April 11, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Sheriff’s office arrests local couple on theft charges Fri.

A Lincoln County man and a Wilkes County woman were arrested on Friday, April 5, and charged in connection with thefts occurring at a residence on Clay Hill Road.  On March 23, 2013, the sheriff’s office received a report that a theft had More...

Banks takes first place

Xavian Banks placed first in Humorous Interpretation at the NFL (National Forensic League) Southern Peach District Tournament held recently at Carrollton High School in Carrollton. More...

Dawkins-Poteat collection features books on vintage and antique items

A recent addition to the Lincoln County Library is the Dawkins- Poteat Collection, a large assortment of books dealing with everything from old bottles and coins to Matchbox cars and marbles.  The collection was donated to the library by Shirley More...

Tennis teams head to area championship

Both the boys and girls tennis teams at LCHS are headed to the Area 4-A Championship in Rome, Georgia. More...

News

Will McWhorter discusses financial planning at LWREA meeting in Feb.

Will McWhorter, Woodmen of the World Field Representative, was the guest speaker at the Lincoln-Wilkes Retired Educators Association (LWREA) meeting in February. Mr. More...

Kettle Creek DAR will host a prospective member workshop

Do you know where your ancestors lived? Were they one of the numerous hero’s in the Revolutionary War that freed America from the British? Shouldn’t you find out for your children or grandchildren? More...

Activities planned at the MACK

The following is what is going on at the McCormick Arts Council at the Keturah (MACK) for the next several weeks. To sign up for a class or reserve your ticket/seat for an event, call the MACK at 864-852-3216.  SPECIAL EVENTS  More...

Opinions

Across The Savannah

Down in Rice Plantation County

THE OLD SOUTH OF LONG AGO ... Last week I spent two days in rice plantation country over near Georgetown, South Carolina. More...

Sports

LCMS softball program has a successful spring season

The Lincoln County Middle School started a softball program this spring. More...

Obituaries

Wilbur Bruner

Wilbur Bruner, 74, passed away April 2, 2013 after a lengthy illness.  A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 5 in the chapel of Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home.  More...

Lawrence O’Neal McClure

Mr. Lawrence O’Neal McClure, 75, of Hwy 220 E. entered into rest peacefully on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at his residence with his family members at his side.  A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. More...

Staff and consultants work to eliminate bat nuisance at LCMS

Recently, there have been two instances of bats finding outside crevices at LCMS and entering the walls of the building.  First, the bats were able to get inside of a cement block wall in a boys’ restroom. More...

Changes in jury selection results in hand delivery of summons by deputies

Selected Lincoln County residents may have been surprised recently to be greeted at their door by a member of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, bearing a summons for jury duty.  According to Sheriff Bruce Beggs, the change from mail to More...

Chamber to provide information, networking at breakfast series

The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a new initiative called “Breakfast Business Network: Food for Thought.”  More...

Small earthquake rattles northern part of county

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) in Reston, Virginia, confirmed that Lincoln County experienced a “micro” earthquake at 2:21 p.m. More...

Tree climbing course to be offered at park for kids over seven

An “Introduction to Tree Climbing” program will be held at Elijah Clark State Park on Friday, April 12, from 12 until 4 p.m.  Participants must be eight years of age or older.  The price is $15.  More...

Potential jurors named for criminal trial week starting at 9 a.m. Mon.

The Lincoln County Superior Court will hear civil cases when the court’s April Term begins Monday, April 15, at the Lincoln County Courthouse.  Judge Harold A. More...

Band to hold spring concert, award ceremony

The Lincoln County Bands are set to present their annual spring concert on Thursday, April 18, in the LCHS Auditorium, beginning at 7 p.m.  More...

Editorial Page

Dear Hearts and Gentle People

Thin Mints

I was in trouble.  I had begun to sweat profusely. My heart pounded in my chest and I began to tremble. 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.  Q: What exactly is a drumette?  More...

People

Pine Needle Garden Club members attend annual luncheon in Augusta

The Pine Needle Garden Club of Lincolnton met March 19 with the Augusta Council of Garden Clubs for their annual luncheon held at the Augusta Country Club on Milledge Road in Augusta, Georgia. More...

Leathersville News

l Terry and Hunter Hyatt, Chuck Mahaffey, Russell Aycock and his friend, Chad, were visitors of William and Lee Bentley Wednesday evening. More...

Lena Patricia Turner to wed William Kyle Roberts May 25

Ms. Beverly Turner of Augusta, Ga. is proud to announce the engagement of her daughter, Lena Patricia Turner to William Kyle Roberts, of Statesboro, Ga., son of Mr. and Mrs. William Glenn Roberts.  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...