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Nuke plant license date gets pushed back to 2015

Duke Energy officials have pushed back the date when they expect to receive the construction and operation license for the Lee Nuclear Station planned for Cherokee County.  Duke had expected to be awarded the permits from the Nuclear Regulatory More...

LifeStyles

Two brides for two brothers

April 27, 2013, was an exciting day on Blanton Drive in Gaffney. Michael Blanton and Cherokee Wallace were married, and also married that same day were Michael’s brother, SPC Anthony Evans and Tabitha Barwell.  More...

Lambda Rho Omega awards 2 scholarships

Brynesha Davis, a Blacksburg High graduate, and Tiana Logan, a Gaffney High graduate, chosen to receive sorority’s 2013 scholarships

The Lambda Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Inc. More...

Limestone Theatre kicks off 2013-2014 season with murder mystery classic

The award-winning Limestone  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bebe ParkerWhelchel, homemaker and member of Rock Springs Church

BLACKSBURG – Bebe Parker Whelchel, 56, of 331 Parker Road, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2013, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Born in Gaffney, Mrs. More...

Dee Ann Larkin, owner of Claddagh Kennels

BLACKSBURG – Dee Ann Larkin, of 751 Rock House Road, passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2013, at the age of 68.  Mrs. Larkin was preceded in death by her mother and father, Pauline and Proctor Phillips.  More...

Robert Scruggs Sr., retired farmer; owner/operator of Mayview Farms

Robert Gettys Scruggs Sr., 76, of 139 Cherokee National Hwy., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 21, 2013, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

National News

Hands-free texting still distracting for drivers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Using voice commands to send text messages and emails from behind the wheel, which is marketed as a safer alternative for drivers, actually is more distracting and dangerous than simply talking on a cellphone, a new AAA study More...

April 22 fatal shooting outside convenience store

Accused man will claim self-defense

A 27-year-old Gaffney man charged with murder will claim he was acting in self-defense the night of an April 22 shooting, his lawyer said during a Friday morning bond hearing in Cherokee County General Sessions Court.  More...

FOR ‘TRAVEL’

County council can get $100 per month

Cherokee County Council Chairman Tim Spencer likes to personally keep tabs on the road conditions in his district.  Spencer could be reimbursed as much as $100 a month to cover those travel expenses.  More...

Local News

ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY HONORS

Sarah Lyles (left) with the Keep South Carolina Beautiful/Adopt-A-Highway Program presents an award to the Buffalo Volunteer Fire Department, which was recognized as the second-best program in the st More...

Council denies help for coroner in new budget

Cherokee County Council balked at an 11th hour attempt to give the county coroner some help.  On final reading of the budget this past Monday, councilman Rufus Foster asked council to consider funding a second deputy coroner position in the coro More...

South Carolina gets dismal marks in Kids Count Data Book study

If the future is to be as bright for residents of the Palmetto State, plenty of work remains to be done.  More...

Sports

Justice, Inman dominate Post 109, 4-0

Post 109 batters have no fond memories of Inman’s Matthew Justice.  Justice tossed a six hit shutout to help Inman roll to a 4-0 win over Post 109 on Thursday.  It’s been that kind of a season for Justice, who is now 3-0 against More...

Foster, Shaq named preseason all-state

In the belief of SCVarsity.com publisher Jim Baxter, the tape does not lie.  And in the case of Gaffney stars Shaq Davidson and Hyleck Foster, it shows that the backfield duo is pretty darn good.  More...

Shorthanded Indians finish 2-4 at Spartanburg X-tian

Experience - not wins - is the name of the game for Gaffney boys basketball coach Mark Huff as he evalutes his team’s summer camp performances.  That’s why he’s not all that upset the Indians finished a lackluster 2-4 at the Sp More...

Columns

Obama’s cluelessness displayed on the world stage

It’s as if President Obama believes he’s still in the faculty lounge at Harvard glamorizing leftist ideals, seemingly oblivious that he is actually president now and that his duties require him to work on truly pressing matters instead of More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Good guys are hard to find in NSA surveillance story

While recognizing that it’s important to fight terrorism with all of the tools at our disposal, the American people are having a hard time finding good guys in the story about the National Security Agency’s surveillance program.  More...

IT’S JUST ME

Oh, that is the cutest baby I have ever seen

People go goo-goo and ga-ga over babies.  And by “people,” I mean women.  If you want to bring any kind of proceeding to a screeching halt, just enter the room with a baby wrapped up all snuggly-wuggly in his or her woobie and t 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?