August 14, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Shepeard in critical need of various types of blood

The Shepeard Community Blood Center will hold a blood drive on Saturday, August 16, from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the fellowship hall at Lincolnton Baptist Church.  The goal for the drive is 30 units.  More...

Poss urges motorists to abide by speed limit in school zones

With the start of a new school year, Lincolnton Police Chief Gene Poss reminded motorists to drive with extreme caution, pay close attention to the 25-mph speed limit in school zones, and just slow down in general.  Citations will be issued to t More...

Poss attends summer training conference for police chiefs

As part of his continuing education and training in the administration of law enforcement, Gene Poss, chief of the Lincolnton Police Department, recently attended the 47th Annual Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police Summer Training Conference.&nbs More...

Working through first-day jitters

First-graders in Laney Phillips’ class at LCES read the book “First Day Jitters,” when Lincoln County students started back to school on Thursday, August 7. More...

News

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. More...

Isakson to host town hall meeting in Augusta Aug. 19

U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today announced that he will hold a public town hall meeting in Augusta at American Legion Post 205, 2102 Highland Avenue on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 from 3:15 - 4:00 p.m. More...

Confusion about food expiration dates leads to harmful behavior

Expiration date labeling on food products is a source of confusion for consumers according to a new survey from NSF International, a global public health and safety organization.  More...

Opinions

As Snake Season Closes Serpents Are Grateful

Across The Savannah

If you were in the bathroom at a most private moment and a snake drops in how long would it take you to get out of there? A second? Well a snake in the bathroom’s not possible you say. Wrong, my friend. More...

People

State recognizes years of service

Carol Burgess with a glass award presented to her from the state of Georgia in recognition of her late husband, Edwin Burgess’ 48 years of service as a school bus driver. More...

Leathersville News

l Anne Wright came Wednesday and brought lunch. We enjoyed our visit and our lunch with her. l Elaine and Raymond Timmerman came Thursday and carried us out for lunch. We enjoyed their visit and our lunch. More...

Obituaries

Hazel Cross Herron

Mrs. Hazel Cross Herron, 87, entered into rest on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.  Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 9, at Greenwood Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. More...

Eight arrested on drug charges following raid by sheriff’s office

Eight Lincoln County residents were arrested on drug charges during a sting that occurred around 7 p.m. More...

City reworks zoning application; Parton resigns from water plant

Updating the zoning application process was discussed at the regular meeting of the Lincolnton City Council held Tuesday, August 5.  According to Jim Butler, zoning administrator, “We want the applications to be more in depth; we want them More...

New faces on campus

Participating in a training session for new teachers were (first row, l-r) Danielle Johnson, India Freeman, Amanda Sandifer, Nicole Crook, and Keri Ball, LCES; (second row) Kimber Hardy, LCMS; Grace Ashmore, LCES; Lindsey Barnett, Pre-K; Nicole Kinne More...

Dave Burgess shows educators ways to ‘Teach Like a Pirate’

It was all about “ahoy,” “arrh,” “ matey,” and “ battening down the hatches” as employees of the Lincoln County School System enjoyed a “pirate breakfast” during pre-planning for the 2014-20 More...

Hands-on learning

Lee Ying Hng, program intern at Elijah Clark State Park, conducted a program on snakes and turtles recently at the Lincoln County Library.   More...

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To sleep per chance to dream

Dear Hearts and Gentle People

Lately I haven’t been sleeping well. I’m sure a lot of it is that I miss my mama, who died two weeks ago. The other reasons, well, I just don’t know why I can’t sleep. I used to be able to stay up past 1 a.m. More...

‘Cuban Comet’ plays in seven decades

Baseballs best

In an amazing story and an amazing life, 88-year-old “Minnie” Minoso looks back over a baseball life that has encompassed seven decades. More...

Sports

New hunting and fishing seasons and regulations now available

The 2014-2015 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is now available online and in print, announces the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.  More...

Deadline to apply for dove quota hunts is Aug. 15

As the summer begins to fade, sportsmen begin to look for fall hunting opportunities, and luckily, dove season is right around the corner with opening day scheduled for noon on Sat. Sept. 6.  More...

Foundation offers chance a to hunt and fish free for life

It’s another sporting opportunity of a lifetime!  Georgians have the chance to win a lifetime hunting and fishing license in the next edition of the Lifetime License Contest sponsored by the Georgia Natural Resources Foundation.  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...