August 11, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Gaffney Fire Department gets $160,466

The Gaffney Fire Department has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Housekeeping shouldn't become source of conflict

Dear Annie: Both my boyfriend and I are over 40. He has two teenage children, and so have I. We plan to marry early next year, and I will be moving into his house because it's paid for and there are enough bedrooms for each child. More...

Miss Burkett, Mr. Davis wed May 27

Brenna Nichole Burkett of Walterboro and Dever Dewayne Davis of Gaffney exchanged marriage vows Saturday, May 27, 2006, at Bonnie Doone Plantation near Walterboro. The Rev. Mary Ida Timms officiated the 7 p.m. double ring ceremony. More...

Harlow - Dickson vows said June 30 in Gatlinburg, Tenn.

Pam Harlow and Cameron Dickson exchanged marriage vows on June 30, 2006, at Wedding Chapel in the Glades in Gatlinburg, Tenn. The Rev. Dan Saffelder officiated the 4 p.m. double ring ceremony. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Frances McCraw

Mary Frances Mode McCraw, 71, of 105 Pleasant Meadows Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2006, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Edith Corn Case

CANTON, N.C. - Edith Corn Case, 84, of the Morning Star Community in Canton and also a resident of Heather Marie Drive in Hendersonville, where she had resided for the past three years, passed away Thursday, Aug. More...

Paul J. White

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. - Paul James White, 78, formerly of 124 Whiteham Road, Blacksburg, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006, in Beverly Health Care, Hendersonville. More...

State News

Health centers taking care of small business employees

GREENVILLE (AP) - Frustrated at the high cost of offering coverage to their employees, small businesses say they are teaming up with community health centers to try a new approach that More...

Permits delayed for Congaree River bridge

COLUMBIA (AP) - Permits needed to replace the deteriorating U.S. 601 bridge over the Congaree River have been delayed so transportation officials and conservationists can seek a compromise on the project. More...

STATE BRIEFS

Man receives life sentence

ORANGEBURG - An Orangeburg man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole after being convicted of shooting and wounding two Orangeburg County sheriff's deputies last year. More...

Fired tax assessor sues county

The former Cherokee County tax assessor filed a lawsuit Wednesday accusing the county of wrongful termination. More...

Losing candidate won't lend endorsement

Longtime Gaffney City Councilman Johnny Little said he has no immediate plans to lend his support to either of the candidates in the runoff for his District 5 council seat. More...

Construction forces changes in traffic at Blacksburg High

Blacksburg High School is asking students and parents to follow a different traffic pattern in the afternoons while a ninth grade addition is being built on school property. More...

Local News

Adult Ed plans orientation

The Cherokee County Adult Education program will hold an orientation for new day students Aug. 17 at 8:30 a.m. at Limestone Learning Center. More...

City learns jail fees going down

Here's good news for the financially strapped City of Gaffney - it will be paying less to incarcerate prisoners at the Cherokee County Detention Center. More...

Four charged with stealing gas

Four people were arrested after they ran out of gas on Interstate 85 and allegedly tried to syphon fuel from a neighboring business, a report at the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office states. More...

Sports

Lights, camera, action

Indians ready to battle Crest in Border Showcase at G-Webb

The Gaffney Indians special teams will find itself in an unusual spot at Saturday's Border Showcase at Gardner-Webb University on the field. More...

Wildcats get physical against Wren

Blacksburg football coach Robbie Blanton was satisfied with how his team responded to a physical style of play in Tuesday's scrimmage at Walhalla. More...

BRIEFS

Legion banquet Monday, Aug. 14 American Legion Post 109 will have its annual awards banquet on Monday, Aug. 14 at Ryan's Steakhouse at 6 p.m. More...

Letters

LETTER

Asks residents to band together to get noise ordinance adopted

Dear Editor: I am writing this letter to all law-abiding citizens in Cherokee County who live outside the city limits to make them aware of what is going on in their county. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

Hillary vs. Donald Rumsfeld

WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton's confrontation with Donald Rumsfeld at the Senate Armed Services Committee last week lasted only 12 minutes but offered a glimpse of the 2008 Democratic presidential frontrunner's style. A tense Sen. More...

Columns

A failure of procedure?

There is a scandal now brewing in the Duke lacrosse case. I'm not even sure whether to call it a rape case anymore. You're about to see why. More...

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THEIR VIEW

Making drug companies justify their prices

Good for South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster for suing five pharmaceutical companies believed to have overcharged the state more than $40 million for prescriptions bought by state employees and medically indigent South Carolinians. ... 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?