June 16, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

City votes to increase water rates by flat $5 per minimum

The City of Lincolnton voted to raise water rates at a called meeting held Thursday, June 9.  According to Mayor Henry Brown, “The water account has been losing money for years. We can’t let it continue.”  More...

The water’s fine!

Getting cool at the pool seems like a good idea for both children and adults. Pictured enjoying a dip in the water are: lifeguard Bond Turner, Tai Tutt, and Brandt Harris. More...

County sets minimum acreage for conservation reserve at 15

A new law allows counties to determine the minimum amount of land that can be set aside for conservation use in the State of Georgia.  The minimum acreage to qualify for the 10-year program in Lincoln County was set at 15 during the regular meet More...

Lake Blast to become annual event

The first-ever Thurmond North Lake Blast was such as success that promoters plan to make it an annual event. Approximately 250 boats and from 1,800 to 2,000 people were in attendance. More...

News

Farmers and ranchers urged to participate in FSA nominations

Wilkes-Lincoln-Taliaferro County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director D. Kyle Brown, wants to remind farmers and landowners that local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee nominations began on Wednesday, June 15.  More...

Summer expected to be hotter, drier

Through at least the middle of August, most of Georgia will likely be warmer and drier than normal. The weather outlook for the mountain counties is less certain.  More...

Lamar family provides foundation for City of Lincolnton

The sun is just rising in the early morning hours as you make your way up Main Street in downtown Lincolnton before coming to a stop at the corner of Main and Peachtree Streets. More...

Opinions

The Best Seat in the House

Across The Savannah

Going to the zoo has generally been a summer ritual for me. When my daughters, Beth and Becky, were kids, they would spend two or more weeks with me in the summer, and we’d always go to Riverbanks Zoo. More...

Obituaries

Joe Blanchek

Joe Blanchek, 66, formerly of Berwick, Penn., now living in Savannah LakesVillage; McCormick, S.C., died Saturday evening, June 11, 2011, after a lengthy battle with Acute Leukemia with his wife Jeanne Hontz Blanchek by his side.  Funeral servic More...

Margaret W. Maness

Mrs. Margaret Wilcher Maness, 79, of North Augusta, S.C., entered into rest Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at her home.  A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31 in the Telfair Street Chapel of Elliott Sons Funeral Home.  More...

Shirley Walker Hulsey Taylor

Mrs. Shirley Walker Hulsey Taylor, 73, formerly of Thomson, Ga., entered into rest June 10, 2011 at the University Hospital.  Graveside services were held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, at St. More...

BOC votes 3-2 to approve tentative .515 mill increase

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 to adopt a tentative FY 2012 General Fund Budget of $6,159,689.44 at the group’s regular meeting held Thursday, June 9.  Voting against the motion were Commissioner Cooper Cliatt and Com More...

City receives TE Grant from DOT for streetscape project

The City of Lincolnton recently received a $225,000 Transportation Enhancement (TE) Grant from the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT).  The announcement was made at the regular meeting of the Lincolnton City Council held Monday, June 6, More...

Wing cook-off slated for July 2 followed by fireworks display

The Second Annual Downtown Wing Cook-Off, hosted by the City of Lincolnton and the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, is set for Saturday, July 2, from 5 until 10 p.m. More...

Oxygen system goes operational

The United States Army Corps of Engineers will initiate operations this month of the long-awaited oxygenation system that will enhance the fishing habitat along the lower portion of Clark’s Hill Lake and Strom Thurmond Dam.  More...

Journal announces early deadlines for July 7 issue of paper

In observance of Independence Day, The Lincoln Journal will close Thursday, June 30, at 5 p.m. and remain closed through the week of July 3-10.  In a departure from the regular schedule, the office will be open from 2 until 5 p.m. More...

Editorial Page

Dear Hearts and Gentle People

I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection. ~ Sigmond Freud   More...

Cartoon

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Recent drownings shed light on need to wear life jackets

Officials from the U.S. More...

People

LCMS names students to honor roll for nine weeks

Lincoln County Middle School is pleased to announce the following students were named to the Honor Roll list.  These students had to have a 90 or above in all subjects.  More...

Mission trip to Jamaica

Shannon Cox and Laney Aycock recently traveled to Jamaica to do mission work at Bethel Primary School and Bethel Junior High. They are pictured here with their copy of The Lincoln Journal. More...

Leathersville News

Ethan Mahaffey and his friends, Berkley Hancock, Bert Moody and Tanner Hicks visited William and Lee Bentley on Tuesday. They were also supper guests in the home.  Art and Lois Fizer visited William and Lee Bentley Monday morning.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

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