October 29, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Old Post under new ownership

Eddie Coggins has owned and managed convenience stores for 18 years, but has decided he needs a break from the non-stop business of serving up gas and snacks. The sale of his popular Old Post General Store on Hwy. More...

22-year-old dies Sunday after wreck

A 22-year-old Gaffney man died Sunday afternoon from injuries sustained in an accident that occurred the previous evening in the Draytonville community. Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler identified the victim as Jason L. More...

LifeStyles

Dr. Brown returns to Gaffney to lead revival services at Cherokee Avenue

Joy Brown speaker at luncheon Nov. 6

Dr. Wayne Brown, a former pastor of West End Baptist Church, will be the visiting evangelist in revival services Nov. 4-7 at Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church. Services will be Sunday at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

She has no feelings left for manipulative parents

Dear Annie: Our 70-year-old parents are manipulative and emotionally abusive. They rotate which of their three kids is on their "blacklist" and freeze that person out. More...

HALLOWEEN: Keep it safe

H alloween is a time of great fun for children, but it can be a little scary for parents and drivers. Children are often out after dark, crossing busy streets and perhaps going to unfamiliar homes. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Louise Farris

Retired from Belk

BLACKSBURG - Louise White Cobb Farris, 89, of 164 McKee Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Oct. 26, 2007, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital. More...

Virginia B. Morgan

Retired from Hamrick's

BLACKSBURG - Virginia Irene Burke Morgan, 80, of 387 Dye Road, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center in Gaffney. More...

Louis Thacker

BLACKSBURG - Louis E. Thacker, 83, of Proctorville, Ohio, formerly of the Smyrna community, passed away Friday, Oct. 19, 2007, in West Virginia. A celebration of life service was held Wednesday, Oct. More...

Columns

FROMA HARROP

Fire and science

It has long been sage policy to ignore the crank denials around global warming. More...

Cartoon

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Excuse me while I change the station

OK, so here we are in the middle of the season in which scary, ugly goblins are roaming the earth, frightening us all half to death. And that's just the presidential pre-primary debates. I'm kidding. I'm kidding. More...

Blacksburg man dies in head-on collision

A Blacksburg man died early Wednesday morning on October 24 when his truck was involved in a head on collision near the entrance to Oconee Nuclear Station. More...

Completion of Duke transmission line study pushed back

Duke Energy officials now plan to complete their transmission line study by the end of the year. Duke had hoped to seek final approval for the study from the South Carolina Public Service Commission later this month. More...

Presidential hopeful coming

Sen. Joe Biden will meet with voters in Gaffney Friday, Nov. 2, at a meet and greet reception at 4:30 p.m. that is open to the public at Stephenson Banquet Hall at Limestone College. Sen. More...

County close to decision on assistant

The county is moving closer to selecting its new assistant administrator. The Cherokee County Finance Committee will meet Tuesday to review the five finalists. More...

Local News

Organizations collecting items for troops deployed overseas

With Christmas rapidly approaching, two Cherokee County organizations are hoping to send a piece of the holiday spirit to local soldiers fighting for the freedoms we cherish. More...

Walk organizers pleased with turnout

More than 100 Cherokee County residents took to the streets Saturday morning, taking a small piece out of their weekend to walk in the annual Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk. More...

Rock Springs residents get more good news

Rock Springs residents got more good news Friday in an ongoing effort by state and local officials to provide their community better water service. State Rep. More...

Sports

'Cats end season with bang

Blacksburg senior quarterback Dustin Byars scored on a 1-yard run and 2-point conversion with 13 seconds left for a thrilling 43- 42 victory over Crescent Friday evening. More...

BRIEFS

Wildcat jayvees end season with 'L' Crescent beat the Blacksburg junior varsity 53-20 Friday in the final regular season game. Blacksburg running back Josh Ramirez scored on a 75-yard run to tie the score at six in the first quarter. More...

Indians make a stand

A week ago, the Gaffney Indian defense had a bad night against Byrnes. On Friday, it made sure the Dorman Cavaliers felt its pain. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

RAHM'S ARMENIAN DISSENT WASHINGTON - Rep. More...

State News

Seven students in fire at beach home

OCEAN ISLE BEACH, N.C. (AP) - An intense fire ravaged a beach house packed with college students early Sunday, killing seven and leaving little left of the structure but its charred frame and the stilts on which it stood. 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?