April 23, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Driver whose minivan struck mower charged with felony DUI

A Cowpens man has been arrested after he drove a minivan off the road and struck a resident operating a lawn mower, according to Lance Cpl. Josef Robinson of the S.C. Highway Patrol. The S.C. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIES MAILBOX

Wife should believe hubby's explanation

Dear Annie: I've been happily married for more than 10 years and have a toddler. I always knew that my husband occasionally watched pornographic videos on the Internet, and it never really bothered me. Now I think maybe I was wrong. More...

10 debutantes make debut at annual Camellia Ball

Festive event held April 21 at Marriott at Renaissance Park

The Camellia Society of Gaffney presented the 2007 debutantes at its annual Camellia Ball on Saturday, April 21, from 8 p.m. until midnight at the Spartanburg Marriott at Renaissance Park. Kayla Jean Bradley is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Charles Lindsay receives National Honor Student Award from USAA

The United States Achievement Academy has announced that Charles Littlejohn Lindsay of Gaffney has been recognized for academic achievement as a United States National Honor Student Award winner. Lindsay, who attends John E. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Berry Martin

Self-employed carpenter

Lewis Berry Martin, 62, formerly of 200 10th St., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 20, 2007, at Park Ridge Hospital in Fletcher, N.C. Born in Cleveland County, N.C., he was the son of the late Ralph Martin and Myrtle Sentell Martin. More...

Carrie G. Hamilton

Carrie G. Hamilton of Fort Mill, sister of Naomi G. Stanley of Gaffney, answered the Master's call on Saturday morning, April 21, 2007, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill. Services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. More...

Mary Martin

Virginia native

CHESNEE - Mary Frances Wilson Martin, 78, of 208 N. Virginia Ave., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 21, 2007, at Spartanburg R e g i o n a l H o s p i c e Home. More...

Man killed when car overturns

A Gaffney man died after his vehicle flipped over at least four times early Sunday. Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler pronounced 20- year-old Lorenzo Magdiel Arriaga Angel of 124 Beltline Road, Lot 7, dead at the scene of the accident. More...

Highway 5 project ahead of schedule; should be done by mid-summer

The familiar orange barrels that dot the Highway 5 widening project will soon be a thing of the past. More...

Limestone College dedicates park during alumni weekend

Limestone College linked the past to the present Friday afternoon with the dedication of the Limestone Springs Park. The springs were a popular attraction for early settlers in the 1750s drawn to the rich mineral water. More...

Local News

LET THEM EAT CAKE

Sandra McDaniel (left) and Sheila Falls enjoy their delicious duties as judges for the Iron City Festival cake contest Saturday. More...

Two face drug charges

Arrested over the weekend

Two Gaffney people were arrested on drug charges this weekend, according to reports at the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office. More...

READER OF THEWEEK

Name - Katie Wilson Occupation - Registered Nurse (R.N.), Upstate Carolina Medical Center Residence - Spartanburg Family - Dad, Terry; Mom, Susan; sister, Jennifer; and boyfriend, More...

Sports

Gaffney searching for new hoops coach - again

For the second time in as many years, Gaffney High will be searching for a new girls varsity basketball coach. Matt Gibson resigned for personal reasons after just one year on job, according to Gaffney High Principal Dr. Quincie Moore. More...

Just one win away

Gaffney edges York to move closer to district crown

Maybe the Gaffney Lady Indians just needed to begin playing teams from outside their region. More...

Wildcats stay alive with victory over Pelion

The Blacksburg Wildcats are pretty confident during playoff time. Who could blame them? For the fourth straight year the Wildcats have knocked off a higher seed by beating Pelion, 6-0, in second round district tournament action on Saturday. More...

Letters

Let's take the Rebel Flag down now

For too long now, we South Carolinians have let some of the most extreme voices and attitudes within our society define who we are. It's time that the rest of us stopped putting up with that. More...

Let's not blow this opportunity

A smoker named Joshua Carnes told one of our reporters recently that if the cigarette tax in South Carolina was raised by 30 cents per pack, he probably would smoke less. ... More...

Incorporation can be a tough proposition

The state of South Carolina has made annexation or incorporation a tough proposition. This is particularly so if an unincorporated area such as Little River wants to become incorporated as a town or city. More...

Columns

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Get it off me! Get it off me!

Sometimes the mind plays tricks on you. Especially - and studies will back me up on this - if you're a really smart person with a vivid imagination. 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?