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Open gym night at Buford St. United Methodist Church a big hit with children and youths in the community

The those who think that football makes this a one-sport county, the proof that it is not comes from a single night each week.  More...

So, what are you doing New Year’s Eve?

Say good-bye to 2014 at a Roaring 20’s soiree at the Newberry Opera House

NEWBERRY – Celebrate the coming of 2015 at the Newberry Opera House with a gala soiree on New Year’s Eve, replete with great music, fabulous food, fireworks and fellowship.  The evening will not only celebrate the coming of the New Y More...

A holiday for one:

Eight strategies for navigating the holidays solo

BALTIMORE, Md. – From your corner of the world, the holidays aren’t looking so holly-jolly. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

F. Glenn Hammett, retired superintendent from Sloan Construction

F. Glenn Hammett, 87, of 1049 Cherokee National Highway, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014.  Glenn was a loving husband to his wife, Lillie Sue, for 59 years. More...

Barbara Rose, born in Bartow, Fla.

BLACKSBURG – Barbara Bullard Rose, 69, formerly of 260 Deanna Lane, passed away Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, at Magnolia Manor in Spartanburg.  More...

Lenora W. Blanton, retired from Milliken

Lenora Whelchel Blanton, 94, of 130 Blanton Estate Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, at her residence.  More...

State News

S.C. school districts preparing for timed end-of-year tests

CHARLESTON (AP) — South Carolina school districts are preparing for new timed tests in English and math that students will take this spring, but uncertainty over 2016 continues.  More...

Riley plans to work up until he turns the lights off

CHARLESTON (AP) — Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr., the man who has served as Charleston mayor longer than any other in the city’s almost 350- year history, plans to be working hard, not reflecting, during his final year in office.  More...

Gaffney man among newest state troopers

South Carolina officials welcomed 40 new Highway Patrol troopers to their ranks Dec. 18, among them Tyler R. More...

Number of new home starts twice as good as during same time span in 2013

Home builders grew busier in November.  There were eight new home starts in the county last month, double the number from the same month in 2013, according to figures released by the Homebuilders Association of Cherokee County.  More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

n City of Gaffney police responded Dec. 25 to a reported dog bite case at Anthony Street and Cypress Drive.  More...

DHEC: Flu now “widespread” in SC

Although the number of influenza cases in Cherokee County have been low, the same cannot be said for the rest of the Palmetto State.  State health officials declared the flu as “widespread” in South Carolina last week after reports o More...

Sports

A return to action

It’s holiday basketball time for the Gaffney High boys basketball team.  The Indians (5-2, 1-1) face Burns (4-4, 1-3) today at 3 p.m. in the first round of the Shelby Christmas tournament at Shelby High School.  More...

Gaffney’s Davis breaks leg in bowl loss

Wideout expected to miss spring practice but return for 2015 season

Gaffney’s Quinshad Davis had a chance during Friday’s inaugural Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit to set North Carolina’s all-time record for most career touchdowns.  But that record-breaking touchdown catch will have to wait until n More...

Wildcats drop first two games at T-R tournament

The Blacksburg boys basketball team isn’t enjoying its holiday break.  The Wildcats have dropped their first two games in the Travelers Rest Fellowship of Christian Athletes tournament.  More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

Oh no; Christmas is ruined

Something’s missing here. More...

SCOTT RASMUSSEN

780,000 good men and women in blue

Trying to make sense of the assassination of two police officers on the Saturday before Christmas, my mind keeps drifting back to the morning of March 13, 2010. That’s the day a police officer saved the lives of my family.  More...

THEIR VIEW

You are what you Google

If we as humans reveal our true selves when we think that no one is watching, then few tools provide as honest a look into the zeitgeist as our collective Google search history.  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?