April 28, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Department bosses submit ‘wish lists’

Department head requests outpace anticipated revenues by $1.3 million, Gaffney City Administrator James Taylor informed the city’s finance committee Friday.  However, Taylor noted that $1.2 million of the total are capital requests, not op More...

LifeStyles

‘Kid President’inspires GMS students to help needy children

A holiday gift message from Kid President sent Gaffney Middle School students on their own journey to help poor children this spring. Robby Novak, 9, is known to most people as Kid President from the popular web video series. More...

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Tiny hamster ready to send students on summer reading adventures

A hamster has become a favorite classroom pet as Alma Elementary students prepare for summer reading adventures. More...

WHAT’S UP

Church news Mitchel Chapel Church of God, 422 E. Dr. L.M. Rosemond Lane, will have a gospel singing benefit program on Sunday, May 3, at 4 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Macy Clary, retired from Oxford and loved to knit and crochet

LAURENS – Macy Cantrell Clary, 90, formerly of South Johnson Street, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 27, 2014, at Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Center.  More...

Wince E. Sapoch retired from U.S. Navy

BLACKSBURG – Wince Edward Sapoch, 74, of 962 Old Chester Road, died April 24, 2014, in Raleigh, N.C.  Born in Atlanta, Ga., he was the husband of the late Maude Wilson Sapoch and son of the late James and Mary Anderson Sapoch. More...

James Wallace Jr., worked as equipment operator

James Wallace Jr., 48 , of 1213 Cherokee Ave., Gaffney, passed away April 26, 2014.  Born in Chicago, Ill., he was the fiance of Lily Skillman and son of the James Willard Wallace Sr. and Patsy Garrett Neeley. Mr. More...

State News

State has iClaim app for unemployed

COLUMBIA – A new mobile application will improve customer service to South Carolina unemployment claimants and enhance fraud detection and prevention, the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) has announced.  More...

Festival unveils musical lineup

The Mighty McFly rock band and country music hit-maker Jason Michael Carroll headline free concerts at this year’s South Carolina Peach Festival.   More...

City mulls sites for new fire department substation

In an effort to improve its fire protection rating, city leaders are considering sites for a fire department substation that would serve the southern part of the city.  The substation location was mentioned during Friday’s finance committe More...

Woman airlifted after single-vehicle accident

A woman was flown for medical treatment following a late Sunday morning accident on West Pine Street in Blacksburg.  Neither the woman’s name nor her condition were immediately available Sunday afternoon, although firefighters indicated th More...

Local News

POLICE REPORT

Burglary suspects elude tracking dog, but lose booty

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office deputies deployed a tracking dog following an April 17 burglary on Lincoln Street and were able to find a stolen item, according to an incident report. The burglary suspects remained elusive, however.  More...

Wheeler joins wound center

Novant Health is proud to welcome William Wheeler, M.D. who recently joined the physician panel at Novant Health Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine.  More...

CHECKING IN?

CHECKING IN? — Two people were taken to the hospital following a Tuesday afternoon incident in which a truck jumped a curb and slammed into the front of a Hampshire Drive motel. More...

Sports

Saints sweep conference tourneys

LC men top Mt. Olive, LC women rout Pfeiffer

The Limestone men’s and women’s lacrosse team are making a habit out of winning their conference tournament championships.  The Saints’ men earned their sixth straight title with an 18-7 win over Mt. More...

Indians walk away with playoff spot

The state playoffs don’t begin until Thursday but the Gaffney High baseball team has been in postseason mode for several weeks.  Zach Wood pitched seven strong innings, Chris Clary pushed ahead the game-winning run with a bases loaded walk More...

Wildcats end season with setback

In its final games of the season, the Blacksburg High baseball team dropped both ends of a doubleheader with non region foe St. Joseph’s on Friday.  St. More...

Columns

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Obama’s income inequality scam

One of the many ironies surrounding President Obama is that for all his harping on income inequality — his most recent obsession designed to stir Americans against one another — his policies have exacerbated it.  More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Resisting the rising tide of regs

If you’re like most Americans, the phrase “the cost of government” brings to mind thoughts of spending programs and tax increases. But there’s another way that government costs us money. More...

THEIR VIEW

Individual efforts key on Earth Day and every day

Cities and towns across the country celebrated Earth Day on Tuesday, April 22.  Earth Day was created in 1970 by U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson as a way to force the protection of the environment onto the national agenda. 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?