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Students get taste of texting and driv... ...CRASHING!

Holding a cell phone in her hand, Jazmine Rivers was unable to keep her attention span as the pace of cell phone text messages increased inside the car.  Her short time behind the wheel ended when the images on the high-tech glasses strapped to More...

LifeStyles

Fall football party savvy

Tailgaters passionate about two things – football and food

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – At this time of year, tailgaters are passionate about two things — football and food. The same can also be said for those who prefer to watch the game at home, too. More...

WHAT’S UP

Church news   More...

Weeping willow trees admired for their beauty

Last week my friend Craig asked me why there seems to be so few weeping willow trees in our area. I had not noticed before, but there do seem to be far fewer of them here than there were in southwest Virginia where I grew up.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Sebastian Barron

Sebastian Cletus Eric Barron, 2-month-old infant, of 146 Timberbrook Road, went home to be with Jesus on Friday, Aug. 23, 2013.  Surviving are his parents, Eric Preston Barron and Cora Elizabeth Helms.  More...

Johnny Lee Thomas, worked in roofing and loved the outdoors

Johnny Lee Thomas, 47, of 115 First St., passed away Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at his home.  Born in Gaffney, Mr. Thomas was son of the late Raymond Dean and Mary Elizabeth Ellis Thomas. More...

Deacon Leroy Antonio Littlejohn, worked 19 years at BMW

Deacon Leroy Antonio Littlejohn, known as “Tony,” 53, of 123 Hackberry Circle, husband of Anita Dawkins Littlejohn, answered the Master’s call on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at 1 a.m. at his residence. More...

GAMECOCK CLUB

Head basketball coach praises local fan base

Frank Martin admitted there were plenty of things on his agenda Thursday night, among them hastily packing clothing and other items in an effort to catch a redeye for his former player and current Miami Heat star forward Udonis Haslem’s wedding More...

BPW offers incentives for employees to leave

Longtime employees of a local public utility might soon be out the door as a cost-cutting measure. More...

Local News

Students trade books for paint brushes

Limestone College softball players spent their afternoons outside class Thursday and Friday painting the Gaffney Soup Kitchen.  More...

WELCOME BACK!

Limestone College students line up at one of many vendor tents in downtown Gaffney on Thursday evening. The city held a welcome celebration for new and returning Limestone College students. More...

Six store clerks cited for selling beer to minors

Six local store clerks were issued citations for selling beer to a minor Tuesday evening during undercover alcohol sales compliance checks, yet Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller was able to report progress in the ongoing effort to stamp out under More...

Sports

Opening night jitters

Northwestern routs defending state champions

Once again, it was the Mason Rudolph Show.  More...

Rain halts jamboree

A lightning delay halted play for Blacksburg just after the start of Friday’s jamboree game against Walhalla.  Referees spotted lightning with 7:46 left in the first quarter and sent players and fans outside the stadium to seek shelter. More...

Defense can’t stop Trojans

Last season, Northwestern quarterback Mason Rudolph made a very good Gaffney defense look average.  On Friday, Rudolph made an inexperienced Gaffney defense look, well, inexperienced.  Rudolph completed 28 of his 37 throws for 262 yards an More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

An American ‘trial’

At one time in history, there was a general belief in the Divine Right of Kings. Whatever the king or ruler decided at that moment was the law. More...

PAT BUCHANAN

Dead souls of a cultural revolution

Last Friday, Christopher Lane, a 22-year-old Australian here on a baseball scholarship, was shot and killed while jogging in Duncan, Okla., population 23,000. He died where he fell. Police have three suspects, two black and one white. More...

IT’S JUST ME

Best breakfast I ever had

The other day I was reminiscing about favorite desserts and the memorable occasions that go with them. 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?