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FARMER’S ALMANAC

Winter will bring chilly and wet conditions to most of the South

For local residents who grew weary of this summer’s deluge of rainfall, a quick look at the Old Farmer’s Almanac’s forecast for the upcoming winter season might be equally depressing.  According to the trusty almanac, South Car More...

LifeStyles

Cowpens National Battlefield recipient of $500,000 grant

Cowpens National Battlefield has been selected to receive a 2013 “Ticket to Ride” grant from the National Park Foundation (NPF), the official charity of America’s national parks.  More...

Cherokee County Alliance of Visual Artists

September class offerings

PAPer CLOTH MAkInG   Thursday, Sept. 11, 2-4 p.m., 6-8 p.m.  Instructor: Rose Schmidt  Learn to make a decorative cloth used in artistic applications to make several items.  All materials supplied. More...

Tailgating shouldn’t cause an enormous hole in your wallet

Throw on your favorite team’s jersey and break out the grill because tailgating season is here. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

David Vinsant

David Scott Vinsant, 52, of 137 Park Place Drive, Gaffney, entered eternal rest on Wednesday, Aug. More...

Maurice "Mo" Brown

UNION- Mo Brown, 73, passed away Thursday evening, August 29, 2013 at his residence.  He was born on Aug. 30, 1939 in Union County. He most recently resided in Garden City Beach. He was the son of Lois M. Brown of Union, and the late Lewis T. More...

Catherine "C.B." Finch

Catherine Helton Finch, 84, formerly of 707 9th Street, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Aug. More...

Gaffney City Council will mull package to entice employees to quit

Gaffney City Council will consider a plan Tuesday to offer an incentive package to entice non-essential personnel to quit their jobs. More...

Mayor will use taxpayer money to jet to Ireland

Gaffney Mayor Henry Jolly's trip to Ireland will be paid for by city funds.  According to a city press release, Jolly has accepted an invitation to take part in a commemorative weekend in Granard, Ireland.  More...

Driveway accident proves fatal

An elderly woman injured while in her driveway last week has died, Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said Sunday. Fowler says Mary Sarratt Parris, 82, of 1339 Overbrook Drive, died at 9:58 a.m. Sunday at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Local News

Gaffney man charged with criminal sexual conduct

A 35-year-old Gaffney man has been charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, according to an arrest warrant on file at the Gaffney Police Department.  James Gregory Haulk, of 807 4th St., was arrested Wednesday on a warrant More...

LIMESTONE COLLEGE PRESIDENTIAL CONVOCATION

A record number of students attended Limestone College’s Presidential Convocation Thursday morning at Fullerton Auditorium. During his presidential address, Dr. More...

City’s finance committee votes again to allocate funds for museum roof

It’s the city’s version of a do-over.  City of Gaffney Administrator James Taylor told the finance committee that city council had agreed to allocate $30,000 a year over five years to help fund a new roof at the Cherokee County Histo More...

Sports

SHAQ’S BACK!

Gaffney fans held their breath when star quarterback Shaq Davidson went down in the preseason with a thumb injury.  When he returned to the field on Friday, Davidson took their breath away.  More...

Injured star makes big contribution in return

Shaq Davidson made his season debut on the Indians’ second series — and made an immediate impact.  Wearing a covering to protect his injured thumb, Davidson caught a quick slant, and outraced the defenders for a 31-yard gain. More...

Gaffney defense plays with better effort

Ideally, the Gaffney coaching staff would love for its defense to somehow gain more experience overnight.  More realistically, defensive coordinator Josh Caggiano would settle for game to game improvement.  He got that Friday.  After More...

Columns

SCOTT RASMUSSEN

Reality catching up to the political class

Official Washington is always a decade or two behind the American people. That was true in 1963 when Martin Luther King, Jr. shared his dream for a better America and it’s true today.  More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Cap – or better yet, eliminate – school fees

For families with school-age children, the end of summer marks a transition from warm weather relaxation to the excitement of starting a new school year filled with new knowledge to gain, new friends to meet, and extracurricular activities to pursue. More...

IT’S JUST ME

There will never be anyone else like Dr. Cathcart

I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Dr. More...

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