March 27, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

College group spends spring break on a mission

God worked in mysterious and exciting ways for Limestone College students on a mission trip to Brazil over spring break. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIES MAILBOX

Dear Annie: My husband%27s family recently moved to our city. We are the exact opposites of them. My husband and I are college grads, each with a good career, strong work/moral ethics, great friends, and blessed to do much of what we want. More...

MISS KAPPA SWEETHEART

Daryl Dawkins was winner of the first Miss Kappa Sweetheart Scholarship Pageant on March 18 at Granard Middle School. A senior at Gaffney High School, she will be attending Greenville Technical College, where she will major in physical therapy. More...

Vows spoken Feb. 25

Deborah L. Little and Micheal E. Phillips were married Feb. 25, 2006, in a private double ring ceremony attended by a host of relatives and friends. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Alfred E. Burnett Jr.

Retired from Wachovia National Bank INMAN - Alfred "Al" Elias Burnett Jr., 78, of Lake Bowen, died Wednesday, March 22, 2006, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Allie Bridges Sr.

Retired from Carolina Cotton Works Allie Bridges Sr., 64, of 605 Holmes St., died Friday, March 24, 2006, in Spart a n b u r g R e g i o n a l M e d i c a l Center. More...

Olga P. Gaino

EDENTON, N.C. - Olga P. Gaino, 88, passed away on Friday, March 24, 2006, at her home. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

ABRAMOFF CLEARING DELAY WASHINGTON - Disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff has advised friends that he has no derogatory information about former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and is not implicating him as part of his plea bargain with federal prosecut More...

State News

House launches debate on $6.3 billion budget, spending bills

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - House members will hunker down this week to pass a $6.3 billion budget and a couple of other bills that spend nearly $233 million. More...

Sanford pokes fun during odd dinner

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Gov. Mark Sanford decided to use a little humor as he sat down to eat dinner Sunday night with two men who want his job and a state senator he has butted heads with. More...

S.C. workers face uncertainty

Pension plans being frozen

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - Banking on the promises of the company she worked for, June Whitlock had created a plan for her retirement. More...

Multi-million dollar entertainment center finally a done deal

It%27s finally official. American Family Entertainment Center (AFEC)-Southeast has finalized negotiations to locate a multimillion dollar entertainment complex at a site owned by Prime Outlets-Gaffney, said Dave Kowert, AFEC-Southeast president. More...

Weekend event has big 'Impact'

Rebecca St. James and Barlow Girl got Impact weekend off to a rocking start Thursday evening for nearly 1,000 youths in the Gaffney High gym. More...

Local News

BHS seniors receive teaching fellowships

Two Blacksburg High seniors have received South Carolina teaching fellowships worth up to $24,000 in scholarship money over the next four years. More...

READER OF THEWEEK

Name Jessica Owens Occupation bartender Residence Shelby, N.C. More...

Search yields no clues to missing man

The Cherokee County Sheriff%27s Office used a helicopter to search an area along Highway 29 where a missing man was last seen earlier this month. More...

Sports

Big inning lifts Indians to win

It didn%27t drive in a run or advance a base runner. But McCrae Norton%27s leadoff double in the bottom of the first was the biggest hit of the game for the Indians, according to Gaffney coach Tom Owens. More...

BRIEFS

Lady Saints Bonds undergoes Ames wins Saints take rubber game with Coker More...

Indians falter at classic

Gaffney boys%27 track coach James Davis learned one thing from Saturday%27s Coaches Classic meet at Spring Valley the Indians still have some work to do before the upper state and state meets. More...

Letters

Students need help with their state projects

Dear Citizens of South Carolina, I am in the fifth grade at Northeast Elementary in Kearney, Nebraska. More...

Columns

What'd she say?

I feel I am a reasonably intelligent person. Not as intelligent as, say, dolphins, but not dumber than a sackful of hammers either. More...

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THEIR VIEW

Every South Carolinian should read this report A report released recently by a year-old panel has recommended some broad, sweeping changes that might shake the state%27s education foundation - for the better. More...

Special Sections

Poll

Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney) sponsored a resolution Dec. 7 for the Senate Committee on Interstate Cooperation to study the potential impact of not recognizing Daylight Savings Time. Do you think DST should be abolished?