July 13, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Teen accused of beating elderly man with hammer

A Gaffney teenager was arrested after he allegedly beat an 89-yearold man with a hammer, a report at the Gaffney Police Department states. More...

New arthroscopic procedure exactly what women have been 'knee-ding'

Men and women are different in more ways than the obvious - from taste in movies to how they converse with each other, there is no debating the fact that very few things about the two genders are similar. More...

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ANNIE'S MAILBOX

No reason to be chummy to boss' estranged wife

Dear Annie: I have worked for "Tim" for nearly 20 years. During all that time, he has been happily married to "Patty," and they have raised three sons. More...

Eight new twittery residents making home at Brookview

Brookview HealthCare Center's newest residents have caused quite a twitter. Eight tiny birds are now making their home in an aviary in the dining area of the Magnolia unit. More...

Local cosmetologist honored at state convention

Region 12 of the S.C. Cosmetologists Association of South Carolina hosted the 72nd annual state convention June 9-13 at the Marriott at Renaissance Park in Spartanburg. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

"Shorty" Powell

Retired from Phillips Utilities Hamon Lee "Shorty" Powell, 83, formerly of Gaffney and widower of Geneva Pearl McRoy Powell, died Tuesday, July 10, 2007, at White Oak Manor in Spartanburg. Born in Gaffney, Mr. More...

William "Lavern" Wells

Owner of Marine Construction Company MURRELLS INLET - William "Lavern" Wells, 62, died Wednesday, July 11, 2007, in Greenville. Born in Horry County, he was the son of the late Ford and Mary Goff Wells. More...

Dollie Jefferies-Stewart

Services for Dolly Mary Lucille Jefferies-Stewart, 71, of Lyman Drive, Greenville, wife of Fincher Stewart Jr., will be held Saturday, July 14, at 1:30 p.m. at Watkins, Garrett and Wood Funeral Home in Greenville. (Courtesy of Foster Funeral Home. More...

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FESTIVAL FOOD- Teresa Blackwell of Gaffney prepares a barbecue plate Thursday as Lisa and Joe Mac Skinner of Lisa's Hawg-N-Dawg work behind the table. More...

Veterans park project halfway to $476,000 goal

Organizers are more than half way to their financial goal to build the Cherokee County Veterans Appreciation Park, which will pay tribute to more than 10,000 local veterans. More...

Local News

Beach music still popular in Carolinas

The Peppermint Lounge and Jade's Emerald Club are a couple of names that slip off the tongues of Gaffney residents when beach music is mentioned. Dancing to beach music was a favorite activity for teenagers growing up between 1945 and the mid-60s. More...

Whiteboards a big hit with year-round students

667 enrolled in three elementaries

Students sat in quiet amazement Thursday morning while Luther Vaughan Elementary 4th grade teacher Jennifer Taylor worked on her new electronic whiteboard. More...

County begins search for assistant administrator

Cherokee County will begin advertising this week for an assistant county administrator. More...

Sports

Chemistry a concern as GHS ends workouts

The message is simple. The task more difficult. Gaffney varsity basketball coach Mark Huff said his team needs to develop more team chemistry following its performance at the Byrnes Shootout this week. More...

BRIEFS

Westlane Bowl summer league scores Week of June 22: SUNDAY NIGHT WORKERS LEAGUE: High Scratch Game: Men: BJ Gallaghe 229; High Scratch Game Women: Stephanie Evans 189; High Handicap Game Men: BJ Gallaghe 253; High Handicap Game Women: Stephani More...

Gaffney teams bow out

Blacksburg meets Woodruff in today's semifinal at 7 p.m.

There will be no homefield advantage in the Cal Ripken League all-star state tournament for 9-and 10-year-olds as both Gaffney teams failed to advance to today's semifinals. The Cherokee County Youth Sports Complex is the site of the tournament. More...

Inside Report

Can McCain stage a comeback?

WASHINGTON - Is it possible to revive John McCain's comatose presidential candidacy? Yes, say his loyalists, but only because he got rid of his professional campaign manager and his longtime political adviser. More...

Columns

Barbecue craving cures the summertime blues

Pigging out on barbecue has been the highlight of my summer so far. While running ragged in the busy days before high school graduations, one of my bosses put a nice press package on my desk from the Blue Ridge BBQ Festival in Tryon, N.C. More...

THEIR VIEWS

State Legislature should take the next step Three days after the Sofa Super Store burned, officials of the Charleston Water System began discussing what role they could play in encouraging businesses to install the kind of sprinkler system expe More...

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