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It’s hot, but no records set

Summer officially began today, but thermometers across the Upstate and other portions of South Carolina say otherwise. More...

Local jobless rate declines for fourth consecutive month

While the job impacts of a foreclosure action filed against Sanders Brothers, a major area employer, remained unclear Friday, the latest estimates from the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce shows Cherokee County’s unemploym More...

LifeStyles

AGE: Racking up the hardware at a recent bodybuilding competition, Phillips proves it is nothing more than a number

“You are what you eat.”   Heard a lot in casual conversation, the old saying is one in which 43-year-old local resident Michael Phillips swears by, making regular trips to Gaffney Fitness Center and Your Best Body Gym & Spa in an e More...

Local man named COO of esteemed company

Apparently leadership remains a quality sought by employers no matter the size of the operation.   More...

WHAT’S UP

Church news    The Youth Ministry of Limestone Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual youth revival June 21-23 at 7 p.m. Speaker will be the Rev. Sean Dogan, pastor of Long Branch Baptist Church, Greenville. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Marvin Miller McDaniel

Mr. Marvin Miller McDaniel, 91, of 5060 Peachtree Street, Hickory Grove, passed away on Thursday night, June 17, 2010, at his residence.   More...

Evelyn Stepp Blanton

Mrs. Evelyn Stepp Blanton, 79, of Gaffney, passed away on June 19, 2010, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.   The wife of the late Charles I. Blanton, she was born in Gaffney, the daughter of the late Lillian DeStaffino Stepp Bright. More...

Freddie Mullinax

Freddie Mullinax, 72, of 1000 S. Green River Road, passed away Monday, June 14, 2010, as the result of an automobile accident.   A native of Cherokee County, he was born on June 25, 1937. More...

State News

LAST MINUTE STUMPING

LAST MINUTE STUMPING — Gubernatorial candidate Gresham Barrett made a stop in Gaffney on Friday afternoon, one of many stops on his agenda as he criss-crosses the state looking for last-minute v More...

National News

FYI: How the oil spill affects US shrimp prices

The BP oil spill has impacted several industries, including shrimp fishermen along the Gulf coast. That may leave you wondering how the nation’s shrimp prices will be affected. Here’s what you need to know.   More...

Phillips ordered to vacate house

Currently facing a murder charge and the possibility of the rest of her life behind bars, a new trouble was added to Julia Phillips’ plate on Friday — the possibility of eviction.   More...

Building plans get city’s OK

Similar to a food critic, the city gave a thumbs up this past week to the Olive Garden’s building plans.   The restaurant chain submitted the plans last month. City officials have spent the past several weeks reviewing the plans.   More...

Candidates for sheriff present their cases during live radio debate

At the end of an hour-long debate Thursday, Rick Burgess and Steve Mueller shook hands and smiled.   During the hour that preceded the handshake, however, the two law enforcement veterans worked hard to paint themselves as the better choice. More...

Local News

District will ‘borrow’ $13.5 million

The Cherokee County School District will borrow $13.5 million from its future tax revenues to operate schools this fall.   More...

School district moves forward with plans to hire food service company

The Cherokee County School District took the first step this week towards hiring an outside company to manage its multi-million dollar food service program.   More...

No changes expected in school budget

After verifying revenue figures Thursday, Cherokee County interim superintendent Kim Bagwell said she does not anticipate any changes in the $56.1 million budget approved by the school board last week. More...

Sports

A drop zone

Coach said WRs dropped too many balls at Clemson

Things went as expected for the Gaffney High Indians at their first passing tournament of the summer Saturday at Clemson University.   There were some bright spots and - predictably - some not-so-bright spots. More...

Gaffney wallops Union

Intentional or not, Post 109 manager Zach Clary summed up his team’s winning formula for the future.   “If our pitching and hitting keeps going, we’ll be okay,” Clary said. More...

TENNIS TIPS -

TENNIS TIPS - Gaffney High assistant tennis coach Drew McIntosh offers instructions to team members (left to right) Aaron Warren, Gettys Brannon and Mark Lovingood during a camp session on Thursday at More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Today’s antibacterial soap flavor is ...

I have a bottle (actually it’s more like a jug instead of a bottle) of antibacterial soap on my desk at work and another one on my desk in my office at home.   In my vehicle I have two bottles of antibacterial soap. More...

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A letter to my children on Father’s Day

Yesterday was Father’s Day.   I was excited because I knew I would either see or talk with each of you. There was laughter and expressions of love with tears of joy.   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?