September 30, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Fido can grab the spotlight this weekend

Every dog deserves a day to bask in the spotlight.  Canines throughout Cherokee County will receive the opportunity to do so Saturday when Kirby Memorial Baptist Church hosts its annual “K-9 Companion Contest.” The fifth renewal of t More...

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Special service planned Sunday, Oct. 2, to mark historic milestone

Draytonville Baptist Church celebrates 125th anniversary

With only a brush of arbor and hearts full of love, seven veterans of the War Between the States – William Newton Rains, Andrew Jackson Parker, David W. Ramsey, Manos D.F. Coyle, Benjamin Franklin Patterson, William Childers Sr. More...

Bell – Hillyard

Erin Caroline Bell and Jonathan Michael Hillyard, both of Duluth, Ga., will be married on Saturday, Nov. 12, in Memorial Chapel at Lake Junaluska, N.C.  Miss Bell is the daughter of Lisa Bell of Gaffney and the late Darvin Bell. More...

Talley – Sims

SPARTANBURG – LaRunda Talley and Chavis Sims, both of Spartanburg, will be married on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Cleveland Park.  Miss Talley is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Talley of Gaffney. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Lonnie Belle Kirby Spencer

Lonnie Belle Kirby Spencer, 93, of 126 Pleasant Meadows Drive, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Born May 15, 1918, in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late Alonzo W. More...

Tina Ivey

Emma Jean (Tina) Painter Ivey, 62, of 131 Greenfield Road, Lot 31, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. More...

Only 17 people show up at public forum

Superintendent search draws little interest

No vote ... no voice. Or in the case of Wednesday’s focus group seeking input from local residents on traits they sought in the next person to serve as Cherokee County superintendent, opinions are null and void if you don’t show up.  More...

OH DEER!

A Gaffney police cruiser was likely totaled earlier this week after it was involved in a collision with a deer. The accident occurred early Monday as a city police officer was driving to work. More...

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CORRECTION

Radiation therapist Clint Crocker is the person in a Page 1 photograph of the Gibbs Cancer Center grand opening that appeared in the Friday, Sept. 23 issue. Crocker was incorrectly identified as Clint Larkins.   More...

‘Our first true taste of fall’ arrives tonight

Might as well tuck those summer outfits into the farthest corner of your closets because from the looks of things, Mother Nature is ready for a wardrobe change.  If this weekend is any indicator, fall will truly shift into full gear this as dayt More...

City waiting on opinion

It appears that city officials still have more questions than answers when it comes to amending its fireworks ordinance.  That’s because they are still awaiting an advisory opinion from the state attorney general’s office to ensure t More...

Sports

Elmore 's interception seals the deal for Wildcats in homecoming victory over St. Joseph's

Just call Marcus Elmore leader of the "Cardiac Cats." Elmore blocked an extra point, scored the game-winning touchdown and then intercepted a pass at the 30-yard line with 12 seconds left to preserve Blacksburg's 33-27 homecoming victory over St. More...

Jones, Indians shift focus to region slate

Gaffney head coach Dan Jones confessed he was going to take a night or so away this week from looking at film, disposing of the clicker in an effort to take his wife out on a date, quite the rarity during the football season.  More...

Cerino promoted to the big leagues

Limestone College Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Mike Cerino has been named the first head coach in the history of the Charlotte (N.C.) Hounds of Major League Lacrosse. He will remain in his current role at the College.  More...

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Hey buddy, I think your bagel is ready

Hell hath no fury like a cheese bagel scorned.  A charred cheese bagel has been the source of much contention with Matt, one of my best friends, ever since his toaster mysteriously caught fire in 1990 while I was waiting for him to get ready for More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Cindy Matthews, Matthew Frye, Katie Frye and Joseph Matthews are shown here during a cruise to Alaska. More...

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