January 2, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

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Miss Jones, Mr. Tomlinson exchange vows

Harbourtowne Resort in historic St. Michaels, Md., was the setting for the wedding of Jessica Ann Jones and Alexander Gantt Tomlinson on Oct. 8, 2011. More...

DROP-IN WILL HONOR RETIRING MOW VOLUNTEER –

Friends of Meals on Wheels and Freida Holmes are invited to a drop-in at Meals on Wheels on Friday, Jan. 6, from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. More...

Dead or dying trees are of great value to wildlife

Trees that are dead or dying still have great value as both wildlife habitat and food source. This includes standing dead trees, which are called “snags,” dead limbs and fallen logs.  More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

Is America Losing Control?

“Events are in the saddle and ride mankind.”  In describing 2011, few cliches seem more appropriate. For in this past year, we Americans seemed to lose control of our destiny, as events seemed to be in the saddle.  More...

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

Dispelling the fear of being old

Experiencing the beginning of a new year can be accompanied by a myriad of reactions:  Children, still possessed with the memories of Christmas, pay it little attention.  Teens rejoice to be one year closer to getting their driver’s More...

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POLICE REPORT

$2,500 in damage reported following hit-and-run

An estimated $2,500 in hit-and-run damage was reported following a Dec. 26 accident on West Floyd Baker Boulevard.  According to the Gaffney Police Department, someone sideswiped a 2007 Honda parked in the 1600 block between 8 p.m. More...

CONTRIBUTION

— Amy Turner, right, Director of Senior Centers of Cherokee County, is shown accepting a contribution of $3,700 from Kathy A. More...

Some of Cherokee County’s finest died in 2011

As we say goodbye to 2011, we also have to do the same to some of the county’s most notable people.  More...

Sports

A banner year

Cherokee County athletics shone its brightest during the past year, excelling on the diamond, gridiron and hardwood. The nation also had the opportunity to see sports played at a high level locally by way of Gaffney Indian football and a Limestone Lady Saints basketball game being televised throughout the country. Here are a few of the stories which made 2011 one which won’t be forgotten for some time.

Undoubtedly, the 2011 season was one which fans of Post 109 and its American Legion baseball team will keep stored in their memory banks for some time to come.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ruth E. Rippy

BLACKSBURG – Ruth Elizabeth Rippy, 97, of 846 Holly Ridge Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at Kings Mountain Hospice House, Kings Mountain, N.C.  More...

Mary Vinesett

Mary Willie Wyatt Vinesett, 90, of 1156 Pacolet Hwy., passed away Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at her residence.  More...

DorothyW. Humphries

UNION – Dorothy Wylie Humphries, 83, widow of Joe Humphries, of 303 Thornridge Road, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at Wallace Thomson Hospital.  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?