July 10, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Resident bitten by a rabid fox; DPH warns of potential danger

A Lincoln County resident was bitten by a rabid fox in the vicinity of Overlook Road on Monday, June 23.  More...

Park to host mini-version of Junior Ranger Camp

A “Junior Ranger Camp” will be held once again this summer at Elijah Clark State Park.  The event is being sponsored in part by the “Friends of Elijah,” an auxiliary organization dedicated to improving and promoting the p More...

Mayor receives certificate of achievement from GMA

Henry Brown, mayor of the City of Lincolnton, received a prestigious certificate of achievement from the Georgia Municipal Training Institute held during the Georgia Municipal Association’s (GMA) 81st annual convention in Savannah on Monday, Ju More...

News

Upcoming events at Elijah Clark SP

• Thurs. and Fri., July 10th and 11th - Scavenger Hunt, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Come to the visitors center to pick up a copy of the “hunting” sheet.  • Fri., July 11 - Night Hike, 8-9 p.m. 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 often do I need to pick cucumbers?  More...

Membership dues will pay for tree planting in forests

America’s forestland is a prized natural resource, and anyone can help plant trees in these vital areas by joining the Arbor Day Foundation this month.  Through the Replanting Our National Forests campaign, the Arbor Day Foundation will ho More...

Opinions

Across The Savannah

Keeping Memories Alive

I see a lot of abandoned homes in the countryside. Awnings fallen off. Gutters rotting. Roofs caving in. You can tell no one cares about them. What condemned them to abandonment? Economics gone south? Foreclosures on places nobody wants? More...

Obituaries

Richard Roger Bloomer

Richard Roger Bloomer was called home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 26, 2014 with his loving wife by his side.  A memorial service will be held in the coming weeks at St. Paul United Methodist United Church, Lincolnton, Ga.  More...

Joan Marie Justus

Ms. Joan Marie Justus, 69, of Clary Road, entered into rest on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Georgia Regents University Medical Center in Augusta, Ga.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Ms. More...

Alice Marie Sampson Lambert

Mrs. Alice Marie Sampson Lambert, 81, of Hwy. 220 W., entered into rest on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at her residence.  Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 28, in the Lincolnton City Cemetery with 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...

BOC adopts tenative budget; anticipates no millage increase

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners voted to approve a tentative general fund budget for FY 2015 of $6,624,232.46 at a called meeting held Thursday, June 26.  The budget, which was balanced using monies from the contingency fund, reflects More...

City hears citizen’s concerns about dilapidated structures

Routine business topped the agenda at the regular meeting of the Lincolnton City Council held Tuesday, July 1.  One of the items up for discussion was a letter written by Rita Hussey concerning vacant, dilapidated structures, surrounded by overg More...

Fireworks downtown

In spite of a little rain beforehand, the fireworks display in downtown Lincolnton on June 28 was a resounding success. Sponsored by the City of Lincolnton, the show was produced by East Coast Pyrotechnics, based in Catawba, South Carolina. More...

Why Elijah Clark Park is vacation destination

Currently, Elijah Clark State Park is operating at full capacity, which means the City of Lincolnton boasts only 300 more residents than the park.  The week of July 4 was reserved mainly for folks from Effingham County, although there were peopl More...

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Dear Hearts and Gentle People

Stop and smell the reality

To ride by and glance at this beautiful building with its stately columns and welcoming rockers on the front porch, one could imagine an old southern mansion with mint juleps served all ‘round. More...

Confusing statements

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People

Jennifer Ashton Harmon weds Jim Lang Aycock

Jennifer Ashton Harmon (Jenna) and Jim Lang Aycock (J.L.) were united in marriage at New Hope Baptist Church, at six o’clock in the evening on May 31, 2014. More...

Leathersville News

l Alvin and June Cox and grandson, Brody, visited William and Lee Bentley last Wednesday afternoon. Rev. Deryl Odom visited in our home later. l Brenda and Franklin Bowick and Lisa and Chuck Mahaffey were visitors last Saturday afternoon. More...

Sandifer named to Merit List for spring at Piedmont Tech

Florence T. Sandifer, a student at Piedmont Technical College, had an outstanding academic accomplishment during the 2014 spring semester and earned inclusion on the Merit List. More...

Worship

Danner will be guest speaker at Antioch revival

Antioch Christian Church in Thomson, Ga. will have Homecoming and revival services July 13 - 16. Homecoming service will be held Sun., July 13 at 11 a.m. More...

Bible presentation

A Bible was presented to Billie Jett Black in memory of her husband, Greg Ruddell Sr., a member of the American Legion Post 194 of Lincolnton. Presenting the Bible is Nelson Noble, acting Second Vice Commander. More...

Loco VBS presents check

Loco Baptist Church’s Vacation Bible School coordinator, Melissa Parton (r) presented Montabella Missions founder, Nancy Dawkins with a check for $537. The total amount collected during VBS this summer.   More...