June 1, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Wreck injuries claim motorcyclist

A motorcycle wreck that occurred during a high-speed police chase on May 8 has claimed a second life.  Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said 29-year-old Roger Allen Kirby, of Bud Arthur Bridge Road, Cowpens, died Saturday morning at Spartan More...

School projects to start in June

Renovation work will begin in six elementary schools this June during the first phase of a $60 million school building program.  The school district will spend $450,000 on renovations at Alma, Blacksburg, Goucher, Luther Vaughan and Limestone-Ce More...

LifeStyles

Summertime and TV are heating up with new, returning shows - Free Access

LYNN ELBER AP Television Writer    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Network television, once wedded to a September-to-May schedule, saw the error of its ways as cable and online competitors demonstrated a brazen disregard for tradition.&nb More...

Summer reading program kicks off at local libraries

The Cherokee County Library summer reading program kicks off today with the theme “Every Hero Has A Story.”  More...

Congaree National Park will host annual Butterfly Count program on June 13

Have you ever noticed different kinds – sizes, colors, behaviors, habitats and more – of butterflies? Have you ever wondered what butterflies can tell us about the health of our environment? More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Moree Conley, 77, retired from Oxford

Moree Gordon Conley, 77, of 622 Boiling Springs Hwy., wife of J.V. Conley, answered the Master’s call on Friday, May 29, 2015, at Peachtree Centre, Gaffney.  More...

Frances Jackson, 100, retired from textiles

Frances Virginia Whelchel Jackson, 100, formerly of 1213 S. Johnson St., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 31, 2015, at Peachtree Centre.  Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Issac H. More...

Eugene (Gene) Putnam, U.S. Army veteran who served with Patton in Normandy

Walter Eugene (“Gene”) Putnam, 92, of Grover, N.C., died Thursday, May 28, 2015, at his home.  More...

Graduations held indoors - Free Access

Due to the threat of inclement weather this evening the decision has been made to move the graduation ceremony inside to the gymnasium for both Blacksburg High School and Gaffney High School.  More...

Concerns remain for 'Viagra for women' twice rejected by FDA - Free Access

WASHINGTON (AP) — The makers of a twice-rejected pill intended to boost libido in women will try once again this week to persuade regulators that the drug warrants approval as the first prescription treatment for low sexual desire in women.  More...

High school seniors will receive diplomas Tuesday

More than 540 Cherokee County high school seniors will close a chapter in their lives Tuesday when they participate in graduation ceremonies.  Blacksburg High will hold its graduation at 6 p.m. in T.A. More...

City council has lots to consider

City backyards now filled with cats and dogs could soon be joined by goats.  Gaffney City Council will hear a request today from Benny Dukes to keep goats at his 209 New St. More...

Local News

Gaffney JROTC receives distinguished service award

For the 13th year in a row, the Gaffney High School ROTC program has received the national distinguished unit award from the U.S. More...

Carolina Debutante Society hosts 20th presentation ball

The Carolina Debutante Society of Gaffney presented 10 young women and two young men at its 20th annual presentation ball on Saturday, May 16, 2015, at the Marriott at Renaissance Park in Spartanburg.  More...

Sports

Heading in the right direction

GHS coach pleased with defense, patchwork offense

Spring practice is only one step toward getting things back on the right track for Gaffney football following a 4- 8 campaign and the program’s second consecutive firstround playoff exit.  But if Thursday night’s spring game is any i More...

Rodgers lights up scoreboard for Wildcats

Blacksburg quarterback Jordan Rodgers had an 80-yard touchdown run on the first play in Friday's intrasquad scrimmage to end spring practice.  More...

Sports Briefs

The VFW Phillies defeated Love’s Fish Box 15-0 on Tuesday night to remain tied for first place in the Major League division. More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

Oh what I wouldn’t give for one of these golf balls

The rules of golf are the rules of golf. There’s something called the United States Golf Association which employs people who have spent countless hours compiling those rules.  More...

Election 2016, natural rights and American exceptionalism

Political reporters seem to enjoy the game of politics far more than the substance of issues. More...

ED FEULNER

Giving ‘The Last Full Measure of Devotion’

“If you can read this, thank a teacher,” begins a saying you can find on T-shirts and bumper stickers. More...

Print Edition

Click here for digital edition
2015-06-01 digital edition

Special Sections

Poll

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?