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Allison – Garrett

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

Jefferies – Sims

LaKeisha Jefferies and Joshua Sims announce their plans to be married on Sept. 17 in Gaffney.  Ms. Jefferies is the daughter of Robin and Harold Wilkins and Keith Gibbs Sr. of Gaffney. Her grandparents are Floree and Ben Tate Sr. of Gaffney. More...

Wall – Crocker

Becky Abbott and Barry Wall, both of Pacolet, announce the engagement of their daughter, Katlyn Breann Wall, of Pacolet to Jonny Clay Crocker, son of Jimmy and Donna Crocker of Gaffney.  Miss Wall is a graduate of Broome High School.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dennis Scates

BLACKSBURG – Dennis Carroll Scates, 66, of 117 Hutchins Trail, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. More...

Jerry “J.D.” Martin

Jerry Dean “J.D.” Smith Martin, 57, of 521 W. Montgomery St., Apt. 6, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. More...

Jerry McCraw

TWIN FALLS, Idaho – Jerry B. McCraw, 68, formerly of Gaffney, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, in Idaho.  Born in Cherokee County, he was the son of the late I.A. McCraw and Kathleen Floyd McCraw. He was of the Baptist faith.  More...

HOWDY PARTNER

Fla. utility joins nuclear plant project

Potentially overcoming one of its biggest hurdles in its plan to build a $10 billion nuclear station here, Duke Energy has signed a partner agreement with another utility.  Under the agreement, JEA of Jacksonville, Fla., has an option to acquire More...

3-year-old found after wandering into wooded area

A frightening moment for a Blacksburg family ended Wednesday with the safe return of a 3-year-old boy who had wandered away from his home and got turned around in the woods.  More...

Goucher fifth grader takes county spelling bee crown

Goucher Elementary School fifth grader Alli McCraw saw her love of reading and her extra effort to learn new words pay off during Thursday’s Cherokee County School District Spelling Bee.  McCraw correctly spelled the word ‘supplicate More...

Local News

New program for children established

Children have another option to beat the winter blues this month with a new music program offered through Limestone College.  More...

Church cooks up a plan to raise money

“This is about more than just making money; it is about encouraging people and reaching souls.”

Breakfast has popularly been referred to as the most important meal of the day.  In the past year, however, a local congregation has used the day’s first meal as a link to mission fields around the globe — or better yet, next door.&n More...

Theater students holding yard sale to help with trip expenses

The world’s greatest playwright will be on the minds of Limestone College students at a yard sale Saturday.  Limestone theater students will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. More...

Sports

A SAINTLY SIGNING -

Blacksburg High baseball standout Kaleb Earls has signed to play with Limestone College. Earls struck out 31 in 27 innings of work last year. Earls held opponents to a batting average of .175. More...

Westlane Bowl Results

High Weekly Games  Saturday Youth League  Girls 214 Jalea Thomas 199 Jessica Osment 151 Breanna Hames  Boys 231 Cameron Wallace 228 Jacob Southern 194 Brandon Kirby  More...

Davis mentioned in USC mag

Standout Gaffney High wide receiver Quinshad Davis was among the South Carolina recruiting targets mentioned in a recent edition of the Spurs and Feathers’ Recruiting Roundup.  According to Glenn Snyder, Clemson may have the early edge in More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

The Democrats are coming

The Obama-Biden ticket carried North Carolina in 2008, snapping a Republican winning streak of seven straight presidential elections in the Tar Heel State. More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Limestone Presbyterian Church friends gathered on the top deck of the Norwegian Dawn for a group photograph on the last day of their fall color cruise of the New England area. More...

SCOTT POWELL

‘The Dumbest Generation’   My cell phone made a funny whirring sound Sunday evening as I sat on a friend’s couch, recovering from the remnants of a pizza party and an off kilter singing performance by the Black Eyed Peas during 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?