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Former educator’s artwork to be featured in exhibit

Before he became a school principal, Terry Price was always an artist at heart.  Price enrolled at Appalachian State University as an art major in 1965 before he decided to become an educator. More...

LifeStyles

Miss Sharpe and Mr. Bell wed May 18 in Greenville

Katherine Irene Sharpe and Joel Richard Bell were married May 18, 2013, in Harper Chapel at First Presbyterian Church of Greenville. Pastor Chad Clint officiated the ceremony. More...

Living History Days June 29-30 at Kings Mtn. National Military Park

Lots of great fun things are going on in Gaffney and Cherokee County this weekend. Check ’em out!! More...

Having some fun at Peachtree Centre

Amanda Knowles (bottom photo), of Hospice Care of South Carolina, and Carla Mullinax (top photo), HCSC volunteer, sing for the residents at Peachtree Centre whenever they can. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Rosalind S. Bonner, last employed by Ryan Steak House in Gaffney

Rosalind Sherrice Bonner, 49, of 216 Temple St., passed on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at 3:25 a.m. at Regional Hospice Home in Spartanburg.  Daughter of Ernest Bonner Sr. of Gaffney and the late Mary Jefferies Bonner, she was born on Dec. More...

Marlene Gallman, 72, worked in food industry

BLACKSBURG – Marlene Dillingham Gallman, 72, of 116 Leighton Drive, Blacksburg, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2013, at Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center.  Born in Gaffney, Mrs. Gallman was the wife of E.J. More...

Boyce Wylie Gregory, 61, retired from Environmanics

Boyce Wylie Gregory, 61, of 129 Midway Terrace, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 23, 2013, at his residence.  Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Deborah Mathis Gregory and son of the late James Earl Gregory and Mariam Swofford More...

Investigation into synthetic drugs leads to arrests of Gaffney couple

A husband and wife from Gaffney who operate businesses in Gaffney and Shelby, N.C., were arrested Wednesday as part of joint federal, state and local investigation into the alleged sale of synthetic drugs, federal authorities announced. More...

School budget OK’d, has tax hike

School taxes will increase in the $63.5 million budget approved by a 5-3 vote of the school board Monday. Trustees gave thumbs-up to a 2-mill tax increase and borrowing $202,932 from their $12 million budget reserves to balance the budget. More...

Attorney addresses trustees regarding GHS student body president election

An attorney asked the school board Monday evening to uphold the original outcome in Gaffney High student body president elections held in May. More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

l An estimated $1,100 in vandalism damage was reported after someone spray-painted an Anthony Street residence.  More...

Audit claims S.C. First Steps reported ‘questionable statistics’

A state audit criticizes South Carolina First Steps for reporting “questionable statistics” to show children’s success in early childhood programs and calculation errors which resulted in 32 counties being overfunded.  More...

County council ultimately convinced to help make Blacksburg site more attractive to industrial prospects

After some hesitation, Cherokee County Council agreed Monday to make some land near Blacksburg more attractive to industrial prospects.  Under the agreement, the county will help seek to make a 30-plus acre site behind Shelton Fireworks a state More...

Sports

Babcock, Norman help Post 109 to 5-3 victory over Greer

Parker Babcock and Bradley Norman took care of the pitching, and the Post 109 offense did the rest for an exciting come from behind 5-3 win at Greer on Monday.  Babcock allowed seven hits and three runs, and Bradley Norman went two innings of on More...

Peak: Then there were 3

South Carolina is still in the running for Gaffney basketball standout L.J. Peak.  Peak trimmed his list on Monday to South Carolina, Florida State and Georgetown. More...

Wildcat standout named coach at alma mater

Whether as a player or an assistant coach, Blacksburg High graduate Alex Bailey has had success everywhere he’s gone.  Now, the former Mr. More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

Abundant natural gas adds exciting chapter to sustainability story

It may have passed by quietly, but Piedmont Natural Gas earlier this month issued its second biennial Sustainability Report. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

What are Republican supporters of Immigration bill smoking?

As time has passed and the immigration bill’s proponents have become more breathless, my opposition to the bill has increased. Let me count the ways.  More...

THEIR VIEW

Carolina Day marks significant chapter in history

South Carolinians are known for answering the call of duty, from being among the most ardent supporters of U.S. war efforts in Europe in the 20th century to fighting for the Confederacy in the 19th century.  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?