November 13, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

After tour of duty in Iraq, soldier from Blacksburg home for good

Matt Farris was a Blacksburg High junior sitting in an English classroom when televised reports of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks helped send him on a journey halfway around the world to help protect his country's freedom. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIES MAILBOX

This guy flunks the assessment test Dear Annie: More...

Couple wed Oct. 28 in Gatlinburg, Tenn.

Christy Diane Ensley and Russell L. Johnson, both of Cowpens, were married Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006, at Little Log Chapel in Gatlinburg, Tenn. Travis Traim officiated the double ring ceremony at 2 p.m. More...

Village School students hold in Metric Olympics

The South Carolina Academy of Science declared Oct. 8-12 as Metric Week. To celebrate the special observance, the second and third graders at The Village More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Columbus Franklin (Frank) Gibson

Retired from textile industry

Columbus Franklin Gibson, 81, a resident of Brookview Healthcare Center and formerly of 994 Quarter Round Road, Pacolet, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 10, 2006, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Joe P. Price Jr.

Cherokee County native

COWPENS - Joe Paul Price Jr., 82, of 184 East Cudd Road, died Friday, Nov. 10, 2006. More...

Rosa Palmer

Active member of True Holiness Church

COWPENS - Rosa Lee Jeffries Palmer of 210 Smith Road died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2006, at her home. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

GATES'S OLD ENEMY WASHINGTON - One reason for hurrying Senate confirmation of Robert Gates as secretary of defense through the lame-duck session of Congress is to avoid confrontation with an old enemy: James Webb, who will be a Democratic senator f More...

State News

Couple found dead on beach

BLUFFTON - The bodies of a couple in their 60s have been found on a Hilton Head Island beach, the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office says. More...

Man charged in shooting death

CHARLESTON - A 26- year-old man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of a Huger man during an argument. More...

Suspect turns himself in

FLORENCE - A Dillon County man charged in a dog attack that left a 10-year-old boy dead has turned himself in to authorities. More...

Modern-day dragoons battle 'death poles'

As America paused to honor its heroes on Veterans Day, visitors to Cowpens National Battlefield (CNB) were given a rare demonstration of cavalry techniques used by American heroes two centuries ago. More...

Work starts on 9th grade BHS project

Work has started on a $6.3 million Blacksburg High School ninth grade addition. More...

PUCKER UP

Joye Pimm, an Arby's manager, and Kevin Griffin, Pilot Travel Centers regional manager, pucker up to kiss a pig Saturday outside the restaurant. More...

Local News

Thanksgiving blood drive set for Wednesday, Nov. 22

Upstate Carolina Medical Center will host its annual Thanksgiving Blood Drive on Wednesday, Nov. 22 (the day before Thanksgiving), 1-7 p.m. at the hospital. More...

YOUNG PATRIOT

Nathan Beason, the 18-month-old son of PFC Louis Beason of Greer, rides through More...

Seminar on flu scheduled

Upstate Carolina Medical Center will present a community seminar-HealthTalk-on the flu Tuesday, Nov. 28, 6-7 p.m. in the hospital's cafeteria. The public is invited to attend this free event. More...

Sports

Gaffney sacks Cougars

Indians ready for big rematch with Rebels

The Colleton County Cougars had a dropped pass and a reverse that lost a yard on their first series. More...

Shippy and defensive teammates spark victory

Gaffney's J.B. Shippy couldn't be stopped and the Indians simply couldn't lose on Friday against Colleton County. More...

Saints fall in exhibition game

The Limestone basketball team dropped a close exhibition contest to Athletes in Action Thursday. More...

Letters

Appreciates story about Regional Heart Center

Dear Editor: On behalf of the entire staff of the Regional Heart Center, I want to thank you and reporter Tara Jennings for the wonderful story you published about our recent number-one ranking for overall heart services in South Carolina. More...

Great help in a time of need

Dear Editor: We would like to give our most sincere thank you to each and every individual who has been here for us during the last 10 months. More...

Congratulations to GHS band for Florida performance

Dear Editor: I along with the band booster club would like to congratulate the Gaffney High School Band of Gold for a sterling performance in Florida. Not only did they win their class, they took More...

Columns

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At the edge of the forest

The tiny deer stood there by the side of the road, nervously glancing from one side to the other, not sure whether to cross the pavement to the other side or turn and bolt back into the forest. 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?