December 24, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

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ANNIES MAILBOX

Respect is a major component of marriage

Dear Annie: My boyfriend, "Dennis," and I were friends for seven years before we became a couple. A few nights ago, during a normal conversation, he suddenly said he was really annoyed with my questions. More...

Yes,Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

Eight-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York's Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897. More...

WHAT'S UP

Christmas services The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation on College Drive will hold special Christmas Eve services at 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Patsy Whelchel

Cherokee County native

Patsy Ruth Berry Whelchel, 70, of Newton, N.C., passed away Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008, at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory, N.C. More...

Martha Sue Hayes

Worked in textiles for most of her life

Martha Sue Cash Hayes, 71, of 105 Catherine St., went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008, at her residence. Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late Newton Loran and the late Myrtle Painter Cash. Ms. More...

Mike Owens

Foreman for Warco Construction

Thomas Michael Owens, 46, of 1440 Goucher School Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008 at his residence. Born in Gaffney, he was the son of Eugene Owens and Barbara Painter Owens. More...

Columns

Your generosity this year was at an all-time high

My Christmas wish is that I can find the words to adequately convey to you how "Christmas is for Kids" affected not only those children who were chosen to go shopping, but their parents and the volunteers who helped pull it all off. More...

3 suspects in drug roundup were out on bond on other drug charges

A months-long Cherokee County Sheriff's Office investigation led to a Monday roundup on Fourth Street, eight men behind bars, and more arrests to come. More...

New industry brings bang to local economy; expected to begin production in the spring

A Florida ammunitions manufacturer is shooting to begin operations in early spring. DSE Inc., based in Tampa, has spent $25 million to convert the former National Textile plant into a facility to manufacture small grenades for the military. More...

Photo

L'IL CAROLERS — Emily, Mara and Sarah Singleton were making the rounds Monday night doing some good old-fashioned door-to-door caroling. They are the daughters of Rev. Ron and Luciana Singleton. More...

Local News

School tradition ensures 81 kids will have merry Christmas

The Christmas holiday is often filled with activity while community members work to spread love, peace and good will to the less fortunate. These ideals have been practiced by Santa's helpers at Luther Vaughan Elementary every year since 1998. More...

Photo

SALVATION ARMY DONATION - Captain Robbie Robbins of the Salvation Army accepts a contribution of $3,200 from Denise Martin, Assistant Vice President of First Piedmont Federal Savings and Loan Association, who made the presentation on behalf of First More...

POLICE REPORT

Almost $4,000 in cash and checks were reported stolen from a delivery truck while it was making a stop on South Logan Street on Dec. 18. According to the Gaffney Police Department, the driver of a General Wholesale truck stopped at 406 S. More...

Sports

He's Good ... really good

Gaffney lineman earns All-state recognition

Gaffney offensive lineman Denzelle Good stood taller than competition on the field, helping lead Indian running backs through opposing defenses on a weekly basis. More...

BRIEFS

Saban named Coach of the Year Alabama's Nick Saban is The Associated Press college football coach of the year. This is the second time Saban has won the award. He also was coach of the year with LSU in 2003. More...

Yankees' spending spree continues

Teixeira reportedly headed for the 'Big Apple'

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Letters

Merry Christmas from the governor and family

Dear Editor: This time of year offers each of us a chance like no other to refocus on what is really important in life — things like spending time with friends and family, and giving to others. More...

'Snow Family' stolen right out of yard in plain sight

Dear Editor: As some say, "'tis the season" for giving. But does that mean it's also the "season for taking?" Several residents here in the Historic District are once again falling victim to vandalism and thievery. More...

Breakfast with Santa event raises more than $1,500

Dear Editor: On behalf of the Cherokee County Junior Woman's Club, I extend our deepest appreciation to our inaugural Breakfast with Santa sponsors, guests and others responsible for the event's success. More...

Special Sections

Poll

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?