July 19, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Coroner candidate petition

Election officials begin verifying signatures

The Cherokee County Voter Registration Board will verify each one of 2,225 signatures collected by Cherokee County Coroner candidate hopeful Jimmy Lamb. More...

State grants should help offset tuition increase

An increase in the state's tuition grants couldn't come at a better time for Limestone College students. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Wife slowly draining life out of marriage

Dear Annie: My wife and I have two children - a 6-year-old son and a 10-month-old daughter. Our marriage was great for the first five years. Then, when our son was born, my wife began sleeping in his room. More...

Miss Smith weds John Carrothers Jr. in May 27 ceremony

Earlene Smith and John Wesley Carrothers Jr., both of Moore, were married May 27, 2006, at Mount Moriah Baptist Church. Dr. Benjamin D. Snoddy officiated the ceremony, which was followed by a reception at The Piedmont Club. More...

Nivens - Ballard vows said April 22

CLOVER - Melissa Kaye Nivens and Jason Scott Ballard, both of Clover, were married April 22, 2006, at First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Michael Walker officiated the 2 p.m double ring ceremony that was followed by a reception. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Eunice L. Brakefield

York County native

YORK - Eunice Lanier Brakefield, 88, of 27 Cannon Court, died Monday, July 17, 2006, in Piedmont Medical Center, Rock Hill. More...

Freda C. Baker

Cherokee County Home Health Nurse for more than 20 years

Freda Dianne Cox Baker, 59, of 136 Sizemore Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 17, 2006, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Audrey B. Powell

Retired seamstress

Audrey Bright Powell, 83, a resident of Peachtree Centre, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 17, 2006, at Peachtree Centre. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

Lieberman's pork defense

WASHINGTON - Facing a Democratic electorate in Connecticut hostile to his pro-war position on Iraq, Sen. Joseph Lieberman is stressing his efficiency in bringing home pork for his constituents the past 18 years. More...

State News

STATE BRIEFS

Man killed by lightning CHARLESTON - An 82year-old James Island man has been struck and killed by lightning while working in his backyard garden. More...

State's first 2006 case of West Nile confirmed

COLUMBIA - A Charleston County blue jay was confirmed with West Nile virus by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control's Bureau of Laboratories, the agency has reported. More...

Hot enough for ya?

County sweltering in 100-plus heat indexes

Stifling temperatures in the mid to upper 90s baked Cherokee County again on Tuesday and local forecasters say there's no sign of any letup. More...

Park intern from Massachusetts adjusting to South Carolina way of life

The summer of 2006 is going to be far from ordinary for Alaina Tonello. More...

Absentee ballots new being accepted

Persons who wish to cast absentee ballots in the City of Gaffney municipal elections scheduled for Aug. 8 may do so now at the Cherokee County Voter Registration Office, 1434 N. Limestone St. (Peachtree Centre building), Gaffney. More...

Local News

Retirees will pay portion of health insurance premiums

Citing mounting health care costs, Gaffney City Council passed a measure Monday that forces retirees pay a portion of their health insurance premiums. More...

FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENS

Nicki Johnson of Total Care Home Health checks the blood pressure of Robert E. Childers Sr. of South Petty St., Gaffney, at the Senior Center of Cherokee County on Thursday. The Gaffney home health agency will be at the center at 499 W. More...

Gaffney man acquitted of sexual assault

A registered sex offender who was arrested eight months after being released on parole was acquitted of a 2nd-degree criminal sexual conduct charge Tuesday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court. More...

Sports

Double trouble for Babe Ruth all-stars

Gaffney will be well represented at the Babe Ruth League state championship for 15 year olds this weekend. More...

Rock Hill deadlocks playoff

After dropping the opening game of the series, Post 109 manager Jeff Osment said he expected Rock Hill Post 34 to give a strong showing in game two. Rock Hill backed up his words on Tuesday. More...

Indians claim Northwestern passing tournament

The Gaffney Indians remembered. Last season, the Indians rallied for improbable victories on their way to the Big 16 state championship. More...

Letters

Wants to find ways to help protect sanitation workers

Dear Editor: I am concerned about our garbage collectors. More...

Outraged at what's happening to nurses

Dear Editor: As a Registered Nurse, I am outraged to hear that the hospital industry may be working to artificially hold down nurse More...

Agrees with other letter writers about Daniel's Law

Dear Editor: I totally agree with the letters printed in Friday's paper. I was highly suspicious of the sheriff's motives when it was reported that "he just wanted to make sure the mother was alright." And it seems I was justified. More...

Columns

SUSAN ESTRICH

It could be George W. Bush's first veto. And what a symbolic one it would be: vetoing legislation that nearly threequarters of the country agrees with. More...

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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?