August 8, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Police say twin boys had cocaine in their systems

A Blacksburg woman was arrested after her twin boys tested positive for cocaine when they were born Thursday, a report at the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office states. More...

LifeStyles

Miss Thomson is bride of Michael W. Becker

Mary Elizabeth Thomson and Michael W. Becker, both of Las Vegas, Nev., were united in marriage on Saturday, June 16, 2007, at Chateau Elan in Braselton, Ga. Dr. Wallace Taylor conducted the 11:30 a.m. double ring ceremony. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Sneaky, snooping in-law has worn out her welcome

Dear Annie: Recently, I let my exhusband's mother, "Gladys," watch my daughter for the weekend. She hasn't been allowed to do this for quite some time due to problems we had with her and her other grandchildren. More...

Tri-Cities Community Club hosts annual Hopewell Day

90th annual event set for Aug. 15

HICKORY GROVE - The Tri-Cities Community Club will host the 90th annual Hopewell Day Picnic and Gospel Singing on Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the old Hopewell Schoolhouse, located just off Hwy. 97 outside Hickory Grove. The singing starts at 10 a.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Herbert Davidson

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

Stealth tax increase

WASHINGTON - The 42 senators and 196 House members who have signed a no-tax-increase pledge received a stern warning last Wednesday from Grover Norquist's Americans for Tax Reform (ATR): If you vote for Amendment 2548 to the Democratic-sponsored e More...

Former bank employee gets 15 months for embezzlement

A Gaffney woman was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison and ordered to pay more than $112,000 in restitution to American Community Bank on Tuesday. More...

Trustees OK new stadium by vote of 7-2

Gaffney High School finally has its "Reservation" for a new football stadium. More...

Photo

NICE GAME - Post 109 players congratulate Richland on winning the American Legion state tournament Monday at Winthrop University. Richland beat Post 109, 6-2, in the championship game. See story, Page 10. More...

Local News

Meteor will get a new home

Although it's in pieces, a meteor from B.D. Lee Elementary School is still headed for a display case in a county museum. A rock believed to be a meteorite has been displayed at the B.D. Lee Elementary front entrance for 30 years. More...

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SAY C-H-E-E-E-S-E- School Resource Officer Jason Waters of the Gaffney Police Department snaps a picture of Gaffney High junior Kevin Ellison on Tuesday for Ellison's student identification card. More...

Law enforcement excellence award winner to be announced Aug. 21

Each year, a committee of police officers vote on the Solicitor's Award for Cherokee County law enforcement excellence. The prestigious award is given to the officer who exemplifies law enforcement service that year. More...

Sports

BRIEFS

Indians ranked 22nd in national poll A preseason poll has the Gaffney High football team nationally ranked. Gaffney was ranked 22nd in the National Prep Football Poll released Monday. More...

SCRIMMAGE!

Indians visit PC to play Greenwood

Gaffney football coach Phil Strickland likes his teams to play against great competition. Strickland said he thinks preseason scrimmages and jamboree games should be played against top programs. More...

Post 109 falls just short ...

Post 109 saw an amazing run through the state American Legion fall short in heartbreaking fashion Monday afternoon. Post 109 carried a 2-1 lead into the eighth inning of the state title game only to see Richland rally for a 6-2 victory. More...

Columns

The chaos, distress of caring for the old

An 88-year-old man with dementia is sent to the emergency room with vague symptoms. He's poorly cared for, not because the doctors and nurses are bad, but because he is a low priority. More...

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Up in smoke

Disney did something right last week. They decided to ban cigarette smoking from all Disney movies. More...

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