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Oranges, pecans, coconut enhance classic carrot cake

As winter settles in with colder mornings and chilly nights, people are drawn to their kitchens to make delicious meals with desserts that bring heart-warming comfort to the soul. More...

Translational research: An update on breakthrough medical treatments

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Imagine reprogramming skin and blood cells to heal an injured organ. Or, consider the potential benefits of all patients knowing their personal genomes and being able to customize health care to their particular genes.  More...


Parker – Pennington

Mr. and Mrs. Billy Ray Parker of Spartanburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Mandy Lynn, to Shane Eugene Pennington of Pacolet.  Miss Parker is a radiographer with the Greenville Hospital System.  Mr. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ruby Ann Byars, worked as spinner in textiles

Ruby Ann (Granny) Byars, 78, of 138 1/2 Jefferson St., Gaffney, passed away Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at her residence.  Born in Gaffney, Mrs. Byars was the widow of Grady Leon Byars Sr. More...

Local News

Students in after-school program show marked improvement

With each passing school day, local students attending after-school programs courtesy of the Boys and Girls Club of the Upstate prove they are in good hands.  More...


Deal reached for stopping spike in milk prices

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top leaders in both parties on the House and Senate Agriculture committees have agreed to a one-year extension of the 2008 farm bill that expired in October, a move that could head off a possible doubling of milk prices ne More...

Paying cash has its downside, Cherokee County family discovers

Living in virtual financial anonymity would seem to have an upside in this day and age of increasingly digitized records and hacker attacks.  But as one local family discovered, it can also have drawbacks when it comes time to seek protection.&n More...



If this calendar year were to be the last for fans of Cherokee County athletics, they were sure offered a treat in 2012. More...

Another football season — gone, but not forgotten

Rarely is an area able to mutually enjoy the ride. But for fans of Blacksburg and Gaffney high football teams, the 2012 season was one neither will soon forget. For Gaffney, the goal was simple; FINISH. More...



Families should remain the focus as we enter a new year

I wrote 48 columns that appeared in this spot during the past year.  This is number 49. More...

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