November 4, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Weekenders’ helping school district save on cleanup costs

With the high school football season winding to a close, officials at Gaffney High School and Blacksburg High School say they’re ready and willing for a recently-enacted program to continue next school year.  More...

LifeStyles

Pawbrokers Jewelry Party benefits Humane Society of Cherokee County

Event will be Thursday, Nov. 7, from 5-8 p.m. at Elks Lodge

The   Humane Society of Cherokee  County will host the much-anticipated return of the Pawbroker's Jewelry Party to benefit the community's homeless animals on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 5-8 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 103 E. O’Neal St.  More...

Calmer minds, better health with mindfulness

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Mindfulness – sometimes called a form of meditation or therapy – can enrich lives, calm minds and even improve health. More...

136th session of Thickety Mountain Baptist Association features a time of recognition

Moderator Tony Macomson along with Vice Moderators Dr. Dennis Rector and Dr. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Sarah Burris, 95, worked at various peach farms

Sarah Burris, 95, of Peachtree Center, 1434 N. Limestone St., answered the Master’s call on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at 4:15 p.m. More...

James J. Mayes, 76, owner and retiree of a concrete business

James Junior Mayes, 76, of Waldorf, Md., answered the Master’s call on Saturday morning, Nov. 2, 2013, in Waldorf.  Son of the late Milous Mayes and the late Lula Mae Gordon Mayes, he was a native of Gaffney. More...

Samuel Jay Scruggs, infant

Samuel Jay Scruggs, infant, went home to be with Jesus on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  He was the son of Michial Jay Scruggs and Natalie Merideth Twamley, both of Gaffney.  More...

Columns

PAT BUCHANAN

The first hustler runs the big con

“Nothing is lost save honor.”  So said Jim Fisk after he and Jay Gould survived yet another scrape in their corrupt and storied careers in the Gilded Age.  Fisk’s dismissal of honor came to mind while watching Barack Obama More...

THEIR VIEW

Immigration reform now

Immigration is a national issue. But it’s also a state and local issue. More...

IT’S JUST ME

Cell-phoning right through the red light

I was getting ready to turn onto Floyd Baker Boulevard from the post office parking lot when I noticed a woman in a small brown car go by.  She was talking on her cell phone.  More...

Chamber, director, part company

Several board members said they knew nothing about the dismissal until after it had occurred

Less than a year after the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted to name Pam Foxx the organization’s executive director, the executive committee abruptly voted Friday to “sever ties with Pam.”  Foxx decli More...

VFD wants to establish tax district

Goucher-White Plains Volunteer Fire Chief Jimmy Lamb concedes “there’s no good time” to ask for the kind of help his department needs.  More...

Local News

THE CUP

— The 2012 Homecoming Cup was won by the Class of 1959 members Neal Martin, Bill Moore, Danny Queen and Wayne Ramsey. More...

City will discuss new jail rates tonight

The city will be paying less than $40 a day to house its prisoners at the county detention center.  Gaffney City Council is expected to approve the new rate of $36.61 a day at its 5 p.m. More...

County to consider tax break for new company

Cherokee County Council will hear a tax break request from an unnamed company at its meeting today.  The company, known as Project Lips according to the council agenda to keep its identity confidential, will seek a fee-inlieu tax agreement.  More...

Sports

Point, Counterpoint

Offenses unstoppable as Indians hold on for 59-54 region win

Gaffney quarterback Shaq Davidson rushed for 174 yards and two touchdowns and passed for 313 yards and three touchdowns.  Gaffney running back Hyleck Foster rushed for 158 yards and three touchdowns.  So, of course, the difference in Friday More...

Gaffney’s Studyvance shows athleticism by excelling at many positions

The Gaffney High coaching staff has taken advantage of Eddie Studyvance’s elite athleticism by using him at quarterback, linebacker and wide receiver.  And he’s been productive at all three.  More...

Saint “Blue and White” game draws enthusiastic crowd

More than 1,500 fans turned out Saturday for their first look at the Limestone College football team. More...

State News

Lights Before Christmas shine again at Riverbanks

COLUMBIA – Experience Columbia's longest running holiday tradition - now featuring longer hours - as Aflac presents the 26th annual Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden.  Beginning Friday, Nov.22 through the end of December 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?