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Peachtree Centre hosts 16th annual Fun Day Sept. 28

Silent auction begins today; Saturday’s events feature food, games for kids and live music

Peachtree   Centre will offer an array of activities and games as part of its 16th annual Fun Day this weekend. Events take place Saturday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the facility located on North Limestone Street.  More...

Limestone College golf tournament highlights Homecoming Weekend

Play gets under way Oct. 4 at Cherokee National

As part of this year’s homecoming festivities, Limestone College’s Saints Club will host its 15th annual golf tournament at Cherokee National Golf Club on Friday, Oct, 4, with a shotgun start set for 1 p.m.  More...

Library announces October events for children, teens

The Cherokee County Public Library has announced the events planned for children and teens during October.  At the Gaffney library:  Early Literacy Storytime (birth–3 years), every other Monday, 10:30-11 a.m.  Oct. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Roger Lee Farrell, retired from NASA

Roger Lee Farrell, 76, who recently retired to Gaffney with his wife, Janice Farrell, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.  Born in Longare, W.Va., he was the son of William P. Farrell and Maye Elizabeth Farrell. Mr. More...

Janice Sue Farrell, loving housewife and Mother

Janice Sue Farrell, 74, who recently retired to Gaffney with her husband, Roger Lee Farrell, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013.  Mrs. Farrell and her husband, Roger, passed away within 15 hours of each other. More...

Winfred Bridges, decorated veteran of World War II

Winfred Clayton Bridges of Gaffney passed away Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at the age of 95.  More...

Judge tosses GHS election lawsuit

A Circuit Court judge decided he was bound by state law and case precedent in ruling that the Cherokee County School District and Gaffney High School officials acted within their discretionary authority in overturning the results of a student governm More...

LEARNING THE ROPES

Under the watchful eye of South Carolina Fire Academy instructors, City of Gaffney firefighters for the past few days have been testing out their rescue skills on a slippery slope next to the Cheroke More...

Local News

State awards contract to Texas-based identity protection firm in effort to keep data thieves at bay

South Carolina officials on Monday awarded a contract worth up to $8.5 million to an Austin, Texas-based identity theft protection firm to continue free credit monitoring for South Carolina residents impacted by a massive data breach at the state Dep More...

Mill Village revitalization project remains on hold

City officials will be waiting another month or more before securing permits for the much anticipated Mill Village revitalization project.  “We still don’t have the permits but we think it will be four to six weeks,” Gaffney Ad More...

Broad River Electric presents $5,000 matching gift to United Way of the Piedmont

One gift deserves another… and another.  Broad River Electric Cooperative employees have been donating a portion of their monthly wages to the United Way of the Piedmont for decades and the cooperative has matched those dollars, annually. More...

Sports

A GREAT HONOR

Longtime Post 109 A.D. has lasting legacy as field now bears his name

When you think of the American Legion Post 109’s baseball program, what comes to mind first is Jerry “Jug” Wallace.  That’s how it should be — and always will.  Wallace, who was the face of the program for 26 y More...

Indians to start new season as region slate begins Friday

A new season will begin this week for the Gaffney Indians, and it might come at exactly the right time.  The Indians (2-2), who will open Region 2-AAAA play at Dorman on Friday, suffered through a difficult nonregion schedule and had to do it wi More...

HOYA LEADER

  - Georgetown basketball coach John Thompson III stopped by a Gaffney Indians workout on Monday. Gaffney’s L.J. Peak verbally committed ot the Hoyas in July. More...

Columns

DAVID LIMBAUGH

‘Defund now, for when shall we be stronger?’

“They tell us, sir, that we are weak, unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? More...

PAT BUCHANAN

Is Iran the Fourth Reich?

In the fall of 1956, Nikita Khrushchev threatened to rain rockets down on London for the British invasion of Suez and sent his tanks into Budapest to drown the Hungarian Revolution in blood.  He blew up the Paris summit in 1960, banged his shoe More...

THEIR VIEW

Lack of appointments needs to be addressed

Nearly 600 positions on state boards and commissions in South Carolina remain vacant or held over after expiring, creating a lack of new appointments by Gov. Nikki Haley.  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?