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HONORING THOSE WHO RISKED IT ALL

The Moses Wood Chapter No. More...

Tips for planning a memorable family vacation on a budget

Planning a memorable family vacation that won’t break the bank simply involves taking the time to know your destination inside and out and discussing trip activities with your kids in advance.  More...

Limestone social work honor society welcomes new members

Limestone College recently inducted seven students and one faculty member into its Rho Iota Chapter of Phi Alpha, a national studentled honor society for social work majors.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

June Hylton Timmerman

Columbia — June Hylton Timmerman, 87, of Columbia, died Saturday, May 17, 2014.  More...

Thomasine Byers Wilson

Mrs. Thomasine Byers Wilson, age 71, of 269 Beltline Road, Apt. 2-D, Gaffney, South Carolina, answered the Master’s call on Thursday, May 15, 2014, at 12:59 p.m. at Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center.  Daughter of the late Thomas L. More...

Betty Jean Peterson

Blacksburg — Betty Jean Peterson, 75, of 504 West Cherokee Street, Blacksburg, SC, was called to her Heavenly Home by her Lord and Savior on May 14, 2014.  A native of Cherokee County, she was the wife of the late Glenn Thomas Peterson and More...

State News

SC unemployment drops to lowest level in 13 years

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s unemployment rate dropped again in April, down to 5.3 percent. It’s the lowest level in 13 years. More...

Beware of phone calls from phony DHEC staff, agency says

COLUMBIA —The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control warns the public of a fraudulent phone caller posing as a health department employee seeking private information.  More...

SMART 9-1-1

County unveils cutting-edge technology to help save lives

Hoping to shave seconds, or potentially even minutes, in dispatching help during emergencies, Cherokee County 9-1-1 is hoping people will be willing to spend 15 minutes on a computer to save more than just 15 minutes on their car insurance.  More...

Welcome to the multicultural festival; here you go, eat this grasshopper

Bacon cheddar flavors could not mask the disgust Gaffney Middle teacher Misty Karsmizki felt as she quickly polished off a fried crispy insect.  More...

Local News

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS — Nearly 100 people turned out for the Business After Hours hosted by Founders Federal Credit Union at their new office location on Floyd Baker Blvd in Gaffney on May 15. More...

POLICE REPORT

l Numerous items were reported stolen following the recent burglary of a church-owned building on Coyle Road.  More...

Friday Night Fights participants impressed with Downtown Gaffney course

Just as any other cyclist breezing through downtown Gaffney on Friday night, local native Mike Askew had aspirations of coming away with a win.  While his moment in the sun with arms raised in victory eluded him this time around, Askew found sol More...

Sports

Baltimore Bound

When Limestone’s Mike Messenger gets that special feeling, opponents need to watch out.  Messenger scored three of his team high four goals in the second half to lead the Saints to a 14-10 victory over Tampa in a NCAA Division II semifinal More...

Gaffney is popular site this time of year

Gaffney High football coach Dan Jones’ office is the last one near the rear of the building. More...

GHS out to prove that talent tops experience

The Gaffney High golf team enters today’s state Class 4A tournament attempting to prove that talent can trump experience.  The Indians return to the state tournament with a team that includes three juniors and a pair of eighthgraders.  More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

The most remarkable item ever invented

The question that begs to be answered this week is: Just how much would you pay to never have to clean a cat litter box ever again?  A few weeks ago, cat litter box control became one of my new chores.  I was walking through the house one d More...

PAT BUCHANAN

A Left-Right convergence?

Last summer, in this capital of gridlock, a miracle occurred.  The American people rose as one and told the government of the United States not to drag us into another Middle East war in Syria.  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?