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Mary Bramlett earns ‘Red Carpet’ designation

Mary Bramlett Elementary was honored Monday for their success in creating a family-friendly environment for school visitors.   Mary Bramlett is among 124 state winners of this year’s Red Carpet awards. More...

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Standing Still

Contemporary Southern Gospel group headlines Sundays on the Avenue

S tanding Still, from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, headlines the Sunday, May 23, rendition of Sundays on the Avenue at Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church. The concert starts at 6 p.m. More...

WHAT’S UP

Fund raiser    Chick-fil-A of Gaffney will host "Spirit Night" on Tuesday, May 25, from 5-7 p.m. to help raise money for the Gaffney High School cheerleaders. More...

AWARD-WINNING CLOGGERS

AWARD-WINNING CLOGGERS – Southern Jewels Sapphire 1 won second place in Amateur Moving Line and first place in Amateur Traditional Line in the Dance Matrix competition Saturday, May 15, in Gatli More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Joe Lee Tyler

Joe Lee Tyler, 65, of 401 New St., Apt. 1-B, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 16, 2010 at home.   Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Evelyn Etters Tyler and the son of the late Buford Lee and Inez Cooper Tyler. More...

Ray D. Crocker

Ray D. Crocker, 64, of Venice, Fla., died May 18, 2010, at home.   Born in Gaffney, he was a former resident of Grover, N.C. He was the husband of Mary Mowery Crocker of the home and a son of the late Noah J. and Nannie Pinson Crocker. More...

Michelle Bullock

Michelle Elizabeth Bullock, 40, of 169 Rodeo Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 18, 2010, in Taylors.   Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of James E. Bullock and Mary Wilburn Bullock of Seneca. More...

Other News

Low interest rates, prices make it a good time to buy

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s a good time to buy a car, refinance a mortgage, hit the road or shop for clothes.   Invest in a saving account? Forget it. More...

Man arrested here convicted in Jonesville bank robbery

A Spartanburg man accused of robbing a Jonesville bank last October was convicted of armed bank robbery Wednesday following a jury trial in U.S. District Court, according to the U.S. Attorneys Office for the District of South Carolina. More...

NAACP will honor former Cherokee County principal

Former Cherokee County principal Amanda Burnette will be recognized by the state NAACP on Friday for her efforts to provide equal education opportunities in rural schools.   More...

‘Indicators’ unveiled

You only know where you are going based on where you have been.   More...

Local News

Weekend full of activities on tap in Chesnee

Summer vacation will arrive relatively early for those in Chesnee this weekend, as the town holds the 2010 edition of its annual festival. More...

Art workshop will focus on watercolors

Only a few spaces remain for this summer’s Intergenerational Watercolor Workshop at the History & Arts Museum in Gaffney taught by local artist and president of the Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists, Noah Lindemann. More...

Hospital makes donation to Children’s Home

Upstate Carolina Medical Center made a $5,000 donation to Cherokee Children’s Home during the recent telethon held on Channel 7. All money raised by the home, over $10,000, will go toward the Timken Foundation $75,000 Matching Grant. More...

Sports

Cherokee County Gamecock Club preps for annual golf tournament

The Cherokee County Gamecock Club will hold its golf tournament on Saturday, July 17 at the Gaffney Country Club with tee off time at 9 a.m.   The event's special guest will be South Carolina football assistant coach Ellis Johnson. More...

Thornton picks Georgia

Marcus Thornton says he is coming to Georgia, giving coach Mark Fox a big name for his 2010-11 freshman class. More...

Armstrong denies new doping allegations

With the cycling season kicking into high gear, the strongest doping allegations yet against Lance Armstrong surfaced Thursday in a barrage of detailed messages from Floyd Landis, the disgraced rider and former teammate who finally confessed to year More...

State News

Boeing plant in North Charleston will mean billions to SC economy

CHARLESTON (AP) Once South Carolina’s new Boeing plant is up and operating it will mean about $6 billion a year to the state economy, according to a new study released Thursday. More...

Only a small chance of oil washing up on SC coast

CHARLESTON (AP) – Government officials are keeping a close eye on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, but think there’s only a small chance of oil washing up on the Carolinas coast. More...

SC legislators considering how to deal with illegal immigrants

COLUMBIA (AP) – South Carolina legislators are considering how to clamp down harder on illegal workers, just two years after passing one of the country’s toughest anti-illegal immigration laws.   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?