August 3, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Mayor wants residents to scoop poop

Allowing your pet to run loose might soon land you in court. The Gaffney City Council Police Committee will meet today to consider an ordinance that would require city residents to keep their pets on a leash. More...

Trying something different

Mary Bramlett offers single-gender classes

Erik Gerstenacker is called "Mr. G" by the young men in his fifth grade classroom. The nickname is just one of several major changes the former Marine has experienced in his first full year at Mary Bramlett Elementary. More...

Search for burglary suspect leads to discovery of 219 marijuana plants

Narcotics agents seized 219 marijuana plants from a Blacksburg home on Tuesday. Capt. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Mom is a bad example for kids

Dear Annie: My wife and I recently divorced after 10 years of marriage, because she had an affair with her manager. Our three children now live primarily with me and see their mother every other weekend. More...

Do you know your neighbors?

Now is a great time for kids - and adults - to learn the truth about backyard visitors

W ith kids spending more time in their yards, at camp, and in parks and playgrounds this month, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) wants to set the record straight with the truth about the most popular wildlife myths. More...

Repositioning treatment stops spin for most common form of vertigo

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Vertigo is the medical term for when it seems the world is spinning on its side. It merits a trip to the doctor. A series of tests can help determine the cause. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ann (Momma Ann) Fitzgerald Eaker

Retired from Cherokee County Hospital

Ann Fitzgerald Fortenberry Eaker, 90, of 521 W. Montgomery St., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Peggy Clary

Retired from Sears & Roebuck

BLACKSBURG - Peggy O'Neil Huskey Clary, 76, of 401 W. Pine St., went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2007, at Regional Hospice Home. More...

William Allen

Baby William Day'Von Allen of 100 Huntington Square Drive, Apt. 5-C, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007, at 8:44 p.m. at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. He was the son of Skekeyla Caldwell of the home and Wilbert D. Allen of Gaffney. More...

Letters

Cody

I read your vacation article with great interest as I have had the opportunity to visit many of the places you told us about. It was interesting to have your perspective and hear of the challenges that simply come with world travel! More...

Columns

Is this thing on?

Sometimes the lights are on, but nobody is home. I use this expression a lot to describe dimwittedness or situations where people have one of those brain malfunctions. Being absentminded is more charitable way to put it. More...

OUR VIEW

Tell us, even if we don't like it

We're confused. In September, 2006, the Cherokee County School Board of Trustees rejected the low bid on a Gaffney High Stadium because, at $8.3 million, it was $3 million over the projected cost. More...

Other News

Divers continue to search for bodies after bridge collapses in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Divers searched the Mississippi River for bodies still trapped beneath the twisted debris of a collapsed bridge Thursday, as finger-pointing began over a report two years ago that found the bridge was "structurally deficient. More...

Fundraiser planned for detention oficer

There will be a fundraiser sponsored by the Cherokee County Detention Center, the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office and the Gaffney Police Department for detention officer Kenny Porter who has been diagnosed with lung cancer. More...

Suspects arrested

Two out-of-town men have been arrested in connection with the Jan. 23 armed robbery of Corner Stop No. 2 at 717 Providence Road, Gaffney. Gaffney Detective Sgt. More...

Local News

Nominated for top teacher

Cherokee County School District visual art teacher Karen Jones has been nominated for the South Carolina Art Teacher of the Year award. More...

CRASH

No one was seriously hurt in a two-vehicle wreck at Chester and Pine streets in Blacksburg Thursday evening. Blacksburg Police are investigating the 8:30 p.m. wreck. Further details were not available Thursday evening. More...

Florist convention

Florists from all over the state and a few from North Carolina met July 27-29 at Pawley's Island for the South Carolina Florist Association (SCFA) Convention. More...

Sports

Gaffney to battle Greer in scrimmage

With just a handful of practices under his team's belt, Gaffney football coach Phil Strickland knows the Indians won't be in midseason form in today's scrimmage at Greer. The scrimmage will wrap the Indians' first week of preseason practice. More...

Just one of those days

Florence crushes Post 109 in state tournament opener

Post 109 ace Jordan Propst picked a bad time to have his worst outing of the season. More...

Wildcats to see different looks in scrimmage opponents

Blacksburg High football players will get their first look at competition Friday in a scrimmage with Mid-Carolina and Christ Church in Greenville. Both teams will provide different looks for the Wildcats at the 6 p.m. scrimmage. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

Fred Thompson's Wife

WASHINGTON -- Speaking at his $1,000-a-ticket fund-raiser at the J.W. More...

State News

DHEC continuing with multi-state rabies investigation as more softball teams located

COLUMBIA - Efforts continue to locate two South Carolina teams that participated in the South Atlantic Summer Showdown softball tournament in Spartanburg County July 13-15 as an investigation continues following the identification of a rabid kitte More...

Exhibit examines science and mythology

COLUMBIA - Rarely do science and mythology converge, but a new McKissick Museum exhibit captures the two in a series of paintings by University of South Carolina studio art professor Pam Bowers- Voros. More...

USC launches Web site for new, returning students

COLUMBIA - To help the University of South Carolina's new and returning students and their parents, the university has launched a Web site to answer questions about fall move-in and opening week. 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?