July 27, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Knowles suit gets first court test Monday

On Monday, a judge will hear a partial motion to dismiss a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by fired school district employee Fred Knowles. Knowles contends Superintendent Dr. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Daughter must adjust to essential reality

Dear Annie: I am a 30-year-old woman who lives an hour away from her parents. My parents are still married, even though they have been unhappy for many years. My mother is great, and we are very close. More...

Exercise, diet, supplements can play role in lowering cholesterol

When it's time to rein in cholesterol, the go-to prescription is usually statins. These medications can reduce low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol - the bad cholesterol - from 25 percent to 50 percent. More...

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NEVER TOO YOUNG TO VOLUNTEER - You are never to young to volunteer to help out at Meals on Wheels. Sam Summey and her two-year-old grandson, Carson Summey, delivered meals, hugs and smiles last month to Harriet Clary (left). More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Della E. Blanton

Retired from textile industry Della Virginia Earley Blanton, 85, of 2724 Union Hwy., Lot 5, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 24, 2007, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital. More...

Robert Adcock Jr.

Employed by Wallace White Pontiac in Gaffney SPARTANBURG - Robert Adcock Jr., 66, of 6301 N. Pinnacle Drive, died Tuesday, July 24, 2007, at his home. Born Feb. More...

Sandra D. Watkins

Services for Sandra Dawkins Watkins, 44, of 1136 Green River Road, wife of Frederick D. Watkins, will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Pine Grove Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Van C. Williams, Troy McDowell and L.J. Valentine. More...

Columns

Knucklehead no more

In the late 1970s, a young woman from a small town in South Carolina made her way to San Antonio, Texas, with her husband who had been in the military for only a few years. They were married in 1976, the year she graduated from high school. More...

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A major criminal enterprise

The brutality and criminality associated with dogfighting shouldn't come as a surprise to the citizens of this state. More...

Heisman winner here Aug. 9

The local Boys and Girls Club will welcome 1980 Heisman Trophy winner George Rogers on Aug. 9 for its Steak 'N' Stake fundraiser. Rogers will be the main speaker for the 7 p.m. program at the Broad River Electric Co-Op Auditorium. More...

Youngsters tackle home repair projects with hammers and Bibles

With a hammer in one hand and a Bible in the other, more than 250 teenagers from youth groups in the area are using the final weeks of their summer vacation to help others. More...

Some schools opting for single gender classrooms

Blacksburg Elementary Principal Janice Keller might lead her school down a new path this year by experimenting with single gender education. Keller held an informational meeting Thursday evening with parents of fifth grade students. More...

Local News

780 enrolled in year-round school

Year-round schools completed their tenth day of classes Wednesday with a total of 780 students at Luther Vaughan, Mary Bramlett and Alma elementaries. More...

Master plan unveiled

Big enough. Small enough. Near enough. Far enough. The City of Gaffney, long looking for ways to advertise its downtown area as one of the best the Upstate has to offer, More...

Three men receive lengthy sentences for drug offenses

Three Gaffney men received stiff prison sentences after they admitted in General Sessions Court last week to dealing drugs. More...

Sports

Post 109 lives to fight another day

Gaffney Post 109 manager Jeff Osment breathed a sigh of relief Tuesday night at Commissioner's Field, but only after a pop fly fell into the mitt of catcher Bryan Parsons, giving his team a hard fought 11-9 victory. More...

BRIEFS

Booster Club seeks new members The deadline for renewals of Gaffney High Football Booster Club memberships has expired. A limited number of applications is being accepted for new memberships. More...

Cardinals take flight

Two Gaffney players are on the South Carolina Cardinals travel baseball team that opens play Saturday in the Elite World Series in Orlando. Ryan Frock and Daniel Yeargin are members of the Cardinals, which are 44-9 since last August. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

Democrats' payback time

WASHINGTON - Mid-term elections 13 days earlier had been disastrous for Republicans, but Sara Taylor on Nov. 20, 2006, gushed in her thank you message to the Office of National Drug Control Policy. More...

Other News

Researchers find obesity spreads in social circles

Watch out if your best friend gets pudgy. A new study suggests obesity can spread like an infectious disease and that your odds of becoming obese are much greater if your friends and family put on weight. More...

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