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Knuckles honored at park dedication

In a brief but poignant ceremony to dedicate a park named in his honor, Board of Public Works Commissioner Joe Dean Knuckles was remembered Tuesday as a man with a servant’s heart and a champion of the less fortunate.  More...

LifeStyles

Oh, what a doll!

Local .beauties' strutted their stuff last Friday evening and raised more than $8,600 for March of Dimes

Gaffney dentist Dr. Craig Karriker (center) reacts in surprise upon being named winner of the March of Dimes Womanless Beauty Pageant. More...

Sam Wyche visits Cherokee County Meals on Wheels

Cherokee County Meals on Wheels was one of the “Share the Love Subaru” stops during the Upstate Campaign in March.  Sam Wyche, former NFL player and head coach, stopped in to meet the volunteers and to volunteer himself by delivering More...

WHAT’S UP

Community prayer service   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Charles Herald

Charles James Herald, 84, of 317 Alma St., formerly of Logan, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 28, 2011, at the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville, N.C.  More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Too much too soon

As the state attempts to dig itself out of the financial hole caused in part by the ineptness of the state’s late, unlamented Employment Security Commission, it has been forced to increase unemployment taxes on employers. More...

CODY SOSSAMON

I’ve filled out the booklet; now the waiting begins

Ben Franklin supposedly said “nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes.”  Major U.S. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Tax Day a time to reflect

April 15 is a day many of us have come to dread: Tax Day. It’s the deadline for millions of Americans to file their taxes and turn over their hard-earned money to the government. More...

SPECIAL SECTION INSIDE TODAY

Veterans, families asked to double-check names to be engraved on walls at veterans park

A proofreader’s challenge awaits the Cherokee County Veterans Affairs Office in its efforts to verify the accuracy of 9,000 names of military veterans. More...

Suspect accused of getting credit card in name of dead stepfather

A Gaffney man was charged by the Gaffney Police Department on Monday with financial transaction card fraud for allegedly obtaining a credit card in his dead stepfather’s name.  More...

Pursuit ends in crash, arrest

A police chase that started in Blacksburg ended Monday night when a truck with flattened tires crashed in downtown Gaffney.  No injuries were reported.  More...

Local News

Limestone wrestler charged with assault

A Limestone College wrestler was arrested March 26 for an assault that put another student in the intensive care unit at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  According to an incident report at the Gaffney Police Department, the incident occurre More...

POLICE REPORTS

More than $500 in electronics and prescription drugs were reported stolen following a vehicle break-in on Beech Street.  More...

LIMB DAMAGE —

A woman had to be taken to the hospital Sunday afternoon when a limb from a tree hanging over the roadway fell onto a vehicle on Calton Drive. More...

Sports

SCOUTING AROUND -

The Limestone College men's volleyball team provided instruction to members of the First Baptist Church Wolf's Cub Scout Troop 53, including leader Kim Clary, Cub Scouts Harrison Kolodzy, Eli Clary, More...

Bonds’ former girfriend testifies that slugger added muscle

The San Francisco Giants’ former head trainer testified Tuesday that Barry Bonds added significant muscle mass in 1999 and that he recommended the slugger’s personal trainers be banished from the team’s facilities the following year More...

Heritage attracts former Masters winners

Former Masters winners Zach Johnson and Trevor Immelman and reigning U.S. Open winner Graeme McDowell have committed to play in next month’s Heritage at Hilton Head Island.  More...

State News

Upstate One-Stop Workforce System offers range of services

SPARTANBURG – The Upstate One-Stop Workforce System, a partnership between Upstate Career Source and the SC Department of Employment and Workforce, is committed to investing in Upstate job seekers by offering a range of valuable resources and s More...

Other News

MEN IN SERVICE

Caldwell completes Marine Corps boot camp   Gaffney resident Stephen Blake Caldwell left for United States Marine Corps boot camp on Nov. 29, 2010, and returned as a PFC on Feb. 25, 2011. More...

Tucker graduates from USAF training

Airman Robert Tucker, 24, graduated from Lackland Air Force Base, 737th Training Group, 321 TRS FLT 192, in San Antonio, Texas, on March 4, 2011, after eight and one-half weeks of basic training in discipline and combat. 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?