July 7, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Fund woes force delay of Hwy. 18 interchange

A lack of funding has forced state Department of Transportation officials to postpone the SC 18 interchange project - again. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

11-year-old ostracized by the 'Queen Bees'

Dear Annie: I have an 11-year-old daughter who is being ostracized at school by two Queen Bees. These girls have power over several other girls in their grade, and a handful will not talk to my daughter. More...

Dingle - Grant couple married in Georgetown

Wendy Rene Dingle and Carl David Grant, both of Spartanburg, were united in marriage Saturday, June 17, 2006, at Wayne United Methodist Church in Georgetown. The Rev. Dr. Joseph Flowers officiated the 6 p.m. double ring ceremony. More...

Ronald McDonald guest at Gaffney and Blacksburg libraries July 11

Ronald and friend, Stoogie, will mix music, magic and games to share excitement of reading with kids

Ronald McDonald and his friend, "Stoogie," will visit the Cherokee County libraries on Tuesday, July 11. He will be at the Gaffney library at 10:30 a.m. and the Blacksburg library at 2:30 p.m. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

Immigration and terrorism

WASHINGTON, D.C. - With their party sharply divided on immigration, House Republicans this week launched an effort to transform this political liability into an asset by tying it to the war against terrorism. More...

State News

STATE BRIEFS

Teen killed in balcony fall MYRTLE BEACH - A 19year-old Ohio woman has died after she fell from a hotel balcony, authorities say. More...

ELECTRIFYING

Lightning strikes the east tower of the Arthur Ravenel Bridge as a thunderstorm heads More...

Other News

Tourists get more than they bargained for

OSLO, Norway (AP) - A group of tourists hoping to see whales frolicking off the Lofoten Islands got more than they bargained for when a boatload of hunters harpooned one of the animals in front of them. More...

Doctor accused of making rude remarks

"If your husband were to die tomorrow, who would want you?''

CONCORD, N.H. More...

Most states have poor school nutrition policies

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Nearly half of all states received a failing grade in a school foods report card issued Tuesday by a nonprofit group that evaluated school nutrition policies. More...

Local entrants turning heads at Miss South Carolina pageant

With the big show just one day away, Cherokee County's entrants in the Miss South Carolina pageant are turning some heads. More...

Church damaged by fire started after steeple struck by lightning

Shady Grove Baptist Church Pastor Rev. Lee Byers believes his church was blessed after a lightning strike and fire Wednesday caused only minor damage to the sanctuary. More...

Cats welcome

Felines find homes at S.C. Welcome Center

Cats seem to find a way of extending their nine lives at the S.C. Welcome Center in Blacksburg. More...

Local News

Council updates policy manual

Members of the county's employee grievance committee will now be appointed by Cherokee County Council under revisions to the county's policy and procedures manual adopted by resolution Monday. More...

Festival is all about community accomplishment, volunteer says

The South Carolina Peach Festival wouldn't be what it is today without the help of a lot of talented people. But for longtime worker David Parker the people at the top of that list would be the numerous volunteers who help out each year. More...

READER OF THEWEEK

Name Marilyn Osment Occupation Teacher (retired) More...

Sports

Gaffney KO's Inman

Take it from Inman batters: Post 109 hurlers Justin Sarratt and Bobby Wilkins are tough to hit. More...

Francoeur's hit sinks Reds, 8-7

ATLANTA - Atlanta's relievers had their biggest blowup of the season Thursday night but Cincinnati's displaced closer wound up taking the loss in a matchup of struggling bullpens. More...

Southeast's best coming to Gaffney

Some of the Southeast's best young baseball talent is coming to Gaffney. More...

Columns

It could have been a whole lot worse

I remembered my family when I got into my Jeep Wednesday morning and buckled my seat belt. More...

perspective

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THEIR VIEW

Hard to put a good face on state's graduation rate

No matter how hard state education officials might try, they will find it impossible to put a good face on the ranking of the state's graduation rate as worst in the nation. ... 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?