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Huge reactor pump still just sitting there

A very large and heavy tractor-trailer load that’s been sitting off Interstate 85 in Blacksburg since Sunday needs a green light from North Carolina before it can finally get out of South Carolina.  More...

LifeStyles

Miss Thomas, Mr. Earls exchange vows March 26

BLACKSBURG – Tena Lynne Thomas and Jessie Verdell Earls Jr., both of Blacksburg, were united in marriage on Saturday, March 26, 2011, at Mount Paran Baptist Church. The 4 p.m. double ring ceremony was conducted by the Rev. Jack C. More...

Children’s Colonial Day this weekend at Kings Mountain National Military Park

BLACKSBURG – Park staff and living history interpreters will present a Children's Colonial Day at Kings Mountain National Military Park this weekend.  More...

Some chocolate is good for you (in small amounts)

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Chocolate has been linked with improved blood pressure and cholesterol levels and other heart benefits. The May issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter covers which types are beneficial and how they help.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Christine Cook Tate

LINCOLNTON, N.C. – Christine Cook Tate, 90, of 431 Lithia Inn Road, died on Wednesday, June 8, 2011.  Her funeral service will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, at First Baptist Church in Lincolnton with the Rev. Dr. Stanley W. More...

John W. Yarbrough

CHARLOTTE – John Wilbert Yarbrough, 94, of Shad’s Landing, left this world on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, to join his wife of 71 years, Evelyn Price Yarbrough.  Born on Aug. More...

Huey Logan

Huey Logan, 75, of 607 Willow St., husband of Virginia Harris Logan, passed on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, at 3:15 p.m. at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  Son of the late Lonelle Smith and the late Minnie Littlejohn, he was born on Sept. More...

Columns

TIM GULLA

It’s probably been about 25 years since it happened, but I still feel guilty about it.  The weather was hot and sticky, much like it has been here for the past week or so, and the urge to cool off was just too great. More...

John Edwards played everyone for a fool

Is there any politician in the United States who could have acted in any more egregious ways as to bring on the scorn of millions as John Edwards?  The former North Carolina senator and two-time presidential candidate sunk to lows that sound mor More...

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Perpetrator incensed by burglary

A thief or thieves broke into a West Floyd Baker Boulevard business early June 8 and stole “synthetic” incense, according to the Gaffney Police Department.  In a report, an officer noted that someone broke out a window at Carousel Mu More...

Attempted murder charge brought

A 42-year-old West Buford Street man was charged in an arrest warrant with attempted murder for a June 5 incident in the city.  According to the warrant filed by city police, Marcellus Barnett Ratchford, of 630 W. More...

School district will once again offer summer meals program

Cherokee County students can still eat meals prepared in a school cafeteria while on summer break.  The school district has partnered with six community groups to serve breakfast and lunch for students involved in summer camps, community outreac More...

Local News

Welcome centers return to 7-days-a-week schedule

First impressions are not to be taken lightly; after all, they only come around once.  More...

...So now it’s time to start choosing colors, other details for the interior

Although they readily admitted it’s a job more suited to their wives, Cherokee County Council members this week approved interior design elements for the proposed Cherokee County Administration Building.  More...

Contractor officially hired to construct administration building...

It’s official: Cherokee County Council on Monday hired Gaffneybased and low bidder Sossamon Construction as the general contractor to build the county’s new administration complex.  Sossamon Construction was the apparent low bidder w More...

Sports

USC extends scholarship offer to Peak

In what’s likely the first of many to come, Gaffney High freshman phenom L.J. More...

A Rebel Rematch

Obviously, the stakes won’t be as high this time around.  Gaffney will play the Byrnes Rebels - the team that upset the then-defending state champions in the first round of the Class 4A state basketball playoffs in February - at today&rsqu More...

POST 109 PROFILE

Name: Jared Mills Age: 18 Position: Second base School: Gaffney High Stats: .380 batting average Dream Car: .06 Dodge Dakota Person I'd Like to Meet: Bill Gates Sports Hero: Marcus Giles Musician(s) More...

Letters

We must have a state government that’s run like a business

Dear Editor:  This week, 36 members of the South Carolina House and Senate took a brave stand by supporting my request that the General Assembly return to Columbia and complete their work on government restructuring.  More...

State News

PALMETTO STATE BRIEFS

Pastor: Congregation cheated by mom's cancer lies

COLUMBIA (AP) — A Newberry County pastor who encouraged congregants to help a family supposedly struggling to fund a teen's cancer treatments says he feels responsible for his parishioners' misled goodwill.  More...

S.C. governor vetoes bill creating I-95 council

COLUMBIA — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has vetoed a bill intended to coordinate efforts to bring prosperity to poor, rural communities along Interstate 95, saying it unnecessarily grows state government.  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?