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PEACHTREE CENTRE HONORS VOLUNTEERS –

Peachtree Center recently held its annual volunteer banquet. Approximately 50 volunteers were honored with a meal, certificates and door prizes. Anyone interested in volunteering at Peachtree can stop by the facility and pick up an application. More...

Local libraries plan spring break movie screenings

Are you ready to laugh out loud? Then plan to visit the Gaffney library or Blacksburg library during spring break to see a very funny family movie.  More...

International Festival will raise money for Cherokee, Spartanburg food pantries

The first Cherokee County International Festival is set for Saturday, April 2, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Broad River Electric Auditorium.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ruth Elliott

BLACKSBURG – Ruth Hester Elliott, 69, of 206 Roark Road, died March 30, 2011, at Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  A native of Gaffney, she was a daughter of the late Lloyd Thomas and Elizabeth Hambrick Hester Sr.  More...

Frances Corry

Frances Ellen Elmore Corry, formerly of 320 Vernon St., went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 31, 2011, at Brookview Healthcare.  Arrangements will be announced by Blakely Funeral Home.   More...

Sue Gibbons

Janet Sue Bedenbaugh Gibbons, 61, of 1003 College Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.  More...

Students, faculty mourn loss of beloved teacher

There were heavy hearts in the hallways of Blacksburg Elementary School as students remembered a beloved teacher who taught them to think like Albert Einstein and open their imaginations. More...

Gaffney losing residents

In a surprise to city leaders, the City of Gaffney’s population declined in the 2010 decennial census. More...

Local News

County population increases 5 percent but municipality numbers decline

Few things provide a better picture of America than its census, a national head count conducted every 10 years. Conducted last year, the U.S. More...

Pre-opening gala set for Smithsonian’s music exhibit

Like busy bees working around the clock, city officials are frantically doing their part to ensure every nook and cranny of the Gaffney Visitors Center and Art Gallery is in perfect condition, ready to impress the hundreds passing through the facilit More...

Agent’s award earns Limestone $1,000

Allstate Insurance agent Troy Gaffney, whose office is located at 303 Maple Drive in Gaffney, has received the Agency Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to volunteering in the community.  With this award came a $1,000 grant from The More...

Sports

Passing league schedule

Indians to host one passing league

Gaffney High will participate in five passing league sessions this summer.  Gaffney offensive coordinator Donnie Littlejohn announced the schedule on Thursday.  The Indians will travel to Shelby, N.C., on Thursday, July 7, for a matchup wit More...

Indians deal with rain delay

After two days of rain, the Southeastern Baseball Classic gets underway in earnest today.  Gaffney High was expected to play Indiana High of Pennsylvania on Wednesday and Chapman on Thursday. More...

Gaffney falls to Trojans; third in region race

The Gaffney High boys track team is showing its youth this season.  After capturing a rare region-championship last year, the Indians trail Spartanburg and Northwestern after a disappointing 80-69 loss to the Trojans on Tuesday.  More...

Columns

JOE L. HUGHES II

Believe on that which you cannot see

My gracious, how time flies.  Hard to believe it has been nine weeks since I last was featured in this section of this here newspaper, giving my perspective of what is going on locally as well as in this crazy world in which we live.  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?