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Airport commission likely to get more members this week

Cherokee County Council is expected to appoint more members to the airport commission this week. Citing an ever-increasing workload, council agreed last month to increase the number of seats on the airport commission. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

There's nothing one can do to make a person grow up Dear Annie: My sister-in-law, "Jill," has some serious problems. We often disagree about things, and even if it's her fault, she finds a way to blame it on someone else, usually me. More...

GRAND CHAMPIONS CLOGGERS

The Southern Jewels Ruby Team won the grand championship at the Blueridge Clogging Classic on Saturday, Feb. 16, in Lincolnton, N.C. More...

Piedmont Blood Center to have blood drive Feb. 29 at Wal-Mart

The Piedmont Blood Center will hold a community blood drive at Wal-Mart on Floyd Baker Boulevard Friday, Feb. 29, from 2-8 p.m. At this time of the year, blood donations are lower due to donors having colds, flu and respiratory problems. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Richard Poole

Formerly employed by Oxford and UCMC Richard Allen Poole, 66, of 1072 Hamrick St., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Floyd Ross Jr.

Services for Floyd Ross Jr., 82, of 510 Thompson St., Brookview HealthCare Center, husband of Vera Foster Ross, will be held today at 3 p.m. at Concord Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. Michael A. Bridges, Bishop Eddie Lockhart and the Revs. More...

Linda Sue Gallardo

MYRTLE BEACH - Linda Sue Phipps Gallardo, 53, wife of Agustin Gallardo of 2605 S. Ocean Blvd, Room 402, died suddenly Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008, at Grandstrand Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Gallardo was born in Clinton on Sept. More...

Columns

THE MOSS REPORT

An update on where legislation stands

H.4400, is a bill that establishes comprehensive Immigration Reform and a companion bill H.4347 that directs the Attorney General to seek reimbursement from the Federal Government for the costs the State incurs for incarcerating illegal immigrants. More...

We have different ideas about kitchen remodeling

Me and my big mouth. Several months ago, while making small talk with my wife, I observed that it might be about time to remodel our kitchen. I really don't know what I was thinking. Maybe that it would probably never happen. More...

THEIR VIEW

Something we need to change

The proposal before the House ... to let the governor appoint several of the state's constitutional officers would not give Mark Sanford any additional power, because he would be out of office before any changes are made. More...

No recalled beef here

Cherokee County School District not affected

A California company's beef recall had no impact on the Cherokee County school lunch programs, food service director Roland Cabading said Monday afternoon. Hallmark/Westland Meat Company of Chino announced Feb. More...

08 SCHEDULE

Peach Ball the signature festival event

The Peach Ball will be the signature event in this year's sportsthemed South Carolina Peach Festival from June 20-29. The Peach Ball is the only major music event listed on a schedule recently approved by the festival board. More...

Local Meals On Wheels would not be impacted by funding cuts

Cherokee County residents who are served by Meals On Wheels need not worry about recent reports regarding potential state funding cuts. More...

Local News

Limestone grad, Navy chaplain, returns to campus for visit with professors

US Navy Captain Ed McNamee, a 1978 graduate of Limestone College, returned to campus on Saturday to visit with some of his favorite professors and friends. More...

Local child shares God's love through outreach ministry

Local business owner Angie Shirley always believed her 8-year-old daughter Morgan had a giving heart. "She is always coming up with new ideas that help others rather than herself," Angie Shirley said. "It is a trait not found in a lot of kids. More...

Animal rescue group needs money

A Cherokee County organization dedicated to saving the lives of the county's cats and dogs is in desperate need of funds. More...

Sports

Moss'men to be named March 1

New Blacksburg High football coach Mickey Moss plans to have his staff in place by March 1. Moss, who was traveling from a meeting in Columbia on Tuesday, said two members of his current Wren High School staff will join him at Blacksburg. More...

Indians expect to fly high

Gaffney High baseball coach Tom Owens likes his team this season. What More...

BRIEFS

Warriors capture Little Six Tournament Championship The Granard Warriors captured the Little Six Conference Tournament with a 47-44 victory over Gaffney Middle at Whitlock on Saturday. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

Torts and terrorism

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A closed-door caucus of House Democrats last Wednesday took a risky political course. More...

State News

Committee OKs pay hike for teachers

COLUMBIA - South Carolina teachers would get a raise and have more money to spend on supplies under the first pieces of the state budget approved Tuesday. More...

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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?