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Gaffney High JROTC earns Distinguished Unit Award

The Gaffney High Junior ROTC has been named one of the nation’s top Air Force student groups for the 10th straight year.  Gaffney High has received the Distinguished Unit Award every year since the Air Force introduced the award in 2002. More...

LifeStyles

Limestone golf team exchanges clubs for brooms, mops and brushes to help out at Meals onWheels

The   Limestone College golf team spent an afternoon in August volunteering at Meals on Wheels. Helping out were Cody  More...

Rock Springs Church hosts ‘Ride for the Rock’

BLACKSBURG – Rock Springs Baptist Church will host “Ride for the Rock” on Saturday, Sept. 22.  The motorcycle ride will last approximately one hour and is a fund raiser for the church’s building fund. More...

AAUW COLLECTS BOOKS FOR READ TO ME, CHEROKEE –

At the September 10 AAUW meeting, members Kathy Phillips, Jan Sarratt and Pat Hall (l-r) displayed some of the more than 410 children's books that the organization collected to give to Read to Me, Ch More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Kenny Humphries, 63, self-employed in sales

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Nolan Kent (Kenny) Humphries, 63, of Knoxville, passed away Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at Physicians Regional Medical Center.  Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Lew S. More...

James (Shorty) Owens, an avid TV watcher and loved his family, yard work and boating

James Edward (Shorty) Owens, 82, of 615 Stephenson St., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at St. Francis Hospital Eastside in Greenville.  More...

Dora Eason, 96, management associate in the retail industry

Dora K. Whelchel Eason, 96, of 237 Tryon Road, Rutherfordton, N.C., formerly of Mooresboro, N.C., entered into eternal rest on Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at Willow Ridge Rehabilitation and Living Center in Rutherfordton.  More...

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The Sunday School Lesson

Steadfast Fortitude

Hebrews 12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,  More...

Stories Behind The Hymns

Awake, My Soul, And With The Sun

Awake, My Soul,  And With The Sun  Author: Thomas Ken  Composer: Joseph Mainzer  (1801-1851)  More...

Breaking News - 9/17/2012 12:10 PM

Crash victim dies

Fiery accident kills diver

A Monday morning accident on Interstate 85 involving two vehicles, one of which caught fire, has resulted in one fatality, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.  More...

Breaking News - 9/17/2012 8:17 AM

Car on fire

An accident on I-85 at Hwy. 11 this morning disrupted traffic but apparently the driver of this car was not seriously injured as passersby helped pull him from the vehicle before it caught on fire. More...

Officials unveil list of C-fund paving projects

Stacy Drive, Hetty Hill Street and Hillside Drive are among the 30 roads slated for resurfacing by Cherokee County Council.  Last month, council awarded the paving contract to Boggs Paving, which submitted the low bid of $1,239,374.70.  More...

Capt. Case still helping to mend people’s lives

Nerves riddled and weary from worrying about an impending surgical procedure, former surgeon’s assistant Joanne Case would take the hand of patients and lead them in a quick word of prayer in an effort to assure them everything would be alright More...

Local News

Motorcycle ride to help give troops a ‘taste of home’

Whether stationed a state away or deployed overseas, the local Military Family Support Group wants to provide troops with a small taste of home this holiday season.  More...

POLICE REPORT

Police investigate theft of check stolen from Pine Street mailbox

A thief allegedly made off with a check from a Pine St. mailbox, a report at the Gaffney Police Department states.  The check was placed in the box Sept. 9 and shortly before 7 a.m. More...

Car show, silent auction set for Saturday, Sept. 22

As summer draws to an end, so is a local mechanic’s time under the hood of his classic vehicle.  A project taking much of the year to complete, classic and customized cars will descend on a variety of car shows this fall, showing off what More...

Sports

A girl tackling football

Shelbie Sellars was about 10 years old when she found out how much fun it can be to knock somebody to the ground or catch a pass.  She was playing tight end for a local youth football team when she executed a block to spring a running back for a More...

Wildcats face familiar offense

After two close losses, Blacksburg players will have a chance to write a better ending Friday when region play begins against Crescent.  More...

GHS coaches to spend game night in stands, not sidelines

It’s no surprise that Gaffney High head coach Dan Jones will be in a football stadium tonight. More...

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THE RASMUSSEN REPORT

Let individuals, not politicians, make health care decisions

The health care debate is a great example of why Americans hate politics.  More...

OUR VIEW What is wrong with this picture? USPS picks winners and losers

— an editorial from the national newspaper association

The newspaper business — both small and large papers — has sounded full-throated opposition this past month about a plan by the U.S. More...

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