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DOBSON-TINDALL ...

... Animal Rescue Center opens

Martha Dobson Ferrell smiled from ear to ear upon seeing a new sign placed along Beaver Dam Road on Saturday.  “They (my parents) would have loved it,” she said of the sign. “And they would adore Judy (Wyles), too.”  More...

LifeStyles

‘The Bully Plays’

GLT hopes to bring all forms of bullying to light with collection of diverse plays

“The Bully Plays” project opens Friday, May 17, at 7 p.m. at the GLT Playhouse. More...

City of Kings Mountain hosts ‘Over the Mountain’ triathlon

KINGS MOUNTAIN, N. C –The City of Kings Mountain will host its annual  Over the Mountain Triathlon on Saturday, May 18. More...

WHAT’S UP

Fund raiser l A 5K walk/run and pancake breakfast is being sponsored by New Hope Baptist Church in Earl, N.C., on May 25. The walk/run starts at 8 a.m. and the pancake breakfast at 7. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Randy “Cowboy” Davis, employed at Magnolia for 36 years

SHELBY, N.C.— Mr. Randy “Cowboy” Davis, 60, 5022 Pecan Drive, died Thursday, May 9, 2013.  A native of Cleveland County, he was the son of Reba Cash Davis of Shelby and the late A.V. Davis.  More...

Katherine (Rena) Spencer, services set for Tuesday

Katherine (Rena) Spencer, 77, formerly of Beltline Courts, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 12, 2013, at Woodruff Manor.  Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late Earnest Nesbitt Spencer Sr. and Nanniette Pinson Spencer. More...

Jack E. Byars, U.S. ArmyVeteran who worked at Hamrick Mills

Jack Edwin Byars, 82, of 408 Hardin Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 11, 2013, at his residence.  Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Gladys McAbee Byars and the son of the late Rufus Forrest Byars and Moree Matcalf Byars More...

Other News

HEAD OF THE CLASS

A PROFILE OF SCHOOLS IN CHEROKEE COUNTY

Cherokee Technology Center 3206 Cherokee Avenue Gaffney, SC 29340 Phone: 864-206-2576 More...

4-wheeler driver dies in accident

Cherokee County experienced its second fatal accident in as many days Friday when a North Carolina man died as a result of a 4-wheeler accident.  According to the Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler, Roger Carl Chatman Jr., 39, of Bachelor Roa More...

Cash-strapped city discussing bonuses

City employees will get a fatter Christmas bonus rather than a cost-of-living raise in the proposed budget.  Under the city’s Finance Committee recommendation that passed unanimously Friday, the Christmas bonus would jump from $500 to $1,0 More...

Local News

Couple graduate together and now it’s back to work

Samuel and Keela Holliday shared another stage in their married life Friday when they graduated together from Limestone College.  More...

Vacant houses a blight on community

On West Rutledge Avenue, small kids in the Headstart program gather on the playground at the Piedmont Community Action building. More...

Most believe in conspiracy

(AP) — A clear majority of Americans still suspect there was a conspiracy behind President John F. More...

Sports

Fair captures gold in 400

Leah Fair ran much the same race she’s run all year and got the same result: No one could beat her.  The Gaffney High senior won a state title in the Class 4A girls 400 Saturday morning at Lower Richland High School, circling the track in More...

Limestone tops SHU; travels to Mercyhurst for spot in finals

Playing in their 14th consecutive NCAA Division II Tournament, No. 2 Limestone (16-1, 6-0 CC) punched their ticket to the Final Four with a 16-13 victory over No. More...

Saints advance to Final 4

Making their sixth straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament, No. 2 Limestone (19-1, 7-0 CC) made it memorable as they downed No. More...

Columns

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED

My mom was special, and so is yours

Telephone companies report more long-distance calls are made on Mother’s Day than any other day. That’s as it should be. It is a special day for moms to be remembered, appreciated and honored.  More...

IT’S JUST ME

If you find a good dance partner, stick with ’em

You gotta stick with what works.  That’s a basic life strategy. More...

THEIR VIEW

Budget board overstepped   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?