December 17, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Elderly victims of sweepstakes scam now buried under pile of bank fees

'We've been in hell for the past six months'

The check looked real and everything seemed on the up and up. Well known names, like Reader's Digest and Publishers Clearing House, were among several on a letterhead that accompanied the check sent to a Gaffney couple from a sweepstakes. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Mom-to-be must do what's best for child

Dear Annie: I'm 25, and my boyfriend, "Jason," and I got pregnant despite using birth control. More...

Share the joy with Christmas cookies

Add a day care, nursing home or shelter to your list

B aking Christmas cookies is all about sharing. Sharing time in the kitchen with your children and sharing your creations with family and friends. More...

BIRTHS

Devon MaKale Austin Tara McAbee of Gaffney announces the birth of her son, Devon MaKale Austin, on July 27, 2007, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center weighing 5 lbs. 15 ozs. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Walter David Pelzer Jr.

Walter David Pelzer Jr., 62, of 201 Byars Circle, passed away Dec. 16 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born in Oklahoma, he was the husband of Ola Richards Pelzer and son of the late Walter David Pelzer Sr. and Billie Pelzer. More...

Michael James Martin

Michael James Martin, 41, of Grover, died Friday Dec. 14. Born in York, Martin was the son of the late James Ray and the late Linda Gail Martin Gunner. He spent many years in the textile and spinning businesses and was of the Baptist faith. More...

Calvin Gene Mayes

Calvin Gene Mayes, Sr., 55, of 2712 Mayfield Drive, Lawrenceville, Georgia, died Thursday in his home. Husband of Beverly Bonner Mayes, he was born in Gaffney, a son of Genell Tate Mayes of Gaffney and the late J.W. Mayes. He was a member of Mt. More...

Columns

Life lessons prove difficult to share

GUEST COLUMNIST

My son, wonderful as he is, has every single one of my flaws. In addition to his inheritance of my awkward physique, he has all of my mental quirks and disagreeable tendencies. More...

Fair sharing of water resources is crucial

THEIR VIEWS

North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley recently reiterated his appeal for that state's residents to ''be really tight with the water'' in light of an ongoing drought. More...

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Cyclist killed in accident

A Gaffney man was killed Saturday night when he rode his bicycle into the path of a sports utility vehicle on S.C. Highway 150, said Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler. More...

Prayer vigil will be held for missing woman

Verlisha Littlejohn's family will hold a prayer vigil Wednesday while police investigate whether a burned body found Dec. 6 in Georgia matches the Gaffney woman's description. Littlejohn, 24, was last seen by her family Nov. 28. More...

Local News

Limestone employees take advantage of college's program for working adults

Three Limestone College employees celebrated their college graduation over the weekend by going back to work today. More...

Humane society seeks to modify lease with city

Wants to build exercise yard

Prospective pet owners soon will be able to get up close and personal with their future pets. More...

Irish legislators debate naming street after Michael Gaffney

"The residents of Granard are probably more up on things than our residents are."

When a young man from the small town of Granard, Ireland, decided to establish a small store where two Indian trails crossed in 1803, never in his wildest dreams did he think that a city would spring up around it. More...

Sports

Shippy aids in S.C. win

A touchdown midway through the fourth quarter by Blue Ridge's Julius Booker helped South Carolina put an end to a twogame losing streak in the Shrine Bowl Saturday as the Sandlappers edged North Carolina 31-24 at a wet, soggy Gibbs Stadium in Spart More...

Gaffney stays unbeaten

Gaffney coach Mark Huff had several reasons to be pumped. The Indians made 19 of their 27 free throws. Gaffney outrebounded the taller Byrnes Rebels. 34-24. More...

BRIEFS

Gaffney jayvees improve to 6-1 Wai Ip scored 19 points to lead the Gaffney junior varsity basketball team to an 81-50 win over Byrnes on Friday. Gaffney improves to 6-1 with the win. More...

Inside Report

HUCKABEE'S OPRAH

WASHINGTON - Republican insiders, puzzled by the sudden rise of Mike Huckabee as a serious presidential candidate, are overlooking the role played for him by actor Chuck Norris. More...

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