May 14, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

At Julia's: The journey is as important as the dance

"I place less importance on the performance than the journey to getting there. On that journey you learn skills that will help carry you past the task at hand." - Claudia Fowler Director, choreographer

Mirrors line the walls at Julia's Dance Studio as young girls in their best practice attire prepare for the biggest event of the year - Showcase 2007. "Make sure to smile girls," Claudia Fowler, the studio's director and choreographer, said. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Tutoring could help student

Dear Annie: My daughter, "Callie," is in eighth grade and always has done well academically. She usually gets As and Bs, with a few Cs every now and then. We don't mind her getting a C, as long as we know she tried her best. More...

Journey students showcase their talents in two productions Thursday and Friday

The Bad Children,' 'Planet of Perfectly Awful People' offer plenty of laughs

Everyone knows the classic story of Hansel and Gretel, right? Well, not exactly. More...

Miss Johnson, Mr. Daggerhart exchange vows

Natalie Brett Johnson and Brandon Lee Daggerhart were united in marriage on Saturday, March 10, 2007, at 6 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church in Greensboro, N.C. The double ring ceremony was officiated by the Rev. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Clara Mae Collins

Retired from Arrow Automotive

Clara Mae Collins, 85, formerly of 124 N. Cash Ave., died Friday, May 11, 2007, at Spartan Hospice Home. Daughter of the late Grover and Annie Hamrick Collins, she was a graduate of Chesnee High School and was retired from Arrow Automotive. More...

Dorothy L. Messer

Gaffney native

Dorothy Mae Ledbetter Messer, 64, of 405 Barclay Ave., died Friday, May 11, 2007, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Helen D. Littlejohn

Stanley County, N.C., native

Helen Duke Littlejohn, 89, of 239 Forest Hills Circle, Rutherfordton, N.C., died Friday, May 11, 2007, at Autumn Care Nursing Home. Mrs. Littlejohn was a native of Stanley County, N.C., and attended Spindale United Methodist Church. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

HILLARY UP, OBAMA DOWN WASHINGTON - Sen. Hillary Clinton's upward bump in Democratic presidential polls is viewed by insiders as a delayed reaction to Sen. Barack Obama's mediocre performance in the opening debate April 26. More...

Columns

Cooked possum ... mmm!

She answered her cell phone shortly after she was seated at the restaurant with two other women. For the remainder of her meal, she was talking on her cell phone. She would talk a few minutes and then hang up. More...

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MUSKET VOLLEY

Members of Moses Wood Camp No. 125, Sons of Confederate Veterans, fired several musket volleys during Confederate Memorial Day services Saturday in Gaffney. More...

Relay event sets record

Relay For Life organizers say 2007 will be a record-breaking year for their fundraising efforts in Cherokee County. "We've raised $191,000 and we still have money coming in," said cochair Brenda Harlow. More...

Local News

Skateboard park opens to rave reviews

It's a pleasant Saturday morning and Irene Park is crowded. Well, sort of. You won't find anybody on the baseball field. But at the new skateboard park, skateboarders are lined up to hurl down the ramps. More...

Nursing students qualify for national competition

Four Cherokee Technology Center (CTC) nursing students are boldly going where last year's classmates left off after attending the state nursing competition. Renee Ivey, Tabatha Earls, Erica Thompson and Eugenia O. More...

'Nobody' causes trouble

An altercation at Granard Courts turned into a police chase at 7 p.m. Wednesday, according to reports at the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office and Gaffney Police Department. Jimmy D. Austin, 23, of 417 Suez St., Raishun "O.J." O. More...

Sports

Post 109 prepares to bear arms

You can call it American Legion Post 109 Manager Jeff Osment's version of the right to bear arms - and lots of them. More...

No long shot

Gaffney's Goins confident heading to state tourney

Adam Goins might be 5-foot-7. But he's been a large presence on the Gaffney High golf team this season. More...

Saints shore up backcourt with signing of JUCO player

The Limestone men's basketball team has bolstered its backcourt with the signing of Shawn Creal. More...

Letters

Veterans Appreciation and History Day a success

Dear Editor:

To everyone who assisted in making the 2007 Veteran's Appreciation and History Day such a success, we send our sincere thanks. Our appreciation and support of veterans were shown by the large number of participants, exhibitors and guests. More...

Councilman deserves having bridge named in his honor

Dear Editor:

I have read and heard much about the naming of the new Broad River bridge on Highway 29 in honor of my good friend Cherokee County District 5 Councilman James Batchler. More...

Wonders what happened to no-kill shelter plans

Dear Editor:

I have two simple questions: 1.) What happened to the no-kill shelter that Libby Swad was organizing for animals here in Cherokee County? 2.) What happened to the $100,000 that was donated to get the organization up and running? 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?