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County building project on track

Construction of the county’s new $9.45 million county administration building is right on track.  “Overall, things are going great,” Cherokee County Assistant Administrator Holland Belue said.  “There are a lot of di More...

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WHAT’S UP

Meeting ffi The Cherokee County Democratic Party will conduct precinct reorganization meetings on Saturday, March 3, at 2 p.m. in the Gaffney Middle School gymnasium. All precincts will meet together at this reorganization meeting.  More...

Kenzley Danielle Thomas

Melissa Danielle Ponds and Billy Scott Thomas announce the birth of their daughter, Kenzley Danielle, on Feb. 3, 2012, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center weighing 7 lbs. 11 ozs.  Maternal grandparents are Dale and Rhonda Ponds. More...

Legacie Demiah Palmer

Dana Dawkins and Marquell Palmer announce the birth of their daughter, Legacie Demiah Palmer, on Jan. 18, 2012, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center weighing 6 lbs. 12 ozs.  Maternal grandparents are Chantale Wilson and Eric Dawkins of Gaffney. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Marvin W. Farris

BLACKSBURG – Marvin Waldo Farris, 79, of 164 McKee Drive, passed away Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  More...

Jody Anderson

MOORESBORO, N.C. – Lynn Ashton Anderson, 58, of 108 Stoney Brook Trail, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at Kings Mountain Hospice House. More...

Bobby Wallace

Bobby Glenn Wallace, 78, of 278 Beason Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. More...

Other News

Ola H. Copeland Community Learning Center

GRADES — MIDDLE SCHOOL, HIGH SCHOOL, ADULT STUDENTS 600 STUDENTS SERVED DURING THE 2010- 2011 SCHOO YEAR DIRECTOR LISA HANNON SCHOOL ADDRESS: 243 ALLISON DRIVE GAFFNEY, S. C. 29341 PHONE: 487- 7152

SCHOOL ORIGIN: The adult education program was initially housed in an office at Cherokee Plaza in the early 1990s. The school district moved adult education into the old Limestone Elementary when the school closed in 1998. More...

Stats show city crime numbers on the decline

The number of property crimes in Gaffney declined for the fifth consecutive year while the number of violent crimes went down for the second year in a row, according to endof year crime statistics that have been posted on the Gaffney Police Departmen More...

ART EXHIBIT

An assortment of African-American art is on display at Gaffney City Hall, courtesy of Gaffney resident Karen Reid. More...

New GED test will cost more; emphasize math, computer skills

A new GED test will be introduced in 2014 and become more difficult to pass.  The national test provides a way for adult students who didn’t graduate from high school to complete their high school education. More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

* A vehicle was reported stolen recently from the 1200 block of North Limestone Street. According to the Gaffney Police Department, someone took a white-colored 2010 Dodge Charger from a driveway between 7:40 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. More...

SCDCA warns of scam

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) has become aware that scam artists are once again following the headlines in their attempts to separate consumers fromtheir personal information.  More...

Blacksburg hopes to line main street with banners

Identity is everything … and Blacksburg officials are intent on letting those commuting through town know they are traveling through the "Gateway of South Carolina."  More...

Sports

Mabry captures upper state crown

Gaffney hasn’t had an upper state wrestling champion in recent history.  Sophomore Thomas Mabry changed that Saturday.  Mabry earned a 7-4 decision over Byrnes’ Cody Simpson to capture the 152- pound championship at the upper st More...

Commentary

Basketball royalty on display here

The Palmetto State’s version of ‘basketball royalty’ will be on display Tuesday when Gaffney hosts Irmo in an upperstate semifinal.  Irmo’s Tim Whipple has won countless region championships and four state Class 4A state More...

Calhoun County tops LadyWildcats, 48-38

One statistic in particular stood out for Blacksburg girls varsity basketball coach Darryl Sanders - 23 turnovers.  Those miscues and poor shooting were the Lady Wildcats undoing in a 48-38 secondround playoff loss at Calhoun County on Friday.&n More...

Columns

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

On love and being loved

My wish for you today, my friend, is that you had a very meaningful VALENTINE’S DAY!!  I believe it to be one of our most significant special days. It reminds us of one of the most basic needs of all human kind: TO LOVE AND BE LOVED.  More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Ready for another rotten highway bill?

The Congressional Budget Office now estimates that our national debt could nearly double over the next 10 years — to an astounding $29.4 trillion from $15 trillion today — so you might think Washington would be looking to stop the fiscal 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?