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Gaffney High School JROTC once again flies to the highest level

The Gaffney High Air Force Junior ROTC will end another year with recognition as one of the nation’s top student citizenship organizations.  More...

LifeStyles

Potters on Gaffney’s Old Field features giant slide, old movies, food and fun

A 22-foot high inflatable slide will be the centerpiece at Potters on Gaffney's Old Field on Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum, 301 College Drive. More...

Vows spoken April 16

Jamie Kristina Mathis of Gaffney and Timothy Andrew Lyda of Lyman were married on April 16, 2011 at Grassy Pond Baptist Church. The Rev. Tim Lyda and the Rev. Martin Hogg performed the 3 p.m. More...

ALOHA FROM PEACHTREE! –

Peachtree Centre held a variety of activities to celebrate National Nursing Home Week last week. One of the highlights of the festivities was Hawaiian Day. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dawsey Guyton

Dawsey Guyton, 84, of 1579 Gowdeysville Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 19, 2011, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  Born in Pacolet, he was the husband of Edith Erwin Guyton and son of the late Clyde Guyton and  More...

Leslie Wanamaker

Leslie Wanamaker, 60, of 630 Colonial Ave., Apt. 43, widower of Earnestine Wannamaker, passed on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at his residence.  Son of the late O'Dean Lipscomb and the late Betty Mae Wannamaker, he was born on Feb. More...

Rachel Fowler

Rachel Sue Coggins Fowler, 55, of 1367 N. Green River Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Its official: Cook Out restaurant will be built on old Ruby Tuesday site

A prime commercial spot on Floyd Baker Boulevard is off the market.  Cook Out, a privately owned fast food restaurant chain headquartered in North Carolina, has purchased the former Ruby Tuesday restaurant for $745,000, according to a deed filed More...

Robber ‘mug-ed,’ gets sent to prison

A 44-year-old man linked by DNA to the 2005 robbery of a Blacksburg eatery was sentenced Wednesday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court to 10 years in prison.  Roger Wayne Thornton, whose address is listed in court records as Old Pacolet Ro More...

What am I bid?

The e-mails and calls from vendors have been coming fast and furious into Agnew Rincon Architects office.  According to Barry Agnew, that interest should translate into some competitive bids at today’s public bid opening for the new county More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

More than $500 in theft and damage losses were reported following a May 7 burglary on Pleasant Meadows Drive.  According to the Gaffney Police Department, someone threw a rock through the window of a home in the 200 block between 1 a.m. More...

County has most junior scholars ever

A record 50 Cherokee County middle school students have been recognized as state junior scholars for their academic achievements this school year.  More...

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

Each year, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) designates May as Better Hearing and Speech Month in an effort to raise awareness about communications disorders, including hearing loss.  More...

Sports

BLACK VS. GOLD

GHS spring game begins at 6 p.m. at The Reservation

Before you know it, another prep football season will be underway. But for rabid Gaffney High football fans who can’t wait that long to get a glimpse of the 2011 Indians, a little remedy for your football fever is available today.  More...

Miller poised for breakout year - again

Gaffney High defensive lineman Jaylen Miller was untested and little known when he cracked the starting lineup as a freshman.  Now, everyone knows his name.  That’s what happens when you are a dynamic pass rusher who posted a remarka More...

LETTING IT RIP —

Colby Painter takes a rip at the ball during batting practice at Wednesday's American Legion practice. Post 109 opens the season on Monday at home. More...

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Another really good reason to shed a few pounds

Speedos and bikinis aren’t the only reasons to consider shedding excess pounds this spring. Scientists now believe people who are obese during middle age have a heightened threat of developing dementia.  More...

TIM GULLA

They don’t have to be good to be great

Although I’ve always known it in the back of my mind, it became quite clear last weekend that I would never make a good film critic.  Sitting in a nice air-conditioned theater, munching away at my tub of popcorn, I was enthralled by a movi More...

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