December 8, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Elijah Clark Park to host a Log Cabin Christmas Dec. 10

“A Colonial Log Cabin Christmas” will take place from 4 until 7 p.m. More...

Broun’s office to host Congress on the Square

United States Representative Paul Broun recently announced that he will once again bring the services of his congressional office directly to his constituents through his “Congress on the Square” initiative.  On Wednesday, December 1 More...

Life-saving screening

Technicians Pennie Sabol (l) and Bianca Saxon have performed close to 400 mammograms on Lincoln County residents over the past year using University Hospital’s digital mammography unit. More...

Lukich returns to Lincolnton

Mary Beth Lukich has been selected as the new director of both the Lincoln County Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) and the Wilkes County DFCS.  Moreover, she will continue to serve as the DFCS director for McDuffie and Warren co More...

LBC presents drive through Christmas prog.

Lincolnton Baptist Church will host “Christmas Cards 2011” from 6 until 7:30 p.m. More...

News

NFPA shares tips for safe holidays

Festive lighting, windowsill candles and ornamented Christmas trees are staples of the holidays, but these decorative items also pose a fire risk if handled improperly.  In 2005-2009, on average, one of every 18 reported home Christmas tree fire More...

Give-A-Tree cards are available from the Arbor Day Fdn.

Celebrate the holiday season with friends and loved ones this year and give back to the Earth at the same time with the help of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation.  More...

Rare marine mammal returns to Georgia coast

A North Atlantic right whale was seen off South Carolina on Nov. 22, the first of a watery winter migration. Biologists from Sea to Shore Alliance spotted the 29-year-old female right whale during an aerial survey offshore of South Carolina.  More...

Opinions

Across The Savannah

A High-Spirited Southern Heritage

It smells like a blend of a spirited elixir and exotic fruit and it’s as clear as glass. Its unexpected fragrance keeps you inhaling. You just can’t identify the bouquet, an exhalation hard to describe. More...

Sports

First buck!

Kimberly Wright took her first buck on November 13, 2011. It was a 9 pointer with a 20 inch spread. More...

2011-2012 Lincoln County High School Basketball Schedule

Date Day Opponent Time Place J.V Dec. More...

Corey is week five winner

Jack Corey was the week five winner of the Lincoln County Big Buck contest with his 9 point , 14 1/2 inch spread deer. More...

Worship

Macedonia UMC to host Christmas at Cedar Rock

Macedonia United Methodist Church presents its 11th Annual “Christmas at Cedar Rock”, from 6:30 until 9 p.m., Dec. More...

Residents ask commissioners to extend county water lines

A group of concerned citizens met with three Lincoln County commissioners on Tuesday, November 29, to discuss water issues in the Montego Point subdivision.  Representing the county at the meeting were Commission Chairman Wade Johnson, Commissio More...

Council revises city charter with adoption of ordinances

The Lincolnton City Council held the second vote to adopt three ordinances which will serve to revise the city’s charter.  The action was taken at the regular meeting of the mayor and council held Monday, December 5.  Concerning the o More...

Fernandes awarded scholarship to play softball at Erskine College

Lady Devil Taylor Fernandes recently made history by signing a scholarship contract to play fast-pitch softball for the Erskine College Flying Fleet in Due West, South Carolina.  She is the first athlete from LCHS to receive a fast-pitch softba More...

Poison kills pets and wildlife in Fishing Creek area

Residents in the Fishing Creek community of Lincoln County are encouraged to take precautions when it comes to the safety of their pets.  Just recently, six dogs and one coyote have apparently been poisoned. More...

DOT using social media to inform public

The Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) will be using social media as a new communications tool during inclement weather.  The newly designed “Winter Weather Website” may be accessed at www.dot.ga.gov/winterweather.  More...

Christmas tourney to be held at LCHS gym Dec. 16 & 17

The LCHS Christmas Basketball Tournament is set to take place Friday, December 16, and Saturday, December 17, in the school gymnasium.  Tickets are $5, with the games starting at 4 p.m. More...

Bands to perform holiday concert in auditorium

The bands at LCMS and LCHS, under the direction of Jasper Dukes, will present their annual Christmas concert tonight (Thursday) beginning at 7 p.m. in the LCHS Auditorium.  The program includes the following selections:  More...

Early deadlines announced for holiday closing

The Lincoln Journal will be closed Tuesday through Friday, December 20-23; Monday, December 26; and Friday, December 30, for the holidays.  The deadlines for the December 22 and 29 issues of the newspaper are as follows:  December 22 Issue More...

Editorial Page

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...

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Activities planned at the MACK

The following is what is going on at the MACK for the next few weeks. To sign up for a class or reserve your ticket/seat for an event, call the MACK at 864-852-3216. Tickets for the events are available at the MACK Office and Gallery.  More...

People

TCB wins big at Jamfest

TCB, our local competitive cheerleading organization, returned to Duluth near Atlanta at the Gwinnett Civic center to compete against some of the best in Atlanta!  Those from Lincolnton participating were: Emily Banks, Hannah Bryant, Savannah Cl More...

Poland will be guest at library’s meet and greet

Lincolnton, Georgia, native Tom Poland, will sign books December 10 at the Mary Willis Library in Washington, Georgia. More...

Troop 388 reunion

Girl Scout Troop 388 recently met at the home of Anne Ritchie for a reunion. Troop 388 began as Daisy, bridged to Brownie and flew up to Cadet before the girls became too busy with high school. More...

Obituaries

Ruth I. RoJohn

Mrs. Ruth I. RoJohn of McCormick, S.C., entered into rest November 29, 2011 at Petra Health & Rehab Center in McCormick.  Memorial Services will be held at a later date.  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...