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PASS-ing is a slam dunk for these Ewing students

While a new state test is already in the works, T-shirts were a slam dunk Friday for Ewing Middle School students who passed the state’s Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) exam.  More...

LifeStyles

New CAVA classes begin next week

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Town of Chesnee is 100 years old

Day-long festival Sept. 17 features parade, other special events

CHESNEE – While it may be hard to believe, the Town of Chesnee is 100 years old.  The town will be celebrating the historic occasion Saturday, Sept. More...

USC Fan Autographed Baseball

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Obituaries - Free Access

Noah Blaze Martin

BLACKSBURG – Noah Blaze Martin, 13, of 160 Hambright Trail, passed away Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at his residence.  Born in Gaffney, Mr. Martin was the son of Aeriel Martin Henry of the home and Jonathan Michael Carlton of Blacksburg. More...

Lucille Youngblood

YORK – Lucille Merck Youngblood, 76, of York died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House in Rock Hill.  Lucille was a daughter of the late John and Mary Church Merck. More...

Clinton Garrison

Funeral services for Clinton Garrison, 75, of Columbia, widower of Sarah Ann Laney Garrison, will be held Saturday, Sept. 10, at 2 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home. More...

State News

Dog bites girl in face

HILTON HEAD ISLAND — Authorities say a dog has bitten a 10-year-old Hilton Head Island girl in the face.  The Island Packet of Hilton Head reports the girl was bitten by a pit bull mix when she walked up to the dog to hug it, but the injur More...

Duke-Progress merger OK'd

COLUMBIA — South Carolina regulators have approved a merger agreement for Duke Energy Corp. and Progress Energy Inc. as they create the nation’s largest utility company.  More...

Earthquake damages church

CHARLESTON — The sanctuary of a Charleston church has been closed because of damage from last month’s earthquake in Virginia.  In a letter to parishioners, the leaders of Grace Episcopal Church said seismic measurements taken last we More...

National News

Working-age adults make up record share of US poor

WASHINGTON — Working-age America is the new face of poverty.  Counting adults 18-64 who were laid off in the recent recession as well as single twenty-somethings still looking for jobs, the new workingage poor represent nearly 3 out of 5 p More...

Limestone enrollment number ‘little higher than we expected’

Enrollment increases have become standard news when Limestone College starts a new academic year.  Limestone College has reported an enrollment increase in 16 of the past 17 years. More...

Rings Of HOnOR

A fundraising drive to purchase championship rings for the American Legion Post 109 baseball team has exceeded its goal. A total of $7,200 was needed to buy 24 rings. We would like to thank everyone who made a contribution. More...

Construction of new county complex right on schedule

The $9.45 million new county administration complex project is on schedule, according to a county official.  Cherokee County Assistant Administrator Holland Belue said crews poured the rear elevator shaft and formed the front, first floor elevat More...

Chase ends with suspect stunned by police

A police chase that began in the city ended with police using an electronic stun gun on a driver who allegedly refused to get out of his vehicle, according to a report at the Gaffney Police Department.  More...

Local News

City passes ordinance requiring kennels for dogs kept in yards

Gaffney City Council approved final reading Tuesday of an amended ordinance that puts more teeth in its animal control laws.  Under the new guidelines, city residents who keep at least three dogs in their yard must provide the animals with a ken More...

Daddy Joe’s fundraiser to help provide much needed relief to Miracle Hill Ministries

For those at the Miracle Hill Rescue Mission, being a servant to others is an everyday occurrence.  Daily taking in people who have lost their jobs, homes and families due to any number of circumstances, the Gaffney shelter provides those who ha More...

Area students to receive crash course in classical music

Frisbees and footballs are not the way students are typically introduced to classical music.  More...

Sports

The Fast and the Furious

Not only are the Gaffney Indians scoring 43 points a game; they are snapping the ball and scoring so fast the whole thing goes by in a blur.  The Indian offense wants to run a play in a breathless 15 to 20 seconds from the spotting of the ball t More...

Gaffney’s cover corners do the job

Gaffney co-defensive coordinator Ben Fuller knows, like everybody else does, that having a pair of cover corners like Marquis Brannon and Cobby McDowell allows him to jam the box to stop the running game.  “We put more people in the box an More...

Flag football league begins Sept. 11

The Gaffney Flag Football Fall League will begin its season on Sept. 11. The registration is $100 per team.  For more information, contact Shannon Dawkins at 864- 300-8999 or Shawn Goforth at 864-381-9292.   More...

Columns

There’s every reason to be confident that the nuclear plant is safe

Despite a recent report that rates Oconee Nuclear Station’s three reactors as the fourth, fifth and sixth most likely in the nation to experience an earthquake outside of their design tolerance, there is every reason to believe that the reactor More...

THEIR VIEWS

They want to help you use less of what they’re selling

Duke Energy Carolinas is asking the Public Service Commission of South Carolina for a rate increase, just a year after a 5.2 percent general increase was granted.  More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Political stunt discredits president’s jobs announcement

Of all the challenges facing our nation, none are more pressing than getting our economy back on track.  More...

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