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THE LANCE CPL. CHRISTOPHER S. FOWLKES MEMORIAL INTERCHANGE

Legislation will memorialize local hero

The state Senate has passed S.1000, a concurrent resolution to memorialize a local hero, Senator Harvey Peeler announced.  Lance Cpl. Christopher S. Fowlkes, a United States Marine, was killed in action Sept. 10, 2009, in Afghanistan.  More...

ATHLON SPORTS INSIDE TODAY

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LifeStyles

Cobb – Deyton

BLACKSBURG – Sidney and Phyllis Cobb of Blacksburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittney, to Tim Deyton of Centerville, Ga., son of Mark and Beverly Deyton of Gaffney.  More...

Dixon – Jackson

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Paul Dixon announce the engagement of their daughter, Crystal Joann, to Todd Randal Jackson.  The bride-elect graduated from Kings Mountain Senior High School and attended Appalachian State and Cleveland Tech. More...

Photos

In the top photo, Summer Hughey, activities assistant for Brookview Healthcare Center, accepts crocheted items from Marie Owens, site manager for the Blacksburg Senior Center. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Rosie Mae Phillips

Rosie Mae Phillips, 54, of 502 E. Jefferies St., passed on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, at 11:55 p.m. at her residence.  Daughter of the late M.B. Phillips and the late Nancy Jane Savage Phillips, she was born on March 14, 1957, in Gaffney. More...

Elaine Wood Fields

Elaine Wood Fields, 71, of 100 Mimosa Drive, passed on Saturday, Feb. More...

Vickie Elliott

Vickie Childers Elliott, 49, of 165 Elliott Drive, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at her residence. She was the wife of Johnny Elliott.  Arrangements will be announced by Blakely Funeral Home.   More...

State News

USC hosts 35th annual band clinic

COLUMBIA – More than 400 advanced high schoolwind and percussion students will strike up the band when the University of South Carolina welcomes them for the School of Music’s 35th Annual USC Band Clinic, Feb. 16 – 19.  More...

Other News

South Carolina's week of legislative action

PENSION REFORM: Public workers would have to work two years longer, but they won’t have to turn 62 to retire with full benefits under tweaks made to a House panel’s draft for shoring up the state’s pension system. More...

Walter Edgar to launch Southern history series at Limestone

Legendary South Carolina historian and broadcaster Walter Edgar will launch Limestone’s College’s Renewing a Dream, Revisiting the South Series when he visits the campus on Monday, Feb. 20.  More...

216 students finish sheriff’s drug education program

Pictures of kids laughing and making goofy expressions with their friends flashed on a video screen Friday as Van Halen’s hit song “Right Now” blasted an urgent message in the war on drugs.  More...

City could name fire chief today

City officials could name a new fire chief as early as today.  According to a source familiar with the hiring process, council will likely offer the job to one of the three finalists scheduled to be interviewed at a special called meeting today More...

Teen birth rate drops to all-time low

While the moment was worth a round of applause, officials with the S.C. Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy admit it is no time to put their foot on the brakes.  More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

l An all-terrain vehicle was reported stolen from a Gibbons Road, Blacksburg, property following a burglary that was discovered Feb. More...

MISS CHEROKEEAN PAGEANT

Gaffney High held its annual Miss Cherokeean pageant Feb. 4. More...

GHS announces Valentine’s Day guidelines

This year Gaffney High School will participate in Valentine’s Day festivities on Tuesday, Feb. More...

Sports

Vikes stun Indians

From having a heart-to-heart with his team to benching his starters, Gaffney coach Mark Huff tried everything to get his team going against Spartanburg on Friday.  No motivational ploy worked, though, as the Vikings held on for an emotional 64-5 More...

Commentary

First things first. Gaffney’s L.J. More...

Wade:“(Lady Indians) have a lot of work to do.”

Experience matters.  Gaffney High girls basketball coach Susan Wade said her inexperienced squad learned that lesson this year.  “We know the things we need to work on,” said Wade, who will lose only one starter to graduation.&n More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Coordinate S.C. colleges

When the University of South Carolina managed to circumvent the scrutiny of the Commission on Higher Education and open the state’s third medical school in Greenville, some questioned whether the system of governance for public colleges needed More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Nationwide charity drive which started in S.C. gets ‘Souper’ results

Sunday, Feb. 5, was a special time for our nation: the Super Bowl, one of America’s great traditions. More...

THE MOSS REPORT

The state House agenda

The House agenda has included property tax reform, tort reform, campaign finance reform, the creation of charter schools, illegal immigration reform and workers’ compensation reform, among many others.  More...

National News

MISS CLEMSON —

Sydney Ford, of Gaffney, is the new Miss Clemson Teen 2012. The 16-year-old was crowned January 21 at Pickens High School. Sydney is presently a Junior at Gaffney High School. More...

SKYPE LESSON —

Students from Linda Ramsey's fourth grade class at Draytonville Elementary recently performed a Reader's Theater on Skype for students at Mary Bramlett Elementary. 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?