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LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO THIS WEEKEND?

n RESIDENTS OF Cherokee County will have an opportunity to hear the 282nd Army Band out of Fort Jackson at the City of Gaffney’s annual celebration of Flag Day today (Friday).  More...

LifeStyles

Lots of fun taking place in Gaffney during June

Lots of great fun things are going on in Gaffney throughout June. More...

Gaffney 4-year-old crowned Little Miss Tiny Tot South Carolina

Peyton Paysour of Gaffney brought home the title of Little Miss Tiny Tot South Carolina in the Little Miss South Carolina Pageant on June 8. More...

Theta Beta Gamma inducts new members

Theta Beta Gamma Sorority Inc., a business and professional women’s sorority committed to service and humanitarian efforts, recently inducted five new members.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Joyce McGee, loved sewing and crochet

Joyce Patterson Goode McGee, 71, formerly of 160 Goucher Green Bethel Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  More...

Peggy Mode, 73, retired from textiles

SPARTANBURG – Peggy L. Mode, 73, of No. More...

Hazel Pinson, 79, retired private nurse

Hazel Henderson Pinson, 79, formerly of Wilmington, N.C., went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 13, 2013, at Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center.  More...

Walmart Neighborhood Mart coming to former Fred’s location?

A local supermarket war could be heating up.  Retail giant Walmart might be opening a Walmart Neighborhood Mart at the former Fred’s location on Wilkinsville Highway, according to numerous sources with knowledge of the local real estate ma More...

City tax increase will likely be official Monday

Gaffney Mayor Henry Jolly doesn’t anticipate changes — either major or minor — when Gaffney City Council considers final reading of its 2014 budget Monday.  More...

Sheriff’s office detective lauded for work in mail crimes investigation

A Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office detective was one of five law enforcement officers from the Upstate honored Wednesday by U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles for work on the Upstate Financial Crimes Task Force.  More...

Local News

POLICE REPORT

Woman flees police, leaves young children behind

Gaffney police were on the lookout late June 9 for a 23-year-old city woman who allegedly fled from a vehicle on foot, leaving two young children behind, following a vehicle chase.  More...

Native American Awareness Day will be Nov. 18

A local woman’s 50-year journey to discover her own ancestors’ roots culminated Thursday morning with the presentation of a framed resolution that not only went from introduction to adoption within three months, but also received virtuall More...

March for Babies activities begin

Only the best will do when it comes to ensuring all babies receive a healthy start.  In a state in which one in seven babies are born too soon, Cherokee County residents are being asked to “Be Your Best for Babies” this year as local More...

Sports

‘Super’ Jones adds weight and titles

Gaffney bodybuilder Eric Jones hoped to pick up some hardware and gain some more national exposure in the sport at this past weekend’s 2013 NPC Rx Muscle Classic Championship in Columbia .  He accomplished both.  More...

Spartanburg pounds out win over Post 109

The Spartanburg lineup brought the “early and often” cliche to life on Wednesday.  The neighbors from Spartanburg County weren’t too shabby in the later innings, either, in a 14-4 win over slumping Post 109.  Spartanburg r More...

Pocono Party Pooper

Jimmie Johnson dominates Party in the Poconos 400; wins third race of 2013

Jimmie Johnson and his No. More...

Columns

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Distrust of government is what it’s all about

Another week, another controversy in official Washington.  More...

THEIR VIEWS

A simply dreadful session

Legislators opened the 2013 session in January with a hefty list of crises that demanded an immediate response:  More...

30 years later, accommodations tax use still contentious

A state Supreme Court ruling May 8 shows that in the nearly 30 years since the accommodations tax law was passed, its provisions are still vague enough to provoke frequent fights over use of the funds.  More...

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