October 9, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

I-85 lane will be closed tonight

Traffic Control Devices, a contractor for SCDOT, has announced it will close a lane on I-85 southbound between mile markers 106 and 104 in Cherokee County beginning Monday, Oct. 9, at 8 p.m. until approximately 5 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10. More...

GHS HOMECOMING QUEEN

Brittany Gaffney is crowned after being named Gaffney High's 2006 More...

LifeStyles

Bluegrass band Kentucky Reign to play in Gaffney

Cherokee County Arts Council sponsors Oct. 17 performance

The acclaimed bluegrass band Kentucky Reign will perform in Fullerton Auditorium on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m. More...

M.O.W. BENEFACTORS

A special gift of $200 was presented to Cherokee County Meals on Wheels by the L'Etoile Club to help with emergency food. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Lanford - Wood

Dana Suzanne Lanford of Boiling Springs and Timothy Blake Wood of Gaffney will be married on April 28, 2007, at Boiling Springs First Baptist Church. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Billy Joe Smith

Retired from Hamrick Mills

Billy Joe Smith, 50, of 304 Serene Drive, husband of Teresa A. Smith, passed away Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006, at his residence. More...

Ethel B. Wisher

Retired textile weaver

BLACKSBURG - Ethel Boheler Wisher, 92, of 320 York Road, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Mary Borders

Cherokee County native

SHELBY - Mary Mitchell Borders, 91, of 2506 Vick Wilson Road, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006, in Crawley Hospital, Boiling Springs, N.C. More...

Inside Report

KEEPING MARK FOLEY

WASHINGTON - Disgraced former Congressman Mark Foley had two excellent job offers in the private sector this year when Rep. Tom Reynolds, National Republican Congressional Committee chairman, talked him into seeking a seventh term. More...

SHIELDED EARMARKS

Sen. Ted Stevens, considered the Republican king of pork, just before the pre-election congressional recess killed a requirement for the Defense Department to evaluate unauthorized earmarks imposed by members of Congress on the Pentagon. More...

SANTORUM'S DILEMMA

Sen. Rick Santorum, facing an uphill struggle for re-election in Pennsylvania, has politely declined an offer to campaign for him by a favorite of Christian conservatives, Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas. More...

State News

Teacher won't be charged

ROCK HILL - Rock Hill police will not charge an elementary school teacher who punished a 7-year-old student by having his classmates stomp on his foot. More...

Arrest made in fatal shooting

SUMTER - A Bennettsville man has been charged with the shooting death of a 19- More...

Man shot by cop during altercation

BAPTIST HILL - A Charleston County deputy shot a man who drove his vehicle into a deputy's cruiser and struggled with officers on a highway, authorities said. More...

Event aimed at preventing fatal crashes

In 2005, 1,094 people were killed in traffic accidents on South Carolina's highways. Cherokee County had 19 fatalities last year. As of Oct. More...

Two middle schools celebrate reaching pinnacle of AYP

Blacksburg Middle School found itself in select company Friday when this year's No Child Left Behind results were released. More...

New adult ed program helps provide keys to a better future

Brandy Breakfield will leave the adult education program with far more than she expected when she enrolled three weeks ago. More...

Local News

Councilman remains committed to park project despite bids coming in over estimated cost

The chairman of Gaffney City Council's Property and Grounds Committee wants to know why the bids for the Gaffney Park Plaza came in well above the $175,000 preliminary cost estimate. More...

CHAMPS HONORED

Former Granard High and South Carolina State head coach Willie Jefferies takes part in the pre-game coin toss. More...

Hey, what's that in your pants?

A Gaffney man was arrested after he allegedly tried to steal a CD player by putting it in his pants. More...

Sports

Broome overpowers Wildcats, 48-0

Broome struck quickly on long touchdown passes by quarterback Heath Hembree and wide receiver Markish Jones Friday night on its way to a 48-0 win over Blacksburg. More...

Gaffney batters Cougars

It didn't take Jeremiah Cochran long to show what he means to the Gaffney Indians. More...

Defense puts clamps on elusive quarterback

The Gaffney Indians made containing York quarterback Tyrone Love look easy on Friday. More...

Letters

Writer claims story was incorrect

Dear Editor: Please be advised that your article from Oct. 4 was absolutely incorrect. You reported that I had filed a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission in regard to Gaffney Broadcasting and with the State Ethics Commission. More...

Columns

THEIR VIEWS

His goal is right Sen. Brad Hutto announced he would file legislation to make the state ''speak with one voice'' to credit rating agencies. His goal is absolutely right. What he has wrong is how to accomplish it. More...

Do seniors abhor this vacuum?

Two things are happening in American politics this month: Campaigns for the midterm elections are beginning to wrap up, and many elderly voters are hitting the "doughnut hole." They don't like being in the doughnut More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Alcoholic's blaming everyone but herself Dear Annie: More...

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