March 5, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Blacksburg voters to choose mayor, two council members

Blacksburg municipal elections will be held Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voters in Ward 1 may cast ballots at the Community House on Shelby Street. More...

Local photographer's work to be featured in city hall exhibit

The City of Gaffney will host an exhibit of photographs by wellknown local photographer Rodger Painter. This is the first time a collection of Painter's works has been put together for public display. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIES MAILBOX

She's turned off by hubby's attitude

Dear Annie: I am in my mid-50s and have a very low libido. I'm not a candidate for hormone replacement therapy due to a family history of breast cancer. I thought men's libidos waned as they aged, but not so with my 63-yearold husband. More...

From ghosts to medieval banquets, Ireland's castles offer visitors a treat

DUBLIN, Ireland The image of majestic stone castles rising from rolling green fields is a romantic one, a fantasy held by many travelers who dream of Ireland. More...

WHAT'S UP

Special events An Upstate Women's Health Extravaganza featuring a health fair, lunch and an auction is planned Saturday, March 10, from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Kirby Memorial Baptist Church. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bobby B. Mullinax

Retired from Cherokee Finishing

Bobby Byars Mullinax, 78, of 302 W. 9th St., went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 1, 2007, at his residence. Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Helen Phillips Mullinax and son of the late Claude M. Mullinax Sr. More...

Geneva J. Thacker

Kentucky native

BLACKSBURG - Geneva Jean Thacker, 71, of 421 Leagan Drive, died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2007, at her home. A native of Covington, Ky., she was the widow of Marion Thacker and daughter of the late Jess and Lillian Smith Craig. More...

Willie H. Hicks

Homemaker

Willie Humphries Hicks, 97, formerly of 101 Grassy Pond Road, died Saturday, March 3, 2007, at Peachtree Centre. More...

Columns

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

Our state is slowly being poisoned

Would you intentionally endanger the health of your family? No, I don't think so. Could you do so because of neglect? Yes, you could and at times we have. As citizens of South Carolina, we have done so at least twice. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Stop all that lollygagging

I can't wait. No, I mean it. I can't wait, as in I have no patience. I hate waiting. It annoys me. Lollygagging. That's what makes you have to wait. That's what my momma used to call it. More...

Minister killed in head-on crash

A 78-year-old Chesnee man was killed in a traffic accident in Chesnee on Friday. Rev. Clyde Harmon Atkins died following the 11:55 a.m. accident on Parris Bridge Road in Spartanburg County, 10 miles north of Spartanburg, according to the S.C. More...

BPW appears ready to approve rate hike

Gaffney Board of Public Works commissioners are expected to approve their first rate hike in seven years when they consider the utility's 2007-2008 spending plan Tuesday. More...

Hit-and-run victim fund established

A local church has set up a fund to help the family of 8-year-old Alexander Hood, who remains in the pediatric intensive care unit at Greenville Memorial Hospital more than a week after being struck by a hit-and-run driver. More...

Relay For Life captains should attend key meetings

Team captain meetings for this year's American Cancer Society Relay for Life have been scheduled for Monday, March 5, Monday, April 2, and Monday, May 7. All sessions will be held at 6 p.m. at The Timken Company in Gaffney. More...

Local News

Students made to wash windows as punishment for vandalism

Two teens had to clean the windows of Gaffney High after they were arrested for vandalizing school property, a report at the Gaffney Police Department states. More...

YOUR REPS AT WORK

Gaffney Mayor Henry Jolly and council members Wayne Ramsey and Billy Love met with members of the S.C. More...

Unpaid federal taxes amount to $2,680 per household

WASHINGTON (AP) - Think of the uses of $300 billion, the annual gap between what taxpayers owe and what they pay. More...

Sports

Lady Indians continue on a roll

It's only the beginning of the season, but the Gaffney High softball team appears in mid-season form. More...

Bulldogs eliminate Limestone

As far as rivalries go, Limestone and Barton is a relatively new one. But that doesn't mean it's not a pretty good one. More...

Limestone edges Royals, 15-10

After a shaky first quarter, Brock Spilker and the Limestone men's lacrosse team made it look easy against CVAC rival Queens on Saturday. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

ANOTHER HILLARY DEFECTOR WASHINGTON - Greg Craig, a Washington super-lawyer with close ties to the Clintons, is supporting Sen. Barack Obama for president. More...

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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?