January 29, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

City likely to go ahead with arts center deal

The proposed Gaffney cultural arts center might become a reality. More...

Police officers seize drugs, take five people into custody in two incidents

Narcotics agents seized crack cocaine, cocaine, marijuana and Alprazolam (Xanax) in two incidents since Thursday. Agent Lt. Doug Whitaker of the Cherokee County Metro Narcotics Unit has charged Tabetha Lynn Childs, 23, of 1020 N. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

The bottom line is she doesn't trust him

Dear Annie: My problem is, I need therapy. Let me explain. My husband has worked at his company for 10 years and there's never been a problem, but his employer recently hired a woman with a questionable reputation. More...

The party's never over in... New Orleans

Roger Evans knows there are local residents who plan to leave town during Mardi Gras. But he does just the opposite. He stays in town and takes vacation time to be sure he doesn't miss a minute of the big party. More...

BIRTHDAYS

AVRA CARLYSIA DOWDLE will celebrate her 1st birthday today, January 29, 2007. She is the daughter of Tiara Bonner and Thomas C. Dowdle Jr. of Gaffney. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Nelson C. Bonner of Gaffney. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Andrew Davis Sr.

Retired from Musgrove Mills

Andrew Davis Sr., 72, of 4705 Union Hwy., passed away Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007, at 5:19 a.m. in Mary Black Memorial Hospital, Spartanburg. More...

James E. Jefferies

Services for the Rev. Jams E. Jefferies, 80, of Silver Springs, Md., husband of Terriza Ross Jefferies, will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Peace Baptist Church in Dunn Loring, Va. The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. More...

Sullivan L. Scruggs Jr.

Carpenter

COWPENS - Sullivan L. Scruggs, Jr., 66, of 416 Oakdale Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007, at his residence. Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Betty Price Scruggs and son of the late Sullivan L. Scruggs Sr. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

DOUR MCCAIN WASHINGTON - Democratic strategists who had feared Sen. John McCain as the potentially unbeatable Republican candidate for president in 2008 were surprised and delighted by his dour appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press" last Sunday. More...

State News

FFA Foundation to award $2 million in scholarships

COLUMBIA - The National FFA Foundation will award more than $2 million in college scholarships to FFA members in 2007, according to John W. Parris, state director of public affairs with the S.C. FFA Association. More...

Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day events scheduled

COLUMBIA - Activities will be held around the state Wednesday, Feb. 7, to highlight the impact of HIV/AIDS on African-American communities. More...

CHURCH FIRE

Smoke and flames billow out of the 100-year-old Gethsemane Church on Saturday in Corinth along Union Highway in Gaffney. More...

WIN CASH IN OUR SUPER CONTEST

What could make watching the big game more enjoyable? How about the chance to win up to $800 simply be entering our contest that appears on Page 6B inside today's edition. More...

Council agrees to spend $700K on park projects

City officials weren't kidding when they placed park improvement as a top priority. More...

Local News

High-speed police chase ends in crash

A 32-year-old Blacksburg woman fled from police at speeds of more than 100 mph before wrecking her vehicle on Bear Den Road at 3:40 p.m. Thursday, according to a report at the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office. Cherokee County Sheriff's Deputy Lt. More...

READER OF THEWEEK

Name - Lu Ann Davidson Occupation - Human Resource Manager for First Piedmont Federal Savings & Loan Association Family - Husband, Eddie; Children, Leslie and husband, Nathan Ellis, Steven and wife, Holly, Matthew and fiance, Erin Carter; and g More...

Board releases salary info

New Development Board Executive Director Jim Cook will earn $45,000 a year - about $11,000 less than his predecessor. More...

Sports

Mount Olive trips up Saints

Mount Olive was determined to take away the Limestone Saints' perimeter game. And it showed. More...

Gaffney downs Vikings

Gaffney coach Mark Huff didn't think a sore ankle would keep senior Rodney Love from playing against rival Spartanburg. He was right. More...

Wildcats keep postseason hopes alive with win

The Blacksburg Wildcats got what they needed the most on Friday - a big region win over Carolina. Dustin Deese had 10 points and Antonio Bolin added 19 to help the Wildcats top visiting Carolina, 60-55. More...

Letters

Sees some advantages to building a district stadium

Dear Editor:

Scott Powell's article "It's deja vu all over again" in the Jan. 19 edition was excellent. Recently several friends asked me to share my views on the Gaffney High School stadium project. More...

Columns

First there was 'lawnrock'

Millions of men and women around the world are looking forward to the Super Bowl, but for different reasons. 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?