March 29, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Subcommittee will mull Gaffney High track

School board chairperson Sandra Greene appointed a subcommittee Tuesday to study and make a recommendation on building a new track at Gaffney High School. More...

LifeStyles

The Salvation Army says 'thanks'

The Salvation Army became a part of Cherokee County when it opened its doors here on June 14, 1920. There have been many changes over the years; but one thing has not changed and that%27s the support that is received by the community. More...

WHAT'S UP

Fund raisers Blacksburg ARP Church, 108 S. Chester St., Blacksburg, will have a yard sale Saturday, April 1, from 7 a.m until noon. There will be sausage biscuits, $1; jelly biscuits, 50 cents; and free coffee. More...

CHOIR REHEARSES FOR ART EXPO - Dr. Fran Page of Meridith College rehearses the county-wide elementary honors choir as they prepared for their concert that was part of the Arts Expo on March 16. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jasper L. Laughlin, Jr.

Proudly served his country in distinguished military career More...

Nellie M. Thompson

Cherokee County native BLACKSBURG - Nellie Morgan Thompson, 94, of 206 E. Clairborne St., died Sun-day m o r n i n g , March 26, 2006, at her home. More...

Byrice Harris Sr.

Last employed by Core Materials Byrice Harris Sr., 50, of 109 Craigwood Apartments, died Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at 6:45 a.m. at his residence. More...

Columns

What's in a (nick)name can have long-term effect

Not the kind of clown you see at the circus or in parades. More...

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THEIR VIEWS

An impressive list; but two huge problems By now, you may have memorized the litany of critical needs our state has been ignoring for years. ... More...

Crowd discusses consolidation issues

More than 40 people attended Monday%27s public hearing in Blacksburg - many of whom expressed concerns about the consolidation of local governments. More...

Political races taking shape as filing deadline approaches

As the Thursday noon filing deadline nears, the races for local More...

County awaits airport study word

Local leaders should learn this week if the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will approve the county%27s feasibility study application regarding a local airport. More...

Local News

JUNIOR SCHOLARS

The Cherokee County School District recognized 23 eighth grade students as junior scholars Monday evening. More...

Roads will be closed during Iron City Festival

Not only will the Iron City Festival bring with it a street dance, a train show and other events in honor of Blacksburg%27s 130th anniversary, it will also bring some road closings. More...

Public hearing on Blacksburg budget

Blacksburg residents are invited to attend a public hearing scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday to discuss the 2007 Town of Blacksburg budget. More...

Sports

Sarratt, Indians top York

Justin Sarratt and the Gaffney Indians just keep rolling along. More...

Gaffney rolls to wins

The Gaffney Lady Indians served notice again just how dominating they can be. More...

HARD TO HANDLE South Carolina's Sidney Rice (4) tries to avoid being tackled by Carlos Thomas (5) during a college football scrimmage in Columbia Saturday, March 25. Rice led the receiving corps with four catches for 42 yards and one touchdown. More...

Inside Report

How to erase earmarks

WASHINGTON - Before they left town for the St. Patrick%27s Day recess, 10 U.S. senators gathered around President Bush at the White House to hear him make the case for a line-item veto. But Sen. More...

State News

STATE BRIEFS

Couple found dead in home SENECA - A couple has been found dead in their Oconee County home and the woman%27s 31-year-old son has been taken into custody. More...

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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?