June 23, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

In the trenches

The Blackjack Sewer Project is in full swing. More...

The heat is on!

With the mercury expected to soar over 100 degrees, the summer solstice took place at 1:16 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, kicking off the first day of sizzling, mind-blowing, grease-popping heat. 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...

News

Simple precautions to enjoy a getaway without worrying

Every 15 seconds in America, a home is broken into and thieves make off with cherished valuables. Most of these thefts, according to the FBI, happen during the day when homeowners are away at work.  More...

Drought conditions drive Argentine ants indoors

As Georgia’s drought conditions worsen, you may notice unwanted guests invading your home, literally by the thousands.  More...

Consumers get answers from Ga. Department of Agriculture

Gary W. Black, Commissioner, 19 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. SW, Atlanta, GA 30334, www.agr. georgia.gov. Find us on Facebook.  Q: What are cabbage sprouts? They look like cabbage heads but are smaller. More...

Opinions

Ruins of the South

Across The Savannah

Ten years ago this July I traveled to Rome, Italy, one of the world’s enduring and enchanting cities. There in that cradle of civilization, the beauty of ruins captivated me. More...

Obituaries

Sophie M. Grant

Mrs. Sophie Mancini Grant, 84, of Cartledge Road, entered into rest Monday, June 13, 2011 at her residence.  Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 20 at Newingon Memorial Funeral Home in Newington, Conn. with interment in St. More...

Annette M. Hall

Annette M. Hall, 73, of Tignall, Ga. passed away Monday, June 13, 2011 at Trinity Hospital in Augusta, Ga.  A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 16 at Hillcrest Memorial Park.  More...

Betty Alexander Smalley

Mrs. Betty Alexander Smalley, 89, wife of the late Edward Smalley entered into rest on Sunday, June 19, 2011 at the Elizabeth House in Hendersonville, N.C.  Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. 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...

Taxpayers will feel the pinch with proposed 3 mill increase

The Lincoln County Board of Education approved the Tentative FY 2012 Budget at its regular meeting held Tuesday, June 14.  At the group’s meeting on June 6, Dr. More...

City accepts road from contractor with warranty

The portion of Charles Ward Elam Street from LCHS to Highway 378 was under discussion at a called meeting of the Lincolnton City Council Thursday, June 16.  Although the paperwork forwarded to the asphalt plant was correct, the plant neglected t More...

Board votes to increase breakfast and lunch prices

The Lincoln County Board of Education voted to increase breakfast and lunch prices at all three schools during its regular meeting held Tuesday, June 14.  More...

Unemployment rate remains at 9.8%

Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 9.8 percent from April to May.  According to Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler, the April rate was first reported at a preliminary 9.9 percent, but was revised. More...

Club for Growth presents Broun with freedom award

The Club for Growth presented United States Representative Paul Broun with the “Defender of Economic Freedom” award during a ceremony held in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, June 15.  The award honors members of Congress who have a stro More...

Public invited to attend retirement reception June 26

The public is invited to attend a retirement reception honoring Dr. More...

Editorial Page

Dear Hearts and Gentle People

Today is the official first day of summer but unofficially it has been summer inside my mama’s house since last October. If you don’t believe me stop by to see her and you’ll swear you were in the Mojave Desert.  More...

Cartoon

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Corps seeks comment on Drought Contigency Plan

The Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, seeks public comments on a proposal to refine its Drought Contingency Plan for the Savannah River Basin during the most severe drought level. The Corps proposes to reduce outflows from the J. More...

People

Leathersville News

William and Lee Bentley visited Tommy and Jane Young and Franklin and Brenda Bowick Monday afternoon. They were supper guests with the Bowicks.  David Dukes visited Mr. and Mrs. Marion Cliatt last week.  More...

Hillary Amanda Doss weds Daneil J. McAlister May 14

Hillary Amanda Doss and Daniel James McAlister were united in marriage Saturday, May 14, at three o’clock in the afternoon at First Assembly of God in Lincolnton, Georgia. More...

Yard of the Month

The Pine Needle Garden Club has selected the home of Rev. Linda Jones located at 515 N. Washington Street as the “Yard of the Month.” More...

Worship

Living Well prog. now offered at Morningside BC

Living Well, a ministry of encouragement for those desiring to honor God with every part of their life, is being offered at Morningside Baptist Church.  Our exercise is geared towards low impact for the sake of those who are just getting started More...