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Jones – McDowell

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Patterson Jones of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Erica Joy, to Daniel August McDowell, Jr. of Campobello, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel August McDowell, Sr., also of Campobello.  More...

Couple wed June 25 in North Myrtle Beach

Kimberly Dawn Peeler and Michael David Mullinax were married Saturday, June 25, 2011, in North Myrtle Beach. Minister David Boulware officiated the 6:30 p.m. More...

Miss Earls, Mr. Bedford exchange vows April 2

BLACKSBURG – Hannah Earls of Blacksburg and David Bedford of Boiling Springs, S.C., exchanged marriage vows on Saturday, April 2, 2011, at Nazareth Baptist Church. The Rev. Jamie Billings officiated the 5 p.m. ceremony. More...

Letters

Ralph J. Jones

Ralph Junior Jones, 62, of 109 Cozy Lane, passed awayWednesday evening, July 20, 2011, at his residence.  Mr. Jones was born July 4, 1949, in Gastonia, N.C., the son of the late Ralph Dewitt Jones and the late Rebecca Lula Hunsinger Jones. More...

Steedely Daniel Jefferies Jr.

Steedely Daniel Jefferies Jr., 70, known as “S.D.,” of 111 Camellia Circle, passed on Thursday morning, July 21, 2011, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.  More...

Bob Hamm

CHESNEE – Bobby Vance Hamm, 74, of 511 Reynolds Road, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Born in Bristol, Va., he was the husband of Frona Simpkins Hamm and son of the late Claude Hamm and Annie More...

Outlet mall hit by what police describe as ‘organized group of shoplifters’

Gaffney police are stepping up patrols while investigations are ongoing into two separate shoplifting incidents at the Gaffney Premium Outlets that cost stores thousands of dollars in clothing.  Police don’t believe the thieves are amateur More...

Gunman in fatal shooting sentenced

There were few dry eyes in Cherokee County General Sessions Court on Wednesday afternoon as a Blacksburg man tearfully apologized for killing one of his best friends and a mother struggled to describe the pain and anguish of losing a son.  More...

Local News

Man gets 25 years for trafficking crack cocaine

A defense attorney for a 32-year-old Inman man accused of trafficking crack cocaine in Gaffney argued to a Cherokee County jury Wednesday that the chief witness, an admitted drug dealer working for police, couldn’t be trusted.  More...

EatEry updatE

Fuji Expresshuns open; Cook Out building, site plans not yet submitted

Customers lined up to get a taste of Gaffney’s newest dining experience Thursday. However, local residents will have to wait a little longer to sample the menu at another new restaurant.  More...

Dangerously hot temperatures frying county, Southeast

A reprieve from the sweltering heat frying the Palmetto State and the rest of the Southeast wound up being a brief one as the region saw temperatures climb back into the mid to upper 90s this week.  Dangerously hot temperatures will again keep l More...

Sports

Cowpens youth football sign ups

The Cowpens Youth Football and Cheerleading sign ups will take place on Saturday, July 23, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Cowpens Public Library. For more information, call 864-357- 9178.   More...

GHS football tickets on sale Aug. 1

Gaffney High football season tickets will go on sale to current reserve seating ticket holders on Monday, Aug. 1 to Aug. 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the school.  Non reserve ticket holders can purchase their tickets, beginning on Aug. More...

Gamecock Club Fall Banquet Aug. 25

The Cherokee County Gamecock Club Fall Banquet will be held on Thursday, Aug. 25, at the VFW at 6 p.m.  Guest speakers will be the parents of star running back Marcus Lattimore, Vern and Yolanda Smith. 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?