October 4, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Chili cook-off will help raise funds for TJ & Friends Cancer Foundation

A chili cook-off will be held in “uptown Lincolnton” from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. More...

Barbecue at F&M Bank to benefit Dorothy Zellars

A barbecue chicken plate sale is being held Saturday, October 6, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Prospectors will converge on mountain for Rock Swap & Dig

The biannual Graves Mountain Rock Swap & Dig is set to begin Friday, October 5, and continue through Sunday, October 7.  Approximately 1,700 rockhounds converged on the mountain for the April dig, hailing from places such as Canada, Oregon, More...

Former football players invited to participate in alumni game

Former Red Devils and Washington Wilkes Tigers will have the opportunity to settle old scores when Alumni Football USA hosts its first-ever game in the state of Georgia at Tiger Stadium on Saturday, October 20.  More...

News

Hydrangea blooms turn colors based on the soils pH level

My first question as Columbia County’s agriculture and natural resource Extension agent came from a gardener from my hometown of Lincolnton, Ga. She had planted pink hydrangeas in the spring, but now the blooms were blue.  More...

Hudgens reminds Georgians that Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 7-13

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) remind Georgians that Fire Prevention Week is October 7-13. The theme this year is, “Have Two Ways Out!”  More...

Sales tax holiday weekend is Oct. 5-7

The Georgia Department of Revenue announces that the "Energy and Water Efficient" sales tax holiday weekend will be October 5-7.  More...

Opinions

Across The Savannah

The Green, Green Grass Of Home

“They’ll all come to see me in the shade of shade of that old oak tree as they lay me ’neath the green, green grass of home.” Perhaps you remember those lines from Tom Jone’s 1966 hit, “Green, Green Grass of Home.& More...

Thank you, Neil Armstrong

I admit it. I grew up as a science nerd. My hometown was a big contradiction – a once sleepy Alabama town that suddenly found itself home to a major NASA installation. My hometown built the rocket that went to the moon.  More...

Sports

Devils beat Vikings 49-27, travel to Warren on Friday

-   - has failed to score in its other three running back Mike McIntire led - Letman caught eight passes for 118   The Vikings took the opening kickoff and advanced on the ground of the night. More...

Obituaries

Richard Dean Moore

Mr. Richard Dean “Rick” Moore, 42, of Martin-Bentley Road, entered into rest Saturday, September 22, 2012.  A visitation was held from 5 – 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27 at Greenwood Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. More...

Eugene ‘Butch’ McGill

Eugene (Butch) McGill, age 69, of Snellville, Ga., after a nearly four year battle with lung cancer, passed away Saturday, September 29, 2012 peacefully at home with family and friends at his side.  More...

Doris R. Morris

Doris R. Morris, 89, of Lincolnton, widow of Van Earl Morris, entered into rest Wednesday, September 26, 2012.  Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 29, in the J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Northwoods Chapel. More...

Car show features unique vehicles

A 1977 Volkswagen Deluxe Campmobile was one of the vehicles on display at the Second Annual “Shining for Christ” Car, Truck, & Bike Show held Saturday, September 29, in downtown Linco More...

City’s general fund budget and millage rate will remain unchanged

The Lincolnton City Council adopted a millage rate of 5.6 mills for 2013 at its regular meeting held Monday, October 1, at City Hall.  Compared to 2012, the millage rate as well as the 2013 General Fund Budget of $855,908 remain unchanged.  More...

Residents should receive tax notices in mail this week

After the Lincoln County 2012 Tax Digest was approved by the Georgia Department of Revenue on Thursday, September 20, tax bills were mailed from Macon on Friday, September 28.  The digest dropped by 2.5 percent or $7 million.  More...

Isakson sets up shop

Lincoln County Commissioner Billy Joe Goldman (pictured) and other members of the community met with United States Senator Johnny Isakson’s senior field representative, Nancy Bobbitt, during an More...

Donehoo to speak at May House

David Donehoo, an “Old Time musician,” will be the guest speaker for the fifth installment in the “History in the Park” lecture series, hosted by the Lincoln County Historical Society.  The lecture is scheduled to begin t More...

Voter registration deadline is Oct. 8 for general election

The last day to register to vote in the November 6 General Election is Monday, October 8, according to Lilvender Bolton, director of the Lincoln County Elections and Voter Registration Office.  More...

Kids to be shot at clubhouse on Oct. 23-25

In keeping with the spirit of Christmas, area children will once again be featured in “Christmas Kids and Greetings,” an annual supplement to The Lincoln Journal.  This year, a photographer from Interpress Studios, LLC in Loganville More...

Editorial Page

Dear Hearts and Gentle People

Fatty, fatty, two by four, can’t get through the bathroom door...

I was in the mall a few weeks ago and as it happens on occasion I had need of a ladies room and searched one out in one of the big chain stores.  The elegantly decorated sitting area adjacent to the ‘necessary room’ was, like so many More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Fighting for your rights is not selfish

TO THE EDITOR  More...

People

Kids reel in 225 catfish at park

Approximately 120 children attended the Fourth Annual Kids’ Fish Fest at Elijah Clark State Park on Saturday. More...

Leathersville News

• William and Lee Bentley visited Jane and Tommy Young in McCormick one day the past week.  • Lisa, Chuck and Ethan Mahaffey brought supper Thursday night for William and Lee Bentley. More...

Midway UMC members celebrate 106 years of service at homecoming

Midway UMC held Homecoming on Sunday, September 23rd to mark 106 years of serving this North Lincoln County community. 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...