April 22, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Cherokee National golf pro leaving

The longtime head professional at Cherokee National Golf & Recreation Club is trading one green pasture for another, though he says it’s with equal doses of a heavy heart at the thought of leaving Gaffney — a place that welcomed him w More...

LifeStyles

CAVA members host first show of 2013

New exhibit at Gaffney Visitors Center/Art Gallery details how artists begin their works with drawings

The Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists (CAVA) will be presenting a new show titled “CAVA Draws First” beginning Friday, April 26, at the Gaffney Visitors Center/Art Gallery. More...

Backpacking it for the homeless

Buford Backpacks is an outreach mission of Buford Street United Methodist Church. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Woodlief – Bridges

Mr. and Mrs. James Thomas Woodlief of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Tessie Elizabeth, to Zachary Dale Bridges of Gaffney, son of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Sim Porter of Gaffney and Mr. and Mrs. Dale Franklin Bridges of Shelby.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Aileen Byars, retired from Springs Industries

GILBERT, S.C. – Aileen Wells Byars, 92, of 430 Shore Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Lexington Medical Center.  More...

Columns

A shameful day for President Obama

I wonder why President Obama feels he has the right to be outraged when legislators don’t automatically roll over to his policy demands. More...

THEIR VIEW

Boeing fever will spread across the state

When New York sneezes, London catches cold. More...

AGING MATTERS

Senior drivers

One of the toughest decisions that a family can make is deciding that their loved one no longer has the physical or mental skills to operate a car on his or her own – and it’s not very hard to figure out why. More...

A CITY IN THE RED

‘I wish I had some good news, but I don’t’

A somber Gaffney Administrator James Taylor opened his report to the Finance Committee on Friday on an ominous note: “I wish I had good news, but I don’t.”  Taylor then told the finance committee funding requests outpaced expec More...

Is I-85 a revenue producer?

The Gaffney mayor wondered aloud Friday if the city could generate more revenue by copying the Town of Blacksburg’s tough enforcement policy regarding the I-85 speed limit.  Gaffney Mayor Henry Jolly said the city police department should More...

Jobless rate here drops to lowest in years

South Carolina’s jobs picture was painted with more rosy hues Friday as the latest estimates showed lower unemployment rates for the state and all 46 of its counties.  More...

Suspect in hit-and-run incident that injured child seeks bond reduction

Circuit Court Judge Mark Hayes on Friday took under advisement a request to lower bond for a suspect in a Jan. 21 hit-and-run accident that seriously injured a 10-year-old girl in Blacksburg.  More...

Local News

Ace Bakery’s first U.S. bakery opens here Tuesday

The dough is rising, the ovens are running and the smell of freshly baked bread is in the air.  More...

CLEANUP

— Saturday, April 6 was a beautiful day in Cherokee County when compatriots from Camp Moses Wood #125, one compatriot from the Caldwell Camp, and four members of the Cherokee Falls Baptist Church jointly cleaned up up the Wilderness Cemetery in More...

Rains helps wash pollen away, but ...

Cherokee County is abundant with spring life, with sunlight and pleasant temperatures allowing local residents opportunities to perform a range of outdoor activities.  More...

Sports

Gaffney’s McMann to make UFC debut

Fight with Gaff to be televised on FX on Saturday

Gaffney’s Sara McMann will make her debut inside the UFC octagon this Saturday.  McMann (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC)will fight Sheila Gaff (10-4-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at UFC 159, which takes place at Newark, N.J.’s Prudential Center.  Main-car More...

Gaffney coach optimistic team will get playoff bid

Gaffney High softball coach Kelly Ellis is optimistic her team’s season didn’t end with a 10-0 win over Spartanburg Thursday night.  The Lady Indians, who finished fifth in region II- 4A with a 7-7 mark, remain in contention for one More...

Rebels top Indians, Generals

The Byrnes Rebels used their home golf course to good advantage to top Gaffney and Wade Hampton in on Thursday.  The Rebels shot an impressive 4-under par 140 at River Falls Country Club. More...

Other News

HEAD OF THE CLASS

A PROFILE OF SCHOOLS IN CHEROKEE COUNTY

  Decorative Iron Art — Abraham Duenas, a local artist and member of KNOW(2), was the guest speaker at Gaffney Middle School Exploratory Art classes on April 15. His presentation was in connection with Mrs. More...

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