September 10, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

A doggone good contest

Pulling into the parking lot at the Old Post General Store on Saturday, it was apparent something big was about to happen. Stepping out into the 1 p.m sun and into the middle of what is usually an empty field, the heat was stifling. More...

LifeStyles

Quaint villages and towns filled with colonial and 19th century history lie in the lush land of the Finger Lakes

Isaw them almost as soon as I walked into the Ithaca Farmers Market: Baskets of apples with odd shapes, strange hues and exotic names like Zabergau Reinette, Red Northern Spy and Calville Blanc d'Hiver. More...

It's time for mom to find another place to live

ANNIES MAILBOX

Dear Annie: My 88-year-old mother is living with my son and his wife. Mom's mind is good and she is very healthy, although she has used a walker since her partial hip replacement last year. More...

BIRTH

Jackson Lee Queen Joshua and Neeley Queen of Gaffney announce the birth of their son, Jackson Lee, on Aug. 21, 2007, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center weighing 7 lbs. 3 ozs. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Alta Horton

Retired from textiles Alta Guyton Horton, 79, formerly of 105 Palmetto St., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007, at Peachtree Centre. More...

Frank M. Gooch

SPARTANBURG - Frank M. Gooch, 87, of Spartanburg, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007. He was the widower of Ruth Stacy Gooch. Arrangements by The J. F. Floyd Mortuary. More...

Eddie A. Kesterson

Formerly employed by L. Hamrick Inc. Eddie A. Kesterson, 75, of 100 Shalimar Drive, passed away on Sept. 6, 2007, at Regional Hospice Home in Spartanburg. Born in Polk County, N.C. More...

Local PACT scores below state average in 23 of 24 categories

Passing rates for county students on this year's PACT test fell short of the state average in every subject area and grade level but one. More...

School board chairman vague on reasons for closed session

A Gaffney High classified employee could face disciplinary action in the first of two closed sessions scheduled for today's school board meeting. The school board will meet in closed session at 7 p.m. More...

Local News

'Lunch & Learn' training session focuses on child abuse

A statewide initiative with the goal of reducing incidents of child abuse will make a visit to Cherokee County on Wednesday, as Prevent Child Abuse South Carolina (PCASC) will host a "Lunch & Learn" training session at the Cherokee County Library. More...

County delays third reading on junkyard ordinance

Cherokee County Council delayed third reading of its controversial ordinance to regulate junkyards over concerns it may cause undue financial hardship on junkyard owners. More...

Michael Gaffney Day celebration set for Sept.29

The City of Gaffney will hold the annual Michael Gaffney Day Celebration at the Michael Gaffney Log Home on North Limestone Street in Historic Downtown Gaffney on Saturday, September 29, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. More...

Sports

Blacksburg's futility continues

Marcus Lindsay and Jarrell Smalls brought their big play acts Friday to help Whitmire overpower Blacksburg, 42-13, in the Wildcats home opener. More...

Indians power past Union

Once again, Gaffney was ineffective early and nearly perfect late. Last week, the Indians scored two late touchdowns but it wasn't enough in a 21-14 loss at Greenville. More...

Dewberry shows versatility catching and throwing

Gaffney's David Dewberry was on the receiving and throwing end of passes on Friday. Dewberry was expected to play exclusively at tight end this season. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

ANGRY AT ARLEN WASHINGTON - While Senate Republicans reflected outrage that Sen. Larry Craig was retreating from his earlier statement that he would resign from the Senate, their privately expressed anger was directed toward Sen. More...

Columns

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

Ask for God's help in 'battle of the bulge'

What a shocking experience! A year ago I was in my dermatologist's office for a regular checkup. More...

Hey, look! The Concorde!

The pilot's voice boomed over the PA system. "Ladies and gentlemen, if you'll look to the left of our aircraft, you're in for a treat. The Concorde has just taken off and you can get a good look at it as we approach for our landing. 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?