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Converse professor speaks to Blacksburg Middle School students

Blacksburg Middle School students recently were challenged to make a concentrated effort to start each day with awareness that they are making history daily. Dr. Betty E. More...

Concerned mom creates new social networking site for kids

How to protect your children online

Mary Kay Hoal tried everything she could to keep her daughter off of myspace. She forbade her from using the site, put password locks on the computer and even blocked the site. More...

Kids take part in annual free throw competition

The Cherokee County Free Throw Contest, sponsored by First Piedmont Federal, was held Saturday, March 14. Hosts for the event were B.D. Lee Elementary School and physical education teachers Dennis Price, Alma; Debbie Parker, B.D. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Markee Guest

Former employee of Ryan's Restaurant and Tide Car Wash

O'Brien Markee Guest, 19, of 156 Oakbrook Lane, Timberbrook Subdivision, passed away Friday, March 13, 2009, at 12:28 a.m. in Gaffney. Son of Vincente and Washcinda (Netta) Foster and Wylie Guest, he was born July 23, 1989, in Gaffney. More...

Margaret Brown

Retired from Oxford

Margaret Thrift Brown, 71, of Gaffney, died Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at Wallace Thomson Hospital in Union. A native of Cherokee County, she was the widow of Marvin Dean Brown and daughter of the late Coleman and Ann Buchanan Thrift. More...

Fred Parris

Worked at Limestone Mills.

BLACKSBURG - Fred Parris, 86, of 207 Parris Road, passed away suddenly Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at Rutherford Hospital. Born in Blacksburg, Mr. Parris was the husband of Ruby Spencer Parris and the son of the late Minor and Bessie Moss Parris. More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

It's our money

A lot of people have asked me over the past few days, "Senator Peeler, should South Carolina accept the stimulus money?" I wish we didn't have to and I wish we weren't given the opportunity to, but the answer is yes, we should accept the money&hel More...

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THEIR VIEWS

Here are excerpts from editorials that have appeared this week in newspapers throughout South Carolina. More...

Lawmakers move closer to banning mega-landf ills

Waste Management's vision for a Cherokee County landfill likely went even more out of focus Thursday. A bill pushed by state Sen. More...

City councilman accuses BPW of operating 'like a country club...'

Gaffney City Councilman Bernard Smith assailed the Gaffney Board of Public Works' rate practices Thursday, charging the utility is treating city residents unfairly. More...

Local News

Shamrocks popping up all over Cherokee County

Just because St. Patrick's Day has come and gone does not mean it's the end of a few local businesses' quest for the proverbial pot of gold. More...

Local teachers selected to attend science institute

Northwest Elementary teacher Ashley Millwood and Ewing Middle School teacher Caroline Wilson have been selected to attend the Science P.L.U.S. Institute this summer. More...

Snow makeup day set

The Cherokee County School District will make up the March 2, 2009, snow day on Monday, March 23. This date was originally scheduled as a staff development day but students will be required to attend school on this date. More...

Sports

Gaffney's Sarratt makes Tiger history

Former Gaffney High baseball standout Justin Sarratt made history for the Clemson Tigers on Wednesday. Sarratt combined with four other pitchers to toss a no-hitter in Clemson's 14-0 victory over USC Upstate. More...

Gaffney smacks Cougars, 9-3

Norton has four hits to lead Indians to region-opening win

Gaffney's hard-throwing Tyler Wilson wasn't at his best on Tuesday. But he didn't have to be to beat the visiting York Cougars, 9-3, in the region opener for both teams. More...

Indian wrestler selected to all-star squad

Gaffney High wrestler James Costello will taking his talents on the road as a member of the prestigious Team Palmetto. More...

Letters

Thanks to all who came to our aid after the fire

Dear Editor: We are Thomas and Barbara James from Minnesota. We would like to thank the community of Gaffney and surrounding areas for all the help you gave us and our sister/sister-in-law when she lost her home Feb. 17 to a fire. More...

Other News

Timken cutting workforce at Honea Path plant

HONEA PATH, S.C. (AP) — Bearings and specialty steels maker Timken Co. says it will lay off 14 percent of its fulltime staff at a South Carolina plant. More...

House passes bill taxing AIG and other bonuses

WASHINGTON (AP) —Acting swiftly, the Democraticled House approved a bill Thursday to slap punishing taxes on big employee bonuses at firms bailed out by taxpayers. More...

13 firms receiving federal bailout owe back taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — At least 13 firms receiving billions of dollars in bailout money owe a total of more than $220 million in unpaid federal taxes, a key lawmaker said Thursday. Rep. More...

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Poll

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?