February 1, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Woman claims she’s all shook up by ammo tests

She says it’s like waking up with a jet hovering overhead, but a Cherokee County resident’s house is not next to an airport — it’s next to the DSE Inc. ammunitions plant on Hwy. 329.  More...

Hear ye! Hear ye!

Children enrolled in four county schools could be eligible for free tutoring help this spring.  All students in Luther Vaughan Elementary and Mary Bramlett Elementary qualify for supplemental education services. More...

LifeStyles

CAVA announces classes for February

Registration and payment for classes must be made at the CAVA Gallery prior to the date of the class. Cancellation must be at least three days before classes begin in order to receive a 50 percent refund. Call 489- 9119 to register. More...

Gaffney cook wins blue ribbon for quick and easy pork sandwich

Brenda Watts adds another award to her collection

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Gaffney cook Brenda Watts' Savor Pork Hoisin Hoagies With Spicy Broccoli Slaw recipe has been awarded a blue ribbon at Just A Pinch Recipes, a recipe and coupon social network for home cooks at www.justapinch.com.  More...

ENGAGEMENT

Wilson – Vanlue

Terry and Susan Wilson of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie, to Ramon Vanlue, son of Herbert and Christine Vanlue of Gaffney.  Miss Wilson is the granddaughter of Thomas Blanton, Vera Wilson, both of Gaffney, the late Evel More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Floyd Junior Mullinax, a native of Gaffney

Floyd Junior Mullinax, of 236 Fortanberry Road, Gaffney, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at the Spartanburg Regional Medical Center in Spartanburg.  More...

Charles Wayne White, retired from USPS and Magnolia Finishing

BLACKSBURG – Charles Wayne White, 68, of 161 Bunny Trail, Blacksburg, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at his residence.  More...

Jimmy Rhinehart, 59, loved fishing and traveling

Jimmy Wayne Rhinehart Sr., 59, of 278 Daniel Morgan School Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. More...

Other News

The Sunday School Lesson

Awed by His Greatness

Colossians 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:  16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principa More...

Stories Behind The Hymns

Doxology

Doxology Author: Thomas Ken Composer: Thomas Ken (1637-1711) More...

BULLETIN

Body found in trash can

Cherokee County coroner Dennis Fowler says he is investigating the death of an elderly Gaffney woman whose body was found stuffed in a trash can behind her residence this morning. More details will be posted as they become available. Check More...

MAY THE BEST ROBOT WIN

Teams meet head to head, uh, make that sprocket to sprocket, Saturday

More than 20 area robotics teams will compete Saturday in an event hosted by Spartanburg Community College. More...

County once again escapes storm with minimal damage

Following a long day during which much of the Upstate was under a tornado watch from a rapidly advancing storm system that wreaked havoc in parts of Georgia, Cherokee County emergency management officials were able to breathe a sigh of relief.  More...

Fire truck crashes to avoid oncoming vehicle; will cost $10,000 to $15,000 to fix

A City of Gaffney fire engine responding to a call was damaged when it veered while trying to avoid an oncoming vehicle .  Gaffney Administrator James Taylor said the shoulder of the highway gave way, sending the fire truck into a ditch. More...

Local News

Souper Bowl campaign helps charities during slow season

Late winter months tough on non-profit that depend on donations

Every canned good item and dollar bill has a purpose for local nonprofit organizations, the simplest acts of philanthropy potentially silencing a hungry tummy or keeping one’s lights on.  More...

Gaffney High student attends inauguration conference

Gaffney High junior Katherine Pitts had a rare opportunity to go behind the election process and experience the rich tradition surrounding the presidential inauguration process in Washington last week.  More...

Construction on rec office set to begin

After months of planning, construction is about to begin on the Cherokee County Recreation District’s new office building.  With recreation and county officials on hand, a brief groundbreaking ceremony took place today (Friday).  More...

Sports

Super Bowl XLVII

The Harbaugh Brothers have taken over New Orleans

BOWL BROTHERS   The HarBowl — a.k.a. Super Bowl XLVII — will be a family affair when Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh goes head-to-head against his younger brother, San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh.  More...

Fast forward

Super Bowl XLVII Sunday, Feb. 3 Baltimore vs. San Francisco 6:30 p.m   More...

rewind

Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 20 San Francisco 28 Atlanta 24 Baltimore 28 New England 13 Divisional Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 12 Baltimore 38 Denver (2ot) 35 San Francisco 45 Green Bay 31  More...

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RASMUSSEN REPORT

Real border control must come first

A bipartisan group of eight U.S. senators has proposed an immigration reform plan that appears to broadly reflect what voters would like to see. But there’s a catch.  More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Take care of our military community

You probably haven’t heard much about it, but there’s an economic threat to South Carolina lurking on the horizon beyond the latest crises in Washington over the “fiscal cliff” and the federal debt.  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?