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Some polling places have been combined for Jan. 19 and 26 presidential primaries

Poll workers don't like to work on Saturdays either. The lack of poll workers has forced Cherokee County Election Commission officials to combine polling places for the Republican Party Primary scheduled for Saturday, Jan. More...

LifeStyles

Cowpens National Battlefield celebrates 227th anniversary

Special events Jan. 19-20 commemorate decisive American victory

Awealth of activities are in store for those making their way to Cowpens National Battlefield this weekend as the park commemorates the 227th anniversary of an American victory over British forces at the site. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Girl is lucky to have such a great friend

Dear Annie: I am 15 and almost positive that my best friend, "Amanda," is anorexic. I know for a fact that she was anorexic two years ago, but she told me she had treatment and is cured. More...

Miss Lipsey, Mr. Simmons speak vows

Rebecca Lipsey and Jimmy Simmons exchanged marriage vows on Sept. 22, 2007, at Central Baptist Church. The Rev. David Toney officiated the 2 p.m. double ring ceremony. A reception, given by the bride's parents, followed in the church's Life Center. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Naomi H. Randolph

Retired from Straight Line

MOORESBORO, N.C. - Naomi Irene Hollifield Humphries Randolph, 76, of 2207 Camps Creek Church Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan.10, 2008, at Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte. Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of Henry C. More...

Dean Rice

Retired from U.S. Postal Service; employed by Buford Street Drug and Ace Hardware

Harold Dean Rice, 72, of 139 Coventry Court, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Gail Adams

Retired from textile industry

Nora Gail Childers Adams, 66, of 711 1st Ave., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Jan. 11, 2008, at her residence. Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late Robert Childers and Catherine Maynor Childers. More...

Columns

Hello ... hello; Elvis? Is that you Elvis?

When you call a tech support or customer service telephone number, how come they sometimes say "this call may be monitored for quality control purposes?" What does that mean exactly? More...

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HAVE YOU CONSIDERED ...

How to respond to a 'bummer gift'

Another Christmas has passed. The proverbial "Fat Lady" has sung the closing song. I have never figured out who she is, but she must attend football and baseball games. Folks there talk about her a lot. More...

GHS fans can leave their mark on new stadium

Gaffney High School invites fans to go on the warpath for athletic programs as part of the new football stadium. More...

Student Achievement at BHS as good as GOLD

Blacksburg High earned a cash award of nearly $12,000 Wednesday when the state recognized the school for its high level of student achievement and academic improvement. The school will receive $11,939 as a Palmetto Gold winner. More...

Local News

Elderly couple robbed by 'home improvement'con artists

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office is investigating a Thursday afternoon incident in which an alleged home improvement contractor distracted an elderly couple while an apparent accomplice stole money from their home. More...

Stump meeting Tuesday

With just five days until South Carolina's Republican Party Primary, only one presidential hopeful has committed to attend Tuesday's stump meeting at the Gaffney Elk's Lodge. More...

City committee gives green light to Little Theater project

"The community will be enhanced with another cultural venue." - MAYOR HENRY JOLLY

If things go according to plan, the former Browns Furniture building could be home to a new cultural events center within two years. More...

Sports

Gaffney thumps Lady Wildcats

No bench. No problem for the Gaffney Lady Indians. Kierra Phillips had 21 points and Patricia Sullivan and Lacey Gardner each scored 12 to lead the Lady Indians to a 62-22 win over winless Blacksburg on Saturday. More...

101 reasons to smile

Gaffney turns rare game against 'Cats into blowout victory

In Saturday's matchup between neighbors Gaffney and Blacksburg, the only drama was whether the Indians would top the 100-point mark. More...

National champ Barton holds off gutsy Saints

Sophomore guard Aaron Suggs bailed out the Barton College men's basketball team in a big way Saturday night. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

WOMEN VS. OPRAH WASHINGTON, D.C. - The absence of Oprah Winfrey from the frantic four last days of the New Hampshire primary campaign after her heavy schedule in Iowa backing Sen. More...

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