July 20, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Peach Festival Slideshow

All new pictures from the festival More...

Parade takes festival spotlight

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Seeing large crowds line up along Limestone Street in anticipation of the annual S.C. Peach Festival was expected by longtime Cherokee County resident Jamie Keeter. More...

LifeStyles

Gaffney Lions mark 80th anniversary; install new officers at June 23 banquet

Michael Vassey will serve as president for 2009-2010 year

District Governor Joe Lark of Inman installed new officers of the Gaffney Lions Club at a special banquet June 23 at Kelly's Steakhouse. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Past experiences make woman very insecure

Dear Annie: I am an unbelievably jealous woman. I don't trust anyone around my husband, not even my sister. More...

Pilates increase strength, endurance, flexibility

Mind-body connection and breath control emphasized

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- The first instruction in a Pilates class? How to say it: puh-LAH-teez. The June issue of Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource addresses this increasingly popular low-impact fitness technique. More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

Now and going forward

I have struggled with how best to convey my regret in letting so many down, and in that regard I realize this op-ed does not do justice to the process of saying "I am sorry. More...

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

We need to talk!

Like you, I was deeply saddened as I listened to Gov. Mark Sanford confess his marriage infidelity, express his sorrow, apologize, and ask for forgiveness. More...

THEIR VIEW

Progress toward his pledge

Gov. Mark Sanford's office has begun providing media with a weekly outline of the South Carolina chief executive's schedule, something that was not done prior to disclosures about his trip to Argentina and an extramarital affair. More...

Alabama man dies in crash

An Alabama man was killed in an early morning accident Sunday after losing control of his vehicle. Lucas Nathaniel Horn, 24, of Alabaster, was thrown from his 2003 Ford Mustang around 6:35 a.m. More...

PEACH FESTIVAL ROUNDUP

Landrum team scores upset in festival barbecue contest
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For South Carolina Peach Festival Vice-Chairman Dennis Stroup, this year's festival really didn't need a barbecue competition to be considered a success. One thing is for sure, however. More...

Jobless rate here shows slight hike

A state labor analyst had to reach a little when asked if there were any bright spots in the latest unemployment report. More...

Local News

Parents upset about kindergarten selection process

Hard economic times have forced the Cherokee County School District to leave some children out when it opens 4-year-old kindergarten classes this fall. More...

Qualifications submitted

The City of Gaffney is on the verge of awarding a lucrative contract to a contractor to renovate the former downtown post office building. More...

Photo

KINGS OF THE Q — Having a consistent taste and tenderness to each of its entries, Butts and Breasts claimed the title of grand champion at Saturday's S.C. Peach Festival barbecue competition. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Cothrell Bonner Sr.

Retired from Duke Power

Cothrell Bonner Sr., 80, of 514 Kelly St., died Friday, July 17, 2009, in Brookview Healthcare Center. Husband of Gladys Roberts Bonner, he was born in Cherokee County, a son of the late Kenneth and Creola Mack Bonner. More...

Julia Green Dowdle

Formerly employed by Limestone Mill

Julia Green Dowdle, 77, of 5-E Christopher Lynn Apts., widow of Edward Dowdle, passed away Saturday, July 18, 2009, at 5:22 a.m. at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Daughter of the late Aaron Green and the late Bertha Lattimore, she was born Aug. More...

Carmie Lavender

Retired from textile industry

Lois Carmie Farley Lavender, 97, of 132 Scruggs Lane, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 16, 2009. Born in Bryson City, N.C., she was the widow of Willie C. More...

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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?