August 5, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Voters will head to the polls for runoff election Aug. 10

A statewide runoff for the 2010 Georgia General Election is set for Tuesday, August 10.   Close races in the July 20 General Primary created the need for a runoff for both Democrats and Republicans. More...

Civil War ammo

A “shot,” used in a small cannon, was found recently at the intersection of Leathersville Road and Jones-Martin Road by Patricia Hine. More...

News

Between the Bookends

The Lincoln County Public Library has great books and movies for patrons to take home and enjoy. More...

News for Families & Consumers

Too hot for your health

Hot summer weather can pose special health risks to older adults. The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, has some advice for helping older people avoid heat-related illnesses, known as hyperthermia.   More...

Registration begins August 11 for UGA’s Vet School for a Day

Registration opens August 11 for the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine’s sixth annual Vet School for a Day. The program will be held September 29. More...

Opinions

Leathersville News

.. Nancy Bailey’s sister, Harriet, her niece, Jennifer, and her three great nephews, Andrew, Jacob and Noah spent last Monday with her. They enjoyed lunch together and a fun afternoon in the pool.   .. More...

Across The Savannah

Heroes of the Soil

My lunches have been simple but delicious all summer. I’ve pretty much lived off tomato sandwiches. I grow my own tomatoes in the back yard. More...

Sports

Trainer offers seven heat safety measures for school athletes

“If you think it’s hot just being outside lately, imagine what it’s like for school athletes during summer practices. Let’s play it safe when it comes to athletes and heat safety.   More...

Primitive weapon deer hunts slated for Bussy Point

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Thurmond Project Office will host primitive weapon deer hunts in Bussey Point, located in Lincoln Co., Ga., on select dates from Sept. through November. More...

Dixie Swim Club runs Aug. 12-15

What do an organization freak, a borderline alcoholic, a part-time clown, a naïve nun, and a vain manmagnet have in common? More...

Worship

Phillips Mill will celebrate 225th homecoming Sun.

The 225th Homecoming for Phillips Mill Church will be Sunday, August 8. More...

Community Calendar

Lions Club meeting

The Lincolnton Lions Club meets the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Call Jim Butler at 706-359- 4114 or Sharon Bryan at 706-359- 1258for more information.   More...

Donations needed

James Edmond has been paralyzed from the neck down for the last 16 years. He is in need of donations to have spinal cord treatment in Cologne Germany. More...

Revival at Harmony

Revival services will be held at Harmony Baptist Church beginning Mon., Aug. 2 - Thurs., Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. nightly. Pastor Kenneth Clay and New Creation Christian Church of Augusta, Ga. will be our revivalist for the week. More...

School bells ring on three campuses Aug. 9

Approximately 1,300 Lincoln County students are buying new book bags, shopping for tennis shoes, and sharpening pencils in preparation for Monday, August 9, the first day of the 2010-2011 school year.   More...

Public invited to ribbon cutting ceremony at LCHS campus Sat.

When LCHS students return to school for another year of reading, writing, and ’rithmetic, it won’t be business as usual.   More...

Blood drive at LBC Saturday

The Shepeard Community Blood Center will hold a blood drive on Saturday, August 7, from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall at Lincolnton Baptist Church.   The goal for the drive is 40 units.   More...

Editorial Page

I’m proud to say that, at last, I’ve come out of the closet.   No, I have not decided to announce to the world that I am living an alternative lifestyle. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Informative web site

TO THE EDITOR   I’m sure the citizens of Lincoln County have heard about the ridiculously high salaries of the City of Bell, California’s Mayor, Police Chief, and Council Members. More...

People

Shelbye Jaclyn Reese weds Christian M. Specht June 27

Shelbye Jaclyn Reese and Christian Michael Specht were united in marriage on Sunday, June 27, 2010 at Shoal Falls Farm in Hendersonville, North Carolina. More...

Photo op with Palin

Gary Ward (left) finished up an air show at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska this week and had an opportunity to meet former Governor Sarah Palin. More...

JOHN HENRY McKENZIE, III

John and Diana McKenzie, Jr. of Lincolnton, are proud to announce the birth of their son, John Henry McKenzie, III born Friday, July 30, 2010 at Doctor’s Hospital in Augusta. He weighed six pounds, eleven ounces. More...

Obituaries

LCSS Union to meet

The 377th session of the Lincoln County Sunday School Union will convene at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church on Sat., August 28, 2010. All delegates and committee members are asked to meet in the church’s sanctuary at 4 p.m. More...

William Milton Blackmon

William Milton “Bill” Blackmon, 67 of Kings Way, entered into rest Friday, July 30, 2010 at Wills Memorial Hospital, Washington, Ga.   Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, August 2, at Hephzibah Baptist Church with Rev. More...

James W. Ivey Jr.

Mr. James W. “Jake” Ivey, Jr. of Evans, Ga., beloved husband of Wanda Ivey, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, July 26, 2010 at University Hospital.   Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. More...