October 15, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

GHS Class of '42 recalls good, bad times

"God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

His girlfriend says he's out of step with modern society

Dear Annie: I am 62 years old and have been dating a 53-year-old woman for a couple of years. We have had disagreements, and from my point of view, they will keep me from ever marrying her. More...

Vickers - Martin vows said Sept. 22

Melinda Sue Vickers and Daniel Ryan Martin exchanged marriage vows on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007, at Cherokee Creek Baptist Church. The 6 p.m. double ring ceremony was conducted by the Rev. Mike Frazier. More...

THE 2007 PIRATES

Members of the 2007 Little League Pirates are (first row) Sam Phillips, Darren McDowell, Matthew Hazle, Josh Blackwell; (second row) Kenneth Thompson, Dominick Galoski, Aaron Newton, James Hullet, Brett Hamrick; (third row) Tyger Wood, Keon McC More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Gene Earl Johnson

Self-taught guitarist and avid fan of rock and roll music

GAFFNEY - He was known as Gene to some, Earl to others, and even Mr. Johnson to a few - but most knew him as Weasel (even Uncle Weasel to a few). After 22 years of sobriety, Gene Earl Johnson died on his AA birthday, Oct. More...

Catherine C. Atkinson

Retired from Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte

CHESNEE - Catherine Collins Atkinson, 77, of 116 N. Cash Ave.,died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007, while under the care of her son, and family stationed in Germany. More...

Harold J. Gaffney

Retired from Union Butterfield

BLACKSBURG - Deacon Harold Junior Gaffney, 66, of 313 Seven Springs St., died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007, at his home. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

TURKEY'S LOBBYIST WASHINGTON - Former Majority Leader Dick Gephardt, a registered lobbyist for Turkey, failed several months ago to get his successor as top House Democrat, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, to withdraw her support from a long-pending resolu More...

Soccer complex project might have hit snag

The Gaffney Board of Public Works has considered donating a portion of its Lake Whelchel property to the county for a planned soccer complex. But the state statute that created the Board and outlined its powers might stop it from happening. More...

State's top teacher 'shocked'by award

Homecoming royalty must run in the bloodline of Carol Gallman and her family. Carol was the Gaffney High homecoming queen in 1980. Her mother, Raymoth Phillips, won the crown in 1958. More...

Local News

Programs introduced for early detection

Breast cancer has made quite an impact among America's female population, claiming thousands of lives on a yearly basis along with being one of the leading cause of cancer related death among women in the United States. More...

Blacksburg students take pride in their school

"Our students really stepped up today like a pack of cats to take pride in making the school look nicer."

Blacksburg High student council members gave up their fun classes Friday in favor of paint brushes and yard work around the school. Students could be found painting the rails at the flagpole and Wildcat paws near the front door of the school. More...

CHAPS plans fall events

The Cherokee Historical and Preservation Society, Inc. announces several events for the fall season, beginning with the very popular Historic Hayride and Ghost Walk. More...

Sports

Gaffney holds off Rams

The Gaffney Indians brushed aside homecoming distractions and pesky Hillcrest on Friday. Jeremiah Cochran ran for 167 yards on 12 carries, Steffen Foster gained 112 yards and the Gaffney defense held the Rams to only 84 total yards in a 14-7 win. More...

'Cats win thriller

Wildcats rally to top Southside in 2 OTs

Maurice Brown scored on a 1-yard fourth-down run in double overtime as Blacksburg ruined Southside's homecoming Friday with a dramatic 40-34 victory. More...

Big victory puts playoffs in reach for Blacksburg

The table is still set for Blacksburg to qualify for the playoffs by winning Friday's homecoming game against Chesnee. Blacksburg must beat Chesnee to finish its schedule with a 3-2 region record. More...

Letters

Browns coming home for revival services

Hi everybody:

It is always so good to come home to Cherokee County. Joy and I appreciate each and every invitation and opportunity to do so. More...

Columns

Is it hot in here or is it just me?

I don't begrudge Al Gore winning the Nobel Peace Prize (OK, maybe I do a little). But, hey, ya gotta admit it was a stunner. I mean c'mon, who saw this coming? More...

THEIR VIEWS

No use for payday lenders S.C. lawmakers jumping on the bandwagon to sue payday lenders and perhaps land a big payday themselves should redirect that energy toward passing legislation to end the predatory practice instead. More...

Oct. 12 was 137th anniversary of the death of Robert E. Lee

Americans have always had an admiration for sport celebrities and the heritage of their ancestors who made this nation great. Free people are those who remember their past. More...

Special Sections

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?