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Instructor from prestigious N.Y. ballet school visits Gaffney studio

Scott Fox expertly arched his foot and brought his toes delicately down to the floor Thursday while providing 10 young dancers training from one of the world’s most prestigious dance schools.  More...

LifeStyles

Classic Cars and Motorcycles

Classic car and motorcycle enthusiasts found the parking lot at Wal-Mart filled with an array of restored vehicles on Saturday, June 7, as Cherokee County  Relay for Life was host for a well-attended show.   More...

Area students earn college degrees

The Citadel Timothy Denard Smith of Gaffney graduated as a member of The Citadel's Class of 2014 as a member of the S.C. Corps of Cadets More...

WHAT’S UP

Church news Goucher Baptist Church will have its 5th Sunday night singing on June 29 at 6:30 featuring the group "Broken," a gospel trio from Buck Creek Baptist Church in Mayo More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Richard Wylie, 73, worked for Momentive Performance Materials

Richard Wylie, 73, a resident of Trinity, N.C., passed away Saturday, June 14, 2014.  More...

Shane Reynolds, a Mason and Shriner; worked in construction

Shane Reynolds, 38, of 201 Bancroft Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 15, 2014, at his residence.  Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Tammy Dunaway Reynolds and son of Roy Craig Reynolds and Carol Sellars Reynolds. More...

Bob Peeler, former owner/operator of Peeler Rug Co.

Bobby Joel Peeler, 79, of 1224 Champion Ferry Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 12, 2014, at Carolinas Continued Care Hospital in Kings Mountain, N.C.  More...

Letters

Agrees somewhat with column about curbside recycling program

Dear Klonie:   I somewhat agree with your opinion expressed recently in an editorial that county council is taking a backward step in eliminating curbside recycling routes.  More...

Breaking News - 6/16/2014 5:28 AM

Teen drowns

Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler says an 18 year old rising Gaffney High School senior drowned Sunday in Broad River while on an outing with friends.  Fowler identified the victim as Berry Rashsan Palmer of 167 Zuber Way, Cowpens.  More...

School trustee candidate slate set

Billy Richards will challenge Cherokee County School Board member Ron Garner for the District 5 seat. Richards paid the $200 school election fee Friday as a 2-week filing period officially ended for school board elections scheduled for Aug. 12. More...

Local News

Biker involved in chase gets 42 months

A 24-year-old Gaffney man was sentenced to a total of 42 months in the state Department of Corrections after a Cherokee County jury convicted him Wednesday morning on charges of driving drunk on a motorcycle and leading Cherokee County deputies on a More...

Blacksburg police chief addresses rumors about town employees

Backed by a room full of supporters ranging from school-aged children to senior school officials, Blacksburg Police Chief Jamie Ham offered a spirited presentation Tuesday during a meeting of the municipality’s governing body.  More...

Man says he was fired because of his race

A Spartanburg man has filed a racial discrimination lawsuit in Cherokee County Court of Common Pleas against a local restaurant, claiming he was discriminated against and later fired because of his race.  More...

Sports

Super Invitational Challenge

Post 109 shows some good signs

The Post 109 senior team is showing signs of improvement after finishing 2-1 at the Super Challenge Invitational at Shelby’s Keeter Stadium. More...

Post 109 jrs. poised for second half run

The Post 109 juniors hope to use their fast start as the catalyst for a strong regular season and deep playoff run. The juniors are 9-3 overall and 6- 3 in league play. Post 109 manager Terry Wright is upbeat about his team’s play. More...

Saint joins hometown lax team

Limestone’s senior Anthony Starnino has signed with his hometown Major League Lacrosse team as he joins the Rochester Rattlers. More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

It’s a bird, it’s a plane; it’s Lawn Mower Towing Man

Ah, the joys of warm weather.  We all love the sunshine and wearing short sleeves and feeling the warm breeze blow through the car when we drive with the windows down.  More...

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

Discontentment can be good ... and bad

Every time I see one of those bumper stickers that read, “I’d rather be, “ with a place or activity inserted, I react. Some drivers I have followed, I also wished they were somewhere else. More...

THEIR VIEW

South Carolina has new nonprofit to support expected ‘gray tsunami’

South Carolina has a unique nonprofit formed to coordinate food, transportation and housing assistance for a growing population of senior citizens, a segment that may double to 2 million seniors in 15 years.  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?