March 12, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

City public works boss dies suddenly

City of Gaffney Public Works Director Sanford "Sanny" Wolfe Jr. will be remembered as a dedicated employee with a one-of-a-kind singing voice. Wolfe, 64, died unexpectedly at his residence Friday. More...

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ANNIE'S MAILBOX

She's disgusted with friend's lack of hygiene

Dear Annie: I have a 50-year-old single friend who visits us three or four times a year. "Sally" is a wonderful person and a good houseguest, except for one thing. The woman will not wash her hands. More...

Miss Galloway, Mr. Wallace speak vows

Rebecca Marshall Galloway and Joshua Wade Wallace were united in marriage on Saturday, March 10, 2007, at 11 a.m. at First Church of the Nazarene in Columbia. The double ring ceremony was officiated by Pastor Geoffrey Kunselman. More...

FIVE GENERATIONS

J.S. George proudly admires his four generations of girls - daughter, Joyce Keller; great-great granddaughter, Alexis Reep; granddaughter Rhonda Weatherford; and great-granddaughter, Amanda Weatherford. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Sanny Wolfe, City of Gaffney Public Works Director, dies at age 64

Sanford Augustus Wolfe Jr., 64, of 524 Silica Springs Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 9, 2007, at his residence. More...

Betty Sue Blackemon

Retired from Dept. of Social Services

SHELBY - Betty Sue Ham Blackemon, 75, of 5109 Circle Drive, died Friday, March 9, 2007, in Carolinas Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late Forest Furman Ham and the late Sally Ann Bolin Ham. More...

Sara Lee Burgess

Executive secretary for Ina Insurance Co.

Sara Lee Burgess, 78, of Forest Lane Drive, died Friday, March 2, 2007, in Mercy Hospital, Charlotte. A native of Greenville, she was the widow of Douglas L. Burgess and daughter of the late Joseph W. Danieley and the late Ollie Dix Danieley. More...

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FROMA HARROP

My own private Starbucks

I was dreaming the other day about the perfect coffee bar. I start with a Starbucks. It's got Metro style down, for sure. Leather seating, soft lighting, tables looking onto whatever street life there is. More...

He was our leader

I hate it when the telephone rings late at night. Rarely does anything good come from it. Such was the case Friday night when I had already gone to bed and my wife had dozed off on the sofa in the den. More...

New group takes aim at crime

Bill Poole helped organize the Central Historic Crime Watch Group after noticing an increase in vandalism and more serious crimes in the historic district of Gaffney. He hopes the crime watch group will slow down the trend. More...

City begins budget work

Call it the local government officials' version of March Madness. Gaffney Administrator James Taylor unveiled his 2007-2008 budget calendar at last week's Gaffney City Council meeting. More...

Man airlifted after shooting

A North Carolina man was critically wounded when he was shot in the throat at a local nightclub early Sunday. Carlos Surratt of Lawndale was shot at approximately 2 a.m. More...

Students learn how to respond to emergencies during extensive CERT training

A group of high school students will be prepared if a tornado strikes Cherokee County. Criminal justice instructor Neely Swofford put Cherokee Technology Center students through a mock disaster scenario Feb. 23 involving a tornado. More...

Local News

Man robbed while riding bicycle

A Gaffney man claims he was the victim of a strongarm robbery while riding his bicycle in Blacksburg. James Nesbitt Jenkins, 29, of 118 Monticello St., told police he was riding his bicycle at 100 Bolin Road on Saturday at 12:30 a.m. More...

Gaffney Middle students supporting St. Jude's

Gaffney Middle School students will put their math problem solving skills to the test Tuesday with the kickoff of a fundraiser for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. More...

State's unemployment rate ranks No. 2 in nation

(AP) - South Carolina's unemployment rate dropped slightly in January to 6.4 percent, but was the second-worst figure in the nation, officials said Thursday. More...

Sports

Cops play ball to help student

The Pig Bowl was a success Saturday. More...

Indians take another hit

The good news for the Gaffney High baseball team was that they battled back from a large deficit. The bad news was - where do you want to start? More...

Centurions outlast Blacksburg

Dustin Byars and the Blacksburg Wildcats lost a heartbreaker Friday. Byars scattered nine hits and didn't allow a run after the second inning in a 4-2 loss at home to region rival Broome on Friday. More...

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RICHARDSON RISING WASHINGTON - New Mexico Gov. More...

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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?