February 15, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

$1.7 million

County mulls ways to deal with shortfall

No surprise here. It will be another difficult fiscal year for the county government.   The county depleted its cash reserves by $1.3 million to balance its present budget. More...

LifeStyles

‘Route 66’ celebrates golden years of quirky old highway

Arts Council sponsors Feb. 16 performance of rambunctious musical comedy

The Arts Council will be presenting Route 66 in Fullerton Auditorium at Limestone College on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m. The musical comedy by Roger Bean celebrates the golden era of the quirky old highway.   More...

Home and garden show takes peek back 50 years

2010 Southern Spring Show is trip down Memory Lane

CHARLOTTE – From bellbottom trousers to beehive hairdos and wide ties; from big-finned cars to rabbit-ears on cabinet TV sets; from orange shag carpeting and turquoise kitchen appliances to Atari and new-fangled things called VCR’s &hell More...

Most important choice – schedule a colorectal exam

More options are available for colon cancer screenings

ROCHESTER, Minn. – For many women, scheduling a screening for a colorectal cancer isn’t on the radar. Some mistakenly believe it’s a man’s disease.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jimmy M. Francis

ROCK HILL – Jimmy Miller Francis, 67, 355 E. Main St., died unexpectedly Feb.13, 2010, at home.   More...

Melvina Humphries

Melvina Jones Humphries, 79, formerly of 146 Petty Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, at Peachtree Centre.   More...

Magdalene Hampton

Magdalene Hampton died Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, at Peachtree Centre. She was the widow of the Rev. Clarence Hampton.   Arrangements to be announced by Blakely Funeral Home and Crematory.   More...

Columns

Cartoon

Full Story

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

The painful journey of acceptance

“I want to thank you for the support and comfort you have given me on the painful journey of acceptance.”   This is what a lady whose husband had died suddenly of a heart attack wrote to me. More...

THEIR VIEWS

EFFORTS TO PROTECT South Carolina’s coastal resources got a huge boost when the state Supreme Court upheld the way in which the state’s Coastal Zone Management Plan was created and the state’s authority to regulate freshwater wet More...

Snow blankets area but doesn’t stick around long

Working to clear a path for those planning to attend Sunday worship services, East Gaffney Baptist Church members Ron Harrill and James Padgett went to work on the inches of snow outside the local place of worship.   More...

Fire dept. fees plan repealed

Cherokee County Council moved quickly Saturday to repeal its controversial Cost Recovery Act ordinance that allowed volunteer fire departments to recover their response costs to car wrecks and structure fires.   More...

POLICE REPORTS

 More than $1,300 in merchandise was shoplifted from the Coach outlet at the Prime Outlets — Gaffney recently.   More...

Local News

BALES OF SNOW

Another round of snow hit Cherokee County beginning Friday afternoon and continuing through the night. More...

Democrats plan precinct meetings

The Cherokee County Democratic Party has announced that the spring 2010 precinct meetings will be held Saturday, Feb. 20, at 2 p.m. in the Gaffney Middle School gymnasium.   More...

Mayor tells council he will run again

“It's never been about me, only about us ... and I've loved working with each of you.”

Asked last month whether seeking re-election to the post of mayor in Blacksburg was part of his plans, the only thing Mayor David Hogue could say was “it’s something me and my wife will talk long and hard about.”   Originally More...

Sports

Wildcats to face familiar foe

When his team travels to McCormick for a first round playoff game on Tuesday, Blacksburg coach Travis Miller will see a familiar face on the opposing bench - former BHS star Ben Touchberry. More...

Lady Indians to play for region crown

Finally, the Gaffney Lady Indians hope to put a cap on a successful regular season by beating Northwestern today and forcing a 3-way tie for the region championship. More...

BRIEFS

Softball league meeting today   The 2010 Cherokee County Church League softball annual meeting will be today at the Temple Baptist Church on Cherokee Avenue. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. More...

Special Sections

Poll

Are you willing to pay more taxes to help fund Recreation Department projects?