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Tutankhamun: Return of the King

Exhibit of King Tut’s golden treasures returns for encore engagement at State Museum

COLUMBIA – The fabulous treasures of King Tut’s tomb are highlighted in an exhibit of epic proportions at the South Carolina State Museum. More...

WHAT’S UP

Reunion planned  l Former employees of Roses will have a reunion on Saturday, July 20, from 2-4 p.m. Contact Vanessa Childers, 864-316-0965, or Sara Donahue Medley, 864- 488-3603 or 864-839-7331, for more information.  Support groups   More...

Sports

Greenwood rallies for game 5 win

Greenwood pitcher Josh Chaney’s best outing was a workmanlike display of pitching to spots and letting his teammates make the plays behind him.  More...

Peak dominates play at Peach Jam

Gaffney star basketball player L.J. More...

Local stars capture Mite League state crown

The odds were severely stacked against the Gaffney Mite League A all-star team Friday at the Cherokee County Youth Sports Complex.  But coach Matt Sellars and the team learned that anything is possible.  More...

National News

Ways to enhance your child’s curiosity this summer

LOS ANGELES - Calif. – If you’re a parent, you know that children are naturally curious. Youngsters ask question after question about every conceivable topic (plus a few you’ve never thought of before). More...

Robots will revolutionize farming, ease labor woes

ALINAS, Calif. (AP) — On a windy morning in California's Salinas Valley, a tractor pulled a wheeled, metal contraption over rows of budding iceberg lettuce plants. More...

Number of complaints about overgrown lots growing like weeds

Lawnmowers aren’t the only things working hard when daily rains make grass shoot up seemingly overnight.  As local residents struggle to keep their lawns mowed, Gaffney code enforcement officials are pushing paper — investigating com More...

Gaffney High graduate begins Princeton experience

Allison Conwell was in rare company Sunday when she enrolled at Princeton University to begin college classes at the prestigious Ivy League university.  More...

Local News

POLICE REPORT

19-year-old man faces peeping Tom charge

A 19-year-old Gaffney man was booked on a peeping Tom charge after Gaffney city police investigated a late July 10 incident on Spring Street.  More...

Snake!

Their mere presence sends a chill up many people’s spines

Summer tends to be a time when humans take to the outdoors, enjoying the warmth and abundance of sunlight offered by Mother Nature.  But it seems Mother Nature also has the same in store for other creatures under her watch, among them one type w More...

SIGNING BOOKS

— Pamela Jones, who writes as PJ Leonard, smiled for the camera just before the book signing featuring her first children’s book, Lionel the lazy lazy ant (published by PitziGil Press) at More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Naomi Holmes Gordon, homemaker, member of East Gaffney Baptist Church

Naomi Holmes Gordon, 88, formerly of 155 Den Hill Drive, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2013, at Magnolias of Gaffney.  Born in Gaffney, Mrs. Gordon was the widow of Hershel Gordon and daughter of the late Ben and Mollie Pierce Holmes. More...

Azalea Parks Davis, 89, homemaker and member of Draytonville Baptist Church

Azalea Parks Davis, 89, formerly of 136 Paw Paw Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 11, 2013, at Peachtree Centre.  More...

Jodean O. Lemmons, Sr., owner/operator of Lemmons Farms and Daisy Outdoor Advertising

Jodean Orlando Lemmons Sr., 80, of 703 S. Limestone St., went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 11, 2013, at his residence.  More...

Columns

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Americans want to exercise their rights — reasonably

As Americans, we tend to believe we have the right to do whatever we want, so long as it doesn’t interfere with the rights of others. But sometimes the lines get a little blurry.  More...

THEIR VIEWS

Haley, legislature should cease games with certificate of need program

Once again, Gov. Nikki Haley vetoed funding for the state’s certificate of need program, whose stated purpose is to hold down health care costs by preventing unnecessary duplication.  More...

IT’S JUST ME

‘Have you been wearing your glasses?’

The other day I noticed that it seemed as though my right eye was not focusing properly.  I made this discovery at home while looking first at the screen on my iPhone and then looking at the television, which is, of course, located several feet More...

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Poll

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?