October 3, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Residents six months and up encouraged to get flu vaccine

“A yearly vaccine is the single most important thing people can do to protect themselves against the flu virus, which in some cases, can be life threatening,” said Jason Mc- Donald, spokesman for the Centers for Disease Control and Preven More...

Fish Fest attracts crowd

Over 250 children and adults attended Kid’s Fish Fest 2013 Saturday, September 28, at Elijah Clark State Park. More...

Prospectors will converge on Graves Mountain for rock swap

The biannual Graves Mountain Rock Swap and Dig is set to begin Friday, October 4, and continue through Sunday, October 6.  Approximately 1,500 rockhounds converged on the mountain for the April dig, hailing from places such as Virginia, Californ More...

Solomon Pool Holiness holds a dedication service for new church

The congregation of Solomon Pool Holiness Church dedicated its new home to the glory of God on Sunday, September 29.  The guest speaker for the occasion was Pastor Edna Latimer of Kingdom of God International Ministries in Athens. More...

News

GFC lifts statewide burn ban

Just in time for the backyard leaf pile, the annual burn ban in 54 Georgia counties was lifted on Tuesday, October 1, 2013. More...

Plant pansies now for colorful flowers all winter

Planting pansies is one of the easiest ways to add color to your landscape. There are several things to do to keep them looking bold and beautiful throughout the fall and winter months.  More...

Upcoming activities scheduled 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...

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Across The Savannah

The Night Life Changed We all remember where we were

People talk about life-changing events and most of the time it’s a dramatic event: an accident, a religious conversion, marriage, the birth of a child, and the changes in life come right away. More...

Between the Bookends

Well, we have lost another great friend here at our library. Mrs. Elizabeth (Lib) Estes passed away and left an empty space on our shelf. We pray for Mr. Charles and his family. More...

Sports

Devils fall to Wildcats; to host FPD on Friday

Lincoln County stopped the Vikings a few inches short with less than a minute to go to secure a 21- 20 win over First Presbyterian Day the Macon school to Buddy Bufford Field.  The Devils took a quick lead with Mike McIntire scoring on a 39-y More...

‘Cup of Coffee’ players on to other things

BASEBALL’S BEST

- jor league baseball player is hard to measure in real terms. Think about how many kids start out each year in Little League and the other leagues, and the number across the USA is staggering. 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...

Schools to implement writing standards using LDC Model

To help teachers implement the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS) and the College and Career Readiness (CCR) Anchor Standards, the Lincoln County School System has adopted the Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) Model, supported by the More...

Team Tanner to host bike and trail ride to help young cancer patient

“There will be lots of fun for everyone, and this is a good way to help Tanner and his family,” said a spokesman for “Team Tanner.” “We know God has great plans for Tanner – please keep him in your prayers.”& More...

Disorderly conduct tops arrests by sheriffs office

Several arrests were made recently by deputies with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.  The arrests listed here are taken from information provided by local law enforcement officials, and no arrests were omitted.  An arrest does not More...

County levies millage rates at called meeting

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners voted to pass a resolution to approve the tax levy for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014.  The action was taken at a called meeting held Thursday, September 26.  The millage rates of the various More...

Lessons in government

Gary Walker, central district director for the State YMCA of Georgia, conducts a bill writing workshop for Lincoln County students interested in attending Youth Assembly this November in Atlanta. More...

Rhodes to speak at park tonight

Don Rhodes, an Augusta author and columnist, will be the guest speaker for the 14th 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...

LCES Bucket Fillers for September

Lincoln County Elementary School is proud to announce the following students were named Bucket Fillers for the month of September. More...

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Dear Hearts and Gentle People

Happy 91st

Today has been a lovely one. My mother turned 91 years old and we are so very thankful for what she means to all of us.  A long time family friend came from out of town to take us out to lunch. 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...

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Pine Needle Garden Club announces upcoming events

The Augusta Council of Garden Clubs will sponsor a "Peek-A-Boo" Tour of Homes on October 4th-5th from 10-5 each day. Seven homes 'dressed up in their best fall finery' will be featured on this year's tour. More...

Leathersville News

l Lisa and Chuck Mahaffey spent Saturday with William and Lee Bentley. Kevin Murdock visited Saturday morning. l Jackie Bonner and Brenda and Franklin Bowick were Sunday afternoon visitors of William and Lee Bentley. More...

Obituaries

Joan Holliday Edmunds

Mrs. Joan Holliday Edmunds, 79, of McCormick, S.C. passed away peacefully, Friday, September 27, 2013 at her home. Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 29 at McCormick First Baptist Church. Burial was at Overbrook Cemetery. More...

Laura Annette Hedrick

Laura Annette Hedrick, 42, went to be with THE LORD on September 25, 2013. Mrs. Hedrick was from Crowders Mountain, North Carolina. She was a graduate of Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. More...

Michael Brent Townsend

Mr. Michael Brent Townsend, 65, of Elberton Hwy., entered into rest on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at his residence. There are no services planned at this time. Mr. More...