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Cyclists “slug” it out in final round of Friday Night Fights

Storm clouds and lightning were skirting Gaffney on Friday evening just as the finale of this year’s edition of the Friday Night Fights was about to begin.  More...

Put some pep in your hot dogs this holiday

Hot dogs are a perennial favorite for Americans, especially in summer. More than seven billion hot dogs are eaten in the three months between Memorial Day and Labor Day, according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council.  More...

STILL SMILING AFTER 60 YEARS

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Lee Shaw recently celebrated 60 years of marriage. Shaw and the former Nedra Jean Stallman tied the knot on May 21, 1954. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Verline Petty, 78, Cleveland County native

Verline Borders Petty, 78, of 1620 Greenleaf Road, Mooresboro, N.C., widow of Robert Lee Petty, answered the Master’s call on Saturday evening, May 24, 2014, at Wendover Hospice House, Shelby, N.C.  More...

Timothy Smith, former employee of Nestlé

Timothy Maurice Smith, 47, of 123 Cudd St., entered eternal rest on Friday, May 23, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Rev. Lester Haney, retired minister and chaplain

The Rev. Lester Arnold Haney, 74, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 22, 2014, at his residence.  More...

National News

Common Core:

New standards causing nightmares for parents

An Iowa woman jokingly calls it “Satan’s handiwork.” A California mom says she’s broken down in tears. A Pennsylvania parent says it “makes my blood boil.”  What could be so horrible? Gradeschool math.  More...

Country star makes stop at Gaffney eatery during his ‘Folds of Honor’ motorcycle tour

So much for a “ho-hum” Friday morning.  More...

Local News

City plans to build fire substation on Peeler’s Dairy site

City officials are moving forward with their plans to build a fire department substation that would serve the southern part of the city.  The Gaffney Council Building and Grounds Committee on Thursday gave Gaffney Administrator James Taylor the More...

Burglar helps himself to Reese’s and honey bun

A burglar with an apparent taste for sweets forced entry to a Blacksburg business and raided a vending machine, according to a Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office report.  More...

Memorial Day ceremony begins at 10 a.m. today

George Fields, director of the Military Heritage Program of the Palmetto Conservation Foundation (PCF), will be the guest speaker at today’s Memorial Day cermeony in downtown Gaffney.  More...

Sports

Injuries mount as spring drills wind down

With the Gaffney Indians’ final week of spring practice underway, missing players have become more of a concern.  Both starting defensive ends, Jacob LeMaster and Jordan DeStaffino, have missed practice time this spring.  LeMaster has More...

Post 109 to honor vets before start of game

What’s more Ameican than honoring our veterans and baseball.  Local residents can do both today. A ceremony honoring our veterans will take place at 6 p.m. More...

Bowler strikes it big at The Big E Classic

Jeff Lawson didn’t say much after winning the first annual Big E Classic on Friday.  But he didn’t hesitate to announce how he would spend his $1,000 first prize check.  “I’m going to the beach,” said Lawson, s More...

Letters

Felt betrayed by Converse’s decision to transform the baccalaureate ceremony

Dear Editor:   I recently graduated from Converse College, a small women’s liberal arts school in Spartanburg.  Converse, although not formally connected to any established church, has been recognizably Christian since its founding in More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

Snakes, bees and stuff

Mother Nature does not like it when you criticize her.  During every winter, I sink into a deep, dark, nasty depression. More...

‘Reagan at Reykjavik’: Breaking the ice

It is, perhaps, fitting that the Cold War finally began to crack apart in a place called Iceland  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?