April 12, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Volunteers invited to take part in annual clean-up day

The City of Lincolnton and Lincoln County are once again joining together to sponsor “Keep Georgia Beautiful” Day.  During the event, volunteers will have the opportunity to give back to the community by picking up trash and other de More...

Low cost eye exams offered to seniors at Lincoln Center

Personnel with the Georgia Eye Care Center of Atlanta will be in Lincolnton today (Thursday) to provide eye care for those 60 years of age and older.  Beginning at 9 a.m. More...

Residents invited to participate in McDuffie County Health Fair

Approximately 550 to 600 people are expected to take advantage of the free health services offered at the McDuffie County Health Fair Saturday, April 14, at Thomson High School in Thomson, Georgia, from 8 until 12 noon.  More...

Jurors selected for civil trial week

The Lincoln County Superior Court will hear civil cases when the court’s April Term begins Monday, April 16, at the Lincoln County Courthouse.  Judge Harold A. More...

News

State’s extended unemployment benefits program ends April 21

The State Extended Benefit (SEB) program for long-term unemployed Georgians will end on April 21.  The SEB is a federally funded extended unemployment insurance program that has been available in some states, including Georgia.  More...

Downes will be inducted into Motor Sports Hall of Fame

Collings Downes, Jr., grandson of the late Boyce Hogan and great nephew of the late Stella Hogan, both of Lincolnton, will be inducted into the Kentucky Motor Sports Hall of Fame at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, at 3 p.m. More...

Easter’s to host homecoming at homeplace in May

The fourth annual Jeff & Sheri Easter Homecoming at the Lewis Family Homeplace, 1935 Lewis Family Road, in Lincolnton will be Fri., May 11 at 7 p.m.; Sat., May 12, at 6 p.m. and new this year, Sun., May 13 at 3 p.m.  More...

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Across The Savannah

A Tree Like No Other

Growing up I often explored my Granddad Poland’s farm and on that farm stood a massive pine. It dwarfed all the trees I saw as a boy. I recall it too because one of that tree’s massive limbs was used to butcher cows. More...

Obituaries

S. J. Elam

Mr. S. J. Elam, 80, entered into rest on April 4, 2012 at Heritage Health Care, Washington, Ga.  Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 7 at Newberry Missionary Baptist Church.  More...

Larry G. Pruett

Mr. Lawrence G. “Larry” Pruett, Jr., 61 of Thomson Hwy., entered into rest Saturday, April 7, 2012 at East Georgia Medical Center, Statesboro, Ga.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

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

Voters will decide on Sunday sale of alcohol in July primary

Things could change in Lincoln County in regard to the sale of alcohol.  “Historically, the General Assembly has always allowed local governments to provide for the sale of beer, wine, and distilled spirits or hard liquor by the glass on More...

Nominations being sought for River of Life projects

Project nominations are now being accepted for the 2012 session of “River of Life Mission Advance,” which will be held in Lincoln County June 27 through July 1.  More...

Anglers head to Clark’s Hill Lake for crappie tournament April 21

Clark’s Hill Lake will be a stop on the Bass Pro Shop Crappie Masters Tournament Trail as well as the third and final leg of the Georgia Slab Masters State Championship Tournament.  All of the action is set to take place at Cherokee Park i More...

Natasia Harris crowned Miss LCMS

The winners of the Miss LCMS Pageant, held March 29, in the school auditorium, were (l-r) Natasia Harris, Miss LCMS 2012; Olivia Bundrick, Miss Eighth Grade; Bailey Wood, Miss Seventh Grade; Katherin More...

Winners of 5K race

The “RaceN2Spring” held Saturday, Apri l7, was a huge success, with 24 participants. More...

Women urged to schedule mammogram appointments

It is estimated that 1,236 women in Georgia will die of breast cancer this year.  Closer to home, Augusta is identified by the American Cancer Society as having a significantly higher mortality rate than the state average.  One in eight wom More...

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Dear Hearts and Gentle People

Well, they’re still at it.  More...

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Activities planned at the MACK

The following is what is going on at the McCormick Art Council at the Keturah (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.  SPECIAL EVENTS  More...

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Leathersville News

. Nancy Bailey spent Easter weekend with her family in Gwinett County. She attended church services with her sister at Temple Baptist.  . Easter dinner and an egg hunt was hosted by her brother and sisterin law in Suwanie.  . More...

Erwin and Smith to exchange vows in ceremony May 12

Robert Erwin of Athens and Malinda Teasley Erwin of Winterville, Ga. announce the wedding of their daughter, Maggie Malinda Erwin, of Winterville to Christopher Randal Smith, of Vesta, Ga., son of Randal and Gwen Smith, also of Vesta.  More...

Campbell Elizabeth Dawkins

Al and Anna Dawkins of Lincolnton are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Campbell Elizabeth, on March 19, 2012 at 7:04 p.m. More...