October 19, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Bad news: Weekend events rained out; Good news: No more drought

The Cherokee Historical and Preservation Society (CHAPS) had a good seven-year run of success with its annual antique and classic car show. More...

McIntosh named director of pregnancy center

A passion for community service has led Debbie McIntosh into her latest role as Cherokee Pregnancy Center Director.   More...

LifeStyles

GHS homecoming festivities set for Oct. 23

Alumni invited to attend day-long celebration

Homecoming is a time-honored tradition for returning alumni at Gaffney High School. Year after year, homecoming events reflect the memories of the "good old days" at Gaffney High School. More...

Calling all creative home bakers:

Step up to the Martha White® Muffin Mix Challenge

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – What does a Strawberry Streusel Cheesecake have in common with Chocolate Chip Coconut Bars and a Country Cinnamon Apple Clafouti? More...

BIRTHS

Hadley Paige Matthews   Eric and Jennifer Matthews of Fort Mill announce the birth of their daughter, Hadley Paige, on Sept. 4, 2009. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Robert E. (Bob) Parris

Robert E. ( Bob) Parris, 92 of Griffin, Ga., passed away Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, at his residence.   Born on Jan. 22, 1917, in Gaffney to the late Robert Edward Parris and the late Eliza Parris, he was one of 13 children. More...

Nu-Vu funding request approved

Nu-Vu Communications got the news last week it had been eagerly awaiting. And local development officials couldn’t be happier.   More...

Homeowners avoid tragedies after stove top fires

An alarm system saved one home from major fire damage Sunday in the Corinth community while a second fire in Gaffney snuffed itself out before spreading too far.   In both cases, firefighters linked the fires to unattended stove tops.   More...

LOAD UP

Youths from Gaffney's First Baptist Church are shown loading up Friday to depart for a weekend retreat at Bonclarken Conference Center in North Carolina's Blue Ridge mountains. More...

Local News

DUKE ENERGY: Design issues were anticipated, will be corrected

A Duke Energy spokesperson said the company is confident that possible design flaws with the proposed Lee nuclear stations’s shield building will be corrected.   More...

Group of county residents inquires about starting a charter school here

Cherokee County could see its first charter school approved in the coming year.   The state Department of Education has notified the school district about plans to establish a charter school in Cherokee County. More...

Military ammunition manufacturing facility about ready to begin production

Ammunitions-maker DSE Inc. is apparently ready to start up its production lines. According to local development officials, DSE plans to show off its new facility during an open house planned for next month.   More...

Sports

GHS standout has career day for Vikings

Sidney Rice had the biggest day of his career when the Minnesota Vikings needed him the most. More...

BRIEFS

Gaffney lineman receives honor   Gaffney offensive lineman James Costello was recogizned as the state's top lineman last week after his performanceagainst York. He had eight knockdowns and two pancakes in the Indians' victory. More...

SCHEDULE

Today Middle School Football Granard vs. Ewing. Tuesday High School Volleyball Clover at Gaffney. 6:30 p.m. More...

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Triglycer-what?

Blood work. Sounds like something vampires do, doesn’t it?   VAMPIRE NO. 1, RISING OUT OF HIS COFFIN, STRETCHING AND LOOKING OVER AT VAMPIRE NO. 2: “Man, I am famished. I didn’t get enough to eat last night. More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Scouts from Pack/Troop 320, chartered by Blacksburg First Baptist Church, enjoyed a hike filled with history and natural science at Cowpens National Battlefield. More...

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