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State museum kicks off exhibit on S.C. football

"Football isn't life or death: it's much more important than that." This quote from Bill Shankley, former manager of the Liverpool Football Club, could be an accurate assessment of the opinions of many South Carolinians. More...

LifeStyles

Carolyn Cash is Cherokee Children's Home 2007-2008 Volunteer of the Year

Carolyn P. Cash has been named the Cherokee Children's Home 2007-2008 Volunteer of the Year. She was recently presented a plaque and a name plate has been added to a permanent plaque that hangs in the living room area at Children's Home. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

He's tired of being taken advantage of

Dear Annie: My wife and I married 15 years ago. She has one son, "Evan." Three months after our wedding, Evan's wife divorced him. She'd been supporting him for 12 years while he drank and cheated on her. More...

Ronald McDonald visits local libraries on July 22

Ronald McDonald will visit the Cherokee County Public Library in Gaffney on Tuesday, July 22, at 10:30 a.m. and later that day, at 2:30 p.m., will be at the Blacksburg library. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

William E. Winter, Jr.

William Edward (Bill) Winter, Jr., 63, of 116 Escambia Ave., died Friday, July 18, 2008, at home surrounded by his family. Born in Altoona, Pa., he was the husband of Carla Cooper Winter and son of William Edward Winter Sr. More...

Patsy Smith

SPARTANBURG - Patsy Ruth Putnam Smith, 75, formerly of Smith Court, Moore, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 19, 2008, at Brookview Health- Care. Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Joe D. More...

Bobby Gibson

Bobby Glenn Gibson, 72, of 1153 Goucher Green Bethel Road, formerly of Baltimore, Md., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 18, 2008, at his home. More...

State News

STATE BRIEFS

Deputy shoots motorist LEXINGTON - A Lexington County sheriff's deputy has shot and wounded a West Columbia man after he drove into the officer during a traffic stop. More...

Building inspector still in hospital

City of Gaffney Building Inspector Donald Elder remains in serious condition in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center after a Wednesday traffic accident. More...

Junkyard ordinance put on hold

The county has suspended enforcement of its junkyard ordinance, but that doesn't mean county officials are considering scrapping the controversial measure. More...

Veterans park a survey away from start of construction

A survey is one of the few obstacles blocking plans for a $500,000 Cherokee County Veterans Appreciation Park. More...

Local News

Principal wants students to SHINE

New Alma Elementary Principal Kim Camp wants students in her school to shine in their classes this year. SHINE refers to the inventive acronym Alma Elementary has chosen as a yearlong learning theme. More...

Photo

SALUTE - Daisy Belue, daughter of Bubba and Christy Belue, salutes her favorite Marine on the 4th of July. Cpl. Henderson is currently stationed in Iraq. More...

DOT seeks public comment

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is seeking comments from the public on a proposed federal aid funding plan which begins Oct. 1. More...

Sports

Georgia on minds of all-stars

The Blacksburg All-Stars will be seeking redemption at the Cal Ripken League Southeast Tournament for ages 12 and under. Blacksburg was upset by Woodruff, a team it beat in the district tournament here last month, in the state tournament. More...

Irmo a stiff challenge for Gaffney

Gaffney Post 109 manager Jeff Osment prefers a challenge. He'll likely get one when his team travels today to Irmo to open the second round of the playoffs. Gaffney will host game two on Tuesday, with Irmo hosting game three on Wednesday. More...

Post 109 juniors lose to Lancaster

Lancaster beat the Gaffney American Legion junior team when it really mattered on Friday. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

OBAMA'S CEOS WASHINGTON, D.C. - Sen. Barack Obama has been meeting secretly with heavy industry CEOs in Washington to discuss issues that he would face as president. More...

Columns

You smell nice; suddenly I'm hungry for liver

By crackees, Granny Clampett used lye soap and if it's good enough for her, it ought to be good enough for us. The other day on TV they were advertising "cucumber and green tea" body wash. Holy buckets! More...

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED ...

Peanut butter - the wonder food

Comparatively speaking these are not the best of times. Visits to the grocery store and the gas station are shocking traumatic experiences It is a challenge to find some good news in papers, radio, or TV. 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?