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Lacrosse team makes an impression on youngsters

More than 150 Boys and Girls Club members were the guests of honor Wednesday for a Limestone College men’s lacrosse game against Coker College.  More...

LifeStyles

Distinguished Young Women of Gaffney participants are involved with ‘It Can Wait’ national campaign

High school junior girls from Gaffney are preparing for the Distinguished Young Women of Gaffney program and have pledged not to text and drive.  More...

‘Little Mermaid’ will continue Friday-Sunday at Family Life Christian Theatre

The Family Life Christian Theatre of Buford Street United Methodist Church will present Kathryn Schultz Miller’s adaptation of Little Mermaid today, March 8, and Saturday, March 9, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 10, at 3 p.m. More...

CHANGING LIVES AND MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN CHEROKEE COUNTY –

Cherokee County School District employees have been volunteering one lunch a week for 15 years, with more than 11,000 meals delivered and 475 miles driven. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

J. Earle Painter, grew up in Gaffney

J. Earle Painter died on Monday, March 4, 2013, at his home in Bowie, Md.  Mr. Painter grew up in Gaffney and had been a resident of Bowie for 45 years. More...

Jerri Sizemore, 78, previously employed by Iron city Pharmacy

BLACKSBURG – Geraldine “Jerri” Brown Sizemore, 78, of 1035 W. Pine St., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at her residence.  More...

JW Blackwood, worked at Musgrove Mills for more than 30 years

James Wilks (JW) Blackwood, 68, of 379 Mayfield Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at his residence.  Born Nov. More...

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The Sunday School Lesson

Daniel’s Prayer of Confession

Daniel 9:4 And I prayed unto the Lord my God, and made my confession, and said, O Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his commandments;  More...

Stories Behind The Hymns

And Can It Be That I Should Gain?

AND CAN IT BE THAT I SHOULD GAIN AUTHOR: CHARLES WESLEY (1707-1788) COMPOSER: THOMAS CAMPBELL (1777-1847)   More...

Judge orders poker machines destroyed

In an order handed down Thursday afternoon, Cherokee County Chief Magistrate Bart Howell ordered the destruction of 138 allegedly illegal video poker machines and other equipment seized by Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office investigators Feb. More...

Two get 15 years each for home invasions

Two Gaffney men each were sentenced to 15 years in prison Monday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court after they pleaded guilty to committing two home invasions in 2011.  More...

Victim asks judge to be lenient on gunman

A 22-year-old Gaffney man had the mercy of his victim Wednesday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court.  More...

Local News

Jury hands down guilty verdict, just not the one prosecutors wanted

Sentencing today

A Cherokee County jury decided Wednesday evening that a 31-year-old Pacolet man did possess methamphetamine, but didn’t possess it with intent to distribute, during an incident in which he allegedly led police on a 5-mile chase while dumping me More...

City denied grant to spruce up T-bridge

Gaffney’s iconic T-bridge won’t be getting a makeover anytime soon.  City Administrator James Taylor told Gaffney City Council on Monday the city was shut out in the latest round of grants to make over the T-bridge.  The city ap More...

ON THE BANDSTAND

— Luther Vaughan Elementary students Casey Alvarez, Daniela Banda, Jordan Abernathy and Caleb Abernathy perform a dance to the popular television variety show “American Bandstand.” More...

Sports

Cavaliers spoil Gaffney home region opener

Gaffney High baseball coach Jeff Osment offered this blunt assessment of his team after its 9-6 home loss to Dorman Thursday in the region opener for both teams.  “We aren’t good enough to give up walks and errors and win the game,&r More...

March Madness

Saints one win away from hosting tourney title game on Sunday

The Limestone Saints weathered a cold shooting performance to down King in the opening round of the Conference Carolinas tournament on Tuesday.  Ever the optimist, Saint head coach Corey Fox believes those same shots will fall when the Saints ho More...

Jones, Norman and Foster power Lady Wildcat attack

The Blacksburg High softball team’s bats were in midseason form on Monday.  Kayla Jones had two hits and three RBIs, Carli Norman had two hits and a RBI and Shelby Foster had a pair of hits and two RBIs to power the Lady Wildcats to a 20-0 More...

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RASMUSSEN REPORT

Health care law now faces biggest challenge

President Obama handily defeated congressional Republicans in the political fight over his health care law. More...

THE MOSS REPORT

Election reform and money for roads

Hundreds of qualified candidates were painfully removed from ballots last year by the state Supreme Court on what was essentially a technicality in filing their forms. This week the House approved legislation that addresses that debacle.  More...

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