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Gaffney PD’s Skinner presented with solicitor’s ‘top cop’ award

When a serious crime occurs in the City of Gaffney, the odds are good that police Capt. More...

LifeStyles

Cowpens National Battlefield celebrates 97th birthday of National Park Service

Re-enactors present often-untold story of British Loyalists

There was no birthday cake but visitors had plenty of history on the menu as Cowpens National Battlefield celebrated the birthday of the National Park Service over the weekend.  Among the attractions for visitors was a presentation by a group of More...

Brody Silas Davidson

BIRTH

Steven and Holly Davidson of Gaffney announce the birth of their son, Brody Silas, on April 25, 2013, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center weighing 6 lbs. More...

Plant Saucer Magnolia on north side of home

For the third year in a row the Saucer Magnolia in our backyard lost hundreds of ready-to-open blooms to sudden below-freezing night temperatures.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jennifer Nicole McFalls, born in Spartanburg

UNION – Jennifer Nicole McFalls, 39, 218 Deepwater Road, died unexpectedly Aug. 20, 2013, at Carolinas Medical Center – Mercy, Charlotte, N.C.  Born in Spartanburg, she was the wife of Timothy W. More...

Etta C. Pearson, 108, Washington, D.C., native

Etta C. Pearson, 108, entered eternal rest on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, in Gaffney.  Widow of Cordell Pearson, she was born in Washington, D.C., a daughter of William Henry Coleman and Mary Elizabeth Washington Coleman. More...

Leroy Antonio Littlejohn, services set for Aug. 29

Funeral services for Deacon Leroy Antonio Littlejohn, known as “Tony,” 53, of 123 Hackberry Circle, husband of Anita Dawkins Littlejohn, will be held Thursday, Aug. 29, at 1 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church with Dr. James W. Sanders Jr. More...

Study: School facilities need $200 million worth of work

The extension of a 1-cent sales tax in Cherokee County is essential to be able to afford $100 million in pressing school building needs identified in a new facility study, M.B. More...

Rules about to change for PTOs

School booster club and parent teacher organizations are about to come under increased direction by the Cherokee County School District.  After recent incidents involving misuse of booster funds, the school district brought in auditor Ben Kochen More...

Local News

Photo: Ewing Readers

EWING READERS — Eighth grade Ewing Middle School students were in Washington D.C., May 22-25, 2013. More...

County told that development slowdown is due to shortage of spec buildings

After a banner year in 2012, industrial investment and job creation has slowed in the Upstate, according to a leading economic development official.  Speaking at Monday’s Cherokee County Council meeting, Upstate Alliance President and CEO More...

GROUND CHUCK

Members of First Baptist Church of Gaffney, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and a new ministry geared toward young adults teamed up Saturday to welcome Limestone College students back to school. More...

Sports

AN INSPIRATION

McGill won’t let injury stop him

In addition to all the other pads, Gaffney’s JoJo McGill wears a brace shielding his left knee - typical for a hard nosed football player fighting through pain.  But what’s so unusual is that McGill isn’t a big bulky lineman, b More...

Northwestern loss can be learning experience

Maybe a little home cooking is what the Gaffney Indians need to get back on track.  After a disappointing 51-19 season opening loss to nationally-ranked and pass happy Northwestern, the Indians are preparing for run-oriented Clinton team on Frid More...

NFL UPDATE

Former Gaffney High and South Carolina standout wide receiver Sidney Rice has been ruled out of Seattle’s final preseason game. More...

Columns

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Obama scapegoating Rush again

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Once again, President Obama is personally attacking my brother, Rush, this time to shamelessly blame him for congressional gridlock. Nice try, Mr. More...

Why not make today the best day of your life?

My ‘baby’ child turned 21 Monday and I was feeling rather old.  Shoot, even my back was stiffer than usual when I tried to get out of bed Tuesday morning.  Then I realized that my Dad’s youngest child (me) is 62, and he (m 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?