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City proudly christens its new visitors center & art gallery

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Miss Fowler, Mr. Hamrick wed Nov. 6

Rebecca Alsbrook Fowler of Gaffney, formerly of Bennettsville, and Cameron Wylie Hamrick of Gaffney were married Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at First United Methodist Church in Bennettsville. The 6:30 p.m. ceremony was performed by the Rev. Dr. More...

First Baptist collection site for ‘Operation Christmas Child’

This year, Operation Christmas Child is planning to distribute a record number of shoe box gifts to hurting children in Haiti, as well as millions of children in over 100 countries around the world.   More...

Pair wed Sept. 22 in Florida

Jessica Suzanne Spencer and Christopher Joel Greene were married Sept. 22, 2010. The couple had a private beach front wedding in Key West, Fla. Collen Granciore officiated the double ring ceremony. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bobbie Dell Oglesby

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Bobbie Dell Oglesby of Kissimmee died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010.   Born Nov. 14, 1960, in Cowpens, she was the daughter of Bobby Clary Oglesby of Cowpens and the late Carolyn Dell Threadgill Oglesby.   More...

Jimmy Hoopaugh

The world lost a good man with the passing of Jimmy Hoopaugh on Nov. 6, 2010, at 5:40 p.m. Jim died as a result of serving his country in Vietnam, where he developed non- Hodgkin Lymphoma after being assigned to the area sprayed with Agent Orange. More...

Louise Porter

Louise Gillespie Porter, 93, formerly of Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, at White Oak Manor.   Born in Haw River, N.C., she was the widow of Ollie Porter and daughter of the late Andrew J. More...

Financial records at center of Bethel Baptist controversy

Attorneys representing Sanders Jr. offer to turn over documents if lawsuit dropped

A legal battle of Biblical proportions was apparently averted Friday when J.W. Sanders Jr. agreed to step down from the pulpit of Bethel Baptist Church and release the church‘s financial records to church members.   More...

Some voters cast ballots for divine intervention

Since “In God We Trust” appears on currency, one Cherokee County voter figured God makes the best state treasurer this year. More...

Local News

Blackburg council discusses creating guidelines for distribution of H-tax funds

Blacksburg officials might soon require organizations to fill out an application prior to being considered for Hospitality Tax funds. More...

Rev. Heinsohn to preach here

Rev. Jack Heinsohn will be the guest minister at Limestone Presbyterian Church on Sunday, Nov. 14. More...

Additional GED exam offered Nov. 13

An additional GED exam will be offered in Gaffney on Nov. 13 for students seeking to earn a high school equivalency diploma.   More...

Sports

Indians earn fifth seed; will host Wando

Despite dropping unexpectedly to the No. 5 seed, Gaffney coach Dan Jones has no complaints about the playoff pairings.   “I’m pleased with the bracket,” Jones said. “I just wish we’d have one more home game. More...

Gaffney hammers Vikings

On a night when fans and coaches showed their appreciation to the team’s seniors, the Gaffney Indians extended little hospitality to their visitors from Spartanburg. More...

S.C. STATE 54, HOWARD 14

Gaffney’s Malcolm Long passed for 275 yards and two touchdowns to lead South Carolina State to a 54-14 win over Howard on Saturday. More...

Columns

WHEN IN ROME...

Heavy duty history right here in our own back yard

This may come as no surprise to any of you who have lived here for all or most of your life, but Cherokee County has a rich, deep history. As a new Cherokeean, I’ve had a great time learning all about it.   More...

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

Nothing can compare to the power of reading

Friends who know both Alma and I often tell me that “I married up.” No argument from me. I totally agree. God blessed me with a wife who possesses many talents and abilities that I lack. 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?