September 19, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

DOT resumes construction on Fortson-Dorn Bridge

Work resumed Monday, September 9, on the construction of the new Fortson-Dorn Bridge, which spans the Savannah River, connecting Lincoln and McCormick counties.  Construction ground to a halt last winter when issues arose related primarily to th More...

Red Devils will play in Ninety Six tonight at 7 p.m.

The LCHS Red Devils will play Ninety Six tonight (Thursday) at 7 p.m. More...

BOE sets operations budget at rollback rate and increases bond rate by .75 mills

The millage rate for FY 2014 was discussed at the regular meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Education held Tuesday, September 10.  The good news is that the system will not have to raise the millage rate by .5 mills above the rollback rate, More...

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Local contributions help in building science lab in Malawi

Due to a desire to help the less fortunate in the developing world, I applied to become a Peace Corps Volunteer. I departed the United States in September 2006, and I was placed in the small African nation of Malawi in Southeast Africa.  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.  More...

Rhodes to speak at History in the Park

Where is Georgia’s answer to Stonehenge and when was it built? How did a descendent of Scottish traders become a Chief of the Cherokees? What happened to the town of Jacksonborough? More...

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Across The Savannah

Old-Time Religion Time Honored Faith & Fellowship

I had heard such places existed but had never seen one. Now I was just two miles from seeing one. Just off I-26 near Ridgeville, South Carolina, I began to see signs. I followed them, took a side road, and the place came into view. More...

Obituaries

Elizabeth Brown Estes

Elizabeth Brown Estes, 86, wife of Charles L. Estes, Jr., entered into rest Friday, September 13, 2013 at home.  Funeral service were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 16 at Lincolnton United Methodist Church with Revs. More...

Barbara Jean Jacobs Orcutt

Ms. Barbara Jean Jacobs Orcutt, 66, of Thomson Hwy., entered into rest on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at her residence.  A viewing and visitation was held on Saturday, September 14 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Beggs Funeral Home, Lincolnton. More...

Floyd Marvin Speerhas

Mr. Floyd Marvin Speerhas, 74, husband of Mrs. Judith Ann Reinel Speerhas, entered into rest September 11, 2013 at Trinity Hospital.  A memorial service will be held in Pennsylvania at a later date. More...

Commission postpones setting millage rate to rethink budget

With the adoption of the millage rate on the agenda, the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners opted to try again to get taxes below the rollback rate of 10.404 mills.  To keep the millage at last year’s rate of 10.22 mills, the board will More...

FOE invites residents to attend free bluegrass festival at park

Once again, the air will be filled with the sounds of banjos, mandolins, upright basses, and fiddles as the 13th Annual Elijah Clark State Park Bluegrass Festival gets underway on Friday, September 20,  The event, which is being hosted by the Fr More...

‘Coffee with the Congressman’ set for Sept. 26

Congressman Paul Broun will be in Lincolnton on Thursday, September 26, to host “Coffee with the Congressman” from 8 until 9 a.m. at Hardee’s.  More...

Grandparents honored at LCES

Deborah Glidewell and her granddaughter, Ellie Marsh, enjoy a little quality time on “Grandparents’ Day” held Tuesday, September 10, at LCES. More...

Appointments being made for Christmas supplement

In keeping with the spirit of Christmas, area children will be once again featured in “Christmas Kids and Greetings,” an annual supplement to The Lincoln Journal.  More...

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Dear Hearts and Gentle People

Everything old is new again

“Everything old is new again,” came from the pen of music writer Peter Allen and the statement is so true, particularly as the last few years have sped off the calendar.  Clothes have come back in style; so has the way parents are de More...

It’s fun to relive some Braves memories

Baseballs best

A few days ago my wife and I were able to take in an Atlanta Braves game at Turner Field with the Braves hosting the Cleveland Indians. More...

People

Back to school kickoff

Thanks to Bell’s, Wee Wisdom held its back to school kick off at their store. Tammy Compton, the director, stated the event was great success. More...

Leathersville News

• Elaine Timmerman came Friday and brought lunch and we enjoyed our food and fellowship together.  • Pam Watson visited Kenneth and Donna Abel everyday the past week. Tim and Pam Abel from Guyton spent the week with Kenneth and Donna. More...

Layton returns home on short leave from base

Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew D. Layton will be returning home to Lincolnton for a short leave September 14 through September 26.  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...