April 30, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

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ANNIES MAILBOX

Mock wedding leaves family feeling deceived

Dear Annie: My "Aunt Valerie" has a 40-year-old son who e-mailed invitations to his destination wedding at a fancy hotel. More...

7 young women make debuts at Carolina Debutante ball

The Carolina Debutante Society of Gaffney presented seven young women at its 12th annual Presentation Ball on Saturday evening, April 28, in the Heritage Grand Ballroom at the Spartanburg Marriott Hotel. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Brown - Tate

Ethel Brown and Leon Tate Jr. will be united in marriage on June 2 at Epworth Chapel in Baltimore, Md. Ms. Brown is the daughter of Zenobia and B.W. Brown of Gaffney. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

James R. Littlejohn

Retired from U.S. Postal Service

SPARTANBURG - James Rupert "Jimmy" Littlejohn, 80, of 300 Old Petrie Road, died Sunday, April 29, 2007, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born on Aug. 16, 1926, he was a son of the late James Otis and Neita Smith Littlejohn. More...

Carol Hicks

Homemaker

RUTHERFORDTON, N.C. - Susan Carol Henderson Hicks, 38, of 140 Hicks Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April, 27, 2007, at St. Lukes Memorial Hospital. Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late Henry Henderson Jr. More...

Virginia Kite

Retired from Cherokee County School District

Virginia Mayfield Kite, 84, of Gaffney, died unexpectedly at Wallace Thomson Hospital in Union after a brief illness. A native of Gaffney, she was the widow of Rufus V. Kite and daughter of the late John Henry and Minnie Moore Mayfield. Mrs. More...

State News

Payday lending limits, DUI bill unlikely to pass this year

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Proposals to strengthen penalties for drunken drivers and restrict payday lending in South Carolina will have a tough time becoming law this year. More...

Study shows blacks, Hispanics searched more often than whites

WASHINGTON (AP) - Black, Hispanic and white drivers are equally likely to be pulled over by police, but blacks and Hispanics are much more likely to be searched and arrested, a federal study found. More...

Suspended school district employee settlement

Trustee's son gets reassignment; drops grievance against Knowles

A Cherokee County School District maintenance employee ended his dispute with a school trustee by agreeing to be reassigned to a new position. More...

Co-owners of businesses in legal battle

Tim Parker is suing his business partner, Cherokee County Councilman Tim Spencer, claiming Spencer has been issuing bad checks in the name of their business Carolina Collision and has been engaging in fraudulent activity. More...

Local News

New Bronco opening Tuesday

Claudia Alvarez couldn't be happier about the opening of the new Bronco restaurant on Tuesday. "I'm really excited," said Alvarez, who will manage the restaurant. "I think everybody is looking forward to it." And why not. More...

Hospice Care to recognize 'living treasures'

Many elderly members of our community live in longterm care facilities known as nursing homes. It is important that we, as fellow community members, foster the relationships between the elderly, the young and the faculty and staff of nursing homes. More...

City looking at potential budget deficit

Proposed expenditures outpace projected revenues by about $400,000 in the new City of Gaffney fiscal year budget, administrator James Taylor said. Taylor blamed a portion of the increased expenses on rising fuel and health insurance costs. More...

Sports

Rice headed north to Minnesota

South Carolina star wide receiver and former Gaffney High two-sport standout Sidney Rice got the call he'd been waiting his whole life for about 7:30 p.m. Saturday. More...

Gaffney qualifies three for state meet

A glimpse of the future of the Gaffney track team was on display Saturday at the state qualifier. Ninth-graders Joe Craig and Kennard Lipscomb each advanced to the state championship meet by finishing in the top eight in their respective events. More...

MAKING CONTACT

Gaffney's Hillary Key fouls off a pitch during last Wednesday's district tournament game against North Augusta. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

MCCAIN'S COMPLAINT WASHINGTON - Sen. More...

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Maybe the silver and black is back on track

I've been a Raiders fan since forever. That noise you heard after all those last-second game-winning George Blanda field goals was me screaming at the top of my lungs the way fans who are … well, fanatic ... about their team. More...

THEIR VIEWS

Lawmakers unlikely to find 'spending clock' amusing Time is money, and Gov. Mark Sanford's new timepiece will show taxpayers how quickly their dollars are being spent. More...

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