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Facility study meeting stresses bleak condition of many school structures

Aging school buildings and deferred maintenance have created a difficult task for the school district to address $200 million in pressing building problems identified in a new facility study.  M.B. More...

LifeStyles

Miss Poole, Mr. Martin married March 8

Bethany Bridget Poole and Joshua Michael Martin were united in marriage on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at First Baptist Church of Gaffney. The 2 p.m. double ring ceremony was conducted by the Rev. More...

CAVA members try their hand at recycling

Exhibit features artworks created from throw-aways

The Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists will open a new show, with the artwork made from throw-aways, on Friday, May 9. The exhibit, called “It’s a GREEN Thing: Upcycled Art,” features recycled items used creatively.  More...

WHAT’S UP

"Happy Days," a musical based on the hit TV show of the 70s, will open Friday, May 16, for three performances in Fullerton Auditorium on the campus of Limestone College. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Rachel Smith, ‘Mother of the Church’ at Mikes Creek Baptist Church Charles Holcombe, retired from United Forest Products

Rachel Dewberry Smith, 96, of 810 Anthony St., departed this life with her family around her on May 4, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. She left to go meet her Father at a much better place.  More...

Jackie Marlowe, native of Iredell County, N.C.

Jackie Sells Marlowe, 56, of Gaffney went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 4, 2014.  More...

Minnie Gregory, retired from S.C. Highway Dept.

Minnie Pearl Owens Gregory, 84, of 203 Gregory Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at her residence.  More...

Woman faces multiple charges after chase

A 49-year-old Mooresboro, N.C., woman was arrested on numerous charges, including trafficking methamphetamine, following a police chase Monday morning that ended when a Cherokee County deputy forced her vehicle down an embankment to keep her from re- More...

Now you can call him Judge Johnson

The city has a new municipal judge.  Gaffney City Council on Monday unanimously voted to name attorney Joseph Johnson its new municipal judge.  He will replace Wade “Chip” Weatherford III, who died unexpectedly March 31.  J More...

Sheriff: Woman confessed to setting fire that destroyed ex-husband’s home

A Pacolet woman has been charged with arson after she confessed to setting her ex-husband’s house on fire Sunday morning, according to Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller.  Lisa Levette Tracy, 48, of 671 Dogwood Circle, has been charged More...

Local News

A DOSE OF GOOD NEWS —

Students from The Village School of Gaffney played before a packed house Friday evening in presenting their Spring Musical “Joseph and the Choice to Forgive” at First Baptist Church. More...

Training facility, substation site to be cleared in its entirety

The City of Gaffney Fire Committee agreed Thursday to clear the entire site for its proposed training facility and substation.  Committee members had considered only clearing the land needed for the training facility, but decided to spend additi More...

Blacksburg reminds residents of curfew

Like clockwork, summer will be here quicker than we know it.  Many of the signs of a new season are already here — longer days, hotter weather and the presence of wildlife in all shapes and forms.  More...

Sports

Drill, baby Drill

Coach emphasizes mental toughness in first day of spring drills

After 20 minutes of drills, Gaffney High football coach Dan Jones gathered the players during Monday’s first spring practice to deliver an important message.  His mantra was the Indians must be mentally tougher, give 100 percent at all ti More...

Gaffney golfers rally to third place finish

Playing in familiar surroundings wasn’t enough to lead the Gaffney High golf team to the region championship on Monday.  Boiling Spring took charge of Cherokee National, which can frustrate players who are unaccustomed to its length and fi More...

Local ballers claim tourney title

The Team Rice/Upward Stars sixth grade basketball team captured a tournament championship this past weekend.  The team beat the SC Heat 52-36 in the title game.  They advanced to the title game with a 54-31 win over Next Level Sports.  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?