August 3, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

More than 40 percent of Gaffney BPW employees make $50K-plus

Gaffney Board of Public Works General Manager Donnie Hardin is fond of saying he has many highly-skilled and long-term employees. They also tend to be well-paid. More...

LifeStyles

Turner - Thompson vows spoken Aug. 1 at Draytonville Church

Amy Reneé Turner and William Rushton Thomson exchanged marriage vows on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, at Draytonville Baptist Church. The Rev. Weldon Sellers officiated the 5 p.m. double ring ceremony. More...

Auditions this week for 'Heidi'

GLT's first show of 2009-2020 season is set for Sept. 17-20

Auditions for Heidi, the Gaffney Little Theatre's first production of the 2009-2010 season, are scheduled Tuesday, Aug. 4, and Thursday, Aug. 6, at 7 p.m. at the theatre. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Nothing parents can do in this situation

Dear Annie: Our son, "Luc," has been married for 22 years, but the last two have been under the most trying circumstances. Luc's marriage is a sham, and they are both at fault. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Alene Kersey Clarke

Alene Childress Kersey Clarke, 109, of Richmond, Va., widow of Stuart A. Kersey Sr. and Clarence Clarke, passed away Thursday, July 29, 2009. More...

Lula Johnson

Lula McAbee Johnson, 77, of 1322 Corinth Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, at her residence. Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of Ollis Bill Johnson and daughter of the late Smith McAbee and Cora Gibson McAbee. More...

William H. Corry

William Henry Corry, 63, of 710 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, died Thursday, July 30, 2009, at his home. Husband of Alfreda McCluney Corry, he was born in Gaffney, a son of the late Isaac and Mozelle Hill Corry Tate. More...

Letters

The majority of them have failed miserably to faithfully uphold this sacred oath

Dear Editor: In 1962, the 35th president of the United States, John F. Kennedy, in a speech at the White House, stated, "those who would make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." On Feb. More...

Injuries suffered in accident claim motorcyclist's life

A North Carolina man injured in a motorcycle collision in Gaffney Thursday afternoon has died at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Casey Lee Greene, 28, of 131 John Hoyle Road, Lawndale, died Friday at 5:05 p.m. More...

Dead woman's family files suit vs. drug manufacturer

The estate of a Gaffney woman who died from a prescription drug overdose filed suit July 30 in Cherokee County Court of Common Pleas against the pharmaceutical company that made the drug and also served notice of its intent to also file suit agains More...

Timken sells needle roller bearing line

Canton, Ohio-based Timken Company, parent of the Timken Roller Bearing Plant in Gaffney, announced Wednesday it is selling one of its lines of business that includes operations in Greenville. More...

Local News

Pete's back on the boulevard

If there was one thing siblings Demetrios Hrysikos and Dorothy Kalogirou learned from their father, late Pete's of Gaffney owner Constantine "Gus" Hrysikos, about the restaurant business, it was that things would be fine if they were able to take c More...

New time, old issue

Cherokee County Council meeting

Cherokee County Council may be meeting at a new time today but it will consider an old issue — an amendment to its animal shelter policies. More...

Beta club members get a taste of Hawaii

Coconuts and a volcano's eruption provided the grand finale Wednesday to a research project about Hawaii at Mary Bramlett Elementary. More...

Sports

Osment: '...right thing to do'

Jeff Osment will be leaving some very large Shaquille O'Neal-sized shoes to fill. Osment, who guided American Legion Post 109 to unprecedented success, has stepped down after 11 years. More...

Post 109 falls short at state tourney

Post 109 simply ran out of comebacks. Trailing 10-2, Post 109 fought back to tie the game on several occasions, but West Columbia finally put the game away in the eighth inning for a hardfought 17-13 win Friday afternoon at Duncan Park. More...

Indians take field for first practice

With hands waving, Gaffney assistant coach Tom Owens shouts instructions to a wide receiver. More...

Columns

THEIR VIEWS

The decision rests with him When Gov. Mark Sanford scheduled a press appearance last week to talk about the federal Real ID program, the questioning predictably veered to another topic: His Argentina affair. More...

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

Be assured, it is still God who is in control

It is difficult for me to stop thinking about Gaffney's recent nine days of horror and terror. What resident could? Worse than any possible nightmare, Gaffney has experienced it not once but twice. 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?