December 31, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

THE NEW 'Y'

The new Cherokee County YMCA is taking shape since a groundbreaking ceremony was held early this month. More...

LifeStyles

Cornbread, black-eyed peas bring luck in the new year

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – No selfrespecting Southerner would spend a New Year’s Day without blackeyed peas to insure good luck in the coming year. And it won’t hurt your luck to add some greens to the menu, too.   More...

The Boomerang Kids

Goodbye jobs, hello mom and dad, say young adults

WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with limited job options, many young adults are turning to an old standby to weather the recession: moving back in with mom and dad.   More...

Only 12 tickets remain at local ARC office for 2010 RetroFest

Only 12 general admission tickets remain at the Cherokee County American Red Cross office, 405 N. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Paula Price

Paula Cooper Price, 61, of 622 Macedonia Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.   More...

Hassie Lee Brown

Hassie Lee Brown, 70, of 4814 Barrett Road, Kings Mountain, N.C., husband of Maggie Lucille Black Brown and son of the late Luther Brown and the late Gladys Davis Brown, passed away Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009, at 3:36 p.m. More...

Pearl Peeler

Pearl Millwood Mullinax Peeler, 91, formerly of 216 Temple St., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.   The family will be at the home of Terry Mullinax, 132 Megan Drive, Gaffney. More...

IN 2010, I RESOLVE TO ...

Perhaps it’s a sign of the times.   Perhaps it’s a sign that people know some traditional New Year’s resolutions are awfully hard to keep. More...

More cops will be on the roads over the weekend

Area police agencies have big plans for the New Year’s holiday and none of them involve popping the cork on a bottle of bubbly. More...

CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY

Today's paper (Thursday) would have normally been Friday's paper but the printing and distribution schedule was changed because of the New Year's holiday.   Our offices closed at noon today and will remain closed Friday. More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

 Several area churches were listed as crime victims in recent days, among them a church that was burglarized on Christmas day.   More...

Police continue to investigate armed robberies

A second store in as many months was robbed Dec. 26 at the busy Prime Outlets — Gaffney.   This time, according to the Gaffney Police Department, a robber waited until after the close of business.   More...

Blacksburg preparing for next decade

Despite not meeting certain goals set for the town this year, Blacksburg Mayor David Hogue believes the municipality is moving in the right direction as it prepares for another decade.   More...

Sports

Lady Indians finish third in Rutherfordton

Gaffney bounces back with strong effort to dominate Ashbrook (N.C.)

Parris Davidson led four players in double figures Tuesday to help the Gaffney Lady Indians to a third place finish at the Lady Hilltoppers Classic.   More...

Gaffney finishes strong at Dorman’s Upward Classic

Gaffney High rose to the challenge of playing top level competition from North Carolina and Florida in this week’s Upward Classic.   More...

Wildcats leave Landrum winless

Blacksburg no match for Riverside, lose by 19

There was no letdown to blame for Blacksburg’s fortunes in a 60-41 loss Wednesday to Riverside in a post Christmas tournament. More...

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GUEST COLUMNIST

The battle for public opinion

You may have a tough job, but you probably wouldn’t want to trade places with Judith McHale.   More...

THEIR VIEWS

This is a problem the state needs to monitor closely

Many think of gang activity as something that occurs only in large urban areas such as Los Angeles or New York City. 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?