August 30, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Friends of Elijah set to sponsor five days of bluegrass activities

September promises to be a busy month for the Friends of Elijah Clark, a group geared toward making the park a better place to visit and play.  Basically, the Friends, one of approximately 50 such auxiliaries in the state, makes a concentrated e More...

Police continue to investigate rise in burglaries

Lincolnton businesses continue to be targeted in a string of burglaries and attempted break-ins, which began Tuesday, August 7.  All of the incidents occurred during the early morning hours.  The latest burglaries involved the ice machine n More...

Wilson and Turner sign agreement to operate five corps campgrounds

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District has signed a cooperative agreement with Outdoor Recreation and Outreach Inc. (OR&O) for the daily operations of five campgrounds at J. More...

Journal publisher forced to increase advertising rates

For the first time in over six years, there will be an increase in advertising rates for the print edition of The Lincoln Journal.  The increase will take effect September 1, 2012.  More...

Elections office now accepting applications for absentee ballots

The Lincoln County Elections and Voter Registration Office is currently accepting applications from those who wish to vote absentee in the General Election/Special Election set for Tuesday, November 6.  Requests for an application for an absente More...

News

Easy tips to ward of break-ins

The thought of someone breaking into your house is one of the scariest prospects a homeowner can face. After all, your home is not only your most valuable asset containing some of your most cherished items, it’s also where you live.  More...

Ten free trees offered to new Sept. members

Everyone from Georgia who joins the Arbor Day Foundation in September will receive 10 free trees as part of the Foundation’s Trees for America program. More...

New Beginnings

OWEN RAY COUSSENS   Mr.& Mrs. Brandon Coussens are proud to announce the birth of their son, Owen Ray, born Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 6:35 pm at University Hospital in Augusta, Ga. More...

People

Kettle Creek Chapter NSDAR visit Meadow Garden Aug. 21

The Kettle Creek Chapter NSDAR summer field trip was held August 21, 2012 to “Meadow Garden” and the Veterans Family home “Fisher House” in Augusta.  More...

Leathersville News

. Edward and Bernice Cox of Greenwood visited William and Lee Bentley Saturday afternoon.  . Nancy Bailey attended a birthday party in Snellville for her great-niece, Avery Gober, this past weekend.  . More...

Walker descendents gather for 92nd consecutive family reunion

Descendants of Daniel 'Lumpkin' Walker and Elizabeth Stephenson Walker gathered for the 92nd consecutive year to honor their joint heritage with a day of reminiscing and just enjoying each other's company.  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...

DOT gives public a chance to view proposal to close Hwy. 378 bridge

The Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) will host an open house to give the public an opportunity to view a proposed project detour that will be implemented in conjunction with the replace- ment of the bridge over Soap Creek on Highway 378 (St More...

Cheerleaders to host pep rally at Bufford field

The LCHS Varsity and Junior Varsity Cheerleaders will host a public pep rally tonight (Thursday) following the JV game at Buddy Bufford Field.  In the midst of all of the cheers and chants, spectators will have an opportunity to meet the 2012 ed More...

Martin’s Crossroads VFD purchases new pumper

The Martin’s Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department recently took delivery of a new E-One pumper.  The truck, which cost $184,000, is being paid for with SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) funds and subscription revenues.  More...

Remembering Hannah Clark

Participating in a ceremony held in memory of the 185th anniversary of Hannah Clark’s death were (l-r) Chris Hawn, manager of Elijah Clark State Park; historian Bob Perry; Vickie Taylor, curato More...

Luking will sign copies of his book ‘Last Ride on Chamberlain’s Ferry’

“When I was a boy, I’d stand at the edge of the water at the end of Chamberlain Ferry Road. Mom would point out towards the middle of Clark’s Hill Lake. More...

Editorial Page

Dear Hearts and Gentle People

Mickie versus the shrub

Just when you think it can’t get any worse….  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Taxpayers have a right to know

TO THE EDITOR  More...

Opinions

Across The Savannah

The Broom Lady

Making Brooms the Old-Fashioned Way   More...

Obituaries

Christine Allen Cosby

Mrs. Christine “Chris” Allen Cosby, 74, of Washington, Ga., entered into rest Sunday, August 26, 2012 at her residence.  Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. More...

Calvin Crook

Calvin Crook, 84, of Abbeville, S.C., husband of Ruby Holcomb Crook, died Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at the Rainey Hospice House in Anderson.  The family received friends from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, August 24, Harris Funeral Home. More...

Worship

Murray will be guest speaker at Westside reunion

Rev. Roberta Murray, a graduate and Salutatorian from Westside High School in 1970, the last class before the re-organizing and re-naming of the school, will be the guest speaker at the 2012 class reunion to be held August 31 and September 1.  More...