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Local GOP Party boss quits to run for council

In a surprise move, at least as far as party unity is concerned, Cherokee County Republican Party Chairman Steven Blanton resigned Friday morning to run against an incumbent GOP Cherokee County councilman.  Blanton will face District 3 Councilma More...

State, county unemployment rates decline

South Carolina’s unemployment rate dropped for the seventh consecutive month to 9.1 percent in February, according to the latest unemployment estimates released Friday, while the majority of South Carolina’s counties also saw their job fo More...

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Limestone Brass Ensemble, Men’s Ensemble and Jazz Combo in concert April 3

The Limestone College Music Department will showcase its Brass Ensemble, Jazz Combo and Men’s Ensemble during a concert on Tuesday, April 3. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7:30 p.m. More...

St. Paul’s will host fundraiser April 14

St. Paul's Lutheran Church will host a "Don't Let the IRS Take your Steak" fundraiser on Saturday, April 14, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. More...

Chimney Rock’s annual Easter Sunrise Service is set for April 8

CHIMNEY ROCK, N.C. – An annual community event in Western North Carolina, Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park’s annual Easter Sunrise Service attracts more than 1,000 early risers from around the Southeast each year. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Arthur Lakey

INMAN – Arthur "Lakey" Winston Lakey, 70, of 1731 Holly Springs Road, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2012.  Born in Nixon, Texas, on Sept. 14,1941, he was the son of the lateWilliam C. More...

Rickey Eugene Studyvance

Rickey Eugene Studyvance, 53, of Gaffney, passed on Saturday, March 31, 2012, in Gaffney.  Son of the late Furman Studyvance and the late Carrie Mae Butler Studyvance, he was born on Oct. 13, 1958, in Cherokee County. More...

Jacquelyn “Jackie” Floyd Beville

Jacquelyn “Jackie” Floyd Beville, 61, of Olaton, Ky., passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at her residence.  More...

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Class rings are a sign ‘You will graduate’

A timeless high school tradition is that of the ring ceremony. Your high school ring will draw memories of your time there for the rest of your life. More...

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Man walking on tracks hit, killed by train

An Amtrak passenger train struck and killed a 53-year old Gaffney man early Saturday.  Rickey Eugene Studyvance, of 539 6th Street, was hit approximately 50 feet from the 3rd Street crossing at 12:16 a.m.  The train, with 216 people aboard, More...

Nuclear accident drill ‘went well’

One by one, evacuees from York County stepped up to a rectangular screening device outside Gaffney High School and waited for the telltale sound.  “He’s clean,” an official said of one evacuee as the device responded with a pos More...

Authorities chase leads in homicide investigation

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office investigators continued to look for answers over the weekend in the homicide of a 23-year-old Charlotte, N.C., man, whose body was found Thursday morning near a Blacksburg pond.  More...

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Gaffney native selected for acting internship

Surrounded by fireflies, Gaffney resident Evan Goetz will be in his natural element when he performs at the Serenbe Playhouse this summer.  More...

Town council OKs Blacksburg budget

Little discussion was needed for Blacksburg town officials to vote the municipality’s new spending plan into law.  More...

QUACK, QUACK

— We're not sure if it's in the middle of a migration, but this (toy) duck was spotted lounging around the circular fountain outside Gaffney City Hall last week. More...

Sports

Indians sock three homers in win

The Gaffney Indians made a resounding statement with three home runs in an 13-11 win at Rock Hill on Friday.  Interestingly, the Indians entered the game without hitting a home run, but Clay McKowen ended that drought in the second inning with a More...

Prager paces Limestone past BelmontAbbey

In a game that was competitive for all of 53 seconds, No. 5 Limestone blitzed rival Belmont Abbey 22-8 in an NCAA Division II women’s lacrosse game on Saturday.  More...

Davidson wins sprint events in Indians' win over Shelby, Chapman

Gaffney’s O’bryant Davidson sure picked up the slack for an injured Marquis Jackson.  Davidson swept the sprint events, winning the 100- and 200-meter events, to lead the Indians past Shelby and Chapman in a tri-meet on Thursday.&nbs More...

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Easter: A time for excitement

Why do Christians get so joyous and excited over Easter?  They might march in the Easter Parade and entertain a visit from the Easter Bunny to their children, but the real reason is to be found elsewhere.  More...

THEIR VIEWS

Tax reform package offers chance for change   State House leaders have delivered a seven-part tax reform effort that includes eliminating most sales tax exemptions and reducing the overall sales tax rate.  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?