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BPW won’t raise rates; GM won’t accept Christmas bonus

For the first time in several years, Gaffney Board of Public Works customers won’t get socked with a rate increase.  More...

LifeStyles

SENDING LOVE TO OUR SOLDIERS

The 2016 Camellia Society debutantes sent valentines to a unit of 100 soldiers stationed in Afghanistan. More...

Patty Andrews chosen sorority’s 2013 sweetheart

Xi Alpha Delta Chapter No. 4037 of Beta Sigma Phi held its monthly meeting on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 10 a.m. at the home of Billie Taylor. Nine members were present.  More...

Limestone Theatre establishing itself as regional powerhouse

Students win top awards at S.C. Speech and Theatre Association College Festival

Once again, students in Limestone’s Theatre Department were a dominant force in a competition against their peers from area colleges. During the South Carolina Speech and Theatre Association College Festival on Saturday, Feb. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ronnie Martin, retired from Duke Power

SALEM – Ronald “Ronnie” Ray Martin, 58, loving husband of Sharon Kaye Hale Martin, passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at AnMed Health. Born in More...

Frances Tinsley, WAC veteran of World War II

BLACKSBURG – Frances Myers Tinsley, 91, of 201 S. Shelby St., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Peachtree Centre in Gaffney.  More...

Eloise McAbee

Eloise S. McAbee, 66, of 120 Rose St., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. She was the wife of Charles McAbee.  Arrangements will be announced by Blakely Funeral Home.   More...

The rush is on as day of love draws near

Having offered her expertise for iconic figures such as George Strait and the queen of England, one would believe Valentine’s Day is only a small speed bump for JonEllen’s Flowers and Gifts owner Terri Hubbs.   More...

Charge vs. teacher dismissed

Warrant served on suspect not signed by judge

Only a day after the Cherokee County School District confirmed his resignation, a criminal charge levied against a former Blacksburg Middle School teacher was dismissed on an apparent legal technicality.  More...

PUBLIC NOTICE

A local volunteer fire department wants to add to its fleet.  The Antioch Volunteer Fire Department has scheduled a meeting Feb. 23 to discuss the purchases of a “brush attack” truck. More...

Local News

POLICE REPORT

‘Known subject’ pulls gun and demands money after card game

City of Gaffney police were called Feb. 6 to investigate an alleged armed robbery that occurred at a West Robinson Street home.  More...

School districts not complying with sex ed law

Foundation’s review shows shortcomings

Sex education is inconsistent in schools and often does not use current information available to help reduce risky sexual behaviors by students, according to a Columbia foundation’s review of a 25-year state law on health education.  More...

School issues Valentine delivery guidelines

This year, Gaffney High School will participate in Valentine’s Day festivities on Thursday, Feb. More...

Sports

SUPER SIGNEES -

Gaffney Indian Reco Smith became a member of Limestone’s first ever recruiting class during national letter of intent day this past Wednesday. More...

Crunch time!

Defending state champs in survive and advance mode as playoffs begin

“Survive and advance” is a popular basketball catch phrase at NCAA tournament time. More...

Big 3 deliver for Lady Wildcats

All season long, the big three of Jasmine Dameron, Shalesa Degree and Mikala Ruffin have delivered for the Blacksburg Lady Wildcats.  Tuesday’s opening round playoff game was more of the same.  Ruffin had 21 points, Dameron added 17 p More...

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Postal service made tough call

The end of Saturday mail delivery is not an ideal solution to the United States Postal Service’s financial problems, but it’s a bold and commendable move given that Congress has refused to make the real change that is needed to lift some More...

THE MOSS REPORT

A busy week in the House

For the first month of a new 2-year session most work is done in committees preparing legislation to move to the House floor. More...

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