June 27, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Aycock sentenced after pleading guilty to theft of church funds

Barney Albert Aycock III, who was indicted on charges of theft by taking and financial transaction card fraud stemming from his position as treasurer of Double Branches Baptist Church, was sentenced by Judge Hal Hinesley during bench trials held Tues More...

Journal office will be closed July1-5

The Lincoln Journal will be closed Monday, July 1, through Friday, July 5, in observance of Independence Day.  We will reopen on Monday, July 8.  We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday!   More...

Fireworks to be held on Square in Washington

The Washington-Wilkes Independence Day celebration will start Wednesday, July 3, at 6 p.m. on The Square.  The annual fireworks celebration, provided by Melrose Pyrotechnics, is scheduled to get underway just after dark, around 9:30 p.m.  More...

Budding artists

A tile painting class was held at the Lincoln Artisans Gallery on Saturday, June 22. More...

News

Operation Dry Water begins on Georgia waterways June 28-30

As part of a nationally coordinated effort to reduce the number of accidents and fatalities related to boating under the influence (BUI) the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division will participate in Operation Dry More...

CCLC reports on June meeting

The Concerned Citizens of Lincoln County met at the library on June 20 at 6:30 p.m. President Al Bean opened the meeting, Vice President Linda Burns welcomed members and guests.  More...

Simpson to seek District 10 seat

Stephen Simpson announced recently that he will seek the Republican nomination for the open 10th Congressional district seat being vacated by Congressman Paul Broun. More...

Opinions

Across The Savannah

Let Us Praise the Tomato

LIKE THE RED POINSETTIA THE RED, RIPE TOMATO COMES TO US BY WAY OF MEXICO BY WAY OF PERU... Except that it starts out green. And it’s not a vegetable. It’s a berry, a beloved berry. More...

Sports

Registration underway for softball camp July 15-16

The Second Annual Lady Devil Softball Camp will take place July 15 and 16 from 6 - 9 p.m. It will be for girls ages eight through eighteen, rising third through twelfth graders. More...

Carruth selected to participate in the Top 100 Showcase

Holden Carruth has been selected by the Top 100 Scout Committee to participate in the Top 100 Showcase Finals to be held at Georgia Gwinnett College June 27.  Holden attended a showcase camp June 3 at Westside High School where he was evaluated More...

Chip Shots from Rocky Branch

Rocky Branch had a great week last week! The men’s association defeated Thomson’s association in our Ryder Cup event by 46-29. Largest defeat ever. Great playing Rocky Branch!  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...

Move from LCMS campus to LCHS continues to proceed at rapid pace

Elementary and middle school students in Lincoln County will be returning to schools that look very different from the ones they left in May.  Over the summer, several facility projects will be completed before the students arrive in August.&nbs More...

Residents invited to attend city fireworks display Sat.

“Lincolnton Lights,” the city’s annual fireworks extravaganza, will get underway around 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 29.  The show is being presented by East Coast Pyrotechnics, based in Catawba, South Carolina. More...

Operation Zero Tolerance will get drunk drivers off the road

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) has launched its Summer Zero Tolerance Campaign to get drunk drivers off the roads and inside a jail cell.  The Fourth of July remains one of the most dangerous holidays on Georgia roads, prom More...

Crews will encourage young readers with magic show Fri.

Chad Crews, a magical educator from Augusta, is scheduled to perform at the Lincoln County Library on Friday, June 28, at 3 p.m. More...

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Dear Hearts and Gentle People

July 4th

With all the patriotic holidays we celebrate every year it’s easy to get confused as to which one means what; at least it’s always been confusing to me. I’m not a big history buff anyway and I’m ashamed to say that. More...

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. More...

People

Carole Judith Bufford weds Gio Angelo Molla June 15

Miss Carole Judith Bufford and Mr. Gio Angelo Molla were united in marriage in a double-ring ceremony on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. at The Yellow House, home of Joyce and Chris Frost, in Stanfordville, New York with Rev. More...

Leathersville News

l Brenda and Franklin Bowick visited with William and Lee Bentley Wednesday afternoon. l Elaine Timmerman carried her mom and dad, William and Lee Bentley, out for lunch on Thursday. More...

Royal Rangers attend State Pow-Wow at Camp Timberlake

Royal Ranger Outpost 106 from Lincolnton First Assembly of God recently attended the State Pow- Wow.  This year’s theme was “Rise-Up and Build” based on Nehemiah 2:18. More...

Obituaries

Walter L. Candler

Mr. Walter L. Candler, 98, of Thomson, Ga. entered into rest June 21, 2013.  Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., on Monday, June 24 in the Chapel of Beggs Funeral Home with Rev. Ginny Best officiating. More...

Larry B. Elam Jr.

Mr. Larry B. Elam Jr., entered into rest Thursday, June 6, 2013 at GRMC.  Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 16 at new Tabernacle Baptist church with Rev. Matthew Harden officiating.  Norris W. Gunby, Sr. More...

James Robert Kennedy

Mr. James Robert Kennedy, 90, of Lincoln Avenue entered into rest on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at his residence.  Graveside services with military honors was held at 3 p.m. on Monday, June 24 at Greenwood Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. More...