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Gaffney’s Byars doesn’t ‘survive’ past 9th Tribal Council session

It’s often said that this is a man’s world.  At this point in the current season of “Survivor: One World,” however, nothing could be further from the truth.  More...

LifeStyles

Need a night out? CAVA invites you to come to a painting party

No experience necessary to join in on the fun

Everyone needs a night out occasionally to relax, to unwind and have a little fun... but dinner and a movie can get boring after a while if it's the only thing you ever do. More...

Brookview hosts successful health fair

Brookview HealthCare sponsored a health fair last week with many local vendors on hand to provide free screenings and offer information. More...

First ‘Miss Junior Bethel’ pageant set for April 15

Bethel Baptist Church will host its first Miss Junior Bethel pageant on Sunday, April 15, at 5 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Carol Ann Butler

ROCK HILL – Carol Ann Butler, 68, one of the Lord’s Angels, was called home on April 10, 2012. Mrs. More...

Ruth Pennington

Ruth Crow Pennington, 73, formerly of 202 Oak St., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at Magnolia Manor of Spartanburg.  Born in Cowpens, she was the wife of John Lee Pennington of Gaffney and daughter of the late Jess a More...

Nancy Farland

Nancy Anne Scullen Farland, 67, 200 W. Carolina St., Blacksburg, died at home.  Formerly of Stow, Mass., she was the wife of the late Kenneth G. Farland. Shewas an associate of the Cracker Barrel Restaurant, where she served as hostess. More...

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The Sunday School Lesson

Cleansing the Temple

JOHN 2:13 And the Jews’ passover was at hand, and Je’sus went up to Je-ru’sa-lem,  14 And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting:  More...

Stories Behind The Hymns

Mary To Her Savior’s Tomb

This is a great hymn for our Easter season. The text for this inspirational hymn was St. Mark 16: 1-6.  More...

Police investigating shootings that damaged vehicle, apartments

Although no injuries were reported, a vehicle and two apartments on East Junior High Road were damaged by gunfire during a late Wednesday night incident that's under investigation by the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office. More...

Woman struck by stolen police car sues city

A Gaffney woman has sued the City of Gaffney in Cherokee County Court of Common Pleas for injuries she suffered in June 2010 when a man fleeing from city officers in a stolen police cruiser crashed into her on Highway 18.  More...

Legendary singing group calls it quits

After more than four decades of singing God’s praises, the All Male Chorus of Blacksburg has decided to let someone else take center stage.  More...

Local News

Robotics program receives grant

Duke Energy Foundation gives $100,000 to improve STEM skills

Spartanburg Community College has received a $100,000 grant to support a new LEGO Robotics program on the Cherokee County branch campus.  More...

Festival to get more H tax money, but not as much as they wanted

The South Carolina Peach Festival will have to make do with only $15,000 in city Hospitality Tax revenue this year.  Festival organizers wanted $27,120 to pay for the festival’s expanded 2-day downtown events. More...

City agrees, in part, to county’s request

There’s still not a handshake deal but city leaders moved closer last week in helping to remove an eyesore from the new county administration building.  More...

Sports

A New Power Arises?

MichaelWaltrip Racing establishing itself as a force in the Sprint Cup Series

In its sixth full season of Sprint Cup competition, Michael Waltrip Racing is making a push at becoming a powerhouse on NASCAR’s premier circuit.  More...

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Columns

THEIR VIEWS

Nuclear plant approval welcome news for the state   The approval by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission of two new nuclear reactors near Columbia is a step forward for South Carolina in terms of energy security, environmental stewardship and econo More...

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More unwelcome (sports) news

Writers for network sitcoms received quite their fill of material this past week, emanating these days from a source which has become all too common in our society.  Guess we can call it “Behaving Badly: Awkward Moments Bringing Coaches To 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?