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Man infuriated by condition of cemetery

When Rick Davis and his family decided to bury their grandmother a few years ago at a private cemetery used by family members for decades, they believed she would forever be able to rest in peace. More...

LifeStyles

Miss Smith, Rev. Owen wed Dec. 15

Heather Anne Smith of Williamston and the Rev. Robert Marshall Owen of Blacksburg were united in marriage on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007, at Holly Ridge Baptist Church. The Rev. Michael Ware conducted the double ring ceremony at 2 p.m. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Parents should be reported to child welfare authorities

Dear Annie: My 15-year-old niece is growing up too fast. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Wall - Abbott

Becky Wall and Eddie Abbott announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Phillips. She is employed by Spartanburg Regional Medical Center and lives in Spartanburg County. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Tommy Sarratt Sr.

SPARTANBURG - Tommy Sarratt Sr., 57, of 176 Gordon Drive, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008, in Spartan- burg Regional Medical Center. More...

Albert Littlejohn

Albert Littlejohn, 75, of Gaffney, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2008, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Husband of Missy Armstrong Littlejohn of Cowpens, he was born in Cherokee County, a son of the Dever and Rehobirth Faucett Littlejohn. More...

Letters

Wishes many years of healthy, happy retirement for Mrs. Beason

Dear Editor: Mrs. Joyce M. Beason retired recently as executive director of the Senior Centers of Cherokee County after 35 years of dedicated service to the agency. The board of directors of the agency recently voted to employ Mrs. More...

Columns

Back on the dance floor after 40 years or so

I did something Saturday night I haven't done in 40 years. I went to the L'Etoile dance. And I danced. Me and about 350 high school students plus 30 or so parents. Prior to the DJ cranking up the dance (? More...

Political Cartoon

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Got milk and bread?

Forecasters predicting snow, sleet for tonight

Local school children will likely get their wish tonight - snow is expected along with a wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain. "It will come down at a pretty good clip," National Weather Service Meteorologist Doug Outlaw said. More...

Pitchmen lobby for votes at GOP stump meeting

Van Hilleary shares many things in common with Fred Thompson as he travels the state this week telling voters why the former Tennessee U.S. Senator should be the next president. Hilleary and Thompson served in Congress together from 1994-2002. More...

Child Find is available to help

Child Find is looking for children - not for missing children, but children who may be missing out on special education services they need to help them be successful in school. More...

Local News

City seeking to annex property

Area inlcudes Limestone-Central Elementary School

The City of Gaffney might be growing. Negotiations with landowners are underway to annex property near Pacolet Highway, including Limestone-Central Elementary School. More...

THESE POETS KNOW IT

Gaffney High students Elliott Jeter, Julian Thompson and Kendall Kirby perform jazz music at Monday's "Poetry Out Loud" recitation contest. Olivia Zamarripa won the competition and will advance to the regional competition Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. More...

Ola Copeland Scholarship established

The Cherokee County School District has established a scholarship endowment in honor of longtime school trustee Ola Copeland. Copeland, 61, died unexpectedly in October of 2007 after battling health problems in recent years. More...

Sports

Reid putting up big numbers - again

Reid is nationally ranked in scoring and rebounding

Labeled with the "too short" tag coming out of high school, AZ Reid is playing big once again for High Point. More...

Hillcrest escapes Indians

The Gaffney Indians learned Tuesday they can play with the region's best team. They'll have to wait a little longer to prove they can beat them. More...

Lady Indians topple Hillcrest

Kierra Phillips and Breanna Watkins played big roles for the Lady Indians on Tuesday. Phillips had 17 points and Watkins had 11 to help Gaffney improve to 2-4 in the region with a 52-49 victory over visiting Hillcrest. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

Not tax straight talk

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Two days before his decisive victory in New Hampshire, John McCain was asked by Tim Russert on NBC's "Meet the Press": "Do you believe that voting against the Bush tax cuts was a mistake?" Sen. More...

State News

Flu season has arrived in state

Several cases of Influenza A H1virus have been confirmed

COLUMBIA - Influenza, or "the flu," has officially arrived in South Carolina, according to the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control. More...

Disaster loans available to area small businesses

COLUMBIA - The U.S. More...

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