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BPW boss will propose rate increase

Gaffney Board of Public Works customers can expect to pay higher bills this year.  BPW General Manager Donnie Hardin said Thursday he will propose a rate hike at next week’s long-range planning and budget workshop  The 2-day workshop More...

Park near his home will be named in honor of Knuckles

Community leader Joe Dean Knuckles got a bit choked up when he learned of plans to name a park in his honor.  Appropriately, the 1.4-acre passive park will be located at Buford Street and Young Street, close to his Westerly Park residence. More...

LifeStyles

Miss Sossamon is bride of Jonathan K. Howell

Katharine Elizabeth Sossamon and Jonathan Kyle Howell were united in marriage Saturday, July 24, 2010, at 3 o’clock in the afternoon at Limestone Presbyterian Church in Gaffney, South Carolina. More...

Allison – Garrett

Nicole M. Allison and Dustin F. Garrett will be married June 11 at Pacolet Road Baptist Church.  More...

MUSIC SANDWICHED-IN PERFORMERS –

Blaxstation will present a "Music Sandwiched In" concert Wednesday, Feb. 9, from 12:15-1 p.m. at the Cherokee County Public Library in Gaffney. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Steve A. Nelms

Steve Arnold Nelms, 54, of Hamrick Street, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  Born in Gaffney, Mr. Nelms was the son of the late Homer Clinton Nelms and Dorothy Marlene Peterson Nichols. More...

Alfred Petty

Alfred Bernard Petty, 54, of 409 Browning Road, died Monday, Jan. More...

Catherine Duncan

Services for Catherine T. Duncan, 87, of 125 N. Logan St., formerly of Spartanburg, will be held Saturday, Feb. 5, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Spartanburg with Dr. Benjamin Snoddy, Dr. J. W. Sanders Jr., the Rev. Lillie Davis, Dr. More...

Stepmom's marriage trail started in Gaffney

The stepmother of the North Carolina girl whose dismembered remains were found in the western part of the state was married seven times, and she was wed to more than one man on several occasions, according to an Associated Press investigation. More...

Grant boosts charter school

$103,000

A planning group in Gaffney has won a $103,000 grant to help open a new charter school this fall. More...

Haynes: Kennedy inauguration ‘signaled a turning point of sorts’

Typically letting his chestnut brown hair flow in the wind, the soon-to-be inaugurated President John F. Kennedy surprised everyone, particularly photographers, placing a stovepipe hat atop his head.  More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

Nothing was reported missing following the recent burglary of a vacant home on Quarter Round Road in Pacolet.  According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, someone forced entry to a home in the 1300 block between Jan. 22 and Jan. More...

Wright stationed in 29 Palms, Calif.

PFC Dustin Michael Wright graduated in October from Marine Basic Training at Parris Island. He then went to combat training at Camp Geiger, New River Air Station, N.C., and after graduating, was sent to 29 Palms, Calif. More...

In basic training at Ft. Leonard Wood

O'Bryan Sharmar Littlejohn is in basic training with 3rd Platoon, Echo Co., 2nd Battalion, 10th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Chemical Brigade at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo.  Littlejohn is the son of Fontella Littlejohn and Henry Cumberlander. More...

Sports

LC baseball team opens with win

Junior catcher Joe Maloney went 2-for-4 with a solo homerun and two RBIs to lead Limestone (1-0, 0-0) to a 5-1 opening day win over Mars Hill (0-1, 0-0) Tuesday at Bob Prevatte Field.  More...

Post 109 A.D. to hold meeting

An important preseason maeting for American Legion Post 109 players, parents and guardians will take place Sunday, Feb. 6, at 2 p.m. More...

Friend scores 20 in Saints' victory

Redshirt-senior forward Danny Friend scored a teamhigh 20 points and hauled in 11 rebounds while redshirt-junior forward Jarrell Douglass had 17 points and 14 rebounds as Limestone (15-3, 9-1) earned a 74-69 victory over St. More...

Other News

It just so happened...

Cold temps in ‘The Big Apple’

It just so happened that I was in New York recently and man was it cold. There was light snow with a high of 25. The wind was hurling down the streets hard enough to knock you off your feet. My son, Travis, and my nephew, Joshua, were with me. More...

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