November 10, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Sheri Easter will be at the library to sign her new book

Sheri Easter will be at the Lincoln County Library Wednesday, November 16, from 2 until 4 p.m. More...

Election results

The SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) Referendum passed with 80.70 percent of the vote (719 votes) in the Special Election held Tuesday, November 8.  The revenues will be used for bond indebtedness on the new high school.  More...

Celebrating 100 years!

Farmers State Bank celebrated 100 years of service by holding a lawn party for the community on Friday, November 4. More...

Blanket drive underway at Master’s Closet

The Master’s Closet, a ministry of Lincolnton United Methodist Church, is sponsoring a “Blanket Drive.”  However, not only are blankets needed – coats, gloves, scarves, and hats are being sought as well.  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...

News

Consumers get answers from Ga. Department of Agriculture

Georgia Department of Agriculture, Gary W. Black, Commissioner, 19 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. SW, Atlanta, GA 30334, www.agr. georgia.gov. More...

Warm clothing needed for vets

Seventy-five percent of all the homeless people in Augusta are our veteran heroes. Many came to Augusta for combat related injuries – physical and emotional. They found work and a place to stay near the VA hospital. More...

Isakson and Chambliss urge Americans to Drive Safer Sunday

U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, RGa., Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., today applauded the Senate’s unanimous passage of a resolution they coauthored with Senator Mark Pryor, DArk., urging drivers to drive safely during the holiday season.  More...

Opinions

Across The Savannah

Some Times You Feel Like A Nut

Take a moment and envision what you consider to be classic Southern settings. I suspect you’ll come up with the cresting Atlantic, sand dunes, and sea oats. Go ahead and imagine a painted bunting clinging to a sea oat stalk. More...

Eco-friendly landscape tips for fall season

Go green, or should I say brown. Recycle fall leaves into compost, a soil amendment or a nutritious topdressing for the lawn. It saves time, improves your landscape, and is good for the environment.  More...

Sports

Devils champs again, will enter playoffs after perfect season

IRWINTON – Lincoln County’s Red Devils left no doubt as to the best Region 7-A team in 2011 with a 35-0 whipping of Wilkinson County here last Friday night. More...

Region 7-A SCHEDULES and SCORES

AQUINAS 7-3 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. 44 39 W.-Wilkes 21 21 Warren Co. More...

Region 7-A Standings

Region Overall Record Record Lincoln County 6-0 10-0 Wilkinson County 4-2 8-2 Aquinas 4-2 7-3 Washington-Wilkes 3-3 5-5 Warren County 3-3 7-3< 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...

Drop in city’s ISO rating may mean lower premiums

The City of Lincolnton’s ISO (Insurance Services Office) rating has droppedfroma6toa4.  The announcement was made at the regular meeting of the Lincolnton City Council held Monday, November 7.  More...

Entry forms available at chamber office for parade

With frost on the ground and the football playoffs underway, it’s time to break out the wreaths, garlands, glitter, glue guns, and twinkly lights in preparation for the 2011 Lincolnton Christmas Parade, set for Saturday, December 3.  More...

Make reservations now for lunch at Lincolnton UMC

The entire community is invited to join Lincolnton United Methodist Church (UMC) for “Turkey ‘n’ Blessin’” on Thanksgiving Day (November 24).  The menu features turkey, ham, cornbread dressing, sweet potato casserol More...

New program introduces LCES students to school bus safety

Students in grades K-5 are being introduced to a “Pupil Transportation Safety” curriculum this year as mandated by the Georgia Department of Education.  More...

Social Security’s impact on county

If Lincoln County residents did not receive their monthly payments from the Social Security Administration, 10.4 percent of all personal income in the county would be lost – a total of $23,346,708 in 2009.  More...

Gallop cancelled

The Third Annual Gobbler’s Gallop, set for Saturday, November 12, has been cancelled due to a lack of participation.  The event is sponsored each year by the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce and the Lincolnton Athletic Club.&n More...

Editorial Page

Dear Hearts and Gentle People

We have had cable service with a company since the year 2000. I shall not mention the name of the company.  For the most part they have served us well the past eleven years but have always had one flaw. More...

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Don’t miss out!

TO THE EDITOR  The Lincoln County Historical Society’s Pioneer Day draws thousands of guest to the Historical Park. Attendance increases every year as our advertisements reach a bigger and bigger audience. More...

People

Class of 1955 meets at Hickory Knob

Hickory Knobb State Park was the setting for the Lincoln County High School Class of 1955’s reunion held Saturday, October 22, 2011.  Louise Bentley Holloway extended a heartfelt welcome to all, followed by a name call of deceased classmat More...

Dr. Carney will be the guest speaker at CCLC meeting

The next meeting of the Concerned Citizens of Lincoln County will be Thurs., Nov. 17, 6:30, at the Lincoln County Library. Guest speaker will be Lincoln County School Superintendent, Dr. Jeff Carney. Please come with your questions for Dr. Carney. More...

LCHS Chapter of SADD receives grant from GOHS

The LCHS Chapter of Students Against Destructive Decisions, formally known Students Against Drunk Driving has received a $2,500 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) for the school year 2011-12.  More...

Obituaries

Linda H. Bales

Mrs. Linda H. Bales, 67, of Washington, Ga., entered into rest Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at her residence.  Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. on Friday, November 4 at Hephzibah Baptist Cemetery with Revs. More...

Joseph Blonsky

Mr. Joseph E. Blonsky, 93, entered into rest on Saturday, November 5, 2011 at Cooper Assisted Living, Lincolnton.  Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. More...

Sara Combs Jackson

Mrs. Sara Combs Jackson, 71, of Goldmine Rd., entered into rest Monday, November 7, 2011 at Wills Memorial Hospital, Washington.  Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9 at Bethel United Methodist Church with Rev. More...