February 11, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Saturday event helps to provide homes, help for dogs like ‘Hank’

A Gaffney dog is recovering from severe facial injuries after his nose was almost ripped off Feb. 5 in a vicious attack by another dog, possibly from being used by dog fighters as a “bait dog” humane society authorities theorized.  More...

LifeStyles

ENGAGEMENT

Rogers – Crate

Kenyetta Rogers and Kelvin Crate Sr., both of Gaffney, will be married on June 28, 2014, at Iron City Place in Blacksburg.  More...

Limestone guest will discuss lives ruined though sexual ignorance

Pastor Craig Cross will present his message of “Discovering the Truth Behind Porn” on Tuesday, Feb. 12, in Fullerton Auditorium at Limestone College. The program begins at 7 p.m. More...

High blood pressure med has many benefits, uses

ROCHESTER, Minn. – ACE inhibitors, short for angiotensinconverting enzyme inhibitors, are a common blood pressure treatment. The January issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter covers how this drug works and its many uses.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Brian McLane, 58, loved hunting, fishing, music and reading

Donald Brian McLane, 58, of 221 Draytonville Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.  More...

Wayne Marlowe, 62, employed by CSM in Spartanburg

Joseph Wayne Marlowe, 62, of 1411 Old Metal Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.  More...

Dr. Horace Wallace, retired pastor of Epworth United Methodist Chapel

Dr. Horace Lee Wallace, 63, of 8321 Governor Grayson Way, Ellicott City, Md., husband of Carolyn J. Wallace, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Johns Hopkins Hospital.  More...

Teams from three schools earn trip to state robotics competition

Three county schools earned golden tickets to the state robotics competition by winning the Feb. More...

Guest speaker illustrates his ideas for students

Anyone want a rattlesnake taco?  Award-winning illustrator Michael P. White tried his hand at this odd take on tacos several months ago in a restaurant in Sendova, Ariz., while in town to visit an elementary school. More...

Voter ID law goes into effect

Cherokee County residents will be required to display one of five types of photo identification the next time they vote.  More...

Local News

POLICE REPORT

County resident reports fraudulent use of bank card

A Vesta Road resident reported a case of bank card fraud after someone fraudulently used a bank card number to make purchases on Walmart.com.  According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, the resident discovered the unauthorized purc More...

City awarded $500,000 grant for upgrades to mill village

Sidewalks, security cameras drainage among the first projects

Soon, local residents will begin to see some changes to their mill village community.  The city was awarded a grant last March from the S.C. More...

HONORED

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Sports

The Second Season

Cherokee County will be well represented in the state basketball playoffs.  The girls and boys varsity teams from both Gaffney and Blacksburg high schools qualified for postseason play.  More...

Late charge lifts Rebels past Gaffney

So much for the notion that when evenly matched teams play twice in a season, it is usually difficult for one team to beat the other both times.  But that’s exactly what Byrnes did.  More...

Lady Wildcats prepared for playoff run

A season long rampage through Region I-AA has earned the Blacksburg Lady Wildcats a lot of attention.  Now that the playoffs are finally here, they are ready for even more.  More...

Columns

Political Cartoon

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PAT BUCHANAN

Is America in an endless war?

“When the president does it, that means that it is not illegal.”  So said Richard Nixon in his interviews with David Frost. More...

IT’S JUST ME

And that brings us to the 2-minute warning

To conquer an enemy, one must first study their ways, get to know their culture, diagnose their habits and tendencies.  The aliens know this. 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?