June 1, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Graduating (at age 56) with honors

Forty years after dropping out of school, Virginia McLean walked across the stage in cap and gown Thursday to receive her high school equivalency diploma. McLean was 16 when she left Chesnee High School during her junior year to get married. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Wife upset over intrusion into her private space

Dear Annie: I recently went out of town, and my husband of 36 years stayed home to work. When I returned, I found that most of the house had been cleaned and the entire contents of the top of my dresser had been dumped into a cardboard box. More...

Chris Stack at library June 6

Talented musician brings Middle Eastern flavor to 'Music Sandwiched-In'

Chris Stack, a talented musician who has performed for over five years on traditional Middle Eastern instruments, will present a "Music Sandwiched-In" concert on Wednesday, June 6, from 12:15-1:15 p.m. More...

ENGAGEMENTS

Carter - Davidson

Mr. and Mrs. Allen Wade Carter of Mocksville, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Mackenzie, to Matthew Lyles Davidson, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Edward Davidson of Gaffney. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ophelia L. Hopper

Charleston County native

Ophelia Linen Hopper, 53, of 93 Cypress St., Gaffney, died Wednesday, May 30, 2007, in her home. Wife of Thomas Hopper Sr., she was born in Charleston County, daughter of the late Richmond and Louise Brown Linen. More...

Syble S. Martin

Homemaker

KING MOUNTAIN - Syble Arlene Sprouse Martin, 70, of 2058 Bethlehem Road, died Wednesday, May 30, 2007, at her home. More...

Grace Willis Wood

Owner of Grace's Flower Shop

Grace Willis Wood, 88, a resident of Brookview Health- Care Center, formerly of 130 Whispering Pine Drive, went home to be with the Lord on May 31, 2007, at Brookview Healthcare Center. More...

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Coaching supplements get shot down

Gaffney High Head Football Coach Phil Strickland has led the Indians to three state championships over the past four years. More...

THEIR VIEWS

A more diverse state high court It took three rounds of votes to achieve it, but the South Carolina Supreme Court soon will reflect a more diverse population with the General Assembly's election of Judge Don Beatty. More...

Festival announces concert lineup

The Embers, Band of Oz and Craig Woolard Band are the Peach Beach concert lineup for this year's South Carolina Peach Festival. More...

BPW, water districts ask residents to practice voluntary conservation

The Gaffney Board of Public Works and some water districts throughout Cherokee County issued a request Wednesday that customers practice voluntary water conservation. The Broad River water level has gone down 60 percent over the past month. More...

Officials release the first sketch that shows what inside of history museum will look like

The Cherokee County History Museum released a sketch Wednesday for the "Cities and Towns" exhibit under construction by an Atlanta firm. The sketch shows a view of downtown Gaffney with traditional storefronts and park benches. More...

Local News

Narcotics unit, city police make numerous drug arrests

Thirteen marijuana plants were seized from a Cowpens home in one of several recent drug raids. More...

Appalachian State football coach brings message of Christ to local coaches, FCA

Appalachian State Head Football Coach Jerry Moore has accomplished virtually everything he has wanted to do while on the sidelines, from coaching under legendary Nebraska coach Tom Osborne to becoming the winningest coach in Southern Conference his More...

Shiflett donates new car, helps veterans make appointments

The gift of a new Buick means transportation to medical appointments for Cherokee County veterans. Roger Shiflett handed the keys to a 2007 Buick Lucerne to Cherokee County Veterans Affairs Officer Sammy Willard. More...

Sports

HUGHES' VIEWS

Lawmakers should talk about security rather than steroids

While wars and rumors and war have taken root on our planet, our legislators are not placing full attention on tasks such as keeping our nation free of terrorists or the best method to balance the budget. More...

Coggins shoots a sizzling 62

Brandon Coggins nearly set a course record with a 62 while playing in a Memorial Day tournament at Cherokee National Golf and Recreation Club. More...

County tradition set for tip off Saturday

With the final bell ringing at area schools next week, it also signaled the beginning of another Gaffney and Cherokee County tradition - summer basketball. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

Why Fred Thompson?

WASHINGTON - Fred Thompson sat at the end of a long table in The Monocle restaurant on Capitol Hill Tuesday night for dinner with some 20 fellow conservatives, mostly journalists. He sent two signals. More...

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