May 11, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Salvation Army seeks donations to send kids to camp

"It's an experience not to be missed. Time spent at camp can be a life-changing experience for kids." - Major David Johnston The Salvation Army

Summer is a time of relaxation for those who have had to go through the daily rigors of school, as children trade in their books and pencils for shorts and flip-flops. More...

Gaffney will dedicate park, hold 'ArtWalk' this weekend

Gaffney will celebrate the opening of the city hall and skateboard parks in separate ceremonies Saturday morning as well as hold its "ArtWalk" in the downtown area. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

14-year-old girl ruining mom's life

Dear Annie: I am a single mom of a 14-year-old girl. Since "Cindy" was in fifth grade, things have been rough. We moved to another town so I could have a better-paying job, but Cindy didn't do well in school, so we moved back. More...

After stop in Gaffney, it's off to the races

All-Star Challenge turns into 'Ladies' Night' for Spartanburg group

I n her debut single that became a feminist anthem during 1984, Cyndi Lauper sang, "When the working day is done, girls - they want to have fun." Shelby Taylor of Spartanburg and several of her friends will bring those words to life Saturday, May More...

LEMONADE, ANYONE?

Madison Galloway and Samantha Starnes set up a lemonade stand in the front yard of the Galloway home last Saturday to raise money for Relay For Life. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Don Simmons

Retired from Timken

Donald Wayne Simmons, 66, of 1914 Victory Trail Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tu e s d a y, May 8, 2007, at his home. Born in Spartanburg, he was the son of the late T h o m a s Booker Simmons and Ora Irene Benton Simmons. Mr. More...

Connington Wood

Employee by Exxon Mobile

Connington Leverne Wood, 57, of Houston, Texas, died Monday, May 7, 2007, in Tulsa, Okla. Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Anita Littlejohn Wood and son of Marie Wood and the late Conn i n g t o n Wood. More...

Karen Williams

Retired from Food Lion

Karen Ann Manning Williams, 41, of 170 Small Farm Road, passed away on Wednesday, May 9, 2007, at her home. More...

Columns

If your ankle's scratched, you're probably in Milton

Something is fishier than a scratched ankle and it has nothing to do with the South Carolina Peach Festival. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Some senators holding up DOT reform

Leaders in the Senate seem determined to keep you stuck in traffic. They also seem determined to keep a system in place that has squandered millions of dollars simply so that they can maintain control of your money. More...

Mother charged

Child tests positive for cocaine

Gaffney police arrested a 23- year-old woman Wednesday after police said her 6-month-old child tested positive for cocaine. Detective Lt. David Clary of the Gaffney Police Department has charged Tara Elizabeth Bobo of 205 E. More...

Blacksburg council OKs eatery tax

Restaurant-goers in Blacksburg will owe slightly more for their meal beginning Jan. 1, 2008. More...

PIE A LA FACE

Shannon Wylie delivers a pie to the face of Upstate Carolina Medical Center Chief Operating Officer Thom King on Wednesday. More...

Local News

Mail carriers need you help

Even as the war against hunger rages on, postal customers in 10,000 cities across the United States will be placing nonperishable food items by their mailbox on Saturday in response to the annual "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive. More...

Police say animals were mistreated

Six dogs have been placed at the animal shelter after their owners allegedly failed to care for them properly. More...

Look out for bikers Saturday

The third annual Sheriff's Ride for the Relay is planned for Saturday after rain postponed the event last week. Registration begins Saturday at 8 a.m. at the Gaffney Middle School parking lot. Riders will depart from the school at 10 a.m. More...

Sports

Gaffney football hits ground running

Indians begin spring drills showing a major increase in speed

The heat index may have been high on the Gaffney High School practice field Thursday, but that did not prevent the Indian football team from getting out of the gate for spring practice. More...

Wildcats add depth, speed in spring ball

Blacksburg coach Robbie Blanton spent spring practice looking for new players to fill the spots of departed seniors and build on a successful first year in Class 2A. More...

HUGHES' VIEWS

NBA playoffs a major letdown

Is it me, or have the NBA Playoffs been surprisingly lame this year? More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

Pelosi, her Democrat cronies alienate a key South American ally

WASHINGTON - Colombia's President Alvaro Uribe returned to Bogota this week in a state of shock. His three-day visit to Capitol Hill in Washington to win over Democrats in Congress was described by one American supporter as "catastrophic. More...

Other News

Officer admitted making pot brownies, but will avoid charges

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - A police officer will avoid criminal charges despite admitting he took marijuana from criminal suspects and, with his wife, baked it into brownies. The police department's decision not to pursue a case against former Cpl. More...

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