September 4, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Community mourns loss of teen in drowning accident

The body of Jacoby Mason, 17, a senior at LCHS, was located by divers at 10:30 a.m. Monday, September 1, in the Soap Creek area of Clark’s Hill Lake.  More...

Streetscape project in progress

Workers install a sidewalk on Ward Street as part of Phase II of the City of Lincolnton’s Transportation Enhancement (TE) project. More...

Brittany Doster to represent state at the All-American Quarter Horse Congress

Brittany Doster, a 2010 honor graduate of LCHS, has been selected by the board of the Georgia Quarter Horse Association (GQHA) to serve as the state’s queen and represent Georgia at the All-American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio, in More...

News

Phillips home named Yard of the Month

The Pine Needle Garden Club of Lincolnton has selected the home of Lannie and Louise Phillips as our Yard of the Month. More...

Public hearings to be held on millage increase

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners, on behalf of the Lincoln County Development Authority, announced its intention to increase the property taxes it will levy for the Development Authority this year by 31.23 percent over the rollback millage r 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: What kind of walnut is sold in the grocery store? More...

Sports

Young Red Devils fall to experienced W-W Tigers

The young 2014 Red Devils drew More...

Voiselle went from Ninety-Six to ‘96’

BASEBALL’S BEST

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Obituaries

Katherine L. Brady

Mrs. Katherine L. Brady, 90, passed away at the Sublette Center August 20, 2014.  Katherine was born in Gassaway, West Virginia August 8, 1924 and was married in 1944 to her late husband, Hartsel J. Brady for 67 years.  More...

Alvin H. Johnson

Mr. Alvin H. Johnson, 37, of Saggus Road entered into rest on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at GRU Medical Center in Augusta.  Memorial services were held at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at the Loco Baptist Church.  More...

Curtis E. Jones

Mr. Curtis E. Jones, of Thomson Hwy. entered into rest on Tuesday, August 26 which was his 81st birthday.  Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, August 29 at Jones Chapel with Rev. Paul C. Reviere officiating. More...

Tax digest drops 2.5 percent; bills expected to go out in Oct.

The figures are in – the 2014 Tax Digest has dropped by 2.5 percent or $6,814,000.  Following a 6.2-percent increase in 2008, the digest decreased 6 percent in 2009, 2.6 percent in 2010, 2 percent in 2011, 2.5 percent in 2012, and 1.7 perc More...

Campbell explains different options in state’s mandated flexibility plan

The General Assembly passed legislation that each local school system must notify the Georgia Department of Education (GADOE) which educational model it will operate under by June 30, 2015.  Originally, the deadline was 2013, but it was pushed b More...

McMurry to speak on the people of the 1860s at park tonight

Richard McMurry, respected historian, scholar, humorist, author, and lecturer on the Civil War, will be the guest speaker for the sixth installment in the 2014 “History in the Park” lecture series, hosted by the Lincoln County Historical More...

Sheriff purchases two new patrol cars with inmate housing funds

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office recently took delivery of two brand-new Dodge Charger police cruisers at no cost to local taxpayers.  The purchase of the cars was made possible through the cooperation of the Lincoln County Board of Co More...

Editorial Page

Dear Hearts and Gentle People

Speculating

Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.  I don’t know why I’m so surprised when I exhibit classic symptoms of stupidity since it is not a rare thing for me.  More...

Opinions

Across The Savannah

The Joggling Board

Author’s Note: The next several columns will feature stories that will appear in Georgialina, A Southland As We Knew It, now in production at the USC Press. More...

People

Firefighter memorial service to be held in Forsyth Sept. 6

While all firefighters are heroes, willingly putting themselves in harm’s way so the public remains secure, some firefighters are more than heroes. More...

Azalea District board members meet at State Botanical Garden

The Azalea District Board Meeting of the Garden Club of Georgia met August 19, at the State Botanical Gardens in Athens, Georgia.  After opening announcements, Peggy Tucker, Azalea District Director, introduced the key note speaker, Wilf Nickoll More...

JIM BECK CUSHMAN

Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Cushman of Thomson are proud to announce the birth of their son, Jim Beck, born August 12, 2014 at University Hospital in Augusta, Ga. Jim Beck made his debut at 8:35 a.m. 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...