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‘Catmus in August’ benefits HSCC Cats

Project will help raise funds and supplies to care for cats found at Gaffney trailer park

To benefit a large number of cats found at a Gaffney trailer park, the Humane Society of Cherokee County Cats (HSCC Cats) has initiated a project called “Catmus in August.” The purpose of the project is to raise funds and supplies to care More...

SWEET DONATION –

Strawberry Hill donated peaches to Cherokee County Meals on Wheels in celebration of the South Carolina Peach Festival. More...

‘End of Summer concert Aug. 12 at Gaffney library

The Groovehouse Orchestra, a three-piece band from Spartanburg, will present the Cherokee County Public Library's 10th annual "End of Summer" concert on Tuesday, Aug. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Sheila A. Smith, 60, worked at Duke Energy for more than 35 years

FAIR PLAY – Sheila Albright Smith, 60, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, at her home.  Ms. Smith was a native of Cherokee County and was the daughter of the late Bobby Albright and Carolyn June Wall. More...

Lessie Martin, biscuit maker at Hardee’s for 10 years

SMYRNA – Lessie Carroll Martin, 82, of 5220 Old Wallace Road, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, at her residence.  Born in Smyrna, she was the widow of JD (Duce) Martin and daughter of the late Jim and Madge Bolin Carroll. More...

Jimmie Robinson, retired from Oxford and loved farming and gardening

Jimmie Wayne Robinson, 72, of 112 Country Club Drive, passed away Sunday, Aug.10, 2014, at his residence. Born in Union, he was the husband of Linda Sanders Robinson and son of Hettie Ivey Robinson of Gaffney and the late L.G. Robinson. More...

Shooting suspect arrested

A 29-year-old Gaffney man was taken into custody on two counts of attempted murder following an early Saturday morning shooting incident outside a downtown Gaffney nightclub.  More...

Developer sues mayor

Initially hired by Blacksburg officials to build a museum dedicated to its beloved 1941 fire engine, Iron City native Kelvin Young is now taking two of the municipality’s prominent figures to court.  More...

Local News

Trustee candidates respond

Question 1 — The Cherokee County School District will ask voters in the November election to continue a 1-cent sales tax for school construction projects. What would be you specific plan to spend $61 million in expected revenue? More...

Three seeking BPW commissioner post

James Kelly is seeking his first full term on the Board of Public Works commission in the municipal elections on Tuesday. More...

Family feud in Goucher community leads to shooting

A property line dispute that led to an Aug. 5 shooting on Ingles Drive in the Goucher community has resulted in a man’s arrest for attempted murder.  More...

Sports

A good first step

GHS offense racks up six TDs, defense creates two scores in Greer scrimmage

The Gaffney High coaches had plenty to be pleased about following the team’s first scrimmage Friday.  The offense scored six times against Greer, including two long runs by Jalen Sims. More...

Ninth-grade football jamboree on tap for Wednesday

Want a glimpse of the future stars of the Gaffney Indians, Byrnes Rebels and Dorman   Cavaliers.  Then, attend the third Annual Founders Federal Credit Union Jamboree for ninthgrade football teams.  The event is on tap for Wednesday, A More...

Big plays highlight Wildcat scrimmage

Blacksburg running back Alonso Davis broke the line and dashed 40 yards on the first play from scrimmage Friday at Buford.  A few plays later, wide receiver Mitch Lockhart had a long run for 40 yards.  More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

Old, tired and hungry

I can remember a time, lo, many years ago, when after I woke up in the morning, I would JUMP out of bed, get myself ready, RUN out the door and could JUMP flatfooted over a picket fence.  Now I ROLL out of bed ONTO THE FLOOR, get myself ready, C More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Tech entrepreneurs have greater impact on nation than presidents

The tech industry will have a more lasting impact on America’s future than Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama combined.  More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Compromise with Obama? Surely, you jest!

It’s time to revisit the widely disseminated myth that compromise in politics and governance is the highest virtue.  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?