January 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Nominations being sought for ‘Business of the Year’

The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the 2013 “Business of the Year.”  The award recognizes notable entrepreneurial and business accomplishments made by chamber members in the area.  More...

McIntire recognized at banquet

Red Devil running back Mikey McIntire was recognized as a member of The Augusta Chronicle’s All-Area First Team at the All-Area Football Awards Banquet held recently at the Legends’ Club in Augusta. More...

Ice sculpture

With freezing temperatures becoming the norm, Sara Bell, a deputy with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, took this photograph of an ice sculpture, created by wind and lake water near Crooked Bridge at Soap Creek on Highway 220 East.   More...

News

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.  UPCOMING EVENTS   More...

Jump start your spring garden by starting vegetable seeds indoors

Does winter weather have you anxious for spring? Are you ready to start digging in the dirt and growing tomatoes, peppers, squash and other warm season veggies?  More...

Get snakes in your head

As a public service to you and yours here are descriptions of the four venomous snakes in these parts. Cottonmouths range from black to green and sport a small white stripe along the side of their head. More...

Opinions

Overcoming Primal Fear, Part Two

The Last Great Snake Man Found Salvation

Author’s Note: Although the photograph in last week’s column showed a snakebite kit, experts do not recommend you use such a kit. More...

Obituaries

David Gipson Beggs

Mr. David Gipson Beggs, 60, of Canon, Ga., entered into rest Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center.  Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 22 at Elberton Church of God with Rev. More...

James Callaway

Mr. James Callaway, 64, of Washington, entered into rest January 24, 2014.  Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 27 at Victory Baptist Church with Pastor Jimmy Chapman officiating. More...

Bobbie Jean Mims Mercier

Mrs. Bobbie Jean Mims Mercier entered into rest January 11, 2014 at University Hospital in Augusta, Ga.  Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 16 at Pleasant Grove CME Church with Pastor Ian Spencer officiating and Rev. 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...

Authority hires company to develop new logo, website

The Lincoln County Development Authority will soon have a fresh, new look, with the help of 365 Degree Total Marketing, a company based in St. More...

Seven brush fires sweep through county; residents reminded to obtain burn permit

“The outbreak of seven wildfires within a week has represented one of the biggest challenges system-wide to our fire service that I can remember in years,” said Casey Broom, director of the Lincoln County Office of Emergency Services (OES More...

Primary moved to May 20 to line up election calendars

Qualifying for various elected positions at the state and local levels will be moved up by several weeks this year, after the General Assembly passed a bill to line up state election calendars with federal elections.  As it now stands, qualifyin More...

Emergency management agencies will observe Severe Weather Awareness Week

From lightning to ice storms, Georgia is susceptible to a variety of natural disasters.  Severe weather is dangerous and can strike with very little warning, which is why it is important to get ready in advance.  More...

Relay kickoff set for tonight

The 2014 Lincoln County American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay for Life will kick off tonight (Thursday) at 6 p.m. More...

Editorial Page

Dear Hearts and Gentle People

Marriage etiquette

This week we consider marriage etiquette and I include the best advice I can find on the subject. You’ll thank me.  Rules for women  1. Women, learn to work the toilet seat. You're a big girl. If it's up, put it down. More...

Political Cartoon

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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: Can we grow dahlias in Georgia? More...

People

Brooks attends district meeting

Nelson Brooks holds a copy of The Lincoln Journal at a 10th Congressional District meeting in Greensboro. Ga. on Saturday January 25, 2014. Property taxes are a hot topic across the District. More...

Jessica Lynn Johnson to wed William J. Denton Jr. March 8

Mrs. Donna Clements Johnson of Homewood announces the engagement of her daughter, Jessica Lynn Johnson, to William Jeffrey Denton Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. William Jeffrey Denton of Vestavia Hills. Miss Johnson is the daughter of the late Mr. More...

Bruce, Johnson to exchange vows in ceremony April 5

Jeannie Bruce of Washington announces the engagement of her daughter, Joni Renae, to Timothy Zane Johnson, son of Carol and Johnny Johnson of Lincolnton.  Miss Bruce is also the daughter of the late Jack V. Bruce Jr. of Washington. More...