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Herndon will perform at New Hope Baptist Aug. 18

Annette Herndon, a Southern Gospel singer from Bethlehem, Georgia, will be in concert at New Hope Baptist Church on Sunday, August 18, beginning at 6 p.m. in the main sanctuary.  More...

Kudos for safety

Richard Bentley, rural mail carrier, was inducted into the National Safety Council’s “One Million Mile Club” for driving either one million miles or 30 years without a preventable i More...

Indictments handed down in numerous cases by grand jury

The Lincoln County Grand Jury met Monday, July 30, with Chief Judge Roger W. Dunaway, Jr. presiding.  During the proceedings, the grand jury handed down the following indictments: l William A. Goldman, one count of theft by taking.  More...

Georgians encouraged to tax advantage of tax break

In these bleak economic times, Georgians will get a much-needed break on back-to-school purchases during the sales tax holiday, which begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday, August 10, and continues until midnight Saturday, August 11.  More...

News

Sheriff Lawson selected to serve as finance chairman for State YMCA

Sheriff Gerald S. Lawson has been selected to serve as the Finance Chairman for the State YMCA of Georgia in Lincoln County for 2012. More...

LCMS will offer back-to-school price on yearbook

The LCMS yearbook staff is gearing up to create the third yearbook designed especially for our middle school students. Books will be on sale on Wednesday, August 8, for $30.00, during LCMS’ Open House. More...

Keep backpack loads light

As a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and a father of three, I have ample opportunity to practice what I preach. For instance, I reassured my wife that our daughters would outgrow their pigeon toes. More...

Opinions

Across The Savannah

Our Gentle, Rolling Land

For five months I’ve been the first person to see the magnificent photographs Robert Clark is taking for our fourth book on South Carolina. Each day is long but good. More...

Sports

Reserved seat football tickets offered Aug. 14

Reserved seats for the 2012 Red Devil Football Season will be on sale at the high school located at 200 Charles Ward Elam Dr., beginning Tues., Aug. 14. The ticket window will be open daily from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Willie Maude Smallwood Martin

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Christina Payton

Mrs. Christina Payton of West Elwood Street entered into rest Saturday, August 4, 2012 in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center at the age of 42.  A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.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...

City amends ordinance to allow Sunday alcohol sales

The Lincolnton City Council amended its Alcoholic Beverage License to reflect the results of the July 31 General Primary in which city residents approved the sale of beer and wine by the drink and package sales by retailers of both malt beverages an More...

Freshwater Coast Pageant contestants must submit application by August 14

The Fourth Annual Miss Freshwater Coast Pageant will take place Saturday, August 18, at 5 p.m. in the LCHS Auditorium.  The event is being sponsored by the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce.  More...

Zero tolerance for violators of school bus laws

With another school year about to start, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office will be cracking down on drivers violating laws pertaining to school buses.  More...

Pavilion at LCHS dedicated to memory of Scott Castillo

The construction of a pavilion and a top for the batting cage at LCHS was made possible by funds from the estate of Scott A. “Bolo” Castillo, who was 31 when he was murdered on February 16, 2004.  His murder remains unsolved.  More...

ACS holds wrap-up celebration to recognize relay participants

A wrap-up celebration for the 2012 Lincoln County ACS (American Cancer Society) Relay for Life was held Tuesday, July 31, in the Family Life Center at First Assembly of God.  In spite of the current economic conditions, participants labored for More...

Mortgage assistance available

Unemployment mortgage payment assistance is available through HomeSafe Georgia, a program sponsored by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) and Georgia Housing and Finance Authority (GHFA) Affordable Housing, Inc.  More...

Editorial Page

Dear Hearts and Gentle People

So far as I can tell nobody’s been hit yet with the mud so often thrown this time of year. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Concerned about lake property values

TO THE EDITOR  I am writing this letter to the editor as a concerned taxpayer.  More...

People

Scholarship recipients

The Little River Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federatio n awards local scholarships on the basis of academic excellence, membership and leadership in school related activities, community invol More...

Leathersville News

. William and Lee Bentley spent Monday night and Tuesday with Raymond and Elaine Timmerman. Derek and Erin Cooper and Lisa and Chuck Mahaffey were also supper guests in the home Monday night. We enjoyed our food and fellowship together.  . More...

Friends of Elijah Clark to host golf tourney Sept. 12

Friends of Elijah Clark will host a golf event on Wednesday, September 12 at Double Branches Golf Course. Package will include golf cart, prizes and barbecue. More...

Worship

Youth leaders and pastors to meet Aug. 13

By: Vicky Dawkins  I have had so many parents come up to me this past year asking if and when the Crusade 4 Christ would be started back up. I have prayed along with some other leaders and the Lord has put it back in our hearts.  More...