June 12, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Candidates nervously anticipate primaries

You can believe her when Cherokee County Election Commission Chairman Suzanne Turner admits to having no idea what the voter turnout will be for Tuesday's Democrat and Republican party primaries. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIES MAILBOX

Wife wants to keep her age under wraps

Dear Annie: My wife and I are both 67 and have been married for 44 years. When we were younger, she would usually exit the shower in the nude, but for the last 10 years, she has not shown herself to me completely naked. More...

Miss Alsbrooks, Mr. Player married June 10

Margaret Elizabeth Alsbrooks and Warren Stokes Player were married Saturday, June 10, 2006, at Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church in Mount Pleasant. The Rev. Thomas Herrington performed the 6 p.m. ceremony. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Hawkins - Whiting

Susanne Rachel Hawkins and Chad Joseph Whiting, both of Beaufort, will be married on September 2 in Beaufort. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bonnie H. Kendrick

Enjoyed working with public as a ladies' wear sales clerk

Bonnie Marie Houser Kendrick, 91, of 2110 Westfield Dr., Valdosta, Ga., died Thursday, June 8, 2006, at Hospice House, Forest City, N.C. Prior to her death, Mrs. Kendrick resided for the past two years at White Oak Manor in Rutherfordton. More...

Elizabeth M. Littlejohn

Manager with Tom Clarkson Insurance for many years

Elizabeth (Lib) Melton Littlejohn, 85, formerly of 709 S. Limestone St., passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2006, at Wildwood Downs in Columbia. More...

Bobby Allison

Home builder

Bobby B. Allison, 75, of 4425 Union Hwy., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 11, 2006, at his residence. More...

School budget stirs controversy

Includes raises for employees who haven't even started working

School trustee Lindley Auton will ask her fellow trustees to delay voting on the 2006-'07 budget until it can be discussed in depth by the full board. More...

$57.9 million spending plan will be put to vote Tuesday

Nearly $10 million in federal and state grant awards are included with the proposed $57.9 million school budget that school trustees will vote on Tuesday. More...

19 teacher positions available

The Cherokee County School District will look to fill many of its 19 teacher vacancies today when the state teacher expo gets underway in Columbia. More...

Gaffney man sentenced in federal court in gun selling investigation

Gary Matthew Martin, 25, of Gaffney, is one of four men who have pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy to sell handguns. More...

Local News

County to hold third and final reading of budget

Cherokee County residents will get their say on the county's proposed spending plan at today's 5 p.m. council meeting. More...

County councilman thinks city should ante up to cover increased 'rec' spending

The Cherokee County Recreation District has requested about $50,000 in additional funding from the county in the proposed budget. More...

Red Cross has new manager

The Cherokee County chapter of the American Red Cross will have a new face behind the desk at its service center soon. More...

Sports

Zany reliever who set World Series record dead at 70

Moe Drabowsky, the prankster pitcher who delighted in putting pythons in teammates' shoes and wound up as a World Series star for the Baltimore Orioles when they won their first championship in 1966, is dead. He was 70. More...

Blue Devils, Pack go overtime in youth league

The Blue Devils and Wolfpack had to work overtime to determine a winner in the Cherokee County Youth Basketball League Friday at B.D. Lee Elementary School. More...

Batters in for long night with aces on mound

The batters have the tough part of today's game between American Legion League VI rivals Gaffney Post 109 and Spartanburg Post 28. More...

Letters

Why Bronco's was closed on May 1

Dear Editor: I am writing to respond to questions from our customers about closing Bronco's on Floyd Baker Boulevard on May 1. More...

Columns

What voters really want

So you want to be an elected official? You've tossed your hat into the ring and right now you are very nervous because the primary elections are right around the corner. More...

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

A letter to my children on Father's Day

My dearest children: Sunday is Father's Day. I am excited because I know I will either see or talk with each of you today. There will be laughter and expressions of love with tears of joy. More...

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