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Building report data encouraging

The new housing numbers for October weren’t frightful.  Construction of new homes remained unchanged from the same month a year ago in October but the yearlong trend remains encouraging.  There were seven new home starts last month, t More...

LifeStyles

Mac Lee Davis does pencil drawing in memory of his friend,TomWheeler

Original drawing on display during CAVA’s ‘Deck the Walls’ exhibit; prints may be purchased at CAVA Art Gallery

Artist Mac Lee Davis has done a pencil drawing in memory of the late Tom Wheeler and will be offering prints for sale at the CAVA Art Gallery.  The original drawing is on display during the newest CAVA exhibit “Deck the Walls.” The e More...

Experience the ambience of Christmas past at Rose Hill Plantation Dec. 7-8

UNION – Special tours on Saturday, Dec. 7, and Sunday, Dec. 8, will allow visitors to experience the ambience of Christmas past at Rose Hill Plantation, the former home of Gov. William Henry Gist and his family.  More...

ENGAGEMENT

Logan – Jamison

Brandi Sheree Logan and Tate Edward ("TJ") Jamison Jr., both of Gaffney, will be married on Feb. 15, 2014, at The Lodge in Inman.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Peggy Sue Shafer, retired from banking

Peggy Sue Harris Shafer, 80, of 101 Cypress Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. More...

Jerry McDaniel, retired truck driver

Jerry Lee McDaniel, 73, of 404 Hardin Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov.19, 2013, at his residence.  Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of the late Shirley Fowler McDaniel and son of the late Henry and Ruby Benton McDaniel. More...

Tony Littlejohn, coached football and basketball at East/Ewing Jr. High

GAFFNEY – Tony Duke Littlejohn, 67, of Atlanta, Ga. formerly of Gaffney and Rutherfordton, N.C., died Thursday, Nov, 14, 2013, at Emory University Hospital.  More...

Columns

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Obama’s compassion mirage

President Barack Obama, the quintessential leftist, would have us believe, as would all leftists, that his overarching motivation is his compassion but, like most leftists, reveals through his actions that his driving passion is not so much concern f More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Health care fix will come from outside Washington

The health care rollout is an enormous political gift that may lead the Republican Party to win control of the Senate in 2014. More...

THEIR VIEW

Climate change report needs consideration from lawmakers

A new report based on the expertise of more than 100 scientists and researchers offers a harsh reality for South Carolina’s climate future.  It was perhaps odd timing that the report - recently released as part of a Congressional mandated More...

Thieves steal $90,000 in AC units, copper

Thieves removed more than $90,000 in air conditioning units, copper wire and an ice maker in incidents reported to police Tuesday in Cherokee County.  More...

What’s that Turkey Day feast gonna cost ya?

When thinking of things for which to be thankful, Americans merely have to look at their dinner tables, knowing the meals inflicted far less pain on their wallets this year.  More...

Group says feral hog numbers on rise

Deer can sometimes be a nuisance this time of year, bounding in front of vehicles on area roadways and helping themselves to whatever food is available to them — even if it’s located in one’s front yard.  However, a local group More...

Local News

Blacksburg and Gaffney High students involved in Junior Leadership Cherokee

  Blacksburg and Gaffney High students involved in Junior Leadership Cherokee toured the city’s historic district and the county Veterans Museum Thursday in a history program done by the Cherokee Historical and Arts Preservation Society. More...

New job, same job

Donald Elder is changing employers but not job titles.  Elder has been hired as the county’s new building official after serving in that same position for the city, according to sources familiar with the situation.  Elder replaces Chu More...

City’s action will not impact fire protection

County officials stressed Monday that the discontinuation of the city’s automatic response procedure will not impact fire service to county residents.  More...

Sports

Up-tempo Saints run through SWU

Finding that an up-tempo game agrees with them, Limestone put the hammer down as the team shot 15-of-31 from beyond the arc and five players reached double-figures in a devastating 95-70 victory over Southern Wesleyan on Wednesday.  More...

Indians in top 5 in coaches preseason poll

Since Mark Huff established his program, the Gaffney boys basketball team is used to high rankings.  This season, the Indians are ranked fifth in the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association Poll released on Wednesday.  More...

Cats rebuild with youth and talent

Although the Blacksburg Wildcats advanced to the playoffs a season ago, first-year coach Alex Bailey has a major rebuilding project to tackle.  The Wildcats return no starters and must replace 98 percent of their scoring. More...

Letters

Please bring the pony back to his home

Dear Editor:  Please put this in your paper, hoping that whoever got the pony will see it and bring the pony home.  It’s been about two weeks since a miniature pony got out of the pasture at night on Hwy. More...

State News

New data shows high school cigarette use lowest on record

COLUMBIA – New data released Thursday by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) shows a dramatic reduction in cigarette smoking among South Carolina high school students.  More...

National News

I was a pallbearer for Lee Harvey Oswald

FORT WORTH, Texas — On a gloomy November afternoon, I helped carry the inexpensive wooden casket of Lee Harvey Oswald to a grave on a slight rise dotted with dying grass.  More...

Nut eaters are healthier, study shows

DALLAS (AP) — Help yourself to some nuts this holiday season: Regular nut eaters were less likely to die of cancer or heart disease — in fact, were less likely to die of any cause — during a 30-year Harvard study.  Nuts have lo More...

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