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Club owner says his business had nothing to do with shootings

A Cherokee Avenue nightclub operator said Friday that his club had nothing to do with a shooting incident that occurred last Tuesday, arguing that his club wasn’t even open at the time.  More...

LifeStyles

Miss Hardin, Mr. Martin married March 23

Caroline Danielle Hardin of Gaffney and Christopher Lee Martin of Cowpens exchanged marriage vows on Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Macedonia Baptist Church. Dr. Terry Duvall officiated the 5 p.m. More...

ENGAGEMENTS

Jones – Carroll

Mr. and Mrs. Bruno Maximillian Jones of Kings Creek are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lydia Hayes, to Matthew Randall Carroll of Clover, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eldred Randall Carroll of Clover.  More...

Baumgarner – Varnadore

Yancey and Suzanne Patterson and the late Wayne-Allen Baumgarner Sr. announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Whitney Ginger Baumgarner of Blacksburg, to Mr. Quinton Chase Varnadore of Gaffney. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Nelson Coggins, 79, retired from Oxford Ind.

Nelson Thomas Coggins, 79, of 1021 Pacolet Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 5, 2013, at his residence.  More...

William C. Deal, 80, owned Foxhead Interiors Inc., in River Edge, N.J.

NAPLES, Fla. – William Clinton Deal, 80, of Naples, Fla., died Thursday, April 4, 2013, after several months of declining health. He was born in Concord, N.C., to the late Robert and Miriam Martin Deal.  Mr. More...

Chuck Panther, 54, retired self-employed mechanic

PACOLET – Charles Edward Panther, 54, of 121 Love Lane, passed away on Friday, April 5, 2013 at his residence.  Born in Tampa, Fla., he was the husband of Jane Flores for 10 years and husband of Janet Panther for 31 years. More...

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HEAD OF THE CLASS

Adult education office becomes new testing center for GED

Cherokee County Adult Education now offers a new way for students to pass the current GED before their work counts for nothing in 2014.  More...

Sparse gathering of largely anti-nuke folks attend public hearing

Outnumbering supporters by a wide margin, about two to three dozen opponents of Duke Energy’s proposed nuclear power plant in Cherokee County turned out Thursday night to make their voices heard during a South Carolina Department of Health and More...

HWY. 11 IN CITY NO LONGER SCENIC

‘Evidence of blight’

Pleasant sights like Cowpens Battlefield and Thicketty Mountain are not the impression visitors get when the scenic Highway 11 byway makes its way into downtown Gaffney.  More...

Workers help prevent potential tragedy at apartment complex

Two workmen, one of them a former volunteer firefighter, raced into action Friday morning when smoke started pouring from a Magnolia Ridge apartment off Goldmine Springs Road.   More...

Local News

Murder rate in South Carolina increases significantly in recent SLED report

One year doesn’t typically make a trend, but just a year after South Carolina saw its lowest murder rate in nearly four decades the number of murders rose by a significant margin in 2011, according to newly released crime statistics from the st More...

Numerous changes to city’s land use regs proposed

While many topics introduced at the City of Gaffney Council workshop Thursday were met with just basic follow-up questions, one proposal placed before council had Gaffney Mayor Henry Jolly a lot more involved.  More...

UNC Charlotte football center named in honor of Blacksburg High School grad

Will attend Cherokee Education Liftoff Event here Friday, April 12

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - In a surprise announcement on August 15, longtime 49ers supporter Dale Halton and Chancellor Philip Dubois announced the recently completed football field house would be named in honor of 49ers Director of Athletics Judy Rose. More...

Sports

Loewen’s seven points help No. 3 Limestone earn key lacrosse win over Belmont Abbey

Senior attack Riley Loewen drilled home a game-high five goals to finish with seven points as No. 3 Limestone picked up a hard fought 12-10 victory over Belmont Abbey in an NCAA Division II men's lacrosse game on Saturday, April 6.  More...

Lady Saints end season ranked 10th in final poll

Coming off the program’s first ever Sweet Sixteen appearance, the Limestone College women’s basketball team finished the season ranked No. More...

Team effort helps Limestone women’s lacrosse assert control Saturday in conference race

A total team effort, offensively and defensively, led No. 3 Limestone to a huge 11-7 victory with implications both nationally and in the conference over No. 6 Pfeiffer Saturday in an NCAA Division II women's lacrosse game in Gaffney.  More...

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Investing in your child’s education – tax-free

You love your children and you do everything you can for them: feed them, clothe them, take them to the doctor and much more. And, of course, you dream of what a bright future they’ll have some day. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

A government of the crisis by the crisis and for the crisis

When President Obama’s former chief of staff Rahm Emanuel said that “you never want a serious crisis to go to waste,” many didn’t realize he was inaugurating a new credo for governance.  More...

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