June 10, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Firefighter facing life-or-death situation

Billy Wise has spent much of his adult life living serving other people through his work as a volunteer firefighter and former Cherokee County sheriff’s deputy.  It is an often thankless job where the only true reward is the satisfaction o More...

LifeStyles

Roasted Poblano Chicken Posole takes first place honors in 17th annual national cornbread cook-off

SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. – Lorie R. More...

Riverbanks offers 2-for-1 admission on Toucan Tuesdays

COLUMBIA – Riverbanks Zoo and Garden will again host Toucan Tuesdays – a partnership with Harvest Hope Food Bank to help feed hungry families in the Midlands.  Every Tuesday this summer, two can visit Riverbanks for the price of one More...

WHAT’S UP

Bible schools  l Vacation Bible School will be held June 10-12 at 6 p.m. at Mount Zion Baptist Church. The theme is "The Lord is My Shepherd." l Vacation Bible School will be held June 10-13 from 6-8 p.m. at Mt. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Robert Davidson

Robert (“R.B.”) Davidson, 87, of 100 Fairfield Drive, passed on Wednesday night, June 5, 2013, at 9:41 p.m. at Brookview Healthcare Center.  More...

Anne Humphries Broome

GAFFNEY, S.C. – “…to leave the world a bit better because you lived. This is to have succeeded.” (Harry Emerson Fosdick). More...

Thomas Leon White

BLACKSBURG – Thomas Leon White, 71, of 177 Craton Road, died June 7, 2013, at Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center. A native of Cherokee County, he was the son of the late Gordon and Mary Elizabeth Blackwell White. More...

National News

Nuclear plant closures show industry's struggles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The decision to close California's San Onofre nuclear plant is the latest setback for an industry that seemed poised for growth not long ago.  More...

Train derailment lawsuit settled

Attorneys representing the victims of the Cleveland Park train ride accident that injured more than two dozen people and claimed the life of a young Gaffney boy cleared one huge hurdle in recent days when they agreed to an out-of-court settlement of More...

Friday accident snarls I-85 traffic

A Friday morning traffic accident near the 91 Mile Marker of Interstate 85 snarled northbound traffic for several hours and led to a second accident just a few miles away.  According to Lance Cpl. More...

Local News

PAINTED FACE

Te’Shawna Hopper got her face painted Saturday before a “Reading in the Park” summer reading event sponsored by the P.O. Boy Youth Organization. More...

Four Gaffney High School students attending 2013 Palmetto Boys State program

Four Gaffney High School students will have an opportunity to earn college scholarships and receive college credit upon their arrival Sunday for this year’s Palmetto Boys State leadership program in Anderson University.  More...

Recreation district using H-tax to help fund tournaments

The Cherokee County Recreation District received a small chunk of the city’s Hospitality Tax revenue to help fund its tournaments this summer.  Cherokee County Recreation District Director Marcus Bradley told Gaffney City Council the money More...

Sports

After layoff, Post 109 back on diamond

Following 10 days of rest and recovery, the Gaffney Post 109 senior team will look to get its first league win when it hosts Inman today.  More...

Indians commit to Marshall

Hyleck Foster and Raheim Huskey helped the Gaffney Indians win a championship this past season.  They’ll try to do the same for the Marshall Thundering Herd.  More...

Gaffney UFC fighter to face No. 2 ranked bantamweight in August

Gaffney’s Sara McMann will return to the Octagon in August with a possible shot at the UFC title belt on the line.  The undefeated McMann will face former Strikeforce bantamweight champion Sarah Kaufman on Aug. More...

Columns

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Obama’s twofer appointments a double-bird to the people

Just try to wrap your arms around the magnitude of defiance and chutzpah that led to and accompanied President Obama’s appointment of the discredited Susan Rice as national security adviser. More...

IT’S JUST ME

I’m feeling better now but my remote is worn out

So where have I been for the past couple of weeks? Funny you should ask. I have been very sick, thanks for asking. No, really. I have been bedridden. And if you’ve ever been bedridden, you know exactly how boring that can be. More...

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