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Parkdale Mills will invest $60 million in plant here

Cherokee County Council is expected to approve an inducement agreement today that will clear the way for a large textile maker to invest a whopping $60 million in a plant here.   More...

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PETER PAN’S MAGICAL ADVENTURES CONTINUE APRIL 23-25

Members of the cast of the Gaffney Children's Theatre production of “Peter Pan” are Caroline Morgan, Josie Davis, Cassy Davis, Macy Gault, Abbie Elmore, Lauren Kirby, Abbey Upchurch, Aniya More...

Magnolia Debutante Club of Spartanburg presents 10 young women at annual ball

SPARTANBURG – The Magnolia Debutante Club of Spartanburg presented 10 young women at its annual ball on Saturday, April 17, 2010, at the Spartanburg Marriott at Renaissance Park.   More...

ENGAGEMENTS

Sproul – Mattocks

Alma Sproul and Jimmy Mattocks, both of Hillsboro, Ore., will be married on Dec. 3, 2010, in Portland, Ore.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jay Harvey

Leo Jackson (Jay) Harvey III, 46, of 2631 Chesnee Hwy., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 18, 2010. He was the husband of Kathy Wade Harvey.   Arrangements will be announced by Blakely Funeral Home.   More...

Walter Sieradzki

Walter John Sieradzki, 67, of 805 Brickhouse Road, passed away on Sunday, April 18, 2010, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.   Arrangements will be announced by Blakely Funeral Home.   More...

Louise Moore

Louise White Moore (Granny Moore), 80, of 871 Old Racetrack Road, passed away Saturday, April 17, 2010, at 547 Whites Road in Gaffney.   Born in Spartanburg, Mrs. Moore was the daughter of the late Andy J. and Effie Lee Johnson White. More...

Letters

Amen to column about taxing marijuana

Dear Cody:   How are tanning bed taxes and taxes on pot the same? They’re both taxes on “getting fried”....   Amen to your column Wednesday. More...

Single-vehicle crash claims students

As neighbors on Woods Farm Road ran from their homes, firefighters worked feverishly to cut apart a mangled Honda Civic that came to rest just off the roadway in a pasture.   More...

Teen killed in head-on collision

A 19-year-old USC Upstate student died Sunday morning in a traffic accident on U.S. Highway 29. More...

PAGEANT WINNER

Cherokee County Auditor Merv Bishop was the winner of the 2010 Upstate Carolina Medical Center's Womanless Beauty Pageant held Friday night at the Gaffney High School Auditorium. More...

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2010 UCMC WOMANLESS BEAUTY PAGEANT

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Festival concert will feature The Fantastic Shakers, Kenneth Wright

The Fantastic Shakers will headline the Peach Beach concert July 17 as the South Carolina Peach Festival returns to Lake Whelchel.   Country music singer Kenneth Wright opens the concert at 6 p.m. More...

Two additonal arrests made in April 4 shooting

Gaffney Police investigators made two more arrests last week in connection with an April 4 shooting incident at Beech and Walnut streets. More...

Sports

Gaffney battles Trojans for region title

A year ago, the visiting Northwestern High track team edged the Indians to capture the Region III-4A championship.   Today, the Indians would like to return the favor at the Trojans track. More...

Sarratt tosses perfect game for Gaffney

Gaffney High softball star Julie Sarratt was, well, perfect on Friday. More...

Indians win third straight region game to pull to .500

Don’t look now but the Gaffney High baseball team is on a roll. More...

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What the dogs are thinking

I’m pretty sure my dogs think I’m insane.   I say this because lately they’ve been giving me some really strange looks.   More...

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

Murphy’s Law at The Masters

Sometimes things just don’t go as you plan. Murphy’s Law (if something bad can happen, it will … or something like that) suddenly, with no warning, invades your life. 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?