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PAYROLL REVIEW: City has only five employees who earn $50,000 or more

No surprise here — Gaffney City Administrator James Taylor is still the highest-paid city employee, earning $81,329 a year.  Last year, Taylor topped the city government salary earners at $79,734 a year.  City engineer Scott Keller is More...

LifeStyles

Strawberry shortcake … A real Southern favorite

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Strawberry season is ready-made for a spring family outing to a strawberry patch or a farmer's market. And when you get home, it's time to make shortcake. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Childers – Martin

Andy and Sandra Childers of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Denise, to Michael Jared Martin of Montreat, N. C. Miss Childers is the granddaughter of Joan Lawson of Gaffney, Dean Lawson of Lagrange, Ga., Carolyn More...

WHAT’S UP

Church news   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Kevin Dennis Sullivan, services set for July 30

Funeral services for Kevin Dennis Sullivan, known as “Sub,” 46, of 408 Sarratt School Road, will be held on Tuesday, July 30, at 4 p.m. at Suck Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Tony Macomson officiating. More...

Sarah ‘Sada’ Patterson, served in U.S. Navy in WWII

Sarah “Sada” Iona Allen Patterson, 89, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 27, 2013, at her home.  Born in December, 1923, in Shelby, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Lt. Col. (Ret.) and Mrs. (Sally Grace Ponder) H.H. More...

Joe Dean Spencer, served on Cherokee County School Board for more than 20 years

Joe Dean Spencer, 87, of 421 Misty Lane, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 25, 2013, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. He was the husband of Florence Blackwood Spencer.  More...

National News

Cold caps tested to prevent hair loss during chemotherapy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hair loss is one of chemotherapy's most despised side effects, not because of vanity but because it fuels stigma_ revealing to the world an illness that many would rather keep private.  More...

Latest building report has good news

After a slip in the number of home starts in May, the housing construction market surged here in June.  There were 12 new home starts in the county during that month — up dramatically from seven in May 2012, according to figures released i More...

Think tank report: Sales tax holidays are gimmicks; don’t help consumers

With just a few days before the start of South Carolina’s annual back to school sales tax holiday, a Washington D.C.- based tax policy think tank released a severely critical assessment that sales tax holidays are “gimmicks” that do More...

Local News

Droput rate data ‘step in right direction’ for more ambitious district goals

A recent decline in high school dropout rates in Cherokee County schools represents a step in the right direction, superintendent   Dr. Quincie Moore said Thursday evening.  More...

County, SCC finalize scholarship agreement

Cherokee County Council finalized its agreement recently with Spartanburg Community College for a scholarship program to help students in technical fields of study meet their tuition needs.  More...

POLICE REPORTS

l City of Gaffney police reported the theft of a bag, a laptop and U.S. More...

Sports

Local all-stars take aim at SE Regional

The Cherokee Athletics All-Stars are taking a little road trip this week for a big tournament in Babe Ruth baseball.  The all-stars earned a berth in the Southeast Regional tournament in Union City, Tenn. More...

No big changes to offense with Shaq injured

Gaffney offensive coordinator Donnie Littlejohn said the offense won’t be much different with a new signal caller under center to start the season.  Littlejohn said standout running back Hyleck Foster, leading returning receiver Eddie Stud More...

Gaffney football season tickets on sale Aug. 5 for reserved season ticket holders

Gaffney High School reserved season football tickets will go on sale Monday, Aug. 5, through Friday, Aug. 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to last year’s season ticket holders. More...

Columns

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Obama the Unembarrassable

Sometimes I marvel at President Obama’s apparent lack of an embarrassment sensor. More...

IT’S JUST ME

No banana pudding, no cobbler, nothing

I’m not one to complain but for two weeks in a row there have been no desserts at my in-laws’ house when the missus and I went down there for lunch after church. More...

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