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Fire entrapment reports prove wrong

A Thursday morning fire displaced a city man and caused more than $10,000 in structure damage to an Oakwood Drive home, though firefighters were grateful that initial reports of entrapment proved wrong.  More...

LifeStyles

Library kicks off summer reading program

Special programs will feature Ronald McDonald, Sarah Dippity, Gitty Daneshvari

The   Cherokee County Public Library kicked off its annual summer reading program today. More...

Allen Plant’s MOW volunteer team delivers 14,000 meals in 17 years

The Milliken Allen Plant in Blacksburg has been delivering Meals on Wheels since 1996 with Janet Leagon serving as team leader all of those 17 years.  Over the years, the plant’s Meals on Wheels volunteer team has delivered more than 14,00 More...

Oldest trees on earth simply awe-inspiring

An e-mail from an old friend reminded me of a trip I took in the summer of 1991. It was a pilgrimage to see the oldest trees on Earth. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Alfred L. Bumgarner

Alfred L. Bumgarner of Titusville, Fla., beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, born March 24, 1929, was taken to his eternal home on May 12, 2013.  Al was a former  Systems Analyst for  McDonald  More...

Leonard (Pop) Gallman Sr., former owner/operator of Curry Studio Inc.

COWPENS – Leonard Woodroe Gallman Sr., 75, of 145 Oakstone Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at his residence.  More...

Bobby Phillips, retired after working 40 years in lab at Limestone Mill

Bobby Keith Phillips, 77, of 704 Lyman St., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

State News

Paw designer dead

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — The man who designed Clemson's tiger paw logo has died. The university said 83- year-old John Antonio died Thursday in Greenville after a long battle with cancer. More...

5 free things to do in Myrtle Beach

MYRTLE BEACH (AP) — Myrtle Beach, this year celebrating the 75th anniversary of its incorporation, is the heart of South Carolina’s $16.5 billion tourism industry.  More...

Bonuses, budget take center stage at Monday meeting

Gaffney officials might be struggling to balance the city’s proposed budget but that didn’t stop their Finance Committee from getting into the holiday spirit.  Earlier this month, the city’s Finance Committee signed off on a mo More...

THE WORLD AWAITS YOU

Smiles, hugs and celebrations were the order of the night Thursday as seniors at Blacksburg High (right and top right) and Gaffney High (above and left) picked up their diplomas and, after a moment t More...

THIS WEEKEND

Get your motor running   The 9th Annual Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Ride for the Relay motorcycle ride will be held Saturday, June 1, beginning at 10 a.m. from the Broad River Electric Cooperative Auditorium, 811 Hamrick St.  More...

Local News

City receiving growing number of complaints about overgrown lots

For many city residents, peace comes from sitting on their front porch swing in the spring and summer.  But for some city residents, the view across the street is enough to knock them off their rockers.  According to city officials, unkept More...

County-city land deal completed

Five years after the original land deal was announced between the county and a textile manufacturer, the city finally took possession in March of a 3-acre parcel earmarked for a park.  However, it may take a little longer to complete the recreat More...

SALUTE

SALUTE — Local veteran Merle Reams salutes the American flag at the playing of the National Anthem following Memorial Day ceremonies held in downtown Gaffney on Monday. More...

Sports

Post 109 juniors rally from seven runs down to beat Union, 8-7

After six scoreless innings, the Post 109 junior bats finally came alive, grabbing an exciting 8-7 come from behind win over Union in eight innings on Tuesday.  Down 7-0 heading into the bottom of the sixth, Post 109 scored three runs in the bot More...

Longtime BHS coach leaving for Bulldogs

Longtime Blacksburg boys basketball coach and assistant football coach Travis Miller will leave those posts to accept the offensive coordinator position at Boiling Springs High School, multiple sources have said. More...

Post 109 fights back but falls to Spartanburg

The Post 109 seniors fought back but they didn’t do quite enough to win on Wednesday.  Digging itself a 6-run hole, Gaffney pulled within two runs twice but the comeback fell short in an 8-6 home loss to Spartanburg.  Post 109 racked More...

Columns

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Consumers set to repeal a big part of the health care law

Most stories about the president’s health care law these days are about the challenges of implementation and the complexity of setting up exchanges. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Liberty, where have you gone?

A sagacious Bible scholar told me how important it was for the Israelites to look back and remember what God had done for them in the past because it gave them the strength to persevere through difficult times.  Sometimes we need to look back, t More...

THEIR VIEWS

Obama, leaders must be models against tyranny

“Unfortunately, you’ve grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s at the root of all our problems. 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?