August 10, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Student heads north to join U.S. Bobsled & Skeleton Federation

Josh Blackwell has never experienced the rush of flying down a steep hill on a bobsled in bone-chilling temperatures. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Couple could benefit from financial counseling

Dear Annie: I have been married to "Shawn" for nine years. I truly love him, but we have a problem. Shawn has a good job, and I also work, but most of my paycheck is used for family bills. More...

REP. SPRATT WELCOMES GAFFNEY ROTC TO WASHINGTON

Congressman John Spratt, center, welcomed members of Gaffney High's Air Force Junior ROTC to Washington. The group visited with Rep. Spratt during a recent field trip. More...

Blacksburg library offers new story times

BLACKSBURG - The Blacksburg Branch Library is now offering a new storytime for preschoolers every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. In addition, there will be a storytime for school age children every Wednesday at 3 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Joe Poole

Retired from Timken

Leonard JoeDean Poole, 69, of 435 Mike's Creek Road, went home to be with his Lord on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2007, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Norma Faye Sellars

Employed in textile industry

Norma Faye Sellars, 69, of 1632 Pacolet Hwy., went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2007, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. Born May 7, 1938, in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late Harry Sellars and the late Lelia Linder. More...

Helen M. Camp

Cherokee County native

Helen Morris Camp, 79, of 405 W. Birnie St., widow of Deacon J.B. Camp, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007, at 12:38 p.m. in Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Letters

Dr. Edwards announces he will retire Sept. 15

To my patients and friends: I will be retiring from the practice of medicine on Sept. 15, 2007. It would be an understatement to say that I will miss seeing my patients in the office and other care facilities. More...

'The Miracle Worker' returns for four days

Dear Friends in Cherokee County: It was our privilege to see many of you in June at the performances of "The Miracle Worker" at the Gaffney Little Theatre. WOW! More...

Columns

I'm not as big on sports as I used to be

Throughout my more than 24 years of life, sports has held one of the top spots in my heart as it gave me a wealth of options whether inside or outside of my home. More...

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Florida grenade manufacturer will add 215 jobs

Operation could crank up by spring of next year

A Florida-based grenade manufacturer will put a big bang into the local economy. The manufacturer is expected to employ as many as 215 employees at the former National Textiles manufacturing plant on Hwy. 329. More...

People, pets, plants at risk as heat wave persists

"This is a really dangerous situation. It is important for everyone to be cognizant of what they do and when they do it."

The dust from a hard day's work can be seen on the brim of his farmer's hat, as the summer sun beams relentlessly on the Cherokee County ground below. "I've never seen weather like this," 67-year-old Gaffney native Willie Huskey said. More...

Local News

Students can earn high school and college credits

"This will be a valuable experience for students to go to take a college course and being in a class with a college professor." - Page McCraw Director of Educational Programs

Gaffney and Blacksburg High students could earn dual credit for college and high school this year. More...

MEDALIST

Post 109 baseball player McCrae Norton receives a medallion during an awards ceremony Monday afternoon at Winthrop University. Post 109 was the runnerup in the state American Legion tournament. More...

WIRED

Cherokee County School District maintenance worker Roger Poole programs a heating and air conditioning unit Wednesday afternoon inside the new $1.2 million athletic field house complex at Blacksburg High. More...

Sports

Region III teams, not Gaffney will appeal

Gaffney school officials won't have to make a decision to appeal the South Carolina High School League's realignment plan for 2008-2010 - after all. More...

Indians take spotlight

Indians play rival Crest Chargers in Border Showcase

The Gaffney Indians hope to play heartbreaker again. Last year, Malcolm Long engineered a late 65- yard drive as the Indians beat Crest, 21-20, at the Border Showcase. More...

Bruised Blacksburg set to battle Landrum at jamboree

Injuries continue to mount for the Blacksburg High football team headed into their first jamboree Friday at Woodruff. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

Blaming the admiral

WASHINGTON - A sadder but wiser J. M. More...

State News

High temperature records tumble across South Carolina as heat wave grips entire state

COLUMBIA - Records were broken across South Carolina again Thursday as the worst heat wave in more than a decade entered its fifth day. Each of the state's five cities with detailed weather records set record highs for Aug. More...

Killer asks to be put to death

AIKEN - A man convicted of killing three social workers more than a decade ago wants to drop his appeals and be put to death. More...

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