August 17, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Teague will take over city's public works department

A Spartanburg County Public Works project manager is the city's next public works director. As a project manager, Mike Teague was responsible for maintaining roads, bridges and drainage systems. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Young woman must leave the nest sometime

Dear Annie: I am planning to go away to school in the fall. I'll only be an hour from home and will visit every available weekend. I'll be living with my grandparents, who are 10 minutes from the campus. More...

Mad Tea Party brings hyper-eclectic flavor to library for 'Music Sandwiched In' show

With blurred sense of space and time, talented ensemble will take audience on musical journey The Cherokee County Public Library will host an end-of-summer "Music Sandwiched In" concert on Tuesday, Aug. 21, from 12:15-1 p.m. More...

GLT kicks off 2007-2008 season with encore of 'Miracle Worker'

After playing to sold-out audiences in June, William Gibson's poignant drama is scheduled for four-day run Aug. 23-26

For the first time in its 40-year history, the Gaffney Little Theatre will kick off its new season with the same show that closed the previous season. Why? Because you asked for it. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Sara G. Montague

Sara Garland Montague, 82, of Charles Town, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2007, at Shenandoah Health Village Center after a long illness. Born in Gaffney on Dec. 22, 1924, she was the only child of the late Dr. Robert C. More...

Carolyn LeCroy

Owner/operator of LeCroy's Upholstery

Carolyn Cooper LeCroy, 53, of 602 River Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2007, at her residence. Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of Raymond LeCroy and daughter of the late William A. More...

Vergie Price

Homemaker

Vergie Bridges Price, 86, a resident of Brookview HealthCare and formerly of the Macedonia community, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2007, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Gradus A. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

The global fed

WASHINGTON - Prior to the recent global financial crisis, the Federal Reserve Board under Chairman Ben S. Bernanke was ready to take a subtle step toward easier money in order to stave off U.S. recession fears. More...

Blaze shuts down unit at Broad River plant

"We have certainly been running hard this summer with the high demand for electricity in the region." - John Flumerfelt

A transformer containing 2,500 gallons of mineral oil caught fire Thursday at the Broad River Energy Center. The East Gaffney fire station and Gaffney Fire Department were dispatched to the power generation plant on Hwy. 329 at 9 a.m. More...

'THE SUNSHINE OF OUR LIVES'

Richie in the spotlight today at Charles Lea Center ceremony

When you meet Richie for the first time, you'll notice right away that trademark smile and twinkle in his eyes. It's the same twinkle that his grandmother, Katie Baines, has in her eyes whenever she talks about her first grandchild. More...

'Behind the Hymns' column debuts today

Gaffney native Warren Shiver has taken his love of hymns and placed them into writing, sharing years of research with his weekly column "Stories Behind the Hymns." His column debuts in today's edition on Page 3B. More...

Local News

Forget-me-nots on sale

The Alzheimer's Association of Cherokee County is selling Forget-Me- Not flowers in several Cherokee County businesses including Buford Street Ace Hardware, Crystal Clear Photography, Medi-Fair, American Community Bank in Blacksburg and Gaffney, Ha More...

Woman just wants a 'fair shake'

For a number of years, Cherokee County resident Sue Yeary saved her hardearned money to purchase her own mobile home and some day pass it on to other family members. More...

Gaffney Soup Kitchen in desperate need of funds

Within a few weeks, the Gaffney Soup Kitchen might have to shut down, leaving a lot of the city's poor and homeless population without food. The kitchen, located on 119 E. More...

Sports

Plea deals to leave Vick as last defendant

RICHMOND, Va. - All three of Michael Vick's alleged cohorts in a dogfighting enterprise now appear ready to testify against him if the Atlanta Falcons quarterback goes to trial. More...

Strickland, Blanton to have keen eye on team in jamboree

Are you ready for some football? Blacksburg and Gaffney will play their final preseason games today in a jamboree at W.K. Brumbach Stadium. The event is sponsored by the American Community Bank. More...

Giants hit four homers in 9-3 rout of Braves

ATLANTA - Barry Bonds got the night off. The San Francisco Giants did just fine without the home run king. The Giants homered in each of the first four innings off Atlanta's Chuck James, whose only solace Thursday was not having to face Bonds. More...

Letters

Behind every dog bite is an ignorant pet owner

Dear Editor:

Regarding the letter in the Monday, Aug. 13 edition, I would like to ask a few questions concerning the animal population and control in our town. Before I get to the many questions, I'd like to make a few statements. More...

Family appreciates help given during difficult time

To all Cherokee County law enforcement personnel:

My family and I would like to express our deepest gratitude to all individuals involved with the barbecue fundraiser held Saturday, Aug. 4. More...

Columns

'The War' meets education

"Is this going to be a good school year? I hope we can move forward and focus more on positive stories going on in education this year." This has been a common theme in my brief appearances in county schools over the summer. More...

Political Cartoon

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Poll

Are you willing to pay more taxes to help fund Recreation Department projects?