May 24, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Study of county contains some not-so-pretty numbers

Babies die at a higher rate in Cherokee County than in all but three other South Carolina counties, while education attainment rates here lag both the state and nation by considerable margins. More...

LifeStyles

Down on the farm at Peachtree Centre

Peachtree Centre had its annual Farm Day on May 14 during National Nursing Home Week festivities. In the top photo, Aaron Guyton and Smokey the raccoon spend some time with Betty Horne. At right, Nellie Crouk enjoyed petting Pegsy. More...

Be on the move during Arthritis Awareness Month

COLUMBIA – Exercise programs are underway in recognition of Arthritis Awareness month to increase awareness of arthritis.   More...

May is Mental Health Month

Mayor signs proclamation

Cherokee Mental Health Acting Director Kathryn Browning and other advocates for Mental Health Awareness gathered on Thursday, May 13, at City Hall to witness Gaffney Mayor Henry L. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Rob Childers

Robert Lee Childers, 90, of 134 Knollcrest Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 23, 2010, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

William (Bill) Hartzog

William (Bill) Robert Hartzog, 87, of 511 S. Johnson St., died peacefully at home on Friday, May 21, 2010, at his residence.   Born in Allendale, he was the widower of Caroline McDowell Hartzog and son of the late Laurie Thomas Hartzog Sr. More...

Jack Little

Jack Roland Little, 89, of 260 Chestnut Ridge Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 20, 2010, at his residence. More...

Columns

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

Looking for happiness in all the wrong places

The search goes on but it is not new. It began when Adam and Eve were first hanging out in the Garden of Eden. It was the first and last perfect place on earth. It is described in the Bible in Genesis 1-3. In summary here is the story:   More...

Political Cartoon

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Jobless numbers continue to decline

Economic signs improved once again in April as South Carolina’s unemployment rate fell for a third straight month and Cherokee County’s unemployment rate — though still among the highest in the state — tumbled below 15 percen More...

COFFIN TRAILER

Despite the threat of rain, 28 motorcyclists and passengers headed out Saturday morning to raise funds for the Senior Centers of Cherokee County during the second annual Ride for Seniors.   More...

Local News

Wife of gubernatorial candidate Jim Rex campaigns in Gaffney

State Superintendent of Education and Democrat gubernatorial candidate Jim Rex sent his best substitute Friday to host a roundtable discussion on issues impacting Cherokee County voters.   More...

LANDMARK RE-DEDICATED

LANDMARK RE-DEDICATED — For the past two years, the owner of Frederick Memorial Gardens has worked hard at restoring a 65-year-old landmark — the Trylon Parabola. More...

Scammed?

The Gaffney Police Department is investigating the alleged fleecing of a local church by a roofing company that approached the church with an unsolicited offer to repair hail damage.   More...

Sports

Former MLB pitcher Jose Lima dies

Jose Lima, a right-hand pitcher who was a 20-game winner and an All-Star during a 13-year major league career, died Sunday, the Los Angeles Dodgers said. He was 37. More...

France, Petty NASCAR Hall of Famers

NASCAR founder Bill France Sr. and seven-time series champion Richard Petty have been inducted into the Hall of Fame.   More...

Cherokee County Gamecock Club preps for annual golf tournament

The Cherokee County Gamecock Club will hold its golf tournament on Saturday, July 17 at the Gaffney Country Club with tee off time at 9 a.m.   The event's special guest will be South Carolina football assistant coach Ellis Johnson. More...

Letters

REGARDING POLITICAL LETTERS

Letters to the editor supporting candidates will be published on a space-available basis and should be limited to 250 words.   No letters will be published after Wednesday, May 26. More...

Supports Burgess in race for Cherokee County sheriff

Dear Editor:   I am writing to you today about the statements that Rick Burgess wrote about running for the sheriff’s job. I stand behind him 100 percent. More...

Says school board should focus more on the children

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Other News

Volcano quiet

LONDON (AP) — There is very little activity at the Eyjafjallajokul volcano, Icelandic officials and scientists said Sunday, but it is too early to say whether the eruption that has disrupted global air travel is over.   More...

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