December 13, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

LCHS students make a good showing on state writing test

The scores for the main administration of the Fall 2012 Georgia High School Writing Test are in, and LCHS did not disappoint.  Among the school systems in the CSRA RESA (Regional Educational Service Agency), LCHS had the highest average score of More...

Local churches will fill the air with sounds of the Christmas season

Several churches will be hosting musical programs over the next week or so to fill everyone with the true meaning of Christmas.  On Sunday, December 16, at 5 p.m., the Faith Tabernacle Youth Ministry will present “Touched by an Angel.&rdqu More...

Red Devil Pride Band represents LCHS well at marching festivals

“This has been another banner year for the Lincoln County Red Devil Pride Marching Band,” stated Jasper Dukes, band director.  “We competed in four marching festivals this year and did very well at each one of them,” he c More...

News

November colder and drier than normal across Georgia

While the beginning of December has felt more like spring, Georgia experienced colder and much drier than normal conditions during November.  More...

Opinions

Across The Savannah

An Afternoon with Artist Jim Harrison

Sunday afternoon I had the pleasure of joining eleven authors at a holiday book signing the Preservation Society of Charleston hosted. The Society’s bookstore and gift shop sits at the corner of King and Queen Streets, a royal location. More...

People

Artist of the Month

Canyon Wheatley, second grader at LCES , has been named the Artist of the Month by LCES art teacher, Miss Frankie Porter. More...

Leathersville News

l Kenneth and Donna Abel visited William and Lee Bentley Monday afternoon. l Nancy Bailey and Brenda and Franklin Bowick visited William and Lee Bentley Thursday night. l Nancy Bailey visited with Jan and Kerry Whitener this past week. More...

Watson-Brown Foundation to award new college scholarships

The Watson-Brown Foundation, Inc., helps make college dreams come true by awarding $3000 and $5000 renewable scholarships to high school seniors and current college undergraduates. 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...

Corps awards grant to expand trails, facilities at Bussey Point

Bussey Point recently received a $25,000 grant from the United States Army Corps of Engineers’ Handshake Partnership Program.  The funds will be used to expand equestrian trails and camping facilities in the area.  Bussey Point is a 2 More...

GBI investigating leads in the murder of Hamp Turner

Hamp Turner, 75, was murdered at his home on Highway 220 East, according to Mike Ayers, special agent in charge of the Thomson Office of the GBI.  “A neighbor found Mr. Turner outside his residence and called 911. More...

Secret Santa still in need

The Secret Santa program is still in need of elves to donate toys and money to make this the merriest of Christmases for all children in Lincoln County. More...

Bands to present Christmas concert tonight at LCHS

The LCHS and LCMS bands are scheduled to present their annual Christmas concert tonight (Thursday) beginning at 7 p.m. More...

Yearly vaccine is most effective way to prevent influenza virus

“A yearly vaccine is the single most important thing people can do to protect themselves against the flu virus, which in some cases, can be life threatening,” said Tom Skinner, spokesman for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention More...

Herdman children hit the stage in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” a comedy written by Barbara Robinson, will be presented by the LCHS Drama Class on Tuesday, December 18, at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium.  More...

Editorial Page

Dear Hearts and Gentle People

Slow down and smell the turkey

I am really concerned about those of you who have finished your Christmas shopping and I highly recommend that you seek professional help immediately.  There is something wrong with you people. More...

Political Cartoon

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Corps collecting used Christmas trees for fish habitat in the lake

This holiday season, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Savannah District is turning used Christmas trees into fish habitat at J. More...

Sports

Devils show more offense but end short in semifinal

Lincoln County’s Red Devils almost pulled off a miracle comeback lost 10-7 to Dooly County.  More...

Obituaries

Robert A. Edmunds

Mr. Robert A. Edmunds, 83, of Double Branches Road entered into rest on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Georgia Health Sciences Medical Center in Augusta, Ga.  The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. More...

John Cullars McCrimmon

Master Sergeant John Cullars McCrimmon, U.S. Army retired, entered into rest on Friday, December 7, 2012 at Thomson Manor in Thomson, Ga.  Graveside services were held at 4 p.m. on Monday, December 10, at Lincolnton City Cemetery with Rev. More...

Carl Ross

Mr. Carl Ross of Shoreline Drive, Tignall, Ga., entered into rest on Monday, December 3, 2012 at Landmark Hospital in Athens, Ga.  Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, December 6, at Rees Funeral Home with Rev. More...