November 3, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

SPLOST and city election to be decided at polls Tues.

Lincoln County voters will head to the polls Tuesday, November 8, to cast their ballots in the Special Election and General Municipal Election.  On the ballot for the Special Election is a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) Referend More...

Hudgens reminds residents to set clocks back Sun.

Residents are reminded to set their clocks back one hour when Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, November 6.  Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph T. More...

Veteran of three wars honored

John Cullars McCrimmon (seated, second from right) was presented with a hat, embroidered to reflect that he served in the United States Army in three wars: World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. More...

Choral dept. to present Best of Broadway Nov. 15

The LCHS Choral Department is preparing to present a concert filled with some of the best Broadway has to offer.  The choral department’s performance of “Broadway – Then and Now” will take place Tuesday, November 15, begi More...

Journal office will be closed for Veterans Day

The Lincoln Journal will be closed Friday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day.  The office will reopen on Monday.  The deadlines for the November 17 issue of paper will remain the same. Classified ads are due at 3 p.m. More...

Correction

We failed to correctly report the name of the LCHS Homecoming Queen in the October 27 issue of The Lincoln Journal.  The new Homecoming Queen is Hannah Bryant.  We deeply regret any inconvenience or embarrassment this error may have caused. More...

News

Kemp and colleagues developing solutions to prevent identity theft

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp met with his fellow secretaries of state in Atlanta this week to collaborate on solutions to aid in the prevention and detection of business identity theft.  More...

Upcoming chamber events

Gobblers Gallop will be held November 12, 2011 at 9:00am. The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce is hosting Lincolnton’s 3rd 5k Run/Walk, November 13, 2011 at 9:00am. More...

Visitors will need access pass to wildlife areas

A new access pass, called the Georgia Outdoor Recreation Pass (GORP), will be required for visitors to some wildlife areas beginning Jan. 1, 2012, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division.  More...

People

Gibbs, Bailey exchange vows in candlelight ceremony Oct. 15

Miss Megan Danielle Marie Gibbs and Adam Curtis Bailey were united in marriage in a candlelight ceremony at four o’clock in the afternoon on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at New Hope Baptist Church. More...

Crook completes training course at police academy

Officer Tim Crook of the Lincolnton Police Department completed a course in Advanced Traffic Law conducted by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth. More...

Cooper named to Dean’s List at GMC

Brittany Cooper, of Lincolnton, was recently included in the Dean’s List for her academic performance during the last quarter at Georgia Military College.   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...

Preparations for Pioneer Day are underway at the historical park

It’s time to mark the calendar and begin making plans to attend the “15th Annual Pioneer Day” set for Saturday, November 19, at the Lincoln County Historical Park on Lumber Street.  Sponsored by the Lincoln County Historical So More...

LCHS will take part in GAC program on Nov. 8

LCHS has once again been selected to participate in the annual “Georgia Apply to College” (GAC) program.  The event will be held Tuesday, November 8, from noon until 5 p.m. More...

Faye Butler selected as grand marshal of parade

Faye Butler has been selected as the grand marshal of the 2011 Lincolnton Christmas Parade set for Saturday, December 3, beginning at 3 p.m.  Sponsored by the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, the parade is part of the Holidays in O More...

Dr. Carney establishes new advisory councils to improve communication

Four advisory councils have been established by Lincoln County School Superintendent Jeff Carney to help foster direct communication with teachers and students in the system.  Consisting of three to four teachers from each school, the Teacher A More...

Seniors are recognized during special ceremony prior to game

The annual Senior Recognition Ceremony, sponsored by the LCHS Student Council, was held prior to the Lincoln County-Twiggs County game Friday, October 28, at Buddy Bufford Field.  More...

Council votes to keep millage rate at 5.6 for 2011

The Lincolnton City Council set a millage rate of 5.6 mills at a called meeting held Thursday, October 27.  The millage rate for the city has remained at 5.6 since 2004.  The taxes will be used to fund a proposed budget of $855,908.75, whic More...

Autumn in the country

This fall scene at the home of Vicki and Harold Goldman on the Washington Highway reminds many Lincoln County residents of days gone by. More...

Editorial Page

Dear Hearts and Gentle People

With the elections, federal, state, and local, soon coming up many of us (and a good number of us in the ‘south’) have had our fill of government interference in our private lives, taking responsibility from us when it rightfully belongs More...

Opinions

Across The Savannah

A Winter Like No Other

Winter officially arrives December 22, a Thursday. I’ve looked at some predictions for what this winter might be like. From all accounts, we’re in for a more typical winter. More...

Sports

Devils to battle for region crown Fri.

The Red Devils will travel to Irwinton this Friday to decide the Region 7-A crown. Kickoff is set for 7:30 against defending champion Wilkinson County.  More...

Region 7-A SCHEDULES and SCORES

AQUINAS 7-2 8 Landmark 10 42 Telfair Co. 0 56 Social Circle 0 35 Hancock 20 24 Wilkinson 21 55 Twiggs 0 44 Jeff Davis 14 22 Lincoln Co. More...

Obituaries

Robert H. Blackburn III

Mr. Robert H. “Bob” Blackburn, III, 66, of Lillian Sims Dr., entered into rest Wednesday, October 26 at Trinity Hospital in Augusta after a sudden illness.  A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. More...

Mildred D. Bufford

Mrs. Mildred H. Bufford of Tignall, Ga., entered into rest on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at her residence.  Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 29 at Tabor Baptist Church with Revs. More...

Bobbie Jean McFerrin

Bobbie Jean McFerrin, 71, entered into rest Thursday, October 13, 2011 at her home surrounded by her family.  Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 16, at the funeral home. Burial followed in Windsor Gardens Cemetery.  More...