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Wall Street Journal features Peachoid makeover

It was a pretty typical day for Bobby Jones when he got a request a few weeks ago from his boss to join a reporter at the famous “Peachoid.”  However, it wasn’t just any reporter and she didn’t represent just any newspape More...

LifeStyles

ENGAGEMENT

Carelock – Coppersmith

Rhonda Owens Carelock and Chuck Carelock of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Victoria, to Matthew James Coppersmith, son of Brian and Gail Coppersmith of Littlestown, Pa.  More...

EXHIBIT CONTINUES THROUGH FEB. 27 –

Artist-teacher Winston Wingo of Spartanburg enjoyed seeing his sculptures in relation to his drawings of the same subject. His works relate to technology's influence on man. More...

Couple wed Jan. 4

Barbara S. Pennington and Ben Miller Allison were united in marriage on Sunday, Jan. 4, at 12:45 p.m., following the morning worship service at Faith Baptist Church in Shelby, N.C. The ceremony was performed by Dr. J. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Barbara Wylie, retired from Oxford

Barbara Camp Wylie, 72, wife of the late Patrick Wylie, was called home to be with the Lord on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, at 2:45 p.m. at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home surrounded by her family.  More...

Latricia Humphries, homemaker, volunteer, and PTA member at Goucher Elementary

Latricia Ann Humphries, 33, of 191 Castlewood Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, at Gaffney Medical Center.  More...

Betty Moss, 86, retired from sales

YORK – Betty Ruth Byrum Moss, 86, of 111 S. Congress St., formerly of Blacksburg, passed away Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, at Piedmont Medical Center.  More...

Armed robber still at large

City of Gaffney police on Friday were continuing to investigate the brazen daylight armed robbery of a West Floyd Baker Boulevard pizza restaurant.  No arrest had been reported and police were continuing to seek tips from the public. More...

Flintstone Flyer driver honored at Daytona

Mike Duvall notched 1,036 wins during his dirt track racing career, but, he said, his biggest victory came when he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior several years ago.  “I’ve got my ticket to heaven now and love telling an More...

TOUGH GOING ON THE LAKE

Blacksburg native Andy Montgomery took to the waters of Lake Hartwell on Friday, bringing in five bass totaling 11 pounds, 8 ounces. More...

Local News

McClary featured speaker at FCA banquet

As a former college coach, Clebe McClary long understood the power an inspirational word could have on the life of a young man.  What he didn’t fathom though was the impact it could offer his own life.  More...

Retailer going next to Aegean

There won’t be another restaurant popping up on Floyd Baker Boulevard — at least not in the Peachtree Marketplace.  More...

Family displaced, but safe, after kitchen fire Wednesday

City of Gaffney firefighters called in the American Red Cross for assistance after a Wednesday afternoon kitchen fire displaced a local family.  Firefighters were dispatched to 926 N. Granard St. at 1:24 p.m. Wednesday. More...

Sports

DRAWING A CROWD

Blacksburg’s Sheed Rogers, who was named to the Class 2A all- state team, loses the ball during second quarter action of the first round playoff game with Saluda on Thursday. More...

Cornwell, Rogers earn all-state honors

Gaffney’s TaNia Cornwell exceeded her coach’s expectations this season.  Her reward was a selection to the SC Basketball Coaches Association Class 4A All-State team.  She’s joined on an all-state team by Blacksburg’s More...

2 Indians qualify for state tourney

Two-time defending Gaffney state wrestling champion Zack Clary will have company at this week’s state tournament in Anderson.  More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

Hi, I’m John; where are the vases?

The wife and I were looking for … well, I can’t remember exactly what it was we were looking for, but we were in the Walmart (motto: The Bigger the Crowd, the Fewer the Cashiers) wandering around like cavemen hunting berries … whe More...

OUR VIEW

District’s answer might be just across the road

Cherokee County school trustees are facing some momentous decisions which will affect education in this county for decades to come.  Board members must decide how to spend the $60 million in tax revenue earmarked for facility upgrades approved b More...

THEIR VIEW

Tighten the Pentagon personnel belt

New Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has been told by auditors that his new headquarters doesn’t know how big it is, preventing it from beginning a promised and much-needed reduction in staff.  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?