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I-85 accident spills onto adjacent road

A Greenville woman was listed in serious condition at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center on Thursday, a day after a 2-car wreck on Interstate 85 spilled onto Peachoid Road. More...

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Photojournalist captures portraits of God’s handiwork

Self-taught photographer John Byrum exhibiting work during July at Chapman Cultural Center

“It’s been said God is the greatest artist because all the beautiful areas of the world are His handiwork, and I always challenge myself to seize that perfect moment when light, color and land come together to create a lasting portrait.&r More...

Broome principal will address grads at Shady Grove baccalaureate service

Shady Grove Baptist Church will recognize its 2011 graduates with a special baccalaureate service Sunday, June 26, during the 11 a.m. worship service.  Addressing the graduates will be Todd Hardy Sr., principal of Gettys D. More...

BPW SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS PRESENTED CHECKS –

The monthly meeting of the Gaffney Business Professional Women's Club was held Monday, June 20. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Tammy Stroupe

Tammy Lea Jecko Stroupe, 42, of 997 River Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 21, 2011, at her residence.  Born in Saint Marys City, Md., shewas thewife of Tommy Stroupe of the home and daughter of the late Michael Jecko and Kar More...

Neomia Parker McPherson

NEWTON, N.C. – Neomia Parker McPherson, 67, of Newton passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory.  More...

Ralph Arrowood

COWPENS – Ralph Arrowood, 84, of 1927 Bonner Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  Born in Cowpens, he was the widower of Inez Wyatt Arrowood and son of the late George Arrowo More...

Head-on crash on interstate results in felony DUI charge

A 54-year-old Charlotte man was arrested Wednesday and charged with felony driving under the influence for an accident involving great bodily injury in the wake of a June 19 crash on Interstate 85 that remains under investigation.  More...

Some BPW salaries might ‘shock’ you

The chances are good that if you work for the Gaffney Board of Public Works, you earn at least $50,000 a year.  More than 50 percent, or 38 of the utility’s 72 full-time employees, earn at least $50,000 annually, according to salary inform More...

Local News

Theft losses total $4,500

More than $4,500 in theft losses were reported following a recent burglary on Shady Lane.  According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, someone entered a home in the 100 block between 7 p.m. June 16 and 11 p.m. More...

CHANGING OF THE GUARD

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Bridge to be named for RevolutionaryWar hero

More than 200 years after his death, Col. James Steen will finally receive his opportunity to bask in the sun.  The prominent militia officer during the American Revolution will be honored Saturday. More...

Sports

Early Birds...

...Win Class 4A Division I state championships
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Indians begin pre-dawn speed/conditioning program

So, you want to be a Gaffney High football player. You’ll need a strong work ethic, passion and, maybe just as importantly, a reliable alarm clock.  More...

POST 109 PROFILE

Name: Jordan Garrett Age: 18 Position: Pitcher, First Base School: Chesnee High Stats: NA Dream Car: VW Bug Person I'd Like to Meet: Oprah Sports Hero: Venus Williams Musician(s) on My IPod: Backstre More...

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Drivers no longer on candid (speeding) camera

Few things will make one’s heart sink quicker than a twin set of blue lights rushing up the highway behind a speeding motorist.  No matter if you’re driving just below the mandated speed limit or 7 mph above, it makes for some nervou More...

State needs a water plan

All of South Carolina is in the first stages of drought... It’s one more reminder that water is a precious commodity we can’t take for granted. 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?