August 8, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Fire destroys Baldwin home

The home of Byron Baldwin on Choctaw Drive was destroyed by fire on Wednesday, July 31. The cause of the blaze, which was called in around 11 a.m., is under investigation. More...

Association to host ‘Prayer Walk of Schools’ Aug. 19

The Lincoln County Ministerial Association is hosting its annual “Prayer Walk of Schools” at LCES, LCMS, and LCHS on Monday, August 19, beginning at 7 p.m.  More...

Giving to the community

Makai Crawford, gets a back-to-school haircut from a barber preferring to remain anonymous during “Cuts for Christ.” Twenty Lincoln County students had their hair cut for free during the More...

Georgians urged to take advantage of tax-free holiday this weekend

In these tough economic times, Georgians will get a much needed break on back-to-school purchases during the sales tax holiday, which begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday, August 9, and continues until midnight Saturday, August 10.  More...

News

UGA develops app to help farmers indentify pests

Is there an unwanted insect or plant on your farm or in your garden that you don’t recognize? The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has an app for that.  More...

UGA pathologist warns homeowners not to eat mushrooms growing in yards

With the recent wet weather, mushrooms are popping up everywhere, particularly in lawns.  More...

July rainfall breaks record at all three corps reservoirs

Wow! What an exciting month we just had in the Savannah River basin!  More...

Opinions

Across The Savannah

Down Home Real BBQ Pit cooked over hickory coals

One day when you’re starving for traditional pit-cooked BBQ make the 58-mile drive to Jackie Hite’s Barbecue just off Highway 23 in Leesville, South Carolina. More...

Sports

Reserved seat tickets go on sale

Reserved seats for the 2013 Red Devil Football season will be on sale at the high school beginning Tues., Aug. 13 at the ticket window daily from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. More...

Chip Shots from Rocky Branch

After a really wet July (15 inches of rain), Rocky Branch started August with a bang. We held our 17th Club Championship on Saturday, August 3. We had a really good turnout and great weather. More...

Obituaries

James Harold Pope

Mr. James Harold (Jimmy) Pope of Lincoln Avenue entered into rest Monday, July 29, 2013 at Trinity Hospital, Augusta, Ga.  Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 1 at Loco Baptist Church.  More...

Peggy Ringer Harley

Mrs. Peggy Ringer Harley, 78, of Lincolnton, died Friday, July 19, 2013, at West Georgia Medical Center.  Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 24 at Asbury United Methodist Church in Harrisonville Community of Troup County. 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...

City announces qualifying for mayor and two seats

Qualification dates for the upcoming municipal election were announced at the regular meeting of the Lincolnton City Council held Monday, August 5.  The terms of Mayor Henry Brown; Councilman Kevin Beggs, Post 4; and Councilman Kyle Reese, Post More...

Grand jury hands down indictments in numerous theft and drug cases

The Lincoln County Grand Jury met Monday, July 29, at the Lincoln County Courthouse, with Chief Judge Roger W. Dunaway, Jr. presiding.  More...

Theft cases top the list of arrests by sheriff’s office

Several arrests were made recently by deputies with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.  The arrests listed here are taken from the limited information on arrest reports provided by local law enforcement officials, and no arrests were omi More...

Chief urges drivers to use caution in school zones

With the start of a new school year, Lincolnton Police Chief Jim Justice reminded motorists to drive with extreme caution, pay close attention to the 25-mph speed limit in school zones, and just slow down in general.  More...

OES personnel will visit fire departments for meet-and-greets

Members of the Lincoln County Office of Emergency Services (OES) will be visiting each of the county fire departments in an effort to bring the ambulance personnel closer to the community.  More...

Rivera travels to Europe with GSU Chorale for competition

Ashley Rivera of Lincolnton traveled to Europe this summer with the Georgia Southern Chorale to compete in the Anton Bruckner Choir Competition and Festival.  The choir was under the direction of Shannon Jeffreys.  More...

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Out of the mouths of babes

Leave it to children to cheer up an otherwise ho-hum kind of Monday. I was feeling lower than a well digger’s behind this morning and a cousin sent me the following. 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. Find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter. More...

People

Dining downtown

Mardon and Sharon Day from Portland, Oregon enjoyed dining at Soap Creek Restaurant Downtown while here visiting Jim Reese and Lillian Reese More...

Leathersville News

l Elaine and Raymond Timmerman were lunch guests with William and Lee Bentley on Thursday. l William and Lee Bentley spent Sunday night and Monday with Lisa, Chuck, Jordan and Ethan Mahaffey. More...

Team Tanner benefit poker run to be held at Post 194 Oct. 5

A bikers and cowboys poker run and trail ride to benefit Tanner Savage, our superhero defeating cancer will be held Saturday, October 5 at the American Legion in Lincolnton. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The horse ride will leave out at 10 a.m. More...

Worship

Revival services to be held at Mulberry C.M.E.

The Mulberry CME Church located at 5129 Double Branches Road cordially invites the Lincoln County Community and surrounding areas to our week of religious services. More...

Gracelynne Pauline Burdette

Brittany Williamson of Lincolnton and Michael Burdette of Evans, Ga. are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Gracelynne Pauline Burdette born at Doctors Hospital on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 1:54 p.m. More...

Lutheran Church by the Lake to host Lucado simulcast

Max is back! The Lutheran Church by the Lake in McCormick County is proud to once again host a very special simulcast event featuring Max Lucado. More...