September 28, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Albert promoted to First Sergeant of SCHP Troop 4

The commander of the South Carolina Highway Patrol’s Troop 4, Post A, barracks in Cherokee County now has a new stripe on his uniform.  Bobby Albert, a 21-year veteran of law enforcement and 17-year veteran of the Highway Patrol, took over More...

LifeStyles

October is ‘Parson’s Pantry Month’

Local ministry works to help needy and retired clergy members

It's been said the Lord works in mysterious ways.  For the past several years, members of local churches have given of themselves in an effort to assist Parson's Pantry in its mission of stepping in the gap for needy and retired clergy members.& More...

BHS celebrating 2011 Homecoming; queen will be crowned Friday evening

BLACKSBURG – Blacksburg High School is celebrating its 2011 homecoming with special festivities this week.  More...

Local artist has exhibit at Gaffney City Hall

Growing up watching Bob Ross on PBS could have been what sparked interest in Bryan Benson’s world of artistic abilities.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Patsy Ann “Pat” Patterson Greene

Patsy Ann “Pat” Patterson Greene, 75, formerly of 16 Bo Lane, Gaffney, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, at the Dillon Pointe Assisted Living Facility in Spartanburg.  More...

Billy Fernanders Sr.

Funeral services for Billy Fernanders Sr., affectionately called “Chief,” of 4476 Union Hwy., husband of Annie Pearl Littlejohn Fernanders, will be held Friday, Sept. 3, at 11 a.m. at Frederick Memorial Chapel, conducted by Dr. L.C. More...

Brian Lipscomb

COLUMBIA – Brian Furman Lipscomb, 67, of 1805 Devine St., Apt. 1002, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, in Gaffney. Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Clarence Furman Lipscomb and Freddie Lee DeStaffino Lipscomb. Mr. More...

Columns

Work fascinates me; I can watch it for hours

Have you ever stood (or sat) and watched someone else work?  I have and find it mesmerizing to do so. More...

Robber gets 12 years

A 22-year-old Gaffney man was sentenced Thursday in Spartanburg County Court to 12 years in prison for his role in the robberies of two Gaffney restaurants in 2008.  More...

Peachtree Centre repair work gets under way

Cherokee County Council has taken the first step — literally — in fixing the problems at the Peachtree Centre.  Work began this week to repair the steps at an entranceway to the Department of Social Services office, which is located More...

FOOTBALL CONTEST WINNER

Ernest Hopper is the winner of the $100 prize in last week’s football contest.  Ernest and another contestant each correctly predicted the winners of all 12 games but Ernest had the closest tie-breaker.  More...

Local News

POLICE REPORT

Man faces DUI, drug charges after fleeing police

A Pryor Street man was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under suspension, breaking arrest and a simple drug offense after he allegedly fled from a Sept. More...

School board committee OKs improvments to Brumbach Stadium

Awaiting visitors to W.K. Brumbach Stadium are dingy restrooms as well as an aging hospitality room and field house.  The school board’s Maintenance, Property and Grounds Committee addressed those issues at its meeting Monday.  More...

YMCA sponsoring “Walk to End Alzheimer’s”

The Cherokee County Family YMCA will hold a membership drive in October and at the same time support efforts to end Alzheimer’s disease.  More...

Sports

Game delayed by fire ants

NEESES, S.C. More...

Indians’ 2012 schedule taking shape

The Gaffney Indians might begin their 2012 season against Boiling Springs and play the Bulldogs again on Nov. More...

No complacency

There was no easing up. No soft practices. More...

Letters

More than 1,500 people saw 9/11 exhibit

Dear Editor:  The Cherokee County History & Arts Museum is pleased to report that more than 1,500 visitors toured the special exhibit “Eyewitnesses to 9/11: From Tragedy to Transformation” between Aug. 25 and Sept. 18.  More...

Wants band to line up on sides of tunnel

Dear Editor:  The past two (Gaffney High School) home (football) games, the (GHS) band did not line up on each side of the tunnel. That has been the tradition for as long as I can remember.  It looked like they were playing to the fans. 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?