March 23, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

New agreement could give local school district a French connection

After hosting three teachers from Spain, the Cherokee County School District will decide in the next couple of months whether it will become involved in a similar teacher exchange program with a French school. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

She's worried about friend's eating habits

Dear Annie: Let me start off by saying that I adore your column and read it every day. I trust your advice. I think my best friend since kindergarten may be anorexic. This is only a small suspicion, but I have some proof to back it up. More...

'American Idle' hits GHS stage

If you enjoy watching American Idol, you will love the Gaffney High School Drama Department's production of American Idle: Murdering the Music. More...

VOLUNTEERS HONORED AT PEACHTREE

Peachtree Centre held its annual volunteer banquet Tuesday, March 6. The volunteers were treated to a special dinner and tote bags filled with goodies. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Scott Coughlan

Employed by QVC

SUFFOLK, Va. - Thomas Scott Coughlan, 41, of 1005 K Forest Oak Lane, passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2007, in Fentara Obici Hospital. Born in Washington, D.C., he was the son and stepson of Thomas Francis Coughlan and Marlene Coughlan of Alva, Fla. More...

Jeffrey Ray Tuggle

Participated in skateboard ministry at Blacksburg First Baptist Church

BLACKSBURG - Jeffrey Ray Tuggle, 20, of 110 W. Carolina St., died Wednesday, March 21, 2007, at his home. Born in Rutherfordton, N.C., he was the son of Sidney Ray Tuggle and Barbara B a y n a r d Tuggle, both of Blacksburg. More...

Bessie Jolly

Homemaker

Bessie Janille Roberts Jolly, 86, formerly of 2522 Pacolet Hwy., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 21, 2007, at White Oak Manor. More...

Columns

'Small' crimes can lead to more serious problems

Have you noticed an increase in crime in your neighborhood? More...

THEIR VIEW

Hope Catawba tribe's video gambling efforts fail

The ruling by the South Carolina Supreme Court that the Catawba Indian tribe may not offer video gambling on its reservation is good news for more than one reason. More...

South Carolina Constitution officially bans gay marriage

COLUMBIA - South Carolina officially banned gay marriage Thursday as legislative leaders ratified a constitutional amendment approved by voters in November. The state was among eight others with similar bans on the ballot last year. More...

Fire alarm call leads to arrest of five people

Five people were arrested after Gaffney Fire Department personnel notified police of a strong odor of marijuana in a home where they had answered a fire alarm call. More...

GHS hosting state bands

A total of 52 bands will come to Gaffney High School next week for a state concert band festival. Concert bands statewide will perform music at 30-minute intervals March 27-29 before judges from 8:30 a.m. More...

Local News

Mayors for Meals Day

Mayors deliver meals

Blacksburg Mayor David Hogue and Gaffney Mayor Henry Jolly spent an hour Wednesday morning helping with Meals on Wheels routes. More...

Signup begins for VA election

Any honorably discharged veteran wishing to seek election to the position of service officer for Cherokee County Veterans Affairs Office may register as a candidate at the veteran affairs office during the dates: March 26 thru March 30, 9 a.m. More...

Camellia Ball

All former Camellia Society Debutantes (1995 through 2005) may attend the 2007 Camellia Ball by requesting an invitation. Requests may be made by writing or calling Sharon Egger at 864-489-4803 or sending an email to shelvsme@bellsouth. More...

Sports

Hillcrest stuns Gaffney with late rally

Hillcrest scored four runs in the seventh inning to steal a 4-3 win in softball over Gaffney. Julie Sarratt carried a one hitter going into the seventh inning, but couldn't hold on against the No. 2 ranked team in the state. More...

SAFE AT FIRST

Bubba Wright (6) receives congratulations from his teammates after scoring in Gaffney's 8-1 victory over Dorman on Wednesday. More...

Gaffney crushes Dorman

The Gaffney Indians continued their ascent up the region standings with an impressive 8-1 victory Wednesday over visiting Dorman. More...

Letters

Addressing some questions about 'no kill' shelter concept

Dear Editor: Angela Sanders' letter of 3/16/07 regarding a "no kill" shelter brings up some interesting questions which we are happy to have the opportunity to address. More...

Good food, good friends and a whole lot of help

Dear Editor: I wanted to take a moment out of a busy Red Cross month to thank everyone who made the 6th annual Taste of Cherokee such a huge success. The event raised more than $7,000 for local disaster services. More...

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