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Home fire drills teach 4-year-olds proper way to exit a burning home

Fire safety hit home over the holidays for a group of 4-year-olds at West End Baptist Church. West End Weekday Ministry teacher Lorrie Herron asked each child in her class to hold a fire drill with their family in December. More...

BIRTHS

Emmaline Cait Shore   Caitlin and Dustin Shore of Gaffney announce the birth of their daughter, Emmaline Cait, on Jan. 11, 2010, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center weighing 6 lbs. 13 ozs.   Patterson Hope   Greene   More...

‘Wicked’ announces lottery for $25 tickets

GREENVILLE – A dayof performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held daily for “Wicked,” which will be performing from Jan. 27 to Feb. 14 at the Peace Center.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Clarence “Tiger” Huffstetler

Clarence James “Tiger” Huffstetler, 86, formerly of 902 S. Limestone St., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, at Brookview House. More...

Converse Peeler

Converse Peeler, 70, of Bridgeport, Conn., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010, in Bridgeport.   Born in Cherokee County on Dec. 12, 1939, he was the son of the late Jim Peeler and the late Cynthia Davis Peeler. More...

Lucile Burgess

Virginia Lucile Hammett Clary Burgess, 88, formerly of 110 Saxon Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, at Brookview House. More...

Man charged in fatal wreck extradited from Florida; has bond set at $65,000

A 43-year-old Greer man charged in connection with a fatal accident in Gaffney was extradited back to Cherokee County from Florida last Thursday and faced a bond hearing Friday.   More...

State jobless rate reaches record high; county’s still 16.8%

If South Carolina’s latest unemployment report could be likened to a weather forecast, it could probably be summed up as cloudy with a chance of more rain.   More...

Authorities take suspect into custody; recover stolen clothing

A 21-year-old Spartanburg man was arrested for shoplifting Friday afternoon after he allegedly grabbed an armful of clothes from a West Floyd Baker Boulevard clothing store.   More...

Local News

Nine arrested during public safety checkpoint

Nine people probably wish they took another route last Tuesday. More...

VA opening new outpatient clinic in Spartanburg

County veterans will have a closer drive for doctors appointments when a new outpatient clinic is opened by the Veterans Administration (VA).   More...

$13,000 raised locally

A recent fundraising initiative by Prime Outlets – Gaffney during the final months of 2009 raised thousands in an effort to help find a cure for breast cancer.   More...

Sports

Lady Trojans down Gaffney, 69-59

There are spurts and then there are SPURTS.   The Northwestern Lady Trojans had the latter on Friday when they scored 23 unanswered points en route to 69-59 home victory. More...

Dawkins sinks shot at buzzer to lift Gaffney over Trojans

You can exhale Gaffney fans - Dershawn Dawkins allowed you to do so. More...

BRIEFS

Sims scores 28 points in win   Former Gaffney High standout Donald Sims scored 28 points on 9 of 11 shooting from the field to lead Appalachian State to an 87-74 win over rival Western Carolina Saturday night. More...

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In memory of my wagon and Mrs. Fraley’s flowers

Nine-year-old kids have cell phones these days. And laptop computers.   More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Change is tougher than hope

On the campaign trail, Barack Obama electrified Americans with his bold call to transform despair into hope, and voters elected him in a landslide. 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?