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Second reading for county

Cherokee County Council will consider second reading of its new fiscal year budget that includes a modest tax hike and a 3 percent cost-of-living raise for county employees. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

She made her choice

Dear Annie: I am 33 years old and have two daughters from my first marriage, ages 7 and 5. I am now married to "Dave." More...

Modest weight gain may cause frequent heartburn in women

NEW YORK (AP) - Women who put on extra pounds raise their risk of getting frequent heartburn or making symptoms worse - even if they aren't overweight, a new study found. More...

Growing tomatoes may make you see spots

Early Blight, Septoria leaf spot are caused by fungi

In backyard gardens, tomatoes are one of the most widely grown vegetables. Unfortunately, More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Phyllis W. Herron

Assistant manager of Kangaroo Truck Stop

Phyllis Worrell Herron, 53, of 628 Whites Road, passed away on Thursday, June 1, 2006, at her residence. More...

Elbirdie Dawkins Jr.

Services for Elbirdie Dawkins Jr., 60, of 131 Buckson St., will be held today at 3 p.m. at Mount Sinai Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. C.A. Wallace, Dewey Whittenburg, L.C. Roberts, Phillip Buckson and Winford More...

Daniel K.Bishop Worked in shipping

Worked in shipping in textile mill

BLACKSBURG - Daniel Kyle "Tater" Bishop, 19, of 854 Hopewell Road, died Saturday, June 3, 2006, in S p a r t a n burg Regional Medical Center. More...

Columns

Why pain is sometimes funny

Pain can cause you to do strange things. Be advised that in the event I am suddenly stricken with pain, it is highly likely that I will suddenly and perhaps without warning, shift my priorities. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Amnesty bill unfair to Americans and immigrants

The Senate recently passed an amnesty bill that, if enacted, will make America's immigration problems worse. With the security of the United States on the line, this issue has never been more urgent. More...

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Motorcyclist dies in crash

A Cowpens man is dead after his motorcycle ran off the road early Sunday morning and struck a utility pole guide wire. More...

Graduation events will be Web-cast

Military personnel stationed overseas and out-of-state family members can still watch local high school seniors graduate Tuesday. More...

Officials mull budgets

First look for city council

Gaffney City Council is expected to approve first reading today of its new spending plan that includes no tax increase for property owners, a big raise for city council members and a small increase in the Christmas bonus for city employees. More...

Ethics Commission clears Gaffney city councilman of any wrongdoing

A Gaffney City Councilman has been cleared of any wrongdoing in a ruling issued last week by the State Ethics Commission. More...

Local News

Frank Willis:

Democratic gubernatorial candidate visits Cherokee County

Democratic candidate for governor Frank Willis feels it is the governor's responsibility to bring new jobs to South Carolina. And he's sure he's the right man for that duty. More...

Receives grant

The Gaffney Housing Authority has received a $425,022 grant from the HUD Capital Fund program. More...

Republican candidates for education superintendent attend rally

State Superintendent of Education candidate Karen Floyd took a break in Gaffney from a running tour Saturday to speak about her plans for improving education. More...

Sports

Suns stave off upset in opener

The Suns' Robert Butler and Martell Fernanders were too much for One Time No. 1 on Saturday. More...

Gaffney edges Post 28

Post 109's Dusty Mabry was just looking to get a hit when he batted in the bottom of the sixth. More...

Kenseth rallies with three laps left to win at Dover

DOVER, Del.- One day after turning 30, Jamie McMurray came close to giving himself the perfect belated birthday gift: a trip to Victory Lane. More...

Letters

Tougher seat belt law has made our roads safer

Supporters of a tougher seat belt law can claim a tentative victory. Fewer people have died on South Carolina roads this year. ... More...

How politics - and pet projects - get a bad name

Every lawmaker has pet projects. The term isn't as derogatory as it seems to have become in the last few years, at both state and federal levels. ... More...

Public warned to take hurricanes seriously

Beaufort County has been spared a major hurricane since Gracie blew ashore in Beaufort in 1959. Because of that lull, many locals proudly snub hurricane warnings. More...

State News

Authorities have received more than 100 calls regarding student murder investigation

GREENVILLE - More than 100 calls came into a dedicated tip line for information about a man suspected of strangling a Clemson University student with a bikini top, but no arrests have been made, Upstate officials said Saturday. 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?