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3 recovering from gunshots

Three Gaffney residents are recovering from gunshot wounds sustained in three separate incidents in the past seven days. Two of the incidents remain under police investigation. More...

LITTLE CABIN-

The Gaffney Information and Visitors Center on Limestone Street took delivery of a new exhibit Wednesday, a 1/8 scale model of the Michael Gaffney log cabin. Built by hand, the scale model was commissioned by local businessman Darren Mason. More...

LifeStyles

CAVA exhibit showcases artists' unique talents and backgrounds

There's everything from photos to decorated gourds on display at downtown gallery

T he talents of several local artists are currently on display as their artwork is part of a gallery at the Cherokee County Alliance of Visual Artists' (CAVA) place in the Gaffney Information and Visitors' Center downtown. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

A truly loving parent helps his child become a responsible adult

Dear Annie: I began seeing my husband when his daughter, "Ellis," was 15 years old. Ellis has been a constant challenge, in trouble on a regular basis, befriending the wrong people, abusing alcohol and drugs and just plain refusing to get a job. More...

January is one of the leading months for fires and carbon monoxide poisonings in home

Winter weather brings more than colder temperatures, snowstorms and holiday celebrations. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Allison Martin

Allison Martin, 80, passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2007, in Hendersonville, Tenn. A resident of Gaffney, he was born on June 28, 1927, in Tryon, N.C. Mr. More...

Alice Blanton

Homemaker

Alice Ann Jenkins Blanton, 58, of 417 Barclay Ave., passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Benny (Buster) Blanton and daughter of the late Rufus T. More...

Raymond L. Koskela

Retired businessman in Bend, Oregon

UNION - Raymond Lee Koskela, 71, husband of Annette Turner Koskela, of 497 Strother Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008. Mr. Koskela was born in Caldwell, Idaho, on Jan. More...

State News

Lawmakers: Immigration is one of the top issues this year

COLUMBIA - Legislators said Thursday that immigration reform will be one of their top priorities in the election year session that starts next week. More...

STATE NEWS BRIEFS

Inmate released by mistake HARTSVILLE - An inmate charged with murder in Darlington County has been mistakenly freed. Deputies are looking for 22-year-old Mardrall Deon Addison in Hartsville. More...

Other News

Winners in Iowa face new tests in New Hampshire

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire is where Iowa's Democratic caucus victors get ratified and where its Republican winners get stung. More...

Obama, Huckabee sweep to Iowa victories

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Sen. Barack Obama swept to victory in the Iowa caucuses Thursday night, pushing Hillary Rodham Clinton to third place and taking a major stride in a historic bid to become the nation's first black president. More...

Former beauty queen accused of kidnapping, torturing ex-boyfriend in dispute over jewelry

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A law school student and former beauty queen who has posed for a racy calendar while brandishing a weapon has been accused of kidnapping, biting and threatening a former boyfriend with a handgun. More...

Blacksburg woman dies in New Year's Day crash

A Blacksburg woman was killed in a Tuesday crash in Gastonia, N.C., that has resulted in felony charges against a Gastonia man, according to Gastonia police. More...

Duke Energy unveils results of nuke plant transmission line site study

For months, Duke Energy officials have huddled with each other and with Cherokee County residents to gather information for a transmission line siting study. More...

Councilman, VA officer exchange becomes heated

"It is unbecoming that a man should risk his life overseas to fight for our country to come back to Cherokee County and be treated in this way." - Tom Reid Gaffney city councilman

Communications problems between the Cherokee County Veteran's Affairs Office and local veterans became a public heated debate for 30 minutes Thursday with the Cherokee County Legislative Delegation serving as the referees. More...

Local News

Blacksburg VFD hands out awards at annual event

There's no pay and each time its members go out on a call, it costs them at least a gallon of gas, time away from their families, and there's always a realization they might not return. More...

Store hit twice for Newports

A Wilkinsville Highway business found itself recovering this week from a second smash-and-grab since Dec. 17. At roughly 2 a.m. More...

Church rents theater to show movie

County residents are invited Friday, Jan. 4 to attend free screenings of the new movie "The Wager" at the Capri Theater in downtown Gaffney. More...

Sports

Unsung HEROES

Here's a deserving tribute to NASCAR's forgotten stars

Some of the sport's most enduring stars never received the attention they deserved. Here are 10 of them. BOBBY HAMILTON Bobby Hamilton succeeded at the highest levels of racing despite a relatively late start. More...

Same tough schedule in '08

New season. New region. New stadium. Same tough schedule. In 2008, the Gaffney Indians will play in a new stadium and a new region. More...

Vikes conquer Gaffney

Forget Spartanburg's big two scoring punch. Against Gaffney on Wednesday, the Vikings got scoring from an unlikely source - Raquintin Miller. More...

Columns

You boys ain't from around here, are ya?

Ice fishing is best left to the natives. The coldest day I have ever experienced came while ice fishing in Minnesota in 2002. More...

THEIR VIEWS

Powerful incentives to bury power lines The weather hasn't exactly been frightful so far this winter, but Greenville city residents surely can remember what it's like to shiver in dark homes when the power goes out during a winter storm. More...

ELECTION FOCUS

Why is Iowa so important?

Why so much attention to a small state that has such a modest record in picking nominees, an even more modest record in picking presidents, and that rarely plays the decisive role of Florida, Ohio or California in the general election? More...

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