noise at First Assembly

Anyone who enjoys worshiping God through singing is invited to participate in "A Night with the Brooklyn Tab," a community-based presentation hosted by First Assembly of God. 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...

County supports effort to keep lake close to full pool

A proclamation dealing with lake levels was signed by the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners at a called meeting held Thursday, August 27, in the commissioners' chambers at the courthouse. More...

Chamber will sponsor first-ever Miss Freshwater Coast Pageant

The first-ever Miss Freshwater Coast Pageant will be held Saturday, October 17, at 7 p.m. in the LCHS Auditorium. The event is being sponsored by the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce. More...

Con. Broun travels to Canada to look at healthcare system

"I am adamantly opposed to 'Obama care,'" stated 10th District Congressman Paul Broun in a telephone interview with The Lincoln Journal on Monday, August 31. The congressman was in Canada on a fact-finding tour at the time. More...

Collecting rings

Former Red Devil Ronell Ferguson added another ring to his collection (inset) when he received an MEAC (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) championship ring as a member of the South Carolina State Bulldogs. More...

Gearing up for book fair

The LCMS/LCHS Book Fair will be held Tuesday, September 8, through Monday, September 14, in the school's media center. More...

Editorial Page

Consumers get answers from Georgia Dept. of Agriculture

Consumer Recall: Kroger Recalls Super Kids Enriched White Sandwich Bread. The Kroger Co. is recalling its Super Kids Enriched White Sandwich Bread sold in 13 states because it may contain milk not listed on the label. More...

Dear Hearts and Gentle People

I hate it when the media tries to scare the daylights out of me, which, by the way, is almost every day. More...

Across The Savannah

A Tenant Home & Memories of Brotherhood

Last summer I wrote "Our Vanishing Tenant Homes," about how the South is losing a part of its past, as is Lincoln County. I said, "Why not find a tenant home in the county that stands intact and place it in the Lincoln County Historical Park. More...

People

Vacationing in Nova Scotia

Dusty and Helene Rhodes visited Peggy's Cove in Halifax, Nova Scotia this August. They are proudly holding their copy of The Lincoln Journal. More...

Visiting the Sunshine State

On a recent trip to Panama City, Florida, celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary, Raymond and Penny Arnett took along a copy of The Lincoln Journal. They are pictured at the boat docks at Captain Andersons. More...

Leathersville News

.. Amanda Abel and Alicia Bryant visited in the William Bentley home Tuesday afternoon. Michael Ferguson visited Friday afternoon. .. Mr. and Mrs. Derek Cooper visited her grandparents, William and Lee Bentley, Saturday afternoon. More...