March 17, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Chamber looking for grill masters for annual festival

Preparations are moving full speed ahead for the Second Annual Georgia Grill & Chill Festival, sponsored by the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce.  The event will be held Saturday, May 7, from noon until 7 p.m., at the American L More...

Jazz band to hold dessert concert in LCHS cafeteria

The “Jazz Dessert Concert,” sponsored by the Lincoln County Middle and High School Jazz Band, will take place Thursday, March 24, at 7 p.m. in the LCHS Cafeteria.  More...

City awards contract to pave a portion of Charles Ward Elam St.

The Lincolnton City Council held a called meeting on Monday, March 14, to award a contract for the paving of a portion of Charles Ward Elam Street, where the new high school is located.  More...

News

Military Bass Bash to be held at Wildwood Park

Bass Pro Shops-Tracker Marine Group in association with Columbia County Recreation and the Columbia County Convention and Visitors Bureau will honor our US Armed Forces with its Inaugural Military Bass Bash on April 16, 2011 at Wildwood Park.  More...

Library Check-Out

The date for the spring book sale has been set. It’s Saturday, May 28 during the Memorial Day weekend. A preview day on Friday may also be in the works.  More...

Open house at learning center

Parents Night was recently held at Lincoln County 21st Century Community Learning Center on February 14th. More...

Opinions

Across The Savannah

The Last Great Snake Man

We Southerners and snakes make an interesting mix. We’re scared of them because we just know that someday our time to mix it up with a snake will come. They’re just such sneaky little creatures. Fangs! Headed toward your leg.  More...

Sports

Turkey season opens March 26

The opening day of the Georgia turkey hunting season is Sat., Mar. 26 and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division anticipates that the 2011 season should be fair, with harvest likely down from the 2010 season. More...

First kick of the season

Dr. Williams and Dr. Edmunds kicked penalty kicks to start the season in the new stadium. Pictured is Dr. Edmunds kicking the ceremonial kick. More...

Obituaries

Harry D. Geiselman

Mr. Harry D. Geiselman, 69, of McCormick, S.C., entered into rest Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at his residence.  Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 12 from Beggs Funeral Home Chapel.  More...

Wanda F. Harrell

Mrs. Wanda F. Harrell, 58, wife of Lawrence Harrell, entered into rest Friday, March 11, 2011 at MCG, Augusta, Ga.  No services are planned at this time.  A native of Sumter, S.C., she was the daughter of the late Earnest M. More...

Julian T. Paradise

Mr. Julian T. “J.T.” Paradise, 91 of Crook Rd., died Sat., March 12, 2011 at Wills Memorial Hospital, Washington.  Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 15 at Hephzibah Baptist Church with Rev. More...

BOE votes to extend school days; approves five-year facilities plan

The Lincoln County Board of Education voted on a plan that will make it possible for students to make up the time missed due to the snow and ice storm in January.  The action was taken at the regular meeting of the board held Thursday, March 8.& More...

County continues to tighten its belt to avoid shortfall in budget

The FY 2011 Budget was among the items under discussion at the regular meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners held Thursday, March 10.  More...

Justice reports on departmental activities in city

An activity report for the Lincolnton Police Department was issued recently by Chief Jim Justice.  According to the chief, the following arrests were made in the city:  Burshaunda Wade, 17, of Lincolnton, charged with disorderly conduct.&n More...

Literary team wins region title for the third consecutive year

The LCHS Literary Team won its third consecutive region title and its ninth championship since 2001 at the Region 7-A Literary Meet held Thursday, March 10, at the school.  In addition to the team victory, the following students captured region More...

Editorial Page

Dear Hearts and Gentle People

Perusing Facebook the other day I found a picture of five smiling girls proudly stretching out their arms to show the most coveted piece of memorabilia of their high school days…their class rings.  What struck me as odd, and made me sad, More...

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Legislative Update

The General Assembly’s annual session was marked on Friday, March 11. With Crossover Day (day 30) and Sine Die (day 40, the final legislative day) quickly approaching, we are busier than ever under the Gold Dome. More...

People

System level spelling bee winners

The winners of the system level competition in the 2011 Scripps National Spelling Bee were (l-r): Zia Williamson, winner, Shelby Aycox, second place, and Justin Ward, third place. More...

Leathersville News

Raymond and Elaine Timmerman and Erin Cooper brought lunch and visited with William and Lee Bentley on Tuesday.  Marion Cliatt visited David Dukes on Tuesday.  Alan Fizer and Erica Brown spent Saturday with Art and Lois Fizer.  Will More...

Taylor K. Arrowood to wed John Lloyd Hemby May 28

Mr. and Mrs. Byron N. Arrowood of Lincolnton announce the engagement of their daughter, Taylor Khristian to John Lloyd Hemby, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary L. Hemby of Marietta.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Community Calendar

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...