August 29, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Woman charged with felony DUI in wake of I-85 wreck

A Woodruff woman faces felony DUI charges in connection with a July wreck on Interstate 85 that resulted in a Gaffney businessman being severely injured. More...

LifeStyles

Miss Tindall, Mr. Ramsey speak vows

Keely Brooke Tindall of Blacksburg and Chad Duane Ramsey of Cherokee Falls were married on July 7, 2007, at Cherokee Falls Baptist Church. The Revs. Willie Lanier and Tim Knotts officiated the 6 p.m. double ring ceremony. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Widow is lonely and burned out

Dear Annie: I'm a 38-year-old woman and was widowed a year ago. I have two children, ages 8 and 5. I was happily married to the most wonderful man, but my husband died from complications following surgery. More...

ENGAGEMENTS

Estes - Bowers HICKORY GROVE - Madison and Annette Estes of 1695 Walnut Grove Road announce the engagement of their daughter, Jill, of Overland Park, Kansas, to Bill Bowers of Raytown, Mo. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Nancy H. Easler

Former Gaffney resident Nancy Lee Hardin Easler, 85, of Harriman, Tenn., formerly of Gaffney, passed away Sunday, Aug. 26, 2007, at Roane Medical Center. Surviving are a daughter, Betty Phillips of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; a son, Tommy A. More...

Rodney Ree Ruppe

Employed by Loram SPARTANBURG - Rodney Ree Ruppe, 29, of 175 Wardlaw Ave., died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2007. A native of Cherokee County, he was the son of Elaine Lemons Berry of Spartanburg and Ricky Ree Ruppe and wife, Celeste, of Blacksburg. More...

Fathie M. Bolin

Seamstress SMYRNA - Fathie Meller Martin Bolin, 88, of 858 Martin Goldmine Road, died Monday, Aug. 27, 2007, at her home. More...

Columns

'Alien' husband at the class reunion

For all of you who have an inferiority complex about Spartanburg - which is most of us who are native Cherokeeans - I have a little tidbit that might make you feel a bit more secure. More...

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Mom accused of assaulting daughter

The mother of a middle schoolaged girl is accused of assaulting the child. Gaffney police arrested Jinaya T. Hoey of Gaffney on Monday. More...

FANCY MEETING YOU... ...Out here in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness

(EDITOR'S NOTE: While we don't usually run letters on the front page, we thought, based on the unusual topic, this one merited that kind of placement.) My name is Hope Humphries Alexander, originally from Gaffney. More...

Local News

My first summer job...

Although summer is over, it is never too early to begin thinking about your plans for next year. Here are a few summer job memories from some of Cherokee County's government leaders. S.C. Rep. Dennis Moss, DCherokee Co. More...

Photo

JUST CLOWNING AROUND - Taylor Childers watches "Mr. Bonkers", the party clown, make a balloon animal Saturday morning at a "Blast Off to Bowling" community awareness event held by Westlane Bowl. More...

Feds in town to discuss proposed nuclear plant

Representatives of the United States Nuclear Regulatory Committee (USNRC) will be at Restoration Church in Gaffney on Thursday to discuss the construction of a proposed nuclear facility in Cherokee County. More...

Sports

Voters keep Gaffney at top spot

Gaffney remains at the top of the Class 4A poll after the opening week of action, claiming eight out of 10 first place votes after its win against Rock Hill. More...

Indians going back to the basics

After Friday's win over Rock Hill in his team's season opener, Gaffney coach Phil Strickland was very happy about how his team played with the exception of one thing- fumbles. More...

Braves lose to Marlins in extra frames

MIAMI (AP) - Shuffling their rotation to line up John Smoltz to pitch against the New York Mets this weekend didn't work out too well for the Atlanta Braves. More...

Letters

Thanks to everyone who supported the Peach Festival

Dear Editor: As a first year Peach Festival Board member and before too many days pass, I want to say thank you to all who supported the events of the 2007 S.C. Peach Festival. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

The Colombian purge

WASHINGTON - The forced resignation two weeks ago under pressure from President Alvaro Uribe of three prominent officers accused of drug trafficking is not likely to end the shakeup in Colombia's army and navy. More...

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