June 26, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

New home starts in county soar

May's number highest in three years

Homebuilders have been as hot as the weather. There were 21 new home starts in May, up from just eight from May, 2005, and the most since September 2003, according to the monthly report by the Home Builders Association of Cherokee County. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIES MAILBOX

He's full throttle; she's exhausted

Dear Annie: I am 37 years old and have been married for eight years to "Paul," age 42. We have four beautiful children. More...

Miss Buresh, Mr. Stroup married June 24

Lauren Jennifer Buresh and David Elliott Stroup were married Saturday, June 24, 2006, at six o'clock in the evening. The traditional ceremony was held at First United Methodist Church in Springdale, Ark., with the Rev. Britt Skarda officiating. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Duncan - Bryson

Eddie Duncan and Michelle Duncan, both of Gaffney, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kasie Shae, to Eric Clayton Bryson of Gaffney. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Landrum Smith Jr.

U.S. Army veteran

Landrum Smith Jr., 80, of 503 Hetty Hill S t . , G a f f n e y, died Saturday, June 24, 2006, in the Veteran's Administration More...

Roy H. Batchler

U.S. Army veteran

Roy H. Batchler, 78, of Bethlehem, Pa., died Thursday, June 22, 2006, in Allentown, Pa. More...

Cecil E. Blackwell

Tree cutter

Cecil (Junior) Eugene Blackwell, 50, of 1419 Asbury Road, Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 23, 2006 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION? WASHINGTON, D.C. More...

State News

More cases coming

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Public defenders across South Carolina are preparing to get a number of new cases after the state increased penalties for domestic violence and the U.S. Supreme Court ruled more defendants have a right to an attorney. More...

Former Gaffney resident recovering

A former Gaffney resident is undergoing therapy at Carolinas Medical Center following a traffic accident more than a month ago. More...

Woman gets five years for choking mother

A Gaffney woman will spend the next five years in jail for choking her mother until she passed out. More...

Cherokee County man dies after falling from tree

A worker from Cherokee County cutting a tree has fallen 20 feet and died, authorities say. More...

New clot drug dramatic help

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) Like pouring Drano directly on a clog, doctors dramatically improved stroke survival by dripping a clot-dissolving drug right onto a blockage choking off the brain's blood supply. More...

Local News

Additional officers will be on duty July 4 to enforce fireworks ordinance

Gaffney officials say they are fired up about the misuse of firecrackers, and this year they will be cracking down on offenders. More...

Local college students on a 'mission' this summer

A California surf shop and candy shop and New York City parks are the locations of three local women's summer activities. Katie Simmons, Erin Bell and Laura Burns are spending portions of their summer vacations "on mission" through Summer Project. More...

BANANA TREE?

As evidence of the power of lightning, this tree was "peeled like a banana" in Friday More...

Sports

Indians return to form at Lander Camp

The Gaffney High boys' basketball team wasn't used to losing so many games last year. More...

Butler did it; captures amateur

The recipe for winning golf tournaments is good ball striking and good putting. More...

Former Gaffney star recognized by ESPN The Magazine

For the second straight year, Presbyterian College and former Gaffney High standout Lauren Brown has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District women's at-large first team. More...

Letters

LETTER

Dear Cody, I have been reading in your paper where Mrs. Auton and Dr. James are going head to head over the issues she has with the budget. I was at the meeting when the budget was so hastily approved. More...

Columns

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED ...

When cheers turn to tears

The headline in the May 21, 2006, (Myrtle Beach) Sun News More...

Special Sections

Poll

Are you willing to pay more taxes to help fund Recreation Department projects?