January 5, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Owenby's passing leaves county shocked, saddened

For many, his voice was the first they heard in the morning and the last one they heard at night. More...

LifeStyles

Try something different - host a cookie swap party

Simplicity is key to successful party

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - During the past several weeks, bakers have been grabbing their cookbooks and shopping lists to prepare delicious foods with which to entertain their guests. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Workaholic hubby not interested in changing

Dear Annie: I have been married for three years to a wonderful man. He is gentle, thoughtful and works very hard. Let me clarify that: He will stay up until 2 or 3 a.m., come to bed and be up at 7 a.m. for work. More...

Ladies Progressive Club hosts annual Jack and Jill contest Dec. 8

The Ladies Progressive Club held its annual Jack and Jill contest on Monday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. at B.D. Lee Elementary School. One boy and four girls competed for the titles of Jack and Jill. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ron Owenby

President and General Manager of Gaffney Broadcasting Inc. WAGI FM and WEAC AM

Ronald Dean Owenby, 68, of 127 Coventry Court, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Dr. Craven Sumerell

Founder of Educational Industrial Systems; formerly worked at Limestone College

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Dr. Craven Howard Sumerell died Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, at Carolinas Medical Center - Main. Dr. Sumerell was born Nov. 7, 1930, in Ft. Barnwell, N.C. More...

Peggy Ann Means

Services for Peggy Ann Means, 61, of 100 Fairfield Drive, Apt. 11B, Gaffney, will be held on Monday, Jan. 5, at 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity Righteous Church of God, 210 Claremont St., conducted by the Rev. Julia Tate, Pastor Bishop A.E. More...

District 30 race getting crowded

You can add Bobby Beattie to the growing list of candidates who want to fill the term of late State House member Olin Phillips. More...

Limestone president's condition upgraded

Limestone College President Dr. Walt Griffin is in serious condition in a Spartanburg hospital after he suffered a heart attack Friday morning. More...

Woman walking to D.C. on behalf of the homeless

Getting the attention of motorists as she walks along the roads of America has been quite easy for Kim Denmark during the past six years. More...

Local News

POLICE REPORT

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office is investigating three separate incidents involving the theft, or attempted theft, of safes. More...

Another year, another chance

As the saying goes, "Time flies when you're having fun." In the case of Gaffney Commandery No. 18 of Knights Templar, every passing year means another chance to make a difference, something that none of the organization's members take lightly. More...

City will hear report on impact of local option sales tax

A report on the impact of the recently-passed local option sales tax highlights today's light agenda for Gaffney City Council. More...

Sports

Lady Indians rally past Byrnes

The Gaffney Lady Indians beat Byrnes on Friday 53-47, avenging an earlier loss. But it may have come at a high cost. In the waning moments of the game, Gaffney forward Ashlee Tate was carried off the court after injuring her knee. More...

BRIEFS

Limestone wrestlers place 15th in tourney Limestone wrestlers finished 15th out of 22 teams, with 35 points over two days and had two wrestlers place at the Midwest Classic. More...

Indians lose focus, but not contest

In a strong statement leading to the start of their region schedule on Friday, the Gaffney Indians proved Friday they could win despite playing poorly for a long stretch of the game. More...

Columns

His voice will forever be in our hearts

OUR VIEW

Ron Owenby will be missed by thousands of Cherokeeans, many of whom might not even have known what he looked like. But what they did know is they welcomed him into their homes each day via their radios and the Carolina in the Morning show. More...

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The end is near

OK, y'all best get prayed up, because they have pinpointed the exact date when the world will end. And it's not just from some wacko street wanderer with a felt marker and a cardboard sign. No sir, this is the real deal. 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?