October 22, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Local students sign gun safety pledge

David Pait has seen firsthand how a loaded gun can potentially change a family’s life.  His younger brother picked up a gun and started practicing quick draws in front of a mirror, doing his best imitation of John Wayne. More...

LifeStyles

Couple wed June 9 in Camp-Swofford Chapel at Limestone

Amanda Caroline Bailey, of Blacksburg and Joshua Tyler Troutman, of North Augusta, S.C., exchanged marriage vows on June 9, 2012, in Camp-Swofford Chapel at Limestone College. The Rev. Richard Lancaster conducted the 3:30 p.m. More...

NEEDLE WORK –

The Hooks and Needles with Love Club is an outreach group from the Senior Centers of Cherokee County. The group knits and crochets items for various area organizations. More...

Prompt treatment needed for blood clots in lungs

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Pulmonary embolism occurs when critical blood flow to lung tissue is blocked in one or more arteries. It can be fatal without prompt treatment. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bessie Edwards, 97, services in New Jersey

Funeral services for Bessie Lenora Gaffney Edwards, 97, of 220-10 134th Road, Laurelton, N.Y., widow of Nathaniel Edwards and grandmother of Tonya Clay, will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 11 a.m. at Christ Church International. More...

Geurt Timmer, 84, ‘The Dutchman’s

MAYO – Geurt Timmer, “The Dutchman,” died at the age of 84 at Regional Hospice Home on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012.  More...

Sam Spencer, 75, native of Laurens

Samuel Gene Spencer, 75, of 111 Coggins Blvd., passed away on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center .  B orn in Laurens, he was the husband of Annie Mae Childers Spencer and son of the late T.M. More...

Dismissed contractor sues county

Boggs Paving filed suit Thursday, claiming it was unlawfully stopped from completing its paving contract with Cherokee County.  Boggs Paving is seeking a declaratory judgment to allow the company to continue the project or to award the company d More...

Man who hurt 5-month-old gets 10 years

A 23-year-old Jonesville man was sentenced Thursday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to inflicting great bodily injury on a 5- month-old child he was babysitting.  More...

Local News

Local unemployment rate falls 1.6 percent

Green is a good color in many respects. In various settings, it can mean you get to proceed through an intersection without stopping, that everything is OK, or perhaps that your battery is fully charged.  More...

INTRODUCING...

— Legendary Gaffney High football coach Bob Prevatte introduces former player and keynote sermon speaker Joe Wren at Thursday’s Third Annual Wild Game Supper at Cherokee Avenue Baptist Ch More...

County council OKs resolution that paves way for apartment complex

Cherokee County Council on Monday signed off on a resolution that could help bring a multi-family development to the county.  Council has designated a 1.5-mile area near Beltline Road and Lockhart Lane for a new multi-family housing development. More...

Sports

Eagles nip Blacksburg

Markell Hill and Darrius Proctor connected on a 28-yard touchdown pass with 38 seconds left Friday to snatch a 48-43 victory over Blacksburg in a tense battle for the region championship.  More...

Lineman finds home inside

Say hello to Gaffney defensive tackle Rod Oglesby.  Since Oglesby made the recent move from end to tackle, he’s been a one-man wrecking crew on defense.  On Friday, he was credited with four forced fumbles, one of which was returned f More...

Healthy wideout boosts offense

This hasn’t been the kind of senior season Gaffney wideout Brandon Bevis wanted.  Slowed in the preseason by a knee injury, Bevis missed some games after re-aggravating the same injury. More...

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AGINGMATTERS

The donut hole

Though this week’s featured article may sound more like a type of food than a Medicare reference, the term “donut hole” actually refers to a gap in prescription drug coverage under Medicare’s Part D plan.  More...

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED

Voting for president: A serious matter

On Nov. 6, 2012, we have the opportunity to vote on our choice for president for the next four years. This is a privilege and awesome responsibility made possible by brave men and women.  Who you vote for president is your decision to make. More...

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