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Trustees agree to compose ‘wish lists’

The Cherokee County School Board is going Christmas shopping in July in an effort to reach agreement on a new building program.  More...

LifeStyles

City of Kings Mountain hosts 15th BeachBlast

‘Best Backyard Burger’ grilling competition highlights events

KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. More...

ANNIVERSARY

Wylies celebrate golden anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. J. Reginald Wylie celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on July 11, 2014.  Reginald Wylie and the former Suzanne Wilkins were married on July 11, 1964, in a private ceremony attended by family and friends in Blacksburg. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Stembridge – Price

Evans and Lisa Stembridge of Columbus, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Nicole, to William David Price, son of Bill and Lynne Price of Gaffney.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ruth DeStaffno, retired registered nurse

Ruth Hambright DeStaffno, 96, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  More...

Angela Cash, GHS graduate

COWPENS Angela Lynn Cash, 45, of 5007 Old Georgia Hwy., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Greenville Memorial Hospital.  Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late Charles Cash and Peggy Perry Spencer. More...

Jaquelyn K. Reece, proud member of AA

Jaquelyn Kaye Reece, “Southern Jackie,” 65, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., passed away after a long illness at home surrounded by her family on July 9, 2014.  Jackie lived and enjoyed life to the fullest. More...

National News

Are smartphones out-smarting us?

Five easy steps to take your brain back

HOBOKEN, N.J. – We love our smartphones. There’s no denying it. In fact, we love them so much that we never want to put them down. More...

Argument ends with one tow truck driver sent to hospital, another jailed

A verbal argument between two tow truck operators at the scene of a Friday afternoon accident on Interstate 85 in Blacksburg led to the arrest of one of the tow truck drivers after he allegedly threw a punch that sent the other tow truck driver to th More...

Mayor : Festival request excessive

City officials will likely meet this week to discuss the South Carolina Peach Festival request for a little extra money this year from Gaffney City Council.  At the council meeting last Monday, Festival representative Karen Dixon asked council f More...

New benches added to Born Learning Trail

Parents have a new reason to bring their children to visit an interactive walking trail behind the Cherokee County Youth Sports Complex.  More...

Local News

Friday afternoon accidents keep First Responders busy

Three separate serious accidents occurred within minutes of each other Friday afternoon, scrambling firefighters and First Responders on opposite sides of the county.  Luckily, officials reported, no lives were lost although two people were sent More...

JACK ATTACK

JACK ATTACK — As you can see by the above picture, Jack Allison is at it again — this time singing “Happy Birthday” to Karen Carter, Director of the Area Agency on Aging at th More...

Principal hired to fill one of two open positions in district office

A new Limestone-Central Elementary principal will need to be hired after trustees filled two district office director positions at Saturday’s school board meeting. More...

Sports

American Legion Junior State Playoffs

Post 109,York battle for spot in state tourney

Post 109 junior manager Terry Wright isn’t making any promises, but he said if his pitching holds up everything should fall into place in his team’s best of three series with York.  “I think if we play like we did against Belto More...

Indians show improvement at passing league

All football teams have questions entering a new season, but Gaffney High appears to have a definite answer at quarterback.  The Indians used the 2-day Southern Classic at Chapman High to give new starting quarterback Bryson Ward an opportunity More...

Local angler fishes for national championship

Fishing is no longer just a pastime for Gaffney High product Gettys Brannon.  The hobby is taking him much further than he could have dreamt or wished, and the ride isn’t done by any means.  More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

Where’s that buzzing noise coming from?

I came home the other night and as I was walking from the den to the bedroom I noticed this strange buzzing sound emanating from an undisclosed location. More...

PAT BUCHANAN

Is Nixon’s resurrection relevant to today’s GOP?

One question I am asked while on tour for my new book, “The Greatest Comeback,” on the resurrection of Richard Nixon, is: Does Nixon’s rise, from crushing defeats in 1960 and 1962, and the debacle his party suffered in 1964, to capt 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?