June 29, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Bids for GHS track, additional stadium parking to be opened in early August

A Gaffney High track and additional stadium parking will be bid shortly after the school district gets prices back on a new football stadium. Bids for the Gaffney High football stadium will be opened July 26 in the district office. More...

LifeStyles

Soaring High

Once threatened, American bald eagles have made a remarkable recovery

ABOVE LAKE OCONEE, Ga. In search of bald eagle nests, the helicopter choppers through the early morning fog, swooping over farmhouses and sprawling forests toward the muddy banks of Lake Oconee. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Woman concerned about overbearing, controlling brother

Dear Annie: My brother, "Bob," is a very controlling, overprotective father. He has three teenage children. He has to know what they are doing at all times, even when they are in the house. More...

BIRTHDAYS

CADEN DEAN RICHARDS will celebrate his 5th birthday on Saturday June 30, 2007. He is the son and brother of Billy, Paula, Casey, Colby, and Chloe Richards of Gaffney. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Emily Allen

Retired school teacher

Emily Price Allen, 68, of 743 Old Metal Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 27, 2007, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late James W. More...

Arthur R. Thompson

Retired from Piedmont Iron Works and S.C. Steel

Arthur Richard Thompson, 80, of 112 Edge St., Jonesville, died Tuesday, June 27, 2007, in Mary Black Hospital. Widower of Sarah Ruth Gist Thompson, he was a native of Union County and son of the late Arthur and Maybelle Tinsley Thompson. More...

Mabel C. Bridges

Teacher and librarian at Blacksburg High for 29 years

Mabel Caldwell Bridges, 93, of 223 Tiffany Park, died Wednesday, June 27, 2007, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Columns

A little vacation color

What's black and blue and red all over? Me! If you have seen me this week since I've returned from a family vacation in the Outer Banks, N.C., then you have certainly asked me what happened to my eye. Everyone has! More...

AND THEY'RE OFF...

Holiday rush begins; troopers will monitor traffic on two wheels, four wheels and from the air

Aerial enforcement, public safety checkpoints, saturation patrols and special DUI teams are some of the ways the S.C. More...

Mom charged after child tests positive for cocaine

A Gaffney woman remains at the Cherokee County Detention Center after her newborn child tested positive for cocaine earlier this month. More...

Local News

GHS student argues case on Congress floor during conference

Only a select number of people are given the privilege to be on the floor of Congress in Washington, forever leaving their footprint among the thousands left by presidents, senators and representatives past and present. More...

Local Miracle Hill Rescue Mission unveils endowment campaign

Seven years ago, a dream occurred to Miracle Hill Rescue Mission-Cherokee County's president and CEO Reid Lehman- one that startled him and in fact persuaded him to make a difference. More...

Family of young dog bite victim sues

The family of a 4-year-old girl who was mauled by a dog in April is suing the owners of the German Shepard-Chow mix dog. More...

Sports

Indians pack bags to end the season

The 2-time defending Class 4A state champion Gaffney Indian football team will be facing some stiff challenges to end the regular season. The Indians play at rival Byrnes on Friday, Oct. 19 - starting a string of three straight road games. More...

POST 109 PROFILE

Name: Dylan Jolley Age: 17 Position: Outfield and pitcher Jersey No.: 13 School: Broome High School H.S. Batting Average: . More...

Gaffney throttles Blacksburg

The highly anticipated match-up between Blacksburg and the Gaffney 'A' team in Thursday night's finale in pool play in the Cal Ripken tournament never materialized as a strong outing by Gaffney's Kellen Stanley and timely hitting by the team helped More...

Letters

The Miracle Worker returning by popular demand

Dear Klonie:

A remarkable thing happened last week when the Gaffney Little Theatre presented its final show of the current season, The Miracle Worker. For only the third time in our 35-year history, the play was sold out three days before the opening. More...

Thanks for all who helped with Senior Centers Day

Dear Editor:

A special thanks to board chairman Jack Allison who so successfully helped plan and implement Senior Centers Day on June 12 at McDonald's. Also to Mr. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

Socialized medicine for 'kids'

WASHINGTON - There is no need to wait until a new president is elected next year for the great national health care debate. More...

Special Sections

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?