January 19, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

New tax law not as generous to workers in lower brackets

Are you enjoying your 2 percent pay raise?  In likely many cases, the answer probably depends on how much you earn.  When legislators in Washington, D.C. More...

DEC. 16 SLAYING

Manhunt focus shifts to N.C.

Cherokee County investigators on the lookout for a man wanted in connection with a Dec. 16 shooting death have been turning their attention across the border.  More...

LifeStyles

Kids learn valuable lessons selling Girl Scout cookies

Sales at area stores start on Feb. 25

A $700 million girl-led cookie business is coming to a door and booth near you courtesy of the Girl Scouts.  Girl Scouts in Cherokee County started taking orders for cookies Friday, Jan. 14. Sales at local stores are weekends from Feb. More...

WHAT’S UP

Church news   White Plains Baptist Church’s annual Deacon Program will be Jan. 23 at 4 p.m. Rev. Clarence Davis and the Mt. Olive Baptist Church will be the special guests. Rev. James Patton Jr., pastor, invites everyone to attend.  More...

Chemical signal in women’s tears a turnoff for men

WASHINGTON (AP) — If a crying woman's red nose isn't a big enough turnoff to a man, a surprising experiment found another reason: Tears of sadness may temporarily lower his testosterone level.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ethel S. Guest

COWPENS – Ethel S. Guest, 90, of Cowpens, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. Born Oct. More...

Anita Pennington

Anita Louise "Tuttie" Martin Pennington, 43, of 180 Upchurch Road, passed away Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, at her residence. More...

James C. Phillips Sr.

James Charles Phillips, Sr., 84, formerly of 212 Oakwood Ave., York, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at Peachtree Centre. More...

Columns

THE MOSS REPORT

Lawmakers are off and running

Despite heavy snowfall and a delayed start to the legislative week, the House has started the year with vigor. More...

CODY SOSSAMON

You probably haven’t even heard about this tax hike

You’ve all heard a LOT about the extension of the ‘Bush Tax Cuts’ and the reduction of the Social Security tax.  Every elected official in Washington has been boasting about how much this will help the taxpayers, especially tho More...

Indians victorious

   Gaffney beat Rock Hill 74-66. Reserve guard Willie Smith had a season high of 18 points. Gaffney plays at Spartanburg Friday night. The Lady Indians improve to 2-0 in the region with a 55-22 win over Rock Hill. More...

Two men found shot

      Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler is investigating the deaths of 2 men discovered slain in a Gaffney residence Wednesday night.  More...

Industrial site might have buyer

An industrial property vacant for more than a decade could soon be off the market.  Sources with knowledge of the property said the former Union Butterfield facility on Beltline Road will be sold soon to an unidentified manufacturer.  The More...

SO HOW MUCH DID THAT STORM COST US ANYWAY?

It cost the City of Gaffney more than $3,500 to dig out of last week’s snow and ice. Gaffney Administrator James Taylor said Tuesday the cost for overtime, fuel, sand and salt came to $3,634. More...

Local News

Relay for Life sets goal of $265,000

For local Relay for Life participants, Monday night was chock full of reasons to celebrate.  Earning top billing among communities with between 50,000 and 60,000 people for the second consecutive year, campaign officials proudly unveiled a banne More...

Snow, ice put a strain nonprofits

Without a doubt, Meals on Wheels of Cherokee County Director Terry Dennis could not wait to return to normalcy following a winter storm which crippled Gaffney and a number of other locales throughout the South.  More...

UNITED WAY

— Broad River Electric Cooperative and its employees have committed $6,624 to the United Way of the Piedmont for 2011. More...

Sports

Blacksburg wrestling program make strides during first year

Understandably, firstyear Blacksburg High wrestling program is experiencing some growing pains.  The Wildcats are currently 1-6 overall and 1-2 in region action. The Wildcats got a belated Christmas present by posting their first-ever on Jan. More...

Cherokee County YMCA 2011 Basketball League Results

Results for Saturday, Jan. 15  Biddy-Ball League  Game 1: The Cherokee Acoustics Inc. Indians (MVP Brandon Shiflett) Played The Correll Insurance Celtics (MVP Zyreion Jamison).  More...

SHARP SHOOTER -

Limestone's Michael Barrett goes up for a shot in the team's win over Barton on Saturday. The Saints played out of conference foe North Greenville on Tuesday. More...

Letters

Will anyone remember that today is Gen. Robert E. Lee’s birthday?

Dear Editor:  America has always loved her heroes like baseball legend Babe Ruth, golf great Ben Hogan and actor John Wayne.  General Robert E. Lee was born on this date (Wednesday, Jan. 19) 204 years ago.  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?