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Nuke plant project faces another delay

At its announcement to build a nuclear station here, Duke Energy hoped to bring the facility on line in 2016.  That’s now the earliest the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission will decide if Duke Energy will receive its permits to build two 1, More...

Gaffney LittleTheatre ends 2012-2013 season with poignant comedy, ‘The Dining Room’

Play set for production Aug. 8-11

The Gaffney Little Theatre closes its 2012-2013 season with A.R Gurney’s “The Dining Room” – a poignant comedy from the 1980s sporting an experimental and structural approach to theatrical social commentary. More...

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Obituaries - Free Access

John David Swofford

John David Swofford, 43, son of John and Claudia Swofford and father to Kalli, Kathryn and Kerigan Swofford, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013.  Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Blakely Funeral Home.   More...

Calvin C. Brown, worked at a saw mill

COWPENS – Calvin Cooley Brown, 88, of 151 Tory Trail, passed on Wednesday morning, July 31, 2013, at Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center.  Son of the late Simp Brown and the late Mary Jane Curry Brown, he was born on June 2, 1925, in Spar More...

Louise Jones, loved the outdoors, especially birds and flowers

Ellen Louise Mace Jones, 97, of 129 Crestmont Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at her home.  More...

Columns

RASMUSSEN REPORT

To see where country’s going, just ignore Washington

It’s no secret that both political parties are struggling to connect with voters. Strategists dream up marketing plans to increase their party’s appeal to this constituency or that group. More...

Offshore drilling no panacea

South Carolinans ought to be skeptical of any proposal that touts drilling for oil and gas off the state’s coast as an economic bonanza.  More...

Big Brother in the wings?

The U.S. government spends about $700 million a year to produce and broadcast articles, reports and commentary designed to reflect credit on itself and aimed at foreign audiences. More...

Police looking for truck driver who failed to stop

Pedestrian struck, killed on I-85

A 43-year-old Gaffney man was killed early Thursday while walking along Interstate 85.  More...

Gaffney man dies in crash

A Gaffney man was killed in a single-vehicle accident in Richland County that also injured seven other people early Tuesday, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.  More...

Most county schools PASS, but three get F’s

Six Cherokee County schools received A’s and three schools received F’s in a federal report card issued Thursday. More...

Local News

Community comes to the rescue

Not a single flier was needed for local residents to leap into action for the Cherokee Children’s Home, all that was necessary was a giving heart.  Coming to the rescue with an abundance of dry cereals and canned goods, county donors have More...

Judge denies request to revoke Phillips’ bond

Murder trial set to begin August 26

SPARTANBURG — Despite alleged multiple violations of her home confinement, a Circuit Court judge decided a Gaffney woman will remain free from custody until her murder trial in York County later this month.  More...

Scores on exit exam improve

Cherokee County students improved in most areas on the state’s high school exit exam and Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) test results released Thursday.  More than 80 percent of Cherokee County students passed English and mat More...

Sports

READY FOR ACTION

Youthful Indians begin defense of state title

The first half of the 2012 season didn’t exactly go according to the script. The Indians were floundering offensively and looking like a team that could struggle to make the playoffs. More...

Gaffney running back tears ACL, will seek second opinion

Another week. More...

VOLLEYBALL ALL-AMERICANS

Gaffney’s Payton Duncan and Mallory Taylor play for Upwards Stars 16 National team. Their team finished third at the AAU National Championship in Orlando, FL., in June. Both girls were chosen as All Americans at the tournament. 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?