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BURNING RUBBER ... ... For a very worthy cause

They came.  They saw.  They burned rubber.  Burnouts are an awe-inspiring and expensive way to waste tires. More...

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Thompson – Clark vows said March 26

Brieanna Marie Thompson of Montpelier, Ohio, and Stephen Bratton Clark of Norfolk Va., exchanged marriage vows on March 26, 2012, at Lindsay Plantation in Taylors. The Rev. Penny Reynolds conducted the 2 p.m. double ring ceremony. More...

Ronald McDonald will visit Blacksburg and Gaffney libraries on Thursday, July 12

Ronald McDonald will visiti Cherokee County this week to present "Dream Big" at the Gaffney library on Thursday, July 12, at 10:30 a.m. and at the Blacksburg library at 2:30 p.m. later that same day.  More...

Keeping kids sun-safe this summer and all year long

Skin Cancer Foundation offers sun safety tips for children

With summer under way, children will spend more time outdoors, in backyards and at parks, summer camps, beaches and other vacation destinations. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jennie Phillips, 90, Hamrick Mills retiree

Jennie Marina Phillips, 90, formerly of 194 Draytonville Church Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 6, 2012, at Emeritus at Skylyn Place.  Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late Hyder and Martha Owensby Phillips. More...

Nancy Joan Mathis Bryant, retail manager

BREVARD, N.C. – Nancy Joan Mathis Bryant, 64, formerly of Gaffney, S.C., entered into eternal rest on Sunday, July 1, 2012, at The Brian Center in Brevard.  Born Aug. More...

Ada Sims, 90, loved flowers and working in her yard Ada Mae Hope Farish

Sims, 90, of 105-A Thompson St., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 6, 2012, at her residence.  More...

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THE MOSS REPORT

State government avoids shutdown

We compromised on a new state general fund budget totaling $6.8 billion and passed a continuing resolution which keeps state government operational at current spending beyond midnight Saturday, the end of the fiscal year. More...

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED

Who’s doing your thinking?

Thinking is gradually, but surely, becoming a lost art. Fortunately, in America, it is not being taken from us by force but subtly we are being encouraged to give it up. More...

Festival kickoff party Thursday

Bluegrass music and homemade peach cobbler are just a couple of reasons to stop by the traditional kickoff party Thursday for the South Carolina Peach Festival.  More...

Heat wave not draining power supply

Customers cranking up their air conditioners to keep cool have helped the Gaffney Board of Public Works set a peak usage mark for the year.  However, it will take a few more hot days for the utility to set a new all-time record.  The utilit More...

State sets aside funds for new SCC building here

Spartanburg Community College (SCC) moved one step closer Friday to building a new $4.2 million training facility in Cherokee County when the project was funded in this year’s state budget.  More...

Gaffney Fire Department takes delivery of six new automated defibrillators

When someone suffers from a cardiac emergency, experts say three factors are key to survival.  There’s early CPR, early defibrillation and early advanced care at a hospital.  More...

Local News

The Barbarian to face Ricky Morton

World famous pro wrestlers Ricky Morton and The Barbarian will rekindle their feud in a free show Saturday at the South Carolina Peach Festival.  Morton has held 79 championships in his career and is best known for his appearances with Robert G More...

Council approves search

Cherokee County Council on Monday gave its approval to begin the search for a new county finance director.  Cherokee County Assistant Administrator Holland Belue said he’s working with auditors to finalize the job description before advert More...

Local teens preparing to go to work helping others

It may be hot outside, but hundreds of local teens next week will go to work in an effort to bring a little relief to those who cannot help themselves.  Grabbing hammers, nails and an assortment of other tools, church youth groups will scatter t More...

Sports

Post 109 jrs. open playoffs on roll

Post 109 junior coach Aaron Epps has a good feeling about his team as it prepares for a first round playoff matchup with Greenville. Game one of the best-of-three series is slated for today at 7 p.m. at Commissioners Field. More...

Post 109 denied berth in playoffs

Post 109 won’t get the chance to defend their state and regional championships.  Ian Metts smacked a two-run homer and Wes Schuler scattered five hits as Spartanburg beat Post 109 4-1 in a play-in game Friday that clinched the fourth and f More...

Former Gaffney standout plans to make most of second chance at Mars Hill

Sitting solitary at the kitchen table, Gaffney’s Denzelle Good wondered often about his future.  Three years ago, that future looked bright for the former Shrine Bowl offensive lineman and North Carolina State signee.  Following surge More...

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