July 9, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

School trustee's son is charged with DUI again

Joel Greene, son of school trustee Sandra Greene and a former school district employee, was arrested early Sunday morning - the second time in two months. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIES MAILBOX

Daughter's death affecting mom's relationships

Dear Annie: I have been married to a wonderful guy for six years, and I love him very much. The problem is, "Dean" has two children. More...

Stocks, Blanton unite in marriage

Lindsay Marie Stocks and Jayson Charles Blanton were united in marriage Saturday evening, June 23, 2007, at Bethel United Methodist Church. The Rev. Dr. Terry Duvall officiated the six o'clock double ring ceremony. More...

Swartz, Owens exchange vows

Alicia Marie Swartz and Billy Joe Owens, both of Gaffney, were united in marriage June 16, 2007, at 2 p.m. at Spiegel Farms in Campobello. Jackie Alford Performed the ceremony. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Rev. Joseph Pickler

Rev. Joseph M. Pickler, 99, of Brookview Healthcare Center, Gaffney, died Saturday, July 7, 2007, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Charles Byars

Charles Buford "Boots" Byars, 91, 133 Boots Trail, Blacksburg, passed away Sunday, July 8, 2007 at home. Born in Cherokee County, he was the husband of Eula Beattie Byars of the home; and he was a son of the late Charlie and Lula Painter Byars. More...

Charles A. McCain

Charles A. McCain, 64, of 103 N. Rutherford St., Blacksburg, died Friday, July 6, 2007, at Spartanburg Regional Health Care System. More...

Chamber hosting kickoff party

The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce will host a party Thursday to kick off the South Carolina Peach Festival. More...

Storms do little to fix drought woes

Think the thunderstorms striking the area have reversed the drought conditions? Think again, BPW General Manager Donnie Hardin said. Hardin said the state still remains under a moderate drought. More...

Jackknifed tractor-trailer slows Interstate 85 traffic to a crawl

Northbound traffic on Interstate 85 through Cherokee County came to a standstill for at least two hours Sunday evening after a tractor-trailer overturned just past Exit 100 in Blacksburg. More...

Local News

Coyotes becoming a nuisance in Upstate

A wealth of animals roam through the rolling hills of Upstate South Carolina, with most living in harmony with their human neighbors. More...

Renovations could take 20 months, mayor says

City officials will soon take possession of the former post office building. "We expect to close on the property real soon," Gaffney Mayor Henry Jolly said. City attorney Fulton Ross is handling the paperwork for the city. More...

Teenager arrested on fireworks violation

A 15-year-old Gaffney boy was arrested after a city police officer saw him throw a lit firework out of a car Thursday, a report at the Gaffney Police Department states. More...

Sports

Sports complex a hot spot - again

They're back. Ten days after the Cal Ripken League 11 and 12 year old all-stars took center stage here, another group of Cal Ripken League all stars will visit the Cherokee County Youth Sports Complex. More...

Post 109 prepares for state tourney

It's back to work for Post 109. After taking a few days off after clinching second place in the League Vi standings, Post 109 returns to practice today in preparation for the state playoffs, beginning July 16. More...

All-star McCann leads Braves to victory over San Diego

SAN DIEGO - All-Star Brian McCann's big night against Greg Maddux made a huge difference for the Atlanta Braves. McCann homered and drove in four runs against Maddux to lead the Braves to a 5-4 win Sunday night over the San Diego Padres. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

HILLARY'S STRATEGIST WASHINGTON - Sen. More...

Columns

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

Don't let your life go up in smoke

You may react to this column by accusing me of meddling in your life. Others may whisper or shout an "AMEN." Regardless, I feel a nudge from God to write it. Why? While walking on the beach early this morning I witnessed a gorgeous sunrise. More...

Wow man, shag carpet

I'm not exactly sure, but I think the term "captain's chair" was coined in the 1970s when they started making custom vans. You folks who were part of the "flower child" generation know what I'm talking about. More...

THEIR VIEW

The House and Senate did its duty

The governor proposes, the Legislature disposes. That's what state lawmakers were busy with as they overrode most of Gov. Mark Sanford's 243 budget vetoes, which has become an annual end-of-legislative-session ritual - business as usual. ... 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?