August 16, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Local woman swims to safety after car plunges into lake

A Lincolnton teenager was uninjured when her vehicle vaulted off of Price-Legg Bridge, which links Lincoln and Columbia counties, and plunged into Little River.  At 10:15 a.m. More...

Miss Freshwater Coast Pageant to be held at LCHS Auditorium

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...

Scrimmage game set for Friday at Bufford stadium

The Lincoln County Red Devils are set to test their mettle when they meet the Vidalia High School Indians for a scrimmage game Friday, August 17, at 7:30 p.m. More...

Construction program at LCHS awarded industry certification

“This is proof of the world-class education offered to our students,” stated Jeff Little, construction teacher at LCHS. More...

News

McCall will speak on the Cival War at historical park

What was Lincoln County like in 1860 immediately before the Civil War? What was the impact of the Civil War on Lincoln County? More...

Despite increased rainfall drought conditions continue

Drought conditions in most parts of the state stabilized in July, although there was an increase in exceptional drought in west central Georgia due to the heat and lack of rainfall.  More...

Sheriff looking for owners of recovered stolen merchandise

While investigating thefts in the area, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has recovered a variety of stolen trailers and lawn care equipment.  More...

Opinions

Across The Savannah

A Bizarre, Beloved Highway

If you had to pick one highway that has most enhanced your life which would it be? For many folks back home I suspect it is the Augusta Highway, Georgia State Route 47. More...

Obituaries

David A. Bentley

Mr. David A. "Pete" Bentley, 78, of 104 Edna St. entered into rest on Monday, August 13, 2012 at University Hospital in Augusta, Ga.  The graveside service were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 15, at Salem Baptist Church cemetery with Rev. More...

Christina Stewart Payton

Mrs. Christina Stewart Payton, 42, entered into rest Saturday, August 4, 2012 in Fayetville, North Carolina. She was the daughter of Larry and Juanita Davis Stewart of Lincolnton.  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...

County votes to join new regional library system

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners voted to join Columbia County in forming a new library region at the commissioners’ regular meeting held Thursday, August 9.  Currently, the Lincoln County Library is a member of the East Central G More...

County may face shortfalls created by 2.5-percent decrease in digest

The figures are in – the 2012 Tax Digest has dropped by 2.5 percent or $7 million.  According to Kenny Adair, Lincoln County tax assessor, his office received the consolidation sheets, on which the digest is based, at the end of last week. More...

Annette Herndon to present concert at New Hope Sun.

Annette Herndon, a Southern Gospel singer from Bethlehem, Georgia, will be in concert at New Hope Baptist Church on Sunday, August 19, beginning at 6 p.m. in the main sanctuary.   More...

Police investigating string of burglaries plaguing downtown

Lincolnton businesses have been the target of a rash of burglaries and attempted break-ins, starting Tuesday, August 7.  All of the incidents occurred during the early morning hours.  More...

New faces on campus

Among the new faces joining the Lincoln County School System this year are teachers (l-r) Carly Clark, Pre-K; Geni Marlow, high school biology; and Macy Turner, Pre-K. More...

Communications upgrades for sheriff’s office go online Aug. 24

Communications in Lincoln County are traveling full-speed ahead into the 21st Century.  According to Casey Broom, director of the Lincoln County Office of Emergency Services (OES), “Thanks in large part to a grant obtained by Sheriff Geral More...

Corps revises water release guidelines for three dams

The Savannah District of the United States Army Corps of Engineers has completed an Environmental Assessment to update water release guidelines in the Savannah River Basin during periods of drought.  More...

Editorial Page

Dear Hearts and Gentle People

I’m turning 64 years old Friday (makes my bones ache to write it) and although I’ve never cared if anybody knew how old I was, it still amazes me that I’m actually that old.  More...

Political Cartoon

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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. Find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter.  More...

People

Exit Glacier in Alaska

Diane Doolittle, Fran Doolittle, Connie Campbell and Jeanie Smith took a copy of The Journal to Exit Glacier outside of Seward, Alaska. More...

Leathersville News

. Lois Fizer visited with William and Lee Bentley Wednesday morning.  . Raymond and Elaine Timmerman brought lunch on Friday for William and Lee Bentley. We enjoyed our lunch and our visit.  . Dr. More...

Reese Family Singing will be held at First Assembly Aug. 25

The Reese Family Singing was initiated as a way to publically share a message of love and family to our community. More...