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Gaffney Middle School: Quality Without Question

School History:  Gaffney Middle was established in August of 2000 when the middle school concept was implemented in Cherokee County. Gaffney Middle is located on 35 acres and is the previous home of Gaffney High. More...

LifeStyles

Miss Blakely, Mr. Denton wed Sept. 7 in Rock Hill

Westminster Presbyterian Church in Rock Hill provided the setting on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, for the wedding of Courtney Elizabeth Blakely and Samuel Alexander Denton, both of Rock Hill.  The Revs. Dr. Shelton Sanford and Dr. More...

Library announces activities for children, teens in September

The Cherokee County Public Library has announce its list of programs for children and teens at the Gaffney and Blacksburg libraries during September.  More...

Renown guitarist in concert Sept. 17 at Limestone College

Burgess will perform music from Brazil

Recently returned from a seven-city European concert tour, guitarist David Burgess will perform some of Brazil’s finest solo guitar music during a concert at Limestone College on Tuesday, Sept. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Joyce Belue, retired from Spartanburg School District No. 3

PACOLET – Joyce Yvonne Phillips Belue, 72, of 1145 Cleveland St., went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  More...

Rev. Charlie Blackwell, retired Southern Baptist minister

RUTHERFORDTON, N.C. – The Rev. Charlie William Blackwell, 85, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at 6:50 p.m.  More...

Dale (Fuzzy) Hambright, self-employed roofer

Pinkney Dale Hambright, 60, of 123 Washington Ave., passed away on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at his residence.  Born in York, he was the husband of Martha Joann (Josie) Carroll Mullinax of the home and son of Nancy Hambright Jones of Gaffney. Mr. More...

Letters

Amazing husband, father and friend now needs our help

Dear Friends of Tim (Ruppe):   More...

Golf tournament sponsor seeking prizes to award during event

To whom it may concern:   I am writing today to ask that you consider giving a donation of an item or a gift certificate which can be used as a prize.  These will be used at an upcoming golf tournament scheduled for Friday, Nov. More...

Hundreds of cyclists descend on city

Nearly 600 cyclists from across the United States converged on Gaffney on Saturday for the 7th annual Tour DaVita — a 3-day bicycle ride that moves around the country each year.  More...

Judge could rule today on GHS election

SPARTANBURG — Attorneys for the Cherokee County School District argued Friday in Spartanburg County Court that case law was clear — that the courts had no jurisdiction over matters involving students and extracurricular activities.  More...

Local News

DRAYTONVILLE BASH

DRAYTONVILLE BASH — Saturday was a beautiful day for eating a hot dog, bouncing in a bouncy house and dunking a principal. More...

PSC signs off on Duke rate increase

Some power users are going to be paying more money for electricity starting later this month now that the South Carolina Public Service Commission has signed off on a previously announced settlement with Duke Energy Carolinas for a rate increase.&nbs More...

70-year-old California man riding across the United States

Joseph Brook spent much of the past week crossing the Appalachian Mountains as the 70-yearold California resident attempts to strike another check mark off his personal bucket list.  More...

Sports

Cat scratch fever

Turnovers, special teams blunder dooms Indians in loss to York

Glancing over at a delirious group of York students following Friday’s game, a frustrated Gaffney head coach Dan Jones asked his team to take in the scene, asking them exactly how it felt as they looked on.  More...

Wildcats remain winless after 48-13 beatdown by Broome

Mitch Lockhart and T.J. Norman ignited a spark for Blacksburg Friday evening before the fireworks fizzled in the second half of a 48-13 loss to Broome.  More...

Shaw's 3 TDs lift South Carolina over Vandy

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Steve Spurrier won't hang his head after No. 13 South Carolina's 35-25 win over Vanderbilt, no matter how close the Gamecocks came to blowing a four-touchdown lead.  "We're not moping around," Spurrier said. More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

The invisible department

Introducing the State Department’s budget request earlier this year, Secretary of State John Kerry quoted Vice President Joe Biden as saying, “Don’t tell me what you value — show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what yo More...

IT’S JUST ME

It makes me very sad when they go away

I stepped out onto the patio early Saturday in my knockaround shorts to see what the temperature felt like. 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?