January 9, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Missing woman returns home

A 41-year-old Blacksburg woman has returned home safely after she was reported missing over the weekend. Friends brought Rhonda Jan White to the house of her mother, Shirley, on Monday at 4:30 p.m. in Gaffney. More...

LifeStyles

L'Etoile Club plans 54th winter dance

The L'Etoile Club will hold its 54th winter formal dance on Saturday, Jan. 12. A highlight of the club's year, the dance will be at Broad River Electric Corporation. Festivities begin at 8 p.m. and continue until midnight. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Someone needs to take teen's concerns seriously

Dear Annie: I am almost 15 and I think I have a problem. I get angry easily. I've tried talking to different people about it, like my friends and the school counselor, but I always get the same response - it's probably just PMS. More...

WHAT'S UP

Support groups Leann Thompson, Director of Medical and Community Projects for the National Kidney Foundation of South Carolina, will be guest speaker at the Cherokee County Diabetes Support Group meeting Monday, Jan. 14, at 6 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Doris K. Bailey

Homemaker and oldest living member of Midway Baptist Church

Doris K. Humphries Bailey, 96, of 468 Twin Lakes Road, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Charles B. More...

Mildred G. Brevard

Talented musician and retired educator

MONCKS CORNER - Mildred Gilmore Brevard of 115 Rogers St., died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008, in Roper Hospital, Charleston,. Wife of Dr. Henry W. More...

Johnny J. Moses

Retired textile employee

BLACKSBURG - Johnny Junior Moses, 69, of 201 N. Chester St., died Friday, Jan. 4, 2008, at his residence. Born July 3, 1938, he was the son of the late Ernest Wesley Moses Sr. and the late Elizabeth Dover Moses. Mr. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

Mitt's and Hillary's problems

MANCHESTER, N.H. - Mitt Romney and Sen. Hillary Clinton wanted to use Saturday night's televised presidential debates to further their respective goals: keep Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama from winning Tuesday's New Hampshire primary. More...

Columns

Buckeyes booted; can Hillary be far behind?

Now that the college football season is over and it appears my Gamecocks' basketball season was over before it started, I can turn my attention to something really important. The NFLplayoffs. More...

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Crime Stoppers in dire financial straits

Cherokee County's Crime Stoppers program will never replace good old-fashioned police work but investigators say the reward program has been an invaluable tool to have at their disposal. More...

Business burglarized three times since Dec. 17

A Wilkinsville Highway store found itself having to replace door glass, and its cigarette inventory, for the third time since Dec. 17 as a brazen thief perpetrated yet another "smash and grab" early Saturday. More...

Poodles rescued from what officials said was 'puppy mill' in North Carolina

Approximately 30 toy poodles have found new homes in Gaffney after being rescued by authorities from a "puppy mill" in North Carolina. More...

Local News

Sheriff's department investigating rash of vehicle break-ins

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office reported burglaries of five different vehicles in recent days. A vehicle parked in the 1700 block of Georgia Highway was broken into Jan. 3, between 7 a.m. and noon. More...

County council applies for courthouse security system grant

The Cherokee County courthouse is about to get a new security system - if the price tag doesn't exceed $80,000. County council on Monday agreed to apply for a grant that will pay for an electronic locking door and monitoring systems. More...

Flowers from the heart

For years, local florist Jackie Alford has helped make the most difficult of circumstances a bit easier with her colorful flower arrangements and other gifts. More...

Sports

Sims finds home in mountains

Former Gaffney star retuns to area Thursday at Wofford

Donald Sims got his wish - albeit probably a couple years later than he wanted. More...

Indians outlast Mauldin

The Gaffney Indians passed another road test on Tuesday. Josh Corry scored 28 points, including seven in a row, during a crucial fourth-quarter stretch to lift the Indians to a 60-55 victory over homestanding Mauldin. More...

GHS players mulling over scholarship offers

Several players on the Gaffney High football team are attracting interest from college coaches. Shrine Bowl linebacker J.B. Shippy will make an official visit to Liberty University in Virginia this weekend. More...

Letters

Impressed with care at local hospital

Dear Editor: A recent trip to Upstate Carolina Medical Center left us pleasantly surprised. More...

Thanks for helping them with the light display

Dear Editor: We want to let the people of Cherokee and Spartanburg counties know how much we appreciate all the support during the "Christmas on Pleasant Hill" light display and fund raiser in Blacksburg. More...

Christmas Is For Kids brightens a lot of lives

Dear Christmas Is For Kids: I am writing to say thank you to you and all who were a part of the Christmas Is For Kids program. More...

State News

Lawmakers return to Columbia; hope to tackle immigration, spending

COLUMBIA - South Carolina legislators welcomed each other back Tuesday with smiles and back slaps on the first day of the 2008 General Assembly session. The South Carolina House and Senate gaveled to order shortly after noon. More...

BRIEFLY SPEAKING

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Four new members of the South Carolina House and Senate were sworn in Tuesday, the opening day of the 2008 legislative session. Legislators welcomed Reps. Shannon Erickson and Heyward Hutson, and Sens. More...

STATE BRIEFS

Bankruptcy numbers up CHARLESTON - The number of bankruptcy filings rose about 18 percent in South Carolina last year, in part because of troubled real estate and mortgage markets. More...

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