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Ahoy, me hearties!

Don’t miss your last chance to see the special exhibit – Pirates, Privateers and Buccaneers – at the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum. The exhibit will open for its final viewings May 29-31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Samuel Alexander Proctor

Lee and Ann Love Proctor of Kings Creek announce the birth of their second son, Samuel Alexander, on March 13, 2013, in Springs Memorial Hospital, Lancaster. He weighed 8 lbs. 15 ozs. and was 20 1/4 inches long. More...

Ethan Lee Casteel

Gary and Karen Casteel of Knoxville, Tenn., announce the birth of their son, Ethan Lee, on April 24, 2013, weighing 7 lbs. 14 ozs.  Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Jack L. Caldwell of Gaffney and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Harvey Casteel of Knoxville. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Marvin “Mutt” Ramsey, retired from Cherokee Co. Sanitation Department

Marvin “Mutt” Ramsey, 88, of 120 Jefferson St., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 25, 2013, at his residence.  More...

John Edward Moss Sr., born in 1924 on the mill village at Cherokee Falls

BLACKSBURG – A Memorial Day weekend celebration of a Christian life lived well has begun. World War II veteran John Edward Moss Sr. has passed away following a recent illness at the age of 88.  More...

Corrie Jefferies, Sunday School teacher at Bethel Baptist Church

Corrie Belle Jefferies, of 307 Sarratt Ave., passed away on Friday, May 24, 2013, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Daughter of the late Toy Jefferies and the late Lillie Mae Allen Jefferies, she was born in Cherokee County. More...

Columns

BUCHANAN’S TAKE

Will the West wake up?

After a British soldier wearing a Help for Heroes charity T-shirt was run over, stabbed and slashed with machetes and a meat cleaver, and beheaded, the Tory government advised its soldiers that it is probably best not to appear in uniform on the stre More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Caregivers need a break

“I was tired, but it was a different kind of tired. This kind of tired comes from day after day of constant caregiving with no end in sight with no hope and no one to care.  More...

Question of the Week:

Q:) How can respite vouchers help me?  More...

Memorial Day ceremony - Free Access

Today's Schedule

2013 Memorial Day Ceremony More...

Mayor fires back at critics

Gaffney Mayor Henry Jolly called out critics who chastised the city’s endorsement of a private company’s utility line warranty program.  Jolly called an attack by Board of Public Works General Manager Donnie Hardin hard to “und More...

Hospital billing report shows huge differences

Recently released hospital billing and reimbursement data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services show hospitals across the nation can charge wildly different amounts for the same services or procedures.  But the numbers also show th More...

Local News

Duke seeking 16.3 percent rate hike

Over the course of the past couple of years, rate hikes have become something to which Duke Energy customers have become quite accustomed.  More of the same could be on the way this fall should the Charlotte-based energy provider have its way.&n More...

This year’s peach crop looking, well, just peachy

KLINE, S.C. More...

Copper stolen

An estimated $3,000 worth of copper was reported stolen after someone forced entry to an Allison Road, Cowpens, business.  According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, someone removed a piece of tin from the exterior of a building in More...

Sports

Auburn visit has big impact on Davidson

Gaffney High three-sport star named Region II-4A male athlete of the year

Gaffney’s Shaq Davidson enjoyed his recruiting visit to Auburn, Ala., this weekend so much that the Tigers are now listed in his top two.  More...

Gaffney splits 2-game series with Shelby

Derek Byars won’t forget his first game as coach of American Legion Post 109.  Post 109 rallied twice to tie the game before finally pushing across the winning run in the 11th inning for a memorable 7-6 win over Shelby at Commissioners Fie More...

Marcengill’s bat leads Post 109 juniors to opening win over Shelby

Jacob Marcengill provided the early offense and Triston Whelchel and Brady Lester took care of things on the mound to help the Post 109 juniors to a 3-2 win over Shelby on Saturday.  Marcengill was 2 for 4 with two RBIs, including the game-winne More...

Letters

Council should do two things

To the Editor:  I am writing concerning the recent letter mailed to the residents of the city regarding sewer line insurance from an individual private company. More...

A vital service

Dear fellow EMS professionals,  EMS Week again is upon us and we’d like to take this chance to say thank you for all that you do. More...

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