September 7, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Local man among those who take advantage of government's horse, burro auction

Thousands of equine lovers of all ages will be on hand this weekend as wild horses and burros from the western United States will be on the auction block at Clemson University. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Hubby doesn't appreciate his beautiful, talented wife

Dear Annie: My sister, "Jenny," and her husband have been married 10 years and have two children. For nine of those years, Jenny has been miserable. The two of them fight constantly, and normal conversations turn into disagreements. More...

Arts Council's 2007-2008 line up ranges from Classical to Celtic

Charlotte Philharmonic Orchestra kicks off season on Oct. 16

The Cherokee County Arts Council, a nonprofit group that promotes the performing arts, will begin its 2007- 2008 season on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Fullerton Auditorium. More...

Miss Parris, Mr. Turner wed July 7

Katherine Elaine Parris of Gaffney and William Lawrence Turner of Spartanburg exchanged marriage vows on Saturday, July 7, 2007, at Boiling Springs (S.C.) First Baptist Church. The Revs. Hank Williams and Jeffery Hayes officiated the 6 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Nelson Harrington

Retired Supt. of Administration for Duke Power Cliffside Station

Howard Nelson Harrington, 87, formerly of the Macedonia Community, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2007, at Magnolia's of Gaffney. More...

Wanda E. Patterson

Woodruff native

WOODRUFF - Wanda Elaine Patterson, 58, formerly of 221 Old Spartanburg Hwy., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007, at Inman Health Care. A native of Woodruff, she was born March 30, 1949, to the late Rev. L.R. and Myrtle Scroggs Patterson. More...

Barbara "Cat" Calvert

Barbara Catherine "Cat" McCarson Calvert, 54, of 3203 Pacolet Hwy., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007, in Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. More...

Standardized testing doesn't always help

State Superintendent of Education Jim Rex wants to revise state testing so schools can have more information to improve instruction. More...

Rock Springs area's water woes nearing emergency status

"The church can't even fill up its baptismal pool in order to have people baptized. This is a very critical situation." - Barbara Pennington Rock Springs resident

The ongoing drought that has gripped Cherokee County and much of the South has left one community in danger of having its entire water supply wiped out. More...

Local News

Ewing teachers hold meetings for parents from feeder schools

Ewing Middle will hold a family night beginning Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. to reach out to parents and students from the Draytonville community. More...

ONE TRANSPORTED

South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office responded to a car wreck just off Interstate 85 at Shelby Highway and North Limestone Street. The wreck occurred at approximately 2 p.m. Thursday. More...

Walkers won't go thirsty

The money for a drinking fountain at the new Johnny Q. Little Park will be coming from an unusual source - the mayor's wallet. More...

Sports

Stopping Ruff a rough task for Wildcats

Blacksburg coach Robbie Blanton doesn't need to pore over hours of game film to know how to beat Whitmire - stop Michael Ruff. The speedy running back gained 145 yards against Blacksburg as a sophomore. More...

Jackets, Indians look to rebound from losses

Rivals Union County and Gaffney are eager to put last week's games in the rearview mirror when they meet today at the Reservation. More...

PLAYER PROFILE

The family tree Gaffney defensive tackle latest in line of talented defensive linemen in family

How do you get to the Shrine Bowl? Take I-85. Exit onto Pine Street. Turn left into Wofford College's Gibbs Stadium. Or just ask Gaffney defensive lineman Levor Ross. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

Hillary's brier patch

WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign hints that agreeing to refrain from campaigning in outlaw Florida and Michigan primaries is a noble sacrifice bowing to party rules. More...

Columns

The last drink

I have a friend. Let's call him B. He is like a brother to me. He is drinking himself to death. And I am watching. I am not the only one, of course. His wife is watching. His teenage son is watching. More...

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THEIR VIEWS

Separating fact from fiction Department of Corrections chief Jon Ozmint called allegations in a Senate staff committee report about his department ''tired, recycled complaints raised by disgruntled employees.'' But a Senate committee was troub More...

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