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Man who torched his home gets time served

A 48-year-old Gaffney man was sentenced to time-served and probation Monday after he pleaded no-contest in Cherokee County General Sessions Court to a charge that he torched his own mobile home last year.  More...

LifeStyles

Limestone College Department of Theatre presents musical thriller, ‘Sweeney Todd’

Intense drama and howlingly funny dark humor spin sophisticated, macabre tale

Limestone College's Department of Theatre will present the musical thriller, "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," July 17-19. Each of the three performances begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Limestone College Theatre, 130 Leadmine St. More...

Summer concert at Blacksburg Library features ‘Blax Station’

The Blacksburg Library will host its second consecutive summer concert on Thursday, July 17, featuring “Blax Station.” The band specializes in retro dance music, vintage rock ‘n’ roll, country and beach music.  More...

ANNIVERSARY

John and Linda George celebrate 50th anniversary

John and Linda George of Overbrook Drive celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 11, 2014.  Mr. and Mrs. George were married at Providence Baptist Church parsonage by the Rev. Mike McGee in 1964. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Roger Janesky, pilot and flight instructor for 42 years

BLACKSBURG – Roger Lee Janesky, 70, of Hastings, Fla., beloved husband of Barbara Janesky, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 14, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home, Spartanburg. Born Jan. More...

Sue Blanton, retired from Broad River Electric Co-op

Sue Lipscomb Blanton, 69, formerly of 1148 Hamrick St., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 13, 2014, at Magnolias of Gaffney.  More...

Jacquelyn K. Reece, graduate of GHS

Jacquelyn 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...

State News

Welcome centers are getting a facelift

COLUMBIA (AP) — South Carolina’s nine welcome centers are getting a new look, after the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism takes over operation from the state transportation department.  More than $3 million will be redirect More...

Man burned by spilled chemical

A man was flown for emergency medical treatment Monday after he was splashed with acid at an East Floyd Baker Boulevard recycling business.  City of Gaffney firefighters were called to 347 East Floyd Baker Blvd. at approximately 2 p.m. More...

Peach Festival kicks off with eating contest, lots of music

Variety will be the spice of life Thursday when the 37th annual South Carolina Peach Festival kicks into full gear.  Dessert and peach-eating contests highlight a kickoff party starting at 9 a.m. More...

Church worship service thief sentenced to five years

A 30-year-old Anderson woman was sentenced to five years in prison and five years probation for walking into a Gaffney church and stealing items from an office while the church was holding Sunday evening services.  More...

Local News

Festival will pay tribute to late singer

With her soulful voice, Linda Rodney was a larger-than-life presence. Her two performances at the South Carolina Peach Festival as Chocolate Thunder won her many new admirers.  More...

Granard Middle students in select company when it comes to writing

State Superintendent of Education Mick Zais recognized Granard Middle for its exemplary writing program this week.  Granard Middle and Pate Elementary in Darlington County were recently honored for their outstanding writing programs.  More...

Judge gives man 18 years in prison for breaking into ex-girlfriend’s house, then attacking her

A Gaffney man received an 18-year prison sentence Tuesday after he admitted to breaking into his former girlfriend’s home and assaulting her and a 3-year-old boy.  Quentis J. More...

Sports

2014 CHEROKEE COUNTY AMATEUR TOURNAMENT

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DAWN OF A NEW ERA

County youth football operations now under one umbrella

The Cherokee County Recreation District is the only game in town for little league football players this fall.  Kids interested in playing youth football can sign up every Tuesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. at Love Field. More...

Post 109 Jrs. in fight for playoff lives

Sometimes, it just isn’t your night.  Such just happened to be the case for the Post 109 junior squad on Monday, who despite scattering five more hits than host York, fell in game one of their best-of-3 series, 4-0.  Game 2 of the ser More...

Columns

DAVID LIMBAUGH

No, Mr. Holder, this has nothing to do with race

Attorney General Eric Holder once again played the race card — this time on national television, in an interview on ABC’s “This Week,” claiming that he and President Obama have been targets of “a racial animus” by More...

PAT BUCHANAN

Balkanization beckons

Speaking to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Albuquerque in 2001, George W. More...

THEIR VIEW

Look for reforms, fixes for highway trust fund

The Highway Trust Fund is running on fumes and that won’t change unless there’s Congressional action.  The dwindling fund, which is seen by some as vital to the nation’s transportation network, is projected to soon exceed its d 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?