February 1, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Blacksburg street signs disappearing

Many questions are presented to those manning phone lines at Blacksburg Town Hall, most by visitors asking directions to certain places within the municipality. More...

LifeStyles

Newberry Opera House hosts famed Moscow Circus on Feb. 4

Highly skilled and creative artists weave dramatic tale in 'A Russian Folk Fair'

NEWBERRY – Since the reign of Catherine the Great, the circus has played an important role in the vibrant cultural traditions of Russia. More...

STUDENTS HAVE A “HEART FOR HATI’

Draytonville Elementary School's Student Council and Beta Club are sponsoring “Hearts for Haiti.” Each morning through Feb. More...

Anual wild game dinner set for Feb. 6

The fifth annual wild game dinner sponsored by Corinth Baptist Church is set for Saturday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m.   The dinner is free and anyone with a love for the outdoors is invited to attend. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Richard “Dick” Thomson

INMAN – Richard Clough “Dick” Thomson, 86, of 781 Shipwreck Place, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System after a short illness. More...

Joyce Bailey

SIMPSONVILLE – Katherine Joyce Foxworth Bailey, 76, of 107 Ashley Oaks Drive went home to heaven to be with her creator and the love of her life on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, at Greenville Memorial Hospital. More...

Alvin G. Littlejohn

Deacon Alvin Goodman Littlejohn, 84, of 1794 Burnt Gin Road, husband of Daisy Smith Littlejohn, passed away Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Columns

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The soft drink calamity

A woman visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York got too close to a Pablo Picasso painting that was on display, lost her balance and fell into the painting, tearing it.   Yikes! More...

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Piling system a product of genius

This particular morning I was the first to arrive at the church. I slipped my key into the door of the office/educational building. I stared down the corridor in utter shock. Doors had been smashed from their hinges. More...

Race track developers seek council’s blessings

Pitch men for economic development projects typically are seeking a hand (or handout) when they appear before Cherokee County Council.   At today’s meeting, however, road race course developers just want council’s ear.   More...

Local Starmax facility might soon have new owner, name

Starmax entertainment complex’s parent company and its landlord were back in a familiar place Friday — U.S. Bankruptcy Court.   More...

Local News

State considering mandatory 5-day furloughs for teachers

“It’s all about saving money.”

South Carolina teachers could take five days off without pay in one of several cost-saving measures being considered by state lawmakers.   A House education panel voted Tuesday to require teacher furloughs for five work days next school year. More...

Rodeo not at fault in crash

While they did share some blame, a Cherokee County jury decided Wednesday a rodeo operator and his rodeo ultimately were not responsible for a 2004 train accident that claimed the life of a champion barrel racing horse.   More...

FTC spokesman says e-mail warning is a hoax

An email circulating the globe since 2005 has been like a boomerang to Mitchell Katz.   It keeps coming back to him.   If you happen to find it in your e-mail inbox some day, Katz has a simple request. More...

Sports

Defending champs begin practice

You wouldn’t know it by the recent weather, but today is the first day of practice for all high school spring sports, including the Gaffney High 2009 softball and baseball state champions. More...

Winter wallop postpones hoop games

Gaffney boys basketball coach Mark Huff prefers having a day to prepare before a basketball game. He won’t get that now after a winter storm postponed Friday’s game with York.   More...

GHS grapplers face South Pointe

Gaffney High wrestling coach Thomas Voelker doesn’t own a crystal ball, but he’d be surprised if today’s match at South Pointe in the opening round of the state duals wasn’t competitive. More...

Letters

Student out West needs your help with his report

Dear Editor:   I am Miley Jacobs. I’m writing a report on your state. I go to Conway (Mount Vernon, Wash.) Elementary School. I am in the fifth grade. I will enjoy learning about your state. I am very excited.   More...

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