January 9, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

LCHS students beat RESA and state averages on Georgia writing assessment

The scores for the main administration of the Fall 2013 Georgia High School Writing Test are in, and once again, LCHS performed well on the assessment.  More...

Secret Santa a success

Approximately $2,200 in toys and money were donated to the Secret Santa Program by the Clark’s Hill Bass Committee; Fairway Ford of Augusta; Augusta Marine; Noel Brown and Company, Augusta; A.B. More...

Make resolution now to get mammogram in 2014

“Each year, over 238,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States – early detection is the key to survival, and mammograms are the key to finding the cancer in its earliest stages,” said Andrea Freeman, RN and pro More...

News

Georgia DOT issues new call for GATEway Grant application

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces it is now accepting applications for GATEway Grants. The deadline for new applications is February 28, 2014. Apply soon as funds are limited.  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.  Q: How tall does our native flowering dogwood grow?  More...

Hudgens offers cold weather tips

With bitter cold weather in the forecast, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians of some important insurance and fire safety tips. More...

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Across The Savannah

Running for my life

From the time I was ten running and biking were part of my life and that led to football quite naturally. Like many Lincoln County boys, I played for the Red Devils. Ran track too.  More...

Sports

Rec. football team places second in tournament

Lincoln County Recreation Football 11- and 12-year-old team played in the Arthur Green Football Tournament in Thomson, Ga. and came in second place.  More...

Obituaries

Lillie O. Paradise

Mrs. Lillie O. “Nita” Paradise, 79 of Crook Rd. entered into rest on Friday, January 3, 2014 at her residence.  Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., on Tuesday, January 7, at Hephzibah Baptist Church. More...

Claudia Faye Smalley

Mrs. Claudia Faye Smalley, 71, entered into rest on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at University Hospital in Augusta, Ga.  Memorial services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 5 at Salem Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Reviere and Rev. More...

Council demotes police chief; hires Poss to serve as interim

The Lincolnton City Council voted to demote Chief Jim Justice to a regular patrol officer, effective immediately.  According to Barry Fleming, attorney for the city, “The decision was not centered on the chief’s policing abilities bu More...

Partlow charged with two counts of murder, robbery

Courtney Partlow, 29, of Lincolnton has been charged with two counts of murder, one count of armed robbery, one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.  More...

Sheriff’s office reports on arrests for past month

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...

Sheriff receives $10,000 grant for highway safety

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office was recently awarded a $10,000 Public Safety Partnership Grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS).  More...

‘Year in Review’ recaps headlines for second half of year

JULY 4 – The BOE adopts a combined budget of $14.2 million for FY 2014; Dr. Brian Campbell is sworn in as the new superintendent... More...

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Happy New Year

I’m 65 and just now realizing that New Year’s resolutions are a joke. If I’ve ever kept one I don’t know it. More...

People

Santa visits Wee Wisdom

Wee Wisdom Little School celebrated Christmas by holding a party for the children. They enjoyed great food, received treat bags provided by the parents, and exchanged gifts with their classmates. But the best part was a visit with Santa. More...

Senior Beta collects for food pantry

Senior Beta has been collecting items for the Lincoln County Food Pantry. Drawings for gift cards were held each week for students who participated. More...

Leathersville News

• Alicia Bryant visited with us one afternoon this past week.  • Elaine Timmerman, Lisa Mahaffey, and Brenda and Franklin Bowick visited us on Sunday afternoon.  • Alicia and Patrick Bryant visited their mother, Susan Bryant 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 Randall Edmunds at 706-359-1506 or Sharon Bryan at 706-359-1258for more information.  AA meeting   More...