March 14, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Memory care unit low bid is $944,000

Only a thousand dollars separated the top bidders last Thursday when Magnolia's of Gaffney Assisted Living opened bids for a memory care unit. Sossamon Construction of Gaffney submitted the low bid of $944,000. More...

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ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Friend displaying signs of jealousy

Dear Annie: We are close friends with "Allen and Michelle," who live just down the street from us. We share a lot of personal information with each other and enjoy hanging out. More...

Best selling author will speak March 20 at First Baptist Church

Ronda Rich, the best-selling author of What Southern Women Know (That Every Woman Should), will speak Tuesday, March 20, at First Baptist Church Life Center. More...

ENGAGEMENTS

Price - Brown

Bobby and Sandra Price of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Betsy Ruth, to Timothy Prescott Brown of Wellford, son of Col. and Mrs. Timothy Brown of Fort Meade, Md. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Thomas A. Lynn

Thomas Allen Lynn, 59, of 125 Gentle Lane, passed away on Monday, March 12, 2007, in Ann Arbor, Mich. He was the husband of Helen Vas Lynn. The arrangements will be announced by Blakely Funeral Home. More...

Earl W. Dawkins

Carpenter

PACOLET - Earl Williams Dawkins, 66, of 190 Cart C o u r t , passed away M o n d a y, March 12, 2007, at 8:45 a.m. at his residence. A native of Union County, he was the son of Minnie L. Dawkins of the home and the late David Bailey. More...

Diane J. Dawkins

Services for Diane Jefferies Dawkins, 51, of 611 Gardner St., wife of Minister Harold Dawkins, will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Glory to Glory Christian Church with the Rev. Charles Shippy, Minister Mary Shippy, Minister Brenda Harris, the Rev. More...

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I'm taking cell phones in case Piero doesn't show up

My wife and I are planning a trip to Italy in a few months and despite having been there several years ago, it's a lot of work making preparations to travel overseas. I don't remember things being so complicated when we went there before. More...

THEIR VIEW

Gang problem spreading from cities to rural areas

Lawmakers are wisely considering legislation that cracks down on gangs and gives law enforcement adequate tools to address the violence and criminal activity they spawn. Of course, we know law enforcement is only a piece of the puzzle. More...

Man changes mind about guilty plea

A Gaffney man who had agreed to plead guilty to a charge of accessory after the fact of murder chose not to accept a plea agreement with the Seventh Circuit Solicitor's Office and tried to fire his attorney Tuesday in Cherokee County General Sessio More...

OPEN FOR BRIDGE-NESS

Motorists are now driving on the new U.S. Hwy. 29 bridge over Broad River. The bridge would be named after longtime county councilman James Batchler under a resolution introduced by State Senate Majority Leader Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney). More...

Local News

Blacksburg Town Council passes 13 percent tax hike

Town of Blacksburg residents can expect a millage rate increase in next year's tax bill as well as an increase in the fees they pay for water, sewer and gas bills. The last time the town increased its millage was in 2005. More...

LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON

Goucher-White Plains Volunteer Firefighter Brian Peeler hugs his son Lane Peeler before burning a vacant house on Pacolet Highway in Gaffney as part of training for the department on Saturday. More...

Man arrested for driving home - in reverse

A 49-year-old Gaffney man was arrested when he tried to drive home from the Dollar General Store in reverse, a report at the Gaffney Police Department states. More...

Sports

Cherokee National to host prestigious tourney

The road to the T.W. Memorial Invitational tournament championship now includes a stop at Cherokee National. Gaffney High joins Boiling Springs and Dorman as hosts of the prestigious 2-day event. More...

Indians hit rock bottom

Leading 6-3 heading into the sixth, the Gaffney High baseball team seemed poised to break its region winless streak. More...

Lady Indians drop third straight region game

Suddenly, the Gaffney High softball team can't win a region game. After opening the region slate with three straight wins, the Lady Indians dropped their third straight region game, 3-0, at Byrnes on Tuesday. More...

Letters

Those people need to hear the rest of the story

Dear Sirs: As a first generation American, I am flooded with emotion whenever I hear presumably well-meaning people encourage the demolition of the Statue of Liberty. More...

A lot of folks came together to make the show a success

Dear Klonie: The Gaffney Little Theatre is always appreciative of the tremendous support we receive from the community. More...

Says father's arrest was politically motivated

Dear Editor: I'm writing in reference to an article that was posted where my father was arrested and publicly humiliated for what seems to be politics. I am one of Mr. Brandon Byers' four children who proudly served this country in the U.S. More...

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