June 8, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Council OKs county budget

This time, Cherokee County Council passed first reading of a proposed budget. Council members met Thursday in a special called meeting after defeating the proposed budget by a 5-2 vote at its regularly scheduled meeting Monday. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

It's time for man to stand on his own

Dear Annie: Three years ago, I married the woman of my dreams. However, her children have been anything but. We each had a home, so we moved into her house and rented mine. More...

Conservation poster and essay contest winners honored at awards program

Annual event held April 30 at Lake Whelchel

The Cherokee Soil and Water Conservation District held its annual awards program Monday, April 30, at the Lake Whelchel picnic shelter. More...

85th birthday

Dean Ross celebrated his 85th birthday on April 28, 2007. Mr. Ross is a former Blacksburg High School band director and some 75 former BHS band members gathered at Holly Grove Catering in Blacksburg to honor him. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Rheba Erwin

Retired from textile industry

Rheba Stroupe Erwin, 88, of 739 McKown's Mountain Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 5, 2007, at her home. Born in G a f f ney, she was the daughter of the late Gary Stroupe and Josie Davis Stroupe and widow of Sam Erwin Jr. More...

Chris Blackwood

Employed in landscaping

Christopher Lee Blackwood, 33, of 175 Kings Road, passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2007, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Born in Gaffney, he was the son of Naomi Fay Hampton Childers of Gaffney and the late Howard Leon Blackwood. Mr. More...

Jonas Sisk

Owner of The Hobby Shop

Jonas Terah Sisk, 82, of 514 E. Buford St., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 6, 2007, at his home. Born in Marion, N.C., he was the son of the late John Sisk and Lola Lawdermilk Sisk. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

The prospect of an Edwards-led ticket concerns Democrats

WASHINGTON - The dynamic performance by John Edwards in last Sunday's Democratic presidential debate, assailing his competitors for the nomination, got high marks from political reporters, Republican politicians and left-wing activists. More...

More charges filed against former teacher

While Cherokee County School District officials inventory supplies, additional charges have been filed against former Gaffney High math teacher Larry Mason. Mason is accused of pawning $800 worth of calculators that belong to the district. More...

Judge rules in Ledger's favor on BPW settlement

The Gaffney Board of Public Works agreed to pay former commissioner Brenda Earls a monthly amount equal to the state health insurance plan premium to settle a lawsuit that claimed the utility breached its contract when it reduced her compensation b More...

Local News

School district looking to replace six principals

Limestone-Central Elementary Principal Sharon Jefferies has a new job but her commute won't change much. Jefferies is finishing her first year as Limestone- Central Elementary principal and will replace Carlotta Redish as the principal at B.D. More...

Store owner hopes to open women's mission

Ever since opening a thrift store in Shelby almost six years ago, Deborah Shelton continued to hit her knees in prayer- seeking God for the next move in her life. "I know that the Lord opens doors when they need to be opened," Shelton said. More...

Friends, family throw retirement party for 'special' educator

Cherokee County School District Special Services Director Connie Prozny is retiring with 42 years of special education experience. More...

Sports

Rookie league set to start play this fall

Are you ready for some football? The county's youths sure are. Because of the increasing interest in Gaffney Little League football, league president Ray Head said a rookie league will begin play this fall. More...

Wildcats to host hoop shootout

Wins would be nice, but Blacksburg boys basketball coach Travis Miller insists experience will be the biggest plus from today's six-team hoop shootout at Blacksburg High School. "We are still going to be young," Miller said. More...

POST 109 PROFILE

Name: Bubba Wright Age: 15 Position: First base/catcher Jersey No.: 6 School: Gaffney High School H.S. Batting Average: .260 Favorite Pro Team: Atlanta Braves Hobbies: Baseball, hanging out with friends and playing PS3. More...

Letters

PEACHCenter Ministries thankful for food donations

Dear Editor: To all the Post Office employees and everyone who gave food during the food drive, we at PEACHCenter Ministries would like to thank you for all the hard work you did. We really needed the food. More...

Prevatte Foundation grateful for help, seeks more donations

Dear Cody: On behalf of the board of the Bob Prevatte Education Foundation Inc., I want to thank you for your coverage of the foundation, our purpose and its activities from its inception. More...

Columns

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Choosing sides on immigration

"Which Side Are You On?" was the great labor song of the 1930s. The question in its title remains relevant in today's immigration debate. Back then, the two sides - the union or thugs from the mining company - made for an easy selection. More...

THEIR VIEWS

At best this is a tax swap

The sales tax sleight of hand that went into effect earlier this month has been touted as a win-win for everyone. More...

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