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‘Internet cafe’ would have newest version of video poker

While local police officials say they haven’t yet seen any of the new forms of allegedly legal video poker machines popping up in Cherokee County, there is interest from machine operators in placing them here.  Gaffney Police Chief Rick Tu More...

LifeStyles

Limestone alumnus returns to Gaffney for Feb. 21 recital

Dr. Gregory Thompson will perform works by history's most well-known composers

Accomplished pianist and Limestone College alumnus Dr. Gregory Thompson will return to his alma mater on Tuesday, Feb. 21, to present a recital of works by some of history’s most wellknown composers. The concert, which begins at 7:30 p.m. More...

Some touted benefits of juicing fruits, veggies are far-fetched

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Charter school request approved

Crenshaw Charter School organizers were granted an extension Monday by the Cherokee County School Board. The group has until June 30 to find a suitable school facility.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Robert Standifer

Robert Standifer of Gaffney passed away on Feb. 7, 2012, at the age of 86 .  Born in Tyler, Texas, Bob was employed in 1947 by Armour Pharmaceutical, currently CSL Behring, in Fort Worth, Texas. More...

Edward “Mossman” Moss

Edward “Mossman” Moss, 62, of 110 Southview Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, at his residence.  More...

Elaine Wood Fields

Funeral service for Mrs. Elaine Wood Fields, 71, of 100 Mimosa Drive, will be held on Saturday, Feb. 18, at noon at Limestone Missionary Baptist Church with the Revs. More...

GREEN TEENS get grant to go herbal

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Gaffney High students are featured in a new commercial showing how the school is an environment champion. More...

'Hilarity for Charity' is Friday night

If laughter is a medicine, comedian Dennis Swanberg likes to believe he has quite the supply of the rare commodity. More...

Local News

Shelby Eye Centers announces new partner

Shelby Eye Centers, P.A., announces that Nancy E. Cline, M.D., has been named a partner in the practice with Stephen J. Bogan, M.D., FACS.  More...

Limestone College to host Teacher Cadet conference

Limestone College will host the Upstate Teacher Cadet Conference at its Gaffney campus on Tuesday, March 15 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. The conference is open to all high school juniors and seniors interested in a career in education. More...

Gaffney Wild Turkey Federation banquet set for Friday, Feb. 24

The Gaffhey Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) will hold its annual fund-raising banquet on Friday, Feb. 24, at Broad River Electric Coopertative, 811 Hamrick St.  More...

Sports

Indians survive Easley comeback to win 81-77

WIll face Irmo in third round of playoffs

As the old saying goes, 'live by the three, die by the three'. Easley did the latter Saturday as Gaffney breathed a sigh of relief, holding on to an 81-77 win in a second-round playoff matchup Saturday at The Burial Ground. More...

Gaffney grapplers take aim at upper state

Move over Jared.  Subway just might have found a new pitchman in Gaffney High senior wrestler Nick Mabry.  Mabry shed about 35 pounds this season by swearing off junk food in favor of Subway sandwiches.  The result - a leaner, stronger More...

Saints edge Mars Hill in extra innings

Junior DH Stephen Crowe finished with a pair of hits, including a monster home run in the bottom of the 14th inning, to lead Limestone College (4-3) to a 4-3 win over Mars Hill College (2-6) in nonconference baseball action Wednesday at Bob Prevatte More...

Columns

THEIR VIEWS

Resolve the Ard case

For both the good of the state and in fairness to Lt. Gov. Ken Ard, the state grand jury needs to complete its investigation of Ard and announce a decision on whether he will be prosecuted.  More...

Are S.C. college grads educated?

In their much-acclaimed book, “Academically Adrift,” which was released last year, authors Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa use significant research to reach the devastating conclusion that college students study little and so, no surprise, More...

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