July 23, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

52% of BPW employees earn $50,000 or more

The average number of years of service for a Gaffney Board of Public Works employee is a staggering 24 years.   The utility’s generous wage scale appears to be big reason why. More...

Former principal planning a comeback

Granard Middle School could soon have a familiar face in the principal’s office.   More...

LifeStyles

Couple married 50 years

Mr. and Mrs. Ken Owen of Gaffney are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today, July 23, 2010. Mrs. Owen is the former Gwen Frank of Friendsville,Tenn.   Mr. Owen is retired from Invista and Mrs. More...

Lisa McCleave guest speaker at Shady Grove Woman’s Day

Shady Grove Baptist Church will have its annual Woman’s Day on Sunday, July 25, at 11 a.m.   Lisa McCleave, Associate Minister of Mikes Creek Baptist Church, will be the guest speaker.   More...

LIMESTONE COLLEGE LIFEGUARDS WIN EXHIBITION

LIMESTONE COLLEGE LIFEGUARDS WIN EXHIBITION – The Limestone College lifeguarding team of Adam Caldwell, Daniel Moss and Dustin Batchler took first place honors in Irene Municipal Pool's annual l More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Frances Culbreth

COWPENS – Frances Missouri Scruggs Culbreth, 86, of 2010 Wagner Culbreth Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 20, 2010, at her residence.   More...

McCoy Westbrooks

CHESNEE – McCoy Westbrooks, 87, of 233 Martin Farm Road, passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2010, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home in Spartanburg.   More...

Dixie Walker

BLACKSBURG – Dixie Louise Walker, 93, of 319 Sims Road, died Thursday, July 22, 2010, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Man gets 15 years for sexual assault

A Gaffney man was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment late Thursday afternoon after a jury found him guilty of the sexual assault of a teenage girl. More...

TOMATO STATION

A ride through the country will sometimes turn up some, well, uniquely country sights, such as this unmanned produce stand along Hwy. 211 where tomato lovers are welcome to help themselves and, if they feel so inclined, may leave a donation. More...

Victim’s identity remains a mystery

Nearly two weeks after a migrant farm worker drowned in a local motel’s swimming pool, Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler is reaching out to the public in the hopes of learning the dead man’s name. More...

Local News

Patton again to be honored with blood drive

The recent blood drive on July 1 in honor of Marion Patton was a HUGE success, with 73 units of lifesaving blood collected and a waiting list of 69 more people who wanted to donate   More...

FOR WHOM THEY WALK ...

Walkers raised more than $300,000 to aid fight against multiple sclerosis

Walkers raised more than $300,000 in one weekend at Limestone College in June to help people suffering from the effects of multiple sclerosis.   More...

BOMB SCARE

Gaffney man charged after allegedly destructive device found in apartment

A fire call at a West Buford Street apartment complex Wednesday resulted in the arrest of a city man on several charges related to the possession and manufacturing of allegedly destructive devices.   More...

Sports

Former Granard and SC State coach inducted into Hall

SOUTH BEND, Ind. More...

Upsets dominate in hoop league finals

Upsets were the norm, not the exception as the Cherokee County Youth Basketball League ended its season this week.   In the Division I title game, Quinshad Davis scored 18 points to lead the Clippers over the favored Bucks, 60-48. More...

There’s a Ford in Limestone’s future

The Limestone College men’s basketball team continues to build off of a strong campaign a year ago with the addition of junior college standout Ashton Ford for the 2010- 11 season.   More...

Columns

READERS ON THE ROAD

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Sports action heating up - literally

As if we needed a reminder. More...

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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?