June 9, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Two incumbent city council members will have opposition

Two of the three incumbent Gaffney City Council members up for re-election will have company on the August nonpartisan election ballot. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Violent 14-year-old desperately needs help

Dear Annie: My friend, "Carol," has a violent 14-year-old son. "Brody" has threatened to do extreme harm to family members and to himself. He has been in physical fights with his mother. More...

Blue Ridge BBQ Festival dishes up food, music and fun

13th annual event gets under way today

T he 13th annual Blue Ridge BBQ Festival gets under way today and continues Saturday at Harmon Field in Tryon, N.C. More...

LISTEN TO THE MUSIC

MAIN STAGE FRIDAY, JUNE 9 12:00-1:15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Irongrass 1:30-4:15 . . . . . . . . . . .KingPup Radio Show 4:30-5:45 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Danielle Howle 6:05-7:20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Carylon M. Painter

Carylon Josphine (Josie) Mosley Painter, 70, of 199 Sardis Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 6, 2006, at her residence. More...

Lula M. Gathings

Lula Mae Medley Gathings, 71, of 335 Burnt Gin Road, passed away on June 7, 2006, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital. More...

Rena McGee

Verene (Rena) Polk McGee, 70, of 1002 Briarwood St., went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 8, 2006, at her residence. More...

State News

STATE BRIEFS

Man convicted in teen's death

DARLINGTON - A Darlington County jury has convicted a man of killing a 17-year-old girl after using a master key to get into the apartment she was visiting nearly two years ago. More...

South Carolinians urged to avoid strays

COLUMBIA - Four recent incidents of people being exposed to rabies by stray cats prompts a warning the from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control to avoid strays and keep your own pets vaccinated. More...

Girl bitten by shark off S.C.

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - A 7-year-old girl from Missouri was bitten by a shark while playing in two feet of water, Beaufort County deputies say. More...

National News

Brother of slain Georgia hostage says justice has been served

ATLANTA (AP) - The brother of a Georgia man who was taken hostage and killed in Iraq said justice was served in the death of Abu Musab alZarqawi, the presumed mastermind of Jack Hensley's killing. More...

Meeting with Aeronautics Commission 'encouraging'

Cherokee County Councilman Bailey Humphries offered a positive interpretation of a meeting Wednesday with two high-ranking members of the state Aeronautics Commission. More...

ON THE AIR

Gaffney High students monitor the Webcast of Tuesday's graduation ceremony. VHS copies of the graduation are $10 and can be ordered by calling the school at 9023600. More...

Local News

Two robbery suspects arrested

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office and the Gaffney Police Department have arrested two suspects in connection with the June 6 armed robbery of the East Side Sav Mor convenience store. More...

June 13 is last day to sign up for summer school

High school students have until June 13 to register for summer school. More...

CAR WASHING FOR CHRIST - Overbrook Community Church members offered a free car wash Saturday morning simply as a way of putting into action the Bible's call for Christians to be servants. More...

Sports

Gamecocks hope to stay on track in regional

COLUMBIA - No one at South Carolina's workout Thursday was surprised that the Gamecocks will play in the super regionals this weekend. It's right where the team thought it would be for most of the season. More...

Storrer back in limited role, Widmann may not play

CLEMSON - One Clemson star may return from his foot injury for the NCAA super regional against Oral Roberts while another could move to the bench with a swollen ankle. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

Grassley's tax touch

WASHINGTON - On May 23, as the Senate raced toward passage of the comprehensive immigration bill before their Memorial Day break began, Sen. Charles Grassley moved the adoption of a new Title III to the measure. More...

Columns

Year of the Webcast

"Okey-dokey, Roger" crackled the walkie talkie inside the band booster room at Tuesday evening's Gaffney High graduation. More...

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THEIR VIEWS

Cockfighting measures weakened in conference Legislators have approved a bill that strengthens penalties against hog-dog fighting, but unfortunately fails to sufficiently deal with cockfighting. 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?