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People, cars hit by bullets Saturday

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office crime scene investigators and detectives spent hours scouring Cherokee Avenue early Saturday morning after three people and multiple cars were struck by gunfire.  More...

Little change in jobless numbers

While the pace of South Carolina’s job growth cooled slightly in May, estimates released Friday morning showed the number of jobs is still growing.  More...

LifeStyles

Firefighers honored for achievement

Cherokee Creek Volunteer Fire Department honors four with ‘Exceptional Achievement’ awards during annual meeting June 18

For excelling in the classroom and in the field while juggling life’s many other responsibilities, Cherokee Creek Volunteer Fire Department on June 18 presented four of its firefighters with an “Exceptional Achievement Award” during More...

Amanda Knowles will present ‘Five Wishes’ program at library June 26

There will be a “Five Wishes” presentation on Thursday, June 26, at Cherokee County Public Library, 300 E. Rutledge Ave. Amanda Jolly Knowles will host the 5:30 p.m. program. There is no cost to attend and all are welcome.  More...

GRADUATES HONORED –

Ebenezer baptist Church held its annual baccalaureate service may 25 during the 10 a.m. worship service. speaker was the Rev. Dr. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Douglas J. Whittenburg, U.S. Navy veteran

Douglas James Whittenburg, 87, of Gaffney, husband of Janet Ellis Whittenburg, answered the Master’s call on Friday, June 20, 2014, at Charles George Veteran Medical Center, Asheville, N.C. More...

Lloyd E. Seay, retired truck driver

Lloyd Edward Seay, 87, of 136 Rita St., Gaffney, passed away Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center.  Born in Blacksburg, he was the widower of Bonnie Lee Childers Seay and son of the late Allen Frederick Seay and Bessi More...

JaTorrence A. Thompson

Baby JaTorrence Antonio Thompson of Gaffney answered the Master’s call on Saturday, June 20, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.  Son of Jarvis Thompson Sr. and Robin Talisha Bolin of Gaffney, he was a native of Spartanburg. More...

Breaking News - 6/23/2014 6:05 AM

Man found shot to death

Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said he and the sheriff’s department are investigating a homicide that occurred Sunday afternoon at Connecticut Village. Fowler said Timothy Blair, 27, was found dead just outside the back door of his aprtment. More...

Woman dies of shotgun blast to head

A Gaffney woman was shot to death at her home Saturday morning, Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said. More...

Bridge near NC state line to be rebuilt

A Hwy. 29 bridge near Grover will be rebuilt this fall using new money approved by state lawmakers this year.  The state Department of Transportation recently announced it will receive bids in July to replace the Highway 29 bridge decking. More...

A PATRIOTIC CELEBRATION

The stars and stripes on American flags were prominently displayed Friday evening as the 282nd Army Band from Fort Jackson performed in concert in front of Gaffney City Hall. More...

Local News

Recognized

The Hospice Compassus program serving Gaffney and the surrounding areas recognizes Margaret Lyles during National Nursing Assistant Week June 13 -20 for providing the highest level of quality hospice care for patients and their families.  More...

Iraq unrest not expected to cause gas price spike

While resurgent unrest in the Middle East and insurgent attacks on an oil refinery in Iraq have analysts’ eyes focused on potential shocks to the world’s oil supplies, Charlotte-based AAA Carolinas is not expecting gas prices to spike at More...

LEGION OF HONOR

— On the 70th anniversary of D-Day, Consul General Barbet honored eight World War II veterans from South Carolina with the French Legion of Honor, among them George Wheeler of Gaffney. More...

Sports

Quarterback Camp 101

Gaffney QBs learn fundamentals and terminology at 3-day camp

While kneeling, rising ninth-grader Ashby Smith fires a pass toward Bradley Childers.  The throw is right on the mark.  He readies another throw as new Gaffney quarterback coach Justin Clark looks on.  More...

Post 109 can’t catch break in pair of losses

Post 109 knew it wouldn’t get many scoring chances off Greer starter Jordan Sizemore. More...

Bats propel Post 109 juniors past Polk County, Cherryville

The Post 109 juniors continue to swing hot bats in sweeping Polk County in a doubleheader on Thursday and beating Cherryville 5-1 on Friday.  Post 109 is hitting an outstanding .350 as a team.  It didn’t hurt that average with an 8-1 More...

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IT’S JUST ME

The killyabeast: Another reason to mow regularly

While it’s true that I might occasionally misplace something, the one item I’ve always prided myself on being able to locate are keys. It doesn’t matter what kind of keys. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

The Redskins brouhaha has nothing to do with Native Americans

Do you think leftists are the slightest bit troubled by the public’s overwhelming opposition to their crusade to force the Washington Redskins to change their name? That was rhetorical; I give you more credit.  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?