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OVERTURNED

One person was airlifted with serious injuries after a SUV overturned on Old Metal Road on Thursday at approximately 3:45 p.m. More...

LifeStyles

Local church sponsoring cap drive for young boy battling cancer

Dr. J.W. Sanders Jr., pastor of Bethel Baptist Church, was asked for prayers and solicitation of caps for six-year-old Ben Leslie, who has been diagnosed with synovial sarcoma cancer. The request was made by one of Ben’s cousins.  More...

ARROW OF LIGHT CEREMONY–

Cub Scout Pack 320 of Blacksburg recently held an Arrow of Light Ceremony for (l-r) Landon Falls, Christian Brackett, Will McCall, Russell McClain, Josh Duncan and Austin Everette. More...

2-day tutor workshop planned this weekend

The Cherokee County Literacy Association will have a seven-hour tutor workshop today, March 21, from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, March 22, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost is $10 and a continental breakfast will be served Saturday morning.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Judy Brown, retired teacher and librarian

Judith Emily McKissick Brown, child of the Covenant, was called home by our Heavenly Father on March 19, 2014, after a valiant struggle with a blood cancer.  More...

Geneva C. Ellis, lived in Pittsburgh for many years

Geneva Campbell Ellis, widow of Felton Ussery, answered the Master’s call on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Philadelphia, Pa.  Daughter of the late Javan Wilson Sr. More...

Waylan Humphries, retired from Timken; employed by Fox Hollow Farms

Waylan Steele Humphries, 78, of 319 Grassy Pond Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 20, 2014, at his residence.  More...

Columns

RASMUSSEN REPORT

The wizards of washington can’t deliver

The political community is abuzz about the growing possibility that Republicans might win control of the Senate this November. But little attention has been paid to a larger and more significant trend.  More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Rebuilding America

Ever heard of Skip Pescosolido? I hadn’t either until very recently, but I’m glad I did. Without Skip, we’d all be paying higher grocery bills.  More...

THEIR VIEW

Let state Election Commission oversee county offices to safeguard everyone’s vote

The main reason the Legislature has spent more than a year not fixing the election system that brought us Lillian McBride and Howard Jackson and now Sam Selph — and eight-hour waits to vote and uncounted ballots — is that legislators in t More...

Killer gets 45 years

A 43-year-old man accused of brutally beating, strangling and stabbing his former girlfriend to death will be an old man before he is eligible for freedom.  More...

Many complaints about bridge at wreck site

A local state Department of Transportation official acknowledged Thursday concerns from motorists about the safety of a temporary metal bridge deck on Baker Road where a county employee was seriously injured Wednesday in a 2-vehicle collision.  More...

Local News

SAFETY FIRST

SAFETY FIRST — Draytonville Elementary School students exit a severe weather safety house Friday after learning the proper safety techniques when extreme weather — such as a tornado, ligh More...

Granard Middle edged out in ‘Battle of the Brains’ finals

The Battle of the Brains lived up to its championship billing Thursday as Granard Middle students fell just short in the quiz bowl competition in Spartanburg.  More...

Police seek cat shooter

City of Gaffney police are asking for the public’s help in ending an apparently ongoing case of animal cruelty.  More...

Sports

SPRING IS IN THE AIR

The Limestone football team began spring practice this week. The Saints will have 15 practice sesssions before the team’s spring game at The Reservation next month. More...

NCAA DIVISION II ELITE 8

Freshman is catalyst for team’s tournament success

Limestone (27-6) vs. W. Texas A&M (30-2)  Noon, Tuesday, March 25 at Gannon U. More...

Peak named state’s top player by website

The awards continue to pile up for Gaffney’s L.J. Peak.  This week, Peak was named the SCPrepNation.com State Player of the Year.  More...

Letters

South Carolina, Montana consistently rank among deadliest states in which to drive

Dear Editor: South Carolina is in desperate need of a statewide ban on texting while driving. The state Senate is historically where these bills have stalled, even after they were passed in the House. More...

National News

AP Analysis

Crisis shows Russia’s post-Soviet anger

WASHINGTON (AP) — The crisis over Crimea is more than a dispute over whether the strategic Black Sea peninsula should be considered Russian or Ukrainian. More...

Chew on this: Gum loses its pop

NEW YORK (AP) — Gum seems as appealing as that sticky wad on the bottom of a shoe these days.  It's not that Americans still don't ever enjoy a stick of Trident or Orbit, the two most popular brands. 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?