August 29, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

McCall warns farmers not to abuse GATE card exemptions

“People need to understand that if they abuse the GATE (Georgia Agriculture Tax Exemption) card – we will lose those exemptions on top of the ones we already had,” said Representative Tom McCall.  Implemented in January of 2013 More...

Appraiser explains factors affecting drop in tax digest

The figures are in – the 2013 Tax Digest has dropped by 1.7 percent or $4,822,000.  According to Kenny Adair, Lincoln County tax assessor, his office received the consolidation sheets, on which the digest is based, on August 15.  More...

Make plans now to attend bluegrass festival at park

Local residents are urged to make their plans now to attend the 13th Annual Elijah Clark State Park Bluegrass Festival.  Sponsored by the Friends of Elijah (FOE), the event will begin on Friday, September 20, and continue through Sunday, Septemb More...

LCHS seniors share what they want to be when they grow up

In observance of Labor Day, we decided to ask several seniors at LCHS about their ultimate career goals.  What stands out is the number of students who want to spend their time making life better for other people. More...

Qualifying ends Fri.

Qualifying for the upcoming municipal elections will end Friday, August 30, at 4:30 p.m. More...

News

Turner home is Yard of the Month

The Pine Needle Garden Club of Lincolnton has chosen the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clay Turner on Humphreys Street as its Yard of the Month for September.  More...

DNR urges caution on water during busy holiday weekend

The upcoming Labor Day holiday is expected to bring people to the water to celebrate for one more warm weather weekend. More...

Foundation offers ten free trees to new Sept. members

Everyone from Georgia who joins the Arbor Day Foundation in September will receive 10 free trees as part of the Foundation’s Trees for America program.  More...

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Across The Savannah

Along the Dune Line Saving a Species

In 1980 I wrote a fifteen-minute film script about a subject most people give little thought to: sand dunes. The stars of this natural history documentary were sea oats, pelicans, shorebirds, and loggerhead sea turtles. The goal? More...

Sports

Devils demolish Chiefs 41-0 in ’13 season opener

Lincoln County’s Red Devils scored early and often to whip the visiting McCormick Chiefs 41-0 in their 2013 season opener.  More...

Worship

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...

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...

Drop in digest prompts increase in millage rate

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners agreed to raise the millage rate from 10.22 mills to 10.404 due to a 1.7-percent drop in the tax digest.  The discussion took place during a budget work session held Friday, August 23.  More...

Waters to speak on Confederate Gold at History in the Park Sept 5

Dr. Mark Waters, a historian from Washington, will the guest speaker for the 13th installment in the “History in the Park” lecture series, hosted by the Lincoln County Historical Society.  The lecture is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. More...

Adrenaline Powerboats gets settled in

Adrenaline Powerboats International, Inc., owned by Michael and Robin Layton, is in the process of moving into its new home in the Lincoln County Industrial Park off of Old Petersburg Road. More...

Early deadline for holiday closing

In observance of Labor Day, The Lincoln Journal will be closed Monday, September 2.  The deadline for all news and advertisements for the September 5 edition of the paper will be 2 p.m. More...

System establishes a recycling initiative at all three campuses

The Lincoln County School System is going green!  Beginning this school year, all schools are participating in a program that recycles paper, plastics, aluminum, and tin.  The idea to recycle was proposed by members of the Superintendent&rs More...

Labor Day Festival

The Labor Day Festival, which includes fireworks, will be held on Monday, September 2, at the Square in Washington.  The fun begins at 5 p.m., with fun and games for children, such as a spider jump and slide; arts and crafts; delicious food; liv More...

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Dear Hearts and Gentle People

China, stemware, silver, oh my!

Oh, how I wish that back then I had known what I know now. By “back then” I mean 1966 when I married.  No, no I wouldn’t trade hubby for any thing in the world. In fact, we’re still going strong after 45 years. More...

The year that forever changed baseball

Baseballs best

If you have had a chance to see the baseball movie “42” this summer, you have witnessed a pretty fair interpretation of the way things were for Jackie Robinson, the Brooklyn Dodgers, and the state of things in general in America during 19 More...

People

Julie Rowland-Gross and Thomas Gross receive Ph.D’s from Oklahoma State Univ.

Julie Rowland-Gross and Thomas “Jai” Gross received their Doctorates of Philosophy in Educational Psychology, option in School Psychology, from Oklahoma State University in July 2013. More...

Roger Boyle passes NCLEX will begin working at GRMC

Roger Carlton Boyle, a 2008 Honor Graduate of Lincoln County High School and a 2013 graduate from Georgia Regents University College of Nursing (formerly Medical College of Georgia, Georgia Health Sciences University) recently passed the NCLEX (Natio More...

Walker descendants gather for 93rd annual reunion Aug. 18

The descendants of Daniel Lumpkin Walker and Dr. Samuel Headen Walker met on Sunday, August 18th at Fishing Creek Baptist church for the 93rd annual reunion. More...