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ANYONE FOR DESSERT?

Jaden Stepp helped out with the bake sale at last year’s Daddy Joe’s March for Meals Benefit and hopes to be on hand again to sell more delicious treats at this year’s event on Sund More...

BHS queen finalist for state’s 2015 Homecoming Queen title

Logan Marie Ann Hopper, daughter of Tammy Caveny and Stephen Hopper of Blacksburg, has been selected a finalist for South Carolina’s 35th annual Homecoming Queen selection to be held Sunday, March 15, at the Ramada Conference Center in Statesvi More...

ALL THINGS IRISH –

This delightful bird with green hat and green background is a perfect representation for CAVA's "Green Again" exhibit that pays tribute to Ireland and Gaffney's Irish heritage. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Priscilla Yesberg, retired from Duke Power

Priscilla Mullinax Yesberg, 72, of 114 Smoke Ridge Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 6, 2015, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  More...

Bob Wallace, retired from US Airways

Robert Michael Wallace, 60, of 17 Bo Lane, passed away Saturday, March 7, 2015, at his residence.  Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the longtime companion of Susan Gilmer and son of the late Raymond Wallace and Theresa Wallace. More...

Mrs. (C.N.) ‘BeBe’ Spencer, homemaker and member of Draytonville Church

Willie Mae “BeBe” Hunnicutt Spencer, 91, formerly of the Draytonville Community, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 5, 2015, at Peachtree Centre.  More...

‘A Night at the Oscar(s)’ moves to larger venue

After quickly filling to capacity, KNOW(2) has moved “A Night at the Oscar(s)” to a larger venue for its signature education event.  More...

Curbside recycling program still alive?

Memo to Gaffney residents: Don’t toss those yellow recycling bins out just yet.  Gaffney Administrator James Taylor said he will meet this week with county officials to discuss the county’s offer to take over residential curbside sol More...

GHS students launch their studies to next level

A model rocket launch Friday gave Gaffney High statistics students a crash course lesson in product testing routinely done by companies.  Students took turns pressing an ignition button to launch model rockets assembled for a statistics project More...

Local News

SC discontinues direct deposit of income tax refund checks

Technology has become quite the perk of living in the 21st Century, offering convenience at a single click of the mouse.  In the same vein, such convenience is proven to have its share of risks, one of which could lengthen the time it will take More...

90 residents sign petition against store

A Draytonville resident doesn’t want to block a proposed Dollar Store General from his neighborhood. More...

POLICE REPORTS

Gaffney police reported the arrest of a Spartanburg man for alleged shoplifting after police responded to a call late March 2 at Walmart. More...

Sports

Back2Back

Kearse notches 17 to lead Saints to second straight conference tourney crown

Queen’s iconic “We are the Champions” blared as Saint players embraced.  It’s become a very familiar postgame ritual for the third-ranked Saints, who captured their second straight and third in four years Conference Carol More...

Top-ranked LC lax team rallies for win

The nationally top-ranked Limestone College (7-0) men’s lacrosse team rallied with three unanswered goals late in the fourth quarter to topple No. More...

Indians “Best” team in tourney

Allowing Gaffney extra cracks of the bat comes with its own set of risks.  A pair of big innings by the Indians helped break things open in Friday’s “Best Pizza In Town” baseball tournament final, the Tribe defeating crosscount More...

Letters

Humane Society says thanks

Dear Cody:   The Humane Society of Cherokee County wishes to express our thanks for the support we received at our recent fundraiser. Janet Tsiknias and her fine staff at Aegean Pizza provided a delicious and plentiful buffet for attendees. More...

Columns

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Obama’s ongoing assault on the Constitution

One of the many reasons constitutional conservatives consider President Obama a threat to the Constitution is his disdain for the separation of powers, illustrated most recently in his plan to bypass the Senate in making an arms deal with Iran.  More...

THEIR VIEW

Debacle at DHEC cannot be repeated

Gov. Nikki Haley’s botched end-run to put a friend in charge of South Carolina’s health and environmental protection agency must be used as a teachable moment.  More...

PAT BUCHANAN

Darren Wilson: Free at last!

Eric Holder’s Justice Department has completed its investigation into whether Ferguson cop Darren Wilson killed Michael Brown in cold blood for racist reasons when he shot the black teenager last August.  What did the massive six-month FBI More...

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