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City park land deal talk might not be dead yet

Gaffney Mayor Henry Jolly might have abandoned plans to increase the size of the city’s proposed park but a Gaffney city councilman hasn’t.  More...

LifeStyles

Angels are among us at Gaffney Little Theatre

24 talented youngsters present ‘The Littlest Angel’ Dec. 5-7

There have been frequent angel sightings at the Gaffney Little Theatre, as 24 young cast members prepare for the Gaffney Little Theatre production of The Littlest Angel.  More...

Habitat for Humanity hosts second Gingerbread House Build Competition

Habitat for Humanity of Cherokee County is sponsoring its second annual Gingerbread House Build Competition. All houses will be displayed at the Gaffney Visitors Center and Art Gallery, 210 W. More...

Old Smith Studios photos available at museum

The Cherokee County History and Arts Museum has old Smith Studios pictures available for pick-up by Nov. 30.  The pictures were first given to the museum when the Smith Studios building was cleaned out many years ago. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dennis Baker, retired from Hamrick’s Plant #5 and Brown’s Packing

Dennis Lee Baker, 55, of 219 Burgess Road, passed away Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Barbara Bolin Baker and son of the late Leroy Baker and Lois Haulbrooks Baker. More...

Janice Grigg, retired from Musgrove Mills

BLACKSBURG – Janice P. Grigg, 57, of 581 Jumping Branch Road, Blacksburg, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at her home. More...

Richard S. Bradley, U.S. Army veteran

BLACKSBURG – Richard Stevenson Bradley, known as “Steve,” 58, of 211 Bolin Road, Blacksburg, husband of Patricia Hamrick Bradley, answered the Master’s call on Sunday morning, Nov. 24, 2013, at his residence.  More...

JOBLESS REPORT

Really? There’s an 8?

Cherokee County saw something Friday that it hasn’t seen in years — an unemployment rate beginning with the number 8.  For the month of October, according to the most recent estimates from the state Department of Employment and Workf More...

Noted cookbook author in town Dec. 5 to sign copies of her book

Carrie Morey grew up in Gaffney watching her mother make buttermilk biscuits from a recipe passed down by relatives.  More...

Local News

Mulvaney discusses issues with county Republicans

When you do as much public speaking as U.S. Congressman Mick Mulvaney (R—S.C.), he admits that every once in a while something “stupid” is sure to flow from his lips.  More...

COOL!

— Cherokee Technology Center student Daniel Blackwood uses a marshmallow to demonstrate for Northwest Elementary students how a vacuum is created before replacing refrigerant in a heating and a More...

Groundbreaking held for $300,000 expansion

Timken grant will enable Boys and Girls Club to add classroom space

A $300,000 expansion project will help the local Boys and Girls Club better fulfill its education mission in county schools.  More...

Sports

Offseason of change for Indians

Davidson will practice for first time with hoops team today

A lot has changed since the Gaffney High boys basketball team last took the floor.  The Indians’ season ended with a first round exit from the state playoffs with a loss at Rock Hill.  More...

Tigers’ use speed edge to top Citadel

Citadel coach Kevin Higgins warned all week the biggest difference between his Bulldogs and No. 7 Clemson was the Tigers’ speed.  More...

Ranked Saints suffer first defeat

The nationally-ranked Limestone College women’s basketball team rallied from a late deficit but would run out of time as it dropped its first game of the year, falling to Armstrong Atlantic State University 82-77 on Saturday at the Timken Cente More...

Columns

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

Thank God for the things you don’t have

Thanksgiving Day has some identity problems. More...

PAT BUCHANAN

Will Obamacare be the death of liberalism?

By 1968, Walter Lippmann, the dean of liberal columnists, had concluded that liberalism had reached the end of its tether.  In that liberal epoch, the 1960s, the Democratic Party had marched us into an endless war that was tearing America apart. More...

IT’S JUST ME

There could be all kinds of wild critters down there

Man, I am loving me some technology.  Seems like almost every day they unveil something that performs some kind of wondrous feat or takes the work out of what used to be a mind-numbing chore and all you have to do is push a button, pull a lever 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?