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House OKs legislation to ban texting while driving

By an overwhelming majority, members of the South Carolina House of Representatives approved a bill Wednesday afternoon that could make texting behind the wheel illegal in the state.  More...

National Guard pilots give students closeup look at UH-72 helicopter

U.S. Army National Guard pilots Steve Shore and C.W. Weaver have made a career of flying military helicopters on combat missions and assisting law enforcement officers in bringing bad guys to justice.  More...

LifeStyles

Cherokee County Meals On Wheels to hold March For Meals campaign

Support will help to continue feeding homebound seniors in our community

Cherokee County Meals on Wheels will be participating in the national 2012 March For Meals campaign. More...

Hammond discusses local Boys and Girls Clubs at February meeting of TuesdayWomen’s Club

The Tuesday Women’s Club held its February meeting on Valentine’s Day in the Winnie Davis Hall, located on the Limestone College campus. More...

ANNIVERSARY

Couple married 50 years

Clint B. and Doris F. Mills will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on March 10, 2012.  Mr. and Mrs. Mills were married by Probate Judge Bobby R. Douglas in 1962.  Their children are Pamela H. Hammond of Garden City and Sandra M. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ronnie Pledger

COWPENS – Ronnie S. Pledger, 45, of 709 Mayo Road, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at his residence.  A native of Cleveland County, N.C., he was born April 4, 1966, son of Larry Gene Pledger Sr. and Patsy Jones McLaurin. More...

Millicent “Mickey” Harmon

Millicent Sparks Harmon, 98, formerly of Chesnee Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at Peachtree Centre .  More...

Frances Whelchel

Frances McSwain Whelchel, 84, of 413 Concord Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 8, 2012, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.  Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Joseph Whelchel and daughter of the late Frank and Mary Patri More...

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We want our cash fast and we want it easy

Practically any day I visit the local police stations to peruse the reports that had been filed, I can almost always count on seeing a specific type of complaint — check fraud — or at least a variation of it.  More...

THEIR VIEW

No excuse for privacy provision

As legislators look at making needed financial reforms for the state’s troubled pension plan, they should also open the system to greater scrutiny. More...

Breaking News - 3/10/2012 9:57 AM

Man dies in fire

Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler says a Gaffney man died after being trapped inside his burning home Friday night. Fowler identified the victim as 65 year old George Promenschenkel of 914 Carolina Ridge Road. More...

DON'T FORGET TO SET YOUR CLOCKS FORWARD

Daylight Savings Time returns Sunday. More...

Blacksburg High plagued by drainage problem

Drainage problems dating back to last summer have caused flooding during hard rains at Blacksburg High School.  A heavy rainfall last June sent water surging from a parking lot across the road into the main Blacksburg High building. More...

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Police Reports

Man transported to hospital after being stabbed...by a gutter?   Gaffney police were called to investigate an apparent stabbing incident that occurred March 1.  More...

GHS students taking some luck of the Irish to young hospital patients

Green sunglasses and Irish leprechaun hats appear to be the only items Gaffney High students still need before a March 12 visit to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Greenville.  More...

BHS to host History Bowl Saturday

History students from 11 schools will match wits Saturday in the state’s History Bowl competition at Blacksburg High.  The school’s History Club was chosen to host the second annual history quiz bowl tournament started by former Jeop More...

Sports

McCurry leads Cats to region-opening win

Forget about the 3-run homer, the Blacksburg Wildcats are content to manufacture runs this year.  The Wildcats got the most out of seven hits to down Whitmire 8-3 Wednesday in the region opener for both teams.  Evan McCurry went five strong More...

Indians rally to topple Vikings, 10-8

Another game. More...

PRACTICE SHOTS

- Gaffney High junior varsity soccer player Molly Humphries gets in some last second practice shots on goal prior to the start of the Lady Indians game with Lancaster on Wednesday. More...

Letters

Book sales are going well

Dear Cody:  Thank you for the article about my book release last Wednesday.  IT WAS A LONG TIME AGO AND A LONG WAY FROM HOME, BUT GOD WAS THERE.  More...

Hero pulled woman from burning car

Dear Editor:  This is to thank a young man who is truly a hero.  I am the mother of Tina Bryant. She is the person whose brakes locked and hit the school bus.  Thank you Casey Hames for saving my daughter. More...

Meals OnWheels gearing up for lunch event

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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?