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Mini Cooper takes out Cherokee National golf sign

A man suffering an apparent medical problem behind the wheel of his car was taken to Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center on Friday after he crashed into the Cherokee National Golf and Recreation Club sign.  More...

LifeStyles

The awards pile up for talented Gaffney teen

Halley Gainey of Gaffney attended the Miss S.C. Teen competition on July 13, where she was presented the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award from the chairman of the organization and the Miss S.C. More...

Gaffney’s Mu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma stays actively involved in local community

Organization begins new biennium in September

Melanie Cook, president of Gaffney’s Mu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, recently reported to the state and international organization on the work of the local chapter.  More...

Pancakes, anyone?

Staff and volunteers at Peachtree Centre got up early one sunny morning in July to cook pancakes for the residents. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Mary Jane Thomas, was an RN for 26 years

CHESNEE – Mary Jane Cash Thomas, 65, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013.  More...

Horace Whelchel, retired from Vulcan Materials

Horace Homer Whelchel, 84, of 141 Ida Lane, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug. More...

Demariel Smith, 29

Funeral services for Demariel Chantee Smith, known as “Maray,” 29, of 509 W. Robinson St., husband of Shandra Montgomery Smith, will be held Thursday, Aug. 8, at 2 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church with Dr. J. W. Sanders Jr. officiating. More...

Breaking News - 8/6/2013 5:33 PM

Man drowns in Broad River

A North Carolina man has drowned in the Broad River, Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said Tuesday. More details will appear here as they become available. More...

They’re stealing what?

Thieves taking guide rails from bridges

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office deputies are on the lookout for a thief or thieves who have been stealing pieces of guide rail from area bridges.  In total, eight sections of guide rail, described as galvanized steel T-type end terminals, More...

Catfish, blues: What more could you ask?

Blues harmonica player Adam Gussow saw his life take a different turn when he went from an Ivy League education to playing on the streets of Harlem in the musical duo “Satan and Adam.”  More...

Local News

Peeler’s ‘Read for Success Act’ will be debated again in January

Children struggling to read by the end of the third grade could be held back another year under an education bill lawmakers will debate again in January.  More...

Will exit exam be eliminated?

High school students may no longer have to pass an exit exam in order to graduate under legislation being considered by state lawmakers.  South Carolina requires high school students to earn 24 course credits and successfully pass the exit exam More...

School district announces high school registration and driving permit process

Driving and riding permits for Cherokee Technology Center will be made at Cherokee Technology Center beginning on Aug. More...

Sports

HITTING THE GROUND RUNNING

GHS head coach pleased with opening days of preseason practice

Offseason workouts and weightlifting sessions are just a distant memory. More...

Blacksburg coach rounds out his coaching staff with two new hires

After a standout playing career at Wren, A.J. Millis has reunited with one of his former coaches as the final hire for the Blacksburg High football staff.  More...

Columns

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

‘Oh, that’s my trouble tree’

Likely most of us get wished numerous times daily, “Have a good day!” Though I recognize the degree of sincerity may vary, it still gives me a good feeling. Possibly you also.  More...

IT’S JUST ME

Fix-up week at my house includes voodoo bag dance

Sorry folks, I don’t have a column topic this week.  There’s not much happening over at the house except the missus is in one of those paint-up, fix-up moods. More...

THEIR VIEW

Fall in dropout rate sign of future success

Fewer students in our state are giving up on a high school education, a positive sign for South Carolina’s future. According to the S.C. 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?