January 12, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Child Find services available

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...

LifeStyles

FIVE GENERATIONS

Davis Wayne Matthews represents five generations in the Margaret Peeler Davis Hatfield family. Seated is Margaret Hatfield (great-great-grandmother) holding Davis. More...

ENGAGEMENTS

Kirby - Williams

Greg and Shirley Kirby of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Victoria Danielle, to Darren Gabriel Williams of Gaffney. More...

Rose - Finley

Joe and Denise Rose Jr. of Mooresboro, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Heather, to Jeffrey Bruce Finley of Gaffney. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jack Donahue Jr.

Jack Donahue Jr., 56, of 166 Brendon Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009. He was the husband of Jane Donahue. Arrangements will be announced by Blakely Funeral Home. More...

Joe H. Poovey

NEWTON, N.C. - Joe Herbert Poovey, 83, of N.C. Highway 10 West, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, at his residence. Born Nov. 6, 1925, in Catawba County, he was the son of the late William Franklin and Myrtie Merle Starr Poovey. He was a member of St. More...

Joan B. Barrett

Joan Burdett Barrett of Laurinburg, N.C., passed away Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, at the age of 86. Services were held Sunday, Jan. 11, at 3 p.m. at First Church of the Nazarene in Benettsville, conducted by the Rev. Mark Foster. More...

Columns

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"Honey, what was that noise I heard in there?" I was in the den watching basketball and my wife was in the bedroom doing something or other. "That was just me singing," she said. "Why?" "Oh. More...

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HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

You can make a good day happen

"Have a good day!" the clerk at the checkout counter said to me as I left the store. This expression is often used now in the marketplace and among friends. It is a good one. More...

Peachview Medical doctors agree to join Novant Health group

Doctors at the Peachview Medical Park have reached an agreement to practice under the umbrella of Novant Health, a health care group with partial ownership in Upstate Carolina Medical Center (UCMC). More...

School district trying to get early read on returning teacher numbers

In its own version of National Signing Day, the Cherokee County School District sent out letters of intent last week. The letters will allow the district to get an early reading on the number of returning teachers to county schools. More...

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WINTER DANCE — About 600 high school students, family members and friends attended the 55th Annual L'Etoile Club Winter Dance at the Broad River Electric Co-Op auditorium Saturday night. More...

Local News

More questions than answers in Claremont St. fire

"Our report will say we were unable to rule out accidental or intentional causes."

The Gaffney Fire Department spent about three hours at the scene of an early Friday fire on Claremont Street, first battling the blaze and then determining why it started. More...

School district's adult education program kicking into high gear

If your New Year's Resolution is to earn a high school diploma or GED, January is the time to begin. The Cherokee County Adult Education program will enroll new students Friday, Jan. 9, beginning at 8:30 a.m. More...

POLICE REPORTS

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office reported the trashing of a man's possessions. According to a police report, a McIntire Road, Blacksburg, resident returned home Jan. More...

Sports

AAU wrestlers draw crowd

They came from South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia. They ranged in age from 4 to 18. But they had one thing in common - a strong desire to earn a gold medal at Saturday's Team Indian Youth AAU wrestling event. More...

BRIEFS

Gaffney Middle remains unbeaten Gaffney Middle improved to 5-0 after defeating Carver 48-30 on Thursday. Thomas Hardy led the Chiefs with 21 points and O'Bryant Davidson added 13. Marquise Jackson and Rayshon Ellis played well defensively. More...

Defense takes a holiday in Indians' win over Cougars

It was a good result, but Gaffney High boys basketball coach Mark Huff didn't seem that happy after a 97-76 region-opening victory over York on Friday. "We'll take the 97 points, but dad-gum giving up 76 points isn't very good," Huff said. More...

Letters

Agrees with columnist

Dear Cody: Thanks for your piece in the paper Wednesday about how one of the largest industrial developments ever was rejected, as you put it so great, "without so much as a howdy-do. More...

Addresses landfill topic

Dear Cherokee County: Exactly when did you decide that things were so good that you could afford to blow off a substantial investment in your future, in favor of some ideological notion of good and bad? Oh yeah! More...

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