May 15, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Residents urged to cast ballot in primary May 20

Lincoln County residents will be headed to the polls Tuesday, May 20, to cast their ballots in the Primary/ Non-Partisan Election.  In the Primary, electors most vote a straight ticket, meaning they must choose a Democratic, Republican, or non-p More...

Fan favorites

Approximately 4,000 people attended the Second Annual Little Roy and Lizzy Music Festival held May 1-3 at Elijah Clark State Park. Enjoying the music are (l-r) Lizzy Long; Rhonda Vincent, the “Queen of Bluegrass;” and a fan.   More...

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Farm Safety Camp offered at agriculture center May 29

The Wilkes/Lincoln Farm Safety Camp Committee recently announced their annual Farm Safety Camp will be held Thursday, May 29th with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the McGill- Woodruff Agriculture Center in Washington.  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: When is blueberry season in Georgia?  More...

USDA surveys will provide insight on 2014 agriculture

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service ( NASS) will spend the first two weeks of June surveying thousands of farmers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina to get a clear indication of the production and supply of major commod More...

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Across The Savannah

My Rainbow Chasing Friend Robert Clark

I mention Robert Clark so often in my columns you readers deserve to know a more about him and his influence on me. More...

Sports

Hearst places well at track meet

Jasmine Hearst placed 7th in the 200 meter dash at the State Track and Field Competition held last Saturday.   More...

Obituaries

Catherine Tutt Trigg

Ms. Catherine Tutt Trigg, 76, of Columbus, Georgia, entered into rest on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at her residence.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 17 at Pleasant   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...

New campgrounds leased from corps exceeding expectations

An update on the three campgrounds being leased from the United States Army Corps of Engineers by the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners was heard at the regular meeting of the board on Thursday, May 8.  On April 2, the county opened Broad Ri More...

Community invited to support fight against cancer at relay

The 13th Annual Lincoln County American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay for Life will take place Friday, May 16, beginning at 7 p.m. at First Assembly of God on the Thomson Highway.  The theme for the event is “Finish the Fight.”  More...

Bids on city’s enhancement project come in over budget

Phase II of the Transportation Enhancement (TE) project was on the agenda at the regular meeting of the Lincolnton City Council held Tuesday, May 6.  More...

Clark’s Hill is ranked among the top 100 bass lakes in country

Clark’s Hill Lake made the cut in “Bassmaster” magazine’s third annual ranking of the top 100 bass lakes in America.  The 71,000-acre lake, which was not ranked in 2012 or 2013, came in at number 89. More...

McIntire signs contract to play football for KSU

Red Devil Mikey McIntire recently signed a scholarship contract to play running back for the Kennesaw State University Owls in Kennesaw.  The ceremony took place in the media center at LCHS in the presence of family members, friends, coaches, te More...

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Dear Hearts and Gentle People

Mama update

Many of you have asked about my mother, who fell and broke her hip a week ago. She is improving daily, for which we are grateful, but she will need many more hours of rehabilitation before she will be her old self again.  More...

Chewing gum, ivy make good baseball folklore

Baseballs best

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the second oldest field in the major leagues. Wrigley field in Chicago, the home of the Chicago Cubs, was built in 1914 by Charles A. Weeghman for the former Federal League team. More...

People

Garden club members replant vegetable garden at Home Place

Pine Needle Garden Club of Lincolnton met Monday morning, May 5th to re-plant the vegetable garden at the Home Place Adult Day Care Facility on the Thomson Hwy. in Lincolnton. We replaced the winter garden with summer vegetables.  More...

Library volunteers

Y Club members recently volunteered at the Lincoln County Library to help sort and catalog their extensive DVD collection. The library has over 250 DVD’s for residents to check-out for free. More...

Elizabeth Dunaway inducted into Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Dunaway of Lincolnton, was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.  More...