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Come ALL YE FAITHFUL

Cherokee County residents received a heaping helping of holiday cheer on Dec. 8. More...

WHAT’S UP

Support groups l AA meetings are held Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m. and Wednesday and Saturday at noon in the building behind Limestone Street United Methodist Church on Carlisle Street. More...

Sports

Gaffney defensive end sets 3 official visits

Santa Claus might want to bring Gaffney’s Jaylen Miller some luggage because he’ll be on the road a lot in the new year.  The Shrine Bowl defensive end has three official visits planned for January beginning with Wake Forest on Jan. More...

Indians romp past Riverside

Several of the Gaffney Indians were feeling under the weather, including head coach Mark Huff, but it was the Riverside Warriors feeling the most pain after taking a 110-45 beating Tuesday at The Burial Ground.  Huff missed the game with flu-lik More...

Lady Indians rally to beat Riverside; now 2-0 in region

Gaffney girls varsity coach Susan Wade wasn’t going to let Riverside’s Victoria Leroy do any more damage.  So, Wade made an adjustment as the Lady Indians rallied from an 8- point third- quarter deficit to beat Riverside, 55- 42, Tu More...

Greater police presence seen at schools here

Although it occurred hundreds of miles away, reverberations from the shocking act of violence at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school Friday that claimed the lives of 26 people, including 20 young children, were immediately felt locally.  More...

SINCE THE END IS COMING FRIDAY, CAN I HAVE YOUR CAR?

Readers not convinced of Mayan doomsday prophecy

What if the Mayans were right? What if the world is at the doorstep of a full-blown life-ending calamity?  If so, many Cherokee County residents said they would welcome the end with open arms. More...

Local News

County OKs sale to city

More than three years after the original negotiations with Milliken, Cherokee County Council on Monday authorized the sale of a portion of the Big Mill property to the City of Gaffney.  According to its agreement with Milliken, the county must s More...

FUND STARTED

— Austin Darrah, 16, was critically injured in a Dec. 10 accident and remains hospitalized in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

GRAND PRIZEWINNER

Limestone College congratulates Mr. and Mrs. Kent Sellars of 520 E. Rutledge Ave. for being the grand prize winner during the Sixth Limestone Luminaries Christmas Decorating Contest. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ronald Graves

SHELBY — Ronald Lee Graves, 56, fondly known to all as "Painter", quietly passed away on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at his home at 406 Gardner Street in Shelby. He had been through many trials in the past few months pertaining to his health. More...

Marek Smith

Infant Marek Smith, 1, of 702 Littlejohn Street, passed on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.  The son of Mrs. Elizabeth Cunningham and Mark Smith Jr., both of Gaffney, was born on June 11, 2011 in Gaffney.  More...

Kenneth Hendrix

Kenneth Earl Hendrix, 71, of 329 Grambling Ferry Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Columns

READERS ON THE ROAD

  Pictured here is 3rd Plt. 1st squad of bravo company 1-118 cAb inf. reg. stationed in Gaffney and currently deployed in Kosovo as Kfor XVi. they are (back row, left to right) Pfc blake (big country) ricketts, sgt. More...

LETTER

SCDOT employees discover, help rescue woman trapped inside wrecked vehicle  Dear Editor:  I would like to share an incident with your readers that occurred Thursday morning, Dec. 6, at approximately 8 a.m. and recognizes two heroes.  More...

THEIR VIEW

Seniors have new advocate in Columbia

For most of his 30-plus years in the South Carolina legislature, whenever Glenn McConnell spoke, people listened.  The longtime Senate president pro tempore now uses that voice to advocate for the elderly.  And people need to listen.  More...

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