March 24, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Broadcaster announces he will seek coroner's office

Veteran Gaffney broadcaster Dennis G. Fowler announced Thursday he will seek the Republican nomination for Cherokee County coroner in the June 13 primary. More...

LifeStyles

Relay for Life captains gather Monday

May 12-13 event emphasizes that 'cancer never sleeps'

Team captains for the 2006 Cherokee County Relay for Life will meet Monday, March 27, at 6 p.m. in the general office area at The Timken Company. Captains who cannot attend are requested to send a representative to the meting. More...

Ride for Life Saturday in Blacksburg

Annual event will raise funds for Iron City Ministries

The Upstate Carolina Ride for Life to benefit Iron City Ministries will take place Saturday, March 25, from Iron City Place in Blacksburg. Registration opens at 8 a.m. More...

ANNIES MAILBOX

Dear Annie: I have been seeing "Chet" for two months. I feel like he is rushing us. He has been over every weekend since we met. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Mary Mathis

Homemaker Mary Christine Goforth Mathis, 86, of 391 Goucher Green Bethel Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 22, 2006, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

James R. McCullough

Truck driver BELTON - James Roy McCullough, 73, of 105 Edgewood Drive, widower of Margaret Elizabeth Crawford McCullough, died Wednesday, March 22, 2006, at Riverside Living Center. More...

Ray E. Thomas

Decorated Korean War veteran BLACKSBURG - Ray Edward Thomas, 71, of 194 Becky%27s Blvd., died Thursday, March 23, 2006, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Columns

The time's come to give up

The FBI is shocked, SHOCKED that Americans will illegally bet an estimated $2.4 billion on March Madness college basketball. Perhaps they%27ll round up the usual suspects - all several million of them. More...

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THEIR VIEWS

Guess where the loan sharks are heading? North Carolina and Georgia have banned quick-cash, high-interest loans; South Carolina hasn%27t. Guess where the loan sharks are heading? More...

Commission finds no wrongdoing in city parks plan

A state Ethics Commission investigation into the actions of two elected city officials has found no wrongdoing. More...

Methodist bishop from Brazil will speak in Gaffney on Sunday

Bishop Joao Carlos Lopes knows how small the world really is between Brazil and Gaffney. More...

MORE HATS GO INTO RING

A local educator, a supervisor at Overnite and an office manager at a local auto dealership are the latest to file with Cherokee County Republican Party Chairman Joan Wheeler. More...

Local News

29 Cherokee Tech students inducted into honor society

National Vocational Technical Honor Society cofounder Allen Powell was on hand March 9 when 29 Cherokee Technology Center students were inducted into the organization. More...

'Helping Other People Endure'

Each year on the Isle of Palms, people race for a cure - a cure for a neurological disease called Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig%27s Disease. More...

Newspaper boxes stolen from Floyd Baker Blvd. locations

Thieves apparently desperate for money are responsible for stealing a number of newspaper boxes in Gaffney recently. More...

Sports

Blacksburg to face challenging schedule

Wildcats will keep rivalries with former region opponents

Blacksburg football coach Robbie Blanton sums up this season%27s schedule in just one word challenging. More...

Gaffney remains perfect in region

Rock Hill outhit the Gaffney Lady Indians but you wouldn%27t know it by the final score. More...

BRIEFS

Chamber golf tourney April 21 Hoops league begins signup April 1 More...

Letters

Disheartened by attendance at Limestone College event

Dear Editor: My wife and I spent a most delightful evening at Limestone College a couple of weeks ago and we wish that many of the people of our community would have been there to enjoy it with us. More...

Inside Report

Iraq's oil crisis

WASHINGTON - While officials privately debate whether communitarian violence in Iraq constitutes a low-grade civil war, there is no disagreement about the oil crisis there, which has little to do with the insurgency. More...

State News

Off-duty police officer drowns

MYRTLE BEACH - An offduty Mullins police officer has drowned in the Little Pee Dee River, authorities say. More...

Man charged with murder

CORDESVILLE - A Bonneau man has been arrested and charged with murder in the disappearance of a man in Berkeley County in 2004. More...

Defendant gets 11-year sentence

CHARLESTON - A North Charleston man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in the drive-by shooting death of a man more than a year ago. More...

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