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Joe Johnson expected to be offered city judge position

Gaffney City Council will offer the job of municipal court judge to Joseph Johnson, according to sources familiar with the selection.  Johnson is employed by the Saint-Amand Thompson and Mathis local law firm.  Gaffney City Council is expec More...

Boulevard home destroyed by fire

Fire investigators ultimately traced a Saturday afternoon blaze that destroyed an East Floyd Baker Boulevard home to a leaking flexible gas line.  No one was injured in the fire but the home and all of its contents were deemed a total loss, fire More...

LifeStyles

EWING STUDENTS PLANT TREES IN HONOR OF ARBOR DAY

Red maple, red oak and weeping willow trees took their first steps last Thursday towards adding color into the lives of Ewing Middle School students. More...

NOW, WALK A STRAIGHT LINE...

Blacksburg High School students got a kick out of wearing the Fatal Vision goggles provided by Blacksburg School Resource Officer Lt. Zeb Starnes at a "Prom Bash" on Friday, April 25. More...

Library hosts book signing, reception for Gaffney native

The Cherokee County Public Library will host a book "happening" for Gaffney native and internationally known author Elizabeth Eslami on Tuesday, May 6. A reception begins at 6:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Samuel E. Smith, retired from Limestone Mills

Samuel Edward Smith, 65, known as “Sam,” of 213 Goldmine Springs Road, answered the Master’s call on Friday, May 2, 2014, at 113 Oakwood Drive, Gaffney, the home of his daughter, Angela Allen.  More...

Betty Card, native of Cleveland County

Betty Jean Nance Card, 81, of 127 Camden Court, Shelby, N.C., widow of Calvin Card, answered the Master’s call on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Wendover Hospice of Cleveland County.  More...

David Moss, former Choral Director at Calvary Baptist Church

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – David Hayes Moss, 43, 75 Heywood St., Asheville, passed away on Friday, May 2, 2014, at Mission Hospital.  More...

Columns

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Enough White House lies on Benghazi

The Obama administration has no shred of integrity left concerning the Benghazi scandal. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

There’s a reason ‘Reading’ is mentioned first

After two years of hard work, the General Assembly has passed the first real and meaningful education reform in years, and I want to thank my colleagues in both the House and Senate (on both sides of the political aisle) for not letting this opportun More...

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Runners’ true colors come shining through in the fight against cancer

The colors were easy enough to wash away. The smiles, on the other hand, lasted a whole lot longer. More...

Residents can review facility study prior to meetings

County residents can view the Cherokee County School District facility study online before attending Monday’s first community meeting about a new building program.  The school district will hold its first “stakeholder input meeting&r More...

GHS Honor Choir excels in Atlanta

Gaffney High chorus students had no time for pre-show jitters before turning in a championship performance at an April 25 choir competition in Atlanta.  More...

Local News

How long will it take?

Gaffney High statistics students were literally up in the air Thursday morning while taking their learning to new heights with whirligig models.  A whirligig is folded paper that spins like a helicopter when dropped.  More...

May 10 last day to register to vote in June Primary

Voter registration for the Primary Elections to be held on June 10, 2014, will close Saturday, May 10, 2014. In order to vote, you must be registered at least 30 days prior to any election, according to SC election law.  More...

Fire victim spends the night in jail

A man living in a home with no electrical service was displaced Wednesday evening by a fire that Gaffney police labeled suspicious. City of Gaffney firefighters were dispatched to 105 Walnut St. shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday and Fire Capt. More...

Sports

Indians survive and advance

Use any cliche you want — backs against the wall, must-win situation, there’s no tomorrow — and it applied to Gaffney’s game with Laurens on Friday.  That’s because both teams lost their playoff opener on Thursday a More...

Hillcrest sends Lady Indians packing

The Gaffney High softball team’s season came to an end Friday with another close loss in the state playoffs.  The Lady Indians outhit Hillcrest 10-8 but came out a 4-3 loser on the scoreboard in an elimination game.  In the playoff o More...

Gaffney golfers hope home course advantage leads to region title

Gaffney golf coach Brandon Coggins isn’t counting on the home course advantage to secure a region championship. But he admits it sure doesn’t hurt.  Cherokee National will host today’s 36-hole Region II-AAAA golf tournament. More...

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