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Trustees will ask county rec department to repair school at Academy Street site

School trustees will ask the Cherokee County Recreation Department to repair the Blacksburg Academy Street school. More...

LifeStyles

Backcountry roads reveal the heartlands of America

Gaffney's Peachoid is spotlighted in American Road winter issue

T he Gaffney Peachoid has for more than 35 years stood high above the Cherokee County skyline as a salute to the state's thriving peach industry, becoming one of the more popular attractions for motorists travelling Interstate 85. More...

Clemson Extension regaining some of its lost positions

Often people ask if 4-H is still around or seem a bit surprised when I say I work with the 4-H program in Spartanburg County. 4-H is still alive in our area and all around the world. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Be honest but not overly informative

Dear Annie: Four months ago, my college buddy "Phil" had a bachelor party at a gentlemen's club. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Gene Dimsdale

Former owner of Shelby Moving and Storage; retired from Overnite Trucking

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. - Eugene (Gene) Dimsdale, 70, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2008, at his home. Mr. Dimsdale served in the U.S. Air Force and was of the Baptist faith. More...

Rev. Charles Sanders

U.S. Navy veteran of WWII; U.S. Army veteran of Korea

The Rev. Charles Edward Sanders, 85, of Midwest City, Okla., went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008. Charles was born Jan. 19, 1922, in Gaffney, the son of Ira and Kate Sanders. He joined the U.S. More...

Julite L. Tate

Cherokee County native

Julite Littlejohn Tate, 79, of 612 Gardner St., widow of Elford Tate Sr., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008, at 3:50 a.m. at her home. A native of Cherokee County, she was the daughter of the late Ben Littlejohn and the late Millie Littlejohn. More...

State News

Father appeals DUI convictions in deaths of three sons

COLUMBIA - No one disputes that Michael Batchelor should be in prison for getting drunk with his three sons and telling his eldest to drive a pickup truck - a decision that ultimately ended the boys' lives. More...

STATE NEWS BRIEFS

Woman bitten by rabid fox COLUMBIA - State health officials say a woman leaving a store in Richland County was bitten by a rabid fox and is receiving treatment. More...

Injured clerk out of coma; takes steps

Ann Robinson saw her daughter walk on Monday. Her daughter didn't do it alone. She supported herself by gripping safety bars while two people steadied her from the front and behind at a Charlotte rehabilitation center. More...

LUNCHEON PERFORMANCE-

The Limestone College Show Choir performs an African spiritual song a cappella Monday morning at a Martin Luther King Jr. luncheon at Stephenson Dining Hall. More...

She has 10,000 numbers on speed dial

Page McCraw recorded a brief message last Thursday at 5:45 a.m. about schools being closed due to snow. The district administrator hit a button on her home computer and watched 10,000 calls get sent to the homes of Cherokee County students. More...

Local News

Edwards in Gaffney today

North Carolina Sen. John Edwards will bring his "Back Home, Back Roads Barnstorm," campaign tour to Limestone College's Fullerton Auditorium today. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will feature music from Dr. More...

Students rewarded

Keyondre Edwards walked to the bowling lane Thursday afternoon and launched a bowling ball "granny style" at Westlane Bowl in Gaffney. Edwards raised his arms to signal his bowling attempt was good as several pins fell down. More...

Grant ceremony set for Monday

Limestone College officials will be all smiles Monday when they receive a muchanticipated enhancement grant from the South Carolina Department of Transportation. More...

Sports

BHS coaching search moves forward

School has received letters of interest from coaches around state

Now that the opening for a new head football coach has been posted on-line, Blacksburg officials apparently won't have to wait long for the applications to arrive. More...

Indians drop OT thriller

Dorman took Gaffney's best shot in the waning moments of regulation, shook it off, then came back to deliver the knockout in overtime. More...

Lady Saints even conference mark with win over St. Andrews

St. Andrews senior forward Danielle Norman tallied her eighth double-double of the season but visiting Limestone College built a 31- point halftime lead by shooting 60- percent in the first half and cruised to a 73-53 Conference Carolinas More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

Front runner McCain

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Sen. John McCain's win over Mike Huckabee in South Carolina was no landslide, but stands as by far the most important win in his quest for the presidency. More...

Columns

If elected, I promise ...

I don't pretend to be a political guru and I don't like to argue politics for two reasons: 1.) Nobody wins an argument and one or both sides end up getting mad at one another; 2.) I don't have command of the facts enough to put up a good fight. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

We will not abandon you

The lack of support shown by national lawmakers to give troops the support needed to achieve their mission has become egregious. Americans wag at political assertions of troop support as the mission is obstructed. More...

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