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Dads, sons enjoy some quality time together

An all night camping adventure with water slides, fire pits and an obstacle course Friday outside Chick-fil-A gave 50 fathers and sons a chance to build a closer relationship.  More...

LifeStyles

Miss Morrell, Mr. Linder wed at Sharon Rose Farm

Lauren Brooke Morrell of Gaffney and Michael Preston Linder of Spartanburg were united in marriage on Saturday, June 29, 2013, in an outdoor wedding at Sharon Rose Farm. The Rev. Cliff Phillips conducted the double ring ceremony at 6 p. m. More...

HAPPY 101ST BIRTHDAY TO

NO. 1 POP

Claude Roberson had a baseball game July 2, 2013, at Commissioners Field at the Midway Complex in celebration of his 101st birthday. Born July 2, 1912, Claude is shown wearing his original St. More...

New Jersey town bans saggy pants

WILDWOOD, N.J. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Sue Beason, 79, retired from textiles

Bertha Sue Gibson Beason, 79, of 125 Beltline Road, passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2013, at her residence.  Born in Gastonia, N.C., she was the widow of George Perry Beason Sr. and daughter of the late Joseph Gibson and Bessie Gibson. More...

Steve Mills, 65, retired from textiles

James Stephen Mills, 65, of 360 Wilkie Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 27, 2013, at Novant Health – Gaffney Medical Center.  Born in Greer, he was the son of the late James Boyd Mills and Wenoah Neves Mills. Mr. More...

Florrie Binnicker, 82, retired from Revco Drugs

Florrie Lou Scott Binnicker, 82, of Gaffney, formerly of Orangeburg, died Thursday, June 27, 2013, in Gaffney.  Born Aug. 3, 1930, in Orangeburg County, she was the widow of Edward Milton Binnicker and daughter of the late Earl C. More...

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commitments

shaq and lj

Shaq Davidson commits to Carolina, LJ Peak going to Georgetown.  More...

Thieves hit apartment renovation project sites

A currently vacant Chandler Drive apartment complex undergoing renovations was targeted by burglars on two separate nights last week.  After nine separate units at the former Berkeley Apartments were burglarized between 10 p.m. More...

City considers rezoning inquiry for Berkeley facelift plan

Gaffney City Council today will consider final reading of a request to rezone and subdivide a dilapidated apartment complex.  The owner wants to rezone the 99-unit Berkeley apartment complex from residential multi-family to a planned development More...

Synthetic drugs have officials scrambling to stay ahead

A new law goes into effect Monday in neighboring North Carolina that seeks to get ahead of synthetic drug makers.  Dubbed the “Ban Synthetic Cannabinoids” bill, North Carolina’s law seeks to get a handle on the ever-changing na More...

Local News

FIRE IN THE HOLE

Greg Turner places four pounds of tannerite explosive inside a beaver dam Friday afternoon as Bubba Belue uses a shovel to clear debris before the dam was demolished at a Draytonville fishing lake. More...

What’s that buzzing sound?

With the Fourth of July holiday in clear view, Americans from coast to coast are grabbing swimsuits, charcoal and other items for a nice few days outdoors.  But a sly predator awaits them just beyond the comforts of home, using humans and pets a More...

New traffic information system introduced

COLUMBIA, S.C. More...

Sports

THE DECISION

Will it be the Seminoles or Gamecocks for the Gaffney standouts?

Although it won’t show up on their win loss record, Florida State and South Carolina can pull off a big victory here on Tuesday.  Gaffney’s Shaq Davidson and L.J. More...

Post 109 tops Union; moves up standings

Playing without several starters, Post 109 has been forced to scratch out runs and rely on solid pitching.  That was the case Friday. n Post 109 Juniors:  More...

POST 109 PLAYER PROFILES

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Columns

Political right must summon moral courage to fight back

The totalitarian political left proves every day its relentless determination to complete President Obama’s stated goal of fundamentally transforming this country. More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Public opinion leads, politicians follow

On Dec. 1, 1955, a churchgoing woman of character refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Ala. Many credit Rosa Parks’ courageous action that day with launching the civil rights movement. While I have great respect for what Ms. More...

IT’S JUST ME

How I spent my Saturday

I was supposed to play golf Saturday so I set my iPhone to wake me up at 5:30.  That’s right, 5:30. 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?