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County signs pact with sawmill owners

Cherokee County Council signed off on a performance agreement that obligates a lumber products company to reach its projected investment and hiring levels for its new sawmill here.  Associated Hardwoods expects to hire 28 workers and spend $9.8 More...

LifeStyles

Peachtree’s 16th annual Fun Day was a lot of fun!

Peachtree Centre held its annual Fun Day on Saturday, Sept. 28. More...

YWA CONTESTANTS –

The Thickety Mountain Young Women’s Auxiliary held its 44th annual session and banquet in Bethel Baptist Church Life Center. More...

KatTracy, area coordinator for Able SC, will be guest speaker at AAUW meeting

As October is Disability Employment Awareness Month, Kat Tracy, Area Coordinator for Able SC, will be presenting at the next AAUW meeting at noon on Monday, Oct. 14, at Aegean Pizza.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jack Edward Millwood Jr. (Eddie)

Jack Edward “Eddie” Millwood Jr., formerly of 115 Greenbriar Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, at Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center.  More...

Joann Bonner

Funeral services for Joann Bonner, 33, of 105 Mascot Drive, will be held Monday, Oct. 14, at 2 p.m. at Limestone Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael L. Golden, Dr. Michael A. Bridges, the Rev. Robert L. More...

Robert Gregory, retired from Board of PublicWorks

Robert Dean ("Deano") Gregory, 62, of 402 W. Carlisle St., Gaffney, answered the Master’s call on Sunday morning, Oct. 13, 2013, at Heartland of Union (formerly Oakmont of Union) in Union.  More...

Trooper arrested by SLED, fired

A local state trooper who served as a volunteer secretary for the Cherokee Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) was arrested by SLED on Friday for allegedly pocketing FOP funds. More...

GHS band gets D.C. parade call

The Gaffney High Band of Gold has been selected to participate in the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C. on May 26, 2014.  More...

WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE ...

Contestants race to fill a portable water tank while competing Saturday in the Cherokee County Firefighter Games in front of the Blacksburg Volunteer Fire Department. More...

Local News

Mental Health Association seeks to inform public, provide solutions

The brain is a complex puzzle, the parts of which intricately fashion one’s personality, fitness, and most importantly, health.  To most, the subject of mental health is reserved for those truly unstable of mind. More...

9-year-old doing her part to support military personnel

At just 9 years old, Karmen McSwain understands the importance of those protecting and serving our nation’s interests both on our shores and beyond.  More...

So, you think you can sing? Then this contest is for you

A Cherokee County student could win a $500 scholarship next month while singing his or her favorite songs in front of a live audience.  More...

Sports

Never A Doubt!

Davidson spearheads magical comeback in 63-59 road victory

The Gaffney Indians pulled off a great escape Friday that any magician would have been proud of.  Trailing by 11 with 3:30 left to play, the Indians scored twice within 33 seconds to pull out an unbelievable 63-59 victory at Mauldin’s Free More...

Foster spurs comeback with refuse to lose attitude

Gaffney’s Hyleck Foster had something better than a crystal ball to predict Friday’s dramatic 63-59 comeback win over Mauldin — his strong will to win.  “We got together at halftime and we said we weren’t going to l More...

Davidson receives all-star jersey

Gaffney quarterback Shaq Davidson will end his high school career in grand style when he spends the New Year’s Day holiday at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas.  More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

The problem with the Arms Trade Treaty

The Law of the Sea Treaty. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. More...

THEIR VIEW

Rising terror peril in Africa

The usually low profile of U.S. military operations in Africa leaped into view with news of two Special Forces operations, one an American victory and the other apparently no better than a draw. More...

IT'S JUST ME

The nuclear verbal option

Gentlemen, when it comes to arguing with your wife, perhaps you have what I like to call a “nuclear verbal option” that you keep in reserve to use only if and when she is winning a crucial argument, when your side of the debate is all but 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?