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Gaffney High band wraps up 2-week camp

The Gaffney High Band of Gold kicked off a new marching band season Friday evening with a summer preview show in the stadium.  More...

LifeStyles

GHS student Brice Bolin participates in summer science institute in Tennessee


Gaffney High student Brice Bolin spent two weeks of his summer vacation to focus on cuttingedge science projects with students from 13 states in the Appalachian region. More...

Many options are available to treat common problem of enlarged prostate gland

ROCHESTER, Minn. – More than half of men in their 60s experience symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate gland. More...

A GIRL CAN’T HAVE TOO MANY CROWNS

Marlayna Rolison, 4-year-old daughter of Brock and Loretta Rolison of Cowpens, was crowned Spartanburg County Tiny Miss Heart of the USA on July 20. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

William Goldsmith

William Goldsmith, 85, of 120 College Drive, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013. He was the husband of Annie Goldsmith.  The arrangements will be announced by Blakely Funeral Home.   More...

Margaret Caldwell

Margaret Blanton Caldwell, 89, formerly of Florence Street, passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2013.  The arrangements will be announced by Blakely Funeral Home.   More...

Paul Lucas, retired from American Sterilizing Co.

Paul Lucas, 80, of 103 Cabin Creek Road, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at his residence. Born in Bronx, N.Y., he was the husband of Jeanie Elmo Lucas and son of the late Ann Stark Rivers. Mr. More...

Breaking News - 8/12/2013 1:31 PM

SC Coroner: Woman eating food dies in wreck

Early Monday morning accident

BLACKSBURG, S.C. More...

Limestone bracing for record attendance

Limestone College will have more than 1,000 students attending classes in its day program this fall for the first time in its 168-year history.  More...

I-85 FATALITY

Authorities say no second tractor-trailer was involved

The South Carolina Highway Patrol ended its search for a tractor-trailer that allegedly left the scene of a fatal accident involving a pedestrian on Interstate 85 after investigators determined no hit-and-run had occurred.  More...

Duke Energy wants rate hike to pay for fuel

Duke Energy customers’ bills might be going up.  The company made its annual filings this week with the Public Service Commission of South Carolina to adjust fuel and to pay for expanded energy efficiency and demand-side management program More...

Local News

Deadline nearing for students to pass current GED

Local residents who have plans to earn their GED have only a few short months left to pass the current test before their work counts for nothing in 2014.  More...

Nine arrested in connection with mailbox vandalism

Nine people were arrested Aug 6 at 3 a.m. by Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office deputies in connection with a series of mailbox vandalism incidents on Star Ridge Road.  More...

Sanders Bros. building sold

There will be new life at the idle Sanders Brothers property on Old Georgia Highway.  An upstate business journal reported this week that a Virginia-based commercial real estate alliance sold the 75,000 square-foot former Sanders Brothers buildi More...

Sports

Wildcat coach pleased with first scrimmage

The Blacksburg football team made solid progress in its first preseason scrimmage Friday, highlighted by a strong running game.  More...

Scrimmages up next for Indians

After days of focusing on the fundamentals, it’s time to put those lessons to the test.  The Gaffney Indians will have their first scrimmage Tuesday at Shelby High. Crest, and possibly Independence, will also be there.  More...

Saints Football

Limestone inks schedule agreement with SAC

While kickoff for the first season of football at Limestone College is still more than a year away, major news continues to be generated by the program with the announcement of a four-year schedule agreement with the South Atlantic Conference from 20 More...

Columns

THEIR VIEWS

End NSA collection of phone records

Administration officials have defended the National Security Agency intelligence programs disclosed by former NSA consultant Edward Snowden by saying they are essential to national security and have uncovered over 50 terrorist plots. More...

Study Atlantic Coast for new oil production

Despite a boom in production, the profits of oil companies are actually slumping, according to The Associated Press. Companies are reportedly being hindered by the growing lack of conventional oil resources outside of the Middle East.  More...

PAT BUCHANAN

Do we really want a Cold War II?

“There have been times when they slip back into Cold War thinking,” said President Obama in his tutorial with Jay Leno. 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?