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TRAIN, CAR COLLIDE

No one was hurt when a Gaffney man’s car collided with a train Friday at 12:45 p.m. on Miley Farm Road, six miles south of Gaffney. Jimmy J. More...

LifeStyles

Miss Baumgarner, Mr. Varnadore exchange vows June 22 at Tega Cay

Whitney Ginger Baumgarner of Blacksburg and Quinton Chase Varnadore of Gaffney were married on Saturday, June 22, 2013, at 6 p. m. under the pavilion at Tega Cay Golf Club. A reception was held afterwards in the ballroom. More...

Summer reading programs continue at local libraries

The Summer Reading program at the Cherokee County Public Library, Gaffney and Blacksburg locations, will continue through July 31.  Children receive prizes just for reading books, and are also entered into weekly drawings for fun prize packs jus More...

CELEBRATING OUR INDEPENDENCE

Corinth Christian Educare children have been talking about what Independence Day is about and have learned the history behind this special day. They celebrated with a bike decorating contest and parade on July 3. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Martha Elmore, founder and owner of online business, ‘Mimi’s Kids’

Martha Ann Parker Elmore, affectionately known as “Mimi,” died on July 3, 2013, as the result of diabetic complications.  Born in Enid, Okla., on Oct. 6, 1943, she was the wife of Donald S. More...

Margie Ann Epps Goodwin, self-employed barber and private nurse

Margie Ann Epps Goodwin, 76, of 4812 Silver Briar Court, Apt. A, Greensboro, N.C., widow of Wendell S. Goodwin, passed on Saturday morning, July 6, 2013, at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro. More...

Catherine Lindsay Smith, 54, retired from Bargain Shoes

Catherine Lindsay Smith, 54, of 139 Anthony St., wife of the Rev. Freddie Smith, passed on Friday, July 5, 2013, at 5:03 p.m. at Spartanburg Hospice Home.  More...

WHOOPING COUGH

7th-graders must prove they’ve had vaccination

In order to register for school, all 7th-grade students will have to prove they have received a vaccine for whooping cough.  The state requires all 7thgraders this fall to receive a vaccine for pertussis, or whooping cough. More...

Traff ic stop nets stabbing suspect

A Blacksburg man was arrested during a traffic stop moments after a July 4 stabbing incident.  Brandon Heath Chesnee, 18, of 200 W. Carolina St., Apt. More...

Local News

New construction down in county during May

New home construction fell slightly here last month.  There were four new home starts in the county in May — down two from the same month a year ago, according to the monthly homebuilders report.  The average value of the homes, thoug More...

Mobile home a total loss after Wednesday afternoon fire

A Wednesday afternoon fire likely resulted in the total loss of a mobile home on Pacolet Highway.  City of Gaffney Firefighters were called to 1238 Pacolet Highway regarding a report of a structure fire.  Gaffney Fire Chief Jamie Caggiano s More...

Korean War veterans to be recognized by Sen. Scott

U.S. Sen. More...

Sports

Post 109 splits DH but makes state playoffs

Post 109 would have qualified for postseason play by beating Union twice on Saturday. Post 109 split the twinbill but advanced to the playoffs nonetheless when Greer battered Union on Sunday. More...

County’s best golfers take aim at title

Last year, Andy Karns won his first county amateur golf championship.  He’ll be looking to defend his title against the county’s top amateurs in a 36-hole tournament July 13-14 at Cherokee National.  Round 1 is scheduled to begi More...

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Columns

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED

Refusing to change can impoverish one’s life

I enjoy a good hot dog. It is not on my list of heath foods. But hey, how important is a long life unless one spices up and tantalizes the taste buds with something exciting to eat occasionally?  More...

IT’S JUST ME

Forget the dinner; could you just turn the heat up?

Occasionally the missus and I go out together to do a little shopping.  Not for groceries, because I don’t like to do that kind of shopping. More...

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