August 1, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Shopping centers springing to life along boulevard

What used to be two quiet, wooded areas along Floyd Baker Boulevard are fast becoming bustling commercial spots. More...

LifeStyles

Fulbright Scholar learns a lot about U.S. while teaching in Middle East

USC Upstate assistant professor spends 10 months in Amman

SPARTANBURG - Dr. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Husband's behavior is ruining marriage

Dear Annie: What happens when it's the husband who has no interest in sex? I am 38. "Marty" is 45. Both of us are attractive and in shape, and we've been married for five years. More...

Youths enjoy food, fitness and fun at 4-H day camp

Cherokee County's first 4-H day camp in years was a big success. Eleven youths, ages five to 12, had a full day of food, fitness and fun. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

John G. Pettit Jr.

Retired from J. Frank Blakely Co. COWPENS - John Gardner ("Jack") Pettit Jr., 79, of 155 Maple St., died Sunday, July 29, 2007, at his home. Mr. Pettit was the widower of Elsie Jolly Pettit and son of the late John Gardner Pettit Sr. More...

Mary Edith Sanborn

Enjoyed growing flowers and working in her yard SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. - Mary Edith Brewer Sanborn, 92, died Friday, July 27, 2007, in St. Joseph of the Pines in Southern Pines. Born in Moore County to Cleveland and Etta Richardson Dunn, Mrs. More...

Marshall (Ed) Eskew

Owner and operator of Eskew Appliances Marshall (Ed) Eskew, 72, of 313 Gregory Road, went home to be with the Lord on July 31, 2007 at his residence. Born in Kings Mountain, N.C. More...

State News

First cases of West Nile virus confirmed in state

COLUMBIA - The first cases of West Nile virus of the 2007 season have been confirmed this week by the state's Bureau of Laboratories, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control has reported. More...

Low stadium bid $500,000 over projected cost

Money saved from other projects more than enough to cover difference

The low bid for the Gaffney High stadium was $500,000 over the revised budget when school district officials opened bids Thursday. More...

Superintendent, trustee dismissed from lawsuit; district lone defendant

Superintendent Dr. Bill James and school trustee Sandra Greene have been dismissed as defendants from a wrongful termination lawsuit filed on behalf of former district employee Fred Knowles. More...

SCC gearing up to accept students for fall semester

Spartanburg Community College (SCC) will hold registration Aug. 8 for classes to be held this fall on its Cherokee County branch campus. The college will offer some transitional courses Aug. More...

Local News

Photos

STRIKE - Members of the Jerusalem Project had some fun at Starmax Friday after completing two weeks of construction work. More...

Dogfighting common here

It's brutal. It's criminal. And it's gained widespread notoriety with the indictment of Atlanta Falcon quarterback Michael Vick on felony dogfighting charges. And, it's more common here than you think, law enforcement officials said. More...

Ammunition plant said to be locating in county

A large industrial property is apparently off the market here. A Florida-based ammunition manufacturer is expected to purchase the former National Textiles manufacturing plant on Hwy. 329, sources have said. More...

Sports

Post 109 takes aim at state title

Post 109 manager Jeff Osment recognizes youthful exuberance and innocence. Those were the same traits of his 2005 team. 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...

The look of a champion

2-time champion Indians open drills with spirited effort

The 2-time defending state champions sure looked like it on Monday. The Gaffney Indians hit the ground running - literally - as head coach Phil Strickland put his team through two spirited practice sessions. The first practice began at 8 a.m. More...

Inside Report

A new escapade

WASHINGTON - The morass in Iraq and deepening difficulties in Afghanistan have not deterred the Bush administration from taking on a dangerous and questionable new secret operation. At a high level, U.S. More...

Columns

I didn't see many overweight Italians

That's me with some of the staff at our hotel in Venice. All of the Italians we met couldn't have been be nicer! When I tell people I lost 10 pounds on our family vacation trip to Italy, they find it hard to believe. Well, believe it. More...

Questions about Ravenel case

Whether state lawmakers were simply following the Boy Scout motto or had inside knowledge, they closed the session prepared to reconvene to name a new state treasurer. Thomas Ravenel was suspended from the post by Gov. More...

One of the worst for children

Conditions are bleak for many South Carolina youths, and the state remains one of the worst for children. 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?