November 9, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

District 7 county council voters go to polls Tuesday

The candidates running in Tuesday’s Democrat and Republican primaries for the Cherokee County Council District 7 seat may have diverse backgrounds, but they agree on one thing — the issues.   More...

LifeStyles

‘Rebel Without A Cause’ comes to GLT stage

Newcomers join veteran actors in Nov. 12-15 production

“There was no generation gap before Rebel Without a Cause.” That statement could have been a lurid headline for the famous 1955 film, presented on stage this week by the Gaffney Little Theatre.   More...

Hey, kids! Enter the library’s Handprint Turkey Art Contest

Gobble! Gobble! Gobble!   Get your children into the Thanksgiving spirit by letting them enter the Cherokee County Public Library’s Handprint Turkey Art Contest. More...

Brookview’s rescheduled fall festival will be held Nov. 14

Brookview Healthcare Center’s Employee Advisory Committee will host its fourth annual fall festival on Saturday, Nov. 14. The event will be at 510 Thompson St. from 4-6 p.m. and everyone in the community is invited to attend. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

James Wilkie

Retired from Cherokee Finishing

James Elmore Wilkie, 80, of 347 Wilkie Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 6, 2009, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Boyce J. McAbee

Retired from Cherokee Finishing

Boyce J. McAbee, 84, 209 Rolling Mill Road, died Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, at his home.   Mr. McAbee was the widower of Ruby Mullinax McAbee. A son of the late Thomas and Annie Harris McAbee, he was the last surviving child of 13 children. More...

Donna Wells

Washington, D.C., native

Donna Marcia Wells, 56, of Washington, D.C., passed away Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, at Howard University Hospital, formerly Freedman Hospital, in Washington, D.C.   More...

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The origin of music

I have on my iPod more than 1,900 songs. Wait a minute. I’m not sure I worded that sentence correctly.   Should it have been, “I have more than 1,900 songs on my iPod”? More...

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

Forgiveness is essential to living life at its best

Would you consider one single thing you can do if it would improve your health, your mental/emotional well-being, your marriage, your work and all of your interpersonal relationships?   Of course, you would.   Then here is good news! More...

Man jumps from roof of burning house

A Wallace Road man had to jump from the roof of his burning home early Sunday morning to escape to safety. More...

Burris repor t released

AUTOPSY

An autopsy report released late Friday for accused serial killer Patrick Tracy Burris showed four shots fired by Gaston County police officers hit their target, though one shot did most of the damage.   More...

Former NFLer visits schools

Ian Gold once made a living in the NFL and helped the Denver Broncos advance within a game of the Super Bowl.   More...

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HILLBILLIES — Shriner hillbillies came to town Saturday for the Veterans Day parade in downtown Gaffney. More...

Gaffney man charged with cockfighting

A 13-month investigation by federal and state investigators resulted last week in federal indictments against 21 people allegedly involved in cockfighting. More...

POLICE REPORT

 About $2,700 in property was reported stolen following a burglary on Gaston Farm Road. More...

Sports

Indians can’t stop Trojans Air Raid passing attack

All eyes were on Gaffney quarterback DeEdward Burris, but it was the hands of Robert Joseph that stole the show as the Northwestern Trojans captured their second straight Region III-4A championship with a 30-23 victory at The Reservation Friday. More...

GAME OBSERVATIONS

 Gaffney quarterback DeEdward Burris might be the most elusive quarterback in the state. More...

Belmont Abbey bounces Saints in semis

Belmont Abbey’s Emmanual Yamson’s unassisted goal at the 62:52 mark lifted the No. 6-seeded Crusaders to a 1-0 victory at No.2-seed Limestone in the semifinals of the Conference Carolina’s men’s soccer tournament. 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?