August 6, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Students learn about volunteering from one of the best

Volunteering has led Alston Drummond to work on a children's farm owned by famous author Alex Haley and a youth program funded by former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Wife is tired of the moving

Dear Annie: Two years ago, my husband forced me and our children to relocate to a new city so he could take a promotion. I begged him not to move us hundreds of miles away from family and friends. More...

Maritime history buffs can now tour Maryland's landmark 1875 lighthouse

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse on the Chesapeake Bay has opened for tours for the first time in its history. More...

CHAPS to host annual car show Sept. 15

The Cherokee Historical and Preservation Society Inc. is planning its annual Fall Classic Car Show on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. at the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum, 301 S. Johnson St. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Herbert Davidson

Building contractor Herbert A. Davidson, 76, of 422 Hardin Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2007, at Brookview HealthCare Center. Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Sidney Owens Davidson and son of the late H.F. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

MAJORITY LEADER'S LEADER WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid shrugged off White House complaints that the Senate's delay is curtailing U.S. monitoring of international terrorists by putting the blame on a fellow Democrat. More...

State News

Professionals look at shortcut to teaching certificate

'Passport to Teaching' program approved this year by legislators

COLUMBIA (AP) - Would-be teachers across South Carolina are looking into a new shortcut to getting certified to go into classrooms. The Passport to Teaching program was approved by state legislators this year. More...

State Grange will hold 78th session

The South Carolina State Grange will hold its 78th annual session on Aug. 10-11 at the Holiday Inn-Airport, 500 Chris Drive, in West Columbia. The meeting starts at 9 a.m. The National Grange will be represented by Roger Phelps. More...

Lawmaker says lottery revenue drop could cut scholarships

COLUMBIA (AP) - Declining revenues from the South Carolina lottery and increasing demand for the scholarships it provides means students could see their tuition grants drop. More...

School trustees will discuss what next move will be on stadium project

A Gaffney High stadium could cost anywhere from $8 million to $9 million, depending on whether school trustees choose to add any extras to the project. More...

Same firm that designed city hall will renovate old post office

The city is expected to hire a familiar architectural firm to renovate the newly purchased former post office. More...

Four members of S.C. National Guard unit injured when convoy attacked

Four U.S. soldiers who were part of the 1,800 men and women of the S.C. National Guard deployed to Afghanistan in January were injured when their convoy was attacked Tuesday. Army Lt. Col. Charles S. More...

Local News

School district looking to boost number of junior scholars

The Cherokee County School District plans to invite 200 middle school students into a prestigious program to increase the number of junior scholars. More...

Memory Walk organizers make progress in first meeting

The proverbial ball started rolling last week for those planning the annual Memory Walk as the first meeting for the event was held at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. The walk, which takes place Oct. More...

Gaffney PD looking into alleged armed robbery Friday morning

City police are investigating an armed robbery at an apartment in the 200 block of 2nd Street at 1:50 a.m. Friday, a report at the Gaffney Police Department states. More...

Sports

Gaffney gets passing mark at Greer

The Gaffney High Indians earned passing marks in their first scrimmage of the season Friday at Greer. After a slow start offensively, the Indians began to move the ball on the ground and through the air. 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...

Post 109 advances to semis

Four days ago, Post 109 was reeling after an embarrassing 16-11 state tournament opening loss to Florence. Things sure have changed dramatically since then. More...

Columns

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

What a man thinks is what he really is

The 2007 British Open Golf Tournament was a premium week for those who enjoy golf on TV. There were nine hours of coverage each of the four days, an interesting links course, and lots of guys who make this difficult game look easy. More...

Assault without a battery

Don't pray for something unless you expect to get it. Every time I take a trip, I make it a point to ask God to keep me safe. I got back yesterday from a trek to the north Georgia mountains that a friend and I make occasionally on motorcycles. More...

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