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USPS needs your help to Stamp Out Hunger

For once, it’s not what local U.S. Postal Service (USPS) letter carriers put in your mailbox that is most important.  It is what they take away.  More...

City does a ‘do-over’ on consideration of health care plans for employees

One thing is for sure, come July 1, city workers will have a new health insurance provider.  But what’s still uncertain is just what company will be providing that coverage after Gaffney City Council voted unanimously last week to allow a More...

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Hilarious farce, ‘Lying in State,’ ends Gaffney Little Theatre’s 2010-2011 season

The Gaffney Little Theatre closes its 2010-2011 season with David C. Hyer’s political farce, "Lying in State," an irreverent piece of political satire that leaves both blue and red states just plain black and blue.  More...

CONSIGNMENTS SHOPS WILL HOST FUNDRAISER FOR MEALS ON WHEELS –

Seven local consignments shop will be donating 25 percent of their sales to Cherokee County Meals on Wheels on Friday, May 20. More...

Kimsey – Wood

Noel Joy Kimsey and Charles Joseph Wood, both of Gaffney, will be married on June 3 in Gaffney.  Miss Kimsey is the daughter of Karen Kimsey of Gaffney and granddaughter of the late Lawrence and MayBelle Mistelske of Fairfax, Va. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Shirley Mae Breakfield

Shirley Mae Breakfield, 63, of 762 Oak Ridge Road, Gaffney, died May 8, 2011, at home, surrounded by family members.  Born in Reidsville, N.C., she was the wife of the late Charles Breakfield and the daughter of the late Helen Bodenhamer Meeks a More...

Howard D. Hawks

KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. – Howard D. Hawks, 57, a former resident of Blacksburg, died May 9, 2011, at Charles George VA Medical Center, Hospice House, in Asheville, N.C.  More...

Elizabeth B. Wyatt

Elizabeth Ann Batchler Wyatt, 63, of 521 W. Montgomery St., Apt. 1, Gaffney, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2011, at her residence.  Born in Gaffney, Mrs. Wyatt was the daughter of the late James Robert Batchler Sr. More...

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Maybe the Young got Restless from waiting

Have you ever thought about how much time you spend waiting?  Waiting in line at the grocery store. Waiting for your food at a restaurant. Waiting for the red light to turn green. Waiting for 5 o’clock. Waiting for the weekend. More...

THE MOSS REPORT

A more efficient legislative session

South Carolina is one of the smallest states in the United States with one of the longest legislative sessions. We are mandated to meet for five months each year. The House has supported shortening the session at least nine times since 1994.  More...

Man dies in mower accident

A 68-year-old Cherokee County man was killed Monday afternoon in a riding mower accident.  Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said William Barry Bailey, of 128 E. More...

PASS-ING THE TIME

Gaffney Middle School students joust in a game of friendly combat Friday afternoon during a PASS Fun Day in W.K. Brumbach Stadium. More...

School district hires two directors

The Cherokee County School District has gone outside the county to hire its new food service and transportation directors.  Karen B. Johnson will be the new food service director while James Gowan is the director of transportation. More...

Local News

New CEO

United Way of the Piedmont announced today it has selected a successor to longtime President & CEO, Kathy Dunleavy. Dunleavy announced in December she would be retiring in June to spend time with family.  More...

Relief effort underway

Edward Spencer and Junior Giles got to spend some quality time under the sun the past few days, meeting a whole lot of generous local residents in the process.  More...

Wild game, men and God

The All the King’s Men group will hold a wild game supper May 26 as an outreach ministry to help bring men into a closer relationship with God.  More...

Sports

Upperstate golf tournament

Indians come up short in tie-breaker

Gaffney High golfer Cabrick Waters is going to the state tournament ALONE.  The Indians failed to qualify for the state tournament for the first time since 2006, losing in a tiebreaker for the eighth and final spot to region rival Clover at Mond More...

Dukes: ‘I feel like an animal’

GHS linebacker gains 35 pounds but keeps quickness

Even before Savon Dukes added an incredible 35 pounds in the offseason to his 6’-2” frame, he was regarded as one of the top linebackers in the state.  Now, the rising senior not only plays like an elite linebacker, he looks like one More...

Hopper latest in GHS line at Upstate

Matthew Hopper and USCUpstate have been a good fit.  No surprise, there.  Hopper, who is finishing up his sophomore year, is the latest former Gaffney High golfer to make it big at USC-Upstate.  More...

Letters

Thanks to everyone who supported the benefit for Camden and Morgan

Dear Editor:  We want to take this opportunity to give our heartfelt thanks to our wonderful community for coming out to support the Hot Dog Benefit given for Camden and Morgan Harris. 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?