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Gaffney firefighters honored for saving lightning strike victim

Four members of the City of Gaffney Fire Department were honored Tuesday during the Gaffney City Council meeting for their efforts July 16 in responding to a lightning strike.  More...

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Wide variety of events highlight September in City of Gaffney

The Gaffney Visitors Center and Art Gallery has put together the following list of events that are planned in Gaffney during September:  Limestone College Athletic Events: Available upon request or at www.getintogaffney.com.  Ceramic exhibi More...

City will host book signing Sept. 8 for two local authors

The City of Gaffney will host a book signing for two local authors on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 10 a.m. at the Gaffney Visitors Center and Art Gallery, 210 W. Frederick St.  More...

ENGAGEMENT

Knight – Keener

Charles and Christina Richards of Cowpens announce the engagement of their daughter, Cortney Michelle Knight, to Kevin Dale Keener, son of David and Judy Keenan of Gaffney.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Shirley Hester, 72, Cherokee County native

Shirley A. Hester, 72, of 321 E. Jennings St., Lincolnton, N.C., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, at Lincoln Nursing Center, Lincolnton.  Born in Cherokee County, she was the wife of the late Lloyd T. More...

Eddie Sarratt, 60, member of Foster Funeral Home family for 30 years

Eddie Ray Sarratt, affectionately called "Underdog," 60, of 110 Cudd St., passed on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at 6 p.m. at his residence.  Son of the late Eddie Sarratt and the late Ophelia Dawkins Sarratt, he was born on Sept. More...

Bea Osment, 79, a homemaker

Barbara Beatrice Mullinax Osment, 79, of 3246 Wilkinsville Hwy., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Sept. More...

Man who tried to steal trailer from sheriff pleads guilty

A 38-year-old Blacksburg man arrested earlier this year following the investigation of what deputies said was “quite possibly the most ill-conceived plan” they had ever seen entered a guilty plea Tuesday morning to the attempted grand lar More...

THREE SUBMIT PERFECT FOOTBALL CONTEST ENTRIES

Three entrants in our football contest started the season off dead-solid perfect, correctly predicting the winners of all 12 games.  But Jeffrey Lawson was more perfect than the other two, picking the closest tie-breaker score in the Byrnes-Wood More...

Local News

Finishing touches being applied

The new county administration building seems to have risen in a blink.  The finishing touches, though, will take a more measured pace.  Cherokee County Assistant Administrator Holland Belue said there still remains some outside work to comp More...

Volunteers pack 100,000 meals

Limestone College’s Timken Gym was bustling with activity as volunteers teamed up to pack 100,000 meals for Stop Hunger Now.  On August 20, Limestone College athletes packed 80,000 meals and on August 21 Gaffney Rotary Club teamed with 40 More...

Adult Ed receives $80,000 grant

Cherokee County Adult Education has received an $80,000 grant to continue a pilot project this year focused on preparing students for college.  More...

Sports

Davis shines in Heels’ debut

Acrobatic grab named “ACC Must See Moment”

Talk about making a good first impression.  In his first game at North Carolina, Gaffney’s Quinshad Davis made a spectacular leaping catch to help set up a score in the Tar Heels’ 62-0 rout of Elon Saturday.  Davis appeared to More...

Indians working out the kinks

The Gaffney Indians have plenty of work to do with their passing game before they can seriously contend for a state championship.  Chances are they’ll do it.  Through three games, Gaffney coach Dan Jones said the Indians haven’t More...

Wilson adds to trophy collection

Gaffney’s Tony Wilson added more hardware to his growing trophy collection.  The local bodybuilder took home the Men’s Overall championship at the NPC Mr. Upstate Classic on Aug. 4 in Spartanburg. More...

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THEIR VIEWS

Campaigns offer America little hope for real leadership

To Republican Mitt Romney and Democrat Barack Obama and the national conventions of both parties: What is good for a presidential campaign is not always good for the voter. More...

One-stop shopping for permits

Any time a state agency can cut red tape without sacrificing the quality of service, it’s a good idea. Catherine Templeton, director of the S.C. 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?