August 20, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Got a gripe? Bring it to the library

Choices have been part of the human shopping process for ages, with decisions made based on things such as taste, style, want and need. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Teen stressed out by family situation

Dear Annie: I am an almost-13-yearold boy who lives in an average-sized suburban home. My mom is a kindergarten teacher. There is only one problem - my dad. He quit his job in search of another about six years ago. More...

GHS students home from trip to Europe

Group tours Ireland, Wales, London and Paris

A group of Gaffney High School students recently returned from a 12-day excursion to Europe. The trip began in Dublin, Ireland, where they visited St. Patrick's Cathedral, Guinness Storehouse, the National Archeological Museum and other sites. More...

Limestone professor writes book of poetry

Limestone College English Professor Dr. Alex Richardson's first book of poetry, Porch Night on Walnut Street, has just been released by Plainview Press of Austin, Texas. The collection contains poems that deal with the home and family. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ella Mae Littlejohn

Retired from Oxford Ind. after 20 years of service Ella Mae Culbreath Littlejohn, wife of Hilliard L. Littlejohn, of 207 Leadmine St., passed away Friday, Aug. 17, 2007, at her home. More...

Henry L. Dawkins

Henry Leon Dawkins, 57, of 505 Dr. Martin Luther King St., husband of Teresa Fowler Dawkins, passed away Friday, Aug. 17, 2007, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

James Baker

Former owner/operator of Baker's Auto Repair James Arthur Baker, 74, of 1736 Asbury Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007, at his home. More...

State News

Alleged excessive force results in Charleston Co. deputy's arrest

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Reports are shedding light on what led up to the arrest of a Charleston County sheriff's deputy earlier this summer on charges of excessive force. More...

Man drowns in Beaufort County

BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) - The body of a 46-year-old man was recovered Sunday after he fell from a floating Beaufort County dock and drowned, authorities said. More...

Barnwell County reports high levels of radioactive material are tainting groundwater

SNELLING, S.C. (AP) - Higher-than-expected levels of a radioactive material are tainting the groundwater at a Barnwell County nuclear waste dump that's been considered safe by regulators. More...

Attorney: Board chairman's poll violated FOIA

Cherokee County School Board chairman Willie Crosby violated the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) when he did a telephone poll of school board members about a new school election law, the S.C. Press Association attorney said Friday. More...

Blacksburg High students match state ACT average

Blacksburg High is among eight area schools where students scored at or above the state average on the 2007 ACT college entrance exam. More...

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THE COLLEGE YEARS - Siblings Joseph and Lauren Askerberg of Long Island, N.Y., were among Limestone College students who moved into their residence hall on Friday. Lauren is a junior and Joseph is a freshman. More...

Local News

Deadline to apply for assistant's job is today

The clock is ticking on applicants who want to become the county's assistant administrator. Cherokee County Interim Administrator Ben Clary said today is the deadline to apply for the position. More...

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DIGGING FOR WATER - Board of Public Works crews repaired water line leaks on East Floyd Baker Boulevard last week. The leaks were caused by heavy equipment when the road was repaved recently, BPW employees on the scene said. More...

Aeronautics commission to visit Cherokee County

Because of previous failed attempts to follow through on the airport project, the South Carolina Aeronautics Commission has been reluctant to endorse the county's effort to build an airport. More...

Sports

No storybook ending for Post 109

Post 109 pitcher Jake Watson found his groove against Cherryville in an elimination game on Sunday. Post 109 batters did not. More...

Gaffney hammers Centurions

After floundering in a lethargic performance against Strom Thurmond on Tuesday, the Gaffney Indians have apparently figured it out. At least, Gaffney coach Phil Strickland hopes so. More...

Blacksburg overwhelmed by Wade Hampton, 27-0

Wade Hampton running back Roy Alexander scored three touchdowns Friday in a 27-0 victory over Blacksburg in a jamboree at W.K. Brumbach Stadium. Alexander took an end-around play for a 65-yard touchdown on the second play of the game. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

AGAINST CLINTON-OBAMA WASHINGTON - Anticipating that Sen. Hillary Clinton will clinch the Democratic presidential nomination, some supporters are beginning to argue against her principal rival - Sen. Barack Obama - for vice president. More...

Columns

THEIR VIEWS

The best memorial would be a thorough investigation The city of Charleston's decision to invite an outside team of firefighting professionals to examine the city's fire department and its handling of the Sofa Super Store blaze may help prevent More...

So why am I watching it?

I'm sitting here in front of my wall-mounted big-screen high-definition television watching the New York Giants Baltimore Ravens football game. More...

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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?