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TREE DOWN

A West Carlisle Street resident came home Tuesday morning to find a large tree on top of her home. More...

LifeStyles

Children’s delightful artwork on display at CAVA Art Gallery

Exhibit features paintings, collages, puppets and works in other mediums done during third annual CAVA Children’s Summer Art Camp

The third annual CAVA Children’s  Summer Art Camp exhibit is currently on display at the Gaffney Visitors Center and CAVA Art Gallery.  More...

ANNIVERSARY

Mr. and Mrs. Hall will celebrate 50th wedding anniversar y July 27

JD and Pat Hall of 1801 Ford Road, Gaffney, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 27, 2013. More...

Couple married June 21

April Louise Lee and Daniel Shane Cloninger, both of Lawndale, N. C., were united in marriage on Friday, June 21, 2013, at Lawndale Baptist Church. Pastor Jim Kilby officiated the double ring ceremony at 7 p. m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Garrison McCraw, 80, retired from Harris Teeter

MOORESBORO, N.C. – Alfred Garrison Mc- Craw, 80, of 2442 McCraw Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 21, 2013, at his home. More...

MSG (Ret) Charles Cole, proudly served in U.S. Army for 30 years

MSG (Ret.) Charles Cole, 84, of Temple, Texas, passed away July 19, 2013. A visitation is scheduled for Thursday, July 25, from 6-8 p.m. at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home of Temple. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. More...

Bennie M. Littlejohn, retired from Bonner Implement Company

Funeral services for Bennie M. Littlejohn, 81, of Peachtree Centre, formerly of 227 Camellia Circle, widower of Fannie Mae Montgomery Littlejohn and a retired employee of Bonner Implement Company, will be held on Saturday, July 27, at 3 p.m.  More...

Police claim man at jail struck child on the head

A 21-year-old Gaffney man was charged with cruelty to children after he allegedly slapped a 2- year-old child in the head while in the lobby of the Cherokee County Detention Center.  More...

BPW has average salary of $57,616

A review of salary data shows the average Gaffney Board of Public Works (BPW) employee makes $57,616 a year — or more than double the income of the average county resident and significantly higher than even the median household income here.&nbs More...

Judges sit atop county salary list

It pays well to be a judge in Cherokee County.  Three of the 12 county employees who earn more than $50,000 a year are judges, according to information provided by the county finance department.  More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

l A 31-year-old Inman man was charged in arrest warrants with two counts of forgery after he allegedly tried to cash two fake checks at a West Floyd Baker Boulevard grocery store, according to Gaffney Police Department records.  More...

BPW ANNUAL SALARIES

Here is a list of Gaffney Board of Public Works employees who earn more than $50,000 annually:  *Denotes department heads and other exempt (salaried) employees. All other employees are non-exempt (hourly). More...

Motorists feeling pain at the pump

Gas prices are again surging upward, deepening the despair of motorists nationwide with every trip to the pumps.  More...

Sports

Indians to open to national audience

The country will be watching when the defending champion Gaffney Indians travel to Northwestern to open the season on Friday, Aug. More...

EARLY RISERS -

A Gaffney offensive lineman participates in an agility drill as part of the team’s early-morning summer workouts. The workouts also include a 1-hour strength training session. More...

Gaffney hires volleyball soccer and tennis coaches

Gaffney High has a new volleyball coach.  At Monday’s meeting, the Cherokee County School Board approved the hiring of Shanna Hughes to become the next volleyball coach.  Hughes is a Pickens County native. More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Push for lower insurance rates

The first step in correcting South Carolina’s inflated property insurance rates was to recognize that there is a problem, and it’s not just whining property owners. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

President Obama should help America heal

It seems to me that almost every time President Obama talks publicly about race, he stirs things up rather than calms them down. Whether intentional or not, it’s unfortunate — and damaging.  More...

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